Blaydon RFC

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Blaydon
Blaydon rfc logo.png
Full name Blaydon Rugby Football Club
Founded 1888; 129 years ago (1888)
Location Hexham Road, Swalwell, Tyne and Wear NE16 3BN
Ground(s) Crow Trees (Capacity: 2,000 (400 seated))
Chairman Jim Knight
Coach(es) Micky Ward
League(s) National League 1
2015–16 11th
Team kit
Official website
www.blaydonrfc.co.uk

Blaydon RFC is an English semi-professional rugby union team. The first team currently play in the third tier of the English rugby union system (National League 1), since they won the National Division Three North in 2006–07. Their home ground is at Crow Trees, Swalwell, Tyne and Wear.

Club honours[edit]

Current standings[edit]

2016–17 National League 1 Table watch · edit · discuss
Played Won Drawn Lost Points for Points against Points diff Try bonus Losing bonus Points
P Hartpury College (C) 26 26 0 0 1248 458 790 24 0 128
2 Plymouth Albion 26 20 0 6 751 469 282 15 5 100
3 Ampthill 26 19 0 7 728 515 213 14 2 92
4 Birmingham Moseley 26 18 0 8 727 590 137 13 3 88
5 Rosslyn Park 26 16 1 9 766 549 217 11 5 82
6 Coventry 26 16 1 9 802 660 142 13 2 81
7 Blackheath 26 14 1 11 626 577 49 13 3 74
8 Darlington Mowden Park 26 12 1 13 554 642 −88 7 5 62
9 Loughborough Students 26 10 1 15 794 829 −35 14 6 62
10 Old Albanian 26 11 0 15 658 766 −108 12 5 61
11 Esher 26 9 0 17 681 748 −67 12 6 54
12 Cambridge 26 8 1 17 686 845 −159 16 4 54
13 Fylde 26 9 0 17 620 885 −265 14 3 53
14 Blaydon 26 6 2 18 518 877 −359 8 5 41
15 Hull Ionians 26 6 1 19 531 830 −299 6 7 39
16 Macclesfield 26 3 1 22 518 968 −450 8 4 26
  • Points system: 4 points for a win; 2 points for a draw; 1 point if a team loses by seven points or less (losing bonus); 1 point if the team scores four or more tries in a match (try bonus)
  • If teams are level at any stage, tiebreakers are applied in the following order:
  1. Number of matches won
  2. Difference between points for and against
  3. Total number of points for
  4. Aggregate number of points scored in matches between tied teams
  5. Number of matches won excluding the first match, then the second and so on until the tie is settled
Green background is the promotion place. Pink background are relegation places.
Updated: 25 March 2017
Source: "National League 1". NCA Rugby. 


First team[edit]

The Blaydon first team are presently the second highest placed league team in the North East (behind Premiership side, Newcastle Falcons). Due to Blaydon's close proximitey to the Falcons, increasingly this season, many of the Falcon's promising academy players have been given invaluable experience at Blaydon. The first team squad is formed entirely by semi-professional players.

Youth rugby[edit]

Blaydon run various youth teams, ranging from under-7 to under-19.

Best results[edit]

  • Under-19 (2008): National semi-final [v Harrogate, 16 March, Crow Trees]
  • Under-17 (2009–10): National Plate semi-final [v Sheffield, 23 March, Crow Trees]
  • Under-17 (2013–14): National Shield winners (v Dartfordians, 4 May, AJ Bell Stadium)

International players[edit]

References[edit]

Coordinates: 54°57′14.48″N 1°41′33.01″W / 54.9540222°N 1.6925028°W / 54.9540222; -1.6925028