Chinnor R.F.C.

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Chinnor
Chinnor rfc logo.png
Full name Chinnor Rugby Football Club
Union RFU
Nickname(s) The Villagers
Founded 1962; 55 years ago (1962)
Region Oxfordshire Rugby Football Union
Ground(s) Kingsey Road, Thame (Capacity: 2,000)
Chairman Doug Humphries
President John Ashfield
Captain(s) Ian Stock
League(s) National League 2 South
2016–17 3rd
Team kit
Official website
www.chinnor-rfc.com

Chinnor Rugby Football Club is an English rugby union club based in Thame, Oxfordshire. They currently play in the fourth tier of the English league system, National League 2 South. The club regularly runs five senior teams as well as a full youth setup from age 5 upwards. Chinnor's youth setup is widely thought of as one of the best in the country having produced top Premiership players such as Tom Varndell (Leicester Tigers), Tom Johnson (Exeter Chiefs), Dave Seymour (Saracens), Paul Volley (Harlequins) and Sam Jones (Wasps). Chinnor became the first club in Oxfordshire or Buckinghamshire to establish an under-19 academy.

History[edit]

Chinnor RFC was formed in 1962 and played their first game the following year. The 1970s saw the club expand to include junior and youth teams and in 1976 the club won the Oxfordshire Cup. When the English league system started the club was placed in Bucks and Oxon Division 1 and have progressed through the Southern Counties section to gained promotion to the National Leagues in 2006; the youngest club to do so.[1] The club gained a further promotion from National League 3 South West in 2012.

During the 2016–17 National League 2 South season, the club achieved a record attendance at Kingsey Road of 1,580 during a top of the table clash against Bishop's Stortford, a game Chinnor won 27–25.[2]

Honours[edit]

1st team:

2nd team:

3rd team:

Current standings[edit]

2017–18 National League 2 South Table watch · edit · discuss
Played Won Drawn Lost Points for Points against Points diff Try bonus Losing bonus Points
1 Taunton Titans 7 7 0 0 324 112 212 6 0 34
2 Chinnor 7 6 1 0 242 136 106 6 0 32
3 Cinderford 7 6 0 1 301 154 147 6 0 30
4 Canterbury 7 6 0 1 209 148 61 4 0 28
5 Redingensians Rams 7 4 0 3 252 190 62 5 2 23
6 Redruth 7 4 0 3 171 134 37 2 2 20
7 Bury St Edmunds 7 4 0 3 181 171 10 2 2 20
8 Barnstaple 7 3 0 4 179 222 -43 4 1 17
9 Clifton 7 3 1 3 172 215 -43 3 0 17
10 Henley Hawks 7 3 1 3 174 237 -63 2 1 17
11 Tonbridge Juddians 7 3 0 4 188 189 -1 3 1 16
12 London Irish Wild Geese 7 2 0 5 213 244 -31 4 1 13
13 Worthing Raiders 7 2 0 5 162 252 -90 3 2 13
14 Broadstreet 7 1 0 6 165 265 -100 2 2 8
15 Old Redcliffians 7 0 1 6 132 291 -159 1 0 3
16 Wimbledon 7 0 0 7 120 225 -105 1 1 2
  • 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. Blue background is the play-off place. Pink background are relegation places.
Updated: 14 October 2017
Source: "National League 2 South". NCA Rugby. 


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