Clifton Rugby Football Club

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Clifton RFC
Clifton rfc logo.png
Full nameClifton Rugby Football Club
UnionGloucestershire RFU
Founded1872; 147 years ago (1872)
LocationCribbs Causeway, Patchway, Bristol, England
Ground(s)Station Road (Capacity: 2,500 (400 seats)[1])
ChairmanWyn Tingley
PresidentJohn Raine
Coach(es)Matt Salter
League(s)National League 2 South
2017–1811th
Team kit
Official website
www.cliftonrugby.co.uk
The first ever photograph of a Clifton RFC team (1873).
The Clifton RFC team for the 1874–75 season

Clifton Rugby Football Club is an English rugby union club founded in Clifton, Bristol. Over the years the club's home games have been played in a variety of locations in northern Bristol, though never in Clifton itself; since 1976 they have been based at the southern end of Cribbs Causeway. Clifton play in the fourth tier of the English rugby union league system; National League 2 South.

History[edit]

Clifton is Bristol's oldest club, and one of the oldest in the world.[2] Clifton Rugby Club was formed on 27 September 1872 at the Kings Arms on Blackboy Hill in Clifton, Bristol. The pub still stands, although it was rebuilt in 1902, and refurbished in the late 1990s. Clifton is the 32nd oldest club in the United Kingdom, the 21st oldest in England, the 2nd oldest in the South West (Bath Rugby older by seven years) and the oldest in Bristol.[3] In 1909 a combined Bristol and Clifton RFC team, captained by Percy Down, lost to Australia 11–3.

Clifton's Cribbs Causeway ground also hosted the Bristol Packers American football team in the late 1980s and early 1990s.[4]

Honours[edit]

[5][6][7][8][9][10]

Current standings[edit]

2018–19 National League 2 South Table watch · edit · discuss
Played Won Drawn Lost Points for Points against Points diff Try bonus Losing bonus Points
1 Rams 23 21 0 2 821 349 472 19 1 104
2 Canterbury 23 18 0 5 679 429 250 16 4 92
3 Tonbridge Juddians 23 18 1 4 645 441 204 10 1 85
4 Taunton Titans 22 16 0 6 742 506 236 16 4 84
5 Henley Hawks 22 17 0 5 571 436 135 12 3 83
6 Bury St Edmunds 23 9 2 12 545 543 2 10 4 54
7 Redruth 23 10 1 12 502 575 -73 7 4 53
8 Clifton 22 9 0 13 522 608 -86 10 6 52
9 Old Albanian 22 9 1 12 539 512 27 7 5 50
10 Worthing Raiders 23 8 2 13 604 675 -71 10 2 48
11 Dings Crusaders 22 9 0 13 417 428 -11 5 6 47
12 Old Redcliffians 23 8 0 15 545 662 -117 9 5 46
13 Barnes 23 8 1 14 474 567 -93 4 7 45
14 London Irish Wild Geese 23 6 0 17 398 769 -371 6 2 32
15 Birmingham & Solihull 22 7 0 15 441 563 -122 3 4 30[b 1]
16 Guernsey 23 4 0 19 395 777 -382 6 6 28
  • 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: 16 February 2019
Source: "National League 2 South". NCA Rugby.
Notes
  1. ^ *Birmingham & Solihull were deducted 5 points as a result of fielding an ineligible player from the previous season in Midlands Premier which carried over into the 2018-19 season.[11]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bristol's Clifton Rugby Club announces ambitious expansion plans". South West Business. 28 April 2014.
  2. ^ "Clifton Rugby Club – Information at club website". cliftonrugby.co.uk. Retrieved 2 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Clifton Rugby Football Club History". cliftonrfchistory.co.uk. Retrieved 2 August 2016.
  4. ^ "Bristol Packers". Britball Now. Retrieved 17 October 2015.
  5. ^ "Clifton RFC History 1970-1980". cliftonrfchistory.co.uk. Retrieved 2 August 2016.
  6. ^ "Clifton RFC History 1980-1990". cliftonrfchistory.co.uk. Retrieved 2 August 2016.
  7. ^ "Clifton RFC History 1990-2000". cliftonrfchistory.co.uk. Retrieved 2 August 2016.
  8. ^ "Clifton RFC History 2000-2010". cliftonrfchistory.co.uk. Retrieved 2 August 2016.
  9. ^ "Clifton beat Dings to lift Combination Cup | Bristol Post". bristolpost.co.uk. Retrieved 2 August 2016.
  10. ^ "History - Combination Cup - Winners". bristolcombination.pitchero.com. Retrieved 2 August 2016.
  11. ^ "All roads lead south for the Bees next season". Birmingham & Solihull RFC. Retrieved 1 September 2018.

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