Clifton Rugby Football Club

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Clifton RFC
Clifton rfc logo.png
Full name Clifton Rugby Football Club
Union Rugby Football Union
Founded 1872; 145 years ago (1872)
Region Gloucestershire Rugby Football Union
Ground(s) Station Road, Cribbs Causeway (Capacity: 400 (seated)[1])
Chairman Wyn Tingley
President John Raine
Coach(es) Matt Salter, Ed Robinson
League(s) National League 2 South
2015–16 12th
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 Rugby 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]

Current standings[edit]

2016–17 National League 2 South Table watch · edit · discuss
Club Played Won Drawn Lost Points for Points against Points diff Try bonus Losing bonus Points
1 Bishop's Stortford 28 23 0 5 965 521 444 23 4 119
2 Old Elthamians 28 23 0 5 948 500 448 17 3 112
3 Chinnor 28 22 2 4 1037 495 542 19 1 112
4 Taunton Titans 28 18 3 7 839 665 174 17 4 99
5 Redruth 28 19 1 8 777 555 222 17 3 98
6 Cinderford 28 16 2 10 704 637 67 15 4 82[b 1]
7 Redingensians Rams 28 15 1 12 681 558 123 10 8 80
8 Clifton 28 14 0 14 634 763 -129 10 3 69
9 Canterbury 28 13 0 15 673 689 -16 10 7 69
10 Henley Hawks 28 11 1 16 691 787 -96 12 7 65
11 Bury St Edmunds 28 10 1 17 629 774 -145 10 6 58
12 Barnstaple 28 9 1 18 484 766 -282 5 7 50
13 Worthing Raiders 28 8 0 20 580 887 -307 7 8 47
14 London Irish Wild Geese 28 7 0 21 620 906 -286 12 6 46
15 Barnes 28 5 3 20 531 770 -239 11 8 45
16 Exmouth (R) 28 3 1 24 542 1062 -520 9 6 29
  • 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: 8 April 2017
Source: "National League 2 South". NCA Rugby. 
Notes
  1. ^ *Cinderford were deducted 5 points for fielding unregistered players against Canterbury on 3 September 2016.[5]


Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bristol's Clifton Rugby Club announces ambitious expansion plans | Bristol Post". bristolpost.co.uk. Retrieved 2 August 2016. 
  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. ^ "Club Discipline Season 2016-2017". NCA. Retrieved 24 September 2016. 
  6. ^ "Clifton RFC History 1970-1980". cliftonrfchistory.co.uk. Retrieved 2 August 2016. 
  7. ^ "Clifton RFC History 1980-1990". cliftonrfchistory.co.uk. Retrieved 2 August 2016. 
  8. ^ "Clifton RFC History 1990-2000". cliftonrfchistory.co.uk. Retrieved 2 August 2016. 
  9. ^ "Clifton RFC History 2000-2010". cliftonrfchistory.co.uk. Retrieved 2 August 2016. 
  10. ^ "History - Combination Cup - Winners". bristolcombination.pitchero.com. Retrieved 2 August 2016. 
  11. ^ "Clifton beat Dings to lift Combination Cup | Bristol Post". bristolpost.co.uk. Retrieved 2 August 2016. 

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