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; 143 years ago (1872)
Region Bristol
Ground(s) Station Road, Cribbs Causeway (Capacity: 400 (seated)[1])
Chairman Darren Lloyd
President John Raine
Coach(es) Matt Salter
League(s) National League 2 South
2013–14 5th
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 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]

Club honours[edit]

Current standings[edit]

2014–15 National League 2 South Table watch · edit · discuss
Club Played Won Drawn Lost Points For Points Against Points Difference Try Bonus Losing Bonus Points
1 Henley Hawks 27 23 1 3 862 485 377 16 2 112
2 Bishop's Stortford 27 17 1 9 836 552 284 19 8 97
3 Taunton Titans 27 19 0 8 751 531 220 13 6 95
4 Dorking 27 19 2 6 685 482 203 9 4 93
5 Worthing Raiders 27 16 0 11 717 548 169 16 5 85
6 Cambridge 27 16 0 11 662 556 106 14 5 83
7 Chinnor 27 15 0 12 659 598 61 9 9 78
8 Old Elthamians 27 11 1 15 650 658 -8 9 9 64
9 Redruth 27 12 1 15 535 611 -76 6 6 62
10 Cornish All Blacks 27 11 2 14 562 516 46 3 10 61
11 Canterbury 27 10 2 15 527 640 -113 9 2 55
12 Clifton 27 10 0 17 597 758 -161 9 5 54
13 Southend Saxons 27 12 0 15 582 687 -105 5 5 53[n 1]
14 Lydney 27 9 1 17 484 796 -312 3 5 46
15 Shelford 27 7 0 20 509 796 -287 7 3 33[n 2]
16 Dings Crusaders 27 3 1 23 468 872 -404 5 3 22
  • 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: 11 January 2015
Source: "National League 2 South". NCA Rugby. 
Notes
  1. ^ *Southend were deducted 5 points for playing an unregistered player against Clifton on 15 November 2014[11]
  2. ^ *Shelford were deducted 5 points for playing an unregistered player against Lydney on 6 September 2014[12]


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