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; 144 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
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]

2015–16 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 Cambridge (C) 30 25 2 3 1029 532 497 25 1 130
2 Old Albanian (P) 30 25 1 4 1040 468 572 23 3 128
3 Bishop's Stortford 30 22 1 7 912 436 476 21 5 116
4 Redruth 30 22 1 7 752 547 205 16 4 110
5 Taunton Titans 30 20 1 9 896 611 285 16 5 103
6 Chinnor 30 13 0 17 802 748 54 13 8 73
7 Bury St Edmunds 30 13 0 17 735 753 –18 12 7 71
8 Redingensians Rams 30 13 1 16 670 746 –76 12 5 71
9 Old Elthamians 30 13 2 15 669 770 –101 8 6 70
10 Canterbury 30 13 0 17 700 871 –171 12 6 70
11 Worthing Raiders 30 13 1 16 636 684 –48 10 5 69
12 Clifton 30 11 2 17 732 749 –17 12 6 66
13 Barnes 30 10 4 16 677 827 –150 15 3 66
14 Dorking (R) 30 10 0 20 598 822 –224 9 7 56
15 Southend Saxons (R) 30 7 3 20 574 845 –271 8 4 46
16 Launceston (R) 30 0 1 29 290 1303 –1013 2 6 5[b 1]
  • 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: 30 April 2016
Source: "National League 2 South". NCA Rugby. 
Notes
  1. ^ *Launceston were deducted 5 points for playing an unregistered player against Bury St Edmunds on 19 March 2016.[5]


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