Tribute Somerset Premier

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Tribute Somerset Premier
Current season or competition:
2018–19 Somerset Premier
SportRugby union
Instituted2000; 18 years ago (2000)
Number of teams14
CountryEngland
HoldersGordano (3rd title) (2017–18 promoted to Tribute Western Counties North)
Most titlesGordano (3 titles)
Websiteenglandrugby.com

Tribute Somerset Premier is an English rugby union league which sits at the eighth level of league rugby union in England involving teams based in the county of Somerset as well as some teams based in Bristol. The league champions are automatically promoted to Tribute Western Counties North while the runners up play the runners up of Gloucester Premier for their place. Relegated teams drop into Somerset 1. Only 1st XV sides can be promoted into Tribute Western Counties North, although any side can fall to Somerset 1. Each season a 1st XV side from Tribute Somerset Premier is picked to take part in the RFU Senior Vase - a national competition for clubs at level 8.

There are five divisions below this league - Somerset 1, Somerset 2 North, Somerset 2 South, Somerset 3 North and Somerset 3 South. These leagues mostly consist of 2nd, 3rd and 4th teams of clubs whose 1st XV plays at a higher level.

Teams 2018–19[edit]

Teams 2017–18[edit]

2016-17[edit]

Participating teams[edit]

1st XV teams participating in Somerset Regional Leagues[edit]

Somerset 1[edit]

  • Bristol Barbarians
  • Castle Cary
  • Imperial
  • Minehead Barbarians (relegated from Somerset Premier)
  • Old Sulians
  • Wyvern

Somerset 2 North[edit]

  • Bath Old Edwardians (promoted from Somerset 3 North)
  • Cheddar Valley (transferred from Somerset 2 South)
  • Old Culverhaysians

Somerset 2 South[edit]

  • Martock
  • Morganians
  • Somerton

Somerset 3 North[edit]

  • Avon II
  • Barton Hill II
  • Bristol Telephone Area
  • Imperial II
  • Keynsham IV
  • Nailsea & Backwell II
  • Old Bristolians III
  • Oldfield Old Boys III

Somerset 3 South[edit]

  • Wincanton

2015–16[edit]

The 2015–16 Tribute Somerset Premier consists of fourteen teams from Somerset and south-west Bristol. The season began on the 5 September 2015 and ended on the 30 April 2016.

Participating teams and location[edit]

Eleven of the fourteen teams participated in last season's competition. The 2014–15 champions Gordano were promoted to Tribute Western Counties North while Bristol Imperial and Clevedon II were relegated to Somerset 1.

Team Ground Capacity Town/Village Previous season
Chew Valley II Chew Lane Chew Magna, Somerset Promoted from Somerset 1 (runners up)
Hornets II Hutton Moor Park Weston-super-Mare, Somerset Promoted from Somerset 1 (champions)
Minehead Barbarians The Tom Stewart Field Minehead, Somerset 8th
Nailsea & Backwell West End Park Nailsea, Somerset 9th
Oldfield Old Boys Shaft Road Bath, Somerset 10th
Old Redcliffians II Scotland Lane Brislington, Bristol 6th
St Bernadettes Old Boys Whitchurch Sports Ground Whitchurch, Bristol 12th
Stothert & Pitt Adams Field Bath, Somerset Relegated from Tribute Western Counties North (14th)
Taunton II Hyde Park 2,000 Taunton, Somerset 11th
Tor Brian Harbinson Memorial Park Glastonbury, Somerset 4th
Weston-super-Mare II Recreation Ground 2,000 Weston-super-Mare, Somerset 3rd
Winscombe Winscombe Recreation Ground 1,200 Winscombe, Somerset 2nd (lost promotion playoff)
Wiveliscombe Recreational Ground Wiveliscombe, Somerset 7th
Yatton Off North End Yatton, Somerset 5th

1st XV teams participating in Somerset Regional Leagues[edit]

Somerset 1[edit]

  • Bristol Barbarians
  • Castle Cray
  • Crewkerne
  • Imperial
  • Old Sulians
  • Wyvern

Somerset 2 North[edit]

  • Old Culverhaysians

Somerset 2 South[edit]

  • Cheddar Valley
  • Martock
  • Morganians
  • Somerton

Somerset 3 North[edit]

  • Bath Old Edwardians

Participating Clubs 2014/15[edit]

Participating Clubs 2013/14[edit]

Participating Clubs 2012/13[edit]

Participating Teams 2010/11[edit]

  • Avon
  • Chard
  • Chew Valley
  • Gordano
  • Imperial
  • Midsomer Norton
  • Minehead Barbarians
  • St Bernadettes
  • Stothert & Pitt
  • Taunton II
  • Tor
  • Wells
  • Weston Hornets
  • Winscombe

Standings 2009/10[edit]

  • 1 Bristol Harlequins 40
  • 2 Chard 34
  • 3 Taunton II 33
  • 4 Avon 33
  • 5 Wells 32
  • 6 Stothert & Pitt 18
  • 7 Tor 18
  • 8 Midsomer Norton 18
  • 9 Chew Valley 16
  • 10 St Bernadettes 9
  • 11 Winscombe 8
  • 12 Old Sulians 3

Standings 2008/09[edit]

  • 1 Burnham on Sea 35
  • 2 North Petherton 34
  • 3 Tor 30
  • 4 Bristol Harlequins 28
  • 5 Stothert & Pitt 26
  • 6 Chew Valley 20
  • 7 Chard 19
  • 8 Midsomer Norton 18
  • 9 Winscombe 18
  • 10 Wells 17
  • 11 Avon 15
  • 12 Old Sulians 4

Standings 2007/08[edit]

  • 1 Keynsham 40
  • 2 Chew Valley 32
  • 3 Winscombe 28
  • 4 Wells 26
  • 5 Midsomer Norton 26
  • 6 Avon 22
  • 7 Old Sulians 20
  • 8 Stothert & Pitt 20
  • 9 Chard 18
  • 10 Tor 16
  • 11 Gordano 8
  • 12 St Bernadettes 6

Tribute Somerset Premier Honours[edit]

Tribute Somerset Premier Honours
Season No of Teams Champions Runners–up Relegated Teams League Name
2000-01[1] 12 Walcot Gordano Combe Down Somerset Premier
2001-02[2] 12 Bristol Harlequins Yatton Wells Somerset Premier
2002-03[3] 12 Gordano Midsomer Norton Old Culverhaysians, Minehead Barbarians Somerset Premier
2003-04[4] 12 Oldfield Old Boys Nailsea & Backwell North Petherton Somerset Premier
2004-05[5] 12 Old Redcliffians Tor Wiveliscombe, Gordano Somerset Premier
2005-06[6] 12 Minehead Barbarians Tor Old Culverhaysians, Winscombe Somerset Premier
2006-07[7] 12 Old Redcliffians Midsomer Norton Combe Down, Nailsea & Backwell Somerset Premier
2007-08[8] 12 Keynsham Chew Valley St Bernadettes Old Boys, Gordano Tribute Somerset Premier
2008-09[9] 12 Burnham-on-Sea North Petherton Old Sulians, Avon, Wells Tribute Somerset Premier
2009-10[10] 12 Bristol Harlequins Chard Old Sulians Tribute Somerset Premier
2010-11[11] 14 Hornets Chard St Bernadettes Old Boys Tribute Somerset Premier
2011-12[12] 13 Avon Wells No relegation Tribute Somerset Premier
2012-13[13] 14 Chew Valley Midsomer Norton Imperial Tribute Somerset Premier
2013-14[14] 14 Stothert & Pitt Tor Bristol Barbarians, Keynsham II Tribute Somerset Premier
2014-15[15] 14 Gordano Winscombe Imperial, Clevedon II Tribute Somerset Premier
2015-16[16] 14 Yatton Winscombe Minehead Barbarians, Chew Valley II Tribute Somerset Premier
2016-17[17] 14 Winscombe Oldfield Old Boys Bristol Harlequins, Crewkerne Tribute Somerset Premier
2017-18[18] 13 Gordano Wiveliscombe Bridgwater & Albion II, Tor, Stothert & Pitt (poss) Tribute Somerset Premier
2018-19 14
Green backgrounds are promotion places.

Promotion play-offs[edit]

Since the 2000–01 season there has been a play-off between the runners-up of the Gloucester Premier and Tribute Somerset Premier for the third and final promotion place to Tribute Western Counties North. The team with the superior league record has home advantage in the tie. At the end of the 2017–18 season Gloucester Premier teams have been the most successful with twelve wins to the Tribute Somerset Premier teams six; and the home team has won promotion on twelve occasions compared to the away teams six.

Gloucester Premier v Tribute Somerset Premier promotion play-off results
Season Home team Score Away team Venue Attendance
2000–01[19] Gordano (S) 19-21 Old Centralians (G) Caswell Lane, Portbury, Somerset
2001–02[20] Yatton (S) 32-0 Drybrook (G) The Park, Yatton, Somerset
2002–03[21] Barton Hill (G) 36-0 Midsomer Norton (S) Duncombe Lane, Speedwell, Bristol
2003–04[22] Nailsea & Backwell (S)[a 1] Chosen Hill Former Pupils (G) West End Park, Nailsea, Somerset
2004–05[23] Tor (S) 25-26 Avonmouth Old Boys (G) Brian Harbinson Memorial Park, Glastonbury, Somerset
2005–06[24] Barton Hill (G) 20-0 Tor (S) Duncombe Lane, Speedwell, Bristol
2006–07[25] Midsomer Norton (S) 10-31 Widden Old Boys (G) Norton Down Playing Fields, Midsomer Norton, Somerset
2007–08[26] North Bristol (G) 29-17 Chew Valley (S) Oaklands, Almondsbury, Gloucestershire
2008–09[27] Southmead (G) 20-14 North Petherton (S) Greenway Centre, Southmead, Bristol
2009–10[28] Cirencester (G) 35-17 Chard (S) The Whiteway, Cirencester, Gloucestershire
2010–11[29] Chard (S) 32-12 Old Richians (G) Essex Close, Chard, Somerset
2011–12[30] Wells (S) 18-10 Drybrook (G) Charter Way, Wells, Somerset
2012–13[31] Midsomer Norton (S) 28-12 Frampton Cotterell (G) Norton Down Playing Fields, Midsomer Norton, Somerset
2013–14[32] Bristol Saracens (G) 19-8 Tor (S) Bakewell Memorial Ground, Henbury, Bristol
2014–15[33] Winscombe (S) 13-21 Whitehall (G) Winscombe Recreation Ground, Winscombe, Somerset
2015–16[34] Winscombe (S) 21-22 Cirencester (G) Winscombe Recreation Ground, Winscombe, Somerset
2016–17[35] Oldfield Old Boys (S) 9-6 St Mary's Old Boys (G) Shaft Road, Monkton Combe, Somerset 1,000
2017–18[36] Wiveliscombe (S) 12-15 Barton Hill (G) Recreational Ground, Wiveliscombe, Somerset
2018–19
Green background is the promoted team. G = Gloucester Premier and S = Somerset Premier

Number of league titles[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The result of the 2003-04 playoff between Nailsea & Backwell and Chosen Hill Former Pupils is unknown due to all the south-west promotion playoff games from this season missing from the RFU website. However, as Nailsea & Backwell were in the higher division the next season (and Chosen Hill Former Pupils were not) it is assumed they won the playoff game. Nailsea & Backwell would also have hosted the game as they had a better points record in their league than Chosen Hill Former Pupils did in theirs.

See also[edit]

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