Bishop's Stortford RFC

Bishop's Stortford is an English rugby union team based in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire. The club runs five senior men's sides, a ladies' team, O2 Touch rugby section and the full range of mini and junior teams, from under-6's to under-18's.[1] The first XV were promoted to the third tier of the English rugby union system, National League 1 for the first time in season 2017–18.

Bishop's Stortford
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Full nameBishop's Stortford Rugby Football Club
UnionHertfordshire RFU
Founded1920; 101 years ago (1920)
LocationBishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, England
Ground(s)Silver Leys (Capacity: 1,600)
ChairmanColin Tilley
PresidentPerry Oliver
Coach(es)Andy Long
Captain(s)Sam Winter
League(s)National League 1
2019–2011th
Team kit
Official website
www.pitchero.com/clubs/bishopsstortfordrfc/

HistoryEdit

Bishop's Stortford Rugby Football Club was formed in 1920 and has played at its current location at Silver Leys since 1928. When the league system was introduced in 1987 the club was placed in the London 3 tier and won promotion to London 2 North. However, it took fifteen attempts to win promotion to London 1 in 2003. The club earned promotion to National League 2 South in April 2013.[1] Four years later they gained another promotion winning the National League 2 South on 22 April 2017 after beating Exmouth 60–7 away, and reaching the highest level in the club's history.[2] On 30 April 2017 the club recorded its record attendance, with 1,664 for the final league match of the season.[3]

Honours & club recordsEdit

1st team:

2nd team (Blues):

Colts

  • Hertfordshire Colts Cup winners (12): 1991, 1992, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2014
  • National Colts Cup winners (2): 2006, 2013
  • National Colts Plate winners: 2011

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Club records

Current standingsEdit

2019–20 National League 1 Table watch · edit · discuss
Played Won Drawn Lost Points for Points against Points diff Try bonus Losing bonus Points
1 Richmond (C) 25 20 0 5 741 347 394 12 5 97
2 Rosslyn Park 25 18 1 6 728 472 256 12 4 90
3 Rams 25 19 0 6 680 521 159 16 2 89[a]
4 Chinnor 25 16 2 7 631 502 129 13 4 85
5 Blackheath 25 16 1 8 621 511 110 12 4 82
6 Plymouth Albion 25 13 2 10 698 617 81 14 5 75
7 Darlington Mowden Park 25 13 1 11 796 517 279 14 6 74
8 Old Elthamians 25 13 1 11 574 501 73 10 4 68
9 Cambridge 25 12 2 11 571 560 11 11 4 67
10 Cinderford 23 13 0 10 526 452 74 7 6 65
11 Sale FC 25 12 0 13 621 602 19 10 6 64
12 Bishop's Stortford 24 9 2 13 599 595 4 12 9 61
13 Birmingham Moseley 25 8 0 17 505 649 −144 4 8 44
14 Rotherham Titans (R) 25 6 1 18 490 727 −237 7 7 40
15 Canterbury (R) 25 2 0 23 357 824 −467 2 6 16
16 Hull Ionians (R) 24 1 1 22 330 1071 -741 3 2 11
  • 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. Pink background are relegation places.
Updated: 14 March 2020
Source: "National League 1". NCA Rugby.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Rams deducted 5 points due to an issue with their Payment of Players declaration during the 2018–19 National League 2 South season.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Club website history page
  2. ^ "Bishop's Stortford Rugby Club are promoted after Exmouth victory". Hertfordshire Mercury. 22 April 2017.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ a b "Bishop's Stortford First XV 28 Barnes 21". Bishop's Stortford RFC (Pitchero). 29 April 2017.
  4. ^ "RAMS DEDUCTED 5 POINTS". Rams RFC (Pitchero). 26 February 2020. Retrieved 27 February 2020.

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