Bristol Combination Cup

The Bristol Combination Cup is an annual rugby union knock-out club competition organised by the Bristol and District Rugby Football Combination – one of the five bodies that make up the Gloucestershire Rugby Football Union. It was first introduced during the 1970–71 season, with the inaugural winners being Bristol Harlequins. A plate competition was introduced during the 1985–86 season for teams knocked out of the early rounds of the Bristol Combination Cup, with St Brendans Old Boys being the inaugural winners. The plate was discontinued at the end of the 2002–03 season and has since been replaced by the Bristol Combination Vase, which is for lower ranked clubs in the region.

Bristol Combination Cup
SportRugby Union
Instituted1970; 52 years ago (1970)
Country England
HoldersWeston-super-Mare (1st title) (2018–19)
Most titlesSt Mary's Old Boys (11 titles)
WebsiteBristol & District Rugby Football Combination

The Bristol Combination Cup is currently open for clubs sides based in Bristol and the surrounding countryside (including parts of Gloucestershire and Somerset), playing in tier 4 (National League 2 South), tier 5 (National League 3 South West) and tier 6 (Tribute South West 1 West) of the English rugby union league system. The format is a knockout cup with quarter-finals, semi-finals and a final to be held at the Memorial Stadium in Bristol in April–May.[1]

Bristol Combination Cup winnersEdit

Bristol Combination Cup Finals
Season Winner Score Runners–up Venue Attendance
1970–71 Bristol Harlequins
1971–72 St. Brendans Old Boys
1972–73 Avonmouth Old Boys
1973–74 Dings Crusaders
1974–75 Old Bristolians
1975–76 St Mary's Old Boys
1976–77 Bristol Harlequins
1977–78 St Mary's Old Boys
1978–79 St Mary's Old Boys
1979–80 Old Redcliffians
1980–81 St Mary's Old Boys
1981–82 Keynsham
1982–83 Old Redcliffians
1983–84 Avonmouth Old Boys
1984–85 Old Redcliffians
1985–86 Dings Crusaders
1986–87 Avonmouth Old Boys
1987–88 Avonmouth Old Boys
1988–89 St Mary's Old Boys
1989–90 Avonmouth Old Boys
1990–91 Dings Crusaders
1991–92 Whitehall
1992–93[2] Cleve St Mary's Old Boys
1993–94 Avonmouth Old Boys
1994–95 Dings Crusaders
1995–96 Dings Crusaders
1996–97 St Mary's Old Boys
1997–98 St Mary's Old Boys
1998–99 Hornets
1999-00[3] St Mary's Old Boys Old Redcliffians
2000–01 St Mary's Old Boys
2001–02 Clevedon
2002–03 Hornets
2003–04 St Mary's Old Boys
2004–05 Keynsham
2005–06[2] Cleve St Mary's Old Boys
2006–07 St Mary's Old Boys
2007–08[2] Cleve 61–5 Clevedon Memorial Stadium, Bristol
2008–09[4] Clifton 45–21 St Mary's Old Boys Memorial Stadium, Bristol
2009–10[5] Avonmouth Old Boys 14–0 Dings Crusaders Memorial Stadium, Bristol
2010–11[6] Dings Crusaders 36–18 Weston-super-Mare Memorial Stadium, Bristol
2011–12[7] Avonmouth Old Boys 23–15 Thornbury Memorial Stadium, Bristol
2012–13[8] Old Redcliffians 35–28 Dings Crusaders Memorial Stadium, Bristol 1,500
2013–14[9] Clifton 21–16 Dings Crusaders Memorial Stadium, Bristol
2014–15[10] Dings Crusaders Cleve Memorial Stadium, Bristol
2015–16[11] Clifton 48–10 Cleve Memorial Stadium, Bristol
2016–17[12] Clifton 30–7 Old Redcliffians Memorial Stadium, Bristol 554
2017–18 Clifton 28–26 Cleve Shaftesbury Park, Bristol 666
2018–19[13] Weston-super-Mare 49–27 Thornbury Shaftesbury Park, Bristol

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Bristol Combination Plate winnersEdit

Bristol Combination Plate Finals
Season Winner Score Runners–up Venue Attendance
1985–86 St Brendans Old Boys
1986–87 Aretians
1987–88 Bristol Harlequins
1988–89 Frampton Cotterell
1989–90 Old Redcliffians
1990–91 Bristol Harlequins
1991–92 Avonmouth Old Boys
1992–93 Avonmouth Old Boys
1993–94 Thornbury
1994–95 Ashley Down Old Boys
1995–96 Southmead
1996–97 Bristol Saracens
1997–98 Chipping Sodbury
1998–99 Ashley Down Old Boys
1999-00 Gordano
2000–01 Frampton Cotterell
2001–02 Avonmouth Old Boys
2002–03 Aretians

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Number of winsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bristol Combination Wadworth 6X Cup 16 -17". Bristol & District Rugby Football Combination (Pitchero). Retrieved 17 May 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "Cleve hoping for grand finale". Clifton RFC (Pitchero). 5 May 2015.
  3. ^ "Honours (Senior Combination Cup)". Old Redliffians RFC (Pitchero). Retrieved 17 May 2017.
  4. ^ "Bristol & District Rugby Football Combination Cup Final". Clifton RFC (Pitchero). Retrieved 17 May 2017.
  5. ^ "Avonmouth Old Boys RFC Vs Thornbury RFC". Avonmouth Old Boys RFC (Pitchero). Retrieved 17 May 2017.
  6. ^ "Dings Crusaders see off Weston in Combination Cup final". Bristol Post. 5 May 2011. Archived from the original on 23 September 2015. Retrieved 13 December 2015.
  7. ^ "Bristol Combination Cup 2012–13". Avonmouth Old Boys RFC (Pitchero). Retrieved 17 May 2017.
  8. ^ "Old Redcliffians 35 28 Dings Crusaders". Old Redcliffians RFC (Pitchero). 2 May 2013.
  9. ^ "Clifton Rugby win Bristol Combination Cup Final". Clifton RFC (Pitchero). 8 May 2014.
  10. ^ "RUGBY: Dings' season ends on a high with Combination Cup win". Bristol Post. 14 May 2015. Archived from the original on 22 December 2015. Retrieved 17 May 2017.
  11. ^ "Clifton rugby at MEMORIAL STADIUM tonight !!". Rugby Network. 10 May 2016.
  12. ^ "The Bristol Combination Cup final finished Old Reds 7 Clifton Rugby 30". Clifton RFC (Pitchero). 2 May 2017.
  13. ^ "Thornbury 27 - 49 Weston". Weston-super-Mare RFC (Pitchero). 25 April 2019.
  14. ^ a b c d "WADWORTH 6X COMBINATION CUP COMPETITIONS" (PDF). Bristol & District Rugby Football Combination (Pitchero). Retrieved 17 May 2017.

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