Sutton & Epsom RFC

Sutton & Epsom Rugby Football Club is a rugby union club based in Rugby Lane, Cheam, London, having been formed in 1881. The club first played against Saracens in the 1883–84 season as one of their very early opponents and in 1901 beat Stade Francais on their home ground. They currently play in National League 2 South, at the fourth tier of the English rugby union system, following their promotion as champions of London & South East Premier at the end of the 2018–19 season.

Sutton and Epsom RFC
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Full nameSutton and Epsom Rugby Union Football Club
UnionSurrey RFU
Emblem(s)Penny Farthing
Founded1881; 140 years ago (1881)
LocationEpsom, Cheam, Sutton, London, England
Ground(s)Rugby Lane, Priest Hill
ChairmanEngland Mark Felstead
Director of RugbyEngland Andrew Spooner
Coach(es)Canada Mike Schmid, England Paul Hodgson, England Nick Harris
League(s)London & South East Premier
2021–22TBC
Team kit
Official website
www.suttonrugby.co.uk

OverviewEdit

The club has a total of twenty-five teams with 1,200 current and former playing members, plus 1,800 social members who are usually members of their families. There are currently seven adult teams for men headed by a first XV and the club was one of the first to form an adult ladies rugby squad.[1] The club has both mini and junior rugby sections and run 60 children strong development groups for those at under 5 and under 6. The Rugby Football Union national guidelines for children of these ages were based upon this approach and that of Ealing RFC.[2] The club run similar sized age groups for both boys and girls at each of the under-7 to under-12 age groups, at each of which they play to a nationally recognised and tailored game format.

The club has nine senior sides:

1. First XV

2. Swallows

3. Swifts

4. Extra Bs

5. Development

6. Vets

7. Under 21's

8. Colts

9. Ladies

The LadiesEdit

Sutton and Epsom RFC Ladies team has been available for all women for ten years now, accessible for anyone over the age of 18 who wish to pursue the game of rugby. The Sutton And Epsom squad have recently been promoted into the RFUW NC South East South 2 division. Through continuous support and commitment as well as new players, Sutton and Epsom Ladies have managed to make a season of being recently promoted to a close 3rd position in the 2009–10 season. Not only are the ladies succeeding on the rugby field but also socially; with charity events and individual donations Sutton and Epsom Ladies managed to raise £1396.10 for Breast Cancer appeal. With intent this season to improve on last years donations, starting off with the 5K run on 5 September 2010 at Hyde Park and plans to complete the Palace to Palace ride on 26 September 2010.

HonoursEdit

Current standingsEdit

2019–20 National League 2 South Table watch · edit · discuss
Played Won Drawn Lost Points for Points against Points diff Try bonus Losing bonus Points
1 Taunton Titans (C) 25 20 0 5 815 521 294 17 4 101
2 Tonbridge Juddians (P) 25 21 0 4 810 366 444 13 1 98
3 Redruth 25 20 1 4 620 375 245 11 3 96
4 Henley Hawks 25 19 1 5 761 424 337 15 2 95
5 Clifton 25 16 0 9 703 552 151 15 4 83
6 Bury St Edmunds 24 15 0 9 660 489 171 12 6 78
7 Leicester Lions 24 16 0 8 520 374 146 7 5 76
8 Esher 24 13 1 10 609 530 79 11 5 70
9 Worthing Raiders 24 11 0 13 582 726 −144 12 4 60
10 Old Albanian 25 9 0 16 585 567 18 11 10 57
11 Dings Crusaders 24 9 0 15 548 647 −99 11 5 52
12 Barnes 25 8 0 17 533 719 −186 9 5 46
13 Westcliff 25 6 1 18 446 735 −289 5 8 39
14 Sutton & Epsom (R) 24 4 1 19 395 831 −436 5 3 26
15 Old Redcliffians (R) 23 3 2 18 329 648 −319 3 4 23
16 Bournemouth (R) 25 2 1 22 441 852 −411 2 6 18
  • 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: 14 March 2020
Source: "National League 2 South". NCA Rugby.
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London & South East Premier Participating teamsEdit

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