Weston-super-Mare RFC

Weston-super-Mare Rugby Football Club is an English rugby union team based in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset. The club runs five senior teams, including a colts and veterans side and the full range of junior teams [1] The first XV play in South West Premier, a level five league in the English rugby union system, following their promotion from Tribute South West 1 West in 2017.

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Full nameWeston-super-Mare Rugby Football Club
UnionSomerset RFU
Founded1875; 146 years ago (1875)
LocationWeston-super-Mare, Somerset, England
Ground(s)Recreation Ground, Drove Road (Capacity: 6,000)
ChairmanBarry Sparks
PresidentJohn Brentnall
Coach(es)Glenn Dickson, Darren Crompton, Rich Hynes, Dave Bird, Rich Bignell
Captain(s)Sam Coles
Most capsChris brown (431)
Top scorerRobbie Hazzard
League(s)South West Premier
2019–20Runners up (not promoted)
Official website
www.westonrugby.co.uk

The second XV (United) play in the Tribute Somerset Premier and the third XV (Athletic) play in Tribute Somerset 2 North.[2][3]

HistoryEdit

The club was formed in 1875 and played their early games on what is now a supermarket car park before moving to their present ground at Drove Road in 1880. The Great Depression saw people from Wales arriving in the town, played rugby for Weston and became one of the top clubs in the country at that time. Recently they have had a resurgence in player attendance, overall improvement in facilities and a thriving social scene which has equated to success on the field. They are the most successful club in town by way of League and Somerset cup success over their 141-year history.

HonoursEdit

1st team:

[4]

2nd team:

3rd team:

4th team:

International playersEdit

Eight former players have gone on to win international caps.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Club website home page
  2. ^ "Tribute Somerset Premier 2016-2017". English Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 2 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Tribute Somerset 2 North 2016-2017". English Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 2 June 2017.
  4. ^ Club website - senior honours
  5. ^ Club website - Honours: International honours

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