The next Somerset game is Somerset Develeopment XV v Torbay Combination on 24/04/2015 at Wellington RFC KO 7.45
|09/05/2015||Somerset RFU 1st XV||v||Devon RFU 1st XV||Taunton ko: 2.30pm|
|16/05/2015||Surrey RFU 1st XV||v||Somerset RFU 1st XV||London Irish RFC, Sunbury, 2.30pm|
||Cornwall RFU Ladies XV||v||Somerset RFU Ladies XV||Newquay Hornets RFC KO 2.30
|23/05/2015||North Midlands RFU 1st XV||v||Somerset RFU 1st XV||Stourbridge RFC KO 2.30|
Vacancy - County Honorary Treasurer
Somerset CRFU Ltd seeks suitably qualified applicants for the post of County Honorary Treasurer, effective from this year’s AGM in July (2015).
For further details see our vacancies page
A late converted penalty try gave Midsomer Norton victory in the Somerset Vase final at Weston-super-Mare in a hard fought match against Bristol Harlequins watched by around 200 vocal supporters.
Sunday, April 12th 2015 Sunday 12th of April saw a day of County Cup Finals at at Weston-super-Mare RFC for the 14, 15, 16 & 18 years age groups. All of the matches were played in the right sprit and contained everything that a cracking cup final should contain - excitement and drama to the end!
Three tries saw a Somerset Development XV, featuring players from 12 clubs across the county including ten Under 20 players, to a 17-12 victory over Torbay Combination at Wellington RFC
The Somerset side - coached by Tom Thie (who has twenty caps to his name), Vince Murrell, Kevin Instance and Paul Shepherd - made a solid start when skipper Mitch Quoi (Chew Valley) pounced on a Torbay error to score the opening try.
Good build-up and a break by wing Jack Pope found his Burnham-on-Sea team mate Jordan Paul but the full back was pulled downshift of the line. The ball was recycled quickly for Winscombe second row Tom Cooksey for score.
Torbay reduced the arrears with a converted try before Somerset score their third try which started from a scrum in front of the posts and Bristol Harlequins No.8 Dan Pearce broke on the blindside.
He drew two defenders before slipping the ball to Weston-super-Mare scrum half Jack Salisbury with Plymouth University's Ian Gardiner converting. The Combination then added a second unconverted try before the end.
Somerset County Rugby Football Union would like to thank Wellington RFC for hosting the game.
"Aims and philosophy for Senior representative rugby teams"
Men’s County 1st XV :-
Selected from those eligible to represent the county at the highest level. Giving players who want the opportunity an environment which is special to play in with others and be the very best they can be whilst wearing the traditional "Hoops" of Somerset.
This team is selected by county selectors who invite players to attend training, development sessions, watch them at the clubs they represent and subsequently choose a "first team" that compete in the county championship.
Woman's County 1st XV :-
For developing and emerging female rugby players, this team is open to all who want to be the best they can be and have a desire to represent their County. Players who are eligible and attend county development days and training sessions will have the opportunity to be selected to represent this side.
A team that has no pressure other than that applied by the players themselves and one where all receive something new. A non RFU funded or pathway side. Players will however from this team have the opportunity to trial if selected at the RFU Senior Academy trials.
Men’s County Development XV :-
For developing and emerging rugby players
A team that is open to all who want to be the very best they can be and have a desire to represent their County. Players who are eligible and attend "county development days" and training sessions will have the opportunity to be selected to represent this side.
A team that has no pressure other than that applied by the players themselves and one where all receive something new. A non RFU funded side. A team that to date can say 14 of its players have gone on to play County 1st XV rugby in the County Championship.
We are proud that this group of players all wore the county age grades shirts and all can be very very proud of their achievements in the past season.
We at the County look forward to discovering what the future holds for these gentlemen and ladies and those who are, and will be, proudly wearing their county's shirt at whatever level - better never stops!
|Olly Hayes||Dave Ward||Freddie Burns||Yann Thomas|
|Nathan Catt||Kane Palma-Newport||Jack Cuthbert||Olly Woodburn|
|Chris Cook||Marlie Packer||Guy Mercer|
|Caryl Thomas||Dannielle Waterman|
FREE USB COACHING TOOL
Your club or school can now obtain a USB memory stick with a number of 'Games for Understanding' for use by your club coaches or class teachers.
Somerset RFU have funded this initiative in conjunction with former Somerset RDO Nevil Jeffery. The resource contains ideas and sessions on ATTACK, DEFENCE, KICKING, LINEOUT, STRATEGIC and REACTIVE DECISION MAKING alongside games to benefit CONDITIONING.
To get your hands on one of these resources then your Club Coach Coordinator, Junior Chairman or Master in Charge of Rugby must send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and then we will arrange delivery of the USB.
Coaching and Managerial Vacancies
Somerset RFU are looking to appoint coaches and managers for the six county age grade sides and the 12 district teams that are run by the Constituent Body.
These appointments will be made for the 2014/15 and in to the 2015/16 season pending a review after year one.
Somerset RFU welcomes applications from all.
Details on the roles can be found on the vacancies page.
The RFUs Positional Skills Handbook is available here
The county now has an on line kit shop so you can order directly through Webb Ellis. Training wear,replica shirts etc.