Somerset RFU Senior XV

Pride in the county, Your county, Your home.

Your County 1st XV, your team. 


Selected from those eligible to represent the county at the highest level. A quality competition, a very competitive environment.

Giving players who want the opportunity an environment which is very 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 and development sessions, having  been watched by them at the clubs they represent.

They are subsequently chosen to play in the "first team" that compete in the county championship.



Senior Rugby Coaching Team 2018/2019 Season


Lead - Jason Wheatley

Assistant - Kevin Innalls

Manager - TBC


Fixtures 2018/2019

4/5/2019 Away v Essex - Venue to be confirmed

11/5/2019 Away v Surrey - Venue to be confirmed

18/5/2019 Home v Sussex - Venue to be confirmed

Match Preparation 2018/2019

It is likely that training will take place on the four Wednesdays leading into the first fixture.

It will be confirmed in the new year.


Thank you to the following players who represented their county in 2017/2018 season:-

Liam Appelton - Cleve RFC, Ashley Challenger, Michele Canulli, Joe Hawkesby, Jake Holcombe, Marcus Brooker - Dings Crusaders RFC, Callum Lynch - Loughborough Universtity, Ramaz Rhkadze, Andy Glen, Hayden Tuttiet,Huw Morgan, Marcus Nel, Dan Spelman, Robbie Mackay - Weston Super Mare RFC, Sam Williams,James Taylor,Carl Jones, Dominik Griffin - North Petherton RFC, Kai Bergh, George Tomkins - Avonmouth RFC, Mat Denton, Rob Dempsey, Charlie Carter - Hornets RFC, Joe Cowell, Marcus Adams,  - Chew Valley RFC, Alex Mitchard - Midsomer Norton RFC, Brett Harvey, Andrew England, Chris Francis - Taunton Titans RFC, Sam Harrison - Clifton RFC, Brad Talbot - Bridgwater and Albion RFC.

The following players had the honour of being the captain of their county in 2018.

Sam Williams North Petherton RFC V Warwickshire RFU

Callum Lynch Loughborough Universtity V Hampshire RFU

Liam Appleton V North Midlands RFU

Coaching & Managment team - Jason Wheatley, Kevin Innalls, Mark Hawkes, Steve Arnold.

Physio - Lucie Peters