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Whats Coming Up at Newport Rugby Club


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14th August 2018


Match Report


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28th April 2018


Match Report


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16th April 2018


Newport and Bees Forced to Wait a Bit Longer


Newport travelled to Portway in good spirits following five successive victories that had re-ignited their quest for second place and the all-important play-off spot but arrived to find all the home pitches in atrocious condition following the incessant rainfall of the preceding forty eight hours.

A victory for Bees would secure the league title and so a large and expectant crowd was gathering to join in what was expected to be a celebration of the Birmingham sides return to National 2.

Bees had already ruled out their main pitch, inexplicably played on the preceding Thursday evening, and had made every effort to prepare the 2nd XV pitch but upon inspection by the Newport camp was deemed similarly unfit.

Newport were keen for the contest to go ahead and offered to play the game on the third choice pitch provided some dangerous areas were adequately repaired and that it was marked out. Bees accepted this but made little or no attempt to address Newport's concerns and so skipper Tom Cowell was left with little option other than to exercise the visitor's rights to claim a postponement on the grounds that none of the pitches were in a fit or safe condition.

Much to everyone's annoyance the game was called off at 3.08pm and has been re-scheduled for Saturday 28th April.

Director of Rugby, Chris Wilde was clearly in little doubt as to the eventual outcome -

"It was a bit farcical to be honest. The game should have been "pulled" on Saturday morning given the state of all their pitches and it would have saved us travelling and the inevitable squabbling and intimidation that occurs when a captain is forced to make such a decision"

"I can understand Bees keenness to get the game on. From their point of view it was a case of winning the game and celebrating clinching the league on Easter Saturday together with their home crowd and members."

"There was so much at stake for both clubs it made no sense at all to go ahead with the game in those conditions. It would have been a lottery with a heightened risk of injury to both sides and such decisions, difficult as they may be, must be taken in the interests of player safety, which is paramount these days."

"Both teams need to put last Saturday behind them and get back to what they are trying to achieve, Bees winning the league and Newport chasing a place in the promotion play-off game"

"Newport will continue that quest with a home game against Derby this coming Saturday when nothing less than a bonus point win will do. Both 1sts and the Legion are at home to Derby and will kick off at 3pm."

09th April 2018


Match Report


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27th March 2018


Match Report


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27th March 2018


Match Report


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27th March 2018


Keeping Rugby in the Heart of Newport


A new agreement that aims to keep rugby in the heart of Newport for the next 100 years has been signed. You can read more about it here.

22nd March 2018

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