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18th Nov: A win in the league earlier today for the First XV in an early kick off at home to Barry. The final score was a close 12-11. In the other game of the day the youth lost 5-23 at home to Cardiff University.

17th Nov: Fixtures tomorrow  – First XV at home to Barry and Youth also at home to Cardiff Uni, both KO at 12.00 so get down to the club early.

Nick Badger Cummins will be at the Club on Tuesday 14th November, to conduct a training session with the youth and seniors. There will be a Q&A following the session. 6.15 pm start.

 

5th Nov: A tough day at the office yesterday saw all 3 sides lose at home. The 1st XV went down 24-36 to Penarth, while the 2nds lost 22-39 to to CRCC and the Youth 12-34 to Pontypridd. 

 

VOLUNTEERS MORNING SATURDAY 21ST OCTOBER 09:00 – 12:00

If you have an hour or two to spare tomorrow morning and would like to lend a hand we will be looking to carry out a few tasks around the club.  As there are no home games we will be painting the changing rooms, getting rid of a lot of rubbish that has accumulated over the years into a skip, a bit of weeding and some grass cutting (weather permitting). We hope to start at 9 so if you have any garden equipment, strimmers, shears, brushes then please bring them. If you also bring a cup we’ll bring the hot water, tea, coffee and biscuits!!
Anytime you can give would be greatly appreciated. The weather’s not supposed to be the best but we only have the skip for the weekend and the paintings indoors – so plenty too do!!
Many Thanks
St Peters RFC Committee


24th Sept:

6 Nations Tickets 2018 – Applications.

 

 


23rd Sept: Rocks Two Gang leading the way…

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19th Sept: A great win for the Rocks over First Division Llanharan in the Mallet Cup this evening. The Rocks scored five tries to win the game 36-15. There was much debate on the Whattsapp group following the game, but eventually the tries were awarded to Tim Carless, Mike Baldwin, Darren Sage (2), Snooky and Eugene O’Brien or Donkey (not sure). 

20170916-Table16th Sept: A good day at the office!! Cambrian Welfare came to the Harlequins following a 56 – 0 demolition of Cilfynnydd. St.Peter’s first XV have been training well mid-week and brought a positive attitude to the ground today which certainly helped. The game was fairly evenly matched throughout with the final ten minutes deciding the encounter. A try a-piece in this period made the score really tight and with St. Peter’s reduced to 13 men, Cambrian Welfare threw the kitchen sink at the Rocks in the final play. Solid tackling and a good display of fitness forced the final mistake, when CW threw a pass which went directly in touch. Well done to both teams but 18 – 16 gave St.Peter’s the spoils and upward movement in the table to third place, but a bonus point to the Welfare.
Well done also to two gang beating Rhiwbina III 10 – 31. The Youth unfortunately went down 36-14 to Mountain Ash.

11th September: 

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The Rocks agreed to a rearranged fixture this weekend as CRCC were not able to use Llandaff Fields. So with the fixture reversed, we are very pleased to say that the home team came out on top. Rocks 34-7 CRCC. And a message from Butetown – Well done 2 gang …awesome display against Cardiff Quins winning 34-5 would have been more apart from a couple of dodgy drop goal attempts !!

Next Saturday it’s fourth place Rocks entertaining recently promoted-fifth place Cambrian Welfare at the Harlequins.

 


10th September: Well it’s not often that I come up with a reason or an excuse for not keeping this site up to date, but this one is a good ‘un. I’ve had other things on my mind!! Or to be more specific… I’ve been dodging Earthquakes and Hurricanes. Last week I was in Mexico and the day I left there was an 8.2 Earthquake, I then went to Florida and the I left there was Category 5 Hurricane. In short, after leaving Mexico and Florida – there wasn’t much left. Sorry. Perhaps I’ll stay home for a few weeks! And THAT is why there haven’t been any updates.


26th August: Great win over Maesteg celtic on sardis road last night. After two relatively easy international wins over stow on the wold, it was a good test for the Rocks to play division two West Central mid table finishers for last season.
Winning 40-7 on the artificial surface in Pontypridd, Kris Barry noted on social media last night “we played for each other love you rocks xxxx” 

25th August: Rugby tonight at Pontypridd’s Sardis Rd. Maesteg Celtic v Rocks 7.15pm then… At last the season begins! Next week, our first home game on the Harlequins – Cardiff Quinns at 2.30pm followed by the club social – see below. Then on 9th September we travel away to Llandaff Fields to face CRCC – again a 2.30pm kick off. 

Once a Rock – Always a Rock!

Calling all past players / coaches / wives / supporters – come down to the Harlequins on the 2nd of September to watch the boys play their first game of the season, where we will then head into the club house for entertainment including a raffle and karaoke. All proceeds will be going to our chosen charity – Oliver’s Journey.

For more information and for those wanting to give an extra donation, the link is on the flyer. Please spread the word and let’s make it a day to remember! — at St Peters RFC.

 

16th August: With regret, Frank Callaghan who played for St. Peter’s, in the late 1940’s and the 1950’s in the centre, passed away recently. His funeral is at Christ the King 10.00am on Thursday 31st August. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time.

13th August: It was a good start to the season yesterday at Stow on the Wold for the first of the back to back preseason games. The final score seems to be a bit of a mystery at the moment, but suffice to say that the Rocks scored quite a few points.

St. Peter’s will be hosting Stow-on-the-Wold next Saturday at the Harlequins 2.30pm kick off.

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28th July: St. Peter’s RFC are pleased to welcome Steve Facey to the coaching team at the club.

Steve Facey

Steve Facey

Steve began his Junior Rugby at St Alban’s, where he found his position at Loose Head Prop Forward. He joined St Peter’s RFC as a player when Steve Matthews was Captain and they won the League Title in his first year. He later moved to Llantrisant and then entered UWIC (Now Cardiff Met) as a mature student. He completed a Degree in Sport and Physical Education and went on to complete a Masters in Education. He captained UWIC in their 2006-07 Season and won coveted accolades when he was voted both Players’ Player and Player of the Year in the same season. He has coached ‘The Freshers’ at UWIC, Llandaff RFC, Rumney RFC and Cardiff & District RFC.

St Peter’s Head Coach, Mark Ring stated, “I am absolutely delighted Steve has decide to join me at St Peter’s RFC as my Co-Coach. We share equal responsibilities with Steve (specifically) overseeing the forwards, contact area and defence. He has wonderful character traits such as honesty and integrity, so he is a person who I can trust implicitly. He lives a few hundred metres from the rugby club and as a former player, his enthusiasm and positive th attitude, I believe, will impact on the senior squad. He is someone I’ve worked with at Cardiff & District RFC where he was immensely popular. I am really looking forward to working with him.”


25th July: Club Social – 2nd September 2017.

ONCE A ROCK – ALWAYS A ROCK!

St. Peter’s RFC would like to invite all players, past and present to the first game of the season – Saturday 2nd September 2017 at the Harlequins. The highlight of the day will be the opening league fixture against Cardiff Harlequins –  kick off 2.30pm. The bar will be open from 12 noon. 


4th July: Preseason Fixtures:


3rd July: Cardiff & District Sevens at the Harlequins on 30th July.


23rd June: Full list of 2017-18 Fixtures for Division 2 East Central available here.


4th June: Message from Butetown… Well another season over and presentation dinner and awards in the bag. Great day and night at the club yesterday good to see everyone enjoying themselves and getting involved. Think coach Matt Lloyd said it all… we have a great club with set up that other clubs would die for. We have talented senior players that would stand toe to toe with any and a youth, junior and mini section that is one of the largest in Wales to keep the players coming. Let’s build on what we’ve got, welcome new players in, build up our strength in depth, make the club a place that people want to come to, stay, get drunk, sing and laugh and go home happy – before doing it all again the next week!! <<PHOTOS>>

1st XV Player of the Year – Jack Cook
1st XV Players Player – Jack Cook
1st XV Most Promising Player – Jordan Rowe
Coaches Award – Paul ‘Conky’ Thomas
Clubman of the Year – Paul Thomas
2nd XV Player of the Year – James Grindell
2nd XV Players Player – Alex Perry
Youth Player of the Year – Sam Baldwin
Youth Players Players – Ryan Newton
Youth Most Promising Player – Josh Boys
Neil Hoskins Award – Pedro Spiteri
Alternative Awards
Hands like Feet – Mark Sweeney
Cheap Shot – Jake Donovan
Dodgy Dresser – Simon Grisman
Best Fan – Callum Sheedy
Worst Trainer – Ed Dobbs
Match day Multi-Tasker – Mark Ring
Teddy Tantrum – Matthew Lloyd
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St. Peter’s RFC Annual Presentation and Dinner
 Saturday June 3rd – 2pm.

Cost £20. Please let Kristopher Barry , Andrew Chandler , Rhodri Beynon , Gerald Phillips know and give them your cash . Names to be in by 20th May … No pay , No way !!


5th May: Rugby Tomorrow against touring side Evesham. 1.30pm kick off.

18th April: The final First XV game of the season was a close loss 34-33 away at Penarth. The Rocks are currently in 3rd place however Barry in 4th are 4 points behind with 2 games left to play.

The Youth have a game against Cowbridge this Saturday 29th April in the semi final of the CV district youth cup at Rumney ko 2.30. It would be great if the Youth could have some support.

17th April: Unfortunately the last home game of the season for the First XV resulted in a loss by 24-36 to CR Cymry Caerdydd. The final fixture is this coming Saturday away at Penarth. 

14th April: The only fixture this weekend is the First XVs final home game of the season on Saturday against Clwb Rygbi Cymry Caerdydd. 

9th April: Mixed fortunes for the Rocks today. The youth had a good win over Aberdare 27-24, but the First XV went down to Ponyclun 32-11.

02041702nd April: A game of two halves at the Harlequins against Aberdare yesterday, where the Rocks eventually held onto an early lead to win the tie 20-17. St. Peter’s took an early lead with three tries and the bonus point looked to be in the bag. Unfortunately, Aberdare had other ideas scoring a brace of three tries themselves in the second half. Both teams seemed intent on running rather than taking the three points all afternoon making it a typical end of season tie. Meanwhile, the seconds lost to St. Joseph’s 7-10.

30th March: Fixtures this coming Saturday are the First XV at home to 4th place Aberdare with the Second XV also at home to St Joes. We are getting to the business end of the season so the teams need all your support.

25th March: What a game!! After trailing 17 -3 early in the second half, the lead then bobbled back and forth between Llantrisant and the travelling Rocks. To beat top of the table Llantrisant 37-38, on their own patch today was a well deserved result following the hard work the whole club has put in during the past few months. Well done lads. The Seconds and Youth lost to Llanishen, 36-24 and Aberdare 19-22 respectively.

Report by Andrew Chandler:
A truly sensational comeback by ‎ the Rocks away at Llantrisant. 
The Rocks were 3 tries to nil down in the first 20 minutes and staring another guaranteed season in 2 East Central. A great forwards try from the Rocks was only to be considered as purely consolation until Lincoln Plummer broke through and with the conversion that followed, it was 17-17.
The lead changed hands on several occasions with further tries from Dan Jenkins, Tom Mably and the last and most decisive of  tries from Johnny Taylor, scoring in the last 2 minutes to complete ‎a 38-37 win.
It will live long in the memory.

23rd March: Rugby this weekend. First Team away to Llantrisant; Seconds at home to Llanishen. The Youth are also at home entertaining Aberdare Youth. Let’s get out and support the club.


19th March: The committee, members and friends of St. Peter’s RFC, would like to send their sincere condolences to the family of Sue Baldwin, who passed away last week, on Friday 10th March. Her funeral will be held at St. Peter’s Catholic Church on Thursday 30th  March at 9am, the crematorium at 10:15 then afterwards at St. Peter’s Rugby Club. Our thoughts and prayers are with Mike and family at this time.

14th March: A bonus point win for the First XV away on Saturday to Abercynon keeps us in 3rd place in the league. There were tries from Ed Dobbs, Jack Cook, Luke O’Brien and Johnny Taylor. Ed Poynter kicked 2 pens and 3 conversions. Unfortunately both the second and youth games were postponed. 

 

6th March: The committee, members and friends of St. Peter’s RFC, would like to send their sincere condolences to the family of Johnny Evans, who passed away last week, on Wednesday 1st March. His funeral will be held at St. John Lloyd Catholic Church on Friday 17th March at 11am, then 12.30 at Pantmawr Cemetery.

5th March: A close game but alas a loss at home to Dinas Powys yesterday for the First XV with the final score 9-16. The second XV romped to a win away at CRCC 5-34.

3rd March: Fixtures tomorrow, the First XV host top of the table Dinas Powys while the 2nd XV are away at Clwb Rygbi. Come along to the club to support the team for a 2.30pm KO.

21st February: Despite a monumental effort (and some air time on Scrum V) the First XV lost 21-5 to Nant Conwy in the WRU Plate quarters on Saturday. Commiserations to the boys, but a fantastic effort to get that far in the competition and you did the club proud. In the other fixture of the day the seconds lost 5-34 to Cardiff Quins.  

 19th February: We have found two sets of keys in a garden near Minster Rd. If anyone has lost them, please get in touch. Possibly lost on 15/2/17?

16th February
As well as the big game in Nant Conwy for the First XV this coming Saturday the Second XV are home to Cardiff Quins. Good luck to both teams. 

15th February: 

Nant Conway Trip Details
Friday 17th Meet 5.30pm bus leaving 6pm.
Food on the way up arrive approx 12am in Llandudno
Saturday game and back to hotel for night out.
Sunday leave Llandudno appprox 11.30 am arrive back approx 5.30pm.
All remaining monies to be paid on the bus before leaving Cardiff.

4th February: Even though the fixture was switched to the second team Pitch, in front of the clubhouse, the weather and the state of the pitch prevented both the Rocks and Llanishen from a repeat of the running rugby demonstrated on Usk Road back in Autumn. St. Peter’s came out on top with a 27-17 victory with neither team managing to add a bonus point to their efforts. On a day like today though, if winning ugly is called for, then – we were a minger!!! Tries by Ben Chandler, Matty Taylor and a Penalty Try. 
We’ve a break next week, but all efforts must now be on the cup and preparation for the trip to Nant Conwy. Let’s train and train hard over the next couple of weeks. Da Iawn ac Ardderchog!!

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2nd February: Fixtures this coming weekend, the First XV are at home to Llanishen in the league with the Youth also at home to Rumney. Next week is a break for the international weekend.

28th January: Unfortunately the First XV lost away this afternoon 20-15 to Old Illtydians in the league. There were 2 early tries from the home team and despite tries from David Price and Jordan Rowe we were always playing catchup and a 3rd try from the Illtydians left the Rocks with too much to do. However there was some good news with the second XV winning convincingly at home 40-3 to Rumney. 

26th January: Fixtures for this coming weekend, the First XV are away to Old Illtydians, while the Second XV are at home to Rumney and the Youth also at home to Cardiff Met.

Weekend to NantConwy – Updated Details.

22nd January: Two wins out of Two on the Harlequins yesterday. The youth had an excellent cup win over Llanishen, progressing to the next round 43-19. On the First team pitch it was not pretty! Both teams worked extremely hard to keep the crowd awake and almost succeeded, but we can’t complain. As they say (who are they?) a win is a win and this 24-21 victory over Barry was a last minute, bonus point win which sets us alone in second place in the League. Scorers: Tries – Jordan Rowe, Alex Jones, Kris Barry, David Price. Conversions – Ed Poynter (2). Next week we travel to Singleton Rd Splott, to Old Illtydians so we’ll need to work hard this week to make sure we go for another win. The support for the Firsts for the last two weeks has been good, so let’s all get up to the Old Illts and keep up the momentum. Well done to both teams today.

18th January: Fixtures this coming weekend, the First XV are at home to Barry while the Second XV are coincidentally away at Barry II. The Youth are also at home to Llanishen. Fixtures are coming thick and fast at the moment before the international break so it is a critical time for all the teams. Please come along and show your support

17th January:
Following on from Saturday’s defeat of Gowerton, St. Peter’s now need to go ‘on the road’ again. Supporters information.
The quarter final draw for the Rocks Nant Conwy. Nant Conwy RFC are currently top of North Wales Division One having defeated Rhydyfelin (Div1E), Maesteg Quins(Div1WC) and Pontypool United (Div2E), all at home in the last three rounds. Details of the weekend in Nant Conwy.
There are no Six Nations Internationals that weekend, so it’s time to book your trip on the bus. We don’t know yet if we’ll be going up on Friday afternoon or Saturday, but as soon as we know, we’ll post the details here.

The rest of the draw is to Be Played Sat 18th February:
Nant Conwy v St Peter’s
Penallta v Nelson
Pwllheli v Abercarn
Ystalyfera v Rumney

20170114 Gowerton (73a)14th January: The cup run continues! A fantastic display by the First XV this afternoon with a 33-7 win over First Division Gowerton in the WRU Plate. The Rocks are now into the quarter finals along with Rumney who beat Mold 17-20. <<Photos>>. Two early penalties from Ed Poynter started the afternoon. Excellent decision making from the referee allowed a Gowerton knock on to be retrieved and returned to the rocks. Swift and slick handling moved the ball to the right and was finished off in the corner for more points, dutifully converted by on form Poynter. More tries were to follow as a result of some intense pressure from the Rocks and neat handling – Even the bob bank was fairly quiet yesterday! Poynter managed to cross the line himself late in the second half and covert his own.
Tries: Alex Jones (2), Luke O’Brien, Ed Poynter. 
We’ll have to wait a few days before we find out who we are to face in the quarters. Rumney? A trip to Pwllheli? Fellow Division 2 Abercarn? Oh for a crystal ball…

11th January: Rugby this weekend. St. Peters’ First XV are in Round 4 of the WRU Plate. The Team are playing well in the league and looking forward to a good game against Gowerton of Division 1 West. Please note the earlier kick off time of 2pm. The last time we played in this round was 10 years ago, coached by Chunky and Timmy, when we played against Bridgend on the Brewery Field. Let’s all get down the Harlequins and support the boys. Come on the Rocks!!!

20170107Gilfach1a7th January: It was a hard fought win up at Gilfach Goch this afternoon. On arrival at the ground you are met with their motto ‘Ride or Collide‘ which was written large on their changing room walls as well as the match day programme.
Well this afternoon Gilfach collided with the Rocks  and came out second best! The Rocks came home 16-17 victors having outscored the home team three tries to one. Special mention must go to the starting front row this afternoon of Dyson, Paul Conky Thomas and Man of the Match Simon Colley. Truth be told it wasn’t the prettiest of matches I’ve seen the Rocks play this year, but to go to Gilfach, score three tries and win is certainly a result. The Rocks are now in second place – six points behind Dinas Powys. It’s a Happy Happy New Year! Cup action on the Harlequins next week as we entertain Gowerton in Round 4 of the WRU Plate.
The seconds and Youth both lost 15-5 to Rhiwbina and Merthyr respectively.

Standing-Back,  Matthew Lloyd, Alex Lloyd, Harry Thorpe, Jordan Rowe, Kris Barry (capt) Paul Thomas, Sam Vaughan, Johnny Taylor David Mitchell, Jack Cook, David Price, Mark Ring, Tom O’Brien, Ryan Farrah.
Kneeling: Harry Marffy, Benon Kizza, Owen Davies, Simon Grisman, Andy Chandler, Luke O’Brien, Dan Jenkins.
Unable to stand or kneel: Simon Colley.

4th January 2017: Forthcoming fixtures are as follows

  FIRST XV SECOND XV YOUTH
7th Jan: Gilfach Goch (A) Rhiwbina (H) Merthyr (A)
14th Jan: Gowerton (H) Dinas Powys (H) Pontypridd (A)

30th December: The committee, members and friends of St. Peter’s RFC, would like to send their sincere condolences to the family of Leon Prescott, only child to Carol, who passed away suddenly on Boxing Day 2016. If you feel you are able to support the family financially at this difficult time, please follow this link.

Leon Prescott (or Leon the Lip to his friends) was a rock from a very young age. As a pupil of St Peter’s Junior School, he came to the Rocks aged 8 and stayed for the next 14 years!! He played for the mini’s and juniors before moving up to the youth and then finally the seniors. He started off life as a centre / wing but preferred to be more involved where all the ‘action’ was and moved into the back row. A committed team player, you could always rely on Leon to step in when needed and he was the kind of player that you wanted to be on your team rather than the oppositions. He was an integral part of the success of the youth team at that time where he played in a tough, hard fought game in the East District Youth Cup Final against Pontypridd, which St Peters lost 22-18. After youth he moved up to the seniors playing for 4 seasons. Although competition for back row in those days was tough, his skill, determination and commitment ensured he got his chance to play in the Firsts. Seeking new challenges he moved to the CIACS in 1990 and ended up being involved in numerous battles against his old team but was always gracious in success and defeat. Leon Prescott – RIP. Written, with thanks, by a good friend.

29th December: Rugby tour – 1954 style. How many of the names do you recognise? More information here.

Tour to Ireland – 1954

 Message from Mark Ring: I’ve no idea why he only uses capitals and he’s learned his punctuation from Denfa…

ROCKS SQUAD FOR THE NEXT 2 FIXTURES:

TRAINING AT 1PM ON SATURDAY 31st MONDAY 2ND JANUARY AND/OR TUESDAY 3RD JANUARY & THURSDAY 5TH JANUARY @ 6.30PM THEN 1ST XV AWAY @ GILFACH GOCH ON 7TH JANUARY (TRAINING BACK TO TUE/THUR AS NORMAL) FOLLOWED BY GOWERTON OR ABERGAVENNEY (THEY PLAY AT GOWERTON THIS WED @ 8PM) IN THE LAST 16 OF THE WRU PLATE COMPETITION ALEX JONES JAMES GRINDLE ALES LLOYD BEN CHANDLER ANDREW CORFIELD LUKE THOMAS HARRY THORPE BENON KIZZA JOHNNY TAYLOR HARRY MARFFY MATTHEW TAYLOR OWEN DAVIES LIAM MAINWARING MICHAEL BUTLER ED POYNTER NICK DAVIES LUKE O’BRIEN JAKE DONOVAN DAVID PRICE GRUFF JONES PAUL THOMAS SIMON GRISMAN RICHIE THOMAS ED DOBBS RYAN HILL FRAZER WILSON ARTURS KOZELS GEORGE COOK KRIS BARRY PAUL RUMMING JORDAN ROWE AARON CHIPLIN JACK COOK JAMES DUNNE RYAN FARRAH TOMOS GEORGE DAN JENKINS SAM VAUGHAN ROB PERRY ALEX PERRY DAVE MITCHELL


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16th December: Cardiff Quinns (A)
6th January: Cambrian Welfare (A)

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16th December:
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6th January: Cardiff Quinns (A)

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