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Long Distance Travel Payments

Clubs which qualify for assistance with travel to League games should receive payment from the RFU into their bank accounts this week.

22 Oct 13

David Smith

The South West has been shocked to learn of the death of Somerset Two North and South League Secretary David Smith.

He was involved in a road traffic accident on the way to a game on Saturday 12th October.

Our thoughts are with his friends and family at this time.

(Picture courtesy of the Somerset Referees' Society)

Switching Fixtures

It seems some clubs need reminding about the procedure for changing fixtures.

During the summer clubs could move a fixture to any date in the season. Now the games have started you may only bring a game forward to an earlier date and not push it back to later in the season. You can apply via the online form mentioned below.

You can swap the home and away fixtures - this must be done by mutual consent and permission sought via the online form - see "Contact Us" on the menu. Both clubs should complete two forms, one to move the home game to the date of the away game and one to move the away game to the date of the home game. You CANNOT just go ahead and agree it among yourselves. The Admin Office needs to be involved.

The one exception concerns bad weather in the first half of the season. If your pitch is unplayable but your opponents is not you are expected to reverse the venues under the provisions of the SW Admin Instructions. All that is needed in those cases is a call to the Admin Office on the Saturday morning. Please do not leave it until you call your result in. The games are listed in alphabetical order and there is not the time to scroll through 180 plus games, find it, reverse it and then take the score in the midst of all the other results.

Finally, if a game is postponed due to cup or weather, the SW will write to both clubs with the new date.

Texting in your result?

Just a reminder if you text in your result to 07797 800102 and either team scored 20 points or more you MUST let us know how many tries were involved. We need this for the bonus points. We cannot assume that a large score will automatically mean a bonus point has been earned. In one recent game a side scored 43 points - but only two tries!

If you leave the information out the league table is likely to be inaccurate until the match cards are checked and amendments made the following week.

Reporting your result

We are aware a number of organisations are keen you report your results to them after your game.

Clearly they help to promote the sport and we have no wish to stop them, however please remember you MUST report your score to the admin office as soon as possible after the result. It is a requirement of taking part in the competition that you do so. There are a number of ways you can do this - the details are here - http://www.swrugby.co.uk/resultreporting

15 Sep 13

Result Cards

A supply of result cards and, where appropriate, a list of registered players have been sent to all clubs today and should arrive by the weekend.

If any club has not received their cards seven days before their first game please contact the office for confirmation of who they were sent to. Do not wait until the eve of the game - we do our best to help but we cannot work miracles and get a card to you if we only find out on the Friday night!

14th August 2013

Fixtures

The fixtures for 2013-2014 are now available on RFU.com

Go to http://clubs.rfu.com/Fixtures/DivisionListForCompetition.aspx?Competitio...

These include the fixture changes we have been able to process. We are now contacting clubs where their opponents have requested a change but this has not been confirmed by the other club.

Level Transfer - SCS/WCN

Following advice from the RFU it has been necessary for the South West to amend one of its decisions regarding Level Transfers at Level 7. As a result Oldfield Old Boys will now play in Western Counties North and Walcot Old Boys will be in Southern Counties South. In order to accommodate this a number of changes have had to be made to the published fixtures. The South West apologises for the late notice and any inconvenience caused.

The updated fixtures have been posted to the clubs in the leagues concerned and are summarised below. They are also available for download from the fixtures section on this website.

Please note the downloads on this site do not reflect any fixture changes requested by clubs – these are still being processed and will appear on RFU.com next month.

Southern Counties South
Fixtures originally shown involving Oldfield Old Boys will now be against Walcot Old Boys.

Western Counties North
Fixtures originally shown involving Walcot Old Boys will now be against Oldfield Old Boys.

Somerset Two North
14th September: Reverse Gordano II v Oldfield OB II
28th September: Reverse Midsomer Norton III v Oldfield OB II
5th October: Reverse Oldfield OB II v Nailsea & Backwell II
26th October: Reverse Winscombe II v Oldfield OB II
30th November: Reverse Chew Valley II v Oldfield OB II
4th January: Reverse Oldfield OB II v Midsomer Norton III
11th January: Reverse Nailsea & Backwell II v Oldfield OB II
8th February: Reverse Oldfield OB II v Winscombe II
22nd March: Reverse Oldfield OB II v Chew Valley II
12th April: Reverse Oldfield OB II v Gordano II

Somerset Three North
5th October: Reverse Midsomer Norton IV v Oldfield OB III
2nd November: Reverse Oldfield OB III v Keynsham IV
23rd November: Reverse Oldfield OB III v Bath Old Edwardians
7th December: Reverse Oldfield OB III v Walcot III
11th January: Reverse Oldfield OB III v Midsomer Norton IV
15th February: Reverse Keynsham IV v Oldfield OB III
8th March: Reverse Bath Old Edwardians v Oldfield OB III
29th March: Reverse Walcot III v Oldfield OB III

If you have any queries relating to these changes, please contact your League Secretary in the first instance. Contact details are on the website.

Appeal hearing cancelled

Tonight's appeal hearing (10th June) concerning Walcot RFC has been cancelled.

An update will appear here when more information is available.

New Registration regulation

There is an important addition to the regulations for the registration of players.

The registration must be completed on line or submitted to the Admin Office within 28 days of the date of signature. This is to prevent forms being stockpiled by clubs and players being signed long after they may have changed their minds and left a club.

A reminder too that for any registration, including those on line, an RFU Registration form MUST be completed before the player is registered. Failure to do so, or to produce the form when requested, could result in a 10 point deduction.

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