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Clash of shirt colours

Kit – Clash of Colours Regulation 13.6.3

Following requests from many clubs the SWDOC has agreed that regulation 13.6.3 (a) (i) will apply at ALL levels in the South West leagues. i.e. It is the responsibility of the AWAY team (NOT THE HOME TEAM) to change shirts if there is a clash of colours.

Please discuss with your opponents when confirming the match arrangements, kick-off times etc prior to your league game. The reasoning for keeping the home club in their usual colours is for the benefit of match sponsors who expect to see their logos and branding being used.

It should be noted that the regulation as printed in the RFU handbook omitted part of the wording which gives the SW the discretion to make this ruling.

RFU Game Management System - UPDATED

The new player registration system is now available for clubs to use.

The login is now via

If you do not know your club's login details or have any other queries you should contact the RFU's helpdesk on 020 8831 6651.

Registrations can still be processed by post via this office.

18 Aug 14

Result Cards

A supply of result cards has been posted to the Nominated League Contact at every club. The addresses used were those we had by the 31st July.

Please note there has been a change in the design of cards due to Royal Mail regulations. All cards from previous seasons are now invalid and should be destroyed.

Any club which has not received its cards seven days before its first game should contact the admin office for advice. Please do not leave it to the eve of the game.

Clubs with more than one team will received separate packages with their cards, please note different leagues have different style of cards due to differing regulations, please do not mix them up!

Where appropriate clubs have also been sent a list of registered players. Please check this and ensure the players you plan to use in your opening games are registered, if not get them to complete forms NOW!

07 Aug 14

Fixtures and Registration

As you may be aware the RFU is rolling out its new software in August. As part of the process the data from the old system is being moved across to the new one. This means that we currently cannot update any fixtures nor process any registrations.

The fixture pages on show the fixture changes which were approved by the 16th July. If you have applied for a change and it is not shown currently that is because either a) we received it after the 16th July or b) we are still waiting for your opponents to agree to the change.

Registrations will be processed in August as soon as we are able. In the meantime do please keep sending them in, but just be aware there will be a delay. Please DO NOT forget the stamped addressed envelope when sending in your player forms.

23 Jul 14

Somerset 3 North

Following a request from the Somerset RFU an additional two teams have been included in SO3N and the fixtures recalculated. Revised copies have been sent to each club in that league and the files on this website updated.

With the league now 13 in number it will no longer be possible to accept free weekend requests for Somerset 3 North.

30 May 14

2014-2015 Fixtures issued

The fixtures for next season have been released.

Copies have been sent to the Nominated League Contact (NLC) at each club. They can also be downloaded from this site.

Please note the requirement to confirm your NLC as soon as possible.

27 May 14

Cornwall Winners!

On Friday 16th May representatives of clubs in Cornwall gathered at the St Austell Brewery, home of league sponsors Tribute, for the annual presentation evening.

Denis Preece, the chairman of the Cornwall Competitions Committee, and Bert Barber, the chairman of the South West Competitions Committee congratulated the county's teams on their successes during the last season.

Awards were presented to two clubs for winning their leagues

Tribute Cornwall One - Liskeard-Looe

Tribute Cornwall Two - Illogan Park

Hat-trick for South West

All three South West clubs involved in the finals of the RFU Cup Competitions have lifted silverware.

Trowbridge were 22-19 victors over Leek in the Intermediate Cup. Longlevens triumphed 23-12 against Rugby Lions in the Senior Vase, while Newent ensured a memorable day for the South West with a 20-13 success over Yarnbury.

04 May 14

Cup winning trio

Despite playing away from home the South West representatives all recorded victories in the semi finals of the RFU Cup Competitions and will now run out at Twickenham in the finals next month.

Trowbridge won 19-17 at Guildford and will now play Leek in the Intermediate Cup.

Newent were 27-20 victors over Harrow and now line up against Yarnbury in the Senior Cup

Longlevens completed the South West success story with a 39-24 victory at Battersea Ironsides in the Junior Vase. They will now meet Rugby Lions.

19 Apr 14

Lydney are SW champions!

Congratulations to Lydney who have won National 3 South West with two games to spare.

Their 71-17 win over Chippenham put them out of reach of nearest rivals Redingensians, who are now involved with Bracknell in a fight for the play-off place.

Lydney have won 22 of their 24 games so far. Their only defeat coming at Old Redcliffians back in September. They also drew with Redingensians at the Old Bath Road ground in January.

30 Mar 14