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SW Cup Draw

The draw has been made for the regional finals of the RFU Cup competitions.

You can see the draw being made here

Details are on the SW Cups page

22 Feb 20

RFU wants your views on the future of the game

A task Group of the RFU Community Game Board (CGB) was set up to review the adult male competition structure of the RFU leagues (English Club Championship) from Level 3 (National One) downwards, and recommend an optimal playing offer and structure that protects the future health of the Game for adult men by meeting the needs of current and future players.

You are being invited to take part in a survey so your views can be included.

The details are here.

The survey is here.  The deadiine is the 19th February 2020.

14 Feb 20

2020 Transfer Deadline

The Transfer Deadline this season is Friday 21st February 2020, therefore all registration paperwork must be received by the following dates:

• Friday 14th February for standard 7-day

• 12 noon Friday 21st February for expedited

This means that all registration papers are present and correct by those times as any incomplete applications may result in the player missing the Transfer Deadline.

Full details can be found in regulation 14,

10 Feb 20

2nd November 2019

Following yesterday’s postponements and England’s success in reaching the Rugby World Cup final next Saturday, the South West has decided none of the postponed games will be re-scheduled for the 2nd November.

GMS has been updated with the next available date AFTER the 2nd.

If, for any reason, BOTH clubs wish to play next weekend (either on the Friday night, Saturday or Sunday) they are welcome to do so however. Both teams should confirm their agreement by emailing not later than Tuesday evening (29th October) so the necessary arrangements can be made.

27 Oct 19

Walkovers and Postponements - Match Cards

A reminder - if your game is postponed or a walkover you should NOT complete the Electronic Match Card (EMC) but follow the provisions of SW Admin Instruction 5

5. Reporting of Postponed, Cancelled or Abandoned Matches

5.1 Both Clubs shall report the postponement or abandonment to its League Secretary as soon as possible giving full reasons, and in the case of an abandonment, the score and the time elapsed in the game before it was abandoned.

5.2 Separately and additionally, the home Club shall notify the Admin Office before kick off of any cancellation (including walkovers), postponement or abandonment of a match on the day it occurs and if it is cancelled by 2pm the day of the match by 3.30pm. This notification should be by email (, telephone (01822 678 007) or SMS text message (07797 800 102) NOT the electronic match card.

The simple rule - if the game doesn't start (or is played as a friendly) - don't use the card.

22 Sep 19

Electronic Match Cards - 2019-2020

This season electronic match cards are being extended to level 9 and below.  For those who were not able to attend the training sessions earlier this month you can view the slideshow here or as a series of PDFs here.  This will give you a valuable insight into how to complete your match card.

A reminder if you are having problems submitting the score by the deadline of 5pm on a Saturday via the card you can telephone the result (including the number of tries for both teams) to 01822 678 007 or by text to 07797 800 102.  This then covers your first responsibility and gives time to sort out the problems before submitting the final card with the team line-ups by the 11:59pm Monday deadline.

14 Aug 19

Electronic Match Card training

After a successful rollout to Level 8 of the Men’s game and its introduction into the women’s game, Electronic Match Cards (EMCs) will now be rolled out to Level 12 in the men’s game and Level 6 in the women’s game.

In support of this we will be running training sessions across the country to help teams become more confident using the system as MCAs.

The dates and locations for the training sessions are below.:

30th July – Blaydon & Launceston

31st July – Wetherby & Salisbury

1st August – Wigan & North Bristol

6th August – Silhillians & Cambridge

7th August – Wellingborough & Tunbridge Wells

8th August – Newark & Twickenham

All sessions will be a 6:30pm meet for 7pm start until around 9pm.

Priority will be given to those from a men’s level 9 or below team and all women’s team. However if there is space then we will accommodate attendees from other clubs, whether they are new MCAs or wish to have a refresher.

Signup Details: Please fill in the sign-up form here.

Please be aware that there will not be a confirmation email upon completion.

If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact


2019-2020 Fixtures released

Fixtures for the 2019-2020 season have been posted to the nominated league contact of every team taking part in the competition. They can also be viewed here. The newsletter which accompanied them is available here.

Clubs now have a number of tasks

  • Confirm their nominated league contact - this should have been done by 1st July 2019. Go here.
  • Decide if they want to move or reverse any fixtures. This must be done by mutual consent with your opponents. Both clubs need to complete the online form here. (Please note the instructions at the top of that page if you are reversing the venues of games.)
  • If playing in leagues of 12 or less decide if you want to apply for a free weekend. The form (and details of what you can apply for) is here. Every weekend between the start of the season and the end of April (except one week at Christmas) is available for re-arranged matches - it is only a free weekend if you have successfully applied for it.

17 Jun 19

Season 2019-2020 Fixture update 2

We have this morning been informed we can start initial work on the fixtures for next season.

There are still some loose ends to be tied up but by making a start now we should be in a position to publish the fixtures in the next 14 days if all goes to plan.

The SW apologies for the ongoing delay, albeit outside our control.

05 Jun 19

Retirement for two SW Officials

The May meeting of the SW Competitons marked the retirement of two League Officials.

Shane Aldridge has been the SW Treasurer for seven years and has been responsible for distributing the sponsorship received from St Austell and Wadworth Breweries to clubs and constituent bodies as well as receiving payments from teams.  His successor will be John Constable who will take up his role on 1st July 2019.

Roy Mears has been a league secretary for five years in Berks, Bucks and Oxon.  He is standing down ue to other commitments but has helped shape the leagues to accomodate second and third teams at the lower levels.

Both received presentatations from League Chairman, Dave McAteer.

19 May 19