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Tribute Team of the Month - April 2017

The final Tribute Team of the Month Awards for this season have been announced.

In Cornwall, Lankelly-Fowey secured the Tribute Cornwall League 2 title by a point after beating runners up Illogan Park 24-16 away from home.

Cullompton enjoyed a 100% three game league run in Tribute Western Counties West to lift the prize in Devon. They finished runners up and went on to win their playoff match at Chew Valley to win promotion to Tribute South West 1 West.

Tor from Tribute Somerset Premier won two league games out of three in April to earn their county’s prize. They ended the season in fifth place.

All three will receive a case of Tribute Ale at their end of season county presentations over the next ten days.

Hayle receive their March Team of the Month prize from Mike Gee & Denis Preece of the South West Divisional Organising Committee

​12 May 17

DRAFT 2017-2018 Structure

The provisional structure for the SW Leagues in 2017-2018 has been drawn up and can be found here

In accessing them please note the following:

1) We are still awaiting confirmation on level transfers into the SW from outside the division.

2) The publishing of this document is for clubs' information and to allow any omissions to be pointed out - it is not intended to spark a debate about which league a club would like to be in.

Once the structure is confirmed work will commence on the fixtures with the intention of publishing them at the end of May.

05 May 17

End of Season Play offs

The end of season play-offs will be staged on Saturday 29th April 2017.

Bicester v Trowbridge

Chew Valley v Cullompton

Newbury Blues v Clevedon

Oldfield Old Boys v St Mary’s Old Boys

Wimbledon v Dings Crusaders

Best of luck to all teams involved

23 Apr 17

SW trio aim for Twickenham

Truro, Saltash and Spartans will all be aiming for a place in a Twickenham final on Saturday 15th April.

Truro, who have had away wins at Torquay, Chew Valley and Swanage & Wareham to reach this stage of the Intermediate Cup, must travel again. Their opponents are Charlton Park based in South East London. They have completed their league programme, finishing fourth in London 2 South East.

Saltash must also travel east. They go to Farnham in Surrey, following home wins over Withycombe, Wiveliscombe and Swanage & Wareham. Farnham have suffered only one competitive defeat all season and have won the championship in London 3 South West by a country mile.

Saltash celebrate after their win over Swindon College Old Boys

Spartans, the current leaders of Gloucester 1, have home advantage for their Semi Final against Old Whitgiftians. The Surrey club have suffered three successive league defeats since their victory in the last round of the Junior Vase. That form cost them the chance of taking the Surrey 1 title. Spartans' Vase successes came over Bristol Barbarians, New Cross and Calne as they chase a possible League and Vase double.

13 Apr 17

Tribute Team of the Month - March 2017

A 100 percent league record in March helped Wiveliscombe to lift the Tribute Team of the Month award for March in Somerset. Among their successes was a narrow 32-33 victory at Nailsea & Backwell. They ended the month in fourth place with three matches left to try to claim a play-off place in Tribute Somerset Premier.

Two wins in March extended Old Technicians unbeaten run to 11 games in Tribute Devon 2 and lifted them the county award. After losing two of their opening three games in November the side rallied to finish in runners-up spot.

Hayle clinched the Tribute Cornwall 1 title in March with three wins and a walkover – including a 33-0 success over fellow front runners Newquay Hornets. Their success earned them the award for Cornwall.

All three teams will receive a case of Tribute Ale from League Sponsors St Austell Brewery.

07 Apr 17


Tribute Team of the Month - February 2017

The initial Tribute Team of the Month awards have been announced.

Panels of local county officials have decided the winners in Cornwall, Devon and Somerset.

In Cornwall Falmouth had three bonus point wins in February and scored over 150 points in the process. They ended the month 14 points clear at the top of the Tribute Cornwall/Devon League with six games left to play.

Somerset’s Morganians also recorded three wins out of three in February, including a 101-nil thrashing of Bridgwater & Albion II and led Tribute Somerset Two South by 28 points at the month’s end.

Perseverance earned Plympton Victoria the Devon award. They won their first game in 18 months, beating St. Columba & Torpoint on the 18th February. This was a week after they travelled to league leaders and unbeaten Dartmouth with 14 players, and lost the game 69-7. In their efforts to get a side out, they Included three retired coaches all over the age of 50 and they finished the game with only 11 players on the field losing three through injury.

All three clubs will receive a case of Tribute Ale in presentations shortly.

15 Mar 17


Berks Bucks & Oxon Championship and BBO3

The fixtures for the second half of the season in Berks Bucks & Oxon Championship and Berks Bucks & Oxon 3 have been published.

Details and match result cards have been sent to all clubs today.

Fixtures can also be found here:



04 Mar 17

South West and Tribute launch Team of the Month

The South West Leagues in Devon, Cornwall and Somerset have teamed up with St Austell Brewery to launch a Team of the Month award.

Each month a local panel of judges will decide on the most deserving rugby union team in each of the three counties and they will receive a case of Tribute Ale.

Mike Gee, the South West Leagues’ Co-ordinating Secretary, said: “We are delighted to have closer ties with St Austell Brewery, who have been very supportive of us over the years. The awards will not necessarily go to the teams winning the most games, we will also look at teams who have battled against the odds to succeed or pulled off a giant-killing result – so there is all to play for”.

St Austell, through its Tribute brand, has backed rugby in the three counties for a decade. Marc Bishop, the brewery’s Trade Marketing Manager, said: “Tribute is delighted to be increasing our involvement with Rugby Union in the South West leagues. We are pleased to be recognising the effort clubs put in week in, week out on the pitch.”

The first awards, for February, will announced in early March.

14th February 2017

Registration Transfer Deadline

It is a common misunderstanding that there is a last date for registrations. They can be made everyday of the year.

There is however a transfer deadline which affects the eligible date of some players when moving from other clubs or from abroad.

This year it is Friday 24th February 2017, therefore all registration paperwork must be received by the following dates:

• Friday 17th February for standard 7-day

• 12 noon Friday 24th 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.

Remember the player has to complete his waiting period before the deadline to be eligible this season.

Check the regulations for who is affected by the deadline – but in essence it is any player who is or has been registered with a club this season or is an overseas player.

If registering on line you MUST have a completed and signed registration form from the player before entering him on GMS.

Cornwall 1 & 2

The fixtures for the second half of the season on Cornwall 1 & 2 have been published.

Details and match result cards have been sent to all clubs today.

Fixtures can also be found here:

Cornwall 1:

Cornwall 2:

28 Dec 16