Newport Salop RUFC

NATIONAL 3 (Midlands)

Newport Rugby Club

Welcome to the home of Newport(Salop) Rugby Union Football Club.

Beautifully situated on the edge of Newport on the Shropshire/Staffordshire border we are the most senior club in the area having regained our National League status after just one year in Midlands 1. Seven years in National 3 (Midlands) was followed by a surprise relegation in April 2014 when we went down on the last Saturday of the season with 51 points. A tremendously successful season then followed in which only one match was lost with the League title secured before the end of February and a final points total of 125, thirty two ahead of our nearest rivals! Some of the rugby played last year was probably the best that has ever been seen at Forton Road, albeit against some weaker opposition than in recent years. We plan on continuing to play an entertaining style of rugby in a friendly community based environment.

The new coaching team of Bob Adams, Mike Hill, Mark Moysey and Neil Weston hit it off from day 1 and they will again work together to ensure we are up to the sterner challenges of National League rugby. Tom Cowell will captain the side for a third term, assisted by Jake Goulson and as yet an un-named back who will share the vice captaincy duties. We are hopeful of having a number of new recruits on board when pre-season training starts on 23rd June.

The 2nd XV will be captained by Jonny Stiles who takes on the role again having successfully skippered the side several years ago. He will be assisted by Chris Upsher and Rich Harris, all three of whom still remain in contention for 1st team places, ambitions which they will hope to foster throughout the squad. Having won their League even sooner than the 1st XV they are also in for a tougher season as they come up against some strong opposition.

The Club will also run a 3rd XV under the guidance of Phil Davidson for those who don’t take their rugby too seriously where the emphasis will be on renewing old rivalries and friendships with local clubs but still within the jurisdiction of the Staffordshire Leagues where they finished as runners-up last season.

We are also hopeful of re-launching Veterans and Youth teams who will play on Saturdays and/or Sundays when the 3rd XV are not involved in League fixtures.

Under the “Culina School of Rugby” banner we also boast a thriving Colts, Mini and Junior Section running teams at all the various age groups all facilitated by a growing band of parents, coaches and many other valued volunteers.

We are always on the lookout for players of all ages and abilities so please come along to sample the warm and friendly environment of Newport Rugby Club.

Further information can be obtained from Chris Wilde, Director of Rugby, (07974 956848/ or from any other contacts listed on this website.

Next Fixture

Newport Salop RUFC 1xv
17th October 2015 - North Mids Cup v Newport Salop (Away) 3pm KO

Newport Salop RUFC 2xv
24th October 2015 - Newport Salop v Bromsgrove 2nd's (Home) 3pm KO

Newport Salop RUFC Colts


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Team P W D L B Pts
Old Halesonians5500424
Peterborough Lions5302315
Birmingham & Solihull5203311
Newport (Salop)5203210
Sutton Coldfield510415
Old Northamptonians500533
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Newport Salop RUFC Ltd
The Old Showground,
Forton Road,
TF10 8BU
Tel: (01952) 810021

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