Newport Salop RUFC


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 one of the most senior clubs in the area playing our rugby in Midlands 1 (West). Relegated from National 3 (Midlands) on the final Saturday of last season, despite amassing 51 league points, we will be doing our utmost to bounce back at the first attempt, continuing to play an entertaining style of rugby in a friendly community based environment.

A new coaching team is in place headed up by Bob Adams who has a great record nurturing and developing young players to achieve their full potential. He will be assisted by Mike Hill who has been recruited from Stourbridge as 1st Team Player/Coach and by Mark Moysey, Neil Weston, Phil Wilkes, Pom Tutt and Craig Ingram. A selection of senior players will also be contributing to the format and running of the sessions. Tom Cowell will again captain the side and we are hoping to have a number of new recruits on show when pre-season training starts on 1st July.

An exciting change taking place this year is the inclusion of the Colts XV within the senior set up aimed at retaining a much higher number of players once their school and college days are over.

Despite their relegation the 1st XV finished the season on a high with a thrilling 20-18 victory over Worcester Wanderers to lift the North Midlands Cup for only the second time in the Club’s history.

The 2nd XV will be captained by Dave Pugh who hopes to develop a side that will push the 1st XV for starting places whilst maintaining the impetus generated by James Wilcox and Simon Holland in the second half of last season.

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 whilst keeping travelling to a minimum.

The extension and improvements to the Clubhouse are now complete and plans for the refurbishment of the Club’s changing facilities are now well advanced with efforts being made to secure a significant amount of RFU funding to help with the project.

The Club also boasts a thriving Colts, Mini and Juniors Section running teams at all the various age groups and is certainly one of the main reasons the Club needed to expand to accommodate the growing band of players, 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
Players AGM - Wednesday 6th May 7.30 pm

Newport Salop RUFC 2xv

Newport Salop RUFC 3xv

Newport Salop RUFC Colts


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Players AGM - Wednesday 6th May 7.30 pm
29th April 2015
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Match Report
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League Table

Team P W D L B Pts
Newport (Salop) 26250125 125
Worcester Wanderers 26191615 93
Hereford 26190713 89
Crewe and Nantwich 261501120 80
Stratford Upon Avon 261511014 71
Stoke on Trent 261401215 71
Whitchurch 261301316 68
Walsall 261211312 62
Kenilworth 261211310 60
Leek 26801814 46
Silhillians 26621817 45
Barkers Butts 26801811 43
Earlsdon 26602011 35
Berkswell & Balsall 2662185 28
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Newport Salop RUFC Ltd
The Old Showground,
Forton Road,
TF10 8BU
Tel: (01952) 810021

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