6th March 2014: Many thanks to Matt and Alison, of the Splott Cottage, <more>
Youth Fundraiser for the whole club – RATTLESNAKE:
There are a few games on this weekend, starting with two games for our seniors on Saturday against Exeter Engineers Firsts and Seconds – 12.45 ko.
Then on Sunday, before the main event in Twickenham, our youth team will be playing their own international against Dorchester Colts as a curtain raiser. Let’s make it an early start on Sunday and support our Youth.
3rd March: Best wishes from all at the club to Nathan (Frosty) Whetton who put himself on the line with a cracking tackle on Saturday against Wattstown. Unfortunately for Frosty most of the cracking was in his face. Latest reports is that he is doing well with an operation scheduled for tomorrow (4th March). Many thanks to the players and committee of Wattstown RFC to for they’re concern having called Stef to see how he was.
3rd March: Many congratulations to Jordan Viggers and Rob Lewis who have made the Welsh U18′s Squad to play against France & England read more.
27th February: Rocking all over the world goes French.
26th February: Games this weekend – First team at home to Wattstown. Seconds away to Llanishen II.
26th February: We are now adding ways to get in touch with players and members using the TEAMER website and App. If you have not received your invitation to join TEAMER this morning via email, please send an email to Kevin at email@example.com to join the players mailing list. The app is available for your Iphones and android phones / tablets at http://teamer.net/pages/apps.
19th February: We still have a number of £75.00 tickets available for the Wales v France game on Friday evening. If you would like tickets please contact Joe Sweeney on 07812136468
14th February: Tomorrow’s game V Penarth is OFF – waterlogged pitch. Training Wednesday. Seconds also off.
We understand how passionate you can all be about supporting our teams and that is a good thing and to be encouraged. However, if you have any issues with our opponents or their supporters please refrain from engaging in any correspondence (electronic or otherwise) with them as this could put our Club in an embarrassing, difficult or exposed position. If there are instances where you have a genuine grievance, please bring the matter to the attention of your Team Manager or Coach who will raise it with your Committee for action.
7th February: Senior training at the club 12.00 – 1.30pm tomorrow (Saturday) before the Wales V Ireland game and beer in the club after. A good turnout is needed to prepare for 3 league games on successive Saturdays starting v Penarth at home on the 15th. Jeff
Senior Training Training for all senior players this week is Thursday (6th February) at Cardiff High School on the 3G all weather surface at 7.30 – 9.00pm Please make every effort to attend. We are also planning to train at the Club on Saturday prior to the Ireland V Wales game. If the session is well supported the club will even throw in free beer for those who attend!
2nd February: The committee, members and friends of St. Peter’s RFC, would like to send their sincere condolences to the family of Alan Mitchem who passed away on Wednesday 29th January. Alan was a life-long member of St. Peter’s RFC Rugby, Baseball and also the Bowls Club. Notably at the rugby club, Alan held the post of Youth Secretary 1969/70 and was also part of the Ground Committee who eventually secured the facility at the Harlequins. He was respectfully remembered at today’s Annual Bowls Club Dinner and will be sadly missed. We would like to wish his family our thoughts and respect at this time.
YOUTH NEWS - Ed Poynter has left for a rugby sabbatical in New Zealand. And Jordan Viggers and Rob Lewis have been selected for the Welsh FIRA Under18s squad.
Ladies and Gents,We have a group of Italian rugby fans coming to the club on Saturday. They are bringing plenty of food for a sitdown meal before they go into the game. They have invited St Peter’s members to sit down with them at 12noon for a social event. Could all those available please make an effort to attend as they are planing to come back after the game and hopefully enjoy a good Welsh rugby club evening. It would be nice for us to have representation from the youth, juniors, seniors and committee. Please make every effort. Thanks.Joe
30th January: Congratulations to Ed Dobbs who played in Cardiff’s 59-10 victory over Llandaff at the Arms Park last night.
Quiz question – Cardiff RFC played four community friendlies during the last few weeks. Who was the only team that they failed to score more than 50 points against?
25th January: Brecon 42 – 3 St. Peter’s. Next game 15th February – Penarth at home. Next week the Italians are coming kick off 2.30pm, followed by France v England at 6pm.
We have been very fortunate and attracted generous sponsorship for our Youth Team from car valeting experts VPS Valeting which has been used to provide training tops, polo shirts and hoodies for the whole squad.More.
24th January: 1st XV V Brecon 25/01/14 Matt Arnold, Jack Huntley, Ben Chandler, John Morris, Cobi Flowers, Rob Ryan, Lewis Dawes, Nathan Whetton, Richie Thomas, Ed Dobbs, Arturs Kotzels, Kris Barry, Rhys Meredith, Nick Kelly and Elliott Regan Reps: Mike Fussey, David Price, Jack Hoskins, Jack Smith & Matt O’Brien Bus leaving club at 12.15.
Second and Third team games are off – Thanks to the weather.
23rd January: A very big thank you and huge congratulations on behalf of the coaching team to all the players involved last night. The way everyone rose to the occasion and put in such a committed and high quality performance was very heartening and bodes well for the future. You did yourselves and your Club proud. The future is bright – the future is green & black!
To see the faces of the players leaving the pitch last night, you would have thought that Cardiff had lost. St. Peter’s held the Arms Park team to a 42-10 score line with only one try a piece in the second half.Report.
Did you hear Ringo on the Radio before the game on Wednesday night. As one of the players from 21 years ago, listen to Paul’s Radio Wales interview here.
20th January: Two days to Go! Remind yourself. There is an open invitation to all past players who played in the 014-16 game 21 years ago to join us in the Cardiff Athletic Bar after the game. Contact Terry for more information.
19th January: Squad for fixture V Cardiff RFC
Matt Arnold, Jack Huntley, Bryn Evans, Ben Davies, Callum Sheedy, Ben Chandler, Ben Foley, Josh Kelly, Matt O’Brien, Oscar Flowers, Cobi Flowers, Rob Ryan, John Morris, Ed Poynter, Tom O’Brien, Lewis Dawes, Rory Harries Ed Dobbs, Nathan Whetton, Simon Colley, Mike Fussy, David Price, Scott Carmichael, Ryan Spriggs, Kris Barry, Arturs Kotzels, Matt Murphy, Jack Hoskins, Jordan Rowe, Adam Howard, Richie Thomas, Nick Kelly, Jack Smith, Matt Corfield, Robert Perry, Tom Jeffs, Rhys Meredith, Elliott Regan All players must make every effort to attend training on Tuesday at UWIC.
18th January: Lottery Numbers 1-8-9-16.
Tylorstown RFC 13-23 St Peter’s RFC . Seconds lose 10-12 to Cardiff Harlequins II and thirds lose 20-32 to Barry III.
It was ‘hats off’ today to the Rocks at Penrhys Park on a day when you certainly needed to keep your hats on! It was not just hats, but wellies, packamaks and umbrellas as the rain battered down for the full 80 minutes. Whilst both teams made valiant efforts to play some entertaining rugby, you can’t blame any of the players when the fastest anyone moved all afternoon was towards the showers at the final whistle. Weather 1 – 0 Rugby. Well done to the Tylorstown Pitch Fork brigade for making the game happen. Thank you. Only one other game was played in this division today – Fairwater 0 – 7 Porth Harlequins.More
1st XV V Tylorstown – 18/01/14
Matt Arnold, Jack Huntley, Josh Kelly, Ben Davies, Cobi Flowers, Rob Regan, Tom O’brien, Scott Carmichael, Richie Thomas, Ed Dobbs, Arturs Kotzels, Kris Barry, Rhys Meredith, Nick Kelly, Elliott Regan. Reps: David Price, Jack Hoskins, Jack Smith & Lewis Dawes Players to report 12.15 for a 12.30 prompt departure
16th January: 6 Days to go… OOO – OO
Training has been arranged for Tuesday 21st January in preparation for the Cardiff RFC match at Cardiff Arms Park the following evening – 5.30pm for a prompt 6.00pm start at UWIC, Cyncoed on the floodlit Astro Turf hockey pitch. Squad for the game to be announced following Saturday’s important 1st XV league fixture at Tylorstown and other Club fixtures. All players should make every effort to attend – if you’re unable to for whatever reason please let Paul O’Brien or Paul Ring know (youth players).
15th January: 21 Years on. St Peter’s RFC v Cardiff at the Arms Park next Wednesday 19.45 KO.
21st anniversary of the time we beat Alec Evan’s Cardiff. Tickets £2 kids £5 adults. Let’s get there and cheer our Rocks off. BELIEVE!! It could happen again!! Wear your shirts. Let’s turn Cardiff Arms Park Green and Black. It may be a school night, but it’s not every day a club such as Cardiff RFC get a second crack at St. Peter’s RFC. Let’s see how many zero’s they start with this time!!
Remind yourself – Cardiff RFC 014 – 16 St Peter’s RFC
14th January: Match Report by Dylan Baulch for the Under 8′s… and it makes so much more sense than Denfa’s!!
11th January: Lottery numbers: 5 – 6 – 7 – 24. Download Entry Form HERE
11th January: Many happy returns to our barman – Daniel ‘The Pirate’ Gallagher – who is 21 today. Happy Birthday mate.
8th January: St Peters RFC V Cinderford (Gloucestershire) in a senior friendly on Saturday 11th January at home. All who show up will play – 12.45pm at Club.
The Youth and Development squads both have fixtures away, but will be returning to the club after the game. There will be a team (and members) social in the downstairs bar. Happy birthday to Christie, Ed and Rory.
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7th January: Date for you Diary: Wednesday 22nd January – Cardiff RFC v St. Peter’s RFC evening kick off on the Arms Park. It’s 25 years on and the return fixture is here!! 000-00
6th January: The players, members and committee would like to express their thanks to Mike Crusher Payne who has, reluctantly, stood down as Fixture Secretary. Thanks also to Gerald Assassin Phillips who has taken over this position. Gerald may be contacted on 07895693106.
5th January: Lottery numbers for this week – 6, 21, 22, 24.
4th January: St Peter’s First XV started off 2014 with a hard fought 19-13 win over Gwernyfed on the Harlequins today. Outscoring the travelling Gwernyfed by three tries to two, the Rocks battled hard against a well organised Powys team. Whilst both teams had an off day with the boot, it was two golden moments from flying wing, Josh Kelly, who proved the difference between the two teams this afternoon. <<More – including Div3SE table>>
- Today’s game v Gwernyfed…Following a pitch inspection – The game IS ON!!
- Youth game is OFF!!
31st December: Senior Training this week will be on Thursday 2nd at 6.30pm. Happy New Year.
Lottery numbers this week: 5 – 9 – 23 – 24
St. Peter’s 17-34 Pentyrch.
First team squad for league fixture V Pentyrch Saturday 28th December at home: From: Matt Arnold, Matt O’Brien, Josh Kelly, Rob Ryan, Jon Morris, james Mullane, Cobi Flowers, Tom O’Brien, Lewis Dawes, Mike Fussey, Richie Thomas, Ed Dobbs, Kris Barry, Arturs Kotzels, Rhys Meredith, Luke Riordan, Nick Kelly, Gareth Norman, Matt Khan, Ryan Spriggs, Simon Colley & David Price. Any player unavailable to contact Team Manager Paul O’Brien ASAP.
Players to meet at the clubhouse 12.45pm for a 1.00pm team meeting.
24th December: It’s the New Rocks Lottery – Are You In? This week’s numbers 13, 16, 17, 22.
20th December: Rugby cancelled tomorrow. Club Christmas Festivities for EVERYONE Saturday evening. Christmas Jumper night. Carols and Open Mike. Start as early as you want. Club open from 12 noon. Let’s make it a ‘goodun’. Merry Christmas to all.
18th December: Watch our very own Finnley Davies in the Cardiff Blues One Region United Video. If the link does not work – go to Youtube and search for ‘Cardiff Blues One Region United’.
17th December: Club game v Rhiwbina on Saturday before the Christmas Jumper party. Kick off 2.00pm.
JUNIOR CALENDARS: Anyone who wants to buy a Junior Calendar (£7) can get one from the Tuck Shop at the Club on Sunday 22nd December 10.30-12.30. Otherwise, contact your Rugby Coach to place an order
15th December: Only one week until our Annual Christmas Jumpers event. Everyone invited, the more the merrier. Also let Paul O’Brien know any carols/Christmas songs you would like on the song sheet.