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MrCeltFeb16Following a pitch inspection this morning at 10.45, regrettably, today’s game, against Penarth, has been called off.

2nd February: Rugby this coming weekend.First XV at home to Penarth, Second XV away to St. Joseph’s – 12 noon Kick off. Meanwhile the Youth travel to Glamorgan Wanderers.
14.25 – France v Italy
16.50 – Scotland v England

31st January: First XV game postponed. Seconds go down to Rumney 11-3.

23rd January: Two narrow defeats today for the first and second XV. The seconds were unable to do the double over Barry II, having beaten them in the cup last week, and so lost today 12-5. Meanwhile the First XV travelled up to Dowlais (Top) and battled hard in the cold. The game started well for the home team overpowering our pack with three successive scrums which lead to a penalty try. A strong home forward pack dominated the Rocks taking the score quickly to 21 nil. The home team used the wind to good effect pinning the Rocks back in their own 22 for most of the first half. Whatever the team talk at half time certainly worked and the Rocks scored two good tries and added a penalty. One more try would have brought home the spoils, but it was not to be. Final score Dowlais 21-15 Rocks.

17th January: it’s not often that any two games end up with the same result, but yesterday the Firsts and Seconds beat Pontyclun and Barry 10-5. Nice going.

12th January: Rugby this coming weekend: Firsts – away to Pontyclun; Seconds – away to Barry; Thirds – home to Pentyrch. Fancy a run out? Contact Andrew Chandler.

9th January: Rocks 41-0 Treherbert. Considering the dreadful weather, the Rocks played some of the best rugby of the season so far. St. Peter’s started well with three killer tries in the first twenty minutes as the rain battered the Harlequins playing fields. The game itself kicked off a few minutes early as both teams agreed that a warm up was pointless if you were going to end up cold and wet!! Half time was probably one of the shortest ever too.
Treherbert started the second half strong with twenty minutes of pressure in the Rocks half, but strong tackling and cover defence kept the travelling Treherbert boys away from the red zone. Two final quick tries finished the game off to take the bonus point win. And… on the stroke of the final whistle – the rain stopped. Well done Rocks and thanks to the Treherbert players, spectators and committee for a fulfilled fixture.

8th January: Unfortunately, the second team game is off tomorrow – Firsts still on!

6th January 2016: Let’s hope the weather allows for some Rugby this weekend. First XV at home to Treherbert; Second XV also at home to Clwb Rygbi II.

31st December: Shocked and Stunned!!! Seconds and Thirds are off on Saturday. Frank has got a lot to answer for!!!

28th December: Rugby for the coming weekend: 2nd January 2016. Second XV entertain Llanishen II on the Harlequins. The game of the day for the Rocks will be the Youth v Cowbridge on the Arms Park – 12 Noon Kick off. Happy New Year.

22nd December: Christmas Opening Times

Christmas Day – 12.00-14.00.
Boxing Day – 12.00-23.00
Karaoke / Disco from 19.00. Feel free to bring your own nibbles, snacks and turkey sandwiches.

6th December: For the second time this season, The Rocks and Dinas share the spoils. Having drawn 12 a-piece at the beginning of the season, yesterday ended 5 all away at Dinas. The seconds were less fortunate going down 5-54 to the Squirrels.

3rd December: Peter O’Brien’s funeral will take place on Thursday 10th December, 1:30pm, at Christ the King Church, Cardiff; 3.30pm at the crematorium and later at Llanishen Rugby Club. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Peter’s life.

3rd December: Three games on this weekend. First XV away to Dinas Powys. Second XV at home to Rhiwbina and the Youth to face Llanishen. Good luck to all.

1st December: Wales v Scotland Hospitality at St. Peter’s Rugby Club: 13th February 2016- Details here.

30th November: It’s three out of three to the Two Gang.

29th November: After the washout of yesterday, where no fixtures were played, here’s hoping that the storms will ease up for next weekend’s fixtures. The First XV travel to Dinas Powys, Second XV will be at home to Rhiwbina II and the Cavaliers are also at home to Sully Sports II. Umbrellas permitting.

25th November: Rugby this weekend: The First XV are away to Pontyclun, Second XV are also away – to Dinas Powys, Third XV at home to Canton – please contact Andrew Chandler with your availability.

24th November: Message from Mr Celt

Dear Player,
I have had a change of heart, as regards putting on a Christmas 3 day Rugby Camp as several parents thought it would give them valuable Shopping time! So once again the venue is at St Peter’s RFC….10am Start-3.30pm finish but I am happy to be there to start the Registration from 8.30am which suits some parents. The date is Monday 21st Dec-Wed 23rd Dec and cost us £20.00 per day or £52.50 for all 3 days. Lunch Pack and drink required along with gum shield head guard (not essential) Boots & Trainers (door in doors weather dependant) Regards Mark Ring T/A Mr Celt

18th November: The committee, members and friends of St. Peter’s RFC, would like to send their sincere condolences to the family of Peter O’Brien who died this morning. Peter was a well loved and exceptionally popular member, who represented the club in baseball and rugby. He was a founder member and current (three times) club champion of St. Peter’s Bowls Club. Peter was a family man. Husband to Marie and father of Keiran, Hannah, Sean, Rachel, Martha and Dominic; son of Sheila and Bart; brother of Bernard, Kevin and Catherine. He will be sadly missed.

14th November: Good win for the Rocks away at Gwernyfed in the rain. Gwernyfed 10-19 Rocks. Seconds game was cancelled. Club Social Evening 21st November Next Week – Three Home Games – Let’s all stay on for an hour or six. Could be a quiet one!!!

8th November: Good win for the Seconds yesterday at Cardiff Quinns 12-22

6th November: First XV  v Penarth is off due to waterlogged pitch.  Second XV game is still on.

5th November: Rocks Rugby this weekend. First XV at home to Penarth. This is a second v third place game and well worth a visit to the Harlequins on Saturday afternoon. Second XV will be travelling across the city to Cardiff Quinns. Meet at 12.15 at the club. If  you are going straight there contact Chadler on 07725952594.

Managed Return to the use of the Second Team Pitch

As you can all see the second team pitch now has a thick growth of grass on the surface. For the pitch to stay safe this surface will have to be maintained. To ensure this the following plan is to be implemented.

  • Only selected matches are to be played on the pitch.
  • Under no circumstances is the pitch to be used for training
  • Only youth and senior matches are to be played on the pitch.
  • Juniors not to use the pitch.

Joe Sweeney

24th October: Disappointing result for the First XV away to Llantrisant today, 24-19. The seconds (under the tutelage of Andrew ‘make sure you mention my 100 percent record’ Chandler) were victorious over Rumney 22-19.

13th October:

1.00PM kick off

It’s cup week at the Rocks. First XV v Clwb Rybgi Caerdydd in the SWALEC Bowl Cup Competition – .

10th October: Good win for the First XV, today on the Harlequins, scoring 5 tries against Abercynon to win 33-26. Tries by David Mitchell, Amir Jiwa Walji, Rhys Andrews (2) and Luke O’Brien. The rest of the points went to the boot of Alex Jones, moving us into second place behind Porth Harlequins. The seconds lost away narrowly to neighbours Rhiwbina 15-14 in the Mallett Cup. The youth beat Llantwit Fardre 8-21.

5th October: Rugby this weekend. First XV have a 1.00pm kick off against Abercynon at home. Seconds have a 1.00pm Mallet Cup Kick off at Caedelyn Park against Rhiwbina II.

4th October: 

a massive thank you to richard jones coach st peters u 13s he managed to get 100 tickets for the new zeland all blacks game the tickets were all on level 4 half way line and 30 players were in a sponsors box thank you to the wru for making the tickets available for the kids great foresight tickets were priced at £150 each this the rugby community at its best great night by all stand by for daimien geggers haka with the u11`s out side after the match and the Georgian coachs bon amiee the crowd were fantastic the supporters were fantastic pile ons and selfies with Georgian supporters all nite in fan zone . THIS IS WAY WE PLAY RUGBY


4th October: Two good wins for the Rocks yesterday and one great win for Wales yesterday. The First XV had a narrow win over Dowlais on the Harlequins 30-28 and the thirds travelled to Pentyrch to bring home a win 5-17. Glamorgan Wanderers II cancelled on their fixture with us. Australia beat England 33-13 and knocked them out of the World Cup 2015. Bless.

29th September: It’s true! Wales AND Ireland are ahead of France, but beware – Fiji are in the Top Ten.

29th September: Congratulations to our U12’s who have won the 2015-16 Cardiff & Vale District Tournament on Sunday: Report

27th September: On one of the hottest September days in many years, the First XV travelled to, newly promoted, Treherbert, at the head of the Rhondda Fawr valley and were welcomed with a sign on the stand stating ‘Welcome to Hell’. Unfortunatley for the home team, St. Peter and the team opened the gates of heaven and extinguished the burning home fires with a six try, running spectacle, to head home with a 10-39 win. Tries by James Morris, David Mitchell and a brace for Luke O’Brien and Benon Kizza (is that a pair of braces?) ran the ball at pace splitting the home defence three times before half time. Kizza running in the best of the six with a 40 yard, side-stepping, sprint to the line. Treherbert crossed for  consolation in the dying embers of the game. And Wales beat England 25-28 :).

20th September – Mixed results yesterday for the Rocks yesterday. Firsts lost 29-38 to Porth Harlequins in the League whilst the Seconds beat St. Joseph’s Seconds 28-17 in the East District Cup.

17th September: Arrangements for this weekend as we have four games scheduled at home. Thank you to Old Pens for agreeing to switch the fixture.

Senior 1st Team, Home on first team pitch.
Youth 1st Team, Home on Second team pitch.
Senior 2nd Team, Home but playing at Cardiff Uni pitches in Llanrumney.
Youth 2nd Team, Away at Penarth playing at Old Pens ground.

14th September: Rugby this coming weekend. First XV at home to Porth Harlequins. Seconds at home to St. Joseph’s II in the East District Cup – this will be played at the University Playing Fields, Ball Rd. No game for the thirds yet.

13th September: Good win for the First XV yesterday away to Clwb Rygbi on Pontcanna field. The Rocks came away with a 26-19 bonus point win. The seconds had a good day out with a 51-0 win over Barry II. The Third team game was abandoned after half an hour at 12-12. Youth also had a good win 0-23 over Chepstow.

Please note due to the fact we only have two pitches, we have booked‎ the University Fields for some dates this season. You will be advised whether your match will be played at this venue the week of the game.

Saturday 19th September 2015
Saturday 7th November 2015
Saturday 21st November 2015
Saturday 9th January 2016

5th September: It’s a draw and a win for the seniors today. The First XV drew with, newly promoted, Dinas Powis 30-30 whilst the Second XV beat CRCC 24-12 away at Llandaff Fields.

4th September: The first XV are looking for a regular touch judge who is able to ‘run the line’ at all the home games (and away if possible) for this coming season. If you feel that you are able to help out – please bring your boots and see Rhodri (Team Manager). Alternatively email here.


The funeral of Gwylim will be on the 1st of September at Thornhill Crematorium. Wenault chapel 11am.  And afterward at St. Peter’s RFC.
Thank you.
Paul and Angela Ring.

30th August: Pre-Season match reports from Markhere.

28th August: Message from Rodri… as well as the Firsts playing Mountain Ash at home this weekend. We also have a second home fixture against Caerau Ely that’s designed to be a run out for the 2nds and 3rds ahead of their league games. Both are 12pm kick offs so we can watch the Wales game afterwards. All players welcome, please let Mark, Gerald, Andrew or Conky know if you are available. Come for a drink if nothing else !

22nd August: The full range of fixtures is now available for the seniors HERE. Summary download HERE.

22nd August: Youth at home today. Seniors Away to Dunvant.

20th August: Many thanks to more of our shirt sponsors: Rocks will be sporting a home kit and an away kit this season. The away kit will be that of the, now defunct, St. David’s RFC of Cardiff, who used to play their home games on the third pitch, or the right hand pitch, at Blackweir.

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17th August: 

Hi. For those of you that didn’t know. Gwilym khan. (Matthews grandad. And ringos father in law) passed away a couple of days ago. Just In case you would like to know, the funeral of gwylim will be on the 1st of September at thornhill crem. Wenault chapel 11am.  And afterward at St. Peter’s RFC.
Thank you.
Paul and Angela Ring.

14th August:
Youth Warm up games:  Penygraig at home 22nd and Gilfach Goch away on the 29th August.
Senior Warm up games: Dunvant Away 22nd and then Mountain Ash home 29th.

6th August: AGM is now on 5th September 12 noon.

4th August: Many thanks to Sarah Hussain, from Nuffield Health, who presented Mark Ring (Head Coach) with our new kit for the coming season.

The future AND the past is Green and Black!!!28th July: There is clearly a lot of dissatisfaction around the city at the moment with the introduction of the new waste collection service refuse containers. It’s an emotive subject which affects every household and is extremely upsetting to many many people who care about our city and how it presents itself to the world. For a large proportion of Cardiff’s population it’s simply an unnecessary inconvenience and a restriction on what and where and when we can dispose of our household waste  –  but don’t you just love the choice of colours!!!

21st July: Frank Johnson’s funeral will be Friday 24th July at 10.45 at St. Cadoc’s Church, Parracombe Crescent, Llanrumney.

Cardiff & District Sevens Tournament 2015
Harlequins Playing Field
Sunday 19th July 2015

The Draw

10th July: The committee, members and friends of St. Peter’s RFC, would like to send their sincere condolences to the family of Frank Johnson who suddenly passed away in the early hours of this morning. Thank you to Mr Chris Goulden for sending the following email to the club…

Dear St. Peters,
I’d like to bring to your attention that Frank Johnson (my father in law) passed away early this morning, aged 90. He played for the Rocks for many years into his forties, and captained the 1st team sometime during the late 50s and 60s. He was fondly known as blind side as although playing mostly at hooked,  he’d lost an eye during an industrial accident. I’m sure some of the older members will remember him fondly, and I’d be grateful if you bring this to their attention on the notice board. The details of his funeral will be put in the ‘Echo’ next week.
Chris Goulden

9th July: Many thanks to Frank Sullivan for providing the information.

The photograph below was taken in 1985 at Llandaff  Rugby Club. The vets went on to play a number of games that year including a ‘tour’ to Plymouth. Names below

Inaugural Vets

Back Row: Mike (Radar) Payne, John Evans, Sid Judd, Terry Coughlin, Frank Jones, Mike Morgan, Paul Barry, Bernard Fowler, Tony Barry, Arthur Thomas, Tony Phippin, Mike Coughlin, Lawrence Camilleri.

Front Row: Terry Johnston, Mike Thomas, Andy Laver, Lexi McCormac, Frank Sullivan, Joe Crocker, Chris Corsi.

4th July: Preseason Training starts Tuesday 7th July at 6pm start. Training will then be on Tuesdays and Thursdays 6pm, Saturdays 9.30am etc. Harlequins Playing Field. Contact Mark Ring for more details: 07515710191.

Youth Training: Thursdays – 18.30.

26th June: After nearly six weeks of being down the site is nearly back…nearly. There will continue to be missing pictures and files here and there,  but it will get sorted eventually… eventually.

22nd June: MRCELT Announces Summer Rugby Camp dates.

CAMP 1: 29-31 July
CAMP 2: 12-14 August
CAMP 3: 26-28 August 2015.
8.30am drop off if required
10am-3.30pm Start-Finish

£20.00 per day or £52.50 for all 3 days….
Baseball Cap/sun block advised.

Contact Mark to book your place at

13th June: Notice of future events

Cardiff & District Sevens Tournament at the Harlequins. Sunday 19th July. The last time this trophy was played for was in 1991. Should be a good do!!

13th June:

VENUE: St. Peter’s RFC. Minster Rd. Cardiff
DATE: 17th July 2015
TIME: 6.00pm

The details of the AGM for 2015 are above. Please be aware that in compliance with the rules of Incorporation of the Club (Constitution)…
  1. The Members of the Club shall be the persons whose names are for the time being entered in the Register of Members. Application forms, for consideration of membership, will be available at the AGM
  2. Any proposal shall be submitted in writing to the Secretary by 30 June duly proposed by one Member and seconded by another.
  3. th Any member shall have the right to make not more than one nomination, with the written consent of the candidate, for election as one of the Committee Members.  Such nominations must be sent in writing so as to reach the Secretary by 30 June.  The Committee shall also have the right to make nominations for the election of Committee Members without restriction on the number of nominations.

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