Old Colstonians: Your local Bristol Rugby Club!

 

Come on down to training and join in. We are a very friendly and welcoming club so we look forward to seeing you there!

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Budapest 2015

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Training is every Tuesday and Thursday with a prompt 7.00pm start. Come along and join in!

We welcome players of all levels of experience, from school leavers to seasoned veterans.

Old Colstonians RFC train and play at Colstons School, on Bell Hill, Stapleton (Opposite the Bell Inn, next to the Holy Trinity Church)

OCRFC currently play in Gloucester Two 

A friendy, small and unique rugby club aspiring to play attractive running rugby.

Touring sides most welcome.

Location

Directions:

From the M32 (IKEA Junction) take the road towards Frenchay - and you will see the School on the right hand side after about half a mile. Go through the gates, take an immediate right, and you will see a cricket pavilion in front of you - this is the OCRFC club house.

 

OCs News

OC Supporters Lunch - 2nd April 2016 - OC Pavillion

2nd April 2016 - 12.30pm

Those who class themselves staunch OC supporters are cordially invited to raise a glass at the OC pavilion, put some money behind the bar before taking to the OC supporters wall to support those men proud enough to be representing the club.

There will be fine dining (all you can eat) curry at a meagre cost of just £25 a head followed by the mighty OC 1st XV taking to the field to face Aretians RFC in there league fixture in the pre-booked sunshine!  

All set to be a wonderful event

Please RSVP to Tommy Williams using the below details  

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Ben Smith

The feature filmed by and shown on Canal+ (French TV channel) about Ben Smith former OC RFC player. 

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Rugby World Cup Sweepstake

It is just 4 weeks one of the greatest competitions on the planet takes place, that right it’s the Rugby World Cup 2015!

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Season Launch Party

Saturday 12th September 2015

Old Colstonians RFC travel to Kingswood RFC in their first league fixture of the season. The mighty OC first team will return to the Clubhouse to be embraced by the masses at the OC Season Launch Party!

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OC Tour to Seville 2016

 That’s right, planning has started for the big tour to Seville 2016! Our tour guides Javi Macro and the Jesus will be leading the cultural exchange and ensuring OC tourists blend in and become fully native! 

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Next Game and Latest Result

Next games

Next 1XV game is TBC against:
on

Next 2XV game is TBC against:
on

Latest results

Latest 1XV game was Home against:
Kingswood : OCRFC

Latest 2XV game was Away against:
Barton Hill 2s 12:24 OCRFC

Click here for all the results and fixtures

1XV League table:

Click here to see the league table

2XV League table:

Click here to see the league table

Latest Match Report

The First XV rounded off January with a comprehensive victory (49-0) against Minchinhampton on Saturday. It was the completion of a clean sweep for the month which saw the squad claim their fourth win from four games, collecting 19 out of a possible 20 league points in the process.

 

Early rumours of a water logged pitch were sunk and, with credit to the Colston’s ground staff, the paddock looked to be in good condition given the recent inclement weather. With the rain gone and the sun out it was time to get down to business, unfortunately only four members of the squad realised what the time was with everyone else sticking strictly to OC time keeping and turned up late. Special exemption may be extended to Brad following his automobile mishap but that will be left for tour court.

Tardiness and ignorant motorists forgotten the team set about extracting revenge for the defeat suffered in the reverse fixture earlier in the season. There was a decent platform set by the forwards with a strong performance in the scrummage and excellent driving mauls from good lineout possession. The back row worked well as a unit and Ben Neville took full advantage of the good scrummaging with some impressive carries from the base.

Tries began to follow on from the forwards hard work as the possession gained fed into the structure put in place by the coaches. Straight running and effective support lines meant that ball carriers were able to put people into space and some neat offloading opened up the opposition defence time and time again. The effort put in on the training field is paying off.

Aside from the forward’s good work the foundation for this win was laid by the home side’s defence. It is difficult to pick out individuals as the collective effort was so effective, a wall of blue, black and gold was erected and everyone put their body on the line to ensure that no points were conceded. OCs continued to improve on their discipline, set their defensive line and smashed the opposition in the tackle at every opportunity. Special mention must go to Ben Shipwright who gave Minchinhampton’s young fly half a lesson in what to expect from senior rugby, reports are unconfirmed that the youngster was substituted so he could go find some clean underwear.

Nine tries were scored in all with winger Ben Williams breaking his drought emphatically with a hat trick, although James Clow was convinced he got first downward pressure on one of them. Fly half/Physio, Mike Jordan, skipped his way passed would be tacklers to score a great solo try. Unfortunately the same praise cannot be offered for his goal kicking, in spite of a pre-game lesson from injured skipper, OKS, Mike’s radar from the tee was a little off.

Other highlights from the afternoon were provided by Dan Exon who managed to butcher a two on one opportunity five metres from the line, opting to dummy and go himself only to knock on in the tackle from the opposition full back. Clearly still rattled by this “huge” hit Dan also forgot that when taking a free kick you’re supposed to use your foot not your knee to tap the ball, especially when deep in your own twenty two. He obviously felt our scrum defence needed further practise and luckily for him it was up to the job. He recovered well to score later in the game.

A butchered overlap and a poorly executed tap would normally be enough to secure a player the “D*ck of the Day” title but the experienced figure of Dave Moss would save young Dan those blushes. Making his return after a month long sabbatical in New Zealand former skipper Mossy put in a good half an hour shift, picking from the base of a ruck to tip toe his way up a tiny blind side belied his second row frame and showed everyone he’s still got it. However still excited from the yards he gained it was moments later when “young” Mr Moss would deliver the coup de grace to his pulsating second half appearance. Dave worked hard in support to take an offload from yet another of the OCs thrusts into the opposition half, he beat one man and broke another tackle only to discover he didn’t have the legs to make the try line. Unperturbed by this petty inconvenience he looked around for support only to find he was out on his own. Casting aside the shackles usually associated with a second row’s skill set he decided against taking contact and securing possession. Believing himself to have taken on the form of Carlos Spencer, he executed an audacious cross field chip for the youngsters out wide to chase. Gasps and groans followed from the side lines, eyes rolled back in coach Leeky’s head but Mossy displayed faith in his skills and he was relieved to see a blue, black and gold shirted team mate collect and score. During post-match analysis it was decided that the case should also be held over for tour court to deliberate on but it was suggested that not even Bally could get him off this time.

A solid team performance showed what this OC side is capable of and rounded off “Dry” January in style.

Vincimur Vincimus Semper Bibimus

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Latest Team Selection

OC 1XV -2nd April home to Aretians

Kick Off - 3.00pm

1. Bagley
2. Dursley
3. Harris
4. Ramsey
5. J Sowden
6. Sam Sowden
7. Dan exon
8. Shippy
9. Will Johnson
10. Mike Jordan
11. Kieran Laxen
12. Ant Stilwell
13. Tim Farmer
14. Ben Williams
15. OKS
16. Felix Amaye
17. Tom Childs
18. Ben Neville

 

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Shop

The club has a range of personal kit that can be bought directly from the supplier using their website. 

Also on offer are tickets for social events, tour deposit payments and various other special items. These can all be purchased through the OC website.

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OC Leaflet

We have created a leaflet for you to put up.

To download the club leaflet please click here.

Please print it off and put up around your work/local gym/anywhere you think new players will see it.

Club Facilities

The facilities at Old Colstonians disposal are arguably some of the best in Bristol for an amateur rugby club which means all year round training to enhance fitness and improve core skill levels no matter what the weather.

Pitches

The club has access to 6 rugby pitches.  The schools first team pitch is used for all home matches.

Weights Room and Cardiovascular

A fully equipped CV (Cardiovascular) suite and weights room is available for all players.  This set of equipment is very important throughout the season, especially for injured and recovering players.  Players are welcome to keep strength and fitness ticking over whilst main training is on.  Full recovery for players is of upmost importance to the club.  
Weights and CV also offer further training facilites if the training ground is hampered by snow, flood, or frost for our winter training.

Gymnasium

Often used in the winter months, the gymnasium offers a factility for keeping players fit and their skills on form.  Circuit training is a favorite in the gymnasium.

Top try scorers 2015/16

Tim Farmer8
Josh Thould8
Sam Sowden8
Felix Ameye6
Ant Stilwell6
Ollie K-S5
Mike Jordan5
Nick Parker4
Tom Dursley4
James Wilson3
Ben Wallace3
Tim Roe3
Tom Woofenden3
Rory Chappell3
Idrees Ibrahim3
James Clow3
Kieran Laxen3
Michael Ball3
Dan Exon3
Ben Williams3
Nigel Bagley3
George Burrows2
Ben Shipwright2
Matt Philips2
Joe Adorisio2
Henry Farmer2
Owen Harris1
Simon Braithwaite1
Alex Mormoris1
Dan Denning1

Most appearances for OCs 2015/16

Nigel Bagley25
Will Johnson22
Josh Thould21
Ant Stilwell21
Matt Pearson21
Tim Farmer20
Sam Sowden19
James Clow17
Ryan Neville16
Kieran Laxen16
Michael Ball16
Ben Williams15
Jack Sowden15
Ben Neville15
Robin Harris15
Ollie K-S14
Tom Dursley14
Josh Grant13
Felix Ameye13
Ben Shipwright12
Nathan Pratt12
Mike Jordan12
Dan Exon12
Josh Guest11
Simon Kelly10
Rory Shepherd10
Rory Chappell10
Henry Farmer9
Owen Harris9
John Forrest9

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player stats

Check out the player stats below:

Player
1XV App
2XV App
3XV App
Try
Conv
Pen
DG
Yellow
Red
Alex Beech
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Alex Mormoris
0
3
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
Andrew Mills
0
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
Andy Walton
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Ant Stilwell
20
1
0
6
0
2
0
0
0
Ben Charlton
1
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
Ben Mayes
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Ben Neville
13
2
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
Ben Shipwright
12
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
Ben Wallace
0
7
1
3
0
0
0
0
0
Ben Williams
15
0
0
3
1
0
0
0
0
Bobby Naeem
0
8
0
0
2
3
0
0
0
Brad Stone
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Callum Prescott
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Charlie Groves
0
4
0
0
11
1
0
0
0
Charlie Maidment
4
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
Connor Dunthorne
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Dan Denning
0
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
Dan Evans
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Dan Exon
10
2
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
Dan Woodman
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Darren Denning
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Dave Moss
6
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Dave Poole
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Dave Wynne-Jones
3
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
Dom Saunders
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Dylan Kaye
1
4
1
0
2
0
0
0
0
Felix Ameye
6
7
0
6
2
0
0
0
0
Fraser Crawford
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Gareth Keogh
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
George Burrows
0
2
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
Greg Hodge
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
Harry Coulthard
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Henry Farmer
4
5
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
Henry Willis
1
2
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
Idrees Ibrahim
0
1
1
3
0
0
0
0
0
Isa Ghardian
1
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Jack Sowden
15
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
Jack Stephens
2
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
James Adams
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
James Clow
11
6
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
James Wilson
5
1
0
3
2
0
0
0
0
Jamie Tibbles
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Javi Macarro
5
4
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
Joe Adorisio
0
4
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
Joe Marcer
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Joe Swift
0
3
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
Joe Tolman
1
6
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
John Forrest
0
8
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
Joseph Mafe
2
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Josh Grant
11
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Josh Guest
1
9
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
Josh Thould
20
1
0
8
0
0
0
0
0
Josh Ticehurst
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Keiran Poole
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Kieran Laxen
12
4
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
Lawrence Evans
8
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
Lewis Wathing
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Matt Bell
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Matt Leek
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Matt Pearson
16
5
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
Matt Philips
0
2
0
2
2
0
0
0
0
Max Tomlinson
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Michael Ball
14
2
0
3
4
2
0
0
0
Mike Jones
1
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
Mike Jordan
12
0
0
5
8
7
0
0
0
Nathan Pratt
12
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Nick Parker
0
1
0
4
0
0
0
0
0
Nick Reeves
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Nigel Bagley
21
3
1
3
0
0
0
0
0
Ollie K-S
14
0
0
5
11
12
0
0
0
Oscar Knight
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Owen Harris
5
4
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
Piers Taylor
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Ramazan Ekpinov
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Rob Cann
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Robin Harris
10
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Rory Chappell
2
8
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
Rory Shepherd
2
7
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
Russ Attwood
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Ryan Neville
13
3
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
Ryan Warren
1
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Saimone Takape
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Sam Coleman
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Sam Dron
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Sam Roberts
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Sam Sowden
19
0
0
8
0
0
0
0
0
Sam Taylor
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Simon Braithwaite
0
3
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
Simon Kelly
9
1
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
Steve Auburn
2
2
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
Stu Harris
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Tim Farmer
19
1
0
8
0
0
0
0
0
Tim Pike
2
2
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
Tim Roe
3
3
1
3
0
0
0
0
0
Tom Brown
2
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
Tom Dursley
9
5
0
4
0
0
0
0
0
Tom Geyton
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Tom Harris
0
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Tom Stilwel
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Tom Woofenden
4
1
1
3
4
1
0
0
0
Will Johnson
19
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Will Jones
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

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