Bill Beaumont Senior Men’s County Championship 2017

County Championship Poster 2017a

Easter Weekend – Cheshire Competitions results

‘Congratulation’s to the winners of the Cheshire Competitions

Cup Final:- Caldy  35  v  19  Sandbach

Vase Final:- Birkenhead Pk.  10  v  36  Northwich

Bowl Final: Hoylake  25  v  20  Winnington Pk.

Plate Final: Oldershaw  8  v  26  Port Sunlight

Cheshire U20’s 22 Lancs 17 @ Birkenhead Park RUFC 16/4/17

With a couple of injuries in the ranks over the past 2 weeks, and other commitments; some minor adjustments needed to be made to the Cheshire team for this semi final fixture.

The last time Cheshire hosted Lancs on 19/3/17 @ Lymm RUFC, the home team dominated performance, leading to the 41-7 result that importantly achieved the team’s primary objective in gaining promotion.  A similar dominant  Cestrian performance resulting in 35-5 win v Notts / Lincs / Derby on 2/4/17 at Wilmslow brought about this semi at Park against Lancs once more.

Not being complacent Cheshire knew Lancs would be ‘throwing the kitchen sink’ at this game bringing to Park, a very different team and a very different game plan. They did not disappoint. With 9 changes to the team sheet, again man for man the Cheshire forwards were against their larger counterparts, and a much more effective  challenge from the refreshed Lancs back line who kept the ball alive searching  for a channel as they put width on every ball as they sought out their play makers.

Once more however the young Cheshire forwards dominated the constantly reversing Lancashire scrum, Lancs lucky not to concede more penalties from their many set piece infringements  as they ‘popped up’, ‘broke binds’ and generally could not compete loosing every contest. The line was a slightly more evenly met contest, but once again it was the Cestrian forwards who put down the mark to control this game and successfully impede the Lancs set piece

The game was played in true competitive spirit, two rival camps determined to commit to this cause. Both seeking the one ultimate prize. The W.

In 80 minutes Lancs secured 3 tries against the 4 of their hosts. In a far more challenging sequence of phases the defence of both teams was tested to the full, forced errors and lapse in ‘D’ allowing the breakthroughs on both sides. With Conversions / penalties the final score not only reinforced Cestrian promotion, but now places them in the Final against Dorset to be held at Worcester RUFC Six ways (Date / details TBC)

After the game Manager Ian Stanton in his assesment of the game said “Our first objective was promotion the guys achieved that back at Lymm, so there was no pressure on them today ..job done.   We knew Lancs were smarting, and we knew they would make changes, maybe not so many, but they did .. So it was interesting to see their new back line perform against us today, Our guys played some great rugby, Once again the forwards set the control, they all used  a pretty lively defence when required .The team was particularly looking forward to this fixture, but .. We had to make a few adjustments, and now they have their well deserved place in the final … they have gelled and it’s great to see them keep performing at this level. I’m very proud of the lads all of whom have ‘bought in’ to this years commitment.. but I must also mention the valuable coaching skills and drills instilled by Mike and Tom that were tested today. Now the guys are just focussing on Dorset so we’re all looking forward to that ! and were back in the training Paddock next week !! ”

A number of thanks must be made, firstly to the Cheshire squad players who trained and didn’t make selection; then to the guys recovering from injury a speedy resolve is wished to them, all remain an integral part of this year’s team. Birkenhead Park RUFC for its hospitality, and all the travelling Cheshire parents / supporters who once again gave great encouragement from the touch lines!

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Cheshire RFU Individual Membership

The new season 2016/17 will soon be upon us and there are will be many more great games waiting to be played and watched.

If you would like to become an Individual member of Cheshire RFU, giving you free entry to the County games and the Cheshire, Cup, Plate, Vase, Bowl and Veterans Finals then please complete the application form below and send it along with payment to the address on the form. As a fully paid up member you will also be able to apply for International tickets through the County.


Membership Fee: Annual £15.00
Life Member: £120

(Please note that Subs must be paid by the end of August)

Northern Division Competitions Fixtures 2016-17

The fixtures for next season are being released gradually and are available on the RFU Northern Division Competitions under  Rugby Links on the right hand side of the page.

Forthcoming Fixtures & Events

Date/Time Event
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
CBRDP Meeting
Chester RUFC, Chester, Cheshire
3:00 pm
Yorkshire v Cheshire XV
Huddersfield RFC, Brewery Drive, Huddersfield
All Day
Cheshire Womens XV v Oxfordshire
3:00 pm
Cheshire XV v East Midlands
Caldy RFC, Caldy, Wirral, Cheshire
All Day
Eastern Counties V Cheshire Womens XV
3:00 pm
Cheshire XV v Lancashire
Sale FC, Sale, Cheshire
All Day
Cheshire Womens XV v Warwickshire
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Annual General Meeting 2017
Chester RUFC, Chester, Cheshire
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
General Committee Meeting
Chester RUFC, Chester, Cheshire

All Fixtures & Events

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Easter Weekend – Cheshire Competitions results
Vets Competition 6th May @ Winnington Park – CANCELLED
Cheshire U20’s 22 Lancs 17 @ Birkenhead Park RUFC 16/4/17
Cheshire Competitions Finals