Welcome to a much shorter pre match blog than usual but as we near the end of the season there isn’t a lot to say except well done the Chiefs for finally finding their grove with a good win last week at home making it two successive home wins and congrats to Ryan Smale for earning the National League’s Player of the Week for Nat2S. This is however another weekend and a huge task for the Chiefs as they make their way to Redruth and today’s match against Redruth is more about them than the Chiefs as Redruth still have a realistic chance of promotion, finding themselves just four points behind leaders Esher. Now for this to happen Worthing will have to do Redruth a massive favour by beating Esher on their home soil, a tall task but Worthing are capable, if that happens then all Redruth have to ensure is maximum points from their last two games and that starts with their match against Barnstaple which I can guarantee they will be approaching with all guns blazing because this game is their season. So it will be a tough day for the Chiefs and I do suggest you just get out there and enjoy your rugby. Here then is the team to play Redruth.


1. Dominic Robson
Sponsored by Harry’s Cafe 

2 .George Snell
Sponsored by Paiges Lane Barbers

3. Martinas Dromantas
sponsored by Peter Jeffrey

4. Ben Hilton
sponsored by KAS Crane Hire

5. Arthur Marks
sponsored by Floor Sanding Services

6. Johny Carter
Sponsored by Fields farm shop and Butchers

7. Ryan Smale
sponsored by Artisani

8. Winston James
sponsored by Brewer, Harding and Rowe


9. Josh Pilkington
Sponsored by Ocean Shade, Canopies & Awning

10. Tyler Gordon-Oke
Sponsored by Mount Sandford House

11. Will Topps
Sponsored by Barricane Solutions

12. Dan Johnson
Sponsored by Tom Johnson Decorators

13. Jake Murphy
Sponsored by the Pride

14. Troy Willis

15.Ryan Lee
Sponsored by Access an Area


16. Gav Mitchell
sponsored by Function Fitness

17. Alfie May
Sponsored by DS Carpentry

18. Adam Lloyd
Sponsored by Barry Hews Auto

19.Luke Berry
Sponsored by Ian Baker

20.  TBC

Today at Pottington Road Barnstaple play their final game of the season as they face Sidmouth 2nd XV which kicks off at 2.30 and yes they will be playing league rugby next season which is now conformed but which league is yet to be decided.

For us here at Barum though the weekend belongs to the Colts as they prepare for their cup final game against Ivybridge at Kingsbridge this Sunday, kick off will be 3pm and given the weather it could be a glorious day. So the season for the Colts boils down to this last game as they prepare to do battle with a team they have locked horns only once this season, at Pottington Road, where they lost 5-18. Since then though the Colts have put in a lot of hard work and effort to make this final and won the next four games, with the last one against Sidmouth knowing they needed a big score, to get here. Now I’m hoping Lewis Joce and his coaches have got this right and that the Barnstaple Colts have peaked at just the right moment to give this a real go, it certainly feels that way. Ivybridge are a well organised strong side and I am expecting a great game of rugby. Whatever the result though the Colts have entertained us all season with some lovely flowing rugby and to see them competing for the cup will be a treat that many will remember.

If you’re thinking of going there are plenty of seats available on the coach £10pp. To pay for your ticket(s) please bank transfer your payment to the account below! Please use your surname as a reference.

Barnstaple Rugby Football Club Limited

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Here then is the Colts team looking to make their own piece of Barum history.


1: Elliot Hillier

2: Scott Incledon (C)

3: Finley body

4: Ned Kingdon

5: Zachary Wheaton

6: Ethan Drew

7: Louis Beer

8: Alex Hookway


9: Stanley Kift (VC)

10: Henry Wilton

11: Finley Hawkins

12: Alex Penny

13: Reuben Faulkner

14: Charlie Hakin

15: Joe Hill

Impact players

16: Recce Gordon-Oke

17: Luke Pearce

18: Mikey Newby

19: Semi Koroilagilagi Kurisaqila

20: Ryan Jago

21: Villimone Druma

22: Morgan Gabe

23: Luke Flynn

That about it for this weekend except to remind you that the final home game for the Chiefs against Clifton on April 30th will kick off at 3pm as do all the National League fixtures in the last weekend of the season so another half hour lie in or drinking time whatever takes your fancy till then have a think about who you want to win the supporters player of the year award sheets will be handed out at the game next weekend, see you all then.



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