Weston Rugby Club celebrated an historic 2019-20 campaign with their end of season awards night.

Matthew Parker has said being named the new club captain of Hornets is a “massive honour” ahead of the 2020/21 season.

Weston Rugby Club chairman Peter Land has written a guest column for the Mercury to share his thoughts about the sport in the town and his own background.

Weston second row Ash Russell said it is “hugely important” to raise money for charity Bloom, which is “very close to his heart”.

On April 29, I completed my first year in the role as an apprentice sports reporter for the Weston Mercury and sister title North Somerset Times.

The captain of Weston Rugby Club has said this has been his “best season” since he has been with the club.

Weston head coach Darren Crompton says they will aim to go ‘one step better again’ after the Rugby Football Union awarded them second place in the South West Premier following the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Hornets coach Jon Richardson said the Rugby Football Union have done the “right thing” in figuring out how the season should have ended due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

The RFU has revealed the final placings for the 2019/20 rugby season, which was cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“I have already signed up; I have agreed my contract and I am there next year,” said a delighted Hornets coach Jon Richardson.

Weston head coach Darren Crompton said there are more important things than rugby after the Coronavirus outbreak ended their league season.

Hornets head coach Jon Richardson says it would be a ‘travesty’ if his side missed out on promotion to the South West Premier because of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Winscombe Rugby Club had double reason to cheer after their under-18 and under-15 girls were both crowned South West champions this season.

Weston captain Marcus Nel says their 29-28 defeat at Exmouth has left them with a “challenging task” to move up to second place in the South West Premier in their quest for promotion.

Despite a third straight defeat at Exmouth, Weston moved back into the top three of the South West Premier after claiming a couple of bonus points at the Imperial Ground.

Following government advice today, the Rugby Football Union (RFU) will suspend all rugby activity in England, at both professional and community level.

Hornets coach Jon Richardson says they will “relish the challenge” when they take on Thornbury at Cooper’s Farm on Saturday week (March 21).

Matthew Parker says hopes of leading Hornets to promotion to the South West Premier is “everything I have dreamed about”.

The eagerly awaited contest between South West One West’s two top sides Hornets and Devonport Services did not disappoint in front of a bumper crowd at the Nest.

Weston chairman Peter Land said he couldn’t have envisaged the position his team are in ahead of taking on Newbury Blues this Saturday, writes Josh Thomas.

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