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Crawshays Announce Historic Fixture Against Hong Kong
 

Crawshay’s Welsh Rugby Club will play the Hong Kong national team on Friday 2ndNovember 2018 at the Gnoll in Neath, 7.30pm kick off.  This is the first fixture in the Crawshay’s history where the club will play an international team on home Welsh soil.
 
The game is sure to be a full blooded affair as Hong Kong, ranked 21stin the World, are on the verge of qualifying for the Rugby World Cup in Japan 2019.  Hong Kong are using the Crawshay’s fixture as a final warm up game before they head to Marseille for their World Cup qualifying repechage with Canada, Germany and Kenya.
 
The Crawshay’s squad, as always, will predominantly be chosen from the talent within the club game in Wales and with the clubs having no fixtures on the weekend of the 2ndNovember it is hopeful we can put out a squad to rival an international team likely heading to the World Cup, as they are world ranked above all of their repechage rivals.  The Crawshay’s toured the Netherlands in the summer beating the national team comfortably who are ranked 27thin the world, just in front of Germany and Kenya.
 
There will be no shortage of Welsh and more specifically Gwent representation in the Hong Kong ranks as Crawshay’s Vice President and esteemed former player Dai Rees is their Head of Rugby.  Alongside Dai is former Newport and Dragon’s Forwards Coach, Leigh Jones who is now Hong Kong Head Coach and HK Forwards Coach Andrew Hall who played in the second row for the Dragons under the tutelage of both Dai and Leigh.  In the playing ranks Hong Kong have more Gwenties, who have qualified through residency, in the shape of hooker Ben Roberts and send row Craig Lodge who played predominantly for Bedwas and Cardiff respectively.
 
The fixture will kick off at 7.30pm at the Gnoll in Neath with entry £5 and free for U16s.  The Crawshay’s will be providing pre-match hospitality starting at 6pm, full details to follow.
 
This is a great opportunity for Crawshay Vice Presidents to watch their team play international opposition on home soil and we hope as many can attend as possible.

 

Crawshays Squad V Oxford University 15th Feb 2017 007Mike Phillips and Richard Hibbard Crawshay Lions

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT THIS WEEK

Crawshays Announce Historic Fixture Against Hong Kong
 

Crawshay’s Welsh Rugby Club will play the Hong Kong national team on Friday 2ndNovember 2018 at the Gnoll in Neath, 7.30pm kick off.  This is the first fixture in the Crawshay’s history where the club will play an international team on home Welsh soil.
 
The game is sure to be a full blooded affair as Hong Kong, ranked 21stin the World, are on the verge of qualifying for the Rugby World Cup in Japan 2019.  Hong Kong are using the Crawshay’s fixture as a final warm up game before they head to Marseille for their World Cup qualifying repechage with Canada, Germany and Kenya.
 
The Crawshay’s squad, as always, will predominantly be chosen from the talent within the club game in Wales and with the clubs having no fixtures on the weekend of the 2ndNovember it is hopeful we can put out a squad to rival an international team likely heading to the World Cup, as they are world ranked above all of their repechage rivals.  The Crawshay’s toured the Netherlands in the summer beating the national team comfortably who are ranked 27thin the world, just in front of Germany and Kenya.
 
There will be no shortage of Welsh and more specifically Gwent representation in the Hong Kong ranks as Crawshay’s Vice President and esteemed former player Dai Rees is their Head of Rugby.  Alongside Dai is former Newport and Dragon’s Forwards Coach, Leigh Jones who is now Hong Kong Head Coach and HK Forwards Coach Andrew Hall who played in the second row for the Dragons under the tutelage of both Dai and Leigh.  In the playing ranks Hong Kong have more Gwenties, who have qualified through residency, in the shape of hooker Ben Roberts and send row Craig Lodge who played predominantly for Bedwas and Cardiff respectively.
 
The fixture will kick off at 7.30pm at the Gnoll in Neath with entry £5 and free for U16s.  The Crawshay’s will be providing pre-match hospitality starting at 6pm, full details to follow.
 
This is a great opportunity for Crawshay Vice Presidents to watch their team play international opposition on home soil and we hope as many can attend as possible.

 

 

 

 

Senior Squad Portugal tour Party announced, For squad announcements Read More

Your Crawshays Your Lions

Our Hon.Team Manager, Ian Brice, was delighted to speak on the clubs behalf to British & Irish Lions journalist, Charlie Bennett, recently to contribute to their regular website feature 'Your Club Your Lions' feature. The article is on the Club News section as well as the British & Irish Lions site and outlines how the Crawshays ethos has helped in the identification and developemnt of future British & Irish Lions, and is testament to how important Crawshays Welsh is in the landscape of Welsh and British and Irish rugby. 

 

Crawshays 14 V Oxford University 12

See Results and Report in Senior XV section

 

Blend of Youth and Experience in Starting Line Up V Oxford University

See Squad Announcements in Senior XV section

 

New Life Vice Presidents

Many congratulations to Richard Brice and Mike Whitson who were recently made Club Life Vice Presidents.

 

Impressive Win by Youth XV versus Lamb's XV

See match scorers and short report in Youth XV section

 

Senior Team

Oxford University – Wednesday 15 February 2017, K.O. 7.15pm.There are up to 15 places available on the bus and at the hotel for Vice-Presidents who wish to accompany the team. A post-match supper has been arranged at the Club house for players and Vice-Presidents. If you are interested in accompanying the team, please see the Travel arrangements tab on the Senior XV drop down

Your Club needs you

As you will be aware, the costs of running the Club are borne by the Vice-Presidents.  These costs are met out of subscriptions and such profits as are generated by social functions.  Various packages are available to meet individual sponsor’s requirements.  If you or any individual or company that you know is interested in becoming a sponsor of the Club, would you please contact the Treasurer, Martin Davies, at Ferndale, Ty Draw Road, Lisvane, Cardiff, CF14 0PF; Tel: 07584 488309; or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Payment of Subscriptions 

If any change has been made to your bank account or you have changed the bank paying your subscription, would you please advise Richard Hutchings, either by post at Green Gables, 1 Fields Park Avenue, Newport, NP20 5BG, or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Contact Details

We are able to communication with over 80% of you by email.  In order to reduce our administrative costs, it would be appreciated (if you have not done so already) if you could provide us with an email contact address. Please check the handbook to ensure that we have an up to date email address for you.  If your current email address is different, please liaise with Richard Hutchings on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Website:

Details of the Club’s activities are available on the Club’s website – www.crawshays.comWe would encourage all Vice Presidents to make worthy contributions to the website and in order to do this please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   .Please make use of the website as it has been revamped and continues to be further developed for your use.

If you are interested in attending any of our fixtures or events or require any information about the Club’s activities, please contact:

J Peter Davies

Chairman

15 St Andrews Crescent

Cardiff

CF10 3DB

Tel: 029 2022 5472

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The  Crawshays XV Squad for Rumania 'A' Game.



The match with Rumania provided very good and much needed International experience and exposure for the Crwashays XV as they move on into the season and acted as a confidence builder for the players.

 

Crawshays Welsh Rugby Football Club

Crawshays Stalwart and Life Vice President Passes Away

CRAWSHAY’S WELSH RUGBY CLUB

Haydn Mainwaring Passes Away

It is with an enormous amount of sadness that after a short illness, ex-Player, Committee man and current Life Vice President, Haydn Mainwaring, has passed away.

His club was Newport RFC and he played for Crawshays in the 1950's whilst a current Welsh International and contined to do so well after his international career fnished. After this he served as a respected Committee man of Crawshays, as well as Newport RFC and Barbaraians RFC. A true gentleman of the game has beeen lost.

Our thoughts are with his family.

His Funeral is on 28th September 2018 at St Marks, Gold Tops, Newport and then afterwards at Stow Park Tennis Club. 

 Crawshays Move Into the 21st Century

We are pleased to announce that we now have a Twitter Account @crawshaysrugby. Please follow us to be kept right up to date with all that is going on.

England Counties Selection for 'Young Whitson'

Many congratulations to Griff Whitson, son of Crawshays Life Vice President Mike Whitson, on his selection for England Counties for their tour to Holland in early June 2017.

Griff is well known to Crawshays as he has played both against the Club, representing Monmouth School,  and for the Club, in the tournamment winning squad in Portugal last Spring, before he left for Reading University in September 2016.

Well done 'young Whitson'!

2017 British & Irish Lions 2017

Huge congratulations to Ken Owens  on being selected to Tour New Zealand in June and July.

As an ex-Crawshay, the club wish him all the success in the world. A test place and series win  hopefully awaits.

Your Club Your Lions by Charlie Bennett

Mike Phillips and Richard Hibbard Crawshay Lions

British & Irish Lions Mike Phillips and Richard Hibbard, who were honoured to have played for Crawshays Welsh as they developed as young players. Read More..

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    Glamorgan Law

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    Glamorgan Law was established in 2010 following the merger of several specialist solicitors across South Wales and offers a complete range of legal services.
  • Crawshays Welsh RFC Partners

    Listed below are partners and affliates of Crawshays Welsh Rugby Club. If you would like to be added to this privileged list please contact us.
    Crawfords Cleaning Services

    Crawfords Cleaning Services

    Crawfords Carpet Cleaning came into being in the summer of 2003 and now one of the most sought after carpet cleaning, protection and carpet care service provider in South Wales.
    Llanmoor homes

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