Crawshay’s Stalwart Passes Away

It is with great sadness that the longest serving Crawshay member, Tom Baxter Wright, passed away over the weekend at the age of 89. Tom first came involved in the club in 1959 when he was invited to play in a game, as a Newport RFC player, against Llandovery College; by 1965 he became a … Continued

Crawshay’s Rugby Loses a Stalwart

It is with great sadness that we note the passing away of former Crawshay’s Player, Team Manager and Committeeman, Ian Ford, at the age of 91. Ian appeared 482 times for Newport RFC in the 40’s 50’s and 60’s, mostly famously in the heroic victory over the All Blacks in 1963 where his personal performance … Continued

First Centenary Opposition Announced for 2022

We are delighted that Cornwall County, the current English County champions, have agreed to a fixture in our Centenary Year in 2022. The fixture will be played at Camborne RFC, with the exact date yet to be decided. Both sets of Committee’s are really excited about renewing our traditional rivalry, and it is hoped the … Continued

Crawshays AGM & Annual Dinner

The date for the next Crawshays Annual Dinner and AGM has been set for Friday 26th February 2021, the night before the Wales v England Six Nations international. The timing deviates slight from the ‘norm’ as it is not the night before the first home Six Nations as Wales v Ireland is due to KO … Continued

Crawshays Welsh 14 v Georgia A 7

5 years ago today Crawshays overcame a fired up Georgia A side in the 2nd Test to come out victorious 14 points to 7. As you can see from the tweet below, it was a tough old game: Add to this 2 yellows for each side and a straight red for the Georgia 2nd Row … Continued

A Trip Down Memory Lane – Limerick Leprechauns v Crawshays Welsh RFC – 1st March 1996 – Thomond Park

Back Row: Kevin Price, Nigel Meek (Wales), Ian Brice (Team Manager), Greg Prosser (Wales), Sean Duggan, Richard West (England), Paul Hewitt, Mike Griffiths (Wales/ British & Irish Lions), Bruce Corlett, Mike Budd. Middle Row: Mike Rayer (Wales), Glen Webbe (Wales), Jon Evans, Paul Turner (Wales) , Kevin Ellis(Wales /Great Britain RL), Paul Yardley, Brian Davies. … Continued

Captain Geoffrey Crawshay – 30th Anniversary April 1952

“We are told that the ripples caused by a pebble thrown into a pond spread ever outward gathering momentum on their way. In April 1922, at the invitation of the then Secretary of Devonport Services, Engineer Commander S.F. Cooper, I took a team of Welshman to play the Services in Devonport. Since then I have … Continued

Crawshays hit 98 Years!

The Club celebrated its Birthday today, as it is 98 years since 22nd April 1922 when Captain Geoffrey Crawshay boarded a chartered train carriage in Merthyr with 15 rugby players. By doing so he fulfilled his ambition to give young men,  selected as much for their character off the pitch as much as their ability … Continued

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