Double Signing for Coventry Rugby

Coventry Rugby has today announced a double-signing from Yorkshire Carnegie, Andy Forsyth and Joe Buckle.

End of Season Fans’ Forum

Coventry Supporters’ Player of the Season – 2018/19

Supporters’ Player of the Season Award 2017/18

On Friday, May 3rd, the end of season Awards’ Evening will be held at BPA.

As part of these awards all supporters are invited to vote for their Player of the Season.

The player who receives the most votes will be presented with The Blenkinsopp Trophy in recognition of their achievement which they will be able to keep for the next 12 months.

You can vote on the poll below, which lists every player who has represented Coventry Rugby this season.

The poll will close at midnight on Monday April 29th.

For those supporters with no internet access,  ballot slips will be available from the Coventry Rugby Supporters’ Club stand in the Jon Sharp Suite, formerly known as the Arena Bar, at the last home game of the season. The Stand will be open between 12.15pm – 2.30pm.

You can only vote once and only for one player, so please give your vote careful thought.

Jersey – Away (April 27th)

The last game of the season is away at Jersey Reds on Saturday, April 27th. The Supporters’ Club have been in contact with Jersey and have confirmed that on the Friday night before the game Jersey will host Coventry Rugby supporters between 5.30pm – 7.30pm. This event is open to all Coventry supporters.
It’s a good chance to meet some ‘native’ supporters, engage in some pre-match banter and have a ‘recce’ of the ground.  The ‘Jersey Pride’ ale will be tapped and Sean Dunne the Club Manager will be providing free nibbles.
Initially the event was to be held in the Barclays Pavillion Bar at Jersey Rugby Club, but due to the anticipated number of Coventry supporters travelling it will now be held in a large Marquee in the car park.
If you are travelling to Jersey, please come along on the Friday evening. All are very welcome.
The Supporters’ Club would like to take this opportunity to thank Jersey Rugby for their hospitality.

Phil Nilsen and Sam Tuitupou Retirement Dinner

Everyone at Coventry Rugby Club was sad to hear that Phil Nilsen & Sam Tuitupou will be retiring at the end of the season. To give them the send off that they deserve, Coventry Rugby has organised a Retirement Dinner on Thursday 18th April. To celebrate their accomplishments and there many years at the club we would love all our fans are to attend as we wish these to veterans a final goodbye.

There will be a 3 Course Dinner including a traditional Tongan Umu & Lancashire favourites, Live Auction, MC by returning Coventry Rugby Legend Brett Daynes and a Live DJ until late.
£45pp or £450 for a table of 10
Dress Code: Smart Casual
Location: Coventry Rugby Club, Butts Park Arena, Butts Road, CV1 3GE
To book: Telephone 02476 231 001 or Email:

Pirates Sunk


By Nick Meredith
January 20th  2019

Well, in the end it was a win, and, come the end of the season that is all that will have mattered.

It was enough to keep Coventry at the head of the lower half of the Championship table, and it was a victory against a team that beat us comfortably in the first weeks of the season. In a first season back in the Championship, that is a good result, but it is clearly one that has left many supporters dissatisfied.


Cornish Pirate were not a great team yesterday. Their ‘gamesmanship’ overstepped the mark repeatedly and by half time had put them eight points to the better.

The irony that Scott Tolmie’s two tries came from period when they were a player down in the second half – and were very lucky not to have a player red-carded for arguing and refusing to leave the field when yellow carded – at least reflected that although the officials appeared weak, in the end they took action against repeated serious infringements.


The match was played on a soft slippery pitch; probably as much caused by the overnight rain which continued as drizzle during the match as by the rugby league match on Friday evening. The ball was slippery, and the breeze uneven.


Both teams adopted similar game plans – and neither were entertaining to watch. For most of the first half, Pirates were on top. In those conditions it was not surprising that the half was dominated by penalties, with both sides’ kickers performing well.


The end of the half saw a Pirates penalty, with an immediate and effective counter-attack by Coventry failing a metre short when it appeared that a Coventry maul which had split into two pods was flagged as being in touch, when the ball carrier was still in play and in the other pod.


The second half was little less enjoyable to watch, although the pressure from Coventry gradually increased, and eventually began to tell, with Pirates losing discipline, and being penalised for it. Two yellow cards resulted in periods where Coventry could increase the pressure, and both times ended up with replacement Scott Tolmie scoring from close-in.


As Tony Fenner prepared to make his final kick, a shout of “Go Go Go!” from the Cornish team saw an early charge to attempt to charge down his kick, but from a few metres in from touch he slotted it neatly, the roar of the stand confirming it was over long before the touch judges agreed.



Tries: Tolmie (2)

Conversion: Fenner

Penalties: Maisey (2)

Sponsor’s Man of the Match: Will Maisey

Highlights (Official Coventry Rugby): Here

Report (Official Coventry Rugby): Here

Attendance: 2,273

Words and Pictures: Nick Meredith

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