Clifton Rugby 1st XV
Clifton is Bristol's oldest club, and one of the oldest in the world. Clifton Rugby Club was formed on 27 September 1872 at the Kings Arms on Blackboy Hill in Clifton, Bristol. The pub still stands.. Clifton is the 32nd oldest club in the United Kingdom, the 21st oldest in England, the 2nd oldest in the South West and the oldest in Bristol. The 1st XV currently competes in National League 2, the 4th tier of English Rugby. The club has produced and developed a number of former and current professionals in the recent past including Callum Brailey (Gloucester) , Andy Uren & Callum Sheedy (Bristol) Auguy Slowick, and James Newey (Jersey) Josh Bayliss (Bath) and Internationals Billy Meakes (Australia), Ellis Genge (England) and British & Irish Lions, Mako Vunipola and Mark Regan.