Nomads 1 and 2 !!

A cricket score for the 1st Team and Castletown getting a drubbing from the Seconds – what a fantastic weekend !!

And to improve it further the club are currently topping the table !!

Team P W D L F A Diff Points
Southern Nomads 3 3 215 10 205 9
Emerging Nomads 3 2 1 58 124 -66 7
Douglas B 2 2 159 0 159 6
Vagabonds B 3 1 2 85 75 10 5
Ramsey B 2 1 1 48 106 -58 4
Castletown 3 3 13 153 -140 3
Western Vikings 2 1 10 117 -107 2

Newsletter – 06 09 2013

Greetings to all once again,

1. Games this weekend
2. Autumn Internationals – LAST CALL!
3. Southern Nomads Mhelliah 2013
4. The Foreign Tour…
5. Return of the Website
6. End 2 End -THIS SUNDAY!

1. Games this weekend:

As a quick reminder to all, playing subs are due for the new season. Subs are 120 pounds (or 110 if paid by standing order). Student subs are set at 5 pounds per game (up to 25 pounds (for those at University) or 50 pounds (for those at school)).

Anyone who has not paid their subs up front should pay 5 pounds per game until the full payment of the total amount (with the match fee deducted). This is payable to the captain of the respective team. No pay, no play (although I’m sure someone will sub you a fiver on the day if need be!)

Emerging Nomads vs Douglas B

Kick off: 1.30pm (meet earlier)
Venue: Castle Rushen High School

So, with Joe Callaghan, the ‘littlest Cagzie’ away polishing rocks on a geology field trip, deputy Brendan Coleman will be taking the reigns this weekend.

He needs your support. The game is one involving rolling subs (as they all are now), and we already have a few old and new faces confirmed (but not enough to make use of any rolling subs yet!)

So come down in your drogues to help defeat the dastardly Douglas

As our new treasurer-come-2nd team centre, Vaughan Paddock, would put it: ‘Yaaaaaarrrrghhh!!’

Vagabonds B vs Southern Nomads

Kick off: 2.15pm (meet much earlier – probably Friday night!)
Venue: Ballafletcher (Vagabonds Rugby Club)

The team has been selected on the special secret Facebook group… and it has loads of really good players in it. But if you, like Drunken Sensible Al don’t subscribe to Facebook, you’re probably not in it, so should go and play 20 minutes for the 2s at Castle Rushen instead!

2. Autumn Internationals – LAST CALL!

We still have some tickets to the England vs Australia  match (Sat 2nd Nov) available. Ticket prices are 83, 70 or 60 pounds. Anyone who wants one should please get in touch with Damian at as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

4. The Foreign Tour…

Tour this year will be abroad!

Dates have not been confirmed as of yet but will be updated asap (it will most likely be around normal tour dates – the May Bank Holiday weekends).

If you would like to go on tour, you need to pay a 100 POUND NON-REFUNDABLE deposit by 31st October 2013. Please hand payment to a club official (VAUGHAN, ideally!!!)

Alternatively, email to express an interest

There will be a payment schedule for tour to ensure full balance is paid before departure.

5. Return of the Website

A long time ago in a galaxy far away…

Members of the Southern Nomads RUFC used to check the website for important updates. These included fixtures, team selections, photographs, match reports, and the times & dates of upcoming important events…

Then the evil empire of Facebook crept its way into the galaxy, corrupting the youth and alienating the club elders. A few of the more adaptable ageing Nomads managed to remain abreast of what was happening, but now a few scattered pockets of resistance was all that remain of the once mighty Nomadic republic.

Finally, when all hope looked lost, a brave new Social Secretary / Public Relations In the Community officer dared to update the website with more up to date information. And so Sarah Lund and her bumbling assistant Simon ‘Sci Fi’ Phythian (-who still hasn’t managed to upload this season’s fixtures yet!) set about restoring the Nomads website ( to its former glory.

It’s not perfect yet… Most of our registered first-aiders have ether left the Island, retired, got married and changed their name, or (in the case of Damo Brand), recently caught by their wife getting out-of-breath in the act of peeling some potatoes (- which hardly makes the most capable of first-responders!)

Nevertheless, information regarding tour & the mhelliah has already started to appear – so there may be ‘a new hope’ for Nomads after all!

6. End 2 End – THIS SUNDAY!

Everyone meet at Rushen Parish Church at 11 where Vaughan and Tom Davies will have the organisational details & hi-vis jackets.

If you have committed to come down, please make sure you do so – especially if you have played or plan to play in Cheshire this season!

The club seems to be haemorrhaging money at the moment, and this has been one of the best methods in recent seasons of injecting money back into the club – so please come along if you can!

Right, apologies for the lateness of the missive!

Best regards,
The Hon. Secretary

Fixtures 2013 / 2014

2013 / 2014 Fixtures are now available !  See Fixtures tab !

All correct at time of going to press and likely to change , as this weekend has already depicted !

Onwards and Upwards , Things can only get better !  ( theres a song in there somewhere )

*** SHIMS DO *** 13th JULY 2012 ***

Right Guys …..

Quick history lesson for you , excuse me if I miss a detail or two and feel free to correct me.

Back in 2005 at the clubs 25th anniversary celebrations a pledge was made by our very own, Mike ‘ el Presidente’ Shimmin, to match anything SPort Erin raised in the following year to a maximum of £25,000 – get it – £25 grand for 25 years the club has existed

Through blood sweat and tears the SPort Erin raised this princely sum.

Now , true to his word , Mike would like to present the cheque !

So , to the point , Shims Do !

This is to be held at Mount Murray on Friday 13th July.

Tickets are £25.00 per head.

Black tie and very best dresses for the ladies … and maybe Ally ….. !

I cannot stress how important this is for our club and moving toward the possibility of having our own home -  Nomads players need to be there in force !

We have 100 places to fill so get your name down , its gonna be a good’n

Get your name on the list by emailing , or get in touch with Catty or me direct.

Select your choices from the below and include them in the email .

I will get a list of guests on here ASAP …… if your names not on the list , you aint gettin in !


Duck and orange  pate with toasted ciabatta and red onion marmalade


Prawn cocktail


Roast loin of pork with sage and onion boudain


Grilled fillet of salmon with rosti potato and beurre



Eaton Mess


Sticky toffee pudding

*** Vegetarians will be taken outside and shot , no really … Ok, Just get in touch and we will happily arrange for an alternative !


23rd June for those who need the date ….. !

Its your club guys so please make the effort to be there plenty of positions to be filled !

Chequers for 1pm

Not a bad excuse to give the wife /girlfriend / boyfriend to spend the afternoon in the boozer and have a pint or two !

Southern Nomads seal Manx Trophy

PDMS Southern Nomads added the Shimmin Wilson Manx Trophy to their haul for the season with a comprehensive win against Douglas B.

 Douglas got proceedings underway in the third minute when Adam Howarth kicked a penalty after Nomads were caught offside.

One minute later, Nomads were in front. The diminutive (noun - a small thing or person ) Andy Lead rose high in the sky to reclaim a Nomads drop out and, after taking the catch at full chat, he soon outpaced the Douglas defence with a 65-metre run-in. Duncan Miller converted to put Nomads 7-3 in front.

Howarth hit back with another penalty in the seventh minute to bring Douglas to within a single point at 7-6.

There was then a 15-minute deadlock until Dave Caldwell’s penalty extended the Nomads lead. They went farther ahead shortly afterwards when Ian Hargreaves finished off a right wing break made by Harry Brereton.

But Douglas weren’t finished and they hit back in stoppage time when James Lidgett powered over from the base of a scrum. Howarth converted and the game was finely balanced at 15-13.

The second half belonged to Nomads and one man in particular, centre Harry Brereton. Eight minutes in he weaved through the Douglas defence to make it 20-13.

Twenty one minutes in, after Howarth had pulled back a penalty for Douglas, Brereton picked up his second when a slick handling move put him clear on the right. Three minutes later he had his hat-trick as Nomads blitzed Douglas out of the game. With 10 minutes remaining, Andy Lean raced in for his second to send the trophy safely southwards.

( with thanks to IOM Today )



Please see below a match report from our very own VIP ! Although he didnt give me the creditin the footnote he promised for my fantastic but I guess I will let him off . Thank you to Vaughan.

PDMS Southern Nomads battled it out with Prenton in the Cheshire Plate final held at New Brighton R.U.F.C.

Prenton started strongly in the first twenty minutes with an eagerness to win the Plate at their third attempt in as many years.  Their efforts were rewarded with a fifth minute penalty which their fullback converted to give them a 3 – 0 lead.  PDMS Nomads responded with a penalty of their own to level the scores at 3 – 3 following Prenton being caught offside.

From the restart the game became quite scrappy with a number of knock-on’s. Powerful running from the base of the Prenton scrums resulted in a well worked try from some hard work and forward drives around the fringes of the rucks, with the fullback adding the extras to make it 3 – 10 to Prenton.  This was soon followed up by another penalty to Prenton to make it 3 -13.  Towards the end of the first half PDMS Nomads had most of the ball and spent the last five minutes of the half camped out on the Prenton five metre line but were unable to turn this pressure into points.  The half ended 3 – 13 to Prenton however during this period the referee lost patience with some persistent high tackling from Prenton and sent their number 4 to the sin bin for ten minutes.

The second half saw PDMS Nomads continuing to have the greater share of possession with the pack taking advantage of being a man up to put pressure on the Prenton scrum and began to push them backwards.  The back row continued to turn over Prenton possession in the rucks and disrupt Prenton’s lineout ball and prevent them having clean ball.

The dominance in the forwards allowed the backs to throw the ball around and gain territory with some good running lines.  The PDMS Nomads forwards won quick ball in the ruck from which Dave Horan produced a miss pass to get the ball out to the centre where some quick hands opened up the defensive line allowing Dave Caldwell to run through the gap and score a try.  A Duncan Miller conversion brought the PDMS Nomads to within 3 points of Prenton.

With twenty minutes to go another penalty for offside gave PDMS Nomads a chance to level the scores.  Duncan Miller duly converted the points to level the scores and set up a tense finish.

Following a kick to relieve pressure a strong chasing run from centre Harry Bereton made their winger kick the ball into touch right in front of the travelling PDMS Nomads support when there was a clear opportunity to secure and recycle the ball.  This delighted the travelling fans who had been drowning out any noise the Prenton fans could muster.  PDMS Nomads began to feed off the atmosphere in the ground and began to really take control.

The continued pressure from PDMS Nomads won another penalty but with their first choice kicker on the sidelines Dave Caldwell was unable to take the points.

With only five minutes left on the clock the crowd were on the edge of their seats and as vocal as ever.  Ben White who had come on for scrum half Dave Horan but was playing centre in a reshuffled back line received the ball just outside the Prenton 22m line and with supporting runners drawing in defenders managed to jink his way through two attempted tackles to run in under the posts.  The conversion was missed leaving the scores at 18 -13 to PDMS Nomads.

For the next three minutes Prenton piled on the pressure to try and produce a winning score. The aggressive defence from the PDMS Nomads won them a turnover which Captain Ste McHugh ran it out before offloading to the backline who seeing the clock had run to forty minutes kicked it into touch to secure the win.

Unfortunately the ref had an additional minute on his watch for stoppages.  PDMS Nomads still had some work to do to finish the game off, with Prenton winning their own ball in the resulting lineout and running it in through the 10 channel PDMS Nomads managed to turn it over for Mark Young to kick it into touch to end the game and spark a pitch invasion and a streaker to begin the nights celebrations for a historic win for both PDMS Southern Nomads Rugby Club and Manx rugby.



PDMS Southern Nomads

Tries: David Caldwell, Ben White

Conversions: Duncan Miller (1)

Penalties: Duncan Miller (2)


Tries:  1

Penalties:  2

Conversions:  1