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Based: Clifton RUFC, Bristol (Also played at Whitchurch Sports Stadium and St.Bernadettes RUFC)
Career Record (senior kitted record): 26-27-1
Colours: Gold/Green/Gold
Honours: Conference champions 1987


Packers in action against the Gateshead Senators in 1989
Picture courtesy of C.Wilson

1991 NDMA First Division Southern Conference 0-9-1
1990 NDMA Southern Conference 4-6-0
1989 Budweiser League South Western Conference 2-8-0
1988 Budweiser League Premier Division South Western Conference 8-2-0*
1987 Budweiser League Division One South Western Conference 10-0-0*

BYAFA Kitted League

1991 BYAFA South Western Conference 1st* lost to Kent Rams 26-30 in quarter-finals
1990 NDMA Central Conference 1-7-0

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vs. Bournemouth Renegades, 1990

JAFL Youth Two Touch League

1989 JAFL Western Conference 2-3-0

Team Notes: Formed from the ashes of the Bristol Bombers who folded in 1986. Won two division championships in their first two years losing in the play-offs each time, and then struggled when reaching the top flight in 1989 with three losing records before folding in 1991. Popular fullback Ronnie Barnes tragically died on the field for the Packers during a 1991 game vs London Ravens after a heart seizure. Toured Channel Isles at start of 1988 season. Owner Mike Wilkinson was a former Green Bay Packer. 

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RB Ronnie Barnes

Were sponsored by Nationwide. In mid-1991, the NDMA suspended Bristol after the Packers cancelled their second game of the season against Solent after Whitchurch RFC refused to allow the Packers use of their ground.

Head Coaches:

1990-1991 - Dickie Madden


1990 QB Harold Fischer
1991 RB Donald Duggan


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