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Latest News 9th February

Rishworthians run a 1st XV who now play in Yorkshire 2 and a development XV who will play in the Aire/Wharfe Merit League. We also run a colts team containing u17 and under 18 players and a R2R return to rugby social team.

In Yorkshire 2 we will be playing Barnsley, Sheffield Medics, Old Grovians, Roundhegians, Leodiensians Ripon, Moortown, Pontefract, Wath upon Dearne plus Crossleyans and West Park Leeds relegated from Yorkshire 1 and Wetherby and Thornenians promoted from Yorkshire 3.

The contacts for this squad are
Head Coach - Chris Stone M 07743 417 958
e-mail cstone@rishworth-school.co.uk

Fraser Swarbrooke - 1stXV Captain M 07772 646 752
e-mail f.swarbrooke89@gmail.com

Team Manager:
Dan Ingham - M 07980 750 742
e-mail daningham@hotmail.co.uk

When do the squad train
Tuesdays and Thursday evenings 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Pre season training starts on Tuesday 14th July
Please check the web site on the home page for details of any changes to the schedule.

When do the squad play matches
During the playing season September - April matches are on Saturday Afternoons.

How do I join
We are always looking for new players to join the club. Anyone interested in playing rugby either socialy or wish to develop further and push for the 1st XV squad just come down on a training night.
Complete the membership form and we will get in touch with you
Click here to display Membership Form

1stxv squad 2015-16

Fixtures/Results/Reports and Table

The Yorkshire County website now stores all the National and Northern Region fixtures, results, reports and tables. Click on the links below to view the leagues fixtures, reults and tables.
National Leagues
Northern Division

Yorkshire Cup, Shield and Silver Trophy 2016-17

1st Round Old Grovians v Rishworthians

The Yorkshire County website now stores all the Yorkshire Cup, Shield and Silver Trophy results.
Click on the links below to view the draws and results
Yorkshire Cup 2015-16
Yorkshire Shield 2015-16
Silver Trophy 2015-16

1stXV Captain Gary Morris with Silver Trophy 2009-10

Next Games 11th February
home to Old Crossleyans Yorkshire 2 KO 2:15pm

Rishworthians have been working hard in training ahead of the Yorkshire Two derby clash with Old Crossleyans at Copley. The team had been very downbeat after the defeat at league leaders Moortown, which robbed them of any realistic chance of winning the division. But with promotion still within their grasp they have been boosted in training by help from Yorkshire Carnegie’s Joe Ford, brother of Bath and England fly half George.

“The chance of being champions has now gone and we are focusing on gaining that second promotion spot,” said team manager Dan Ingham. “We’ve got over that defeat at Moortown and we are keen to try to go to the end of the season unbeaten,” he said. The first step in that aim is to win the derby clash, but Rishworthians know it will not be easy even though they won 39 – 7 at Broomfield in October. “Form means nothing in these derby matches. We might be in second and Crocs struggling near the bottom of the table, but it’s going to be a really tough task for us,” said Ingham.

They name a strong side, although Jacob Ford, brother of Joe and George is unavailable and Nick Faulkner is injured. But they welcome back centre Sam Nunn, who has been away with the North of England under-18 team.

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Crossleyans website

Old Rishworthians players were stopped in their tracks when a newcomer turned up for training. Bath and England fly half George Ford dropped in on the club as they prepared for a crucial Yorkshire Two game at Ripon. His 18-year-old brother Jacob is currently playing fullback with Rishworthians and he joined him and the rest of the squad at training.
George Ford presents Taniela Bakoso with a Fijian shirt

The England international was using some free time to call on Jacob and elder brother Joe, who plays fly half with Championship club Yorkshire Carnegie. George also had a special gift for one of Rishworthians' players and presented the club's Fijian-born centre Taniela Bakoso with the shirt of Fiji fly half Josh Matavesi, with whom he swapped shirts after England's recent 58 - 15 victory at Twickenham.

"We knew George was coming along earlier in the day, but we deliberately didn't tell the players. You should have seen their faces when he turned up," said team manager Dan Ingham. "He joined in and it was a great training session. All our players were so impressed.

Training session with Joe Ford

Ben Robinson, Jacob Bower, Joe Ford, James Clarke, Chris Stone and Anthony Shoesmith

There was a great turnout 40 plus at training on Tuesday evening as Sale Sharks player Joe Ford ran a special training session this week for players at Old Rishworthians. Joe is the brother of England fly half George Ford and both attended Rishworth School.
His involvement was arranged through Rishworthians’ new player-coach Chris Stone, who is hoping it will be the first of a number of training sessions being run by Joe Ford.
Left to right in picture: Ben Robinson, Jacob Bower, Joe Ford, James Clarke, Chris Stone and Anthony Shoesmith

Rishworthians 1st XV Squads

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1980 - 81 Squad

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1982 - 83 Squad

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1984 - 85 Squad

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1991 - 92 Squad

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1994 - 95 Squad

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2002 - 03 Squad

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2004 - 05 Squad

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2008 - 09 Squad

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2011 - 12 Squad

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2015 - 16 Squad

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Telephone  01422 353919
e-mail  rugby@orrufc.co.uk
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