A Team

The A Team was originally formed in 1919 as the second team for The Huddersfield Old Boys and has since been a pivotal part of Huddersfield Rugby Union Football Club. In its current format, we represent the Club as the Third XV, playing in the Yorkshire Central Merit League.

The 2019/20 season was a massive success, mainly due to winning 13 out of the 14 games, along with Campbell also managing to keep his clothes on for the full year. Unfortunately, the season came to an early end, in part due to a sudden global pandemic and Woody’s hair care schedule.

As we look forward to the 2020/21 season we continue with George Hinchliff as skipper, giving his now famous pre-match inspirational talks and successfully delegating every other task to his honourable vice Steve Parry.  Our main objectives for the season will be to have plenty of socials with a few games thrown in, this will be in preparation for the tour of Majorca in April with us trying to lower the average age below the pension threshold.

The A Team has not been much of a platform for any of our players to advance their careers, although the odd one of us do occasionally turn out for the second team. That said, Matt Johnson is Chris Johnson’s brother. Perhaps our most famous player is Luther Burrell although he never actually played for us.

We are not ones to travel to the end of the earth for a game.  For us, winning whatever league we are in is not the be all and end all. If you feel that we can aid you in your aspirations as a player then you are sadly misguided and on the wrong page of the website.

However, we do like to think we have got the balance between having fun on and off the field about right & new players are of course, most welcome. You don’t have to be any good but if you are then you would be even more welcome.

A Team

George Hinchliff (C)

Position / Number Eight

Steve Parry (VC)

Position / Utility Back

Andre Baillon

Position / Utility

Andy Lyon

Position / Utility

Marcus Wood

Position / Front Row

Joe Shiel

Position / Front Row

Josh Cook

Position / Front Row

Steve Blakey

Position / Front Row

Daryl Smout

Position / Front Row

Robin Gledhill

Position / Front Row

Richard Baxter

Position / Second Row

Iain Shelton

Position / Second Row

Chris Duffy

Position / Fly Half

Duncan Cleave

Position / Scrum Half

James Lockwood

Position / Centre

Anthony Berry

Position / Centre

Karl Haigh

Position / Utility

Mark Campbell

Position / Wing

Steve Lynch

Position / Wing

Fixtures & Results

Date Home / Away Playing Result
11/Sep (TBC) Away Keighley 3-38
18/Sep (3pm) Home Castleford 3 Lost
02/Oct (TBC) Away Sandal 2 26-19
09/Oct (3pm) Home Halifax 41-15
16/Oct (3pm) Away Cleckheaton 57-5
30/Oct (TBC) Away Halifax Vandals
06/Nov (TBC) Home Falcons
13/Nov (2.15pm) Home Burley 2
20/Nov (TBC) Away Old Brodleians 3
27/Nov (2.15pm) Home Sandal 2
11/Dec (TBC) Away Wharfedale 4
27/Dec (TBC) Home Huddersfield YMCA
08/Jan (TBC) Away Stocksbridge
15/Jan (2.15pm) Home Keighley
22/Jan (TBC) Away Aireborough
29/Jan (2.15pm) Home Cleckheaton
12/Feb (TBC) Away Halifax 2
19/Feb (3pm) Home Halifax Vandals 2
05/Mar (3pm) Home Stocksbridge
19/Mar (3pm) Home Old Brodleians 3
26/Mar (TBC) Away Castleford 3
02/Apr (TBC) Away Burley 2

League Table

# Team Pl HW HD HL AW AD AL W D L F A Diff TB LB 12OL WBT WAT RP US Pts Adj
1. Wetherby 2 4 3 0 0 1 0 0 4 0 0 148 41 107 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 3
2. Keighley 3 4 3 0 0 1 0 0 4 0 0 91 15 76 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 2
3. Bramley Phoenix 2 3 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 76 31 45 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 13 3
4. Old Brodleians 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 163 53 110 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 2
5. Huddersfield 3 3 1 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 1 60 43 17 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 1
6. Selby 4 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 59 97 -38 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1
7. Halifax Vandals 2 4 2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 2 56 113 -57 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 1
8. Halifax 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 2 10 91 -81 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 8 1
9. Cleckheaton 3 6 2 0 2 0 0 2 2 0 4 95 252 -157 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 2
10. Nestle Rowntree 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 29 54 -25 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
11. Huddersfield YMCA 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 17 20 -3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
12. Castleford 3 4 1 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 3 62 53 9 1 0 0 -2 0 0 0 5 -1
13. Leeds Medics 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 22 35 -13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
14. Aireborough 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 31 21 10 1 0 0 -4 0 0 0 1 -3
15. York 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16. Leeds Corinthians 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
17. York RI 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 -2 -2
18. Burley 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 -4 0 0 0 -4 -4

Rugby Results

16/OctFirst XV v Hull 7-27
16/OctA Team v Cleckheaton 57-5
17/OctAcademy v Yorkshire Cup - York

Rugby Fixtures

23/OctFirst XV v Chester Away (TBC)
06/NovFalcons v A-Team Home (TBC)
30/OctA Team v Halifax Vandals Away (TBC)
07/NovAcademy v Harrogate Away

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