First XV

The 2022/23 season sees the First XV again competing in National 2 North.

Gareth Lewis continues at the helm, albeit with a new title of Director of Rugby, while Lewis Bradley steps up to captain the side and will be assisted by vice-captain Tom Hodson.

The desire to bring through home grown players remains, with new recruits carefully selected to add talent and experience as well as, crucially, ‘buying in’ to the club’s ethos, core values, and spirit.

Darren ‘Irish’ Neilly and Gavin Rhodes have returned to the club as Development Coach and Development play/coach respectively. We welcome Rob Potter to the Club who joins as Development Attack/Backs coach. Joe Shiel will be the Development quad Manager.

George Hinchliff and Steve Parry continue their work as Captain and Vice of the A-Team.

Jess Bunyard continues her great work as Head of Women & Girls rugby.

Michael Stancliff remains as Academy head coach.

The 1st XV has been a great platform for a number of players to progress their careers. Perhaps our most famous past player is former England International Luther Burrell who came through our Age Grade system. Ben Harris is currently playing for Wasps in the Premiership and Mat Clark has played at Doncaster and Nottingham in the Championship. Chris Johnson was also an influential player and became the National League top points scorer at Lockwood Park before moving up to National 1 with Fylde and Sale and captaining England Counties. Current Fiji coach and former Scotland and Barbarians coach Vern Cotter also played at Huddersfield, captaining the side during the 1985/86 season.

This player pathway is a long-term development that starts at the U6’s and ends with the 1st XV. In an endeavour to further develop the pathway from Junior to Senior rugby Bill Duncombe  as Head of Youth Rugby and one of his responsibilities will be to support the transition of Academy players into the Senior sides at Huddersfield.

If you feel you would like to be part of what we have at Lockwood Park and believe that we can aid you in your aspirations as a player, then do not hesitate to visit the club or contact either the head coach or senior rugby manager for an informal chat.

Match entry is £10 for non-members, £8 for concessions and free for under 18’s.

Training

All Senior Squad training re-commences on Tuesday 2nd June and will be held each Tuesday and Thursday starting at 6.45pm.

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Fixtures & Results

Date Home / Away Playing Result
03/Sep (2.15pm) Home Sheffield Tigers
10/Sep (TBC) Away Otley
17/Sep (2.15pm) Home Chester
24/Sep (TBC) Away Preston Grasshoppers
01/Oct (2.15pm) Home Harrogate
15/Oct (TBC) Away Hull Ionians
22/Oct (2.15pm) Home Blaydon
29/Oct (TBC) Away Rotherham
05/Nov (2.15pm) Home Wharfedale
12/Nov (TBC) Away Fylde
26/Nov (2.15pm) Home Sedgley Park
03/Dec (2.15pm) Home Tynedale
10/Dec (TBC) Away Sheffield
17/Dec (2.15pm) Home Otley
07/Jan (TBC) Away Chester
14/Jan (2.15pm) Home Preston Grasshoppers
21/Jan (TBC) Away Harrogate
28/Jan (2.15pm) Home Hull Ionians
18/Feb (TBC) Away Blaydon
25/Feb (2.15pm) Home Rotherham
04/Mar (TBC) Away Wharfedale
11/Mar (2.15pm) Home Fylde
25/Mar (TBC) Away Sedgley Park
01/Apr (TBC) Away Tynedale
15/Apr (2.15pm) Home Sheffield
22/Apr (TBC) Away Sheffield Tigers

League Table

First XV

Callum Thompson

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Ross Thornton

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Liam Stapley

Position / Front Row

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Lewis Bradley (C)

Position / Back Row

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Harvey Keighley-Payne

Position / Back Row

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Loz Sanderson

Position / Front Row

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Nick Sharpe

Position / Back Row

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Pete Hampshire

Position / Second Row

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Liam Parfitt

Position / Back Row

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Will Milner

Position / Centre

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Lewis Workman

Position / Centre

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Elliot Knight

Position / Wing

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Tom Hodson (VC)

Position / Full Back

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Joe Potter

Position / Fly Half

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Ethan Myers

Position / Front Row

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Luke Pearson

Position / Second Row

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Leighton Davis

Position / Back row

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John Sedgwick

Position / Back Row

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Toby Walker

Position / Front Row

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Sam Nunn

Position / Wing

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Matt Law

Position / Fly Half/Wing

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Jasper McGuire

Position / Front Row

Cameron Catleugh

Position / Full Back

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Jack Smith

Position / Front Row

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Aaron Brook

Position / Wing

Lewis Brook

Position / Front Row

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Jonny Mason

Position / Scrum Half

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Adam Brook

Position / Fly Half

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Kian Stewart

Position / Wing/Full Back

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Eddie Brown

Position / Back Row

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Haris Hussain

Position / Front Row

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Jarman Langton

Position / Second Row

Manny Effion

Position / Hooker

Andy Rollins

Position / Prop

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Rugby Results

06/NovFalcons v A-Team 29-36
26/MarA Team v Castleford 3 21-40 (L)
30/JanAcademy v Aireborough 14-10 (W)

Rugby Fixtures

03/SepFirst XV v Sheffield Tigers Home (2.15pm)

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