First XV

The 2024/25 season sees the First XV competing in Regional 1 North East.

Danny Brough is Head Coach, Liam Parfitt will captain the side with Lewis Workman taking on the role of vice-captain.

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.

Joe Shiel will continue as the Development squad Manager.

George Hinchliff and Josh Cook continue their work as Captain and Vice of the A-Team.

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

Michael Stancliffe remains as Colts lead 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 Colts 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 1st June and will be held each Tuesday and Thursday starting at 6.45pm.

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Fixtures & Results

Date Home / Away Playing Result
10/Aug (7.45pm) Home Stockport - Friendly 26-5 (W)
02/Sep (3pm) Home Hull Ionians 31-39 (L)
09/Sep (3pm) Away Lymm 48-41 (W)
16/Sep (3pm) Home Hull 12-49 (L)
23/Sep (2pm) Away Rotherham 43-15 (L)
30/Sep (3pm) Home Leeds Tykes 10-52 (L)
07/Oct (3pm) Away Tynedale 33-18 (L)
14/Oct (2pm) Home Sheffield Tigers 25-44 (L)
04/Nov (2pm) Away Fylde 19-62 (L)
11/Nov (2pm) Home Preston Grasshoppers 17-41 (L)
18/Nov (2pm) Away Sheffield 19-71 (L)
25/Nov (2pm) Home Billingham P-P
02/Dec (2.15pm) Away Otley P-P
09/Dec (2pm) Home Wharfedale 12-28 (L)
16/Dec (2pm) Home Lymm 24-33 (L)
06/Jan (2pm) Home Billingham (re-arranged) 24-8 (W)
13/Jan (TBC) Away Hull 60-26 (L)
20/Jan (2pm) Home Rotherham P-P
27/Jan (2.30pm) Away Leeds Tykes 17-57 (L)
03/Feb (2.15pm) Away Otley (re-arranged game) 28-48 (L)
10/Feb (2pm) Home Tynedale 19-57(L)
17/Feb (TBC) Away Sheffield Tigers 32-34 (L)
24/Feb (2pm) Home Fylde 32-34 (L)
02/Mar (2pm) Home Rotherham (re-arranged game) 12-37 (L)
09/Mar (TBC) Away Preston Grasshoppers 19-70 (L)
16/Mar (3pm) Home Sheffield 15-36 (L)
23/Mar (2.15pm) Away Billingham 29-53 (L)
06/Apr (3pm) Home Otley 26-26 (D)
13/Apr (2pm) Away Wharfedale 17-40 (L)
27/Apr (3pm) Away Hull Ionians 94-26 (L)

League Table

#
Team
P
W
D
L
PF
PA
+/-
TB
LB
Pts
 
1Rotherham Titans
26
25
0
1
970
472
498
22
1
123
 
2Leeds Tykes
26
24
0
2
1111
483
628
23
2
121
 
3Sheffield
26
17
1
8
801
638
163
18
4
92
 
4Wharfedale
26
17
0
9
673
504
169
13
3
84
 
5Fylde
26
13
1
12
775
685
90
18
7
79
 
6Tynedale
26
13
1
12
705
680
25
16
7
77
 
7Sheffield Tigers
26
13
1
12
689
737
-48
12
2
68
 
8Hull
26
13
1
12
683
799
-116
11
2
67
 
9Otley
26
9
1
16
722
773
-51
14
9
61
 
10Lymm
26
9
1
16
724
902
-178
12
5
55
 
11Preston Grasshoppers
26
8
1
17
747
920
-173
14
6
54
 
12Billingham
26
7
2
17
576
787
-211
9
3
44
 
13Hull Ionians
26
6
1
19
730
916
-186
11
7
44
 
14Huddersfield
26
2
1
23
574
1184
-610
11
2
23
 

First XV

Niall Phayer

Position / Front Row

Joe Hawdon

Position / Centre

Toby Spooner

Position / Fly Half

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Paul Harrison

Position / Scrum Half

Xander Nash

Position / Centre/Wing

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Loz Sanderson

Position / Front Row

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Jay Senior

Position / Wing

Fran Entressengle

Position / Hooker/Back Row

Joe Shiel

Position / Front Row

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Ritchie Hawkyard

Position / Scrum Half/Centre

Billy Summers

Position / Scrum Half

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Archie Stancliffe

Position / Centre

Liam Parfitt (C)

Position / Back Row

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Joe Potter

Position / Scrum Half/Fly Half

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Will Milner

Position / Centre

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Lewis Workman (VC)

Position / Centre/Full Back

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Billy Hammond

Position / Number Eight

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Tom Haywood

Position / Hooker/Back Row

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Kian Stewart

Position / Wing/Full Back

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George Collins

Position / Fly Half/Full Back

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Harry Moore

Position / Hooker/Back Row

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Alex Dawson

Position / Prop/Second Row

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Simon Wilson

Position / Scrum Half

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Ethan Myers

Position / Front Row

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Finlay Stewart

Position / Wing

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Josh Walker

Position / Scrum Half

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Adam Ryder

Position / Centre

Ed Barber

Position / Centre

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Steffan Newport

Position / Full Back/Wing

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Max Horsfall

Position / Wing

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Danny Brough

Position / First XV Head Coach

Leighton Davis

Position / Back row

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Kieran Nicholson

Position / Centre

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Jack Smith

Position / Front Row

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Andy Rollins

Position / Prop

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Charlie Foreman

Position / Centre/Wing

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Sam Mann

Position / Front Row

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Darren Neilly

Position / Back/Second Row

Callum Thompson

Position / Front Row

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Ross Thornton

Position / Front Row

Sponsor / Acumen Design & Architects

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Rugby Results

27/AprFirst XV v Hull Ionians 94-26 (L)
13/AprFalcons v Wharfedale 2
15/MarA Team v Halifax 2
25/FebColts v Driffield - Yorkshire Plate Semi-Final 51-0 (W)

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