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
12/Aug (7pm) Away Stockport 19-12 (W)
20/Aug (2pm) Away Rossendale 17-17 (D)
03/Sep (2.15pm) Home Sheffield Tigers 15-20 (L)
10/Sep (3pm) Away Otley 22-25 (L)
17/Sep (2.15pm) Home Chester 17-23 (L)
24/Sep (TBC) Away Preston Grasshoppers 12-32 (L)
01/Oct (2.15pm) Home Harrogate 15-29 (L)
15/Oct (3pm) Away Hull Ionians 17-58 (L)
22/Oct (2.15pm) Home Blaydon 24-7 (W)
29/Oct (2pm) Away Rotherham 3-27 (L)
05/Nov (2.15pm) Home Wharfedale 20-14 (W)
12/Nov () Away Fylde 14-57 (L)
26/Nov (2.15pm) Home Sedgley Park 26-38 (L)
03/Dec (2.15pm) Home Tynedale 38-14 (W)
10/Dec (2.15pm) Away Sheffield P-P
17/Dec (2.15pm) Home Otley P-P
07/Jan (3pm) Away Chester 20-19 (W)
14/Jan (2.15pm) Home Preston Grasshoppers 19-13 (W)
21/Jan (2pm) Away Harrogate P-P
28/Jan (2.15pm) Home Hull Ionians
04/Feb (2.15pm) Away Sheffield (Re-scheduled from 10/12/22/)
11/Feb (2.15pm) Home Otley (Re-scheduled from 17/12/22/)
18/Feb (3pm) Away Blaydon
25/Feb (2.15pm) Home Rotherham
04/Mar (3pm) Away Wharfedale
11/Mar (2.15pm) Home Fylde
18/Mar (3pm) Away Harrogate
25/Mar (TBC) Away Sedgley Park
01/Apr (3pm) Away Tynedale
15/Apr (3pm) Home Sheffield
22/Apr (TBC) Away Sheffield Tigers

League Table

#
Team
P
W
D
L
PF
PA
+/-
TB
LB
Pts
Adj
1
Sedgley Park
14
14
0
0
482
205
277
9
0
65
 
2
Fylde
15
13
0
2
540
213
327
10
0
62
 
3
Hull Ionians
14
11
0
3
378
263
115
8
2
54
 
4
Chester
16
10
0
6
371
298
73
4
5
49
 
5
Otley
13
10
0
3
305
240
65
5
2
47
 
6
Rotherham Titans
15
8
0
7
443
301
142
8
3
43
 
7
Tynedale
14
7
0
7
294
349
-55
4
3
35
 
8
Wharfedale
15
5
0
10
343
336
7
5
6
31
 
9
Sheffield Tigers
14
6
0
8
282
320
-38
3
3
30
 
10
Sheffield
15
5
0
10
289
362
-73
5
4
29
 
11
Huddersfield
14
5
0
9
262
376
-114
3
3
21
-5
12
Preston Grasshoppers
16
3
1
12
263
442
-179
1
5
20
 
13
Blaydon
15
2
1
12
246
483
-237
4
1
10
-5
14
Harrogate
14
2
0
12
182
492
-310
1
4
8
-5

First XV

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Nick Sharpe

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Liam Parfitt

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Joe Potter

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Will Milner

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Lewis Workman

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Elliot Knight

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Tom Hodson (VC)

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Kian Stewart

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Matt Law

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Alex Dawson

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Eddie Brown

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Simon Wilson

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Haris Hussain

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Ethan Myers

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Luke Pearson

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Tom Lee

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Rob Jennings

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Guy Borrowdale

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Ed Barber

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Leighton Davis

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Jarman Langton

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John Sedgwick

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Manny Effion

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Jack Rowan

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Andy Williams

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Jack Smith

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Lewis Brook

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Andy Rollins

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Toby Walker

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James Davies

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Callum Thompson

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Ross Thornton

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Liam Stapley

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Lewis Bradley (C)

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Rugby Results

21/JanFirst XV v Harrogate P-P
21/JanFalcons v Morley 2 C-C
21/JanA Team v -
15/JanAcademy v Hull Ionians

Rugby Fixtures

28/JanFirst XV v Hull Ionians Home (2.15pm)
28/JanFalcons v - NO GAME
27/JanA Team v Ossett 2 Home (7pm)
29/JanAcademy v Old Brodleians Away

Events

Huddersfield v Hull Ionians

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