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Esher Rugby Football Club is an English rugby union club based in Surrey. Esher currently play in the fourth division of the English league system; National League 2 South, following the clubs relegation from National League 1 at the end of the 2018-19 season.

Esher RFC
Esher rfc logo.png
Full nameEsher Rugby Football Club
UnionSurrey RFU
Founded1923; 96 years ago (1923)
LocationHersham, Surrey, England
Ground(s)Molesey Road (Capacity: 3,500 (1,200 seated)
ChairmanBob Stratton
Coach(es)Ricky Nebbett
Captain(s)Ian Kench
League(s)National League 2 South
2018–19Relegated from National League 1 (15th)
Team kit
Official website
www.esherrugby.com

HistoryEdit

The club was formed in 1923 when four rugby enthusiasts agreed to start a club.

When the league system was introduced in 1987 Esher were placed in London 1, but were relegated in the first season and did not win promotion back to that league until 1993.

Esher were first promoted to the national leagues system for the 1997–98 season, finishing fourth in National League 2 South. They led for most of the season the following year but finished second, but won promotion in 1999–00. The club set a new points record when winning National Division Two in 2006–07 and were thus promoted. They were promoted into the second tier, the RFU Championship after winning National League 1 in 2009-10. During this season they broke the world record when they beat Manchester 148 – 0. They played in the Championship for two seasons before being relegated back into National League 1 for the 2012–13 season.[1]

HonoursEdit

Current standingsEdit

2019–20 National League 2 South Table watch · edit · discuss
Played Won Drawn Lost Points for Points against Points diff Try bonus Losing bonus Points
1 Henley Hawks 2 2 0 0 96 5 91 2 0 10
2 Tonbridge Juddians 2 2 0 0 115 26 89 2 0 10
3 Taunton Titans 2 2 0 0 78 24 54 2 0 10
4 Clifton 2 2 0 0 67 41 26 1 0 9
5 Worthing Raiders 2 2 0 0 64 44 20 1 0 9
6 Esher 2 1 0 1 69 44 25 1 1 6
7 Bury St Edmunds 2 1 0 1 72 55 17 1 0 5
8 Leicester Lions 2 1 0 1 50 48 2 1 0 5
9 Old Albanian 2 1 0 1 45 57 -12 1 0 5
10 Redruth 2 1 0 1 22 37 -15 0 0 4
11 Dings Crusaders 2 1 0 1 35 57 -22 0 0 4
12 Barnes 2 0 0 2 65 95 -30 2 1 3
13 Westcliff 2 0 0 2 41 78 -37 1 1 2
14 Old Redcliffians 2 0 0 2 20 77 -57 0 1 1
15 Bournemouth 2 0 0 2 36 86 -50 0 0 0
16 Sutton & Epsom 2 0 0 2 19 120 -101 0 0 0
  • If teams are level at any stage, tiebreakers are applied in the following order:
  1. Number of matches won
  2. Difference between points for and against
  3. Total number of points for
  4. Aggregate number of points scored in matches between tied teams
  5. Number of matches won excluding the first match, then the second and so on until the tie is settled
Green background is the promotion place. Blue background is the play-off place. Pink background are relegation places.
Updated: 14 September 2019
Source: "National League 2 South". NCA Rugby.
Notes


Current squadEdit

2016–17 Note: Flags indicate national union as has been defined under WR eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-WR nationality.

Player Position Union
Charlie Burman Hooker   England
Matt Kouris (D/R) Hooker   England
Callum O'Connell Hooker   Ireland
Neil Sweeney Hooker   Ireland
Ed Cudworth Prop   England
Karl Furey Prop   New Zealand
Cameron Leigh Prop   England
Matthew Lowes Prop   England
Ollie Mines Prop   England
George Young Prop   England
Cameron Zeiss Prop   England
Cameron Gentles Lock   New Zealand
Ollie Marriott Lock   England
Hayden Smith Lock   United States
Charlie Gossington Flanker   England
Hugo Solway Flanker   England
Jack Tredrea Flanker   England
Archie White (D/R) Flanker   England
Tom Whitehurst Flanker   England
Tom Yellowlees Flanker   England
Harrison Collins Number 8   England
Isaac Curtis-Harris (D/R) Number 8   England
Peter Synnott Number 8   England
Player Position Union
Tom Chalcraft Scrum-half   England
Andy Garner Scrum-half   England
Calum Waters (D/R) Scrum-half   England
Stephen Boatman Fly-half   England
James Lang (D/R) Fly-half   Wales
Seb Lear Fly-half   England
Paul Roberts Fly-half   England
Joe Brown Centre   England
Tom Cheeseman Centre   England
Lloyd Davies Centre   England
Isaac Hydleman Centre   England
Ben Wood Centre   England
Tom James Wing   Wales
Gabriel Ibitoye (D/R) Wing   England
Spencer Sutherland Wing   England
Andy Wright Wing   England
Callum Monks Fullback   England
Sam Stanley Fullback   England
Tom Williams Fullback   England

Notable former playersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "History of Esher Rugby Club". Esher Rugby Club. Archived from the original on 28 April 2010. Retrieved 18 March 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  2. ^ http://www.hampshirerugby.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=792&Itemid=441

External linksEdit