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.
|Full name||Esher Rugby Football Club|
|Location||Hersham, Surrey, England|
|Ground(s)||Molesey Road (Capacity: 3,500 (1,200 seated)|
|League(s)||National League 2 South|
|2018–19||Relegated from National League 1 (15th)|
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.
|Played||Won||Drawn||Lost||Points for||Points against||Points diff||Try bonus||Losing bonus||Points|
|7||Bury St Edmunds||2||1||0||1||72||55||17||1||0||5|
|16||Sutton & Epsom||2||0||0||2||19||120||-101||0||0||0|
|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.
2016–17 Note: Flags indicate national union as has been defined under WR eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-WR nationality.
Notable former playersEdit
- "History of Esher Rugby Club". Esher Rugby Club. Archived from the original on 28 April 2010. Retrieved 18 March 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter