Hull Ionians

Hull Ionians is a rugby union club in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. The first team play in English rugby's National League 1, the third tier of the English rugby union system, following their promotion from National League 2 North as champions at the end of the 2018-19 season. Their home ground is Brantingham Park which opened in September 1995 and is situated in the village of Brantingham, off the A63 road between Brough and South Cave.

Hull Ionians RUFC
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Full nameHull Ionians Rugby Football Club
UnionYorkshire RFU
Nickname(s)The I's
Founded1989; 32 years ago (1989)
LocationBrantingham, East Riding of Yorkshire, England
Ground(s)Brantingham Park (Capacity: 1,500 (240 seated) [1])
ChairmanStephen Townend [2]
PresidentPat Wilson
Coach(es)Martyn Wood
Captain(s)David Laverick
League(s)National League 2 North
2019–20National League 1, 16th (relegated)
Team kit
Official website
www.hullionians.co.uk

HistoryEdit

Hull Ionians was formed in 1989 by the merger of Hull and East Riding with Ionians.[3]

The club has played in the upper echelons of regional rugby throughout its history but in 2012–13 the club won National Division 2 North and were promoted to National League 1 for season 2013–14.[4] They were immediately relegated back to National League 2 North but were promoted the following season, playing at the third level of English club rugby for the second time.

HonoursEdit

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
Ally Forth Hooker   England
Ali Thomson Hooker   England
Mike Dias Prop   England
David Laverick Prop   England
Steve Johnson Prop   England
Rikki Stout Prop   England
Joe Makin Lock   England
Danny Paul Lock   England
Lee Bray Flanker   England
Laurence Cowen Flanker   England
Will Foden Flanker   England
James Sanderson Flanker   England
Mark Wigham Flanker   England
Phil Eggleshaw Number 8   England
Zak Poole Number 8   England
Player Position Union
Isaac Green Scrum-half   England
Adam Thomas Scrum-half   England
Callum Irvine Fly-half   England
Greg Lound Fly-half   England
Lee Millar Fly-half   Scotland
Joe Allott Centre   England
Alex Crockett Centre   England
Chris Lound Centre   England
Luke Thundercliffe Centre   England
Ben Winterburn Centre   England
Max Wright Centre   England
Jack Colbourne Wing   England
Steve Slingsby Wing   England
Aquile Smith Wing   England
Sam Wilson Wing   England
Lewis Minikin Fullback   England
William Stowe Fullback   England
Keane Naylor Fullback   England

Current standingsEdit

2019–20 National League 1 Table watch · edit · discuss
Played Won Drawn Lost Points for Points against Points diff Try bonus Losing bonus Points
1 Richmond (C) 25 20 0 5 741 347 394 12 5 97
2 Rosslyn Park 25 18 1 6 728 472 256 12 4 90
3 Rams 25 19 0 6 680 521 159 16 2 89[a]
4 Chinnor 25 16 2 7 631 502 129 13 4 85
5 Blackheath 25 16 1 8 621 511 110 12 4 82
6 Plymouth Albion 25 13 2 10 698 617 81 14 5 75
7 Darlington Mowden Park 25 13 1 11 796 517 279 14 6 74
8 Old Elthamians 25 13 1 11 574 501 73 10 4 68
9 Cambridge 25 12 2 11 571 560 11 11 4 67
10 Cinderford 23 13 0 10 526 452 74 7 6 65
11 Sale FC 25 12 0 13 621 602 19 10 6 64
12 Bishop's Stortford 24 9 2 13 599 595 4 12 9 61
13 Birmingham Moseley 25 8 0 17 505 649 −144 4 8 44
14 Rotherham Titans (R) 25 6 1 18 490 727 −237 7 7 40
15 Canterbury (R) 25 2 0 23 357 824 −467 2 6 16
16 Hull Ionians (R) 24 1 1 22 330 1071 -741 3 2 11
  • 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. Pink background are relegation places.
Updated: 14 March 2020
Source: "National League 1". NCA Rugby.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Rams deducted 5 points due to an issue with their Payment of Players declaration during the 2018–19 National League 2 South season.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Brantingham Park - Conferencing . Events Sport Functions". Retrieved 11 January 2017.
  2. ^ "Assem Allam investment deal with Hull Ionians called off". This is Hull and East Riding. Northcliffe Media Limited. 22 February 2012. Archived from the original on 21 April 2012. Retrieved 19 October 2013.
  3. ^ "Club History". Hull Ionians RUFC (Pitchero). Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Hull Ionians". Club Profile. Statbunker.com. Archived from the original on 11 April 2013. Retrieved 23 February 2013.
  5. ^ "RAMS DEDUCTED 5 POINTS". Rams RFC (Pitchero). 26 February 2020. Retrieved 27 February 2020.

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