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Hull RUFC is a rugby union club based in Hull in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England, currently playing in North Premier. There are only two rugby union clubs within the city of Hull boundary.[1]

Hull
Hull rufc logo.png
Full nameHull Rugby Football Club
UnionYorkshire RFU
Founded1992; 27 years ago (1992)
LocationKingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England
Ground(s)LTS Leisure Ferens Ground (Capacity: 1,500 (288 seats))
ChairmanDavid Piercy
PresidentBruce Wilkie
Coach(es)Gary Pearce
Captain(s)Tom Rice
League(s)National League 2 North
2018–19Promoted from North Premier (champions)
Team kit
Official website
hullrugbyunion.com

HistoryEdit

The club was formed in 1992 as a result of two clubs – Old Hymerians RUFC and Hull & East Riding RUFC (1989). The club initially played at the Old Hymerians ground at Haworth Park (capacity 1,200) until the 2008–09 season when they moved to their current home; the Ferens Ground located at Chanterlands Avenue. The club has progressed up the rugby union pyramid, beginning life in the old North East 2, and won promotion to National League 2 North in 2009 - which at tier 4 is the highest position the club has reached. In 2009 a women's team was founded at the club and the women and girls section is continuously growing.[2]

In 2015, after six seasons in National League 2 North, Hull were relegated back to the northern regional leagues.[3] In 2019 the club won the North Premier (tier 5) league title for the very first time, making a return to National League 2 North.[4]

The GroundEdit

The Ferens Ground is located on Chanterlands Avenue, next to Hull Sports Centre, about 2.5 miles from Hull Paragon Interchange and the city centre, with parking available both in and around the ground. Capacity is around 1,500, most of which is standing but there is also seating for up to 288 supporters.[5]

HonoursEdit

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Roll of honourEdit

Presidents

  • S Saunt (1992–95)
  • L J Sheppard DFC (1995–97)
  • R H Gore (1997–99)
  • A B Wilkie (1999–01)
  • J L Beal (2001–03)
  • M A Harness (2003–04)
  • A B Wilkie (2004–5)
  • R C Lewis (2005–07)
  • G Lound (2007–09)

Chairmen

  • R P Ashton (1992–94)
  • J L Beal (1994–96)
  • M A Harness (1996–98)
  • R C Lewis (1998–00)
  • R Gibbin (2000–02)
  • G Lound (2002–05)
  • A B Wilkie (2005–08)

1st XV captains

  • D A Walters (1992–93)
  • W P Hazelton (1993–94)
  • M Lockton (1994–96)
  • R L Beal (1996–97)
  • J M Oxley (1997–98)
  • R L Beal (1998–00)
  • W P Hazelton (2000–01)
  • L McKenzie (2001–03)
  • M David (2003–04)
  • G C Martinson (2004–05)
  • J D Barkworth (2005–06)
  • C Kendra (2006–07)
  • C Murphy (2007–08)

Notable playersEdit

Current standingsEdit

2019–20 National League 2 North Table watch · edit · discuss
Played Won Drawn Lost Points for Points against Points diff Try bonus Losing bonus Points
1 Fylde 10 8 1 1 359 187 172 8 1 43
2 Caldy 9 9 0 0 353 122 231 6 0 42
3 Sedgley Park 9 7 0 2 229 191 38 4 2 34
4 Tynedale 10 5 2 3 307 232 75 6 3 33
5 Sheffield Tigers 10 6 0 4 232 214 18 4 3 31
6 Stourbridge 10 5 0 5 301 242 59 6 4 30
7 Otley 10 5 2 3 197 226 -29 1 2 27
8 Loughborough Students 10 5 0 5 252 257 -5 3 3 26
9 Wharfedale 10 5 1 4 220 234 -14 2 1 25
10 Hinckley 10 4 0 6 203 250 -47 4 3 23
11 Chester 9 4 0 5 181 189 -8 3 3 22
12 Huddersfield 10 3 2 5 206 286 -80 3 0 19
13 Preston Grasshoppers 10 3 1 6 195 239 -44 2 2 18
14 Hull 10 2 2 6 169 210 -41 1 3 16
15 Luctonians 10 1 1 8 205 313 -108 3 5 14
16 Scunthorpe 9 0 0 9 163 380 -217 3 2 5
  • 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: 9 November 2019
Source: "National League 2 North". NCA Rugby.
Notes


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Yorkshire or the Greek Islands". Hull RUFC (Pitchero). 17 March 2019. Retrieved 31 March 2019.
  2. ^ Club website history page
  3. ^ "Last-day defeat seals Hull RUFC's relegation fate". Hull Daily Mail. 27 April 2015. Retrieved 31 March 2019.
  4. ^ "Yorkshire or the Greek Islands". Cambridge Rugby Club (Pitchero). 3 November 2017. Retrieved 31 March 2019.
  5. ^ "Ground Details". Hull RUFC (Pitchero). Retrieved 31 March 2019.
  6. ^ "North v Midlands Play Offs 2008-09". englandrugby.com. 25 April 2009.
  7. ^ http://hullrugbyunion.co.uk/about/history

External linksEdit