Liverpool St Helens F.C.

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Liverpool St Helens Football Club is an English rugby union team formed from the merger of Liverpool Football Club and St. Helens RUFC.

Liverpool St Helens
Liverpool St.Helens fc.png
Full nameLiverpool St Helens Football Club
UnionRFU
Founded1857; 164 years ago (1857)
LocationSt. Helens, Merseyside
Ground(s)Moss Lane
PresidentRay French
League(s)Lancashire Premier
2017-184th
Team kit
Official website
liverpoolsthelensrugby.co.uk

The institution is not to be confused with either Liverpool F.C. (playing association football) or St. Helens (playing rugby league).

HistoryEdit

The club's first match took place in 1857 when old boys from Rugby school challenged local boys to a game under their school rules. Liverpool Football Club were then formed, the oldest open rugby club in the world.

In 1871, the club provided four of the England team that played Scotland in the first rugby international. On 5 February 1877 another Liverpool player, Edward Kewley, was captain of England when they played Ireland in what was the first 15-a-side international. In 1914 the club had three international captains in the first XV, Ronnie Poulton-Palmer (England), F.H. Turner (Scotland) and R.A. Lloyd (Ireland). Other internationals to play for Liverpool include Fran Cotton, Maurice Colclough, Mike Slemen and Kevin Simms.

St Helens RUFC was founded in 1919 as St Helens Old Boys, the original membership being predominantly made up of former pupils of Cowley School. Internationals who played for the club include Alan 'Ned' Ashcroft, John Horton, Nigel Heslop and the current club President Ray French.

Liverpool and St Helens merged in 1986 and played at Moss Lane which had been the St Helens club's ground. In the early years of the merger the club had two seasons in National Division One split by one season in Division Two. During this time internationals Dewi Morris and Simon Mason played for Liverpool St Helens. But afterwards it sank to Division Four and spent virtually the whole of the 1990s coming to terms with the professional era.

Club HonoursEdit

Former Internationals from Liverpool St Helens F.C.Edit

Source for below:[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Official Site
  2. ^ Crean was part of the first official British and Irish Lions team that toured South Africa in 1910 although he never represented his country.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 53°28′15.02″N 2°46′44.23″W / 53.4708389°N 2.7789528°W / 53.4708389; -2.7789528