Esher RFC

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Esher RFC
Esher rfc logo.png
Full name Esher Rugby Football Club
Founded 1923; 91 years ago (1923)
Location Hersham, England
Ground(s) Molesey Road (Capacity: 3,000)
Chairman England Bob Stratton
Coach(es) Canada Ricky Nebbett
Captain(s) England Ian Kench
League(s) National League 1
2013–14 5th
Team kit
Official website
www.esherrugby.com

Esher Rugby Football Club is an English rugby union club based in Surrey. Esher RFC currently play in the third division of the English league system, National League One.

History[edit]

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

When the league system was introduced 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. They led for most of the season the following year but finished second, but won promotion in 1999-2000. The club set a new points record when winning National League 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]

Club honours[edit]

Current standings[edit]

2014–15 National League 1 Table watch · edit · discuss
Club Played Won Drawn Lost Points For Points Against Points Difference Try Bonus Losing Bonus Points
1 Ealing Trailfinders 16 15 0 1 585 285 300 12 1 73
2 Coventry 16 14 0 2 570 354 216 10 2 68
3 Rosslyn Park 16 13 0 3 495 294 201 10 2 64
4 Fylde 16 11 1 4 528 368 160 13 2 61
5 Richmond 16 9 0 7 460 430 30 9 3 48
6 Blackheath 16 8 0 8 449 392 57 11 3 46
7 Esher 15 7 0 8 394 356 38 8 4 40
8 Hartpury College 16 8 0 8 386 387 –1 3 3 38
9 Blaydon 16 7 0 9 373 375 –2 6 4 38
10 Wharfedale 15 7 0 8 319 432 –113 7 1 36
11 Loughborough Students 16 5 0 11 384 399 –15 7 4 31
12 Old Albanian 16 6 0 10 318 406 –88 4 2 30
13 Darlington Mowden Park 16 5 1 10 439 392 47 7 5 29[n 1]
14 Tynedale 16 6 0 10 313 537 –224 3 1 28
15 Cinderford 16 4 0 12 303 411 –108 6 3 25
16 Macclesfield 16 1 0 15 191 689 –498 2 0 6
  • 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
  1. ^ Darlington Mowden Park deducted 5 points after selecting an unregistered player on 13 September 2014 against Wharfedale.[3]
Green background is the promotion place. Pink background are relegation places.
Updated: 20 December 2014
Source: "National League 1". NCA Rugby. 


Current squad[edit]

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
James Campbell Hooker Wales Wales
Neil Sweeney Hooker England England
Simon Edwards Hooker England England
Stewart Maguire Prop Ireland Ireland
Oliver Mines Prop England England
David Millard Prop Ireland Ireland
Ricky Nebbett Prop England England
Kristian Chesney Lock England England
Cameron Gentles Lock New Zealand New Zealand
Alexander Bibic Lock England England
Ian Kench Lock England England
Steven Wood Flanker England England
John Downey Flanker Ireland Ireland
Peter Synnott Flanker Ireland Ireland
Chris Goodman Number 8 England England
Mike MacFarlane Number 8 England England
Brandon Walker Number 8 South Africa South Africa
Player Position Union
Andy Garner Scrum-half England England
Patrick O'Grady Scrum-half England England
Clive Stuart-Smith Scrum-half England England
Robbie Shaw Scrum-half United States United States
Mark Atkinson Fly-half England England
Nicky Little Fly-half Fiji Fiji
Richard Mill Fly-half Scotland Scotland
Tom Cheeseman Centre Wales Wales
Aaron Cruickshanks Centre Scotland Scotland
Geoff Griffiths Centre England England
Sam Edgerley Wing England England
Jonny Hylton Wing England England
Tom Loizides Wing Cyprus Cyprus
Andy Wright Wing England England
Luke Daniels Fullback England England
Rob Kirby Fullback New Zealand New Zealand

There are no loan players at Esher RFC this season (13/14) Simon Clemmey (Esher RFC First Team Manager)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History of Esher Rugby Club". Esher Rugby Club. Retrieved 2010-03-18. 
  2. ^ http://www.hampshirerugby.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=792&Itemid=441
  3. ^ "DMP drop five points". The RUGBYPaper (317). 12 October 2014. p. 43. 

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