Fife Lions

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Fife Lions
Club information
Full name Fife Lions ARLFC
Website www.fifelions.org.uk
Founded 1997
Current details
Competition Rugby League Conference Scotland Division.

Fife Lions ARLFC are a rugby league club located in the east of Scotland. They play in the Scotland Division of the Rugby League Conference.

The Fife Lions in recent years have been one of the dominant teams in the SRLC. Winning their maiden premiership in 2004, the Lions went undefeated throughout the regular season in 2005 only to become unstuck in the Grand Final, going down to the Edinburgh Eagles in the decider.

History[edit]

Linlithgow Lions entered played in the inaugural Scottish League in 1997 and played in it til the 2000 season. They entered the 2001 season but were forced to resign due to the foot and mouth disease crisis.

They then relocated to Fife to become Fife Lions entering the Scottish Rugby League Conference for the 2002 season, making sudden impact with a Grand Final appearance. Backing up in 2003, the Lions would once again remain bridesmaids with a defeat at the hands of the Edinburgh Eagles for the second year in a row in the decider.

It would take a third successive Grand Final appearance to claim victory, avenging their previous Grand Final losses to the Edinburgh Eagles, the Lions won a closely contested match to claim their maiden premiership.

2005 looked destined to be the year of the Lions, going through the regular season unbeaten and finishing Minor Premiers, the Lions team burdened by Bravehearts commitment put on a gutsy display but in the end were outclassed by a determined Steelers team.

The Lions are arguably one of the dominant teams in recent times, appearing in the last 4 Grand Finals.

Club honours[edit]

  • Scottish Conference: 2004, 2006
  • York 9s Archbishop Dolben cup: 2008

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