Leicester Lions RFC

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Leicester Lions
Leic lions rfc logo.png
Full name Leicester Lions Rugby Football Club
Union RFU
Founded 1999; 15 years ago (1999)
Ground(s) Westleigh Park (Capacity: 2,000[1])
League(s) National League 2 North
2013–14 7th
Team kit
Official website
www.pitchero.com/clubs/leicesterlions/

Leicester Lions are a rugby union club who currently play in National League 2 North. The Lions are the leading amateur club in Leicester and are third to Guinness Premiership side Leicester Tigers and Loughborough Students RUFC within Leicestershire.

Leicester Lions boast several high profile names amongst their former and current players and coaching staff. Jason Aldwinckle, the former Leicester Tigers' hooker is Head Coach of the club, whilst the Club Captain is England Counties outside back Gareth Collins. Notable former Lions, Westleigh and Wigston players include England World Cup winning captain Martin Johnson, England lock Louis Deacon, Tigers back-rower Brett Deacon and Gloucester and England centre Billy Twelvetrees.

Club honours[2][edit]

  • Midlands One champions: 2004/05

History[edit]

The club was formed as a result of an amalgamation between two local clubs in 1999, these being Westleigh RFC (establishes in 1904) and Wigston RFC (established in 1946).

Current standings[edit]

2014–15 National League 2 North Table watch · edit · discuss
Club Played Won Drawn Lost Points For Points Against Points Difference Try Bonus Losing Bonus Points
1 Ampthill 7 6 0 1 274 83 191 5 1 30
2 Hull Ionians 7 6 0 1 253 107 146 6 0 30
3 Sedgley Park 7 5 0 2 248 164 84 4 0 24
4 Chester 7 5 0 2 153 100 53 3 1 24
5 Harrogate 7 4 2 1 182 131 51 2 1 23
6 Otley 7 4 0 3 158 152 6 2 2 20
7 Leicester Lions 7 4 0 3 156 187 -31 3 1 20
8 Caldy 7 4 0 3 176 200 -24 2 1 19
9 Huddersfield 7 3 1 3 135 131 4 2 2 18
10 Stourbridge 7 3 0 4 147 166 -19 3 2 17
11 Preston Grasshoppers 7 3 0 4 145 174 -29 2 3 17
12 Luctonians 7 2 0 5 158 179 -21 4 3 15
13 Birmingham & Solihull 7 2 0 5 173 184 -11 2 3 13
14 Hull 7 2 1 4 98 180 -82 0 0 10
15 Broadstreet 7 1 0 6 151 219 -68 1 1 6
16 Stockport 7 0 0 7 72 322 -250 0 1 1
  • 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: 11 June 2014
Source: "National League 2 North". NCA Rugby. 


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