Stockport R.U.F.C

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Stockport Rugby club
Full name Stockport Rugby Union Football Club
Founded 1923; 91 years ago (1923) (as Davenport R.U.F.C.)
Location Stockport, England
Ground(s) The Memorial Ground (Capacity: 500 Standing)
Coach(es) England Tim Burgon
League(s) National League 2 North
Official website
www.stockportrugby.co.uk

Stockport Rugby Union Football Club is a rugby union club based in Stockport, Greater Manchester. They play in National League 2 North, the fourth tier of English rugby union.

History[edit]

Stockport RUFC was founded in 1923 as Davenport R.U.F.C, the name changing in 1992. The club has made its way up the rugby pyramid in recent seasons, having been as low as the old North West 3 league at one point in the mid-1990s.[1]

In 2006 the club won the Powergen Intermediate Cup, 11-6 versus Morley, where Nick Wroe was awarded man of the match. During that successful season the club finished 1st in the North 2 West League gaining promotion to National 3 North.

In 2011, Stockport were crowned champions of National 3 North gaining promotion to National 2 North. Six players were also selected to play for Cheshire RFU at the end of the season; Captain David Marwick, Vice Captain Andy Fuller, Tom Cruse, Jan Erik Anderson, Paul Ralph and Jamie Anthony.

During June 2012 Stockport R.U.F.C hosted the first annual Stockport 7s where they will recreate the success of the Glengarth Sevens which ran at the club for 21 years with the first being in 1967.[2]

Club Honours[edit]

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 Hull Ionians 16 15 0 1 571 220 351 14 0 74
2 Ampthill 16 13 1 2 614 215 399 11 1 66
3 Caldy 16 11 0 5 391 398 -7 6 2 52
4 Harrogate 16 10 3 3 397 325 72 5 1 52
5 Chester 16 10 0 6 379 296 83 7 2 49
6 Otley 16 9 0 7 409 326 83 9 4 49
7 Sedgley Park 16 9 1 6 514 355 159 8 2 48
8 Leicester Lions 16 8 0 8 336 402 -66 5 1 38
9 Stourbridge 16 7 1 8 374 425 -51 6 2 38
10 Broadstreet 16 7 0 9 396 397 -1 5 2 35
11 Preston Grasshoppers 16 5 0 11 331 407 -76 6 5 31
12 Birmingham & Solihull 16 5 1 10 378 400 -22 3 5 30
13 Huddersfield 16 5 2 9 295 367 -72 3 3 30
14 Luctonians 16 4 0 12 336 450 -114 6 4 26
15 Hull 16 4 1 11 239 474 -235 2 1 21
16 Stockport 16 1 0 15 197 700 -503 1 2 7
  • 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. 


Stadium[edit]

The club plays their home matches at the Memorial Ground, Headlands Road in Bramhall, Stockport.

Since 1998 a marquee has been erected every summer on the 1st team pitch hosting classic pop acts like; Elkie Brooks, Procol Harum, Paul Jones, The Animals, Ruby Turner and Fairport Convention. In 2006 the main attraction were the Troggs who appeared with Marmalade and the Tremeloes. In 2009 The Bootleg Beatles made their second visit to the Marquee two years after their first visit.[3]

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