Esher RFC

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Esher RFC
Esher rfc logo.png
Full name Esher Rugby Football Club
Founded 1923; 93 years ago (1923)
Location Hersham, England
Ground(s) Molesey Road (Capacity: 3,500)
Chairman England Bob Stratton
Coach(es) Canada Ricky Nebbett
Captain(s) England Ian Kench
League(s) National League 1
2015–16 7th
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 in 1987 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 in National League 2 South. They led for most of the season the following year but finished second, but won promotion in 1999–00. The club set a new points record when winning National Division 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]

2015–16 National League 1 Table watch · edit · discuss
Club Played Won Drawn Lost Points for Points against Points diff Try bonus Losing bonus Points
1 Richmond (C) 30 23 2 5 854 534 320 16 4 116
2 Hartpury College 30 21 0 9 966 558 408 15 5 104
3 Blackheath 30 21 2 7 794 488 306 9 6 103
4 Ampthill 30 20 2 8 746 620 126 14 5 103
5 Rosslyn Park 30 20 0 10 745 578 167 12 3 95
6 Darlington Mowden Park 30 19 0 11 766 640 126 11 4 91
7 Esher 30 17 0 13 801 603 198 14 6 88
8 Plymouth Albion 30 22 0 8 733 647 86 11 3 72[n 1]
9 Coventry 30 13 2 15 710 653 57 9 6 71
10 Fylde 30 11 1 18 736 804 –68 11 10 67
11 Blaydon 30 10 0 20 565 772 –207 10 7 57
12 Hull Ionians 30 9 0 21 645 872 –227 10 11 57
13 Loughborough Students 30 9 0 21 680 774 –94 10 9 55
14 Wharfedale (R) 30 6 1 23 592 869 –277 10 7 43
15 Cinderford (R) 30 7 1 22 545 969 –424 7 4 41
16 Henley Hawks (R) 30 6 1 23 478 975 -497 5 3 29
  • Points system: 4 points for a win; 2 points for a draw; 1 point if a team loses by seven points or less (losing bonus); 1 point if the team scores four or more tries in a match (try bonus)
  • 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. ^ *Plymouth Albion were deducted 30 points for going into administration on 8 April 2016[3]
Green background is the promotion place. Pink background are relegation places.
Updated: 30 April 2016
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
Thomas Chalcraft Scrum-half England England
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

Simon Clemmey (Esher RFC first team manager)

References[edit]

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