Esher RFC

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Esher RFC
Esher rfc logo.png
Full name Esher Rugby Football Club
Union Surrey RFU
Founded 1923; 95 years ago (1923)
Location Hersham, Surrey, England
Ground(s) Molesey Road (Capacity: 3,500 (1,200 seated)
Chairman England Bob Stratton
Coach(es) Canada Ricky Nebbett
Captain(s) England Ian Kench
League(s) National League 1
2017–18 9th
Team kit
Official website
www.esherrugby.com

Esher Rugby Football Club is an English rugby union club based in Surrey. Esher 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]

Honours[edit]

Current standings[edit]

2017–18 National League 1 Table watch · edit · discuss
Played Won Drawn Lost Points for Points against Points diff Try bonus Losing bonus Points
1 Coventry (C) 30 27 0 3 1213 495 718 26 0 134
2 Darlington Mowden Park 30 23 1 6 838 637 201 19 2 115
3 Plymouth Albion 30 20 2 8 844 549 295 18 6 108
4 Ampthill 30 19 4 7 797 540 257 17 5 106
5 Blackheath 30 17 2 11 764 6367 128 13 3 88
6 Old Elthamians 30 15 1 14 714 709 5 14 5 81
7 Birmingham Moseley 30 14 2 14 680 770 −90 13 6 79
8 Bishop's Stortford 30 15 1 14 750 713 37 8 8 78
9 Esher 30 11 2 17 774 827 −53 18 8 74
10 Cambridge 30 14 0 16 613 600 13 8 8 68
11 Caldy 30 12 0 18 726 743 −17 12 8 68
12 Rosslyn Park 29 10 2 17 752 810 −58 15 7 66
13 Loughborough Students 30 10 3 17 756 894 -138 10 6 62
14 Hull Ionians (R) 30 10 1 19 685 941 −256 14 3 59
15 Old Albanian (R) 30 9 1 20 620 941 −321 11 5 54
16 Fylde (R) 30 3 0 27 405 1087 −682 4 4 20
  • 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
Green background is the promotion place. Pink background are relegation places.
Updated: 12 May 2018 Source: [3]


Current squad[edit]

2016–17 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
Charlie Burman Hooker England England
Matt Kouris (D/R) Hooker England England
Callum O'Connell Hooker Ireland Ireland
Neil Sweeney Hooker Ireland Ireland
Ed Cudworth Prop England England
Karl Furey Prop New Zealand New Zealand
Cameron Leigh Prop England England
Matthew Lowes Prop England England
Ollie Mines Prop England England
George Young Prop England England
Cameron Zeiss Prop England England
Cameron Gentles Lock New Zealand New Zealand
Ollie Marriott Lock England England
Hayden Smith Lock United States United States
Charlie Gossington Flanker England England
Hugo Solway Flanker England England
Jack Tredrea Flanker England England
Archie White (D/R) Flanker England England
Tom Whitehurst Flanker England England
Tom Yellowlees Flanker England England
Harrison Collins Number 8 England England
Isaac Curtis-Harris (D/R) Number 8 England England
Peter Synnott Number 8 England England
Player Position Union
Tom Chalcraft Scrum-half England England
Andy Garner Scrum-half England England
Calum Waters (D/R) Scrum-half England England
Stephen Boatman Fly-half England England
James Lang (D/R) Fly-half Wales Wales
Seb Lear Fly-half England England
Paul Roberts Fly-half England England
Joe Brown Centre England England
Tom Cheeseman Centre England England
Lloyd Davies Centre England England
Isaac Hydleman Centre England England
Ben Wood Centre England England
Tom James Wing Wales Wales
Gabriel Ibitoye (D/R) Wing England England
Spencer Sutherland Wing England England
Andy Wright Wing England England
Callum Monks Fullback England England
Sam Stanley Fullback England England
Tom Williams Fullback England England

Notable former players[edit]

References[edit]

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