Hinckley RFC

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Hinckley Rugby Club
Full nameHinckley Rugby Club
UnionLeicestershire RU
Founded1893; 126 years ago (1893)
LocationHinckley, Leicestershire, England
Ground(s)De Montfort Park, Leicester Road (Capacity: 2,000)
ChairmanJohn Tilley
PresidentSteve Illiffe
Captain(s)Alex Salt
League(s)National League 2 North
2018−1910th
Official website
www.hinckleyrugby.co.uk

Hinckley Rugby Club is an English rugby union team based in Hinckley, Leicestershire. The club runs six senior sides, a ladies team and a full set of junior teams.[1] The first XV currently plays in National League 2 North, a fourth tier league in the English rugby union system.

History[edit]

Hinckley Rugby Club was formed in 1892 with the first matches being played the following year. As with many clubs, Hinckley moved regularly during the early years of the 20th-century before moving to Coventry Road in 1929 and to its current Leicester Road location just under forty years later. After a strong 1970s, the 1980s were unkind to Hinckley and when the league system was formed the club suffered three consecutive relegations. However, fortunes improved in the 1990s and they started to move back up the rugby hierarchy and reached the National leagues by the end of the 1990s.[2]

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Current standings[edit]

2018–19 National League 2 North Table watch · edit · discuss
Played Won Drawn Lost Points for Points against Points diff Try bonus Losing bonus Points
1 Hull Ionians (C) 30 23 0 7 837 647 190 18 3 113
2 Chester (PO) 30 21 1 8 748 542 206 19 4 109
3 Sedgley Park 30 19 0 11 883 641 242 19 6 101
4 Huddersfield 30 19 1 10 806 664 142 13 7 98
5 Tynedale 30 17 2 11 848 724 124 21 3 96
6 Fylde 30 18 1 11 808 583 225 15 4 93
7 Preston Grasshoppers 30 16 0 14 796 676 120 17 9 90
8 Wharfedale 30 16 0 14 676 622 54 12 6 82
9 Otley 30 17 0 13 646 643 3 14 3 81[b 1]
10 Hinckley 30 15 2 13 729 680 49 13 4 81
11 Stourbridge 30 13 1 16 868 860 8 17 6 77
12 Leicester Lions 30 13 1 16 706 711 -5 13 8 75
13 Sheffield Tigers 30 9 1 20 728 780 -52 11 13 62
14 Macclesfield (R) 30 7 0 23 631 973 -342 13 6 47
15 South Leicester (R) 30 7 1 22 664 1112 -448 11 4 45
16 Peterborough Lions (R) 30 4 1 25 497 1013 -516 7 3 28
  • 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: 27 April 2019
Source: "National League 2 North". NCA Rugby.
Notes
  1. ^ Otley were deducted 4 points by the RFU after selecting an underage player to represent their 2nd XV on 19th January 2019 against Ripton 2nd XV, with the points deduction applying to the 1st XV side. An additional 4 points were suspended until the end of the season in the event that the club commits a similar offence.[3]

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