Hull Ionians

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Hull Ionians RUFC
Hull ionians logo.png
Full name Hull Ionians Rugby Football Club
Union RFU
Nickname(s) The I's
Founded 1989; 27 years ago (1989)
Ground(s) Brantingham Park (Capacity: 240 seated [1])
Chairman Pat Wilson [2]
President Trevor Stephenson
Coach(es) Alex Crockett
Captain(s) Joe Makin
League(s) National League 1
2015–16 12th
Team kit
Official website
www.pitchero.com/clubs/hullionians/

Hull Ionians are a rugby union club in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. Their home ground is Brantingham Park which opened in September 1995 and is situated in the village of Brantingham, off the A63 road between Brough and South Cave.

History[edit]

Hull Ionians was formed in 1989 by the merger of Hull and East Riding with Ionians.[3]

The club has played in the upper echelons of regional rugby throughout its history but in 2012–13 the club won National Division 2 North and were promoted to National League 1 for season 2013-14.[4] They were immediately relegated back to National League 2 North but were promoted the following season, again as champions. playing at the third level of English club rugby for the second time.

Club honours[edit]

Current standings[edit]

2016–17 National League 1 Table watch · edit · discuss
Club Played Won Drawn Lost Points for Points against Points diff Try bonus Losing bonus Points
1 Hartpury College 4 4 0 0 160 41 119 4 0 20
2 Birmingham Moseley 4 4 0 0 109 69 40 2 0 18
3 Darlington Mowden Park 4 3 0 1 101 62 39 2 1 15
4 Old Albanian 4 3 0 1 106 68 38 2 1 15
5 Blackheath 4 3 0 1 80 69 11 1 0 13
6 Ampthill 4 3 0 1 99 100 -1 1 0 13
7 Plymouth Albion 4 3 0 1 84 94 -10 1 0 13
8 Coventry 4 2 0 2 134 89 45 2 1 11
9 Hull Ionians 4 2 0 2 73 66 7 1 2 11
10 Loughborough Students 4 2 0 2 122 135 -13 2 0 10
11 Cambridge 4 1 0 3 86 115 -29 1 2 7
12 Esher 4 1 0 3 59 85 -26 0 2 6
13 Macclesfield 4 1 0 3 96 133 -37 1 1 6
14 Rosslyn Park 4 0 0 4 67 90 -23 0 3 3
15 Fylde 4 0 0 4 80 151 -71 1 2 3
16 Blaydon 4 0 0 4 68 157 -89 1 1 2
  • 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: 24 September 2016
Source: "National League 1". NCA Rugby. 


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
Ally Forth Hooker England England
Ali Thomson Hooker England England
Mike Dias Prop England England
David Laverick Prop England England
Steve Johnson Prop England England
Rikki Stout Prop England England
Joe Makin Lock England England
Danny Paul Lock England England
Lee Bray Flanker England England
Laurence Cowen Flanker England England
Will Foden Flanker England England
James Sanderson Flanker England England
Mark Wigham Flanker England England
Phil Eggleshaw Number 8 England England
Zak Poole Number 8 England England
Player Position Union
Isaac Green Scrum-half England England
Adam Thomas Scrum-half England England
Callum Irvine Fly-half England England
Greg Lound Fly-half England England
Lee Millar Fly-half England England
Joe Allott Centre England England
Alex Crockett Centre England England
Chris Lound Centre England England
Luke Thundercliffe Centre England England
Ben Winterburn Centre England England
Max Wright Centre England England
Jack Colbourne Wing England England
Steve Slingsby Wing England England
Aquile Smith Wing England England
Sam Wilson Wing England England
Lewis Minikin Fullback England England
Keane Naylor Fullback England England

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brantingham Park - Conferencing . Events Sport Functions". 
  2. ^ "Assem Allam investment deal with Hull Ionians called off". This is Hull and East Riding. Northcliffe Media Limited. 22 February 2012. Retrieved 19 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "History". Hull Rugby Union. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  4. ^ "Hull Ionians". Club Profile. Statbunker.com. Retrieved 23 February 2013. 

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