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; 28 years ago (1989)
Ground(s) Brantingham Park (Capacity: 1,500 (240 seated) [1])
Chairman Pat Wilson [2]
President Pete Sharp
Coach(es) Alex Crockett
Captain(s) Joe Makin
League(s) National League 1
2016–17 13th
Team kit
Official website
www.pitchero.com/clubs/hullionians/

Hull Ionians are a rugby union club in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. The first team play in English rugby's National League One, the third tier of the English rugby union system. 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.

Honours[edit]

Current standings[edit]

2016–17 National League 1 Table watch · edit · discuss
Played Won Drawn Lost Points for Points against Points diff Try bonus Losing bonus Points
1 Hartpury College (P) 30 30 0 0 1455 532 923 28 0 148
2 Plymouth Albion 30 24 0 6 879 523 356 17 5 118
3 Ampthill 30 22 0 8 844 584 260 17 3 108
4 Coventry 30 20 1 9 974 733 241 17 2 101
5 Birmingham Moseley 30 20 0 10 854 682 172 15 3 98
6 Rosslyn Park 30 16 1 13 867 682 185 13 7 86
7 Blackheath 30 14 1 15 692 724 −32 13 4 75
8 Esher 30 13 0 17 828 854 −26 16 6 74
9 Old Albanian 30 13 0 17 749 926 −177 14 5 71
10 Darlington Mowden Park 30 13 1 16 695 791 −96 10 5 69
11 Loughborough Students 30 10 1 19 905 966 −61 16 8 66
12 Fylde 30 10 0 20 691 1050 −359 15 4 59
13 Hull Ionians 30 10 1 19 679 944 −265 9 7 58
14 Cambridge 30 8 1 21 779 994 −215 18 6 58
15 Blaydon (R) 30 8 2 20 642 1010 −368 10 6 52
16 Macclesfield (R) 30 4 1 25 579 1117 −538 8 5 31
  • 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: 29 April 2017
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 Scotland Scotland
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". Retrieved 11 January 2017. 
  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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