Leicester Lions RFC

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Leicester Lions
Leic lions rfc logo.png
Full name Leicester Lions Rugby Football Club
Union Leicestershire RU
Founded 1999; 19 years ago (1999)
Location Blaby, Leicestershire, England
Ground(s) Westleigh Park (Capacity: 2,000[1])
League(s) National League 2 North
2017−18 12th
Team kit
Official website
www.pitchero.com/clubs/leicesterlions/

Leicester Lions are a rugby union club who currently play in National League 2 North. The Lions are the leading amateur club in Leicester and are third to Guinness Premiership side Leicester Tigers and Loughborough Students RUFC within Leicestershire. The club was formed as a result of an amalgamation between two local clubs in 1999, these being Westleigh RFC (established in 1904) and Wigston RFC (established in 1946).[2]

Leicester Lions boast several high-profile names amongst their former and current players and coaching staff. Jason Aldwinckle, the former Leicester Tigers' hooker is Head Coach of the club, whilst the Club Captain is England Counties outside back Gareth Collins (he has since left the club and is coaching at Melton Mowbray). Notable former Lions, Westleigh and Wigston players include England World Cup winning captain Martin Johnson, England lock Louis Deacon, Tigers back-rower Brett Deacon and Gloucester and England centre Billy Twelvetrees.

Honours[edit]

Leicester Lions

  1. ^ Parent clubs Wigston and Westleigh also won the Leicestershire County Cup multiple times, with Wigston winning the cup once and Westleigh five times.

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 Chester 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Fylde 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Hinckley 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Huddersfield 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Hull Ionians 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Leicester Lions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Macclesfield 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Otley 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Peterborough Lions 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Preston Grasshoppers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Sedgley Park 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Sheffield Tigers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 South Leicester 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Stourbridge 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Tynedale 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Wharfedale 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  • 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: 22 June 2018
Source: "National League 2 North". NCA Rugby. 


References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.napit.co.uk/viewus/infobank/rugby/rugbyengdiv3/leicesterlions.php
  2. ^ "History". Leicester Lions RFC (Pitchero). Retrieved 16 March 2017. 
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 18 May 2014. Retrieved 18 May 2014. 

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