Leicester Lions RFC
|Full name||Leicester Lions Rugby Football Club|
|Location||Blaby, Leicestershire, England|
|Ground(s)||Westleigh Park (Capacity: 2,000)|
|League(s)||National League 2 North|
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).
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.
- Leicestershire County Cup winners (3): 1999–00, 2000–01, 2003–04[a 1]
- Midlands Division 1 champions: 2004–05
- Parent clubs Wigston and Westleigh also won the Leicestershire County Cup multiple times, with Wigston winning the cup once and Westleigh five times.
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Updated: 22 June 2018
Source: "National League 2 North". NCA Rugby.
- "History". Leicester Lions RFC (Pitchero). Retrieved 16 March 2017.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 18 May 2014. Retrieved 18 May 2014.
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