Sheffield Tigers RUFC

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Sheffield Tigers
Sheffield tigers logo.png
Full name Sheffield Tigers Rugby Union Football Club
Union Yorkshire RFU
Founded 1932; 85 years ago (1932)
Location Dore, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England
Ground(s) Dore Moor
Chairman Paul Walker
President Ian Wragg
Coach(es) Thiu Barnard
Captain(s) Tom Outram
League(s) National League 2 North
2016–17 13th
Team kit
Official website
www.sheffieldtigers.co.uk

Sheffield Tigers Rugby Football Club is a rugby union team based in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. They currently play in the fourth tier of the English rugby union league system, National League 2 North, and are based at Dore Moor, Hathersage Road, Sheffield. The club run three senior teams and a veterans side, the junior section starts at under-7's up to a colts XV.[1]

History[edit]

Formed in 1932 they celebrate their 75th season of rugby in 2007. Since league rugby began they were long standing members of Yorkshire 2, managing to avoid either promotion or relegation for the first dozen or so years of the leagues.

The arrival of former England and Halifax RLFC scrum half David Holmes spearheaded a new era and the club reached the final of the Tetley Bitter Vase at Twickenham in 2000, securing a 20–11 win over favourites Bank of England RUFC. Despite finishing second, a restructure of the leagues meant that they remained in Yorkshire 2; as all ten clubs below them were relegated! Promotion the following year was accompanied by the club's first Yorkshire Shield win over Scarborough and the 'Tigers' stayed in Yorkshire 1 for two seasons before a disastrous campaign in 2002–03 saw them relegated back to Yorkshire 2.

The arrival of Coach Richard Selkirk and a host of new players saw Tigers promoted at the second time of asking in 2004–05 a year that also saw a second Vase win at Twickenham, this time over Solihull after a tumultuous semi-final win at Sidmouth.

Further success followed in 2005–06 with the Yorkshire 1 title captured, and at their first attempt Tigers made it three promotions in a row in 2006–07 with a play-off win over North 2 West rivals Lymm to book their place in North 1 for 2007–08. Three seasons later the club gained promotion from this league, now known as National 3 North, via a play-off victory over Chester.[2]

Honours[edit]

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Current standings[edit]

2016–17 National League 2 North Table watch · edit · discuss
Played Won Drawn Lost Points for Points against Points diff Try bonus Losing bonus Points
1 Caldy (C) 30 27 1 2 1060 454 606 21 2 133
2 Sale 30 26 0 4 997 487 510 18 2 124
3 Leicester Lions 30 21 0 9 778 576 202 16 4 104
4 Sedgley Park 30 19 3 8 884 635 249 15 4 101
5 Chester 30 17 1 12 662 550 112 16 7 93
6 Tynedale 30 17 1 12 741 750 −9 15 4 89
7 South Leicester 30 15 2 13 762 703 59 12 8 84
8 Stourbridge 30 16 0 14 679 685 −6 12 7 83
9 Hinckley 30 14 0 16 630 712 −82 12 5 73
10 Wharfedale 30 11 0 19 640 757 −117 8 9 61
11 Otley 30 11 0 19 642 837 −195 9 3 56
12 Luctonians 30 9 0 21 640 812 −172 12 8 56
13 Sheffield Tigers 30 10 0 20 670 856 −186 8 3 51
14 Harrogate (R) 30 9 0 21 477 730 −253 3 8 47
15 Scunthorpe (R) 30 9 0 21 472 934 −462 2 5 43
16 Preston Grasshoppers (R) 30 5 0 25 590 846 −256 3 9 32
  • 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: 29 April 2017
Source: "National League 2 North". NCA Rugby. 


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