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; 86 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
2017−18 10th
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]

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 Hull Ionians 7 6 0 1 221 145 76 6 0 30
2 Hinckley 7 6 0 1 236 160 76 5 0 29
3 Sedgley Park 7 5 0 2 233 169 64 5 1 26
4 Huddersfield 7 5 0 2 164 135 29 4 2 26
5 Chester 6 5 0 1 149 94 55 3 1 24
6 Fylde 7 4 0 3 212 162 50 5 2 23
7 Stourbridge 7 4 0 3 200 174 26 4 0 20
8 South Leicester 7 3 1 3 189 212 -23 3 0 17
9 Wharfedale 7 3 0 4 168 159 9 4 1 17
10 Sheffield Tigers 7 3 0 4 180 187 -7 3 2 17
11 Preston Grasshoppers 7 2 0 5 179 205 -26 5 3 16
11 Otley 7 3 0 4 123 174 -51 2 0 14
13 Leicester Lions 7 2 0 5 165 177 -12 3 2 13
14 Tynedale 6 1 1 4 188 196 -8 5 2 13
15 Macclesfield 7 1 0 6 116 242 -126 2 0 6
16 Peterborough Lions 7 1 0 6 103 235 -132 1 1 6
  • 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: 13 October 2018
Source: "National League 2 North". NCA Rugby.


References[edit]

  1. ^ Club website Archived 8 November 2012 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Club website history page Archived 10 November 2012 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 19 May 2014. Retrieved 19 May 2014.

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