Stockport R.U.F.C

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Stockport Rugby club
Full name Stockport Rugby Union Football Club
Founded 1923; 92 years ago (1923) (as Davenport R.U.F.C.)
Location Stockport, England
Ground(s) The Memorial Ground (Capacity: 500 Standing)
Coach(es) England Tim Burgon
League(s) National League 2 North
Official website
www.stockportrugby.co.uk

Stockport Rugby Union Football Club is a rugby union club based in Stockport, Greater Manchester. They play in National League 2 North, the fourth tier of English rugby union.

History[edit]

Stockport RUFC was founded in 1923 as Davenport R.U.F.C, the name changing in 1992. The club has made its way up the rugby pyramid in recent seasons, having been as low as the old North West 3 league at one point in the mid-1990s.[1]

In 2006 the club won the Powergen Intermediate Cup, 11-6 versus Morley, where Nick Wroe was awarded man of the match. During that successful season the club finished 1st in the North 2 West League gaining promotion to National 3 North.

In 2011, Stockport were crowned champions of National 3 North gaining promotion to National 2 North. Six players were also selected to play for Cheshire RFU at the end of the season; Captain David Marwick, Vice Captain Andy Fuller, Tom Cruse, Jan Erik Anderson, Paul Ralph and Jamie Anthony.

During June 2012 Stockport R.U.F.C hosted the first annual Stockport 7s where they will recreate the success of the Glengarth Sevens which ran at the club for 21 years with the first being in 1967.[2]

Club Honours[edit]

Current standings[edit]

2014–15 National League 2 North Table watch · edit · discuss
Club Played Won Drawn Lost Points For Points Against Points Difference Try Bonus Losing Bonus Points
1 Hull Ionians (C) 30 27 0 3 976 407 569 25 1 134
2 Ampthill (P) 30 26 1 3 1113 440 673 23 2 131
3 Sedgley Park 30 18 1 11 881 666 215 16 4 89
4 Harrogate 30 17 3 10 720 652 68 11 4 89
5 Chester 30 16 1 13 706 595 111 12 6 84
6 Caldy 30 16 1 13 696 720 –24 11 7 84
7 Broadstreet 30 17 0 13 773 687 86 11 4 83
8 Otley 30 13 1 16 676 682 –6 13 8 75
9 Huddersfield 30 14 2 14 586 658 –72 7 4 71
10 Stourbridge 30 12 1 17 740 803 –63 12 7 69
11 Leicester Lions 30 13 0 17 612 804 –192 10 2 64
12 Preston Grasshoppers 30 11 0 19 621 664 –43 10 10 64
13 Luctonians 30 11 1 18 599 766 –167 10 5 61
14 Birmingham & Solihull (R) 30 9 2 18 724 809 –85 8 10 58
15 Hull (R) 30 10 1 19 543 836 –293 9 3 54
16 Stockport (R) 30 2 1 27 444 1221 –777 5 4 19
  • 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: 2 May 2015
Source: "National League 2 North". NCA Rugby. 


Stadium[edit]

The club plays their home matches at the Memorial Ground, Headlands Road in Bramhall, Stockport.

Since 1998 a marquee has been erected every summer on the 1st team pitch hosting classic pop acts like; Elkie Brooks, Procol Harum, Paul Jones, The Animals, Ruby Turner and Fairport Convention. In 2006 the main attraction were the Troggs who appeared with Marmalade and the Tremeloes. In 2009 The Bootleg Beatles made their second visit to the Marquee two years after their first visit.[3]

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