Douglas R.U.F.C.

Douglas R.U.F.C.
Douglas Rugby Club
Full name Douglas Rugby Union Football Club
Union Rugby Football Union
Region Douglas, Isle of Man
Ground(s) Port-E-Chee
Chairman Isle of Man Peter Horsthuis
President Wales Gareth Hoosen Owen
Captain(s) Isle of Man Ryan Maddox
League(s) South Lancs/Cheshire 2
2007-08 1st South Lancs/Cheshire 3
1st kit
2nd kit
Official website

Douglas Rugby Club (also referred to as DRUFC). It is traditionally the leading Isle of Man rugby union team. The team are the holders of the 2008-09 Manx Cup.

They are affiliated to the English Rugby Football Union. The current coaches of DRUFC are Paul Snellgrove, Gareth Maddox, Keith Pote, Graham Atkinson and Tom Waterworth.

Perhaps their most notable player is A.P. Penketh, who took part in the first 1888 British Isles tour to New Zealand and Australia[1]


Club colours

Douglas Rugby Club play in maroon and gold. Black shorts and maroon with gold hooped socks. The emblem on the shirts is a Viking. 2e2 are the current shirt sponsor.

Current squad

Position Name Home
Prop Mark Terris Scotland
Prop Ed Creasey Isle of Man
Prop Ben Dutnall Isle of Man
Prop Ben Pote Isle of Man
Prop Ragnar Toompere Estonia
Prop/Flanker Dan Creer Isle of Man
Front Row/Back Row Ben Campbell Solomon Islands
Hooker James Stamp Isle of Man
Hooker Nick Hughes Isle of Man
Front Row/Back Row Rob Todd Isle of Man
2nd Row Mark McGee Isle of Man
2nd Row Paul Leivers Isle of Man
2nd Row Trevor Christian Isle of Man
2nd Row Conor McCaughan Republic of Ireland
2nd Row/Back Row Seb Jeanneau France
2nd Row/Flanker Niall Bradley Isle of Man
Flanker Stuart Ansell Isle of Man
Flanker Callum Carine Isle of Man
Flanker James Creasey Isle of Man
Flanker Craig McGee Isle of Man
Flanker Kevin Spicer Isle of Man
Flanker/Hooker Carl Markl-Ferns Isle of Man
Flanker Laurie Williams Isle of Man
No.8 Nick Horsthuis Isle of Man
No.8 Niall Killey Isle of Man
Scrum Half Bobby Ranscombe Isle of Man
Scrum Half Andrew Jones Isle of Man
Scrum Half Nathan Pierce Isle of Man
Scrum Half Mark Shortland England
Fly Half Bryn Snellgrove Isle of Man
Centre/Full Back Mike Hebden England
Centre/Fly Half Scott Goodall England
Centre James Wood Isle of Man
Centre Ryan Maddox Isle of Man
Centre/Wing Sean Grobbelaar South Africa
Wing Will Latta Isle of Man
Wing Andrew Hollis Isle of Man
Wing Geoff Miles England
Wing Tim Mitchell Australia
Wing Sam Randle Isle of Man
Full Back/Wing Tom Chamberlain Brunei
Full Back/Centre Adam Howarth Isle of Man
Full Back/Centre Guy Wood Isle of Man
Full Back/Centre Simon Heggs Isle of Man
Full Back Andrew Corris Isle of Man
Full Back/Centre Christian Brew Isle of Man

Past players

Position Name Years Home
Back Janno Van Zyl 2006–2007 South Africa
Back Andrew Henning-Fisk 2005–2006 New Zealand
Back Ben Stephenson 2004–2005 New Zealand
Forward Brian Kerr 2004–2006 New Zealand

See also


  1. ^ Griffiths, John (1990). British Lions. Swindon: Crowood Press. ISBN 1-855223-541-1

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