Nottingham R.F.C.

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Club information
Full name Nottingham Rugby Football Club
Colours Green and White
Founded 1877
Current details
Ground(s) Meadow Lane
Competition RFU Championship
2010–11 5th

Nottingham Rugby Football Club are a rugby union club based in Nottingham, England. The club's first team currently play in the Championship, the second tier of English Rugby.

Nicknamed the Green & Whites, in reference to the club's kit, the first XV play at Meadow Lane, the home of Notts County. The club has new facilities at Lady Bay in the West Bridgford area of Nottingham, having played at Ireland Avenue in Beeston until the end of the 2005/06 season.

The club was established circa 1877 by Alexander Birkin after returning from Rugby School, where he was introduced to the sport. The Birkin family later purchased the land at Ireland Avenue that would be the home of the club until 2006.

The club's heyday was in the late 1980s with a number of top international players representing the first XV. These included Simon Hodgkinson, Rob Andrew, Dusty Hare and Brian Moore (also a British Lion) representing England and Chris Gray representing Scotland. Slightly earlier than this the clubs David Jones player 19 times for Wales, and is still working within the club to this day. However, the advent of professionalism saw the Green & Whites fall on hard times and the first XV narrowly avoided relegation into the regional divisions in 2002/03. The club has bounced back since then and was promoted into National League One in 2003/04. The club finished a creditable 7th in 2005/06 before leaving Ireland Avenue after 102 years.

The club currently plays at Meadow Lane. On 30th July 2010 the club signed an agreement to become part of Notts County PLC.[1]


Current Standings

2011-12 RFU Championship Table watch · edit · discuss
Club Played Won Drawn Lost Points For Points Against Points Difference Bonus Points Points
1 Cornish Pirates 10 6 3 1 293 215 78 5 35
2 Bristol 10 7 0 3 243 205 38 6 34
3 London Welsh 10 6 1 3 286 195 91 7 33
4 Bedford Blues 10 6 1 3 311 230 81 7 33
5 Rotherham Titans 10 6 1 3 261 192 69 6 32
6 Doncaster Knights 10 5 1 4 224 236 -12 6 28
7 Leeds Carnegie 10 6 0 4 209 248 -39 2 26
8 Nottingham 10 4 2 4 252 233 19 4 24
9 Plymouth Albion 10 4 0 6 204 247 -43 2 18
10 London Scottish 10 3 0 7 236 269 -33 6 18
11 Moseley 10 2 1 7 212 281 -69 4 14
12 Esher 10 0 0 10 125 305 -180 0 0
  • 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 are promotion play-off places. Pink background are relegation play-off places.

Current squad

Note: Flags indicate national union as has been defined under IRB eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-IRB nationality.

Player Position Union
Neil Fowkes Prop England England
Matt Parr Prop England England
Michael Holford Prop England England
Matt Shailsey Prop Israel Israel
Jo Duffey Hooker England England
Rafael Olive Hooker England England
Lee Morley Lock England England
Nic Rouse Lock England England
Filipo Levi Lock Samoa Samoa
Tom Armes Flanker England England
Jonny Baird Flanker Scotland Scotland
Phil Eggleshaw Flanker England England
Brent Wilson Flanker New Zealand New Zealand
Rupert Cooper Flanker England England
Sione Kalamafoni Number 8 Tonga Tonga
Alex Shaw Number 8 England England
Player Position Union
Craig Hammond (c) Lock New Zealand New Zealand
Finley Barnham Scrum-half England England
Nathan Jones Scrum-half England England
James Arlidge Fly-half Japan Japan
Juan Pablo Socino Fly-half Argentina Argentina
Jack Bradford Centre Scotland Scotland
Tim Streather Centre England England
Ayoola Erinle Centre England England
Joe Cobden Wing England England
Keiran Hallet Fullback England England
Jack Cobden Wing England England
Andy Savage Wing England England
David Jackson Fullback England England

Notable former players


External links

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