Review of 2004 - 2005 Season

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Old Rishworthian RUFC planned a 75th Anniversary that would include rugby, entertainment and fun. We achieved all of these and hope that the club has improved it's standing in Yorkshire Rugby. Fred Dawson was President for a record 20th Season and Gary Morris took over the 1st team captaincy from Darren Wade who had been in charge for 8 seasons.

1st Team Record:- Played 25 Won 16 Lost 9 Points For 692 Against 301

Darren Wade was the top points scorer with 198 and Alex Fearnley continued his remarkable try scoring with 26 tries 130 points. A successful Players Dinner was held on Maunday Thursday with guest speaker N Wheedon of Heath, Fred Dawson and Ray Crabtree entertaining 102 players, members and guests at the clubhouse.

The Club awards for the year were presented to:
Geoff Eastwood Trophy - Player of the Year: Joe Baker
Tommy Edwards Trophy - Players Player of the Year: Martin Brook
Terry Higgins Trophy - Best Newcomer: Andy Callaghan
Peter Firminger Tophy - Most Improved Player: Paul Hartley
Dave O`Boyle Trophy - Clubman of the year: Chris Mitchell
G Hoyle Achievement Award: D Dawson

Darren Dawson introduced the "Sniper Magazine", which proved a hit with players and members cataloguing witty tales of goings on in the club.

The Junior and Mini Section went from strength to strength. The Mini Section now has teams ranging from Under 6 to Under 9`s. The four age groups gained success during the season, but the highlights were the under 7's winning the Harrogate Festival and at Headingley, when 31 mini players provided a half time display in front of nearly 5,000 people during the halftime break of the Leeds Tykes v Saracens match. The club sent a party of 158 people including 90 adults and a further 37 juniors who gave their support to the mini players.

The Under 15`s team was the success story of the Club. They completed their second season of junior rugby and surpassed last season?s performance with some excellent running rugby and solid defence.


Date Competition Opponents Venue Result
August 28th Friendly Skipton 2nd XV Away W 64 - 0
September 4th Junior Vase Sheffield Medicals Home W 32 - 14
September 11th Friendly Pontefract Pythons Home W 19 - 5
September 18th Junior Vase Old Modernians Home L 19 - 20
September 25th League  Halifax Vandals Home L 10 - 19
October 2nd League Garforth Away L 12 - 37
October 9th League Wensleydale Away W 40 - 3
October 16th Friendly Old Crossleyans 2nd XV Away L   3 - 31
October 23rd League Wharfedale Rams Home W 48 - 7
October 30th League Aireborough Away L  11 - 21
November 6th Silver Trophy Halifax Vandals Away L   8 - 20
November 13th League Knaresborough Home W 12 - 3
November 20th League Thirsk Away W 60 - 7
November 27th Friendly Huddersfield 2ndXV Away Cancelled
December 4th League Wibsey Home W 36 - 7
December 11th League Knaresborough Away L 10 - 15
December 18th Friendly Ossett Home L 10 - 20
December 25th Friendly No Game Home
January 1st Friendly No Game Home
January 8th League Aireborough Home Postponed
January 15th League Aireborough Home L  11 - 13
January 22nd League Wharfedale Rams Away Postponed
January 29th Friendly Old Brodleians XV Home W 94 - 0
February 5th League Wharfedale Rams Away W 22 -12
February 12th Friendly Pontefract 2nd XV Home Cancelled
February 19th League Garforth Home W 23 -15
February 26th League Halifax Vandals Away Postponed
March 5th League Halifax Vandals Away W 12 - 3
March 12th Friendly  Ossett Away W 7 - 0
March 19th Friendly No Game Home
March 26th Friendly Sandal 2nd XV Home W 19 - 13
April 2nd League  Wibsey Away W 45 - 0
April 9th League  Thirsk Home W 65 - 6
April 16th Friendly No Game Home
April 23rd Friendly No Game Home
April 30th Friendly Cwmtwrch Home W 47 - 10