Saturday, February 18, 2006

I was thinking this morning about how many Rugby Teams I've actually seen play live. Not counting County games, regional games and international games it nearly 100 club teams. Many have been numerous times. Here are the ones that I can remember. When I was in London I went to a lot of lower league games that I cannot remember now. For the English teams with the League they are currently in.

Premiership: Sale Sharks (as Sale), London Wasps, Gloucester, London Irish, Newcastle Falcons, Northampton, Saracens, Bath, Bristol and Leeds (not as Leeds, but as Headingley and Roundhay before they merged) (12)

National League 1: Harlequins, Bedford, Plymouth Albion, Exeter, Coventry, Nottingham, Otley, London Welsh and Birmingham & Solihull (as Birmingham and Solihull before they merged) (10)

National League 2: Moseley, Waterloo, Manchester, Blackheath, Halifax, Harrogate, Orrell (7)

National League 3 North: Nuneaton, Bradford & Bingley (and Bradford before they merged), Blaydon, Preston Grasshopers, Tynedale, Hull Ionians, Fylde, Darlington Mowden Park (as Mowden Park), New Brighton and Kendal (12)

National League 3 South: Lydney and Rosslyn Park (2)

London 1: Ealing, London Scottish and Richmond (3)

London 4 North West: Hammersmith & Fulham (1)

North 1: Huddersfield, Birkenhead Park, Middlesbrough, Morley, Westoe and Hull (6)

North 2 East: Durham City, Morpeth, Hartlepool Rovers, West Hartlepool, Sheffield, Percy Park, Alnwick and Stockton (8)

North 2 West: Aspatria, Vale of Lune and Liverpool-St.Helens (and Liverpool before the merge) (4)

South Lancs/Cheshire 1: Broughton Park and Wilmslow (2)

Durham/Northumberland 1: Horden, Northern, Billingham, Redcar, West Hartlepool TDSOB and Acklam (6)

Durham/Northumberland 2: Sunderland, Gosforth and Hartlepool (3)

Midlands 1: Rugby Lions (1)

Midlands 2 East: Loughborough Students (1)

Midlands 2 West (South): Bedwoth (1)

South West 1: Maidenhead and Clifton (2)

South West 2 West: Camborne (1)

Scotland: Watsonians, Heriots, Hawick, Melrose, Boroughmuir, Stewarts-Melville, Jed-Forest, Gala, Kelso and West of Scotland (10)

USA: Raleigh, Baltimore/Chesapeake, Cape Fear, NOVA, Doylsetown, Lancaster and Richmond (7)


1 comment:

Stuey said...

When did you see Waterloo? Was it at Blundellsands?'s been a pretty happy place this season.