HRUFC v SANDAL MATCHDAY INFO
This weekend sees the club face Sandal in the final game of the season. Please come down and give the boys your support as they attempt to make it an unbeaten season. The team will be presented with the league trophy on the pitch after the game. We will also a special range of 'Champion' beers available courtesy of our sponsors Phoenix Brewery to celebrate the seasons achievements. Bell's '387' Blonde....a light, hoppy, 3.8% abv blonde beer to celebrate Chris' individual record breaking points tally!
Victorious '25/25' Best....a golden, full bodied 3.8% abv best bitter to mark the team's 25 straight league wins! Champions '2017' Bitter...a refreshing, dry 4.1% abv premium bitter to salute the 2017 National 3 North Champions! This week's game is sponsored by Clearview Prior to the 3pm kick off, we will holding the usual pre-match meal. The lunch is now FULLY BOOKED. Lunch guests will meet at 1pm with 1.30pm serving for the lunch. It will be a two course lunch consisting of : Roast ham and turkey dinner herb, followed by sticky toffee pudding The cost is £10 for member/£15 non-member. Other Senior fixtures this week... FALCONS - HARROGATE (H) 2.30pm
A TEAM - NO GAME
Huddersfield RUFC academy are in action in the Yorkshire Cup this Sunday, 23rd April, against Wharfedale at York RUFC. The team reached the final after beating Middlesbrough 19-12 in the semi-final. The game will kick off at 1.30pm, with all support welcome! VERN COTTER
Vern Cotter will be our special guest this Saturday for the Sandal Game. A number of former Huddersfield team mates will be joining him for the pre-match lunch. If you played with Vern in the 80's please come along and make him feel welcome. Vern played his local rugby for Manukau in New Zealand in 1980 before coming to play for Huddersfield RUFC for two season between 1984 and 1986. He was a large physical presence as a number 8 and brought a certain "Southern Hemisphere" brand of physicality to the team. Vern also captained the team for the second half of his final season. Vern went back to New Zealand and continued to play for Manukau until 1990 before heading off to France to play for FC Lourdes. Vern retired from playing in 2000 and returned to New Zealand as head coach to Bay of Plenty, who played against the 2005 British & Irish Lions in 2005. He also coached at Canterbury Crusaders in the Super 14 as a forwards coach In 2006 he headed back to France, this time as head coach of Clermont Auvergne where he had a very successful time winning the French Top 14 and reaching two European Cup finals. In 2014 he was made head coach of Scotland where he rebuilt the Scotland team to perform brilliantly in the 2015 World Cup, narrowly and controversially, losing to Australia in the quarter finals. Vern is now moving on to Montpelier as head coach starting next season. It will be great to see Vern back here at Huddersfield again and we wish him all the very best.
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