Rugby Club was founded in 1877, four years after Moseley, by a Rugby School
boy during his holidays. Over the last one hundred and thirty four years,
without ever reaching the heights of the game, the Nottingham club has
earned itself the well deserved reputation of being solid, dependable and
hospitable, which is a pleasure to visit but difficult to beat.
modern era there have been some notable contributions to successive England
XVs; Dusty Hare, Gary Rees, Rob Andrew, Brian Moore and Chris Oti spring to
mind. The club’s most notable player, however, was Simon Hodgkinson who,
between 1981 and 1998, made 318 appearances and scored 2778 points. Brian
Moore also represented the British Lions while playing for the club.
Williams, the All Black second row forward, is joining the ranks of the
famous to have played for the Green and Whites for the month of January and
is due to be playing his first match at Billesley Common against Moseley on
Rugby Club has been one of National League’s most consistent performers. In
the last three seasons the club finished seventh, a well deserved third and
then fifth. In the first season of the Championship a very respectable fifth
was achieved, with twelve games won twelve from twenty two matches.
has a fully professional side, directed and coached by Glenn Delaney and has
a strong connection with Leicester and often the use of many of the Tigers
dual registered players.
of the last three Championship games between the two clubs are:
September 09 Moseley 20 Nottingham 31
December 09 Nottingham 20 Moseley 19
October 10 Nottingham 40 Moseley 15
game was played at the height of Moseley’s spate of injuries, notably the
team’s Neil Mason, with his unfortunate dislocated rib. Moseley might be
expected to field a stronger side on New Year’s Day.
Boxing Day matches, the relative position of the two clubs in the
P W D L
F A BP Pts Pos
Nottingham 13 6 0 7 401 353 11
Moseley 15 3 2 10 281 477 2
Nottingham’s record shows two less matches played than Moseley and yet
scoring more bonus points than any other team in the Championship)
performance against Worcester when the scoreline did not reflect the match
itself was none the less encouraging. If a better performance, arising from
increased confidence, shown in the away win against London Welsh and the
bonus point earned against Bedford, is carried forward, Moseley hopefully
can start the New Year on the right note in what will certainly be an