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Club growing after title wins

17/03/2017 10:00:00 a.m.


Success on the field is being followed by a growth in player numbers for the Lincoln University Rugby Club.

The club have claimed the men’s Metro Division One title for the last two years and also last year, the Premier Colts title.

Former Division One side coach John Haggart, who has moved into a rugby director role for the club this season, says new lights have been installed on another training field, and there is an increase in former players returning to the club.

“In our Colts grade this year we have large numbers and will be looking to run three teams with one at Premier Colts level and the other two at Colts level.

The women’s side has also experienced an increase in player numbers.

Haggart move has led to Dave Perrin taking the reins of the top men’s side, supported by former All Black Ben Blair. Bevan Sissons, who was been the successful Premier Colts coach will move up to also be an assistant coach.

Harry Schuman will run the Division Two team for the first time in 2017 but will be supported by experienced coaches, and Lincoln university stalwarts, Noel Hickland and George Haddow.

Head coach of the Premier Colts is Dave Robertson who has a lot of experience having coached Burnside seniors to a Division One title in previous years. His assistant coach is Phil Whyman. Coaching the other Colts teams are Allan Lawson and Jamie Rauwhiri.

Shawn Fibbes and Jessica McMorrow are coaching the women’s team.

The Season starts on the 1 April with a gala day at Linwood

“Once again we are looking to be a strong force in all competitions,” Mr Haggart says.

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