Past Coaches & Captains

Past Coaches & Captains

Below is a list of every head coach and captain to represent the club since 1895 and the split of Rugby Union and Rugby League.

Coaches

  • 1895 to 1900 - J.Gray (Attendant)
  • 1900 to 1903 - W Wright, C Hunter (Trainers)
  • 1903 to 1908 - H Coates (Trainer)
  • 1908 to 1912 - J Lewis (Trainer)
  • 1912 to 1927 - Sid Melville (Trainer)
  • 1927 to 1931 - Edgar Wrigley (Trainer)
  • 1931 to 1946 - Eddie Caswell (Trainer)
  • 1946 to 1949 - Ted Tattersfield (Trainer)
  • 1949 to 1963 - Roy Francis (Coach)
  • 1963 to 1970 - Johnny Whiteley (Coach)
  • 1970 to 1971 - Ivor Watts (Coach)
  • 1971 to 1973 - Roy Francis (Team manager)
  • 1972 to 1973 - David Doyle-Davidson (Coach)
  • 1973 to 1974 - Clive Sullivan (Coach)
  • 1974 to 1977 - David Doyle-Davidson (Coach)
  • 1978 to 1985 - Arthur Bunting (Team manager)
  • 1985 to 1986 - Ken Foulkes (Team manager)
  • 1986 to 1988 - Len Casey (Team manager)
  • 1988 to 1988 - Tony Dean and Keith Hepworth (Joint)
  • 1988 to 1990 - Brian Smith (Team manager)
  • 1991 to 1992 - Noel Cleal (Team manager)
  • 1992 to 1994 - Royce Simmons (Team manager)
  • 1994 to 1994 - Tony Gordon (Team manager)
  • 1994 to 1995 - Phil Windley and Russ Walker (Joint)
  • 1995 to 1995 - Phil Windley (Coach)
  • 1996 to 1997 - Phil Sigsworth (Manager)
  • 1997 to 1999 - Peter Walsh (Manager)
  • 1999 to 1999 - Steve Crooks (Manager)
  • 2000 to 2004 - Shaun McRae (Head Coach and DoR)
  • 2005 to 2006 - John Kear (Head Coach)
  • 2006 to 2008 - Peter Sharp (Head Coach)
  • 2008 to 2011 - Richard Agar (Head Coach)
  • 2011 to 2013 - Peter Gentle (Head Coach
  • 2013 to present - Lee Radford (Head Coach)

Captains

  • 1895 to 1896 - Cyril Lempriere
  • 1896 to 1897 - Charlie Townend
  • 1897 to 1898 - Cyril Lempriere
  • 1898 to 1900 - Herbert Wiles
  • 1900 to 1901 - Jack Townend
  • 1901 to 1902 - Tom Stitt
  • 1902 to 1904 - Harry Taylor
  • 1904 to 1905 - Jack Ritson
  • 1905 to 1906 - James Harrison
  • 1906 to 1907 - A.E. Freer
  • 1907 to 1909 - Harry Taylor
  • 1909 to 1910 - Billy Anderson
  • 1910 to 1912 - George Connell
  • 1912 to 1913 - Ed Rogers, Billy Anderson, Herbert Gilbert
  • 1913 to 1915 - Bert Gilbert
  • 1915 to 1919 - Billy Batten
  • 1919 to 1921 - Jim Kennedy
  • 1921 to 1922 - Jim Kennedy, Billy Stone
  • 1922 to 1923 - Billy Stone
  • 1923 to 1924 - Edgar Morgan
  • 1924 to 1925 - Jim Kennedy
  • 1925 to 1928 - Eddie Caswell
  • 1928 to 1930 - Harold Bowman
  • 1930 to 1931 - Joe Oliver
  • 1931 to 1933 - George Bateman
  • 1933 to 1936 - Joe Oliver
  • 1936 to 1939 - Harold Ellerington
  • 1939 to 1945 - No fixed captain
  • 1945 to 1946 - Charlie Booth
  • 1946 to 1947 - Freddie Miller
  • 1947 to 1948 - Ernie Lawrence
  • 1948 to 1949 - George Watt
  • 1949 to 1950 - Ernie Lawrence
  • 1950 to 1955 - Roy Francis
  • 1955 to 1957 - Mick Scott
  • 1957 to 1965 - Johnny Whiteley (Bill Drake deputy ‘62-63)
  • 1965 to 1971 - Arthur Keegan
  • 1971 to 1974 - Clive Sullivan
  • 1974 to 1975 - Chris Davidson
  • 1975 to 1978 - Brian Hancock
  • 1978 to 1980 - Vince Farrar
  • 1980 to 1981 - Steve Norton, Charlie Stone
  • 1981 to 1985 - David Topliss
  • 1985 to 1987 - Lee Crooks
  • 1987 to 1990 - Dane O’Hara
  • 1990 to 1992 - Greg Mackey
  • 1992 to 1994 - Russ Walker
  • 1994 to 1996 - Steve McNamara
  • 1996 - Gary Divorty
  • 1997 - Andy Fisher
  • 1998 - Alan Hunte, Gary Lester
  • 1999 - Karl Harrison
  • 2000 to 2001 - Tony Grimaldi
  • 2002 to 2004 - Jason Smith
  • 2005 to 2006 - Richard Swain
  • 2007 to 2009 - Lee Radford
  • 2010 - Sean Long
  • 2011 - Craig Fitzgibbon
  • 2012 - Andy Lynch
  • 2013 to 2017 - Gareth Ellis