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 present – Gareth Ellis

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