Wed 07 Mar 2018 20:03

Illustrious members of the Club include:-

Two 'Park players, 2nd row Mike Leadbetter and Open side flanker Tony Neary, were in the North West Counties team which beat the All Blacks 16 points to 14 at Workington in 1972.

Four 'Park or ex 'Park players were in the North team which beat the All Blacks 20 points to 9 at Otley in November 1979. Tony Neary openside flanker, Kevin O'Brien full back, Tony Bond centre and Jim Sydall 2nd row.  Read an Account.  See a Video. (Notice how quickly the scrums form!)

Tony Neary, former England Captain and one of England's most capped players and member of the British Lions.

Kevin O'Brien, Ireland, Barbarians and Rest of the World team. Still plays touch on Wednesday nights!

Barry Jackson, Captain of Lancashire and England International.

Mike Leadbetter, England International.

Tony Bond, England Under 23 caps and full England International.

Alan Shuker, England Trialist, Barbarians and President of Lancashire RFU.

Ron Greenall and Peter Barratt, England Trialists.

John Burgess, England Coach and former President of the Rugby Football Union.

Simon Verbickas, North of England U21 and England U21.

Andy O'Grady, North of England U21.

Jimmy Wilde, England Colts and a Barbarian at the ripe old age of fortyish.

John Russell, [1] Andy Taylor and Gary Jones, England Colts.

David Tait England Schools U17 International 2003.

Jason Duffy England Schools U18 International 2003.

Simon McIntyre England U18 International 2009.

Jamie Harrison North Of England U20, England Counties U20 2011.

Raffi Quirke Selected to play for England U18. 2018.

Bill Bevan and Glyn Parry, co-founders of Manchester Schools Rugby Football Union and tireless promoters of schoolboy rugby at local, county and national levels. Andy Taylor had an outstanding rugby career tragically cut short by a bad car crash on his way to play for England Colts against Wales. Someone we could do with now.

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