Orpington Rugby Club
Career Record: 12-1-0
Colours: White and sky blue
Honours: BNGL First Division runners-up 1990, conference champions 1990
BNGL First Division South Eastern Conference 10-0-0*
Team notes: One season wonders. Came together
in 1990, made up of players largely from the Gravesend Lions (the coach
was from the Barbarians) and competed in the BNGL First Division. Went
through the regular season undefeated before losing to the Barnsley
Bears in the Bowl final. In the final they only lost by 6 points
although Barnsley had 56 players to their 28. The name "Barracuda"
was chosen due to the fearsome reputation of that particular fish.
A fish with an attitude to strike fear in to its
adversaries!! With the exception of the final, their results proved
that the team had the same attitude as the fish. Teams were simply
brushed aside. Nothing to do with the choice of the name, but they ran
a very successful wishbone offence which became known as the 'Fishbone'
because of the name connection and possibly the fact that it stuck in
the throat of all that played against them!!!
players - QB Mark Rickwood, WR Richie Vale and RB Russ Turley
Started the 1991 season, but folded in May
citing "financial difficulties". BNGL chief Dave Quincey commented, "I
know there were internal problems at the club, they certainly had
plenty of players".
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