Based: Croydon RFC, London
Career Record: 12-1-0
Colours: Gold pants, black shirts and gold numbers, gold helmets (New Orleans Saints colours)
Website: No
Honours: BNGL Premier League runners-up 1993. Conference champions 1993

1993 BNGL Premier League South Central Conference 10-0-0*

Croydon Kings v London Rockets, 1993 BNGL


Jason Conroy

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RB Ryan Holness

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Gary Gonsalves

Team Notes: Had perfect regular season record in 1993, before defeating London Rockets (30-13) and Bath Gladiators (12-6) in the play-offs. Reached the Premier Bowl in their only season, but after the loss of their coach (Brian Smallworth) and six key players (QB Rick Horner, RB Ryan Holness, WR Clive Etienne, WR Gavin Hart, linemen Vern Griffiths & Shawn Mitchell) to Graceland College (Iowa) lost the bowl game to the Tiptree Titans 17-6. The Kings pulled out of Division Two in 1994 citing "a conflict of interests" with their coach Brian Smallworth.

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The 6 Croydon played who went to the US in 1993 to try out for Graceland College

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Croydon Kings Roster, 1993 Final

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Game notes

15th August 1993 - Holness ran for 278 yards vs London Rockets
20th June 1993 - Holness ran for 222 yards and 3 TDs vs Ealing Eagles
6th June 1993 - Kings racked up 500 yards of offense with Holness running for 228 yards on 27 carries
16th May 1993 - Ryan Holness ran for 242 yards and 3 TD vs Horsham Predators