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Based: Kettering Rugby Club (also played at Rushden Town FC, Rushden)
Career record: 54-57-2
Colours: Blue/Silver/White (also played in White/Dark Blue/Silver)
Website: No
Honours: BAFF champions 1985. Conference champions 1992, 1985

1995 BAFA Division Three East Midlands Conference 2-8-0
1994 BAFA Division Three Midlands Conference 4-5-1
1993 BNGL National Division Midlands Conference 2-7-1
1992 BNGL Premier Division West Midlands Conference 9-1-0*
1991 BNGL Premier Division Midlands Conference 5-5-0
1990 NCMMA Midlands Conference 2-6-0
1989 CGL Duke Premier Division Eastern Conference 7-3-0*
1988 Budweiser League Premier Division East Midlands Conference 1-9-0
1987 Budweiser League Premier Division Central Conference 6-4-0
1986 Budweiser League Atlantic Premier Division 4-6-0*
1985 BAFF B1 Conference 7-0-0*

The Rebels before their 1985 BAFF semi-final at Brighton
Picture courtesy of Bob Osborne

Rockingham Rebels coaches Chris Chrisman (left) and Bob Lee (Head Coach)
Picture courtesy of Bob Osbourne


Swindon RB Les Slinn v Rockingham, 1986

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Chris Coe

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QB Warren Lee v Swindon, 1986

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RB Liam McManus, 1992

Team notes: Formed by Northants Stormbringers personnel back in 1985 and have had an up and down history since then on the field. Won the first and only BAFF title in 1985, before moving to the Budweiser League where they enjoyed one playoff year (1986). Returned to the playoffs in 1989 in the CGL, but fell in the quarter-finals. Won another conference championship in 1992, but lost in the semi-finals to Merseyside 17-14. Club folded at the end of 1995. Were coached for many years by American Robert E Lee.

Games notes:

2nd May 1994 - Liam McManus rushed for 229 yards vs Norwich Devils
21st July 1992 - Liam McManus passed 1,000 rushing yards for the season. Greg Prince passed the same mark 2 weeks previous, and Stuart Philip ended the season on 837 yards
14th June 1992 - Greg Prince ran for 229 yards and 5TDs vs Charnwood Beacons
31st March 1991 - Carl Andrews 15 tackles vs F14 Tomcats
13th May 1990 - Jason Smith ran for 273 yards and a 71 yard TD vs Leicester