Rugby Club Issue 72 - Page 42

Tyldesley FOLLOW US ONLINE TWITTER.COM/RUGBYCLUBMAG Tyldesley RUGBY CLUB T yldesley Rugby Club was formed in 1881 and their history is wide and varied, however the season of 2015-2016, saw them reach a nadir whereby their senior section was reduced from three teams to one. This was in no small part due to the travelling incurred by the 1st XV within the North Lancs/Cumbria league. The lack of available players to make the journeys to Cumbria had a profound knock on effect seeing the 2nd and 3rd teams leave the very successful NOWIRUL leagues due to not being able to fulfil the fixtures. Whilst relegation was avoided on the last day of the season the committee approached the county board to request a league change to help in the re-building required. Thankfully this request fell on a sympathetic ear and the transfer was granted but with it came a voluntary relegation as they entered South Lancs and Cheshire 2. From their formation in 1881, Tyldesley’s early history was somewhat BLACKMOOR SERVICE STATION Manchester Road, Ashtley Tel. 01942 883348 / 876938 T Y R E S T Y R E S DISCOUNT 4x4 TYRES IN STOCK FOR ALL TYPES OF SERVICING & REPAIRS, VAN SALES DIRECT FROM NORWEB, UNITED UTILTIES & LOCAL COUNCILS MOT TESTING CENTRE. CATALYST & DIESELS Family Run Business Since 1969 42 Issue 72