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Our history with Wirral

Wirral RUFC were formed in 1936 as Old Wirralians by the Old Boys of Wirral Grammar School.
The club quickly prospered and despite the outset of World War Two they were the only OBs side in the Wirral to continue playing during hostilities.
The club move to their present Memorial Ground at Clatterbridge in 1968 where they still have strong links with the School and they can boast four senior sides plus a thriving junior and mini sections.
Their honours list shows that Wirral were champions of the South Lancashire and Cheshire Division Two on 2001-02, champions of Division One in 2009-10 and champions of North-West One in 2013-14.
They have remained at level five since that time.
They also won the Cheshire Plate in 2003 and the Cheshire Vase in 2009.
We have only crossed swords with our visitors in the last two years as follows;
2015-16 in National Two North
17 October 2015: Wirral 14-7 Hull
13 February 2016: Hull 12-14 Wirral
8 October 2016: Wirral 32-18 Hull
28 January 2017: Hull 38-5 Wirral
This season Wirral are 6th in the league table with five wins from their eight games, giving them 25 points, just three less than ourselves.
Their best home win this season was a 51-28 defeat of Harrogate.
Last Saturday they posted a very narrow 18-15 home win over Ilkley.
They have lost all of their games on the road so far but those fixtures were at Preston (19-34), Lymm (13-33) and Billingham (28-37), all very difficult places to get a winning result.
We will have to be at our very best on Saturday to ensure that sequence continues.
Compiled by Norman Angell

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