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Kirkby Lonsdale 17-5 Vale of Lune

To no aVale  A personal view by Cammie Hodgkinson  Vale arrived at Underley Park pumped up but were dismantled in the scrum and tackled out of the game in open field play by a well organised and determined Kirkby side, which saw a few changes….

This Saturday…

Kirkby Lonsdale 17-31 Ilkley

Of that Ilk A personal view by Cammie Hodgkinson The Kirkby Rams were still carrying injuries and unavailability's into this game with Stu Storey, Alex Rogers, Ross Towers, James Fishwick, Gareth Gore, Dave Maka and Ben Walker all absent, although hooker Dan Armistead had recovered...

Yvonne Thorsen

It is with great sadness we have to let you know that Yvonne passed away yesterday afternoon. Our thoughts are with Jonas and their family. The Funeral will take place at Beetham Hall Crematorium at 9.30am on Friday 4th January and than back to the…

10th May – An evening with Wayne Barnes

On 10th May come and spend the evening in good company. Our Host for the dinner/evening is Malcolm Lord and our very special guest speaker is Wayne Barnes, in possibly his last season as an International and Premiership referee (as disclosed by Wayne in interviews…

Kendal 13-11 Kirkby Lonsdale

Mint Crumbs A personal view by Cammie Hodgkinson Skipper and centre Dave Barton, second rows James Thompson and James Fishwick, flanker Stuart Storey, number eight Alex Rogers and stand off Mike Fearon were all on the injured list, Gareth Gore was side-lined so Kirkby went...

Ladies are GO!

Every weekend across England, women lace up boots, don shoulder pads, tape up legs, chuck  in gum shields and run, ruck, tackle, maul and scrum – all in the name of rugby. It’s one of the country’s fastest-growing female sports, with 30,000 women and girls...

1877 club December Draw

The December draw of the 1877 Club took place on Saturday 8th December before the Blaydon game. The winners were:_ Prize Name Ticket No     £200 Dave Law 97     £100 John Townson 189 £60 Peter Kyles 74 £50 Peter Hartley 17 £40 Richard...

Kirkby Lonsdale 0 – 36 Blaydon

Blaydon races to victory A personal View by Cammie Hodgkinson It takes something to dim the lustre of Underley Park but the weather Gods achieved it with a leaden sky and teeming cold rain for the duration of the match, all the locals knew the...

Wirral 27-22 Kirkby Lonsdale

Wirral Walkabout A personal view by Cammie Hodgkinson Wirral kicked off towards their clubhouse on a gloomy day, rain was in the air but it didn’t materialise although a mercurial wind did, occasionally strong then suddenly still. The first few minutes of the game were...

Kirkby Lonsdale 25 – 22 Rossendale

Dale Trail A personal view by Cammie Hodgkinson   Deceptively pretty at Underley Park because under the bright blue sunlit sky was a bitingly cold north east wind which cut to the bone. As to the game itself as things transpired it turned out that...

Billingham 48 – 26 Kirkby Lonsdale

Billingham Bonus   A personal view by Cammie Hodgkinson     Billingham are flying this season, undefeated at home, sharing top spot with Hull on thirty nine points each and taking second place only on points difference. No doubting the difficulty of the task but...

November Draw of the 1877 Club

The winners of the October draw were:                 £100       Paul Stephenson              No 11                 £40         Trevor Knowles                 No 59                 £35         Andrew Sharpe                 No 4                 £30         Bill Eglin                               No 22                 £25         Dave Law                             No 97 The Christmas Draw will take place in the...

Kirkby Lonsdale 19-18 Sandal

Slip on Sandal   A personal view by Cammie Hodgkinson     Skipper Dave Barton had picked up a knock at Harrogate and was not on duty for this one, Vice Captain Tom Pickthall standing in but it was good to see Player Coach Scott...

Fleetwood 34-31 Wanderers


Development Team 32-15 Fylde Saracens


Harrogate 26-38 Kirkby Lonsdale

View stream on flickr Gate Unhinged A personal view by Cammie Hodgkinson The home victory v Lymm last Saturday was seen by many as Kirkby’s best performance of the season, but they raised the bar again with this convincing away win, in changed strip, at...

Your old books please.

Anley Hall Dementia Unit at Settle are trying to form a book case for Dementia/Alzheimer’s patients. They would prefer pictorial books – any subject and even children’s simple pictures. If you have any books please bring to the club or contact Liz Burke 015242 71089….

1877 Club

The October draw of the KLRUFC 1877 Club took place on Saturday 20thOctober. By Saturday 20th we had sold 125 numbers at £50 each. The prize money and winners for the October draw were:                 First – £100 Ticket No 64                Stephen Neal                 Second –…

And the winner is…

The winner of a pair of tickets kindly donated by our sponsor Pye Motors for the game at Twickenham on the 3rd November between England and South Africa is Joe Tomlinson. 

Kirkby Lonsdale 19 – 13 Lymm

Lymm-ping   A personal view by Cammie Hodgkinson   Overcast at Underley Park but pleasant enough and with only a slight breeze. There was a bit of a panic before the game when illustrious member and former game scribe Jim Thompson’s buggy had a flat...

Win tickets to see England v South Africa

England v South Africa – ticket raffle We have a pair of tickets kindly donated by our sponsor Pye Motors for the game at Twickenham on the 3rd November available to win this weekend. Raffle tickets are £5 each and the draw will take place…

Hull 57 – 5 Kirkby Lonsdale

A semi personal view by Cammie Hodgkinson.  It was a depleted Kirkby side and with positional changes that made the cross country trip to the east coast to face the strong Hull side which is unbeaten at home this season. Last season Hull found themselves in…

Vale 22-29 Kirkby Lonsdale

A personal view by Cammie Hodgkinson This rearranged fixture was the only Northern Premier game in the league on Saturday and an important event for both teams. Without a win this season Vale were anxious to gain their first one in this local derby in…

Kirkby Lonsdale 24-10 Alnwick

A beautiful day at Underley Park, the pitch was perfect and the sun was lighting up the ground and drawing early autumn tints from the trees to complement this first ever fixture between the two clubs. Alnwick kicked off towards the town and into a…

Vale v Kirkby Lonsdale – Match to be replayed

Game abandoned ten minutes into the second half with Vale leading 15 – 5 when rising young Kirkby star, Cameron Dale, was injured and hospitalised. The good news this morning seems to be that he was later allowed home, the game will be replayed at…

Ilkley 43 – Kirkby Lonsdale 5

In Appreciation of Ilkley 43 - 5 Kirkby Lonsdale A personal view by Cammie Hodgkinson. With injuries and unavailability's accounting for eight first choice regulars the Kirkby squad for this match was noticeable for those players not in it as it faced third placed Ilkley,...

Colts are Go!

Both our Colts teams kept things exciting this weekend! Our Junior colts came back from being 15-0 at halftime against New Brighton. The final score was Kirkby Lonsdale 22-15 New Brighton. Away at the Vale of Lune, the Senior Colts also won through in a…

Kirkby Lonsdale 10-27 Kendal

Unease at Underley Kirkby Lonsdale 10 v 27 Kendal A personal view by Cammie Hodgkinson Overcast and rainy with the clouds sticking to the surrounding fells like yesterdays porridge to the pan, but the atmosphere wasn’t gloomy at Underley Park. Having hauled a bonus point…

1st Team announced for this weekend’s fixture against Kendal

Wilmslow 21-24 Kirkby Lonsdale

Winning Wobbles at Wilmslow A personal view by Cammie Hodgkinson There was no wind to speak of and the sun was cracking the flags at Wilmslow’s Memorial Ground as proud new Skipper, Dave Barton, led his Kirkby Lonsdale team out onto the wonderfully prepared pitch…

Cumbria Cup – MATCH CANCELLED 25th August St Benedicts v’s KL

Unfortunately due to player availability the match has been cancelled.

Pre-season friendly – 11th August

Its time for our senior squad to be put through their paces against Wharfedale and Colne and Nelson. This Saturday our 1st and Development team squad face Wharfedale with the Wanderers v Colne and Nelson. Kick off for the games are 3pm. Free Entry and…

KLRUFC Mini and Youth recognised as one of the Best!

Kirkby Lonsdale Mini and youth shortlisted for the Crabbie’s National Rugby Awards.

Applications for International Tickets

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Primary schools festival – a huge success

Today was our Primary schools festival. With the assistance of some of our senior players and coaches, Cumbria RFU’s Garry Holmes, Dan Williams and pupils of QES, we held a day of training and matches for 450 pupils from 17 local primary schools. It was…

Northern Premier League Fixtures released

Scott Armstrong takes over as Head Coach and appoints his back room team.

Scott Armstrong who joined the club as Rugby Development Officer, Fitness and conditioning coach and a player in our Senior squad has taken over the role as Head Coach from John Pickthall who stepped down from the role at the end of last season. ‘It’s…

Pre-season Friendlies announced

Dates for your diary. The first of our pre-season friendlies have been confirmed.

Updated privacy policy

Inline with the new data protection regulation that will be directly applicable in the European Union as of 25 May 2018, we have adapted our Privacy Policy in order to provide you with clearer and more specific information as to the processing of your personal…

7th April Senior Fixtures

Our first XV won convincingly 48-15 at home against Wirral. Meanwhile the Development XV lost 15-17 away against Sedgley Park 3rds through a last play of the match try to Sedgley and The Wanderers lost to a very strong Blackpool XV. Match reports to follow.

31st March senior results

All three of our senior teams were in action today; Morley 13-8 Kirkby Lonsdale Development XV 56-6 Crewe & Nantwich 2nd Wanderers 91- 14 Fleetwood 3rds

Kirkby Lonsdale 41 West Park St Helens 0

On a very cold Saturday, 1C at best, with the weather shifting from winter blizzards to spring sunshine the lads faced a touring side from St Helens. For most of the first half possession and territory shifted back and forth. The game began to turn…

All matches and practice cancelled (Sunday 18th March)


Colts game away to Newcastle Staffs also cancelled

All matches at Kirkby Lonsdale off

due to the weather all matches this weekend (3/4th March) at Underley are off

1st XV v Morley is off

due to the weather

Our re-launch of girls & ladies rugby off to a great start!

We had a great ‘re-launch’ training open training session despite the cold! Exciting news introducing our sponsor coming soon. Our next open session is on Monday the 5th March, 6.00 pm at the Lunesdale Sports Centre and we would love to welcome more players. In…

February Half Term Camp a great success!

50 Players took part in our first training camp hosted at the new Lunesdale Sports Centre. As well as skills and rugby based games our players all took part in Judo. Here are some pictures from the judo sessions.

Cumbria U17 Match v Northumberland has been moved

The match will no longer be played at Kirkby Lonsdale but will be at Kendal instead.

Ilkley / Harrogate (IH) 0 v 33 Kirkby Lonsdale U16s

This was a wonderful bonus day of rugby, given how awfully weather beaten most pitches are in the North we were delighted to have game on for our first ever fixture against a combined Ilkley and Harrogate U16 squad. As parents we were in awe…

Girls rugby – We are ready. Are you?

Open to all (Girls and Ladies) training session at the Lunesdale Sports Centre, 26th February at 6.00pm – 8.00pm. Scott, Garry and other guest coaches are welcoming new girls to an evening training session. Our aim is to have (at least) our G13 (years 7…

Wanderers v Colne and Nelson game cancelled

Due to water logged pitches

Kirkby Lonsdale v Hull is off.

Due to waterlogged pitches the game today and the lunches have been postponed.

Kirkby Lonsdale U16s 39 Keswick 0

Match report for U16s 28 January 2018 Kirkby Lonsdale 39 Keswick 0 Compared to the last few games played in freezing weather the lads faced Keswick at home on a near tropical cloudy day with a sweltering high of 9.5C, but conditions were extremely muddy,…

Kirkby Lonsdale U16s 42 Kendal 5

On a cold (4C) and cloudy day Kirkby had their first match of 2018 against Kendal at home. We last played Kendal away on the 2nd October 2017 winning 24 -19. Following the festive break and with all lads well rested and injury free there…

Half Term training camp 14/15 February

On the 14th and 15th February we are running a mini/youth training camp at the club. Scott, Our Rugby Development Officer and guest coaches from the world's of rugby and judo will run the sessions. The emphasis is on turning defence into attack. The Coaches...

And with Dry January done and dusted…

Our next chapter

Since 1877 we have called Underley Park our home. First on a grace and favour arrangement, then as a tenant and now we have purchased the 30 acre site. The purchase is with thanks to the hard work of our Club chairman and senior members…

Bryan Bradshaw, Club President

It is with deep sadness that we have to report our Club President, Bryan Bradshaw, has died at home this morning after a long illness. Our thoughts and prayers are with Bryan’s family and friends.  The funeral is expected to be early in the new…

Colts match v Blackburn cancelled due to frozen pitch


due to frozen pitch

Pitch inspection 8.00am Saturday

Pitch inspection at 8.00am tomorrow ahead of the Hull game

Development XV game at Birkenhead Cancelled

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Black Friday Offer – 20% off all KLRUFC branded goods available online

This Friday – Monday 20% off all KLRUFC branded goods that are available through O’Neills online shop. 7-10 days delivery;plenty of time for Xmas https://www.oneills.com/shop-by-team/rugby/rugby-union/kirkby-lonsdale-rufc.html

Keswick 5- Kirkby Lonsdale U16 22

On another spectacular autumn’s day Kirkby were away to Keswick, weather conditions were good, a crisp sunny day with temperatures around 6C although the chilly breeze made it feel much colder. Kirkby started slowly and with hands numbed with cold there were a number of…

Senior Colts V Aldwinians Cancelled

Pint, Pie and peas and great game of rugby

On Saturday 18th the KL Development Squad play Liverpool University Veterinarians at Underley in the 2nd round of a Raging Bull Intermediate Cup competition – KO 2:15pm. Prior to the game the club will be serving Pie/Peas and a Pint for £6.50. If you are…

Kirkby Lonsdale RUFC to be showcased by rugbynats.co.uk

On Thursday 11th and Saturday 13th January rugbynats.co.uk will be at the club filming interviews and the action, featuring training, pre match build up and the match itself between KLRUFC and Rossendale. We will post more details as it comes available.    

Kirkby Lonsdale U16s 36 – Carlisle 14

On a glorious sunny day Kirkby lads were against Carlisle at home for a first round Cumbria county cup match. Conditions were perfect, a still air 7C with soft ground for the players, but with a mud bath area for spectators watching at the edge…

Where to catch the action this weekend – 4/5 November

Starting on Saturday our 1st XV welcome Morley to Underley for a 2.00pm kick off. Also at home are the Wanderers who face Colne & Nelson also kicking off at 2.00pm. Whilst our Development XV head to Crewe and Nantwich for their 2.00pm kickoff. Sunday…

Help required Friday 3rd November 10.00am

Help! We need some volunteers to help take down the marquee on Friday morning at 10.00am. Please email chair@klrufc.co.uk or text 074438 69038 if you are able to help.

2.00pm Kick off for all Saturday fixtures

Please note all Saturday home game fixtures from 4th November until the end of february will be a 2.00pm kick off

Fleetwood u16 7 – Kirkby Lonsdale 54

Another away friendly this weekend and the first ever fixture for this team against Fleetwood. Weather conditions were relatively warm, a damp & cloudy 15C, care of hurricane Ophelia way out in the Atlantic pushing up warm air. From the kick off Kirkby dominated possession…

Wanderers and Junior Colts matches Cancelled this weekend

Due to our Opposition Clubs not being able to raise a team, the Wanderers game against Eccles on the Saturday 14th October and the Junior Colts game against Wirral on Sunday 15th have been cancelled.

Cockermouth U16s 44 – Kirkby Lonsdale U16s 12

Friendly held at Cockermouth on the 8th October 2017 For the third friendly match of the season the team was away to Cockermouth, who we last met early in the previous season when we knocked them out of the Cumbria Cup. Unfortunately this time the…

Kirkby Lonsdale 24 -19 Kendal

Friendly held at Kendal on the 1st October 2017   For the second friendly match of the season the under sixteens travelled to our nearest rival club, Kendal.   The match was played on Kendal’s wonderful 1st team pitch, and was only the second game to…

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Past Players Luncheon – 25th November

On the 25th November, ahead of the game vs Sandal we are having a reunion. A great chance to catch share some news and memories and enjoy a few beers.

U7 – U11 Mini rugby festival

On the 8th October we will be hosting 14+ clubs and schools from Cumbria, Lancashire and beyond

Pre season Friendly v Penrith

Match report for kirkby Lonsdale v Penrith under 16’s played 10/09/17. Penrith travelled to kirkby for the first match of the season which was approached as a preseason friendly- playing three 25 minute sectors.  

Membership available online

Player Registration, Club and Gym membership can now all be purchased online and thats just the start.