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York Wasps

For the new York club formed in 2002, see York City Knights.

The York Wasps (known simply as York from 1868 to 1989, Ryedale-York from 1989 to 1996 and York Wasps from 1996 to 2002) was an English professional rugby league club based in York. At the start of the 2002 season, the club was dissolved. A new club, York City Knights was established to take the Wasps' place for the 2003 season.

York Wasps
Club information
Full nameYork Wasps Rugby League Football Club
Nickname(s)Wasps
Founded1868; 153 years ago (1868)
Exited2002; 19 years ago (2002)
Former details
Ground(s)
Uniforms
Home colours
Away colours

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Early years

The club was first formed as "York Football Club" in 1868 and played both association and rugby football, for the first few seasons they had portable goal posts as they did not have their own ground and would play wherever they could find a pitch. Eventually a permanent pitch was secured on Knavesmire. Other early grounds included Clifton Ings and Poad's Field.

It took three years for the club to record their first victory, and that was in an association football match against York Training College. Results picked up in the mid-1870s as the club attracted a higher standard of player. In 1877, York were among several leading Yorkshire clubs who inaugurated the Yorkshire Challenge Cup. In the first season 16 teams battled it out for the T'owd Tin Pot, with York eventually losing out to Halifax in the final.

Traditional kit, that gave the club the Wasp nickname

In 1883 the club moved to the Wigginton Road Cricket Ground of the Yorkshire Gentlemen and also amalgamated with York Melbourne Club. In 1884, they were asked to leave the ground due to financial problems and spoiling the playing surface. The club moved to Grange St (Fishergate).

In 1885, the club leased a plot of land from the York Lunatic (Bootham) Asylum at the end of the Clarence Street in 1885. The first game at the new site was between a York XV and 20 players from the city on 19 September 1885.

The club made great strides with the team of 1895, which won virtually all their home matches. Off the field the club paid £85 for the Waterman's Mission Hut in Fishergate and converted it into their first grandstand, incorporating dressing rooms. Previously players had changed, first at the Adelphi Hotel (later The Railway King) on George Hudson St and later at Shorts Baths (Clarence St).

Northern Union

Northern rugby teams broke away from the Rugby Football Union to form their own Northern Union in 1895. York initially stayed with the Rugby Football Union but as more and more clubs began to join the new order, it became a financial necessity to follow suit. The decision to join the Northern Union was taken at a meeting at the Bar Hotel, Micklegate, on Monday, 25 April 1898 and five days later they played their first Northern Union match against Hull Kingston Rovers losing 29–2.

Team of 1900–01 season

The York club was first admitted to the Rugby Football League in 1901. In 1902/03 the Lancashire and Yorkshire leagues were combined to form a second division. They defeated the touring All Golds team in 1908. York was one of the new teams to join the second division. After the First World War, they became known as "the Dreadnoughts". They beat the visiting Australasian team of the 1921–22 Kangaroo tour of Great Britain 9–3. York played touring teams on a number of occasions between 1908 and 1978. There were 8 games against Australia (one win and one draw) and 6 games against New Zealand (3 wins).

Arguably York's best moment came in 1931 when they reached the Challenge Cup Final for the first time, only to be beaten 22–8 by Halifax. York had finished as the top Yorkshire club in 1932–33 for the first time and fourth in the league to qualify for the Championship play-offs but were beaten by Swinton. In the 1922/3 season, York beat Batley 5–0 in the Yorkshire Cup final held at Headingley before a giant crowd of 33,719. In 1933, York beat Hull Kingston Rovers 10–4 in the Yorkshire Cup final held at Headingley. 10 February 1934, York's record attendance was set when 14,689 turned up to watch a Challenge Cup match against Swinton, which ended in a 0–0 draw.

York again made the final of the Yorkshire Cup in 1935 but were beaten by Leeds 3–0 at Thrum Hall, Halifax but were back the next year this time beating Wakefield Trinity 9–2 in a final held at Headingley. They also lost the 1978 final to Bradford Northern by 18–8.

Bill Kirkbride became coach in 1980. York team lifted the Division Two title in 1980–81, beating Hunslet 53–7 to guarantee themselves the title with two games to spare, finishing above big-guns Wigan and big-spending Fulham. Kirkbride left in 1982. Immediate relegation was followed by promotion in 1985.

Financial problems forced the club to sell their training pitch (behind The Popular Stand) for £200,000 in 1986. Three years later faced with a large bill for safety work, the rest of the stadium was sold to a housing developer for £705,000, less than half what the ground was worth. On 26 March 1989 York's last match at Clarence Street produced a 26–17 victory over Hunslet in front of a crowd of 2,904 spectators.

Ryedale-York

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Gary Stephens became coach in 1988. When plans to ground share with York City F.C. broke down, York moved to the newly constructed Ryedale Stadium two miles to the north of the city at Huntington in Ryedale district. As the stadium was financed by Ryedale District Council the club became known as Ryedale-York. The first league game at the new stadium was on 8 October 1989 against Keighley. Ryedale Stadium's record attendance for a rugby league match was set on 5 January 1990 when 4,977 turned up to watch a division two match against Halifax.

In 1991, Ryedale-York and Fulham toured Russia, an act that caused many Russian rugby union clubs to switch to rugby league. Stephens left as coach.

Ryedale-York were demoted to the Third Division in 1992 having finished seventh in the Second Division. The next year, they were back in the Second Division as the league returned to a two division structure with the bulk of Third Division sides joining the new Second Division.

Stuart Horton took over the coaching reins from Roger Millward in January 1995. Ryedale-York conceived a 'Super League plan' with Gateshead Council in 1995 with the intention of moving to Gateshead. The club's last game as Ryedale-York took place in April, an away game against Carlisle that was played in Gateshead. The relocation never came to pass and owing to a change in local council boundaries, Huntingdon, was now a civil parish in the newly formed unitary authority of the City of York. The newly renamed York Wasps playing at the Huntingdon stadium were confirmed as being in the Second Division which was now the third tier of rugby league, on 30 April.

York Wasps

York were beaten by amateur side West Hull 10–6 in the Challenge Cup on Humberside on a frozen pitch, in the 1996 Challenge Cup. They became the first professional side to lose to an amateur club in the fourth round, and it was only the third time a minnow had triumphed against a giant in the event since the Second World War. Horton was sacked at the end of 1996 for alleged gross misconduct after the postponement of a friendly fixture at Hull.

Dean Robinson was appointed Coach for the 1997 Season with York Wasps in Division 2. In Season 1998 York won promotion under Robinson into Division 1. However in 1999 both divisions were brought together as the Northern Ford Premiership, with York finishing 7th in the newly formatted division.

York won one game in the Northern Ford Premiership in 2000 and finished the campaign with a team of amateurs after almost folding. Due to financial difficulties and problems with training facilities coach Dean Robinson resigned in the early part of the season in March 2000. Caretaker coach Garry Atkins took over for three months and tried to manage the team with the club in grave difficulties.

Lee Crooks took over as coach in August 2000. They attracted sponsorship from the New York Economic Development Council for the 2001 season. This promised, but did not deliver, a bright future. Lee Crooks resigned and academy coach Martin Flynn took charge for the final Northern Ford Premiership home game.

York made an approach to Virgin to buy the London Broncos in August 2001 and form a merged club under a new name, York Wasps Ltd, to play in Super League. Australian Leo Epifania came over to England to be head coach of York Wasps in September.

On 19 March 2002, after completing 11 games, York Wasps announced that they had folded. After a last-ditch take-over deal to save the Wasps collapses, the RFL accept the club's resignation on 26 March 2002. Ironically the plug was pulled less than a fortnight after the club's first win in 13 months.

Head coach, Leo Epifania quit England but York players continued to train with the idea of playing later in the season under unpaid caretaker-boss Stuart Horton. A supporters' trust working party was formed on 27 March 2002 and applied to the RFL to continue the 2002 Northern Ford Premiership fixtures. After hearing it would be impossible to meet requirements to return that season, on 5 May 2002 fans backed new proposals for a new club to apply for admittance to the league for 2003, and a new club, York City Knights, was subsequently established.

Players earning international caps while at York

  • Barry Banks won caps for England while at York in 1979 France (sub)
  • Craig Booth won caps for Scotland while at York in 1998 I(i)reland, F(f)rance
  • Edgar Dawson won caps for Great Britain while at York in 1956 1-cap
  • Norman Fender (No.11/No.12) won caps for Wales (RU) while at Cardiff RFC in 1930 against Ireland and France, and in 1931 against England, Scotland, France and Ireland, represented Great Britain (RL) while at York on the 1932/33 tour to Australasia playing in 14 tour (non-Test matches), scoring 11-tries, and won caps for Wales (RL) while at York 1932...1938 9-caps.[2]
  • Harry Field won caps for Great Britain while at York in 1936 Australia, New Zealand (2 matches)
  • Lee Hanlan won caps for Ireland while at York in 1996 S(s)cotland, in 1997 F(f)rance
  • Arthur Lloyd won a cap for Wales while at York in 1931 1-cap
  • Neil Lowe won caps for Scotland while at Featherstone Rovers, Doncaster, York and Keighley 1999...present 3-caps + 4-caps (sub)
  • F. W. Oliver (No.4) won caps for England while at York (1907...1914 Pld=204 T=48 G=26 P=196) in 1909 against Wales
  • Gary Pearce won caps for Wales while at Scarborough Pirates in 1991 against Papua New Guinea, in 1992 against France, and while at Ryedale-York in 1992 against France. 1991...1992 1(3?)-caps + 3-caps (sub) (3-goals? 1-drop-goal? 7-points?)
  • Dai Prosser won caps for Wales (RU) while at Glynneath RFC in 1934 against Scotland, and Ireland, won caps for Wales (RL) while at York, and Leeds 1936...1944 8-caps, and won a cap for Great Britain (RL) while at Leeds in 1937 against Australia at Fartown Ground, Huddersfield
  • Mel Rosser won caps for Wales while at Leeds (2-caps), and York (3-caps) 1926...1933, 5-caps 3-caps 2-tries
  • George E. Saddington won caps for England while at Hull Kingston Rovers in 1934 Australia, while at York (1933...1934 Pld=144 T=3 G=10 P=29) in 1934 against France
  • Geoff Smith won caps for Great Britain while at York in 1963–64 3-caps
  • Jeff Stevenson won caps for Great Britain while at Leeds in 1955 New Zealand (3 matches), in 1956 Australia (3 matches), in 1957 France (4 matches), Australia, New Zealand, France (2 matches), in 1958 France, while at York in 1959 Australia (2 matches), in 1960 France (2 matches) (World Cup in 1957 3-caps 1-try).
  • Mick Sullivan won caps for England while at Huddersfield in 1955 Other Nationalities, in 1956 France, while at St. Helens in 1962 France, and won caps for Great Britain while at Huddersfield in 1954 France (2 matches), New Zealand, Australia, in 1955 New Zealand (3 matches), in 1956 Australia (3 matches), in 1957 France (3 matches), France, Australia, New Zealand, while at Wigan France (2 matches), in 1958 France, Australia (3 matches), New Zealand (2 matches), in 1959 France (2 matches), Australia (3 matches), in 1960 France (3 matches), France, New Zealand, Australia, while at St. Helens in 1961 France, New Zealand (2 matches), in 1962 France (3 matches), Australia (3 matches), New Zealand, while at York in 1963 Australia (World Cup in 1954 3-caps, 1-try, in 1957 3-caps, 3-tries, in 1960 3-caps, 1-try)
  • Billy Thomas won a cap for Wales while at York in 1931 1-cap
  • Dick Wallace won a cap for Wales while at York in the 1975 Rugby League World Cup against France
  • Basil Watts won caps for England while at York in 1953 Other Nationalities, and won caps for Great Britain while at York in 1954 France (2 matches), New Zealand, Australia, in 1955 New Zealand (World Cup in 1954 4-caps)
  • Les White won caps for England while at York in 1946 France (2 matches), Wales (2 matches), in 1947 France (2 matches), Wales, while at Wigan in 1947 Wales, in 1948 France, while at Halifax in 1951 Wales, and won caps for Great Britain while at York in 1946 Australia (3 matches), New Zealand, while at Wigan in 1947 New Zealand (2 matches)

Hall of Fame

Launched in 2013, the following players have been inducted into the York Rugby League Hall of Fame. To be considered for inclusion, a player must have spent at least four seasons at the club, and be retired for more than five years.

Legends Roster

Launched in 2015, the following were original inductees of the York Rugby League Legends roster.

Also see Category:York Wasps coaches

Super League era

Season League Play-offs Challenge Cup Other competitions Name Tries Name Points
Division P W D L F A Pts Pos Top try scorer Top point scorer
1996 Division Two 22 9 0 13 449 603 18 8th R4
1997 Division Two 20 8 0 12 502 517 16 7th R4
1998 Division Two 20 14 0 6 476 280 28 2nd R4
1999 Northern Ford Premiership 28 17 1 10 569 425 35 7th R5
2000 Northern Ford Premiership 28 5 1 22 392 859 11 17th R5
2001 Northern Ford Premiership 28 1 1 26 193 1499 3 19th R4
For a continuation of this list see: List of York City Knights seasons

* Match records Tries: 7 by Brad Davis v Highfield 17 September 1995

* Season records Tries: 35 by John Crossley, Jr., 1980–81

* Highest score against 98–0 at Rochdale Hornets, 8 April 2001

* Biggest defeat 98–0 at Rochdale Hornets, 8 April 2001

* Highest home attendances

Clarence Street: 14,689 v Swinton (Challenge Cup), 10 February 1934.

Huntington Stadium: 4,977 v Halifax (Division 2), 5 January 1990 – Then Ryedale Stadium.

  1. York Wasps RLFC match programme. 26 March 1989. p. 8.
  2. The All Golds
  3. York Wasps RLFC match programme. 26 March 1989. P 23.
  4. "York Rugby League Club's championship-winning team of 1980/1 to be re-united at a special dinner". The York Press. 20 May 2009. Archived from the original on 22 February 2014. Retrieved26 November 2014.
  5. "New York helps out 'worst side in Britain'". The Independent. London. 19 September 2001. Archived from the original on 29 March 2010. Retrieved25 November 2014.
  6. "York make Super League move". BBC Sport. 31 August 2001. Retrieved25 November 2014.
  7. "York wiped from record books". BBC Sport. 10 May 2002. Retrieved25 November 2014.
  8. "York Wasps fold". BBC Sport. 26 March 2002. Retrieved25 November 2014.
  9. "NORTHERN UNION". Evening Post. Papers Past. 13 April 1910. Retrieved25 November 2014.
  10. Martini, Peter (9 February 2013). "Hall to aim for in club's new bow to an eternal Fame". The York Press. Newsquest Media Group. Retrieved27 September 2014.
  11. "2014 Inductees".
  12. "2015 Legends roster".
  13. York City RL – Geoff Pryce Testimonial Brochure. 1990. p. 19.
  14. York City RL – Geoff Pryce Testimonial Brochure. 1990. p. 19.

York Wasps
York Wasps Language Watch Edit 160 160 Redirected from York F C For the new York club formed in 2002 see York City Knights The York Wasps known simply as York from 1868 to 1989 Ryedale York from 1989 to 1996 and York Wasps from 1996 to 2002 was an English professional rugby league club based in York At the start of the 2002 season the club was dissolved A new club York City Knights was established to take the Wasps place for the 2003 season York WaspsClub informationFull nameYork Wasps Rugby League Football ClubNickname s WaspsFounded1868 153 years ago 1868 Exited2002 19 years ago 2002 Former detailsGround s Clarence Street 1885 1989 Huntington Stadium 1989 2002UniformsHome coloursAway colours Contents 1 History 1 1 Early years 1 2 Northern Union 1 3 Ryedale York 1 4 York Wasps 2 Players 2 1 Players earning international caps while at York 2 2 Hall of Fame 2 3 Legends Roster 3 Past Coaches 4 Seasons 4 1 Super League era 5 Honours 6 Records 7 ReferencesHistory EditEarly years Edit The club was first formed as York Football Club in 1868 and played both association and rugby football for the first few seasons they had portable goal posts as they did not have their own ground and would play wherever they could find a pitch Eventually a permanent pitch was secured on Knavesmire Other early grounds included Clifton Ings and Poad s Field It took three years for the club to record their first victory and that was in an association football match against York Training College Results picked up in the mid 1870s as the club attracted a higher standard of player In 1877 York were among several leading Yorkshire clubs who inaugurated the Yorkshire Challenge Cup In the first season 16 teams battled it out for the T owd Tin Pot with York eventually losing out to Halifax in the final Traditional kit that gave the club the Wasp nickname In 1883 the club moved to the Wigginton Road Cricket Ground of the Yorkshire Gentlemen and also amalgamated with York Melbourne Club In 1884 they were asked to leave the ground due to financial problems and spoiling the playing surface The club moved to Grange St Fishergate In 1885 the club leased a plot of land from the York Lunatic Bootham Asylum at the end of the Clarence Street in 1885 The first game at the new site was between a York XV and 20 players from the city on 19 September 1885 The club made great strides with the team of 1895 which won virtually all their home matches Off the field the club paid 85 for the Waterman s Mission Hut in Fishergate and converted it into their first grandstand incorporating dressing rooms Previously players had changed first at the Adelphi Hotel later The Railway King on George Hudson St and later at Shorts Baths Clarence St 1 Northern Union Edit Northern rugby teams broke away from the Rugby Football Union to form their own Northern Union in 1895 York initially stayed with the Rugby Football Union but as more and more clubs began to join the new order it became a financial necessity to follow suit The decision to join the Northern Union was taken at a meeting at the Bar Hotel Micklegate on Monday 25 April 1898 and five days later they played their first Northern Union match against Hull Kingston Rovers losing 29 2 Team of 1900 01 season The York club was first admitted to the Rugby Football League in 1901 In 1902 03 the Lancashire and Yorkshire leagues were combined to form a second division They defeated the touring All Golds team in 1908 2 York was one of the new teams to join the second division After the First World War they became known as the Dreadnoughts They beat the visiting Australasian team of the 1921 22 Kangaroo tour of Great Britain 9 3 York played touring teams on a number of occasions between 1908 and 1978 There were 8 games against Australia one win and one draw and 6 games against New Zealand 3 wins 3 Arguably York s best moment came in 1931 when they reached the Challenge Cup Final for the first time only to be beaten 22 8 by Halifax York had finished as the top Yorkshire club in 1932 33 for the first time and fourth in the league to qualify for the Championship play offs but were beaten by Swinton In the 1922 3 season York beat Batley 5 0 in the Yorkshire Cup final held at Headingley before a giant crowd of 33 719 In 1933 York beat Hull Kingston Rovers 10 4 in the Yorkshire Cup final held at Headingley 10 February 1934 York s record attendance was set when 14 689 turned up to watch a Challenge Cup match against Swinton which ended in a 0 0 draw York again made the final of the Yorkshire Cup in 1935 but were beaten by Leeds 3 0 at Thrum Hall Halifax but were back the next year this time beating Wakefield Trinity 9 2 in a final held at Headingley They also lost the 1978 final to Bradford Northern by 18 8 Bill Kirkbride became coach in 1980 York team lifted the Division Two title in 1980 81 beating Hunslet 53 7 to guarantee themselves the title with two games to spare finishing above big guns Wigan and big spending Fulham 4 Kirkbride left in 1982 Immediate relegation was followed by promotion in 1985 Financial problems forced the club to sell their training pitch behind The Popular Stand for 200 000 in 1986 Three years later faced with a large bill for safety work the rest of the stadium was sold to a housing developer for 705 000 less than half what the ground was worth On 26 March 1989 York s last match at Clarence Street produced a 26 17 victory over Hunslet in front of a crowd of 2 904 spectators Ryedale York Edit This section does not cite any sources Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources Unsourced material may be challenged and removed April 2017 Learn how and when to remove this template message Gary Stephens became coach in 1988 When plans to ground share with York City F C broke down York moved to the newly constructed Ryedale Stadium two miles to the north of the city at Huntington in Ryedale district As the stadium was financed by Ryedale District Council the club became known as Ryedale York The first league game at the new stadium was on 8 October 1989 against Keighley Ryedale Stadium s record attendance for a rugby league match was set on 5 January 1990 when 4 977 turned up to watch a division two match against Halifax In 1991 Ryedale York and Fulham toured Russia an act that caused many Russian rugby union clubs to switch to rugby league Stephens left as coach Ryedale York were demoted to the Third Division in 1992 having finished seventh in the Second Division The next year they were back in the Second Division as the league returned to a two division structure with the bulk of Third Division sides joining the new Second Division Stuart Horton took over the coaching reins from Roger Millward in January 1995 Ryedale York conceived a Super League plan with Gateshead Council in 1995 with the intention of moving to Gateshead The club s last game as Ryedale York took place in April an away game against Carlisle that was played in Gateshead The relocation never came to pass and owing to a change in local council boundaries Huntingdon was now a civil parish in the newly formed unitary authority of the City of York The newly renamed York Wasps playing at the Huntingdon stadium were confirmed as being in the Second Division which was now the third tier of rugby league on 30 April York Wasps Edit York were beaten by amateur side West Hull 10 6 in the Challenge Cup on Humberside on a frozen pitch in the 1996 Challenge Cup They became the first professional side to lose to an amateur club in the fourth round and it was only the third time a minnow had triumphed against a giant in the event since the Second World War Horton was sacked at the end of 1996 for alleged gross misconduct after the postponement of a friendly fixture at Hull Dean Robinson was appointed Coach for the 1997 Season with York Wasps in Division 2 In Season 1998 York won promotion under Robinson into Division 1 However in 1999 both divisions were brought together as the Northern Ford Premiership with York finishing 7th in the newly formatted division York won one game in the Northern Ford Premiership in 2000 and finished the campaign with a team of amateurs after almost folding Due to financial difficulties and problems with training facilities coach Dean Robinson resigned in the early part of the season in March 2000 Caretaker coach Garry Atkins took over for three months and tried to manage the team with the club in grave difficulties Lee Crooks took over as coach in August 2000 They attracted sponsorship from the New York Economic Development Council for the 2001 season 5 This promised but did not deliver a bright future Lee Crooks resigned and academy coach Martin Flynn took charge for the final Northern Ford Premiership home game York made an approach to Virgin to buy the London Broncos in August 2001 and form a merged club under a new name York Wasps Ltd to play in Super League 6 Australian Leo Epifania came over to England to be head coach of York Wasps in September On 19 March 2002 after completing 11 games 7 York Wasps announced that they had folded After a last ditch take over deal to save the Wasps collapses the RFL accept the club s resignation on 26 March 2002 8 Ironically the plug was pulled less than a fortnight after the club s first win in 13 months Head coach Leo Epifania quit England but York players continued to train with the idea of playing later in the season under unpaid caretaker boss Stuart Horton A supporters trust working party was formed on 27 March 2002 and applied to the RFL to continue the 2002 Northern Ford Premiership fixtures After hearing it would be impossible to meet requirements to return that season on 5 May 2002 fans backed new proposals for a new club to apply for admittance to the league for 2003 and a new club York City Knights was subsequently established Players EditPlayers earning international caps while at York Edit Barry Banks won caps for England while at York in 1979 France sub Craig Booth won caps for Scotland while at York in 1998 I i reland F f rance Edgar Dawson won caps for Great Britain while at York in 1956 1 cap Norman Fender No 11 No 12 won caps for Wales RU while at Cardiff RFC in 1930 against Ireland and France and in 1931 against England Scotland France and Ireland represented Great Britain RL while at York on the 1932 33 tour to Australasia playing in 14 tour non Test matches scoring 11 tries and won caps for Wales RL while at York 1932 1938 9 caps 2 Harry Field won caps for Great Britain while at York in 1936 Australia New Zealand 2 matches Lee Hanlan won caps for Ireland while at York in 1996 S s cotland in 1997 F f rance Arthur Lloyd won a cap for Wales while at York in 1931 1 cap Neil Lowe won caps for Scotland while at Featherstone Rovers Doncaster York and Keighley 1999 present 3 caps 4 caps sub F W Oliver 9 No 4 won caps for England while at York 1907 1914 Pld 204 T 48 G 26 P 196 in 1909 against Wales Gary Pearce won caps for Wales while at Scarborough Pirates in 1991 against Papua New Guinea in 1992 against France and while at Ryedale York in 1992 against France 1991 1992 1 3 caps 3 caps sub 3 goals 1 drop goal 7 points Dai Prosser won caps for Wales RU while at Glynneath RFC in 1934 against Scotland and Ireland won caps for Wales RL while at York and Leeds 1936 1944 8 caps and won a cap for Great Britain RL while at Leeds in 1937 against Australia at Fartown Ground Huddersfield Mel Rosser won caps for Wales while at Leeds 2 caps and York 3 caps 1926 1933 5 caps 3 caps 2 tries George E Saddington won caps for England while at Hull Kingston Rovers in 1934 Australia while at York 1933 1934 Pld 144 T 3 G 10 P 29 in 1934 against France Geoff Smith won caps for Great Britain while at York in 1963 64 3 caps Jeff Stevenson won caps for Great Britain while at Leeds in 1955 New Zealand 3 matches in 1956 Australia 3 matches in 1957 France 4 matches Australia New Zealand France 2 matches in 1958 France while at York in 1959 Australia 2 matches in 1960 France 2 matches World Cup in 1957 3 caps 1 try Mick Sullivan won caps for England while at Huddersfield in 1955 Other Nationalities in 1956 France while at St Helens in 1962 France and won caps for Great Britain while at Huddersfield in 1954 France 2 matches New Zealand Australia in 1955 New Zealand 3 matches in 1956 Australia 3 matches in 1957 France 3 matches France Australia New Zealand while at Wigan France 2 matches in 1958 France Australia 3 matches New Zealand 2 matches in 1959 France 2 matches Australia 3 matches in 1960 France 3 matches France New Zealand Australia while at St Helens in 1961 France New Zealand 2 matches in 1962 France 3 matches Australia 3 matches New Zealand while at York in 1963 Australia World Cup in 1954 3 caps 1 try in 1957 3 caps 3 tries in 1960 3 caps 1 try Billy Thomas won a cap for Wales while at York in 1931 1 cap Dick Wallace won a cap for Wales while at York in the 1975 Rugby League World Cup against France Basil Watts won caps for England while at York in 1953 Other Nationalities and won caps for Great Britain while at York in 1954 France 2 matches New Zealand Australia in 1955 New Zealand World Cup in 1954 4 caps Les White won caps for England while at York in 1946 France 2 matches Wales 2 matches in 1947 France 2 matches Wales while at Wigan in 1947 Wales in 1948 France while at Halifax in 1951 Wales and won caps for Great Britain while at York in 1946 Australia 3 matches New Zealand while at Wigan in 1947 New Zealand 2 matches Hall of Fame Edit Launched in 2013 the following players have been inducted into the York Rugby League Hall of Fame To be considered for inclusion a player must have spent at least four seasons at the club and be retired for more than five years 10 11 Geoff Pryce Vic Yorke Willie Hargreaves Gary Smith rugby league York born Norman Fender Basil Watts Edgar Dawson Charlie Taylor Geoff Hunter Kevin Harkin Graham Steadman Rich Hayes Legends Roster Edit Launched in 2015 the following were original inductees of the York Rugby League Legends roster 12 Spen Allison admin Gary Atkins Jim Bone physio admin Danny Brough Mark Cain Mick Cook David Dunkerley Stu Evans Steve Ferres Kevin Harkin Rich Hayes Geoff Hunter Paul McDermott Geoff Pryce Mick Ramsden Scott Rhodes Danny Sheehan Gary Smith rugby league York born Graham Steadman Chris ThormanPast Coaches EditAlso see Category York Wasps coaches Tommy Harris 1960s Malcolm Dixon 1975 78 Bill Kirkbride 1980 81 Alan Hardisty 1982 Phil Lowe 1983 7 13 Danny Sheehan 1987 8 14 Gary Stephens 1988 91 Derek Foster 1992 Steve Crooks 1993 Roger Millward Stuart Horton 1995 6 Dean Robinson 1997 2000 Gary Atkins 2000 Lee Crooks 2000 1 Martin Flynn 2001 Leo Epifania 2001 2002 Stuart HortonSeasons EditSuper League era Edit Season League Play offs Challenge Cup Other competitions Name Tries Name PointsDivision P W D L F A Pts Pos Top try scorer Top point scorer1996 Division Two 22 9 0 13 449 603 18 8th R41997 Division Two 20 8 0 12 502 517 16 7th R41998 Division Two 20 14 0 6 476 280 28 2nd R41999 Northern Ford Premiership 28 17 1 10 569 425 35 7th R52000 Northern Ford Premiership 28 5 1 22 392 859 11 17th R52001 Northern Ford Premiership 28 1 1 26 193 1499 3 19th R4For a continuation of this list see List of York City Knights seasonsHonours EditYorkshire County Cup 3 1922 23 1933 34 1936 37Records Edit Match records Tries 7 by Brad Davis v Highfield 17 September 1995 Season records Tries 35 by John Crossley Jr 1980 81 Highest score against 98 0 at Rochdale Hornets 8 April 2001 Biggest defeat 98 0 at Rochdale Hornets 8 April 2001 Highest home attendances Clarence Street 14 689 v Swinton Challenge Cup 10 February 1934 Huntington Stadium 4 977 v Halifax Division 2 5 January 1990 Then Ryedale Stadium References Edit York Wasps RLFC match programme 26 March 1989 p 8 The All Golds York Wasps RLFC match programme 26 March 1989 P 23 York Rugby League Club s championship winning team of 1980 1 to be re united at a special dinner The York Press 20 May 2009 Archived from the original on 22 February 2014 Retrieved 26 November 2014 New York helps out worst side in Britain The Independent London 19 September 2001 Archived from the original on 29 March 2010 Retrieved 25 November 2014 York make Super League move BBC Sport 31 August 2001 Retrieved 25 November 2014 York wiped from record books BBC Sport 10 May 2002 Retrieved 25 November 2014 York Wasps fold BBC Sport 26 March 2002 Retrieved 25 November 2014 NORTHERN UNION Evening Post Papers Past 13 April 1910 Retrieved 25 November 2014 Martini Peter 9 February 2013 Hall to aim for in club s new bow to an eternal Fame The York Press Newsquest Media Group Retrieved 27 September 2014 2014 Inductees 2015 Legends roster York City RL Geoff Pryce Testimonial Brochure 1990 p 19 York City RL Geoff Pryce Testimonial Brochure 1990 p 19 Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title York Wasps amp oldid 1050055564, wikipedia, wiki, book,

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