Ruskin bidding for 100 per cent record

Ruskin Park old boys
Ruskin Park old boys

This Saturday (March 5) sees Ruskin Park take on second place Southport in what has been described as the title decider in the Merseyside West Division in RFU North.

Ruskin Park go into the game with a 17 game, 100 per cent win record, having scored over 900 points in the process.

Ruskin Park RFC was formed in 1954, under the name of ‘St Helens Recs’ by a group of Rugby Union enthusiasts at Pilkington Glass, and membership of the club was initially limited to employees of the company.

This was soon rescinded and the club welcomed all players to its ranks, resulting in success both on the field and off it.

During the past 62 years, Ruskin has been represented by hundreds of local players, some making the switch from Rugby League, and some joining after relocating to the area.

Ruskin are hoping to ensure a great crowd for this highly-anticipated clash by inviting all Past Players, Friends and Supporters of Ruskin Park to a hot-pot lunch before the game.

Joey Hull, Ruskin’s president and former Pilks Recs and Ruskin stalwart, said: “I am very excited about the possibility of winning every game this season, and I hope that all our past players can get down on Saturday to meet old friends, have a pint, and cheer on the boys!”

Club captain Sam Hughes added: “This season has been tough both physically and mentally, but I am confident the lads can maintain the high standards we have set all year and give the past players, friends and supporters something to cheer about!”

The lunch will be served in the Percival Room at Ruskin Drive.

Bar opens at 12.30pm and Entry is £5 payable on the door, includes programme, hot pot lunch and entry to the game.