The Richmond Athletic Ground was the site of Caldy’s first victory in the Championship and…
This was a tough decision as I was lucky enough to play alongside and coach a lot of great players in my time with the club. I’ve gone with a pretty sizeable team but at the same time I think pretty creative both in the forwards and backs. All the lads listed where a pleasure to coach, an honour to play alongside and dangerous to drink with!
1. Gav Woods – unassuming talent with great work rate around the pitch.
2. Neil Dowridge – fast dynamic hooker when he wanted.
3. Derek Salisbury – have known him since he was 10 years old, ultimate team player
4. Paul White – dependable with high work rate and loves a little bit of niggle
5. Richard Bradshaw – again loves a bit of niggle and great banker option in the lineout
6. Paul Arnold – playing him at 6 to keep him out of the engine room. Naturally talented footy player and points scorer.
7. Nyle Davidson – very strong over the ball and worth a couple of pilfers a game. Complements a strong ball carrying back row
8. Sam Dickinson – was raw in talent when I was at the club but went onto great things which is enough said
9. Matt Bennett – posh boy with a great pass and vision
10. Simon Mason – can’t keep him out as one of the best it not the best kicking talent I have ever seen
11. Ben MacPherson – on his day a very illusive running
12. Shaun Woof – size, speed and experience and great at try assists
13. Marcus Coast – natural talent and great finisher. Naturally hard as nails
14. Gav Roberts – had to have the Welsh Wizard in the team as a very gifted rugby player and point scorer
15. Rich Vasey – secure at the back and great vision and boot.
Jake & Ben Lyon
I’m back in the UK at Xmas and look forward to a pint with a few of the above.