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12 years to the Prem - Part 3


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By Moorsman
June 16 2010

Part three of this look back over the years leading to the Prem takes in seasons 03/04 to 05/06

Twelve years to the Prem
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Part 3 - 2003 - 2006

The County Ground
The County Ground
Part 3 brings us to the end of the County Ground days with wins over the relegated Premiership side in 04/05 and 05/06 but also saw major losses to Bristol and Quins on their turf.  Yappy was top scorer in all three seasons. 

Compiling this has brought back many memories for me (even now we're not so many years back!) and I hope it does for you.  Here's the next three years, 2003 - 2006 and as usual just click on the player links to see more details on Statbunker which is the source for most of my information.

Season 03/04 - Sixth place, Worcester won the league undefeated with 125 points.  Best home win 85-6 against Manchester and worst home loss 26-40 v Orrell.  Best away win and worst away loss.  Top points scorer for Chiefs was Tony Yapp with 320 including 9 tries, most tries Hayden Thomas with 11.

PositionWonDrawLostForAgainstPoints DiffBPPoints
6th151107064992071274

Season 04/05 - Second place 4 points behind Bristol with Albion 3rd on 94 and Pirates 4th on 85.  Best Home win 40-3 v Coventry with only one home loss 18-19 to Albion.  Best away win 17-39 at Bees and worst away loss the infamous 68-15 defeat at the Mem v Bristol.  Top points scorer was Tony Yapp with 285 and most tries by Richie Baxter with 13.

PositionWonDrawLostForAgainstPoints DiffBPPoints
2nd200680551129421101

Season 05/06 - 6th place on 71 points with Harlequins winning the league on 121 points, their only defeat 13-8 to the Chiefs at the County Ground.  Best home win 45-5 v Coventry, worst home defeat 16-43 to the Pirates.  Best away win 16-23 at Pirates and worst away loss 70-5 to Quins at the Stoop.  Most points Tony Yapp with 158 and most tries Gary Kingdom and Stephen Ward on 8.

PositionWonDrawLostForAgainstPoints DiffBPPoints
6th14012594602-81171

03/04
National Division
1
04/05
National Division
1
05/06
National Division
1
Tony Yapp
Stephen Ward
Gary Willis
Richard Baxter
Ed Lewsey
Diarmid Kelly
George Davis
Hayden Thomas
Piran Trethewey
Sam Blythe
Ian Brown
Danny Porte
Dave Sims
Rob Baxter
Dale Rasmussen
Siaosi Vaili
Ben Thompson
Altan Ozdemir
Keith Brooking
Simon Etheredge
Jimmy Tucker
Richard John
Glenn Bunny
Alastair Murdoch
Chris Hansen
Alan Miller
Gary Kingdom
Phil Sluman
Opeta Polepoi
Adam Staniforth
Ben Cole
Ian Sanders
Simon Gibbons
Phil Read
Jon Richards
Phillip Greenaway
Chris Wall
Jonathan Pettermerides
Richard Liddington
Pierre Du Toit
Chris Bentley
Richard Baxter
Hayden Thomas
Sam Blythe
Tony Yapp
George Davis
Gary Willis
Danny Porte
Rob Baxter
Mark Fatialofa
Tony Walker
Ed Lewsey
Gary Kingdom
Junior Fatialofa
Graydon Staniforth
Stephen Ward
Alastair Murdoch
SIone Kepu
Jimmy Tucker
Mark Gabey
Dave Sims
Richard Liddington
Craig Cooper
Adam Staniforth
Keith Brooking
Alan Miller
Jon Thiel
Simon Etheredge
Nathan Ross
Stephen Bennett
Liam Wordley
Stephen Ward
Mark Fatialofa
Kevin Barrett
Richard Baxter
Chris Bentley
James Hanks
Gary Kingdom
Alan Miller
George Davis
Tony Walker
Junior Fatialofa
Tony Yapp
Alastair Murdoch
Adam Staniforth
Simon Jenkins
Sam Blythe
Stephen Bennett
Jason Luff
Gary Willis
Danny Porte
Richard Liddington
Anthony Roques
Ian Brown
Mark Gabey
Chris Catling
Peter Fisher
Gareth Mason
Ian Wilson
Joe Horn-Smith
Richard Bolt
Keith Brooking
Jody Wheelhouse
Ben Scott
Stuart Alred

Links to:-
Part 1 - 12 years to the Prem - part-1 season 97/98 to 99/00
Part 2 - 12 years to the Prem - part 2 season 00/01 to 02/03

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Re: 12 years to the Prem - Part 3
Moorsman (IP Logged)
17/06/2010 21:30
Seeing Kev Barrett's name made me wonder how many games he's had at Sarries? According to Statbunker he started 1 GP with 2 sub appearances plus 3 starts and 1 sub in cup games. Those 7's commitments really take up a lot of a players time don't they!

 
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Re: 12 years to the Prem - Part 3
clalan (IP Logged)
18/06/2010 06:37
Thanks Moorsman, that was a great win against Quins, all that mud lol.

 
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Re: 12 years to the Prem - Part 3
Chief caps (IP Logged)
18/06/2010 17:05
never mind the mud what about the Guinness we drank in celibration (Sm128)

 
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Re: 12 years to the Prem - Part 3
Moorsman (IP Logged)
18/06/2010 17:20
TheYou'll have to forgo the mud but I'm sure there'll be plenty of Guinness when we play them next season. Looking forward to seeing Lewis and John back at SP.

 
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Re: 12 years to the Prem - Part 3
Red Sands (IP Logged)
22/06/2010 08:11
Thank you very much for these three articles. They brought back many happy memories.
Can you remember a useful flanker called Dixon. I think he came from London Scottish - or a Scottish Club. Maybe it was earlier than these articles cover. Harry Langley might still have been playing then.

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