Season 2017-2018 Update

Paderborn Rugby Fixture list

WTV Rugby vs Paderborn Rugby (23/09/2017) Away

RFC Dortmund Vs Paderborn Rugby (14/10/2017) Away

Osnabruck RFC vs Paderborn Rugby (04/11/2017) Away

Paderborn Rugby vs RC Bielefeld (11/11/2017) Home (At Lippe Lions Rugby Club Lemgo)


2018 Fixtures to follow

Match Report (DRC Hanover @ Away)

RFC Paderborn traveled up to Hanover for their 2nd fixture in the 2 Bundesliga North. The  oppersition  for the day was DRC Hanover (Deutscher Rugby Club). Once again an unknown oppersition for RFC Paderborn. The weather was perfect for rugby with sun and some patches of cloud. The ground conditions were soft under foot.

The game kicked off exactly at 1500 hrs. The first few minutes of the game saw Paderborn being very dominate which lead to an early penalty to Paderborn. However Dennis Bartdorf was not able to turn them into points. However, DRC Hanover soon replied. With a lasp in Paderborn’s defense gave DRC Hanover a chance to get the first try of the match at 12 minutes into the game. DRC Hanover unable to convert.

RFC Paderborn soon got back into the game with Meirion Parsons scoring Paderborn’s first try of the day at the 17th minute. Josh Ferguson was unable to convert. The game became pretty even with both DRC Hanover and RFC Paderborn giving away many penalties. However the deadlock was soon broken with DRC Hanover giving penalty away to Paderborn within kicking distance. Josh Fergusion was able to get the kick over the posts at the 32 minute mark. Half time was soon approaching and a flaw from Paderborn with a forward pass meant halftime was called.

Half time score. DRC Hanover 8 – 8  RFC Paderborn

2nd half was a strong show from Paderborn. with Buks Tunikula showing his Fijian strength and breaking the DRC Hanover defensive line to score paderborns 2nd try of the day. However the good comes with the bad. Immediately after the kick off Paderborn was shown a yellow card for illegal play at the ruck. DRC Hanover took advantage of this and played some very hard, aggressive technical rugby which lead to DRC able to get a penalty and gain a further 3 points. Score DRC Hanover 11 – 13 RFC Paderborn.

The game then started to become a matter of fitness, RFC Paderborn was able to keep the rugby heads on which lead to yet another penalty to Paderborn. Once again Josh Fergusion showed off his kicking skills by putting Paderborn a further 3 points ahead. Score DRC Hanover 11- 16 RFC Paderborn.

It wasn’t all bad for Paderborn, as our yellow card player came back on the playing field DRC Hanover were shown a yellow card. Paderborn took this advantage of having one player more than the DRC. Eventually, with some ‚ loud Friendly guidance‘ from the sideline (head coach Woody). Paderborn was able to put Jordan Adams in the corner for his 2nd try for Paderborn and 3rd try of the day. Josh Fergusion was able to covert taking the score to 23 -11 to Paderborn.

With only 10 minutes left in the game. Paderborn was aware the game could still be lost and a final try or penalty kick was needed to seal the win. However bad news for Paderborn. Super star center Phil hunz was shown a yellow card for a body check. 14 men and now 7 minutes to go. Lucky Paderborn’s fitness is what kept them in the game. Paderborn had 3 attempts of scoring a try. A simple draw and pass would of the sealed it. DRC Hanover was good to stop those 3 attempts from Paderborn 5 meters from the DRC try line. However the 4th Attempt was carried through by Merion Parsons in the last play for his 2nd try of the game. Unfortunately the conversion wasn’t successful, however the bonus point was needed in order to take 2nd position in the Bundesliga 2 North.

Final Score DRC Hanover 11 – 28 RFC Paderborn

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Match Report (FT Adler Kiel @ Home)

RFC Paderborn entered their first Bundesliga match last weekend (Saturday 3rd September 2016). It was an early start for Paderborn. With only two training sessions for the starting XV it was looking to be a touch match. The weather all day was dry and hot with the pitch conditions being very dusty and hard under foot,


The match started negatively for Paderborn with the Adler’s being very dominate in every aspect of the game. There was alot of mistakes from paderborn which lead to a total of 9 penalites towards the Adler’s. Paderborn was able to stop the Adler’s on slaught from the penatilies however the Adlier’s changed tactics and went to kick for goal which put them 3-0 ahead.

Half time was approaching when the 1st Yellow card of the game appeared to be shown towards a Paderborn player for a high tackle which the Adlers scored from. making the score 8-0 to the Adler’s. Paderborn soon replied with new scrum half Stewart Stark sprinting through the Adlier’s denfense to score Paderborn’s first try of the day and Bundesliga. This then took the score up to 8-5 to Kiel at half time.


2nd Half looked better for Paderborn. Knowing the level of experience they needed to play at in order to win was know known to them. However Kiel came out of the half time break even stronger and more determinded then the last half. This did not dampen the Paderborner’s ambition to win their first match in the Bundesliga. A foul play by Kiel gave Paderborn the chance to kick at goal increasing Paderborn points to 8-15.

The game then became a matter of fittness, With Paderborn having a very heavy British Army presents in the team. This was Paderborns advantage which Paderborn took with two hands. New winger and Man Of The Match showed off his breath taking pace on the left wing to put paderborn with in reach of winning the game. Unfortannly the Try could not be converted meaning the score stood at 15-13. The final minutes of the game was fast approaching with both teams deperate to win the ball. However a final attack from Paderborn court one of the Adler’s offside leading to a penality infront of the goal. Last play was called by the match offical. Kikiro Mario stepped up to the mark to take the penailiy. If he missed Paderborn loose the game. If he made it Paderborn win the game (No Pressure).

Kikiro Mario struck the ball and managed to get the ball over the posts making the final score 16-15 to RFC Paderborn.

We would like to thank FT Adler Kiel for making RFC Paderborn debute in the Bundesliga 2 a tough, hard, physical game. We wish them all the success in future games and of course look forward to the rematch in 6 months time in Kiel.




2016 – 2017 Season Plan



Hallo liebe Rugby Fans,

Es geht endlich wieder los.
Der Trainigsstart steht bevor, um uns auf die nächste Saison in der 2. Bundesliga Nord vorzubereiten.

Auch für uns wird es eine ganz neue Situation, in welcher wir uns mit neuen gegnerischen Teams messen dürfen.

Wir blicken freudig und gespannt auf die neuen Aufgaben der Liga.

Unterstützung ist natürlich immer willkommen, also kommt doch mal vorbei und erlebt das Abenteuer Bundesliga mit uns gemeinsam.

Wir sehen uns am nächsten Spieltag.


Hello rugby fans,

so we are finally back training ready for our season in Bundesliga 2 North. We have new oppersition who we have never encoutered before, meaning we have a whole host of new rugby adventures. Come down are support us in our battle in Bundesliga 2 North.

We look forward to see you at one of our games

Restart Of Training 23rd August

Es ist wieder so weit!
Am kommenden Dienstag legen wir endlich wieder los, um uns auf die kommende Saison in der 2. Bundesliga vorzubereiten 🏉💪🏻

Also auch der perfekte Zeitpunkt für Dich, um einzusteigen. Wer Bock hat, kommt einfach vorbei und bringt Freunde mit! Jeder ist willkommen.
Und keine Angst, es sieht schlimmer aus als es ist, macht dafür aber umso mehr Spaß! 😁

Ihr findet uns dienstags und donnerstags von 1800-2000 auf dem Platz hinter den Barker Barracks mit folgender Adresse :
Piepenturmweg 73
33100 PB

Traut euch und kommt vorbei ! 😁🏉

Falls Ihr Fragen habt, schreibt uns einfach eine Nachricht oder hinterlasst ein Kommentar 👍🏻


Here we go again!

We’re finally back on the pitch to prepare ourselves for the next season in the 2nd Bundesliga 🏉💪🏻

This is also the perfect moment to join us and start playing rugby for you and your friends!
If you’re down for a little bit of rugby swing by and bring some friends!
Everyone is welcome regardless of experience!
And don’t be afraid, it looks harder than it really is, but it’s so much more fun than you’d expect, so give it a shot! 😁

You’ll find us every Tuesday and Thursday from 6pm to 8pm on the pitch behind barker barracks.
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33100 PB

See y’all there! 😁🏉

If any questions appear, feel free to ask either pm us or write a comment👍🏻


Promotion to Bundesliga 2

RFC Padernborn have had a very successful season. Winning all but one fixture in the group stages and making it to the final top 4 teams of the NRW Regional League.



Having lost all three final games in the NRW Play offs agasin’t very strong Opposition GRC Essen, ASV Koln and RT Munster. Paderborn has still been offered promotion to Bundesliga 2 (North or West).


We would like to thank all Clubs, Supporters, Club Commitee members and The players for making RFC Paderborn first year such a success!!!!



Rugby league Deutschland

Saturday 1st July 2016, The NRLD brought their annual 9s tournament to RFC Paderborn. The day was hailed a success after players traveling from all over germany attended, players from Berlin, Bremen, Heidelberg, Gnarrenburg and Munster.

The day started off with basic handling skills lead by National coach Simon Copper.


The day then went onto attacking and defending drills where National Coach Bob Dougton took the lead. There was a vast experience gap with players who have played rugby league all their life to players who have just started to play rugby league this very day. However this didn’t hinder any one to join in, learn and coach each other.

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The day then went into a full 80 minute game. RFC Paderborn, Lippe Lions, Rugby Tourist Munster and RFC Dortmund joined forces to make NRW Broncos. TSV Karlschofen also joined forces with Berlin and other rugby league ethusatic individuals to make the oppersition.


You can see the full picture gallery on the link Below.



Game Report (25/Jun/16)

Saturday 25th June 2016 RFC Paderborn take on GRC Essen in the finals for 3rd & 4th. The weather was perfect rugby conditions. Not too wet but not too hot either. There was a light sprinkel of rain over the night before the game to soften the ground up.


Kick off at 1500, fairly even for the first 10 minutes of the game. The skill level from both teams showed well with new Fly half for RFC Paderborn, Danny Webb pulling off some perfect set play. However this was hitting a ‚brick wall‘ as the GRC Essen Defensive was strong and solid. Then the first points were score, GRC with a penality kick at goal in front of the posts. 3-0 to GRC Essen.

Straight after the restart RFC Paderborn was straight back up in GRC Essen 22. Some strong runs from Phil Hunz and Rob Thorne got RFC Paderborn to the GRC Essens 5 meter Line. However RFC Paderborn wasn’t able to turn the strong runs into points. A very strong and determind defense was able to steal the ball and make a clearance kick. GRC Essen then played a good control game plan to which the scored their final try from, Half time score 10-0 to GRC Essen.



RFC Paderborn came back in the 2nd half, Again some awersome set plays from Danny Webb, Phil Hunz, and Rob thorne making some cruical ground. RFC Paderborn kept creeping forward and forward towards the GRC Try line. It was Eddie Briggs who made the cheeky run just out side the 5 meter to score RFC Paderborn only try of the game, unfortannaly RFC Paderborn failed to convert it. score 5-10 to GRC Essen

The game was fairly match for there, with both GRC Essen and RFC Paderborn making some strong runs, some very goood defensive play as well from both teams. Unfortannaly for RFC Paderborn full time was blown and the final score was 10-5 to GRC Essen.

We would like to thank GRC Essen for the hard physical game.

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