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It is with deep regret I announce the passing away last Thursday evening of club player and personality Todd Stawecki.

He signed for Rodillians from Castleford in August 1997 and quickly became a fixture in the first team. On the field he was known for his power and strength in the scrum and line.  He was part of the squad of 2003/04 that won the Yorkshire 5 League Trophy and Yorkshire Silver Trophy and also the 2015/16 squad that won the Yorkshire 5 League (again) and the Yorkshire 5 Cup.

A career that transcends two decades has its ups and downs but Todd was always a player who galvanised teams he played in. 

Todd was well known and liked across clubs. Aireborough, Ossett, Leeds Corinthians, Wibsey and Leeds Modernians (that we are aware of) all paid their respects last Saturday (15/10) with silences or a minutes clapping, while former Wales Captain and British and Irish Lions veteran Colin Charvis raised a glass in memory of Todd at a function at Morley RUFC.

Todd is survived by his wife Wendy and sons Michael and Jamie.

The funeral will be held on Wednesday the 26th of October at Wakefield Crematorium (Kettlethorpe) at 1.40pm followed by refreshments at Stanley Rodillians RUFC, Lee Moor Road, Stanley, WF3 4EF.

Stanley Rodillians are based in north Wakefield and the first team will be playing in the Yorkshire 4 league in the 2016-2017 season.

If you're looking for a new club or have never played rugby union before, our experienced Head Coach runs enjoyable training sessions for all abilities. We also host guest coaches from time to time who will help to increase your knowledge of the game and keep training varied and fun.

We train on a Tuesday and Thursday evening (7pm start) and have changing rooms, showers, floodlights, and a well maintained pitch. Why not bring your boots and a 'can-do' attitude to a training session and ask for Gary, Adam or Adam. Alternatively you can message us via our Facebook group which can be found Opens external link in new windowhere and send over a message to us.

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* Twitter feed is available where we have a signal and someone willing to send the Tweets.  Search Twitter for Opens external link in new window@StanleyRodsRugb to follow us.  Thanks to  Opens external link in new windowCathy Illingworth and Adam Scrafton for agreeing to do the leg work.


For all those who were asking about Todd's funeral it will be held on Wednesday the 26th of October at Wakefield...


Some photo from yesterdays match - credit to Antony Chester of Pontefract RUFC....

...that some content on this site is available for members only?  If you are already a member of Stanley Rodillians RUFC send me an email with your name, Rodillians membership number and chosen password and I shall set you up to gain access.  

  • 22 Oct: Away to Hemsworth (L)
  • 29 Oct: Home to Rotherham C (L)
  • 05 Nov: Away to Burley (L)

Last week's winning number for Saturday 15 October 2016 was:


and this number belongs to:


If you would like to join the Bonus Ball scheme then please contact Ian Young. 

Saturday 15 October 2016
Pontefract 2nds 38 - 7 Stanley Rodillians


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Annual subscriptions for Stanley Rodillians are due on the 1 September of each year.  Many people are now choosing the convenience of monthly standing order (SO) to pay their subscriptions.

If this is something you are interested in please contact Pete Freeman and Initiates file downloaddownload a form.  This also contains the bank details if you do that there online banking.

Stanley Rodillians RUFC Ltd
Manley Park
Lee Moor Road
Tel; 01924 823619

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