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The men’s section recently celebrated its 40th anniversary – and continues to grow. We offer rugby for all abilities, from novice and new starters, to those who are more serious about the sport.

Our teams are coached by Steven Colwell, Mark Binns and Sam Lockwood, who all have international experience as either players or coaches. Steven is the former Manager of England Students and currently a selector with England Counties U20’s. Mark played for England Colts and is also a selector with England Counties U20’s. Sam played for England Students and has enjoyed a career in professional rugby with Leeds, Jersey and is currently playing 1st XV rugby at Premier League side Newcastle Falcons.

New to rugby? No problem! We'll show you how it's done and get you on the field and amongst the team in no time. All abilities and experience welcome. Bishop Auckland Rugby Club Men’s section welcomes players from the age of 17.

If you're interested in joining the club, come along to our next training session. 


Men's Team

1st XV: Durham Northumberland Division II

2nd XV- Candy League

3rd XV- Tees Valley League



Men's training is on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7pm Until 8:30pm, and the team play on Saturdays.




Steven Colwell M: 07813 697094 E:

Mark Binns M: 07966 107064 

Sam Lockwood 

First Team Manager: Graeme Doran M: 07921 854620 E: