Team profile – Huddersfield Rams
In the last of our (slightly-compressed-because-the-season-has-crept-up-on-us) team profiles, we turn our attention to West Yorkshire’s only AFLCNE team, the Huddersfield Rams.
The Rams are another of the AFLCNE founder members, and since their inception have been an unmissable presence in the league, reaching two grand finals over the course of their existence. They have an almost exclusively English player base, and through this the Rams have been a hotbed of local talent, producing a string of players that have represented their country at the highest levels.
They are also one of the more active footy teams, and you’ll find them taking up any excuse for a kick, whether it’s in Newcastle, Wolverhampton or Glasgow (or, indeed, a snowy Huddersfield in January).
Last season saw the Rams deliver some solid performances with a young developing team to reach the semi-finals. They will hope that their team will, under the guidance of the Ram’s crop of internationals, use this experience to develop and go one further in 2017.
And their pre-season started positively, with a big win over last season’s finalists Nottingham Scorpions. After their annual run-out at the Haggis Cup, the Rams are ready to hit the season hard, with their first game being a chance to repeat their pre-season exploits against the Nottingham Scorpions on Saturday, at Moderns RUFC (ball-up 12).