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Hindpool Tigers Amateur Rugby League Club

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Hindpool Tigers A.R.L.F.C are an amateur rugby league club based in Barrow-in-Furness. We play our home games at Brisbane Park on Duke Street, a stones throw from the towns professional club Barrow Raiders. The clubs 1st team play in division 3 of the North West Counties ARL while our 2nd team play their fixtures closer to home in the Barrow & District ARL. We also run a number of junior sides with teams ranging from U8s through to U16s after which players hopefully progress to play for one of our open age sides.

This website features team fixtures, results, league tables, club events, links to our sponsors and provides up to date news about the club. We hope you find this site useful and informative but please feel free to contact us if you require any further information on our club.

Fantastic result for the Tigers beating Heysham 8-6


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Fantastic result for the Tigers beating our friends from across the bay 8-6 in a real arm wrestle of a match played in dreadful conditions. Looked like the bigger Atoms pack may hold the key to victory but awesome Hindpool defence especially from the Archer brothers and Leo Rooke kept them out and gradually the Tigers began to have the better of the 1st half but with both sides defending as if their lives depended on it half time came with the score still 0-0.

The second half began much the same as the first with the Atoms looking strong and Hindpool as if they were still in the dressing rooms, eventually the pressure told and impressive Heysham stand off Nathan Tait evaded some woeful defence (cant think who missed the tackle) to score a converted try. All credit to Hindpool though they didnt let this set back get to them and they came back stronger. Strong defence against the bigger Atoms pack eventually rewarded the Tigers with the possesion and field position they needed in order to mount a serious attack. After a very patient build up Chris Archer caught the Heysham defence napping and forced his way over in the corner. 4-6 to the Atoms and game on.

Again Hindpool took the game to the visitors but with conditions worsening it looked like the scoring would be over for the afternoon, however a clever Paul Rickelton kick just over half way was collected by Nath Sneesby who set off for the try line with the Atoms defence in pursuit he drew the full back and fed Grant Burns who romped home from 15 yards to score what proved to be the winning try much to the delight of all his team mates.

With time running out Heysham through everything at Hindpool but the defence again proved to be up to the task. It was a shame there had to be a loser as both sides gave it everything they had. Heysham. Hopefully the result will set the platform for the rest of the season.

Hindpool beaten by Orrell St James 54-4

A Team beaten by Millom 56-26


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Tigers mauled by Miners 50-0


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It was Men against Boys at Leigh Miners and the Boys came out on top. In wet conditions a very well drilled and youth full Miners side played expansive rugby league and were too strong for the Hindpool team. A few  poor decisions early on by a very young ref saw Hindpool heads drop as they came out with nothing from some good early pressure. A youth full pack working well to tire Hindpool was the foundation letting Miners impressive back line continue to punch holes in the tiring Hindpool defence. The impressive Chris Archer always looked alert and like he could spark something to life for Hindpool but the strong Miners defence worked well to keep Hindpool to Nil. The Hindpool lads never gave up and are due credit for the effort they showed on the day. Miners choice for Hindpool man of the Match was Chris Archer

First Team beat WIDNES St MARIES 18-10


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After last weeks win at Mayfield, Hindpool had to make sure they applied the lessons learned in order to make sure they maintain progress.

Hindpool again faced a well drilled side with size on their side.

The home side made a steady start and where first on the score sheet with good rugby producing the chance out wide for young winger Rob Bower  who finished well. Bower converting his own try 6-0 five minuets gone. For the first quarter Hindpool had the upper hand completing regular sets of six. Good work wide on the left presented winger Rob Bower with a second try scoring opportunity but he failed to gather the pass. The visitors tried in vain to break the Hindpool line. On twenty minuets good work from Archer, Cubiss and Rickelton fed Sneasby with the opening to score but again Hindpool where guilty of not converting good approach work into points. In the second quarter the visitors began to make an impression on the home side  not all legal with Hindpool collecting several penalties for foul play in the ruck area. On 30min the visitors managed to get on the score sheet as they broke down their left through some weak defending scoring wide out 6-4. On the stroke of half time Hindpool scrum half Rickelton followed up a neat Cubiss kick to score only to have it ruled out for a knock on 6-4 half time.

The second was to prove a bruising tight affair but it was the home side that scored first. The Hindpool forwards took the play deep into visitors half Clark leading the way supported by Kennedy.It was from this platform that Chris Archer struck, running at the visitors scoring on 47 min Bower converting 12-4. The Hindpool where sniffing another win, this was backed up when after good work from the Hindpool three quarters Archer jumped out from dummy half and again powered over 16-4 55min gone. This prompted a reply from the visitors who began to apply pressure to the home side. For the next few sets the Hindpool struggled to contain the visitors and they scored on 60 min 16-10 another grand stand finish on offer.

The visitors where applying pressure on Hindpool both in attack and defence the home side benefiting from their opponents ill discipline. The home side where well drilled and kept their discipline against some provocation and got their reward when on 75 min they received a penalty that gave the opportunity to open a vital 8 point lead Bower converting 18-10. Hindpool used the ball intelligently and worked up field with Cubiss opening up the visitors two plays later Paul Rickelton ran at the defence put in a neat kick which he followed up to score. As the home support celebrated to their disappointment the ref ruled out the try for a St Maries knock on surprisingly. Under increasing pressure the home side again put their bodies on the line to hold on to an excellent home win. Archer was voted man of the match for Hindpool with an outstanding game but the coach was over the moon with the effort and commitment of all 17 players and credited the win to the application and effort put in on the training field by all Hindpool’s players at the club.

First team beat Rochdale Mayfield 16-22

This was a game that Hindpool were determined to learn from the lessons taught in their last game.

From the opening minuets the Hindpool applied good pressure to the home side completing early sets of six. Pressure was building on the Mayfield line with good work from forwards Mike Kummer, Matty Preston and Tony Rickleton. This pressure paid off when impressive debutant Chris Archer sent Kummer romping over the line on twenty minuets converted by Rob Bower.

Again after good approach work by the Hindpool half backs, on 25min Travers sent young centre Sneasby clear to score a fine try again Bower adding the extras 12-0 to the visitors.

Mayfield then started to get their own game going and mounted several raids on the Hindpool line. As half time approached Mayfield got their reward with a converted try,12-6 at the break.

The second half started well for visitors with evergreen prop/coach Paul Dean showing the Hindpool youngsters the way with some line breaking runs and the same player was rewarded with a fine try scattering Mayfield players to score on 48 min 16-6.

This stung the home side who dually applied pressure which Hindpool worked hard to repel . The Hindpool were then guilty of forcing the pass and gifted the home side possession which they eventually took advantage of scoring on 58 min 16-12.

The home side where using their size advantage pounding the Hindpool line the visitors rising to the challenge to keep them out scrambling several times.

On 68 min the home side pulled the scores level 16-16 .

The final 12 min were hearts in mouth time for all concerned Hindpool gifted Mayfield possession in good field position and they threw everything at the visitors. Hindpool worked hard in defence well led by Dean, Archer and Preston.

Hindpool had their chances through Paul Rickleton and Phil Cubiss but just failed to convert until 68 min when Hindpool got their reward.

Neat approach work led to the half backs linking with Hindpools younger quicker backs who took play forward and it was Pearson who fed Preston to score under the posts Bower adding the conversion 22-16. The home side applied late pressure on the Hindpool line but the visitors dug in to earn their reward 2 vital points away.

For the Hindpool Chris Archer,Paul Dean and Matty Preston where voted best players in this victory but praise must go to all team members for a courageous display in defence especially as the Hindpool where 2 shy on the bench and lost young fullback Grant Burns on 60 min with a broken arm.