Outlaws Head North for Last Time

Nottingham Outlaws continue their quest for that elusive win when they travel up to East Yorkshire on Saturday to take on East Hull. They face a tough ask against the powerful Yorkshire outfit who currently occupy third spot and are many peoples favorites for the play off crown.

The Outlaws will however be buoyed by the fact that this is the last away match of the season and also by the knowledge that they are now in seventh position, free from the threat of relegation. Add to that the fact that the Outlaws have been making good progress in recent weeks means they travel full of hope and some confidence.

After almost a month without a game the Outlaws will be more than a little ring rusty, their last outing being the 22-34 home defeat at the hands of Beverley. However the side that coach Strachan has picked shows little change to the team that came so close to grabbing the elusive victory before falling away in the later stages.

A quick look at the team sheet shows that the team is largely unchanged with the return of Andy Musvaburi being being the only change in the backs whilst James Young slots into the halves with Adam Cunliffe as George Strachan returns to front six duty.


1. Matt Horner, 2. Sam Campbell 3. Andy Musvaburi 4. Adam Simm 5. Harry Walton 6. Adam Cunliffe 7. James Young 8. William Ephraim 9. Chris Prime 10. George Strachan 11. Oliver Dale 12. Ali Waring 13. Alex Whittle 14. Stewart Readhead 15. Dan Wilson 16. Jimmy Goodwin 17. Terry Bill Cooper 

Squad for East Hull (Away)

The Outlaws coaching team have announced a strong looking First team squad to face East Hull Away on Sat 19th Aug 14:30. The squad in full is:
1. Matt Horner
2. Sam Campbell
3. Andy Musvaburi
4. Adam Simm
5. Harry Walton
6. Adam Cunliffe
7. James Young
8. William Ephraim
9. Chris Prime
10. George Strachan
11. Oliver Dale
12. Ali Waring
13. Alex Whittle
14. Stewart Readhead
15. Dan Wilson
16. Jimmy Goodwin
17. Terry Bill Cooper

Outlaws Runners-Up in 9s Tournament

Nottingham Oultaws Ladies were already on the back foot attempting to play Yorkshire-women at their own game, and taking 7 players to a 9s tournament was a bit of a stretch. But after the Outlaws opened up the scoring against hosts Dearne Valley Bulldogs we realised we were going to put up a fair fight.

As is the Outlaws Ladies way, we improved with every minute of play, so it was to our advantage that somehow we were allowed to play 30 minutes of 7s in the opening match, showing off our fitness and agility in both attack and defence, with especially physical running and hitting from League newcomer Sophie Todd to come away with the win 22-30.

Watching Hunslet ladies run rings around Brighouse would have deterred weaker-hearted individuals, but it made the Outlaws all the more determined to rise to the challenge. Hunslet were a strong side, aggressive, well-drilled and annoyingly catty, but our clean attitude and strength in both attack and defence shone, and we improved formation with every play. Following some controversial referee decisions, Outlaws came away with a respectable 14-16 loss, which would come to be the two points which determined the tournament.

When it came to the final match vs. Brighouse, Outlaws let their standards slip, making a few scruffy passes and allowing a couple of poorly-defended tries in. However, the Magnificent Seven came away with a decent win, including an incredible half-pitch try from an untouchable Joanna Lumb to take our Try of the Tournament award. This also earned the Outlaws the position of runners-up and a neat little trophy.

Our Player of the Tournament went to another newcomer Phoebe Nicholls for her relentless and flawless tackling, offering herself up for every carry and keeping a competitive, determined and focused attitude which inspired the team throughout.

Special thanks to Coach Alex Pridmore for being such a consistent and supportive presence throughout the season and for the pick n mix.


Saturday’s Game Cancelled

Unfortunately Saturday’s 1st Team game against North Hull Knights has been cancelled.

The 2nd Team are playing at Highfields against Telford Raiders, 12.45pm kick off.

Little John’s Lotto July Update

The July draw of the Little John Lotto took place at the home of long term sponsors Upperton Limited in central Nottingham on Friday 4th August.

With quite a few members of staff preparing to leave for vacation the watching crowd was a little down on numbers  ahead of the big draw.

Those lucky enough to be watching events unfold remained enthralled as Robbie cleaned down the traces of sun cream from his apparel and then immediately set about searching the ether for the lucky winner.

Indeed, in what seemed like the blink of an eye Robbie magically produced the winning number from his bag to a spontaneous round of applause from the small band of excited spectators and interested onlookers.

Closer inspection revealed the lucky ball was none other than number 33 (thirty three) and a quick check down the list revealed that the winner was Steve Dale, keen supporter and father of Outlaws team captain Oliver Dale.  Steve pockets a cheque for £102.50 for his good fortune

Club chairman Richard Johnson was quick to congratulate Steve on his win, commenting “I am especially pleased to hear about Steve’s good fortune. Steve is a regular supporter who travels home and away so this windfall will make a big contribution to his travel costs!”

The Outlaws are looking to continue their improvement on and off the field. With this in mind  funds are needed more than ever and supporters of the club are urged to sign up and in doing so, continue to grow the game of rugby league in Nottingham.

Outlaws and Wolf Hunt Combine for Ravens Test

A combined Nottingham Outlaws and Sherwood Wolf Hunt Under 15s team put in a high octane performance against visitors NEW Ravens on Sunday morning at Lady Bay.

After a somewhat sluggish start as the players became acquainted with one another, Nottinghamshire’s finest went through the gears as the game wore on and eventually secured a narrow victory  against a determined and skillful Ravens side.

The coaches were left purring on the sideline as the players executed many of the moves which have been finely honed on the training pitch over the course of the last few months.

After the game Outlaws head coach, Adam Cunliffe, commented “There was some really good rugby played by both teams, but for me it was most pleasing to see the moves we’ve worked on in training coming off.

“I was also impressed with how the Outlaws and Sherwood lads integrated with unfamiliar players, and started communicating brilliantly with each other.”

Both sets of players deserve a huge amount of credit for playing such an entertaining game and special thanks should go to the Outlaws and Wolfhunt coaches, Adam, Ben and Glen, as well as to Jason Spafford and the players and spectators who the made the journey up from Worcestershire. 

Squad for Beverley (Home)

The Outlaws coaching team have announced a strong looking First team squad to face Beverley Home on Sat 22nd Jul 14:30. The squad in full is:
1. Matt Horner
2. Harry Walton
3. Sam Campbell
4. Adam Simm
5. Jimmy Goodwin
6. Adam Cunliffe
7. George Strachan
8. William Ephraim
9. Chris Prime
10. Sam Andrews
11. Elliot Wetham
12. Ali Waring
13. Alex Whittle
14. Stewart Readhead
15. Joe Barton
16. Ben Scott-Nelson
17. Adrian Chaima
18. Dan Wilson