Ground: Flair Stadium
Head Coach: Liam Finn
Captain: Reiss Butterworth
Season 2023 Finish: 13th Championship (Relegation)
The Rams’ Championship campaign came to an end in their 44-28 defeat to Barrow Raiders and this defeat brought the curtain down on a disappointing 2022 campaign which resulted in relegation to Betfred League 1.
Dewsbury, who replaced Lee Greenwood with Liam Finn mid-way through the campaign, won just three games from a possible 24 and finished second bottom with Workington propping up the rest.
Finn will be hoping that the squad he has built over the close season will result in promotion and League 1 domination. One time Cornwall loan player Jackson Walker is in the Rams’ ranks for 2023, alongside Buster Collinson, who spent a large part of 2022 on loan to Cornwall from parent club Batley Bulldogs.
Collinson has made the switch from one of rugby league’s heavy woollen clubs to the other during the winter and the powerhouse loose forward will be an integral figure for Dewsbury.
Quick Dewsbury Facts:
- The club won their sole league title in 1972–73, after finishing the regular season in 8th place. Dewsbury’s side contained former World Cup winner and Sky Sports pundit Mike ‘Stevo’ Stephenson.
- The club has also won the Challenge Cup twice, The final was played on Saturday, 27th April 1912 where Dewsbury caused an upset to beat Oldham 8–5 at Headingley in front of a crowd of 15,271.
Flair Stadium: Round six; Sunday, April 16 (3.00 pm)
Memorial Ground: Round 12; Sunday, June 11 (1.00 pm)