People that have been involved with Drifffield RUFC for some time, will remember the legendary Rodney Smithson with great fondness.

On Saturday, 27 April 2024 his son, Ram, visited the club to watch the Papa John’s Community Cup pool game against local rivals York, and met up with some of Rodney’s old chums, including club stalwart Ross Weekes.

Ram certainly enjoyed his visit and the opportunity to find out where his father used to play.  He also said that it was a great chance to the chance to see such a good standard of rugby – better than he can see in Israel, where he lives.

Sadly, he was not able to take home memories of a win, as the home team lost by a single point in the last seconds of the game, but takes home memorabilia and some happy memories.