Ampthill 1st VX vs Nottingham
Oct
12
3:00 PM15:00

Ampthill 1st VX vs Nottingham

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This is arguably the biggest day in Ampthill Rugby Clubs History playing the club’s first game ever in the Green King IPA Championship at Dillingham Park against Nottingham Rugby.

It has taken many years of effort to take the club from level seven twelve years ago to level two and the Green King IPA Championship and I would just like to personally thank all our members volunteers, Coaching staff medical team and management team for all their efforts over the past twelve seasons.
— Alex Radley, Club Chairman (Ampthill)

Paul Turner names a starting fifteen with three changes to the side that won against Bedford Blues last Saturday at Goldington Road.

Soane Tonga’uiha returns to the side at loosehead prop for his first start of the season and Club Captain Billy Johnson returns at blindside flanker. Former Nottingham Scrum Half Darryl Veenendaal starts for the A’s.

It’s good to see Soane and Billy back in the side but we know Nottingham rested a number of starters in last week’s game against Cornish Pirates so we are expecting a really tough game.

The players selected to play in this match will go down in club history as the first Ampthill Team to play in the Green King IPA Championship and that’s a huge honour for these 23 players. I’m sure it will be a great occasion.
— Paul Turner, Head Coach (Ampthill)

Match Gallery: 20191012 Ampthill 1st XV vs Nottingham

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Ampthill Squad

  1. Soane Tonga’uiha

  2. Dave Ward

  3. Aleki Lutui

  4. Henri Williams

  5. Shay Kerry

  6. Billy Johnson

  7. Joe Bercis

  8. Maama Molitika

  9. Darryl Veenendaal

  10. Louis Grimoldby

  11. Nigel (Sam) Baker

  12. Jarryd Sage

  13. Serafin Bordoli

  14. Kwaku Aseidu

  15. Karim Lynch

  16. Syd Blackmore

  17. Matthew Collins

  18. Ben Christie

  19. Jon Kpoku

  20. Facundo Dominguez

  21. Gavin Williams

  22. Joshua Sharp

  23. Sam Hanks

Nottingham Squad

  1. Aniseko SIO

  2. Luke COLE

  3. Oisin HEFFERNAN

  4. Llewelyn JONES

  5. Tom HOLMES

  6. James CONNOLLY

  7. Will OWEN

  8. Josh POULLET

  9. Murray MCCONNELL

  10. Tommy MATTHEWS

  11. Ben FOLEY

  12. Luke PETERS

  13. Harry STRONG

  14. David WILLIAMS

  15. Sean SCANLON

  16. Jake FARNWORTH

  17. Jamie JACK

  18. Ben BETTS

  19. Cameron JORDAN

  20. Sam LEWIS

  21. Alex DOLLY

  22. Tom STEPHENSON

  23. Kyran BUNGAROO

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Bedford vs Ampthill 1st VX
Oct
5
3:00 PM15:00

Bedford vs Ampthill 1st VX

Bedford and Ampthill are both in Pool 1 of the Championship Cup this season. Saturday marks the third game of the pool and half way through. Bedford are also in the position of having lost to both Ealing Trailfinders and Coventry but with a strong attacking score they start the game with a 28 point difference advantage compared to Ampthill.

Both clubs have played one another many times in the past but this is the first time they meet in competition as peers. Always an entertaining competition this is looking to be a match of two determined teams.

It’s a massive day for the club with the first competitive game against Bedford Blues in the club’s history. From a personal point of view it will be an emotional day to take the A’s to my former club Bedford at Goldington Road. The journey has been incredible so far taking us from level seven to level two and it’s obviously a huge honour for Ampthill to be involved in such a big game at the Blues this weekend.

The Blues fans are very knowledgeable, and I hope we will get a warm if partisan welcome from the Bedford faithful.

We’ve had a tough introduction to life at level two and it doesn’t get any easier when you have to go away to Bedford. The squad is adjusting to life and I hope we continue to show progress this weekend. Whilst it’s a big ask to get anything at Goldington Road we will give it our best shot.

The squad shows eleven changes to the side that lost at Ealing and a number of the boys who are going to Richmond with the 1881s (Ampthill 2nd team ) will be in contention for the start of the Green King IPA Championship against Nottingham at home next week at Dillingham Park
— Paul Turner, Head Coach (Ampthill)

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Ampthill Squad

  1. Ben Christie

  2. Dave Ward

  3. Aleki Lutui

  4. Henri Williams

  5. Shay Kerry

  6. Sam Hudson

  7. Joe Bercis

  8. Maama Molitika

  9. Kevin Barrett

  10. Louis Grimoldby

  11. Nigel (Sam) Baker

  12. Jarryd Sage

  13. Serafin Bordoli

  14. Kwaku Aseidu

  15. Karim Lynch

  16. Syd Blackmore

  17. Thomas Foulkes

  18. Matthew Collins

  19. Billy Johnson

  20. Robert Langley

  21. Darryl Veenendaal

  22. Joshua Sharp

  23. Sam Hanks

Bedford Squad

  1. Sean McCarthy

  2. Robbie Smith

  3. Henry Paul

  4. Will Carrick Smith

  5. Jordan Onojaife

  6. Dan Temm

  7. Josh Buggea

  8. Huw Worthington

  9. Grayson Hart

  10. Ed Coulson

  11. Ryan Hutler

  12. Lewis Robling

  13. Matt Worley

  14. Charlie Reed

  15. Rich Lane

  16. Ewan Kingdon

  17. Joe Wrafter

  18. Andrew Boye

  19. Ed Taylor

  20. Joe Atkinson

  21. James Lennon

  22. Fraser Strachan

  23. Pat Tapley

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Ampthill 1st VX Vs Coventry
Sep
21
3:00 PM15:00

Ampthill 1st VX Vs Coventry

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Last season Coventry recorded a Played 22, Won 8, Drawn 1 record to finish 8th, higher than any other promoted Club since the 12-team format was established.

Having strengthened their squad in the close season with 8 former Premiership or Pro 12 players and a brand new artificial pitch installed at Butts Park, their target will surely be finishing higher in the league table.

We have completely restructured the rugby programme and this has led to a major upheaval to the Coaches and Playing Staff. However, pre-season has been good but it will take some time for the new systems to bed in and we are still a couple of players short to complete the squad.

We haven’t played any pre-season games so this is the first run out for the squad which will give us the chance to look at the number of the new players and combinations in a competitive match.

11 new signings make their debuts including Loose Head Prop Ben Christie on Dual Registration from WASPS. I think it’s important that our members and fans get behind the new boys on their first appearances at Dillingham Park. I am sure it will take a while to come together but I am confident that we are building a foundation to compete in the future.

Coventry recruited strongly this summer bring in a lot of Premiership and International experience into their playing group. I’m sure they will be challenging for the Championship Cup and I predict they will finish in the top 4 of the Greene King IPA Championship this season given the improved quality of their squad.

This is the first game Ampthill has played at the level in our history and it doesn’t get any tougher than Coventry
— Mark Lavery, Director of Rugby (Ampthill)

Match Gallery: 20190921 Ampthill vs Coventry

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Ampthill Squad

  1. Tom Foulkes

  2. David Ward

  3. Matthew Collins

  4. Henri Williams

  5. Billy Johnson

  6. Robert Langley

  7. Joe Bercis

  8. Maama Molitika

  9. Darryl Veenendal

  10. Josh Sharp

  11. Nigel Baker

  12. Sam Hanks

  13. Jarryd Sage

  14. Kwaku Asiedu

  15. Serafin Bordoli

  16. Sydney Blackmore

  17. Aleki Lutui

  18. Ben Christie

  19. Facundo Dominguez

  20. Shay Kerry

  21. Gavin Williams

  22. Louis Grimoldby

  23. Will Foster

Coventry Squad

  1. James Gibbons

  2. Darren Dawidiuk

  3. Gareth Denman

  4. James Voss

  5. Alexander Woolford

  6. Adam Peters

  7. Jack Ram

  8. Ryan Burrows

  9. Thomas Kessell

  10. Rory Jennings

  11. Ratu Bulumakau

  12. William Owen

  13. Heath Stevens

  14. Ratu Jonasa Bulumakau

  15. James Stokes

  16. Scott Tolmie

  17. Toby Trinder

  18. Philip Boulton

  19. George Oram

  20. Senitki Nayalo

  21. Peter White

  22. William Maisey

  23. Robert Knox

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Ampthill Ladies VX Vs Harpenden
Sep
15
2:00 PM14:00

Ampthill Ladies VX Vs Harpenden

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Sunday 15th, another big day in Ampthill Ladies history with the Ladies XV first ever home game!

Ampthill Ladies v Harpenden Rugby Club Ladies. Kick Off 2pm. Come along an enjoy the last of the sunshine for this year – the bar will be open all afternoon.

Match Gallery: 20190915 Ampthill Ladies vs Harpenden Ladies

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Ampthill Squad

  1. Erica Larkins

  2. Annie Tomblin

  3. Sophie Ward

  4. Gloria Mills

  5. Nichole Neate

  6. Bex Lane

  7. Megan Parry

  8. Bethan Scarr

  9. Jules Gale

  10. Sammie Godleman

  11. Chloe Pearce

  12. Gemmini Forster

  13. Harriet Southwell

  14. Gemma Bear

  15. Nikki Milward

  16. SiSi Bomolo

  17. Charlotte Saunders

Harpenden Squad

  1. To be Confirmed

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Ampthill Jets Vs Shelford
Aug
31
2:15 PM14:15

Ampthill Jets Vs Shelford

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Ampthill Jets have their one and only pre-season match on Saturday 31st August, kick off 2.15 at Dillingham Park. Ex 1881 coach Paul Allen brings a mixed squad from London North 1 club Shelford .

With no First XV or 1881 action this weekend why not come and support the club’s senior amateur side featuring ex First XV players (from previous decades) and new to senior rugby players together with the core of the social players the Jets are renowned for!

The match is aimed at giving the Jets squad an opportunity for a run out before the serious stuff starts on 7th September when London Irish amateurs visit Dillingham Park for the Jets first-ever Zoo League 2 match.

Match Gallery: 20190831 Ampthill Jets vs Shelford

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Ampthill 1881 Vs Rochford 1st XV
Aug
24
1:00 PM13:00

Ampthill 1881 Vs Rochford 1st XV

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Ampthill welcome Cambridge to Dillingham Park this Saturday for the first home local derby of the season. The 60 minute journey, the second shortest of their rivals, typically results in a large crop of enthusiastic visiting supporters.

Match Gallery: 20190824 Ampthill 1881 vs Rochford 100

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EMRU Bill Beaumont Cup
May
4
3:00 PM15:00

EMRU Bill Beaumont Cup

The Bill Beaumont Cup is an annual county championship organised by the RFU for the top tier of English county rugby. Only players drawn from the third tier and below (National League One and below) are eligible. The counties are divided into two regional sectors for the first tier with the final being played at Twickenham.

Today’s match is between the East Midlands and Warwickshire teams at Kettering Rugby Club.

Clubs: Cambridge, Peterborough Lions, Tring, Bedford Athletic

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EMRU Squad

  1. Ben Ibrahim

  2. Charles Robison

  3. Josh White

  4. Marius Andrijauskas

  5. Nick Thomas

  6. Tom Lewis

  7. Reuben Pritchard

  8. Charles Frankham

  9. Tom Orton

  10. Ewan Starling

  11. Ashley Elvers

  12. Nico Fefeo

  13. Matt Titchener

  14. Suva Ma’asi

  15. Charlie Reed

  16. Jack Lewis

  17. Josh Waller

  18. Robert Mould

  19. Brett Daynes

  20. Ross Chamberlain

  21. Kaz Henderson

  22. Stephen Woodhead

Warwickshire Squad

  1. James Redman (Nuneaton)

  2. Dale Bowyer (Nuneaton)

  3. Demetrius Gonsalves (Leicester Lions)

  4. Andrew Weaver (Birmingham and Solihull)

  5. James Moreton (Hinckley)

  6. James Lloyd (Southam)

  7. James Wheeler (Stratford)

  8. Sam Thompson (Newbold)

  9. Callum Forsyth (Earlsdon)

  10. Dan O'Brien (Newbold)

  11. Daniel Parrington (Rugby Lions)

  12. Moses Liwaliwa Sukani (Nuneaton)

  13. Brendan Tait (Royal Signals)

  14. Lee Lightowler (Newbold)

  15. Corey Venus (Birmingham and Solihull)

  16. Ben Nuttall (Newbold)

  17. Louis Addleton (Rugby Lions)

  18. Jack Crimmins (Barkers Butts)

  19. Andrew Forsyth (Earlsdon)

  20. Jack Howland (Barkers Butts)

  21. Manasa Qio Volaikisuva (Nuneaton)

  22. Nemani Rabou Rayabo (Nuneaton)

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Loughborough Vs Ampthill 1st VX
Apr
27
3:00 PM15:00

Loughborough Vs Ampthill 1st VX

Loughborough Students were the first opponents of the season for Ampthill and the return leg is one of equal anticipation. Ampthill need only a single point from this fixture to assure their place as winners of the National One league this year which would earn the club a promotion to the Championship league and the highest ever ranking in their history.

Conversely Loughborough site at the other end of the table after a difficult year in National League One. Traditionally Loughborough suffer from high player turnover and this has not helped their game this season, with a rally toward the end of the season Lougborough now tie with Esher for points at the bottom of the table: a bad game for Esher against Blackheath with a good result for Loughborough would see them out of the relegation zone at Esher’s expense.

With both teams fight at opposite ends of the table this should be a match of importance for both side with the expected harsh weather only serving as a perfect backdrop to the conflict expected on the field!

Match Gallery: 20190427 Lougborough vs Ampthill 1st XV

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Ampthill Squad

  1. Soane Tonga’uiha

  2. Aleki Lutui

  3. Matt Collins

  4. Carl Burgess

  5. Billy Johnson

  6. Sam Hudson

  7. Joe Bercis

  8. Maama Molitika

  9. Kevin Barrett

  10. Josh Sharp

  11. Sam Baker

  12. Sam Hanks

  13. Ollie Morris

  14. Will Foster

  15. James Pritchard

  16. Syd Blackmore

  17. Karl Garside

  18. Will Allman

  19. Gavin Williams

  20. Mike Waters

Loughborough Squad

  1. Ben Christie

  2. Jamie Cox

  3. Andrew Boye

  4. Cameron Boon

  5. Thibaud Flament

  6. Ogwenesuvwe Obano

  7. Maximillian Hill

  8. Adrians Van Der Ploeg

  9. Callum Watson

  10. Mark Dixon

  11. Austin Beckett

  12. Harry Priestner

  13. Matthew Edwards

  14. William Brown

  15. Charlie Reed

  16. Jamie Harding

  17. * Unused Shirt *

  18. Jarrod Leat

  19. Samuel Bailey

  20. Thomas Ffitch

  21. William Attfield

 

 

 

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Ampthill 1st VX Vs Sale FC
Apr
13
3:00 PM15:00

Ampthill 1st VX Vs Sale FC

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Sale Football Club was founded in 1861 by a team of enthusiastic sportsmen drawn mainly from Sale Cricket Club. The fifth oldest surviving rugby club and the most prominent in the history of the North West.

Promoted as Champions of National 2 North last season Sale lie 10th in National 1 with a played 28 Won 12 record. Last week Sale defeated Plymouth Albion at home 31-22 to secure another season in National 1. They have two players Connor Doherty and Christian Taylor who have been rewarded this season with England u19 and England Students call ups.

Last week Ampthill 1stXV secured a bonus point win away at Moseley despite a strong second half comeback from the home side, promotion rivals Old Elthamians failed to secure the 4 try bonus point restoring Ampthill’s lead at the top of National 1 to 5 points. OE’s have another tough game this week away at Bishop’s Stortford, it is possible that Ampthill may secure promotion to the Championship this weekend, be there or you’ll regret it.

It’s Sale FC’s first visit to Dillingham, they play an exciting brand of rugby which is really entertaining to watch so I’m sure it will be a good contest.

We played well in parts last week but we didn’t put an 80 minute performance together so we are hoping to improve on that on Saturday.

Regrettably Richmond can not fulfil the 1881’s fixture so we only have two games at home this week with the 1sts and 5ths both kicking off at 15:00 on the top pitches.
— Mark Lavery, Director of Rugby (Ampthill)

Match Gallery: 20190430 Ampthill vs Sale FC

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Ampthill Squad

  1. Soane Tonga’uiha

  2. Aleki Lutui

  3. Matt Collins

  4. Carl Burgess

  5. Josh Walker

  6. Billy Johnson

  7. Joe Bercis

  8. Maama Molitika

  9. Kevin Barrett

  10. Josh Sharp

  11. Sam Baker

  12. Sam Hanks

  13. Ollie Morris

  14. Spencer Sutherland

  15. James Pritchard

  16. Syd Blackmore

  17. Karl Garside

  18. Will Allman

  19. Euan McKirdy

  20. Will Foster

Sale Squad

  1. Dan Birchall

  2. Chris Taylor

  3. Simon Griffiths

  4. Matthew Postlethwaite

  5. Stone Priestley-Nangle

  6. Andrew Hughes

  7. David Seymour

  8. Thomas Ailes

  9. Matt Bradley

  10. Kieran Wilkinson

  11. Paolo Odogwu

  12. Jack Moorhouse

  13. Connor Doherty

  14. Edward O'Keefe

  15. Robert Povey

  16. John Blanchard

  17. Adam Aigbokhae

  18. William Davies

  19. Kieran Dunne

  20. Emiliano Calle Rivas

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CANCELLED - Ampthill 1881 Vs Richmond Saxons
Apr
13
1:30 PM13:30

CANCELLED - Ampthill 1881 Vs Richmond Saxons

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Ever since 2012 the Zoo Shield has been won by Richmond Saxons, this year Ampthill start the match with a single point advantage over Richmond - could this be the year that Ampthill win Zoo 1 for the first time?

The game is scheduled to be played on Pitch 1 by the Ampthill Club house, nice and close to the bar!

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Birmingham Moseley vs Ampthill 1st VX
Apr
6
3:00 PM15:00

Birmingham Moseley vs Ampthill 1st VX

Birmingham Moseley Park was founded in 1873 by members of the cricket club that wanted a winter sport. Early successes include being the first team to defeat the New Zealand Native Football team in 1882, the All Blacks have probably learnt a few things since then though so a rematch might have a different result. From the mid 1960’s until the late 1980’s Moseley enjoyed a huge run of success and regularly supplied players to the national teams of England and Wales. Originally based at the Reddings they moved to their current ground (Billesley Common) in 2005. After a few years of moving between divisions Moseley gained promotion to National Division One in 2006.

Birmingham Moseley currently occupy the number 12 slot in National League One sitting between Sale FC and Cambridge. Ampthill are currently sitting at the top of the division but are acutely aware that Birmingham Moseley are more than capable of causing problems for their promotional hopes, especially with the home advantage.

Match Gallery: 20190406 Birmingham Moseley vs Ampthill

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Ampthill Squad

  1. To Be Announced

Moseley Squad

  1. To Be Announced

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Ampthill 1st VX Vs Rosslyn Park
Mar
30
3:00 PM15:00

Ampthill 1st VX Vs Rosslyn Park

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Rosslyn Park was founded  in 1879 by a group of young men looking for winter sport. Having played ad-hoc cricket in the grounds of Rosslyn House, part of the Rosslyn Park estate, they set up a cricket club and took the name Rosslyn Park subsequently adding a football club which took the same name. Surprisingly, neither the cricket club nor the rugby club ever played within Rosslyn Park.

Originally based near Hampstead Heath at Southend End Green they first moved to nearby Gospel Oak (1881), then in 1885 to Gunnersbury Lane, Acton before becoming tenants at Old Deer Park, Richmond where they remained until 1956,  moving to Roehampton  where they became landlords.

In 1892 Park travelled to Paris to play Stade Français becoming the first English to club to play in Europe in the process. In 1912 Park played the first ever games of rugby in Prague, Budapest & Vienna.

Match Gallery: 20190330 Amp 1st XV vs Rosslyn Park

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Ampthill Squad

  1. Soane Tonga’uiha

  2. Aleki Lutui

  3. Matt Collins

  4. Jon Kpoku

  5. Billy Johnson

  6. Sam Hudson

  7. Joe Bercis

  8. Maama Molitika

  9. Gavin Williams

  10. Josh Sharp

  11. Sam Baker

  12. Sam Hanks

  13. Ollie Morris

  14. Spencer Sutherland

  15. Ciaran Whyte

  16. Syd Blackmore

  17. Karl Garside

  18. Sean Reffell

  19. Euan McKirdy

  20. Elliot Obotoyinbo

Rosslyn Park Squad

  1. Paul Doran-Jones

  2. Thomas Vaughan-Edwards

  3. Stewart Maguire

  4. Adam Frampton

  5. Gregor Gillanders

  6. Henry Spencer

  7. Arthur Ellis

  8. Hugo Ellis

  9. Ben Williams

  10. Harry Leonard

  11. Ben Marfo

  12. Joe Munro

  13. Henry Robinson

  14. Bamidele Fadahunsi

  15. Oliver Grove

  16. Owen Hughes

  17. Alistair Wade

  18. Hugh Tizard

  19. Jack Gash

  20. Charlie Amesbury

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Ampthill Jets Vs Datchworth 2nd XV
Mar
23
3:00 PM15:00

Ampthill Jets Vs Datchworth 2nd XV

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Ampthill Jets welcome Datchworth 2nd XV to Dillingham Park for the 16th round of the Hertfordshire & Middlesex Merit Table.

Datchworth currently sit 8th in the table with a pattern of alternating win/loss results over the past 5 games and hoping to continue the pattern which would result in a win for them today.

Ampthill remain undefeated this season and sit at the top of the merit table a good 6 points clear at present of their nearest rivals (Bedford Athletic 2nd XV). With such a winning streak this season Ampthill should fancy their chances for this meeting too.

At the last meeting of these two teams in December Ampthill came away with a 78-7 win.

Match Gallery: 20190323 Ampthill Jets vs Datchworth 2nd XV

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Ampthill 1st VX Vs Old Elthamians
Mar
9
3:00 PM15:00

Ampthill 1st VX Vs Old Elthamians

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Ampthill face the league leaders and title rivals Old Elthamians RFC at Dillingham Park for what is likely to be the big crunch match of the season.

Four changes from the team that beat Rotherham last weekend: Club Captain Billy Johnson reverts to Lock in place of Henri Williams with Sam Hudson returning in the back row, Aleki Lutui returns from injury at Hooker and Gavin Williams replaces Kevin Barrett at Scrum Half.

We are expecting big crowd at Dillingham Park, with a number of our mini & youth players attending in addition to local school children so get there early and enjoy what should be a great game.

The Mayor of Ampthill (Cllr Stephen Addy) will be attending the match and meeting members of the club.

Match Gallery: 20190309 Ampthill vs Old Elthamians

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Ampthill Squad

  1. Soane Tonga’uiha

  2. Aleki Lutui

  3. Matt Collins

  4. Jon Kpoku

  5. Billy Johnson

  6. Sam Hudson

  7. Joe Bercis

  8. Maama Molitika

  9. Gavin Williams

  10. Josh Sharp

  11. Sam Baker

  12. Sam Hanks

  13. Ollie Morris

  14. Spencer Sutherland

  15. James Pritchard

  16. Syd Blackmore

  17. Ralph Adams-Hale

  18. Sean Reffell

  19. Euan McKirdy

  20. Ciaran Whyte

Old Elthamians Squad

  1. Lewis Brown

  2. Nathan Morris

  3. Stef North

  4. Fred Hosking

  5. Charlie Self

  6. Harry Ledger

  7. Hamish Barton

  8. Ben King

  9. Ollie Claxton

  10. Joe Carlisle

  11. Geroge Perkins

  12. Max Wilkins

  13. James Golledge

  14. Dom Lespierre

  15. Tom White

  16. Alex Rogers

  17. Jay Rudland-Thomas

  18. Michael Kovacic

  19. Rhys Morgan

  20. Charlie Dockery

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Ampthill 1st VX Vs Rotherham (Away)
Mar
2
2:00 PM14:00

Ampthill 1st VX Vs Rotherham (Away)

This weekend sees the return leg to Rotherham with the Titans hosting Ampthill at Clifton Lane. Rotherham are historically one of the most successful clubs in English Rugby in terms of promotions earned. Having had a mixed season of results Rotherham currently sit fifth in the National League 1 table between Blackheath and Chinnor.

Ampthill have had a fairy-tale run in the past few weeks with a succession of decisive wins meaning they are chasing at the heals of league leaders Old Elthamians leading in all statistics other than the number of games won. Ampthill need to maintain their form this weekend before their league deciding meet with Old Elthamians on the 9th March.

Match Gallery: 20190302 Rotherham Titans vs Ampthill 1st XV

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Ampthill Squad

  1. Soane Tonga’uiha

  2. Syd Blackmore

  3. Matt Collins

  4. Jon Kpoku

  5. Henri Williams

  6. Billy Johnson

  7. Joe Bercis

  8. Maama Molitika

  9. Kevin Barrett

  10. Josh Sharp

  11. Sam Baker

  12. Sam Hanks

  13. Ollie Morris

  14. Spencer Sutherland

  15. James Pritchard

  16. Oliver Walliker

  17. Ralph Adams-Hale

  18. Sam Hudson

  19. Euan McKirdy

  20. Ciaran Whyte

Rotherham Squad

  1. Dan Richardson

  2. Jack Bergmanas

  3. Will DennisDan

  4. Preston-Routledge

  5. Jamie Ure

  6. Luis Ball

  7. Zak Poole

  8. Seb Nagle-Taylor

  9. Connor Dever

  10. Joe Barker

  11. Connor Field

  12. Harry Dunne

  13. Jamie Cooke

  14. Dan Leake

  15. Tom Allott

  16. Ali Thomson

  17. Jessie Williams

  18. Rikki Stout

  19. Tom Cotterill

  20. Alex Dolly

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Ampthill 1st VX Vs Caldy
Feb
23
2:15 PM14:15

Ampthill 1st VX Vs Caldy

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Caldy currently lie 13th in National One with a played 22 won 9 record. In the reverse fixture earlier this season Ampthill lost a tight game 19-18 at Paton field.

Last week Ampthill’s 1st XV defeated Bishops Stortford at Dillingham Park 34-24 securing the bonus point to remain 2nd in National 1 5 points behind leaders Old Elthamians.

Ampthill’s squad sees a few changes this week, up front Billy Johnson moves to lock, Will Allman & Maama Molitika start at openside flanker and eighthman respectively. The backs see Kevin Barrett return at scrum half, Josh Sharp at fly half and Will Foster on the wing. The bench sees Joe Bercis rotate to cover the back row.

After another tough game last week Ampthill’s run into a team with arguably the best back three in the division and to whom they lost before Christmas. It will require another consistent performance for Ampthill to maintain their title challenge
— Mark Lavery, Director of Rugby (Ampthill)

Match Gallery: 20190223 Ampthill vs Caldy

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Ampthill Squad

  1. Soane Tonga’uiha

  2. Syd Blackmore

  3. Matt Collins

  4. Henri Williams

  5. Billy Johnson

  6. Sam Hudson

  7. Will Allman

  8. Maama Molitika

  9. Kevin Barrett

  10. Josh Sharp

  11. Sam Baker

  12. Sam Hanks

  13. Ollie Morris

  14. Will Foster

  15. James Pritchard

  16. Oliver Walliker

  17. Karl Garside

  18. Joe Bercis

  19. Euan McKirdy

  20. Ciaran Whyte

Caldy Squad

  1. Rob O'Donnell

  2. John Whittaker

  3. Derek Salisbury

  4. Jack Collister

  5. Tom Sanders

  6. Callum Ridgway

  7. Nyle Davidson

  8. Josiah Dickinson

  9. Jake Squirrel

  10. Rhys Hayes

  11. Ben Jones

  12. Mike Barlow

  13. Gavin Roberts

  14. Nick Royle

  15. Rory Hardman

  16. Mark Williams

  17. Stuart Cross

  18. Ciaran Booth

  19. Luke Hibberd

  20. Michael Cartmill

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Ampthill 1st VX Vs Bishops Stortford
Feb
16
2:15 PM14:15

Ampthill 1st VX Vs Bishops Stortford

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Bishops Storford have played 21 games, won 8 to lie 11th in the National 1 table but they are the form team in the league having won their last 5 games on the trot including last weeks demolition of Plymouth Albion.

Ampthill 1stXV secured a bonus point victory 20-26 on the road at Caldy last week with a performance of two halves, leading 3-21 at half time they conceded 17 unanswered points in the second half only to secure the win and bonus point with a last move of the game try.

After a good 50 mins last week we conspired to nearly lose the game at Cinderford through a combination of our own unusual calls and a great fight back from the hosts.

If we don’t apply ourselves for 80 mins against the form team in the division Bishop Stortford, who are fresh off a complete mauling of Plymouth Albion last week, we will find ourselves in trouble.
— Paul Turner, Head Coach (Ampthill)

Match Gallery: 20190216 Ampthill 1st XV vs Bishops Stortford

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Ampthill Squad

  1. Soane Tonga’uiha

  2. Syd Blackmore

  3. Matt Collins

  4. Jon Kpoku

  5. Henri Williams

  6. Sam Hudson

  7. Joe Bercis

  8. Billy Johnson

  9. Gavin Williams

  10. Josh Sharp

  11. Sam Baker

  12. Sam Hanks

  13. Ollie Morris

  14. Spencer Sutherland

  15. James Pritchard

  16. Oliver Walliker

  17. Karl Garside

  18. Maama Molitika

  19. Euan McKirdy

  20. Ciaran Whyte

Bishops Stortford Squad

  1. Seb Brownhill

  2. Lec Caulfield

  3. Tom McCrone

  4. Jon George

  5. Matt Tomlinson

  6. James Apperley

  7. Dan Elsom

  8. Steve Ball

  9. Tom Banks

  10. George Cullen

  11. Jimmy Rea

  12. Jack Scantlebury

  13. Sam Winter

  14. Rob Duff

  15. Nick Hankin

  16. Harrison King

  17. Ben Harrison-Price

  18. Baxter Wilson

  19. Will Simmons

  20. Manu Vunipola

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De Montfort University Womens vs University of Derby
Feb
13
3:30 PM15:30

De Montfort University Womens vs University of Derby

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De Monfort University Womens 1st XV host the Quarter final against Derby Womens 1st XV at Beaumont Park Sports Facility.

Derby enter the match sitting second in the Midlands 2A league having lost only one league match this season in a league dominated by Loughborough 2nd XV.

DMU also sit second in their league (Midlands 3A) but have yet to loose a league match this season and have not yet played the same number of matches as the current leaders. Should they continue this record to the end of the season this match might be a preview of next season for DMU should promotion be won!

Match Gallery: 20190213 DMU Leicester Women vs Uni of Derby

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De Montfort University Womens Squad

  1. Peth Watkins

  2. Gerogia Day

  3. Amy Forth

  4. Kyra Balderstone

  5. Jordan Crawford

  6. Meg Dolman

  7. Rachel Gresty

  8. Anne-Marie Clifton

  9. Sammie Godleman

  10. Lucy Carr

  11. Brooke-Marie Thomas

  12. Mary Trimmer

  13. Cerys Stone

  14. Fanny Scornet

  15. Ellen Armstrong

  16. Catt Hughes

  17. Honor Danns

  18. Dania Bawi

  19. Holly-Flaherty Mackew

Coaches

  1. Chris Mcauley

  2. Katie Gibson

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Ampthill 1st VX Vs Plymouth Albion
Jan
12
2:00 PM14:00

Ampthill 1st VX Vs Plymouth Albion

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This season Albion have a played 17 won 8 record to lie 7th in the National 1 table 12 points behind our 4th placed 1stXV. After a difficult start to the season Plymouth have hit a rich vein of form winning 4 games on the bounce including defeating  Blackheath away last weekend. The reverse fixture against us in September saw the visitors win at home 17-5, games between the two sides are always physical and close, rarely being decided by more than one score.

After their Boxing day heroics at Bedford Blues the 1stXV came back to Earth with a bump at Esher last week, trailing 35-5 after 25 minutes and 49-22 after 60 minutes they staged a mighty fightback to close to 49-48 with 2 minutes to play before a miss-understanding saw the ball kicked dead after time had expired. The 15 try thriller which Ampthill edged 7 tries to 8 was wonderful festive fare for spectators if not for both defence coaches!

Albion on current form are the best team in National 1 taking 18 out of the last 20 points available to them and winning four out of four including a massive win last week away at second placed Blackheath. Challenges don’t come any bigger, both teams know each other well and matches have always been exciting.

Ampthill would rather forget about last week, conceding 7 tries for the first time this season and frankly looking like a team of schoolboys in defensive terms. However there were some positives after twice coming back from 30pt deficits and, with a little more composure at the death may even have snuck the win.
— Mark Lavery, Director of Rugby


Match Gallery: 20190112 Ampthill 1st XV vs Plymouth Albion

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Ampthill Squad

  1. Soane Tonga’uiha

  2. Oliver Walliker

  3. Karl Garside

  4. Henri Williams

  5. Josh Walker

  6. Billy Johnson

  7. Joe Bercis

  8. Maama Molitika

  9. Kevin Barrett

  10. Josh Sharp

  11. Sam Baker

  12. Sam Hanks

  13. Ollie Morris

  14. Spencer Sutherland

  15. Will Foster

  16. Ben Wilkinson

  17. Matt Collins

  18. Will Allman

  19. Gavin Williams

  20. Mickey Wilson

Plymouth Squad

  1. Will Norton

  2. Paul Davis

  3. Dan Pullinger

  4. Lewis Pearson

  5. Dan Collier

  6. John Kelly

  7. George Mills

  8. Herbie Stupple

  9. Cam Setter

  10. Connor Eastgate

  11. Matt Shepherd

  12. Dean Squire

  13. Seta Raumakita

  14. Josh Skelcey

  15. Dan Powell

  16. Jamie Salter

  17. James Kenny

  18. Kieran Westlake

  19. Dan Mugford

  20. Jack Arnott

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Ampthill 1st VX Vs Chinnor
Dec
22
2:00 PM14:00

Ampthill 1st VX Vs Chinnor

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Chinnor RFC was formed in 1962 and played their first game the following year. The 1970s saw the club expand to include junior and youth teams and in 1976 the club won the Oxfordshire Cup. When the English league system started the club was placed in Bucks and Oxon Division 1 and have progressed through the Southern Counties section to gained promotion to the National Leagues in 2006. Last year Chinnor were runners up to Cinderford in National 2 South winning promotion to National 1 via the playoff.

Currently placed 6th in National 1 with played 15 won 8 record, Chinnor are just 2 places and 3pts behind Ampthill. Last week Chinnor defeated Esher at home 24-18.

Match Gallery: 20181222 Ampthill 1st XV vs Chinnor

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Ampthill Squad

  1. Soane Tonga’uiha

  2. Aleki Lutui

  3. Karl Garside

  4. Paino Hehea

  5. Henri Williams

  6. Billy Johnson

  7. Joe Bercis

  8. Maama Molitika

  9. Kevin Barrett

  10. Micky Wilson

  11. Sam Baker

  12. Sam Hanks

  13. Ollie Morris

  14. Spencer Sutherland

  15. James Pritchard

  16. Oliver Walliker

  17. Chris Muncaster

  18. Will Allman

  19. Gavin Williams

  20. Mickey Wilson

Chinnor Squad

  1. Jake Elwood 

  2. Dan George 

  3. Jack Gilding

  4. Jack Ramshaw

  5. Ben Thomas 

  6. Joe Dancer

  7. Will Bordill 

  8. Tom Burns

  9. Greg Goodfellow

  10. Craig Holland 

  11. Josh Hodson

  12. Alex Dancer

  13. Danny Barnes

  14. Reon Joseph  

  15. Kieran Goss

  16. Ben Betts

  17. George Oliver

  18. Ben Manning  

  19. Edward Hoadley

  20. Orisi Nawaqaliva

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Ampthill 1st VX Vs Moseley
Dec
8
2:15 PM14:15

Ampthill 1st VX Vs Moseley

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Moseley have recently been a stalwart of the Championship, built a new stand and clubhouse complex but, after a number of close shaves, they finally succumbed to relegation at the end of season 2015/16.

The club’s first season in National 1 saw them record a 5th place finish with played 30 won 20 record. This season they lie 12th in the table with a played 13 won 4 record.

Our unbeaten run came to a halt last week when we were outplayed by a better Rosslyn Park team at the Rock. It’s important we bounce back against an inform Mosley team who’s position in the league is completely false. They are gaining momentum and pushing up table
— Mark Lavery, Director of Rugby

Match Gallery: 20181208Amp 1st XV vs Moseley Park

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Ampthill Squad

  1. Soane Tonga’uiha

  2. Aleki Lutui

  3. Karl Garside

  4. Paino Hehea

  5. Henri Williams

  6. Billy Johnson

  7. Joe Bercis

  8. Maama Molitika

  9. Gavin Williams

  10. Mike Waters

  11. Sam Baker

  12. Sam Hanks

  13. Ollie Morris

  14. Spencer Sutherland

  15. James Pritchard

  16. Oliver Walliker

  17. Chris Muncaster

  18. Will Allman

  19. Jack Nay

  20. Mickey Wilson

Moseley Squad

  1. Josh Poole

  2. Chris Brightwell

  3. Laurence Cowen

  4. Buster Lawrence

  5. Lewis Bean

  6. Joe Wrafter

  7. Adam Caves

  8. Jay Tyack

  9. Rob Lewis

  10. Ollie Allsopp

  11. Louis Roach

  12. Ravia Fatiaki

  13. James Williams

  14. Alex Hearle

  15. Nick David

  16. Geore Newman

  17. Tom Fidler

  18. CJ Osazuwa

  19. Sam Pointon

  20. Sam Hayward

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Ampthill 1st VX Vs Mowden Park
Nov
24
2:15 PM14:15

Ampthill 1st VX Vs Mowden Park

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Mowden Park are welcomed back again to Dillingham Park. Mowden Park sit roughly mid table at present with the same number of wins as Ampthill to their credit but one more loss showing just how much difference a single match can make to a club’s standings!

Mowden Park arrive at the match on the back of a victory against Plymouth Albion last week so expectations of their normally fun loving supporters is raised even higher!

Always a great effort from Mowden Park on the pitch and with an enthusiastic bunch of supporters as well it should be a great day.

Match Gallery: 20181125 Ampthill 1st XV vs Mowden Park

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Ampthill Squad

  1. Soane Tonga’uiha

  2. Aleki Lutui

  3. Matt Collins

  4. Paino Hehea

  5. Jon Kpoku

  6. Billy Johnson

  7. Will Allman

  8. Maama Molitika

  9. Kevin Barrett

  10. Mike Waters

  11. Sam Baker

  12. Sam Hanks

  13. Ollie Morris

  14. Spencer Sutherland

  15. James Pritchard

  16. Samson Ma'asi

  17. Karl Garside

  18. Alex Coles

  19. Joe Bercis

  20. Mickey Wilson

Mowden Park Squad

  1. Alfie Barron

  2. Jordan Poole

  3. Ignas Darkintis

  4. Tailiti Vaioleti

  5. Jake Brady

  6. Dave Fisher

  7. George Stokes

  8. Joe Craggs

  9. Matt Dudman

  10. Warren Seales

  11. Brandon Asher-Wood

  12. Garry Law

  13. Callum Smith

  14. Callum Mackenzie

  15. Christian Georgiou

  16. Ralph Appleby

  17. Chris Wood

  18. Franco Lamanna

  19. Dave Fisher

  20. Shaun McCartney

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Ampthill Jets Vs Harpenden
Nov
16
2:15 PM14:15

Ampthill Jets Vs Harpenden

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Ampthill Jets welcome Harpenden 2nd XV to Dillingham Park for the 7th round of the Hertfordshire & Middlesex Merit Table 2018/19. Harpenden have had a good run this season only having lost twice and sitting third in the table.

Ampthill Jets have had a run of missed matches, possibly due to the first match of the season where they beat Epping Upper Clapton 2nd XV by a whopping 75 points to nil. They do however occupy the 1st place on the table with a clear 4 points ahead of Harpenden but with a significantly higher cumulative points total.

Both teams are having an excellent season and with the past record of points scored by the Jets this should prove an action-packed match.

Match Gallery: 20181117 Ampthill Jets vs Harpdenden 2nd XV

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Ampthill Squad

  1. Alex Crawford

  2. Oli Cresswell

  3. Simon Spavins

  4. George Adamson

  5. Billy Ward

  6. Jack Adamson (Wearing 19)

  7. Jack Tompkin

  8. Callum Beasley

  9. Isaac Jabri

  10. Colin Liddell

  11. Josh Lockey

  12. Paul Mason (Wearing 17)

  13. Ben Barry

  14. Connor Barry

  15. Will Norford

Subs: Chadrack Kiyama (6), Will Barker (21), Jack Saunders (20)

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Ampthill Vets Vs Rushden - CANCELLED
Nov
10
2:00 PM14:00

Ampthill Vets Vs Rushden - CANCELLED

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Unfortunately Rushden has had to cancel so the event is no longer happening.

Unfortunately Rushden has had to cancel so the event is no longer happening.

Ampthill Veterans finally get around to welcoming Rushden to Dillingham Park. After what seems an age in the organisation the fixture has finally been set for what should be a fairly close fought match. Rushden are known to Ampthill Vets and previous matches have been fairly evenly matched. This sounds the basis for an afternoon of action!



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Ampthill 1st VX Vs Rotherham
Nov
3
2:15 PM14:15

Ampthill 1st VX Vs Rotherham

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This weekend Ampthill host Rotherham Titans at home on the Oakley Fields. Rotherham are historically one of the most successful clubs in English Rugby in terms of promotions earned. Having spent a couple of spells in the english premiership in the 1990s and 2000s this season sees a team only just relegated from the Championship at the end of last season and sitting second in the National League 1 table with the tightest of margins away from 1st place.

Ampthill have had a mixed start to the new season and currently sit around the mid table. With two successive wins in recent weeks hopes should be high that they are regaining their form with a chance of providing an upset as they did with Coventry last season.

Match Gallery: 20181103 Ampthill 1st XV vs Rotherham

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Ampthill Squad

  1. Soane Tonga’uiha

  2. Aleki Lutui

  3. Matt Collins

  4. Carl Burgess

  5. Billy Johnson

  6. Syd Blackmore

  7. Joe Bercis

  8. Maama Molitika

  9. Euan McKirdy

  10. Josh Sharp

  11. Sam Baker

  12. Sam Hanks

  13. Ollie Morris

  14. Spencer Sutherland

  15. Ciaran Whyte

  16. Oliver Walliker

  17. Jack Culverhouse

  18. Will Allman

  19. Gavin Williams

  20. Will Foster

Rotherham Squad

  1. Dan Richardson

  2. Ali Thomson

  3. Rikki Stout

  4. Tom Cotterill

  5. Jamie Ure

  6. Luis Ball

  7. Zak Poole

  8. Seb Nagle-Taylor

  9. Connor Dever

  10. Joe Barker

  11. Connor Field

  12. Ellis Abrahams

  13. Jamie Cooke

  14. Henry Roberts

  15. Callum Irvine

  16. Jack Bergmanas

  17. Will Dennis

  18. Conor Keys

  19. Eru Smith-Wano

  20. Alex Dolly

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