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Ampthill 1st VX Vs Coventry

  • Ampthill & District Community Rugby Club Dillingham Park, Woburn Street Ampthill United Kingdom (map)

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

Earlier Event: September 15
Ampthill Ladies VX Vs Harpenden
Later Event: October 5
Bedford vs Ampthill 1st VX