Ampthill RUFC

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Ampthill
Ampthill RC logo.png
Full nameAmpthill Rugby Club
UnionEast Midlands RFU
Founded1881; 138 years ago (1881)[1]
Ground(s)Dillingham Park (Capacity: 3,000)
Coach(es)Paul Turner
Captain(s)Sam Sterling
League(s)RFU Championship
2018–19Champions (promoted to RFU Championship
Team kit
Official website
www.ampthillrufc.com

Ampthill Rugby Club is an English rugby union team based in Ampthill, Bedfordshire. The club runs six senior teams and the full range of junior sides.[2] As of the 2019-20 season, the first XV will play in the RFU Championship, the second tier of the English rugby union system.

History[edit]

In 2013–14, the team finished second but lost the promotion play-off to Darlington Mowden Park of the National League 2 North.[3] In 2014–15, they again finished second having been transferred to National League 2 North. They beat Bishop's Stortford, the National League 2 South runner-up in the promotion play-off at Dillingham Park, 19–10.[4]

For the 2015–16 season Ampthill have agreed a player development programme with Saracens, allowing young players contracted to Saracens to play for Ampthill. Saracens academy manager Don Barell commented: “Saracens are looking forward to having our young players at Ampthill. Ralph Adams-Hale and Billy Walker will benefit from the loan and it will allow the young players to gain the valuable rugby experience that Ampthill can offer. It is a club with good ambition and we are looking forward to seeing them compete in National 1 next season”.[5]

Club honours[edit]

Ampthill were initially National League 3 Midlands champions in 2009–10 but were stripped of the title due to breaches of league rules.[8]

Current standings[edit]

2019–20 National League 1 Table watch · edit · discuss
Played Won Drawn Lost Points for Points against Points diff Try bonus Losing bonus Points
1 Bishop's Stortford 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Blackheath 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Birmingham Moseley 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Cambridge 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Canterbury 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Chinnor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Cinderford 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Darlington Mowden Park 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Hull Ionians 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Old Elthamians 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Plymouth Albion 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Rams 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Richmond 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Rosslyn Park 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Rotherham Titans 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Sale FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  • If teams are level at any stage, tiebreakers are applied in the following order:
  1. Number of matches won
  2. Difference between points for and against
  3. Total number of points for
  4. Aggregate number of points scored in matches between tied teams
  5. Number of matches won excluding the first match, then the second and so on until the tie is settled
Green background is the promotion place. Pink background are relegation places.
Updated: 15 May 2019
Source: "National League 1". NCA Rugby.


Current squad[edit]

2016–17 Note: Flags indicate national union as has been defined under WR eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-WR nationality.

Player Position Union
Jack Askham Hooker England England
James Fish (D/R) Hooker England England
Aleki Lutui Hooker Tonga Tonga
Henry Shaw Hooker England England
Ralph Adams-Hale (D/R) Prop England England
Viliami Ma'asi Prop Tonga Tonga
Matt Collins Prop England England
Alexander Crawford Prop Scotland Scotland
Lewis Brunger Prop England England
Lincoln Muchets Prop England England
Christopher Muncaster Prop England England
Henry Peck Prop England England
Soane Tongaʻuiha Prop Tonga Tonga
Conor Turner Prop England England
Billy Walker (D/R) Prop England England
Benjamin Wilkinson Prop Scotland Scotland
James Wright Prop England England
Karl Braband Lock England England
Lee Bray Lock Wales Wales
Ben Gulliver Lock England England
Alexander Hales Lock England England
Paino Hehea Lock Tonga Tonga
Joshua Tyler Lock Wales Wales
Matthew Burke Flanker England England
Maama Molitika Flanker Tonga Tonga
Matthew Howling Flanker Tonga Tonga
Brian Tuilagi Flanker Samoa Samoa
Jake Foster Number 8 England England
Jake McCloud Number 8 England England
Player Position Union
Thomas Aviss Scrum-half England England
Euan McKirdy Scrum-half Scotland Scotland
Kevin Barrett Scrum-half Scotland Scotland
Kieran Duffin Scrum-half England England
Ben Calder Scrum-half England England
Thomas Warfield Scrum-half England England
Gavin Williams Scrum-half England England
Jonathan Griffiths Fly-half England England
Josh Sharp Fly-half England England
Brendan Burke Centre Ireland Ireland
Gareth Clarke Centre England England
William Goodge Centre England England
Steven Mason Centre England England
Jonathan Raven Centre England England
Elliot Reeder Centre England England
Gregory White Centre England England
Maxwell Wilkins Centre England England}
Christopher Diamond Wing England England
Michael Di Ponio Wing England England
George Elliot Wing England England
Alexander Goodge Wing England England
Stuart Livesy Wing England England
Jonathan Morgan Wing England England
Karim Lynch Fullback England England

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