Ampthill RUFC

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Ampthill
File:Ampthill RC logo.png
Full name Ampthill Rugby Club
Union Rugby Football Union
Founded 1881; 137 years ago (1881)[1]
Ground(s) Dillingham Park
Coach(es) Paul Turner
Captain(s) Viliami Ma'asi
League(s) National League 1
2015–16 4th
Team kit
Official website
clubs.rfu.com/Clubs/portals/AmpthillDistrictRFC/

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] The first XV currently plays in National League 1, the third tier of the English rugby union system. 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

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

2015–16 National League 1 Table watch · edit · discuss
Club Played Won Drawn Lost Points for Points against Points diff Try bonus Losing bonus Points
1 Richmond (C) 30 23 2 5 854 534 320 16 4 116
2 Hartpury College 30 21 0 9 966 558 408 15 5 104
3 Blackheath 30 21 2 7 794 488 306 9 6 103
4 Ampthill 30 20 2 8 746 620 126 14 5 103
5 Rosslyn Park 30 20 0 10 745 578 167 12 3 95
6 Darlington Mowden Park 30 19 0 11 766 640 126 11 4 91
7 Esher 30 17 0 13 801 603 198 14 6 88
8 Plymouth Albion 30 22 0 8 733 647 86 11 3 72[n 1]
9 Coventry 30 13 2 15 710 653 57 9 6 71
10 Fylde 30 11 1 18 736 804 –68 11 10 67
11 Blaydon 30 10 0 20 565 772 –207 10 7 57
12 Hull Ionians 30 9 0 21 645 872 –227 10 11 57
13 Loughborough Students 30 9 0 21 680 774 –94 10 9 55
14 Wharfedale (R) 30 6 1 23 592 869 –277 10 7 43
15 Cinderford (R) 30 7 1 22 545 969 –424 7 4 41
16 Henley Hawks (R) 30 6 1 23 478 975 -497 5 3 29
  • Points system: 4 points for a win; 2 points for a draw; 1 point if a team loses by seven points or less (losing bonus); 1 point if the team scores four or more tries in a match (try bonus)
  • 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
  1. *Plymouth Albion were deducted 30 points for going into administration on 8 April 2016[9]
Green background is the promotion place. Pink background are relegation places.
Updated: 30 April 2016
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Current squad

Player name Position
Mark Lavery Director of rugby
Paul Turner Head coach
Villami Ma'asi Assistant coach/Hooker
Maama Molitika Assistant coach/No.8
Joe Bercis Back row
Matt Burke Back row
Terry Cooper Back row
Jake Foster Back row
Tome Nutley Back row
Lee Bray Second/Back row
Bradley Scharff Second/Back row
Karl Braband Lock
Richard Bussey Lock
Paino Hehea Lock
Josh Tyler Lock
Matthew Collins Front row
Christopher Muncaster Front row
Joe Sproston Front row
James Wright Front row
Brendan Burke Assistant coach/Centre
Kevin Barret Scrum half
Tom Aviss Scrum half
Tom Warfield Scrum half
Gavin Williams Scrum half
Gareth Clarke Centre
William Goodge Centre
Jonathan Raven Centre
Luke Radley Fly half
Joe Tarrant Fly half
Chris Diamond Wing
Kyle Palm Wing
Jonathan Morgan Wing
Arran Robins Wing
Karrim Lynch Full back

References

  1. "...reformed after WWII in 1950 the current club...""A brief History of Ampthill & District Community RUFC". Ampthill & District RUFC. Retrieved 24 July 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Club website home page - headlines section
  3. "National League 2 South". RFU. Retrieved 20 June 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "National 2 Promotion Playoff".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "Ampthill & Saracens Player Development Programme". Ampthill RUFC.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. http://www.englandrugby.com/fixtures-and-results/competitions/midlands-division/2012-2013/
  7. http://www.emru.co.uk/clubimages/10/documents/Previous%20winners%20of%20the%20WB%20EM%20Snr%20Cup.doc
  8. http://www.rolling-maul.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=4062&PN=2&title=ampthill-appeal
  9. "Plymouth Albion taken over by David Venables and Bruce Priday". BBC. Retrieved 11 April 2016.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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