Ampthill Fixtures – Sat 20th Nov

Ampthill Fixtures – Sat 20th Nov

A simple choice this week, either go to the Richmond Athletic Ground or Dillingham Park for your Saturday rugby fix. The 1st XV and the unbeaten 1881’s travel to Richmond to play their 1st XV and Saxons respectively. At Dillingham Park, the 5th’s look to do the double over Bedford Swifts and the Academy finalise
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Match Report: Richmond Vikings 27 v 31 1881

Match Report: Richmond Vikings 27 v 31 1881

1881’s were on the road again, this time to league leaders Richmond Vikings. Good preparation in the week was taken into the prematch warm-up and drills, and a confident A’s team got off to a flying start. Good early forwards pressure lead to a driving maul and skipper Jack Dickinson placing the ball for an
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Match Report: Esher Cardinals v 1881, Sat 30th Oct

Match Report: Esher Cardinals v 1881, Sat 30th Oct

A strong 1881’s squad travelled down to Esher but really never got off the bus until partway through the second half! A poor first half saw Esher Cardinals score two converted tries plus a strange three-point drop goal which was 1 metre below the crossbar for a 17 – 0 half-time lead.  The second half
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Match Report: 1881s 29 v 10 Jersey Reds Athletic

Match Report: 1881s 29 v 10 Jersey Reds Athletic

A late kick-off for the 1881’s due to a delayed flight for the visiting Jersey side meant good time was spent in prematch preparation and run-throughs for a changed matchday squad with a debut for triallist Nic Klewinhhaus starting at 10. The early stages saw both sides creating scoring opportunities.  Neither side really settled and
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Match Report: Brunel University 24 v 29 1881

Match Report: Brunel University 24 v 29 1881

On a day when cricket would have been more appropriate considering the weather, the 1881’s travelled to Uxbridge to play Brunel University (Ealing Trailfinders partners). The early part of the game was all Brunel and they opened the scoring with an unconverted try after just 3mins. Ampthill continued to struggle to find their rhythm.  But
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Barnes RFC 2’s v 1881 – Sat 25th Sept

Barnes RFC 2’s v 1881 – Sat 25th Sept

New 1881’s Head Coach Villi Ma’asi took his side to West London to play Barnes and returned with a 17-17 draw. A game which the A’s led all the way until the final play with Barnes crossing close to the posts after several minutes of intense goal-line pressure. Ampthill tries came from Charlie Hudson, Bailey
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Thank you to our Sponsors

Thank you to our Sponsors

Whilst we are in an enforced break from rugby, we would like to thank our Primary, Senior and Main Partners for all of their support during the 2019-20 season. We will be adding more content to Ampthill_RUFC_TV  over the coming months so please do Subscribe to our Channel and we’d appreciate you sharing our videos
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Match Report: Rams Titans 5 v 50 1881’s

Match Report: Rams Titans 5 v 50 1881’s

The four seasons greeted Ampthill 1881 who scored eight tries in the cold, warm, snow, rain, wind and sunshine. This round of the Raging Bull Shield was moved from Rams home ground to Maidenhead RFC facilities which included the 4G pitch. We are grateful to Rams for going to the extra effort of ensuring the
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Match Report: Richmond Vikings 12 v 12 Ampthill 1881

Match Report: Richmond Vikings 12 v 12 Ampthill 1881

Ampthill came away with a draw against league leaders and unbeaten Richmond Vikings, but were definitely disappointed not to have come away with the full 4 points in the league. Glorious sunshine and a firm footing pitch greeted Ampthill at the Athletic Ground which had more of an April feel than the beginning of February.
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Esher Cardinals 0 v 38 Ampthill 1881

Esher Cardinals 0 v 38 Ampthill 1881

Ampthill scored six tries at Esher Cardinals, but keeping the opposition to zero points in Division One of the Raging Bull Shield, is a great achievement that the 1881 have managed rarely in the past six years. Esher started the stronger of the two and pinned Ampthill back in their own 22. Repeated infringements lead
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Ampthill 1881 52 v 17 Richmond Saxons

Ampthill 1881 52 v 17 Richmond Saxons

7 tries, a fantastic playing surface, a hat-trick and playing in the sunshine. It was a good day for the 1881’s. It nearly turned out so different as on Saturday morning, the squad was down to 17 players following last-minute illness. The Ampthill Jets game was called off at 10 am due to an unfit
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Fixtures at Dillingham Park – Sat 18th Jan 2020

Fixtures at Dillingham Park – Sat 18th Jan 2020

We have three fixtures for you at Dillingham Park this Saturday:   1881’s v Richmond Rugby Saxons, Raging Bull Shield Division 1, Kick Off 2pm, (Pitch 3)   Jets v Bracknell RFC 2nds, Raging Bull Shield Division 2 Kick Off 2pm (Pitch 1)   Academy v Towcestrians RFC Colts, East Midlands Cup QF Kick Off
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Ampthill 1881 69 v 14 Wimbledon 2nd XV

Ampthill 1881 69 v 14 Wimbledon 2nd XV

Ampthill 1881 started 2020 in the perfect way, by scoring 10 tries against a Wimbledon side that held Ampthill to a 12-10 scoreline at the beginning of the season. 1881 set-piece was accurate all day with the front row winning a penalty, then the forwards delivering the perfect platform from a lineout for Rob Hughes
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Sat 9th – Home Games and Clubhouse

Sat 9th – Home Games and Clubhouse

Whilst the 1st XV are away this weekend at Cornish Pirates on Sunday (live on BBC Radio Cornwall) we have three games at Dillingham Park tomorrow: 1881’s v Rams – 2.15 pm on Pitch 3 Extras x Harpenden 2’s – 2.15 pm on Pitch 1 5th v Olney – 2.15 pm on Pitch 4. Congratulations
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1881’s v Richmond Vikings & RWC World Cup Semi-Final

1881’s v Richmond Vikings & RWC World Cup Semi-Final

The 1881s play Richmond Vikings in a big game at Dillingham Park on Saturday at 3pm so why not make a day of it and watch England v New Zealand in the World Cup Semi-Final at breakfast with a 9 am Kick-Off and follow it with the reigning Zoo 1 Shield Champions Ampthills 1881s against
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Richmond Saxons 19 v 35 Ampthill 1881

Richmond Saxons 19 v 35 Ampthill 1881

Ampthill 1881 won their first bonus-point victory of the season but made very hard work of it. 1881 left several tries on the paddock including two in the first five minutes. This seemed to galvanize the opposition to attack with pace from all over the park. Ampthill relying on a driving maul to score first.
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Coventry Nighthawks 33 v 40 Ampthill 1881

Coventry Nighthawks 33 v 40 Ampthill 1881

With Cambridge Wanderers unable to fulfill the Zoo League fixture at Ampthill, Coventry Nighthawks stepped in with a fixture at Butts Arena, for the first game on the recently installed 4G pitch. For the second week in a row, traffic problems on the M1 meant that it was a late arrival with a hurried warm-up
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Wimbledon 2nd XV 10 v  12 Ampthill 1881

Wimbledon 2nd XV 10 v 12 Ampthill 1881

Ampthill arrived in glorious sunshine at Wimbledon Rugby Club where a well-attended Ladies Lunch was underway. Kick-off was delayed due to 1881 arriving late due to traffic congestion and in truth, Ampthill never got off the bus properly during the 80 minutes. It was Wimbledon who got first opportunities for points as the 1881 discipline
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Rosslyn Park 2’s 19 v 19 Ampthill 1881’s

Rosslyn Park 2’s 19 v 19 Ampthill 1881’s

The defending Champions of Zoo 1 traveled to the organisers of the competition, Rosslyn Park 2s for what would be a tough start for both teams. The 1881s could only be described as a bit of a nightmare start, with a number of the Championship squad for the coming season being included to assess the
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New Head of S&C for Ampthill

New Head of S&C for Ampthill

Head Coach Paul Turner is pleased to confirm that James McLagan has joined Ampthill as Head of Strength & Conditioning whilst the club prepares for the Greene King IPA Championship. James has a BA in Physical Education & Sports Coaching and recently completed his MSc in Strength & Conditioning at the University of Bedfordshire whilst
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1881’s v Rochford Hundred

1881’s v Rochford Hundred

The 1881s continued the preparation for the defence of their Zoo 1 title by hosting a new promoted Rochford Hundred who won their division last season with an unbeaten year and they have been promoted the London South East Premier Division so it was always going to be a competitive game. It was great to
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Open Day – Meet the Players plus Wales v England!

Open Day – Meet the Players plus Wales v England!

We would like to invite all members, mini and youth players and club supporters to an Open Day this Saturday, 17th August at Dillingham Park. There will be an opportunity to watch an open training session from 1200 – 1330 for the 1st XV squad including the majority of our new signings! We will then
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1881’s v Rochford Hundred (Preseason Friendly) – 1:00pm Saturday 24th

1881’s v Rochford Hundred (Preseason Friendly) – 1:00pm Saturday 24th

Come and support the 1881’s in their preseason friendly against Rochford Hundred. As we prepare for the new season as a Greene King IPA Championship Rugby club we are rolling out a new ticketing platform. This match will be a test event for the system and we would appreciate all members support by booking tickets
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