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The 1988–89 Pilkington Cup was the 18th edition of England's premier rugby union club competition at the time. Bath won the competition defeating Leicester in the final.[1] The event was sponsored by Pilkington and the final was held at Twickenham Stadium.[2]

1988–89 Pilkington Cup
Tournament statistics
1987–88 (Previous) (Next) 1989–90

Draw and ResultsEdit

First RoundEdit

Team One Team Two Score
Barking Ealing 12-7
Berry Hill Askeans 18-7
Birkenhead Park Bedworth 13-7
Brixham Okehampton 38-9
Combe Down Havant 19-24
Exeter Sudbury 40-12
Finchley Lydney 10-9
Fylde Wolverhampton 17-6
Guildford & Godalming Old Culverhaysians 12-20
Harrogate West Hartlepool 10-22
Hereford Leighton Buzzard 18-12
Marlow Maidstone 15-37
Matlock Aspatria 12-34
Medway Old Mid-Whitgiftians 11-9
Metropolitan Police Reading 13-11
Middlesbrough West Park 30-21
Newark Winnington Park 6-12
North Walsham Old Juddians 38-6
Oxford Tabard 17-6
Plymouth Albion Stoke Old Boys 60-3
Redruth Worthing 21-6
Rugby Vale of Lune 27-6
Sandal Durham City 0-3
Sheffield Wakefield 3-16
Stoneygate Nuneaton 9-30
Swindon Ruislip 22-0
Tynedale Stockwood Park 15-0
Widnes Bromsgrove 16-13

Second RoundEdit

Team One Team Two Score
Bedford Nuneaton 16-0
Berry Hill London Welsh 24-9
Birkenhead Park Tynedale 3-38
Coventry Plymouth Albion 7-12
Durham City Sales 19-10
Exeter Redruth 18-3
Finchley Richmond 6-40
Gosforth Fylde 31-10
Headingley Wakefield 7-10
Hereford Widnes 28-9
London Irish Metropolitan Police 25-13
Maidstone London Scottish 12-37
Medway Havant 9-30
Middlesbrough Aspatria 12-18
North Walsham Saracens 3-31
Old Culverhaysians Brixham 3-13
Oxford Barking 28-0
Swindon Blackheath 3-13
West Hartlepool Rugby 9-30
Winnington Park Northampton 4-37

Third RoundEdit

Team One Team Two Score
Aspatria Moseley 6-3
Bath Oxford 82-9
Bedford Nottingham 3-6
Blackheath Waterloo 6-13
Bristol Orrell 13-7
Brixham Gloucester 4-28
Gosforth Wakefield 9-29
Havant Exeter 9-3
Hereford Tynedale 10-6
Liverpool St Helens Leicester 6-37
London Irish Berry Hill 14-3
London Scottish Saracens 16-0
Richmond Northampton 6-0
Rosslyn Park Plymouth Albion 16-0
Rugby Harlequins 3-25
Wasps Durham City 33-3

Fourth RoundEdit

Team One Team Two Score
Bath Hereford 48-0
Bristol London Irish 45-16
Gloucester Waterloo 19-16
Harlequins London Scottish 22-6
Richmond Nottingham 9-12
Rosslyn Park Leicester 9-23
Wakefield Havant 18-10
Wasps Aspatria 39-7

Quarter FinalsEdit

Team One Team Two Score
Bath Bristol 14-12
Harlequins Nottingham 15-9
Leicester Wasps 22-18
Wakefield Gloucester 13-28

Semi FinalsEdit

Team One Team Two Score
Gloucester Bath 3-6
Harlequins Leicester 7-16

FinalEdit

29 April 1989
Bath 10-6 Leicester
Try: Stuart Barnes  
Pen: Stuart Barnes 2
Pen: Dusty Hare 2
Twickenham Stadium, London
Attendance: 59,300
Referee: Fred Howard (Liverpool)
16 John Palmer
15 Tony Swift
14 Simon Halliday
12 Jeremy Guscott
11 Fred Sagoe
10 Stuart Barnes (c)
9 Richard Hill
8 Dave Egerton
7 Jon Hall
6 Damian Cronin
5 John Morrison
4 Andy Robinson
3 Maurice 'Richard' Lee
2 Graham Dawe
1 Gareth Chilcott
Replacements:
16 Steve Knight
17 Keith Hoskin
18 Jimmy Deane
19 Victor Ubogu
20 Nigel Redman
21 Paul Simpson for Egerton
Coach:
Jack Rowell
O Dusty Hare
N Barry Evans
M Paul Dodge (c)
L Ian Bates
K Rory Underwood
J Les Cusworth
I Aadel Kardooni
A Stuart Redfern
B Troy Thacker
C Steve Redfern
D Malcolm Foulks-Arnold
E Tom Smith
F John Wells
H Ian "Dosser" Smith
G Dean Richards
Replacements:
P Tony Underwood
Q Jez Harris
R Steve Kenney
S Dave Kitching
T Chris Tressler
U Adey Marriott
Coach:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jones, Stephen (1990). Rothmans Rugby Yearbook. Rothmans Publications Ltd. ISBN 0-356-19162-1.
  2. ^ "Times Archives". Oxfordshire Libraries.