Hampshire Cup (rugby union)

The Hampshire Cup is an annual rugby union knock-out club competition organised by the Hampshire Rugby Football Union. It was first introduced during the 1970–71 season, with the inaugural winners being U.S. Portsmouth. It is the most important rugby union cup competition in Hampshire, ahead of the Hampshire Bowl and Hampshire Plate.

Hampshire Cup
SportRugby Union
Instituted1970; 52 years ago (1970)
Number of teams7
CountryEngland
HoldersHavant (19th title) (2017–18)
Most titlesHavant (19 titles)
WebsiteHampshire RFU

The Hampshire Cup is currently open to club sides based in Hampshire, the Isle of Wight or the Channel Islands, who play between tier 6 (London 1 South) and tier 7 (London 2 South West) of the English rugby union league system. The format is a knockout cup with a preliminary round, semi-finals and a final to be held at the home ground of one of the finalists between March–May.[1]

Hampshire Cup winnersEdit

Hampshire Cup Finals
Season Winner Score Runners–up Venue
1970–71 U.S. Portsmouth 17–11 Havant
1971–72 U.S. Portsmouth 4–0 Bournemouth
1972–73[2] Aldershot Services 9–6 Havant Burnaby Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire
1973–74[3] Bournemouth 16–3[a 1] Trojans Stoneham Lane, Eastleigh
1974–75 Havant 12–6 Bournemouth
1975–76 Winchester 7–0 Jersey
1976–77[3] U.S. Portsmouth 13–3 Trojans Stoneham Lane, Eastleigh, Hampshire
1977–78 Havant 19–10 Basingstoke
1978–79 Havant 23–9 Jersey
1979–80[3] Havant 14–7 Trojans Stoneham Lane, Eastleigh, Hampshire
1980–81[3] U.S. Portsmouth 21–6 Trojans Burnaby Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire
1981–82 U.S. Portsmouth 13–11 Basingstoke
1982–83 U.S. Portsmouth 20–4 Eastleigh
1983–84 Havant 30–0 Southampton
1984–85 Havant 10–3 Eastleigh
1985–86 Havant 10–0 U.S. Portsmouth
1986–87 Havant 31–0 Eastleigh
1987–88 Havant 14–12 Basingstoke
1988–89 Havant 15–13 Basingstoke
1989–90 Basingstoke 24–10 Portsmouth
1990–91 Havant 12–6 Alton
1991–92 Basingstoke 16–6 Havant
1992–93 Basingstoke 37–3 Alton
1993–94 Basingstoke 25–11 Alton
1994–95 Basingstoke 16–16 Portsmouth
1995–96 Havant 61–12 Gosport & Fareham
1996–97 Basingstoke 29–18 Winchester
1997–98 Winchester 18–0 Jersey
1998–99 Winchester 11–7 Havant
1999-00[4] Basingstoke 24–10 Alton Down Grange, Basingstoke, Hampshire
2000–01[5] Basingstoke 19–8 Havant Hook's Lane, Bedhampton, Hampshire[6]
2001–02 Basingstoke 16–15 Havant Hook's Lane, Bedhampton, Hampshire[7]
2002–03[8] Basingstoke 74–10 Jersey Down Grange, Basingstoke, Hampshire
2003–04[9] Andover 9–5 Basingstoke Goodship Ground, Andover, Hampshire
2004–05[10] Havant 55–7 Basingstoke Down Grange, Basingstoke, Hampshire
2005–06[11] Havant 40–31 Basingstoke Down Grange, Basingstoke
2006–07[12] Havant 50–13 Andover Hook's Lane, Bedhampton, Hampshire[13]
2007–08[14] Havant 25–15 Basingstoke Hook's Lane, Bedhampton, Hampshire
2008–09[15] Basingstoke 17–3 Havant Hook's Lane, Bedhampton, Hampshire
2009–10[16] Basingstoke 39–16 Portsmouth Down Grange, Basingstoke, Hampshire
2010–11[17] Gosport & Fareham 23–19 Basingstoke Down Grange, Basingstoke, Hampshire
2011–12[18] Basingstoke 16–10 Gosport & Fareham Down Grange, Basingstoke, Hampshire
2012–13[19] Portsmouth 16–6 Gosport & Fareham Rugby Camp, Portsmouth, Hampshire
2013–14[20] Basingstoke 13–11 (aet) Havant Down Grange, Basingstoke, Hampshire
2014–15[21] Havant 15–13 Gosport & Fareham Gosport Park, Gosport, Hampshire
2015–16 No competition
2016–17[22] Havant 37–36 Winchester North Walls Park, Winchester, Hampshire[1]
2017–18[23] Havant 25–0 Bournemouth Hook's Lane, Bedhampton, Hampshire
2018–19

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Number of winsEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ The 1973–74 Hampshire Cup final was originally to be held at Down Grange in Basingstoke in March 1974 but due to snow the game was postponed to 21 April 2005 and was switched to Trojan's home ground in Eastleigh.[3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Gales HSB Hampshire Cup 2016– 2017". Hampshire RFU. 24 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Memorable moments of the last 50 years". Havant RFC. Retrieved 24 May 2017.
  3. ^ a b c d e "History & Playing Archives". Trojans Rugby (Pitchero). Retrieved 24 May 2017.
  4. ^ "Alton's cup heroes go down fighting". Southern Daily Echo. 3 April 2000.
  5. ^ "Basingstoke win dour county final". Southern Daily Echo. 9 April 2001.
  6. ^ "Havant with a point to prove in county cup showdown". Southern Daily Echo. 6 April 2001.
  7. ^ "Cup holders 'Stoke book place in final". Southern Daily Echo. 4 March 2002.
  8. ^ "Stoke rejoice in record cup win". Southern Daily Echo. 7 April 2003.
  9. ^ "Stoke lose cup in shock defeat". Southern Daily Echo. 29 March 2004.
  10. ^ "Havant get their own way in cup". The News. 18 April 2005.
  11. ^ "CUP FINAL – Basingstoke 31 Havant 40". Hampshire RFU. Retrieved 24 May 2007.
  12. ^ "Rampant Ramus runs riot". Southern Daily Echo. 13 March 2007.
  13. ^ "2006–07 SEASON SUMMARY". Havant RFC. Retrieved 24 May 2007.
  14. ^ "Portsmouth suffer Hampshire Cup agony". The News. 26 April 2010.
  15. ^ "Havant v Basingstoke". Southern Daily Echo. 23 March 2009.
  16. ^ "Havant lift the Cup". The News. 7 April 2010.
  17. ^ "Underdogs Gosport crowned champions". The News. 2 May 2011.
  18. ^ "LIVE – Hampshire Cup Final". Gazette. 7 April 2012.
  19. ^ "Portsmouth win derby to lift Hampshire Cup". The News. 30 March 2013.
  20. ^ "Havant Cup Heartbreak at Down Grange". Hampshire RFU. 26 April 2014.
  21. ^ "Havant's turn to break hearts & win Cup". Hampshire RFU. 25 April 2015.
  22. ^ "Havant edge thriller to retain Hampshire Cup". The News. 17 April 2017.
  23. ^ "'Dominant' Havant hailed after Hampshire Cup glory". Portsmouth News. 1 April 2018.
  24. ^ "HAMPSHIRE CLUB COMPETITIONS RESULTS 1970 TO DATE" (PDF). Hampshire RFU. Retrieved 23 May 2017.

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