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1986–87 John Player Cup

1986–87 John Player Cup
Tournament statistics
1985–86 (Previous) (Next) 1987–88

The 1986–87 John Player Special Cup was the 16th edition of England's premier rugby union club competition at the time. Bath won the competition for the fourth consecutive year defeating Wasps in a repeat of the previous year's final.[1] The event was sponsored by John Player cigarettes and the final was held at Twickenham Stadium.[2]

Draw and Results

First Round

Team One Team Two Score
Askeans Sudbury 6-12
Berry Hill Lydney 3-8
Birkenhead Park Fylde 22-27
Birmingham Leighton Buzzard 11-20
Durham Preston Grasshoppers 14-3
Lichfield Tynedale 19-9
London Welsh Metropolitan Police 18-6
Maidstone Havant 18-4
Old Reigatians KCSOB 10-9
Oxford Exeter 9-28
Paviors Syston 25-16
Rugby Dixonians 21-9
St Ives Marlow 16-6
Saffron Walden Blackheath 9-14
Solihull Stourbridge 10-9
Swindon Camborne 7-23
Taunton Reading 3-15
Wigton Liverpool St Helens 6-18
West Hartlepool Morley 22-6
Worthing Hartford 20-6

Second Round

Team One Team Two Score
Fylde Liverpool St Helens 4-4*
Leighton Buzzard Lichfield 12-43
Lydney Camborne 11-9
Maidstone London Welsh 3-25
Old Reigatians Exeter 12-3
Paviors Durham 12-10
Reading Sudbury 9-6
Rugby Blackheath 12-9
West Hartlepool Solihull 17-10
Worthing St Ives 15-4

Away team progress*

Third Round

Team One Team Two Score
Bath Plymouth Albion 32-10
Bristol Bedford 33-3
Coventry Reading 26-12
Gosforth Waterloo 10-9
Lydney Nottingham 3-32
Liverpool St Helens Lichfield 12-7
London Irish Richmond 3-9
London Scottish Worthing 29-12
London Welsh Paviors 12-6
Moseley Vale of Lune 22-10
Old Reigatians Saracens 12-10
Rosslyn Park Leicester 15-18
Rugby Wasps 3-41
Sale Orrell 12-22
Wakefield Harlequins 3-3*
West Hartlepool Gloucester 12-16

Away team progress*

Fourth Round

Team One Team Two Score
Bath London Welsh 30-4
Coventry Liverpool St Helens 29-22
Gloucester Old Reigatians 18-6
Leicester Gosforth 19-6
Moseley London Scottish 31-6
Orrell Harlequins 12-10
Richmond Bristol 3-18
Wasps Nottingham 25-10

Quarter Finals

Team One Team Two Score
Bath Moseley 12-3
Bristol Leicester 7-17
Orrell Gloucester 16-10
Wasps Coventry 19-7

Semi Finals

Team One Team Two Score
Orrell Bath 7-31
Wasps Leicester 13-6

Final

02 May 1987
Bath 19-12 Wasps
Try: Nigel Redman 2 Try
Simon Halliday Try
Con: Stuart Barnes 2
Pen: Stuart Barnes
Try: Huw Davies Try
Con: Rob Andrew
Pen: Huw Davies
Drop: Rob Andrew
Twickenham Stadium, London
Attendance: 35,500
Referee: Fred Howard (Liverpool)
16 Chris Martin
15 Tony Swift
14 John Palmer
12 Simon Halliday
11 Barry Trevaskis
10 Stuart Barnes
9 Richard Hill (c)
8 Dave Egerton
7 Andy Robinson
6 Nigel Redman
5 John Morrison
4 Jon Hall
3 Gareth Chilcott
2 Graham Dawe
1 David Sole
Replacements:
16 Phil Cue
17 Jeremy Guscott
18 Steve Knight
19 Greg Bess for Dawes
20 Maurice 'Richard' Lee
21 Paul Simpson
Coach:
Jack Rowell
15 Huw Davies
14 Simon Smith
13 Kevin Simms
12 Rob Lozowski
11 Mark Bailey
10 Rob Andrew
9 Steve Bates
8 Mark Rose
7 David Pegler (c)
6 John Bonner
5 Mike Pinnegar
4 Mark Rigby
3 Jeff Probyn
2 Alan Simmons
1 Paul Rendall
Replacements:
16 Andy Barnard
17 Roger Pellow
18 Nick Pratt
19 Keith Bartholomew
20 Martin Brooks
21 Sean O'Leary
Coach:

References

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