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Midlands Cup Draws 2016

North Midlands RFU

Last Updated: Dec 7, 2015 07:18pm
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By Paul Bolton
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The three North Midlands survivors in the National Colts Cup have been kept apart in the fourth round draw.

Luctonians will have home advantage against Nottingham Corsairs, who won last season’s RFU National Under-17 Cup, in a tie that will be played on or before January 31.

But Moseley and Kidderminster Carolians both face away assignments in Leicestershire. Moseley, who won the inaugural National Colts Cup in 1998, will travel to Melton Mowbray and Kidderminster to Syston.

In the National Colts Plate, for sides beaten in the first three rounds of the Cup competition there are two North Midlands derbies in round 3B.

Bromsgrove will host Old Halesonians with Church Stretton entertaining Hereford in ties to be played by the weekend of December 19/20.

Malvern will also have a home tie against Nuneaton while Birmingham & Solihull and Telford Hornets have been given byes to round 3C.

The National Colts Cup, which is sponsored by Hi Tec Lift Trucks, was introduced for the 1997/98 season as part of East Midlands RU’s centenary celebrations. The Plate competition was introduced two seasons later.

Both competitions are still organised by East Midlands and are contested annually by Under-18 teams from clubs across England.

 

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At least one North Midlands club is guaranteed a place in the fourth round of this season’s RFU Intermediate Cup following the third round draw. 

County rivals Kidderminster Carolians and Malvern have been paired with Kidderminster having home advantage for the tie on January 2. 

Malvern crushed Shrewsbury 91-0 in last week’s second round while Kidderminster eased to a 32-0 home win over Spartans from Warwickshire. 

Stourbridge Lions have been handed a home third round tie against Nottingham Casuals but Droitwich face a tricky away trip to Leicestershire to face Coalville. 

Veseyans will also be away if they beat Ashbourne in their delayed second round tie. That match will now be played on January 2 with the winners travelling to Leicester Forest in the third round on February 6. 

In the RFU Senior Vase, Evesham will entertain Cannock in the third round on January 2 but Ledbury must travel to Willenhall. 

Edwardians will play Northampton Casuals in their postponed second round tie on January 2 with the incentive of another home tie against Loughborough in the third round on February 6 if they are successful. 

There will be a North Midlands derby in the third round of the RFU Junior Vase with Upton upon Severn hosting Yardley & District on January 7. 

Kings Norton, the other surviving North Midlands club, will play Rugeley at Ash Lane. 

The three Midlands winners of the RFU Cups will progress to the national semi-finals.

 

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