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Super Sunday finale for Midlands Under-18 Championship

30 October 2008

The Midlands Under-18 Championship will reach its traditional finale with the staging of the Super Sunday event involving all six of the region's counties at Broadstreet RFC near Coventry on Sunday November 2.
North Midlands will defend the title they won for the first time last season against Notts, Lincs & Derbyshire at 2.30pm in the final match of the short championship season.
North Midlands won their grouop by beating Warwickshire and Staffordshire while NL&D triumphed in the eastern group with victories over Leicestershire and East Midlands.
The winners will be awarded the Bob Coward Cup, named after the schools and youth rugby stalwart from Warwickshire who passed away earlier this year.
Super Sunday will kick-off at 10.30am with East Midlands playing Staffordshire in the game between two sides seeking their first win of the season.
The third-place decider between Leicestershire and Warwickshire will follow at 12.30pm.
All matches will be watched by Midlands selectors who will meet on November 13 to name a squad to attend an assessment day at Loughborough GS on November 23.
Referees and touch judges for Super Sunday have been appointed after an assessment of peformances of some of the best young referees in the Midlands in group matches.
The four who will referee and act as touch judges for the three matches at Broadstreet are Richard Hackett (North Midlands), Mathew Coultas (NL&D), Chris Ashton (Leicestershire) and Gareth McAloon (Staffordshire).