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Bedford reach National Colts final again

10 April 2012

  • Holders ease past Chinnor
  • Ivybridge beat Wadebridge Camels to book trip to Northampton

Bedford Blues remain on course for a fifth Investabroad Properties National Colts Cup in six seasons after they beat Chinnor 42-10 in their semi-final at Goldington Road on Easter Monday.

Bedford, whose last defeat in the competition came in the 2008/09 season, will now meet Ivybridge in the final at Northampton Saints Franklin’s Gardens ground on Monday May 7.

Ivybridge beat Wadebridge Camels 27-5 in their semi-final.

The National Colts Plate final, which will also be staged at Northampton on May 7, will feature Old Brodleians, who beat Dursley 8-6, and the winners of the Havant v Westcombe Park semi-final.

The National Colts Cup was introduced for the 1997/98 season as part of the East Midlands RU’s Centenary celebrations with the Plate, for sides beaten in rounds one to three of the Cup,  following in 1999/2000.

Both competitions have grown in strength  and popularity over the years and are still organised and administered by the East Midlands RU.

Moseley were the first winners of the Cup. Midlands winners of the Plate are Worcester Wanderers (2006) and Bedford Blues (2009).