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RFU competitions draws for the Midlands

19 November 2012

  • Stourbridge Lions march on
  • Bedworth appeal against expulsion from Intermediate Cup

STOURBRIDGE Lions, the holders of the Midlands Senior Vase, will host Kesteven from Lincolnshire in the fourth round of this season’s RFU Senior Vase.

The Lions, who were beaten by Wath upon Dearne from Yorkshire in last season’s national semi-finals, progressed to the regional quarter-finals by beating Old Wheatleyans in the third round earlier this month.

They will now host Kesteven on December 1 with a place in the Midlands semi-finals at stake.

In the RFU Intermediate Cup Bedworth have lodged an appeal against their expulsion from the competition for failing to follow the correct procedure in confirming a match referee for their third round tie against Oadby Wyggestonians.

Both Bedworth and Oadby Wyggestonianshave been included in the fourth round draw pending the appeal.

RFU Intermediate Cup fourth round draw (Midlands): Coalville v Bugbrooke, Oadby Wyggestonians or Bedworth v Kenilworth, Old Laurentians v Huntingdon, Wolverhampton v Bakewell Mannerians. Ties to be played on December 1.

RFU Senior Vase fourth round draw (Midlands): Lincoln v Stamford, Old Leamingtonians v Willenhall, Stourbridge Lions v Kesteven, West Bridgford v Rushden & Higham. Ties to be played on December 1.

RFU Junior Vase fourth round draw (Midlands): Bedford Swifts v Coventrians, Cleethorpes v St Ives, Harbury v Greyhound, Uttoxeter v Old Yardleians. Ties to be played on December 1.