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Worcester to face former holders in National Colts Cup clash

27 August 2013

  • Worcester Wanderers meet Moseley in National Colts Cup first-round clash
  • All Cup ties to be played on or before weekend of September 28/29

Worcester Wanderers, beaten finalists in last season’s National Colts Cup, will face Moseley, the first-ever winners of the competition, in this season’s first round.

Worcester Wanderers were beaten 24-7 by Bishop’s Stortford in last May’s final and will have home advantage against Moseley, who won the competition in 1998, in a first-round tie that is scheduled to be played on or before the weekend of September 28/29.

The winners will travel to Shropshire to play either Shrewsbury or Whitchurch in the second round in October.

The National Colts Cup was introduced in the 1997/98 season as part of the East Midlands RU’s centenary celebrations.

A Plate competition for sides beaten in rounds one to three of the Cup was introduced in 1999/2000.

Both competitions are organised by the East Midlands RU.

National Colts Cup first-round draw (Midlands): Spartans v Silhillians, Sutton Coldfield v Kenilworth, Shrewsbury v Whitchurch, Worcester Wanderers v Moseley, Tamworth v Wolverhampton, Walsall v Stafford, Hinckley v Northampton Old Scouts, Oundle v Wellingborough, Kettering v Leicester Forest, Northampton Mens Own v Lutterworth, Kesteven v Scunthorpe, Old Northamptonians v Newark. Ties to be played on or before weekend of September 28/29.