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RFU Cup and Vase competition first-round draws announced

15 July 2013

  •  Draws released for RFU Intermediate Cup, Senior Vase and Junior Vase first rounds
  • Old Yardleians to travel to Shrewsbury

Old Yardleians, last season’s Midlands Junior Vase winners, have been drawn away to Shrewsbury in the first round of next season’s RFU Senior Vase.

Old Yardleians beat Harbury to win the regional Junior Vase last March but were then beaten by Bradford club Baildon in the national semi-finals of the RFU Junior Vase.

Old Yardleians will return to the Senior Vase next season having won the Midlands Four West (South) league title.

Stourbridge Lions, who won the Midlands Senior Vase, have also been promoted and they will compete in next season’s RFU Intermediate Cup.

They have been given a bye through the first round, which will be played on September 28.

Old Leamingtonians, who were beaten by Stourbridge Lion in the Midlands Senior Vase final, will also compete in the Intermediate Cup next season and they have been drawn at home to Bridgnorth in the first round.

RFU Intermediate Cup, first round draw (Midlands): Ashbourne v Spartans, Banbury v Dunstablians, Crewe & Nantwich v Bakewell Mannerians, Droitwich v Ludlow, Earlsdon v Rushden & Higham, Kesteven v  Leicester Forest, Kidderminster Carolians v Stafford, Leek v Dronfield, Leighton Buzzard v Leamington, Market Harborough v Spalding, Old Leamingtonians v Bridgnorth, Olney v Stamford. Ties to be played on September 28.

Byes: Aston OE, Camp Hill, Dunlop, Loughborough, Lutterworth, Melbourne, Melton Mowbray, Newbold-on-Avon, Northamptonb BBOB, Northampton Old Scouts, Nottingham Casuals, Nuneaton OE, Oady Wyggestonians, Oakham, Old Coventrians, Old Saltleians, Stourbridge Lions, Tamworth, Willenhall, Wolverhampton.

RFU Senior Vase, first round draw (Midlands): Ashby v Eccleshall, East retford v Yardley & District, Grimsby v Vipers, Kings Norton v Market Drayton, Lincoln v St Ives, Newcastle under Lyme v Pinley, Northampton Casuals v Boston, Shrewsbury v Old Yardleians, Stewarts & Lloyds v Skegness. Ties to be played on September 28.

Byes: Aylestone St James, Bloxwich, Burntwood, Cheltenham North, Daventry, Edwardians, Handsworth, Ledbury, Manor Park, Mellish, Northampton Mens Own, Nottingham Moderns, Old Wheatleyans, Pershore, Rugby St Andrews, Shipston-on-Stour, Sleaford, Southam, Southwell, Stockwood Park, Upton on Severn, Wednesbury, West Bridgford.

RFU Junior Vase, first round draw (Midlands): Ashfield v Barton-under-Needwood, Atherstone v Rugby Lions, Aylestone Athletic v Worksop, Birstall v Tupton, Bourne v North Hykeham, Bromyard v Claverdon, Chaddesley Corbett v Alcester, Corby v Nottinghamians, Coventrians v St Neots, Coventry Welsh v Bedford Swifts, Essington v Coventry Technical, Five Ways OE v Harbury, Gainsborough v Cleethorpes, Greyhound v Redditch, Kereseley v Rugeley, Meden Vale v Leesbrook, Oundle v Stoke OB, Sileby Town v Chesterfield Panthers, St Leonards v Long Eaton, Stamford College OB v Ollerton, Telford Hornets v Cleobury Mortimer, Trinity Guild v Cannock, Westwood v Bingham, Woodhouse Giants v Keyworth, Woodrush v Tenbury Wells. Ties to be played on September 28.

Byes: Aldridge, Birmingham CS, Birmingham Exiles, Copsewood, Harborne, Long Buckby, Warley.