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National Colts Cup news

15 April 2014

  • All-London final in Cup
  • Ivybridge in Plate final

Old Elthamians will meet Thanet Wanderers in all-London and South East final of the National Colts Cup at Bedford Blues’ Goldington Road ground on Monday, May 5.

Old Elthamians were rewarded for their long trip to Cumbria with an 18-6 win at Carlisle in their semi-final while Thanet Wanderers edged out Tonbridge Juddians 26-21 in their Kent derby.

Neither side has reached the final before which means that there will be a new name on the trophy.

Ivybridge, who were beaten by Bedford Blues in the National Colts Cup final two years ago, have reached the final of this season’s National Colts Plate.

Ivybridge beat Banbury 15-8 in their semi-final today and will now meet Market Harborough, who beat Pocklington 19-12, in the final at Bedford on May 5.

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

The National Colts Plate, for sides beaten in rounds one to three of the cup, was introduced for the 1999/2000 season.

Both competitions are still organised by the East Midlands RU and are now contested by Under 18 club sides from across the country.