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National Colts Cup semi-finals news

21 March 2014

  • Two new finalists guaranteed after Old Northamptonians exit
  • Ivybridge still in hunt for Plate final place

There will be two new finalists in the National Colts Cup this season after last weekend’s quarter-finals.

Old Northamptonians, who were runners-up in 2006, were beaten at Thanet Wanderers leaving four clubs who have never before reached the final to contest the semi-finals.

Thanet Wanderers now face a Kent derby at Tonbridge Juddians in the semi-finals with Carlisle hosting Old Elthamians in the other tie.

In the National Colts Plate Ivybridge, who were beaten by Bedford Blues in the Cup final two years ago, are still in contention for a final place.

They face a delayed quarter-final at home to Beckenham with the winners hosting Banbury or Shelford in the semi-finals.

The Cup and Plate finals will be played on May 5, 2014.

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

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

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

National Colts Cup

Quarter-finals results: Bedford Blues Athletic 20 Tonbridge Juddians 24, Thanet Wanderers 42 Old Northamptonians 10, Burton 14 Carlisle 17, Old Elthamians 11 Ealing 10.

Semi-finals draw: Carlisle v Old Elthamians, Tonbridge Juddians v Thanet Wanderers. Ties to be played by April 13.

National Colts Plate

Quarter-finals result: Pocklington 12 Paviors 7.

Semi-finals draw: Sheffield or Market Harborough v Pocklington, Ivybridge or Beckenham v Banbury or Shelford. Ties to be played by April 13.