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NatWest Schools Cup Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I see the cup draw?

What are the round dates for the NatWest Schools competition?

How do I report my match result?

Where can I view the competition regulations?

Our local referees society cannot appoint someone to officiate our match, what should I do?

I need advice on my fixture, who should I call?

Do I need to fill out a team sheet for every match I play in the NatWest Schools competition?

How can I get tickets for NatWest Schools Finals Day?

What is collegiate school status?

I haven't heard from my opposition, what should I do?

Where can I see the cup draw?
The draw is available on the NatWest Schools Cup pages of the website.

What are the round dates for the NatWest Schools competition?
The round dates are available on the NatWest Schools Cup pages of the website.

How do I report my match result?
You can email your result to u15natwestcup@rfu.com (for an U15 result) or to  u18natwestcup@rfu.com (for an U18 result).
You can phone your result through to 0208 831 6775 to report an U18 result.
You can phone your result through to 0208 831 6784 to report an U15 result
You can fax your result through to 0208 892 4446.

Where can I view the competition regulations?
The competition regulations will be available shortly on the NatWest Schools Cup pages of this website.

Our local referees society cannot appoint someone to officiate our match, what should I do?
In the case of a Referee Society being unable to appoint a referee, the home team may contact a neutral school/college to provide a teacher to act as referee. A neutral experienced referee from outside the school/college may also be recruited, but only if both schools/colleges playing in the competition are in full agreement with this arrangement prior to the game being played. If a Society or neutral referee is unavailable, then the away team should be offered the opportunity to provide a referee, or they can consent to a proposed home referee.

I need advice on my fixture, who should I call?
For any questions or queries regarding the NatWest Schools competition please contact the RFU competitions department.

Do I need to fill out a team sheet for every match I play in the NatWest Schools competition?
Yes, our regulations require you to complete a team sheet for every match you play in the competition. As of Round Four, we require you to fax a copy of the team sheet in to us at the RFU. Please fax team sheets to 0208 892 4446.

How can I get tickets for NatWest Schools Finals Day?
If you entered the NatWest Schools competition you can request up to 100 free tickets for Finals Day. Ticket application forms will be available in January to download from the NatWest Schools Cup section of the RFU website.

What is collegiate school status?
Collegiate school status allows state schools to play players who have come into their sixth form because their previous schools did not provide a sixth form education. A school will apply for collegiate school status when they apply to be entered into the competition and if granted they will be able to play as many players from their collegiate schools as they would normally play those coming up from year 11 as players from collegiate schools are not governed by the three player rule.

A school applying for collegiate school status must list which schools they wish to granted collegiate school status for and submit a written statement. The Organising Committee with input from the County Schools Union will then decide on whether to grant the status. Collegiate school status is determined before the competition commences and cannot be granted whilst the competition is in progress.

Collegiate school status may also be applied for if the schools in question are part of a consortium of schools where pupils take subjects at both schools.

I haven't heard from my opposition, what should I do?
If you are the home or away team make sure you have called your opposition to try and get a response. If you still hear nothing back from them please get in contact with the RFU competitions department.