This Saturday (11th) we have the cup finals taking place at Lichfield RFC. The day starts with the Intermediate Cup and Plate kicking off at 11.30am followed by the Junior Cup and Plate at 1.15pm and finally the Senior Plate at 3pm and the Senior Cup at 3.30pm. All supporters are welcome to see a day of exciting cup rugby. Entry is free and directions can be found here.
In the new Senior Plate competition, Aylesford Bulls face DMP Sharks.
Aylesford Bulls kicked off the competition with a disappointing performance at home to Champ North winners Waterloo, losing 7-19. They then drew 17-17 with their final opposition DMP Sharks when the Cup resumed at the end of the league season. Aylesford followed this up with a win away at Bristol, 24-29, before being handed a walkover by Thurrock in the final round. They finished 4th in their pool and qualified for the plate semi-final against Lichfield. Having narrowly lost in the league at home, Aylesford were keen for the challenge. A positive whole team performance saw them victorious 3-24.
DMP Sharks started their Cup competition with a walkover against Thurrock but beat Bristol at home and claimed a vital losing bonus point against Richmond to claim 3rd place in the pool. Unfortunately their semi-final opposition Worcester were unable to field a team so they made it through to the final where they face Aylesford Bulls for the 4th time this season. The record is won 1, lost 1 drawn 1. Who will come out on top in this match?
The Senior Cup has Wasps making their 2nd appearance in as many years against their London rivals Saracens.
We asked Wasps what their most memorable moments from the Cup have been. “