Senior Cup Competition

This weekend sees the start of the Senior Cup competition. In a change from the previous format, 12 teams will play in 2 pools of 6 with the top 2 in each pool progressing to a semi-final in March .

The 8 Premiership teams are joined by 4 Championship teams; Camphill and Waterloo from the North division, Trojans and Thurrock from the South. The competition gives the clubs an opportunity to develop players as England EPS members are unavailable for the majority of matches.

Pool 1 Pool 2
Camphill Aylesford
Lichfield Bristol
Saracens Darlington Mowden Park
Trojans Richmond
Wasps Thurrock
Worcester Waterloo


In the first round of matches in pool 1 last season’s runners up Wasps welcome Lichfield, Saracens face Camphill at home and Trojans take on Worcester. In pool 2 last season’s winners Richmond open their campaign away to Premiership rivals Bristol, Thurrock host DMP Sharks and Aylesford welcome Waterloo.

After this weekend, the Cup has a short break before resuming during the 6 Nations window. The dates for your diary are;

Round 2 – 8th February 2015

Round 3 – 22nd February 2015

Round 4 – 1st March 2015

Round 5 – 8th March 2015

Semi Final – 15th March 2015

Final –Saturday 11th April 2015

Alongside the Senior Cup, 2 other Cup competitions will be running. The Imtermediate Cup features 32 teams from the Championship leagues (1 & 2). The Junior Cup features 64 teams from the National Challenge leagues (1, 2 & 3). All the finals will be held at the same venue on the 11th April and we hope to bring you the results of each round as they happen.

Intermidiate Cup Fixtures;

Ormskirk v Carlisle
Moseley v West Bridgford
Altrincham Kersal v Loughborough
West Park Leeds v Deeping Devils
Sheffield v Novocastrians
Preston Grasshoppers v Manchester
Shelford v Lakenham Hewitt
Darlington v Eccles
Reading v Beckenham
Ashford v Henley
Romford Gidea Park v Old Albanians
Blackheath v Bath
Rosslyn Park v Supermarine
Plymouth Albion v Bye
Hove v Hampstead
Cheltenham v Hammersmith & Fulham

Junior Cup Fixtures;

Southport v Garstang
York R I v Sefton
Kendal v Doncaster
Sunderland v Halifax
Liverpool Collegiate v Scunthorpe
Bideford v Gloucester / Hartpury
Devizes v Old Redcliffians
Chipping Sodbury v Tewkesbury
Dursley v Newent
North Petherton v Cullompton
Keresley v Old Leamingtonians
Ashfield v Peterborough
Sutton Coldfield v Old Newtonians
Dudley Kinswinford v Leighton Buzzard
Olney v Lutterworth
Witney v Westbury
Derby v Essington / Cannock
Chester v Warley
Mellish v Rugby Lions
Wymondham v Stanford Le Hope
Ellingham & Ringwood v Tabard / Hitchin
Harlequins v Crowthorne
Canterbury v East London
Reading Abbey v Newbury
Bletchley v Worthing
Lewes v Hackney
Medway v Guildford
Harwich & Dovercourt v Bury St Edmunds
Hampstead II v Teddington Antlers
Windsor v Southampton
Harlow v Bye
Tonbridge Juddians v Haringey Rhinos