Reserve and Merit Leagues 2017/2018



 Midlands Reserve League Division 1:

Luctonians 2, Nuneaton 2, Old Halesonians 2, Burton A, Birm/Solihull , Hinckley 2, Syston 2, Newbold 2, Derby 2, Towcester 2, Banbury 2, Newport

Midlands Reserve League Division 2: 

Walsall 2, Lichfield 2, Hereford 2, Veseyans 2, Sutton Coldfield 2,  Stourbridge Lions 2, Bridgnorth 2, Camp Hill 2, Wolverhampton 2, Broadstreet 2, Dudley Kings 2, Bromsgrove 2, Bournville 2

Midlands Reserve League Division 3:

Dudley Wasps, Droitwich 2, Old Salts 2, Nuneaton 3, Worcester 2, Sutton Coldfield 3, Harborne 2, Woodrush 2. Old Halesonians 3




Staffordshire  Reserve League Division 1: 

Stafford Dev,  Shrewsbury 2, Stoke 2, Handsworth 2, Longton 2, Burntwood 2, Leek 2, Telford 2, Tamworth 2

Staffordshire Reserve League Division 2:

Willenhall 2, Aldridge 2, Cannock 2, Burton B, Wednesbury 2, Barton 2, Stone, Whittington, Rugeley 2. 

Staffordshire Merit Division 1: 

Leek 3, Stafford 3,  Newcastle 3, Birmingham Barbarians, Wolverhampton 3, Willenhall 3, Uttoxeter 2, Lichfield 3, Essington 2, Walsall 3,  St Leonards 2 

Note 30/8/17 - Willenhall 3 replaces Bloxwich 2.   11/10/17 WAP withdrew

Staffordshire Colts Transistion League 

Burntwood, Leek, Pinley, Rugeley/Gnosall, Stoke, Tamworth, Wolverhampton 

Staffordshire Merit League organiser:

Stuart Davies, tel: 07921 646705, 


Mids Reserve Leagues Cups.

this years finals day will be on Saturday 28th April at Sutton Coldfield RFC. We realize that some of the level 4 clubs will have 1st XV games but there are no reserve league games on that day.

Note:all league games to be completed by 21st April as League awards will be presented at the Cup Finals. Games not played will be be recorded as void.

Please put the date in your diary as we need to make some decisions regarding next season especially with regard to the compositions of the 3 divisions which may affect your club . Further details will follow nearer the time

DIV 1 -   

Round 1- (7th October) if you wish to play a double header with your league game in September to save travelling that is fine as long as you let Bill Worth know beforehand

Newport 2 41 v 21 Newbold 2          Banbury 2  12 v 31 Towcester 2

Old Hales 2 17 v 29 Burton A            Syston 2 17 v  27 Birm/Sol 2 

Round 2 - (18th November)

Luctonians 2 15 v 5 Burton 2

Hinckley 2 45 v 26 Towcester 2

Birm/Soll 2  L v W Newport 2

Derby 2 25 v 17 Nuneaton 2 


Newport2 v Hinckley

Derby 2 v Luctonians 

FINAL:- (28th April Sutton Coldfield)


DIV 2 -

Round 1 - (7th October) (3 byes - Lichfield, Broadstreet, Bournville)

Hereford 2 20 v 14 Stourbridge Lions 2 

Wolverhampton 2 40 v 27 Bromsgrove  2

Dudley Kingswinford 2 22 v 23 Bridgnorth 2        Walsall 45 v 3 Veseyans 2

Sutton Coldfield 2 20 v 25 Camp Hill 2 


Round 2 - (18th November)

Lichfield 2 20 v 33 Camp Hill 2

Walsall 2   29 v 28 Broadstreet 2 

Hereford 2  W v L Bournville 2

Bridgnorth 2 20 v 17 Wolverhampton 2  


Walsall W v L Hereford

Camp Hill 10  v 17 Bridgnorth 

 Final:    (28th April Sutton Coldfield 2:00pm KO)      


League Cup Rules for the Midlands Reserve Leagues:

Where appropriate the published league rules will apply.

  • All games to be played in accordance with the Laws of the game as laid down by the Rugby Football Union (RFU).
  • Cup matches to use Society Referees, home team to arrange.
  • Open draws to be made prior to each round with the first club drawn being the home side.
  • A maximum of 5 (Five) NOMINATED replacements will be allowed in any match. At least one front row replacement should be available either on the bench or field of play at the start of the game.This ensures that the game does not immediately go to uncontested at the first injury to a front row. Rolling substitutes are allowed with 8 changes in total within the game. We expect clubs to field up to 5 subs but if both clubs agree BEFORE THE AWAY TEAM TRAVEL that they wish to have more t then this is ok as long as the League Sec is informed beforehand.
  • In the event of a tie after 10mins each way extra time, the team with most tries progresses, if tries are equal then the away team progress. 
  • In the final if result still ties the first score in the match is declared the winner.
  • If the cup match is played as a double header with the corresponding league match there will be no extra time and the team with the most tries is declared the winner, if equal on tries the away team progresses.
  • Results should be emailed to and to
  • See for results, fixtures and copies of rules.










League Rules:

Midlands Reserve Leagues

SRU Merits/Leagues



Midlands Reserve Leagues


 HOME TEAMS : Please ensure results are with the respective league secretary by 6:00pm on the day after the game. Also please note that the league secretary should be notified of all games either cancelled or called off.  

 Midland Reserve Leagues: 

Div. 1 - Bill Worth, tel: 07926 447478,          

Div. 2 - John Atkin, tel; 01543 472605,

Div. 3- Alan Danks  tel: 07836 342944              


 Staffordshire Leagues: 

2nd team Div 1 - Stuart Davies.

mobile: 07921 646705,  


2nd team Div 2 - Andy Kavanagh,

tel: 07830 220044,


Merit 1 - Andy Dodd,

tel: 07860 454392,


 All rearranged games must be played by April 28nd, as final league positions will be taken on Sunday 29th April 

BONUS POINT awarded for on time delivery by Home team of results in the Staffordshire reserve Leagues