Reserve and Merit Leagues 2019/2020



 Midlands Reserve League Division 1:

Luctonians 2, Nuneaton 2, Bridgnorth 2, Burton A, Hinckley 2, Syston 2,  Derby 2,  Banbury 2,  Broadstreet 2, Lichfield 2, Bournville 2

Midlands Reserve League Division 2: 

Birmingham/Moseley 2, Old Halesonians 2,   Stourbridge Lions 2,  Newport 2,  Camp Hill 2, Wolverhampton 2,  Dudley Kings 2,    Bromsgrove 2,  Hereford 2, Birmingham Medics, Walsall 2

Midland Reserve League Division 3:

POOL 1   Bromsgrove 3, Worcester 2, Ludlow 2, Bridgnorth 3, Kidderminster 2, Malvern 2, Droitwich 2.

POOL 2  Newbold 2, Spartans 2, Harborne 2, Veseyans 2, Sutton Coldfield 2, Bournville 3, Old Lalesonians 3




Staffordshire  League Division 1: 

Stafford A,  Shrewsbury 2,  Stoke 2,  Ashbourne 2,   Tamworth 2,    , Whittington,    Gnosall,     St Leonards,  Stone,   Lichfield 3, Burntwood 2, Uttoxeter 2

Staffordshire  League Division 2 (WEST) :

Telford 2, Wolverhampton 3, Shrewsbury 3, Walsall 3, Willenhall 2, Wednesbury 2, Handsworth 2

Staffordshire League Division 2 (EAST) :

Burton Development,   Rugeley 2,   Tamworth 3,   Eccleshall 2,   Cannock 2, Leek 3, Stafford Bulldogs, Longton 2

Staffordshire Colts Transistion Programme 


Staffordshire Merit League organiser:

Stuart Davies, tel: 07921 646705, 


Mids Reserve Leagues Cups.

This years finals day will again  at Sutton Coldfield RFC on (TBC)

Note:all league games to be completed by 20th 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 and any rule revisions . Further details will follow nearer the time

DIV 1 -   

PRELIN ROUND: on or before 2nd Nov.

Bournville 2 v Bromsgrove 2      Syston 2 v Nuneaton 2

Broadstreet 2 v Bridgnorth 2 

QUARTER FINALS: on or before 30th Nov

Syston/Nuneaton v Hinckley      Lichfield v Burton

Bournville/Bromsgrove v Luctonians

Bridgnorth/Broadstreet v Derby 

SEMI FINALS: Sat 25th January

FINAL:- (TBC 18 or 25 April)

DIV 2 -

Round 1 - (2nd November

Walsall v Hereford         Newport v Old Hales

Evesham v Luctonians

Round 2 - (on or before 22nd February)

Walsall/Hereford v Dudley Kings

Camp Hill v Newport/Old Hales

Stour Lions v Wolverhampton

Bm Mos v Evesham/Luctonians 

Semi-Finals  14th March

Final:    (TBC)      

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: 

DIV 1 & 2

Please email results to both John Atkin and Stuart Davies on the email addresses below. 

Stuart Davies.

mobile: 07921 646705,  


John Atkin

(M) 07711 404339



 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