Reserve and Merit Leagues 2018/2019



 Midlands Reserve League Division 1:

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

Midlands Reserve League Division 2: 

Bournville 2,   Lichfield 2,   Birm/Mos Aca,   Old Hales 2,   Sutton Coldfield 2, Stourbridge Lions 2,   Newbold 2,   Camp Hill 2,   Wolverhampton 2,                    Dudley Kings 2,    Bromsgrove 2,    Droitwich 2

Midlands Reserve League Division 3:

Dudley Wasps,   Droitwich 2,   Worcester 2,  Walsall 2   Harborne 2,    Old Halesonians 3,   Spartans 2,   Hereford 2,   Bromsgrove 3,   Bridgnorth 3,   Ludlow 2,   Evesham 2, Veseyans 2


1. Walsall and Bournville have swapped leagues 26/10 

2. 4/11 - Woodrush have been replaced by Wolverhampton 3rds in Div3

3. 13/2 - Wolverhampton 3rds withdrew  

4. FEB - Birm/Sol and Newport 2's withdrew from DIV 1 




Staffordshire  League Division 1: 

Stafford Dev,     Shrewsbury 2,     Stoke 2,     Ashbourne 2,     Tamworth 2,    Whittington,    Gnosall,     St Leonards,        Willenhall 2,      Wednesbury 2 

Note: Oct 29th - Telford have withdrawn from the League 

Staffordshire  League Division 2:

Burntwood 2,   Cannock 2,   Burton Dev,   Stone,   Rugeley 2.  Lichfield 3,          Walsall 3,  Longton 2,   Leek 3,   Essington 2,   Stafford 3,   Uttoxeter 2,              andsworth 2

Staffordshire Merit 

Staffordshire Colts Transistion League 


Staffordshire Merit League organiser:

Stuart Davies, tel: 07921 646705, 


Mids Reserve Leagues Cups.

This years finals day will again  at Sutton Coldfield RFC on Saturday 27th April (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 -   


Nuneaton L v W Newport,        Bridgnorth L v W Luctonians

Broadstreet W v L Birn/Sol,      Syston W v L Banbury 


 Newport 12 v 7 Derby,            Syston 14 v 17 Towcester

Broadstreet 12 v 56 Hinckley,    Luctonians 36 v 27Burton 


Towcester v Hinckley      Newport L v W Luctonians 

FINAL:- (27th April Sutton Coldfield TBC)

 Luctonians v

DIV 2 -

Round 1 - (10th November

Wolverhampton 35 v 15 Droitwich,     Bromsgrove  27 v 5 Dudley Kings 

Lichfield W v L Newbold,                  Old Hales L v W Birm/Mos Aca 


Round 2

1. Bournville L v W Wolverhampton      2. Bromsgrove W v L Stour Lions

3. Sutton Cold 25 v 41 Lichfield               

4. Birm/Mos 22 v 36 Camp Hill 


Semi-Finals  16th March

Lichfield. 25 v 21 Wolverhampton. 

Bromsgrove. 40 v  14 Camp Hill. 

Final:    (27th April Sutton Coldfield 2:00pm KO 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