Colts National Cup Final

Holders Bedford Blues will meet Nuneaton in all-Midlands clash in the final of the English Clubs Colts Cup at Northampton Saints' Franklin's Gardens Ground on Monday May 5.

Bedford booked their place in the final by beating London Welsh 18-8 at Goldington Road while Nuneaton beat Dudley Kingswinford 14-5 in their semi-final.

In the English Clubs Colts Plate, Bishops Stortford, who won the competition three years ago, will meet Newbury in the final at Northampton on May 5.

Newbury edged out Old Coventrians 23-22 while Bishops Stortford beat Blaydon 29-7.

The English Clubs Colts Cup is run by the East Midlands RFU who introduced the competition in 1997/98 as part of their centenary celebrations.

The Plate was introduced in 1999/2000 for sides beaten in rounds one to three of the Cup.

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English Club Colts Cup:

Semi-finals:
Bedford Blues 18 London Welsh 8
Nuneaton 14 Dudley Kingswinford 5

Final:
Bedford Blues v Nuneaton
(To be played at Northampton Saints RFC on May 5)

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English Clubs Colts Plate:

Semi-finals:
Old Coventrians 22 Newbury 23
Bishops Stortford 29 Blaydon 7

Final:
Newbury v Bishops Stortford
(To be played at Northampton Saints RFC on May 5)

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