NLD 2nd XV Knockout Competition

Following the receipt of expressions of interest the NLD Senior Competitions Committee have decided to run a 2nd XV knockout competition as a trial in season 2019-20.

This will be split into two competitions, the Senior Challenge Shield and the Junior Challenge Shield.

Regulations are still being drawn up for these competitions (these will be circulated and published when ready) but the competitions are generally aimed at players who are not regulars in their club 1st XV.

Match cards will be provided on the website for download and both clubs will need to complete these following the match.

The play on dates have been agreed as the following, but if clubs mutually agree to play earlier or midweek etc. then this will be acceptable.

R1: Sat 21st September 2019

QF: Sat 19th October 2019

SF: Sat 30th November 2019

Finals: Sat 14th March 2020.


The draw for the first round is;

Senior Challenge Shield

Round 1

Melbourne 2 v Derby 2
Ashbourne 2 BYE
Dronfield 2 v Matlock 2
Ashfield 2 BYE
Newark 2 v Market Rasen 2
Lincoln 2 BYE
Mansfield 2 v Casuals 2
Southwell 2 BYE

Junior Challenge Shield

Round 1

Derby 3 v Melbourne 3
Bakewell 2 v Ashbourne 3
Mellish 2 v Ashfield 3
Tupton 2 v Moderns 2
East Retford 2 v Mansfield 3
Gainsborough 2 v Newark 3
Sleaford 2 v Spalding 2
Skegness 2 v Boston 2