26/03/23 | 1st Team
Preview of the Papa John’s Championship Cup 1st Game
With the Regional 1 North West League programme now completed and Lymm being crowned Champions, they are now taking part in the Regional 1 Championship Cup competition. This comprises of 16 teams, finishing in the top 3/4 league places in their respective Regional RFU Level 5 leagues.
Initially the 16 teams are to be split into 4 Pool leagues. Pools 1 & 2 comprise North and Midlands Region teams, 3 & 4 South West and East Region teams. Lymm are in Pool 1 and will play games against Bromsgrove (A) on Saturday 1st April; Blackburn (H) on Saturday 8th April; Heath (A) on Saturday 15th April. The 4 winners of each Pool league will then be drawn to play in the Semi-finals on Saturday 22nd April. The two winners will then compete in the final at Twickenham on Sunday 30th April.
This is probably the first time that we have played Bromsgrove, so little is known about the club. They are celebrating 150 years of rugby, so are well established. They run 3 teams like Lymm and the 1st XV play in Midlands Regional 1 League. This season they finished 4th having played 22 games with 13 wins, 1 draw and 8 losses.
The club will be putting on a coach for our players and spectators. If you would like to take the opportunity to travel on the coach please can you email Andy Leach by Wednesday lunchtime in order that we can make sure we have sufficient capacity.
So, lets support the boys on a possible journey to Twickenham – Bromsgrove is not too far – about 1hr 40mins drive – and your support would be most welcome. Information about the coach travel – pick-up timings and cost – will be advised in due course.