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2018-19 UNDER 21 COMPETITION


The History of the Surrey Under 21 Cup

In the Christmas holiday of 2005, three clubs (Old Reigatian, Dorking and Sutton & Epsom,) played a series of Under 21 matches, as clubs began to realise that with the success and growth of junior rugby there were many players, who had come through the junior ranks, wanting to play for their clubs against the old rivals and new university mates. Such was the enthusiasm from the players that these three clubs and Effingham & Leatherhead decided to start a Cup competition in 2006/07.

Played over the Christmas break with the final two games taking place simultaneously at Old Reigatians, it was the hosts who won the inaugural Cup. The following year the same four clubs competed with Sutton & Epsom winning. In 2009/10 news of the competition spread, the entrants expanded to twelve clubs and in time the Plate, Shield and Bowl trophies were introduced so that all teams had the opportunity to play competitive rugby through the season.

This growth has continued to this year where we had twenty three sides enter.

Such has been the success of the competition, there are now two tiers (the John Douglas and Development Tier) with seven trophies to offer competitive rugby to the clubs throughout the season. Several clubs today have the bulk of their squads based around players who started out at Under 21 level, as well as using this as a method of recruiting new players through the university connections of their existing players.

Now in our 13th season, the benefits of providing an extra level of competitive rugby at this period of transition to senior rugby have been plenty and much praise goes to Surrey Rugby for their total support while managing the RFU Under 20 and 23 Level competitions.

Administrators

  Name  Email Telephone
Under 21 Cup Anthony Shenton Click Here 07725 038827
Under 21 Cup Phil Smith Click Here 07976 276250
Under 21 7s Anthony Shenton Click Here 07725 038827

Past Winners

Season  Club
2006-07  Old Reigatian RFC
2007-08 Sutton & Epsom RFC
2008-09 Sutton & Epsom RFC
2009-10 Dorking RFC
2010-11 Richmond FC
2011-12 Chipstead RFC
2012-13 Richmond FC
2013-14 Cobham RFC
2014-15 Cobham RFC
2015-16 Cobham RFC
2016-17 Richmond FC
2017-18 Cobham RFC

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Group Results: The John Douglas Cup Competition


The Under 21 Competition adheres to the same rules as other Surrey Knock Out competitions, with some additions, so please ensure you are familiar with all rules as detailed below: 

document UNDER 21 JOHN DOUGLAS CUP COMPETITION Additional rules (12 KB)

document Surrey KO Rules 2018 2019 (47 KB)

spreadsheet U21 Results Card (36 KB)

Group A

Teams

Played

Win

Draw

Loss

TB

LB

PF

PA

PD

Points

Sutton & Epsom RFC                    
Effingham & Leatherhead RFC                    
Guildford RFC  1  1                
Old Rutlishians RFC  1                

Group B

Teams

Played

Win

Draw

Loss

TB

LB

PF

PA

PD

Points

Cobham RFC                    
Old Guildfordians RFC                    
Battersea Ironsides RFC                    
KCS Old Boys RFC                    

Group C

Teams

Played

Win

Draw

Loss

TB

LB

PF

PA

PD

Points

Old Reigatian RFC                    
Reeds Weybridge RFC                    
Dorking RFC                    
Wimbledon RFC                    

Group D

Teams

Played

Win

Draw

Loss

TB

LB

PF

PA

PD

Points

Richmond FC                    
Esher RFC                    
Old Walcountians RFC                    
Camberley RFC                    

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Group Results: Development Tier Competition

Group E

Teams

Played

Win

Draw

Loss

TB

LB

PF

PA

PD

Points

Chipstead RFC                    
Chobham RFC                    
Farnham RUFC                    
Weybridge Vandals RFC                    

Group F

Teams

Played

Win

Draw

Loss

TB

LB

PF

PA

PD

Points

Old Caterhamians RFC                    
Old Blues RFC                    
Old Johnians RCF                    

UNDER 21 Latest News

06 September 2018
Latest News
Surrey News
Under 21
Having been postponed from last season due to the weather, the John Douglas U21 Cup Competition final was eventually played at Esher RFC, Wednesday 29th August. Cobham RFC beat Richmond FC in a thrilling final by 44 - 34. Cobham w...
05 August 2018
Latest News
Surrey News
Under 21
The 2017-18 Under 21 John Douglas Cup Final, which unfortunately had to be rescheduled due to extreme weather, is set for Wednesday 29th August 2018.The competition will see Cobham RFC v Richmond FC in the final at Esher RFC, KO 7.00pm...