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This year the Competition will be U22 to enable those players who have dropped back a year at College/Uni due to the pandemic to take part.

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 18th 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.




  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

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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
2018-19 Old Reigatian RFC
2021-22 Old Reigatian 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)

document 2018 19 COMPETITION STATS Under 21 (27 KB)

Under 21 Competition Cover

This season's competition is being run through GMS! For all the results, fixtures and competition tables click here


UNDER 21 Latest News

07 May 2019
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Under 21
Registrations are now open for the 2019-20 season's Under 21 John Douglas Competition.  If you would like to take part, you've got until Friday 31st May 2019 to book your place. All information and contacts for the competition, can be found...
28 April 2019
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Under 21
​Surrey Rugby Competitions Under 21s Tournament:2018-2019 A B C D E F Guildford Cobham Old Reigatians Richmond Weybridge Vandals Old Cats Sutton & Epsom KCS OB's Reeds Weybridge Camberley Chobham Old Johnians Old Ruts Battersea Ironsides Wimbledo...
12 April 2019
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Under 21
Download the attached flyer for all the details of the 2019 U21 Cup Finals.   Download PDF File Here...
11 February 2019
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Senior Competitions
Under 21
Club Surrey (Patrons)
SEMI FINALS FOR 2018/19 JOHN DOUGLAS CUP Guildford V Richmond  AND  Old Reigatian V Cobham PLATE Sutton & Epsom V Camberley AND  KCS V Reeds Weybridge SHIELD Esher V Old Rutlishians  AND ...
05 January 2019
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Under 21
The Under 21 John Douglas Cup Competition is now live on GMS. All fixtures, results and competition tables will now appear via To follow all the action for this season's competition, click here!...