Senior Competitions Blog
Tyrone Lawless, Chairman Senior Competitions
Phone: 07730 551081
Surrey Rugby runs a wide variety of Senior Competitions for Clubs with 7s, 10s, Touch, Walking Rugby, League Rugby and Knockout Cups on offer.
Complementing the league competitions arranged by the RFU, Surrey operates a very successful Reserve Leagues structure suitable for 2nd XVs, and lower teams, and also for that small number of 1st XVs that are not yet strong enough to compete in the RFU leagues. Then there are the 8 Cup competitions for Clubs at various levels of ability, and the annual 7-a-side festival held in July each year.
There is now a pre season 10s tournament running every year and will be held the week before league rugby starts. This is available for teams in Surrey 1-4, Reserve leagues and Vets.
We hold a successful under 21 waterfall cup competition throughout the season and this is aimed at helping clubs keep University based players still involved in their club at vital holiday times. Check it out here U21CUP.
As part of the under 21 offer we will be holding an under 21 7s tournament every session in the summer.
Men's Senior Reserve Leagues sponsored by:
In addition to the National and Regional league competitions organised by the RFU, Surrey Rugby arranges and administers very successful Reserve Leagues. They provide league based competitions aimed at 2nd, 3rd, and 4th XV teams.
They also provide a home to the few Clubs whose 1st XV is not yet strong enough to compete in the league competitions organised by the RFU. The Reserve league rules are tailored to the special need of Clubs running 2nd XV and other lower teams, and provide a greater degree of flexibility than RFU organised competitions.
The four teams who finish top of the regular league season will qualify for the league semi final playoffs and the winners of those playoffs will progress to the league Finals Day where there will be 10 league finals held and trophies will be presented to each winners and runners up.
Details can be found on the Reserve Leagues page. If you are interested in VETS rugby then join the VETS league.
RFU LEAGUES RESERVE LEAGUES
Senior Cup Competitions sponsored by:
Eight knock-out Cup competitions provide opportunities for Clubs of different standards. The Surrey Cup, Trophy, Shield, Bowl, Vase, Tankard and Surrey Ladies Cup competitions are sponsored by Incentive FM Ltd and are operated annually for clubs from Level 3 to Level 11 – a sensible competition for every Club. Look at the KO Cups.
This is aimed at the over fifties and is a fantastic game played with the aim of increasing skill and fitness, whilst ensuring fun is had by all.
Surrey Rugby will be holding an annual tournament and a pitch up and play for new players who have never played before or returning from a break from Rugby.
Touch Rugby Festival
We will hold an annual festival of touch rugby and all teams within surrey are allowed to enter the various levels that we will be offerings. From elite first team to family fun.
Touch Rugby summer Leagues
We aim to set up summer touch leagues on a monthly basis where clubs travel to other clubs to play a round robin based format over 4 evenings in may, June, July and August.
For clubs looking for friendly fixtures throughout the season you can access the following fixture exchanges through here.
E mail exchange; E mail the following link and it will reach over 300 teams in the London and South East who may also be looking for a fixture. firstname.lastname@example.org
To join the group and engage in discussions on the forum for fixtures then click here; https://groups.google.com/group/london-and-se-fixture-secretaries
We will regularly update the competitions section with pictures, match reports, and communications newsletters so please keep an eye on this section throughout the season and summer.