Cup Matches

Midland Counties Cup Matches (1886-1920)

National Cup Matches (1971-2009, 2018-____)

National Cup Preliminary Matches (1975-1978)

British & Irish Cup Matches (2009-2018)

Up to and including end of 2019/20 season.


SeasonCompetitionRound ReachedOpponents
1885/86Midland Counties CupRound 3Woodsetton Dudley, Moseley
1886/87Midland Counties CupRound 3Wolverhampton, Rugby
1887/88Did not enter
1888/89Did not enter
1889/90Midland Counties CupRound 1Leamington
1890/91Midland Counties CupRound 1Old Edwardians
1891/92Midland Counties CupSemi-finalStratford-on-Avon, Worcester, Coventry
1892/93Midland Counties CupRound 3Ashby de la Zouche, Leicester Swifts, Moseley
1893/94Midland Counties CupRound 3Handsworth, Moseley
1894/95Did not enter
1895/96Did not enter
1896/97Did not enter
1897/98Did not enter
1898/99Did not enter
1899/1900Did not enter
1900/01Did not enter
1901/02Midland Counties CupRound 2Moseley Harlequins, Stratford-on-Avon
1902/03Midland Counties CupRound 2Old Edwardians, Handsworth*
1903/04Midland Counties CupRound 1Leicester
1904/05Midland Counties CupRunners-upBurton, Aston Old Edwardians, Stratford-on-Avon, Leicester
1905/06Midland Counties CupWinnersOld Edwardians, Nuneaton, Stoneygate, MOSELEY
1906/07Midland Counties CupRound 3Rugby, Coventry
1907/08Midland Counties CupRound 3Stratford-upon-Avon
1908/09Midland Counties CupQuarter-finalMedway Athletic, South Wigston, Nuneaton
1909/10Midland Counties CupRound 2Coventry Trinity Guild, Leicester Fosse Road
1910/11Midland Counties CupQuarter-finalCamp Hill Old Edwardians, Syston Street Old Boys, Moseley
1911/12Midland Counties CupRound 2Bourneville, Syston Street Old Boys
1912/13Midland Counties CupRound 2Oadby, Belgrave Premium Works
1913/14Midland Counties CupRound 2Rugby
1919/20Midland Counties CupRound 2Burton

Note:      * Lost after extra time


SeasonCompetitionRound ReachedOpponents
1971/72John Player CupRound 2Leicester, Coventry
1972/73John Player CupRound 1Coventry
1973/74John Player CupRound 1Saracens
1974/75John Player CupRound 1Sale
1975/76John Player CupRound 1Moseley
1976/77Did not qualify
1977/78John Player CupRound 3Wakefield
1978/79Did not qualify
1979/80John Player CupRound 4Northampton, Harlequins
1980/81John Player CupQuarter-finalBirmingham, Derby, Camp Hill, Bath, Gosforth
1981/82John Player CupRound 3Sale
1982/83John Player Special CupQuarter-finalLiverpool, St Ives, Coventry
1983/84John Player Special CupSemi-finalSolihull, Newark, Stourbridge, Moseley, London Scottish, Bath
1984/85John Player Special CupRound 4Northampton, London Welsh
1985/86John Player Special CupQuarter-finalSouthend, Wakefield, Wasps**
1986/87John Player Special CupRound 4Lydney, Wasps
1987/88John Player Special CupRound 3Waterloo
1988/89Pilkington CupQuarter-finalBedford, Richmond, Harlequins
1989/90Pilkington CupQuarter-finalRosslyn Park, Orrell, Gloucester
1990/91Pilkington CupSemi-finalLondon Scottish, Richmond, London Irish, Harlequins*
1991/92Pilkington CupRound 3Bath
1992/93Pilkington CupRound 4Worcester, Coventry, Leicester
1993/94Pilkington CupRound 4Gloucester
1994/95Pilkington CupRound 4Bristol
1995/96Pilkington CupRound 5London Scottish, Gloucester
1996/97Pilkington CupRound 5London Scottish
1997/98Tetleys Bitter CupRound 2Doncaster
1998/99Tetleys Bitter CupRound 4Preston Grasshoppers, Wharfedale, Exeter
1999/2000Tetleys Bitter CupRound 4Stourbridge, Redruth, Manchester
2000/01Tetleys Bitter CupRound 2Morley
2001/02Powergen CupRound 2Dudley Kingswinford
2002/03Powergen CupRound 4Cleckheaton, Barking, London Welsh
2003/04Powergen CupRound 2Fylde
2004/05Powergen CupRound 4Newbury, Bristol
2005/06Powergen National TrophySemi-finalLydney, Blaydon, London Welsh, Harlequins
2006/07EDF Energy National TrophyRound 5Sedgley Park, Coventry
2007/08EDF Energy National TrophySemi-finalNewbury, London Welsh, Launceston, Exeter
2008/09EDF Energy National TrophySemi-finalBlaydon, Cornish Pirates, Mounts Bay, Leeds
2018/19Championship CupL3 Quarter-finalCoventry, Doncaster, Yorkshire ‘Leeds’, Ealing
2019/20Championship CupL1 Semi-final…Cornish Pirates, London Scottish, Yorkshire ‘Leeds’, Doncaster, Ealing

Note:      *             Lost after extra time

               **           Lost on ‘away’ rule, scores still level after extra time

Up to and including end of 2019/20 season.

Introduction of the Midland Merit Table in 1972/73, which consisted of 9 Clubs Bedford, Birmingham, Coventry, Leicester, Moseley, Northampton, Nottingham Nuneaton and Rugby, resulted in the top 5 teams automatically qualifying for the following seasons National Cup with the bottom 4 having to qualify through a knock-out competition which required 3 wins from 3 matches for qualification.


SeasonCompetitionRound ReachedOpponents
1975/76John Player CupLeicester
1976/77John Player CupQualified - 77/78Rugby, Kettering, Birmingham
1977/78John Player CupBirmingham, Loughborough Colleges, Walsall


SeasonCompetitionRound ReachedOpponents
2009/10British & Irish CupL3Bristol, Coventry, Heriots, Munster ‘A’, Neath
2010/11British & Irish CupL4Bristol, Esher, Llanelli, Melrose, Munster ‘A’
2011/12British & Irish CupL2 Quarter-finalCurrie, Doncaster, Pontypridd, Rotherham - Cornish Pirates
2012/13British & Irish CupL1 Quarter-finalDoncaster, Llandovery, Melrose - Newcastle
2013/14British & Irish CupL3Munster ‘A’, Plymouth Albion, Stirling County
2014/15British & Irish CupL4Moseley, Munster ‘A’, Worcester
2015/16British & Irish CupL4Cardiff Blues Premiership Select, Cornish Pirates, London Welsh
2016/17British & Irish CupL3Leinster ‘A’, Scarlets Premiership Select, Richmond
2017/18British & Irish CupL3Bedford, Munster ‘A’, Ospreys Premiership Select