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Your News Hereford to face holders in National Colts Cup

HEREFORD have been drawn against the holders Bedford Blues in the fourth round of the Investabroad Properties.

Hereford beat Nuneaton 22-7 in the third round have now landed a plum home tie against the defending champions which must be played on or before February 5.

Bedford are bidding to win the competition for the fifth time in six seasons. Their last defeat in the cup was against Hinckley three seasons ago and they booked their place in this seasons by beating Leighton Buzzard 29-7.

Moseley, winners of the inaugural National Colts Cup in 1998, have been drawn at home to Old Northamptonians after their 29-5 win at Walsall in the third round.

Market Harborough will entertain Wolverhampton and Burton will host Paviors in the other fourth round ties involving Midlands clubs.

The Investabroad Properties National Colts Cup was introduced in 1997/98 as part of the East Midlands RUs centenary celebrations.

A Plate competition for clubs beaten in rounds one to three of the Cup was introduced two years later.

Both competitions have grown in strength and popularity and are still administered by East Midlands RU.

Investabroad Properties National Colts Cup

Third round (Midlands): Hereford 22 Nuneaton 7, Burton 34 Kenilworth 16, Walsall 5 Moseley 29, Wolverhampton 22 Worcester Wanderers 18, Leighton Buzzard 7 Bedford Blues 29, Paviors 17 Market Bosworth 8, Scunthorpe 6 Old Northamptonians 21, Oadby Wyggestonians 8 Market Harborough 28.

Fourth round draw (Midlands): Moseley v Old Northamptonians, Hereford v Bedford Blues, Market Harborough v Wolverhampton, Burton v Paviors. Ties to be played on or before February 5.

Investabroad Properties National Colts Plate:

Round 3A (Midlands): Syston v Leighton Buzzard. Ties to be played by December 4,

Round 3B (Midlands): Old Halesonians v Birmingham & Solihull, Dudley Kingswinford v Lichfield, Walsall v Derby, Rugby Lions v Bromsgrove, Barkers Butts v Worcester Wanderers, Wellesbourne v Kenilworth, Stourbridge v Whitchurch, Lutterworth v Northampton BBOB, Ampthill v Kettering, Market Bosworth v Oundle, Northampton Old Scouts v Wellingborough, Coalville v Loughborough, Hinckley v Syston or Leighton Buzzard, Oadby Wyggestonians v Melton Mowbray, Scunthorpe v Luton. Ties to be played by January 15.

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