East Midlands to face defending champions

Defending champions North Midlands will meet East Midlands in the final of this season’s Midlands U18 Championship at the Super Sunday event at Broadstreet RFC on Sunday, December 4, kick-off 2.30pm.

North Midlands held off a spirited second half fightback from Staffordshire to hang on for a 34-32 win in their final group match at Stourbridge having earlier edged out Warwickshire in the first match of their title defence. East Midlands booked their place in the final by beating Notts, Lincs & Derbyshire 17-10 in their final group match at Newark. All six Midlands counties will be in action at Broadstreet, with all players again being assessed by Midlands selectors.

The Midlands selectors will then announce a squad for the first of two assessment days at Loughborough Grammar School on December 11.

The second assessment day will also be held at Loughborough GS on December 18 with the Divisional Festival taking place at Broadstreet from February 17-19.