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North Midlands Cup

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Newport 2nd half try in North Midlands Cup Final 13 May 2018

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Bromsgrove Rugby Club 1st try vs Newport North Midlands Cup Final 13/05/18

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East Midlands v North Midlands Clip 1

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RA Camp 2019 | North West v Midlands Girls - P2

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Finals Day - Midlands Conference Cup 4K

The North Midlands Cup is an annual rugby union knock-out cup club competition organised by the North Midlands Rugby Football Union and was first contested during the 1971-72 season with the inaugural cup being won by the now defunct Birmingham Police, who beat Evesham at the final held at The Reddings in Birmingham. It is currently open for clubs ranked in tier 5-6 of the English rugby union system that fall under the North Midlands RFU umbrella, including sides based in Birmingham and the West Midlands, Herefordshire, Shropshire and Worcestershire. Originally the North Midlands Cup was the sole cup competition in the region but in 2001 and 2005, the North Midlands Shield and North Midlands Vase competitions were introduced for lower ranked clubs. A further change in 2014 saw the introduction of a 'Plate' competition for sides eliminated in the early stages of the cup.