Staffordshire Senior Cup (rugby union)

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Staffordshire Senior Cup
SportRugby Union
Instituted1976; 43 years ago (1976)
Number of teams8
Country England
HoldersBurton (8th title) (2018-19)
Most titlesLichfield (13 titles)
WebsiteStaffordshire RU website

The Staffordshire Senior Cup is an annual rugby union knock-out club competition organized by the Staffordshire Rugby Union. It was first introduced during the 1976-77 season, with the inaugural winners being Walsall.[1] It is the most important rugby union cup competition in Staffordshire, ahead of the Staffordshire Intermediate Cup and Staffordshire Owen Cup.

The Senior Cup is open to club sides based in Staffordshire and parts of the West Midlands playing in tier 5 (Midlands Premier), tier 6 (Midlands 1 West) and tier 7 (Midlands 2 West (North)) of the English rugby union system. The current format is a knock-out competition with a first round, semi finals and a final played at a neutral ground in April-May.[2]

Staffordshire Senior Cup winners[edit]

Staffordshire Senior Cup Finals
Season Winner Score Runners–up Venue
1976-77 Walsall
1977-78 Walsall
1978-79 Lichfield
1979-80 Walsall
1980-81 Walsall
1981-82 Lichfield
1982-83 Walsall
1983-84 Lichfield
1984-85 Lichfield
1985-86 Lichfield
1986-87 Lichfield
1987-88 Wolverhampton
1988-89 Stafford
1989-90 Lichfield
1990-91 Lichfield
1991-92 Burton
1992-93 Stoke-on-Trent
1993-94 Walsall
1994-95 Walsall
1995-96 Stoke-on-Trent
1996-97[3] Lichfield Longton
1997-98 Longton 15-10 Stafford Peel Croft, Burton On Trent
1998-99 Walsall
1999-00[3] Burton Longton
2000-01 Walsall
2001-02 Walsall
2002-03 Walsall
2003-04 Longton
2004-05[3] Burton Longton
2005-06 Longton
2006-07 Longton
2007-08[4] Longton 17-3 Stoke-on-Trent Trentham Fields, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent
2008-09[5] Longton 44-15 Stafford The Sportsway, Burntwood
2009-10[6] Longton 22-10 Burton Hartwell Lane, Barlaston
2010-11[7] Lichfield 24-22 Burton Broadway Ground, Walsall
2011-12[8] Burton 34-22 Tamworth Cooke Fields, Lichfield
2012-13[9] Lichfield 31-16 Tamworth Broadway Ground, Walsall
2013-14[10] Lichfield 50-18 Walsall Lilleshall Road, Clayton, Newcastle-Under-Lyme
2014-15[11] Burton 39-38 Stoke-on-Trent Bognop Road, Essington
2015-16[12] Lichfield 39-19 Burton The Sportsway, Burntwood
2016-17[13] Burton 27-24 Longton Cooke Fields, Lichfield
2017-18[14] Burton N/A[a 1] Longton N/A

[1]

Number of wins[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Burton won the final by default as Longton were unable to raise a team.[14]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Previous Winners". Staffordshire RU. Retrieved 13 September 2017.
  2. ^ "County Cups 2017/2018". Staffordshire RU. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  3. ^ a b c "Playing History". Longton Rugby. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  4. ^ "CONGRATULATION LONGTON". Longton Rugby. Retrieved 14 September 2017.
  5. ^ "Longton Rugby Club win Staffordshire Cup". Stoke Sentinel. 14 April 2009.
  6. ^ "Staffs Cup Final defeat". Burton RFC (Pitchero). 17 April 2010.
  7. ^ "Staffordshire Senior Cup success for Lichfield RUFC". Lichfield Live. 26 April 2011.
  8. ^ "Silverware for Burton". Burton RFC (Pitchero). 13 May 2012.
  9. ^ "LICHFIELD RFC 31 TAMWORTH 16". Tamworth Herald. 24 May 2013.
  10. ^ "Lichfield rugby aces complete double by brushing Walsall aside to lift Staffs Cup". Lichfield Mercury. 29 April 2014.
  11. ^ "Final Kick drama". Burton RFC (Pitchero). 25 April 2015.
  12. ^ "Brave Burton performance in Staffordshire Cup Final". Burton RFC (Pitchero). 23 April 2016.
  13. ^ "A Fantastic Day!". Burton RFC (Pitchero). 29 April 2017.
  14. ^ a b "Burton crowned Staffordshire Senior County Cup winners for the second successive season". Burton RFC (Pitchero). 22 April. Check date values in: |date= (help)

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