Norfolk semi-finals day provides exciting new incentive for local rugby teams

Craig Edwards gets West Norfolk moving forward during their 53-32 win at Upminster last weekend. Pho

Craig Edwards gets West Norfolk moving forward during their 53-32 win at Upminster last weekend. Photo: SUBMITTED - Credit: Archant

There will be an extra incentive for the teams competing in various Norfolk Cup semi-finals tomorrow afternoon.

For the first time all the finals will be played at the same venue on the same day, with Little Melton-based Crusaders hosting a festival of knock-out action sponsored by Woodfordes Brewery on Saturday, May 7.

The move has been designed to give the county competitions a shot in the arm following a number of lean years blighted by teams withdrawing and should add a touch spice to the six matches taking place at the weekend.

In the Junior Cup Thetford and Dereham both have home advantage as they take on teams from higher leagues in the shape of West Norfolk and Lowestoft & Yarmouth respectively.

It's a similar scenario in the Norfolk Plate, with Fakenham hosting Wymondham, while in the other semi-final Norwich Medics take on UEA.


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In the new Second Team Cup the match-ups are Wymondham II v North Walsham II and Holt II v West Norfolk II.

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