23rd October 2018, 10:27 | university

England Universities Rugby League Regional Trial Dates and Venues Announced

England Universities Rugby League Regional Trial Dates and Venues Announced

Following last week's announcement of the Regional coaching and management teams, England Universities Rugby League have announced the dates, times and venues for the trials for their six regional sides.

The regional sides are the first rung on the England Universities ladder, with players selected for the region in which they are studying, with a round of inter-regional games:

  • North West v North East
  • Midlands v Yorkshire
  • South East v South West

Following the inter-regional games, players are selected for their Origin side, with Midlands, South East and South West aligning to the South and North West, North East and Yorkshire aligning to the North, with the University Origin Match taking place in early 2019, leading to the final England squad being selected.

All students who wish to trial need to register their interest by clicking below:

 England Universities RL Regional Trials 

and will be contacted by a member of their region's coaching and management team.

"We've had a great response from players signing up for the trials so far," explained Richard Tate, England Universities Head Coach.

"With a couple of weeks to go, our regional coaching and management teams will now be contacting players to make arrangements for the trials and we are looking forward to seeing what all of the players who trial can offer to the national side.

"I'd still encourage players who want to trial to make sure they are signed up to make sure their regions can get in touch with them and ensure they have all the details they need."

Full details of the trials are as follows:

  • North East: Sunday 4th November, 10am start, Gateshead International Stadium
  • Yorkshire: Saturday 3rd November, 12.30pm start, Leeds Rugby Academy
  • North West: Saturday 3rd November, 11.00am start, Langworthy Reds RLFC
  • Midlands: Sunday 4th November, 10.30am start, University of Leicester Playing Fields
  • South East: Saturday 3rd November, 10.30am start, St Mary's University (Twickenham)
  • South West: Saturday 3rd November, 12.00pm start, University of Bath