29th October 2019, 15:57 | therfl

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. This year all games take place on Saturday 30th November at the University of Birmingham as follows:​

  • ​1pm - Midlands v South East​
  • 3pm - North East v South West​
  • 5pm - Yorkshire v North 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, which takes place at Loughborough University on Saturday 1st February 2020, leading to the final England squad being selected.​

​All students who wish to trial need to register their interest by clicking HERE and will be contacted by a member of their region's coaching and management team.​

"As expected, we've had some great numbers signing for the trials" explained Adam Hughes, RFL Education Manager.​

"The regional teams will shortly be getting in touch with players to make arrangements for the trials and we're excited to see what the players have to offer for the national side.

​"I'd like to encourage players who want to trial to make sure they are signed so that the regional management teams can get in touch with them so that they have all the details they need."​

​Full details of the trials are as follows:​

  • North East:​
  • Sunday 10th November - 10.30am to 12.30pm - Northumbria University, Coach Lane Campus, East Coach Lane, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE7 7XA​
  • Yorkshire:​
  • Sunday 3rd November - 2.00pm to 4.00pm - Leeds Rugby Academy, Kirkstall, Leeds, LS5 3BW​
  • North West:
  • Saturday 2nd November - 10am to 12pm - Cadishead Rhinos, Lord's St, Cadishead, Manchester M44 5EH
  • Midlands:​
  • Sunday 3rd November - 10.00am to 11.30pm - University of Leicester, Stoughton Road Playing Fields, Leicester, LE2 4FS​
  • South East​:
  • Saturday 9th November - 10am to 11.30am - Main Campus Training Pitch, Sport St Mary's, St Mary's University, Waldegrave Road, TW1 4SX​
  • South West:​
  • Sunday 3rd November - 12.00pm to 1.30pm - Old Sulians RFC, Landsdown Road, Bath, BA1 9BH​