29th October 2018, 11:49 | university

Last Chance to Register For England Universities Trials & Exemption Information

Last Chance to Register For England Universities Trials & Exemption Information

Registrations will close at 12pm on Thursday 1st November 2018 for players to sign up for trials for their regional University Rugby League side.

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

For players who are unable to take part in the regional programme owing to injury or professional playing commitments, the University & Colleges Rugby League Advisory Group has confirmed the arrangements for players to apply for exemptions which can be found on the attached document, HERE.

Full details of the trials are as follows:

  • North East:
  • Sunday 4th November, 10.00am 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