Hereford, the last surviving North Midlands club in this season’s National Colts Cup, have been handed a home draw in the fourth round next month.
Hereford beat Old Leamingtonians last weekend to progress to the last 32 of the competition and will now host Leicester Forest on the weekend of December 10 and 11.
Eight North Midlands clubs, beaten in the first three rounds of the Cup, will now compete in the National Colts Plate.
There are three all-North Midlands ties – Luctonians v Shrewsbury, Old Halesonians v Worcester Wanderers and Kidderminster Carolians v Veseyans – with Moseley hosting Nuneaton and Birmingham & Solihull entertaining Walsall.
Ties in Round 3A of the Plate will take place on the weekend of November 26 and 27.
The National Colts Cup was introduced in the 1997/98 season as part of the East Midlands RU’s Centenary celebrations. The Plate competition was introduced two years later.
Both competitions are still organised by East Midlands and involve Under-18 teams from clubs across England.