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 Manchester triumph over Cardiff in thriller at Moseley 
 


NAMS Cup Final 2015 - Manchester Medics 19 - 19 Cardiff Medics

Manchester Medics won their first NAMS Cup Final in their history after a fantastic win against Cardiff Medics in a thrilling game held at Moseley RFC in Birmingham. Despite Cardiff flying out of the blocks, Manchester responded well and ultimately controlled the game better than their Welsh counterparts and were able to hold out for the victory. 

 

Cardiff started with an immense intensity to their game, and left Manchester behind in the first twenty minutes. A well worked backs move saw Paul Bumford cross over under the sticks, with Ben Jones converting. The pressure continued to pile on, and Cardiff were able to knock over two more penalties courtesy of Ben Jones to take them to a 13-0 lead. 

Manchester finally turned up, and played to their strengths - with a great scrum and a clever forward pack who dominated the breakdown and close-quarters throughout the game. After about ten minutes being camped on the Cardiff 5m line, Cardiff blindiside flanker Sam Pickles was send to the bin, and not long after Tom Lightburn crossed over on the back of a fastly moving scrum. Tom Boulter knocked over the conversion. Not long after Manchester found themselves back in the Cardiff 22, and more phases and pressure once again resulted in another Tom Lightburn try, conversion missed. 

 

The second half started in a similar fashion, with more tight play by Manchester resulting in another try - with prop James Mallon popping over. Once again Tom Boulter was able to convert, and Manchester claimed a 19 - 13 lead. The following 20 minutes contained some fantastic end to end rugby, with both sides coming close to unlocking the opposition, were it not for some fantastic one-on-one tackling. With only 15 minutes to go, Cardiff inside-centre Steve Wiggil was sent to the bin, but despite this Cardiff were able to pile on the pressure and winger Dan Phillips burst through the Manchester defence beating 4 players to dot down in the corner. The conversion was missed, so Manchester remained in the lead - 19-18. Manchester were able to hold on late with some well contained rugby to become NAMS Cup Champions for the 2014/15 season! 

 

Photos and Video Highlights to follow. 

 



 

 Nottingham Medics RUFC crowned NAMS Plate Champions


Nottingham Medics RUFC 17 - 7 United Bristol Hospitals RFC 

Nottingham Medics were crowned the NAMS Plate Champions for the 2014/15 season after triumphing against United Bristol Hospitals side on a drizzly evening at Birmingham and Solihull Bees RFC in Solihull, Birmingham. On an evening where two large packs almost cancelled each other out, it was Nottingham's side that gained the upper hand due to a more accurate line out and some electrifying pace out wide, particularly from Man of the Match Christian Peacock and Alex Sykes. 

 

In a cagey first twenty minutes, both sides put few proper phases together as they looked to win the territory game. After a fantastic break round the outside by winger Alex Sykes, rounded off by a great off-load to outside-centre Christian Peacock to go over to take the lead. It went unconverted, and Nottingham held on to go in 5-0 up at half time despite some concerted pressure from Bristol. 

 

The second half started with a moment of magic from Alex Sykes, who beat men with his pace round the outside before cleverly cutting back inside and beating the remaining defenders to go under the posts to take Nottingham further into the lead. Fly half Steve Abbey was able to convert to put Nottingham 12-0 in front. MOTM Christian Peacock seemed to have put the game to bed with another try, however Bristol responded well and after a 10 minute period of pressure on the Nottingham 5-metre line and a player sinbinned, Eddie McKee was able to bundle over under the posts to bring the score back to 17 - 7 with 10 minutes left. Nottingham were able to hold on to be crowned the NAMS Plate champions for the 2014/15 season. 

 

 

 

Nottingham Medics RUFC - 17 

Tries; C. Peacock (2), A. Sykes 

Cons; S. Abbey 

United Bristol Hospials RFC - 7 

Try; Eddie McKee 

Con; Paris Halkes-Welstead 

 

MOTM; Christian Peacock (Nottingham) 

 


 

 Details for Cup and Plate Finals 

So the Plate and Cup Finals have finally be confirmed and the details are as follows (see Poster below as well; 

Cup Final - Manchester Medics RFC vs Cardiff Medicals RFC

The big game between Cardiff and Manchester will take place in the fantastic setting of Moseley RFC, complete with their new impressive main stand. See the poster below for more details on address, but kick off will be 4pm, and both 6 Nations games that day will be televised, hot food will be available all day, as well as a bar. Programmes will be sold on the gate, and entry will be £3, and just £1 for students. There is ample parking at the venue. 

Any questions please contact NAMS.Secretary@gmail.com 

 

Plate Final - United Bristol Hospitals RFC vs Nottingham Medics RUFC 

The Plate Final between Bristol and Nottingham Medics will take place on Wednesday 11th March7pm kick off at Birmingham and Solihull Bees RFC at Portway. The address for the ground is; 

Birmingham and Solihull Rugby Club 

Forshaw Heath Lane 

Portway 

West Mids 

B94 5LH 

The game will be free entry, with hot food and drink available as well as an open bar. Programmes will be sold at the game. 

 

 


 

 Cardiff triumph over Sheffield to reach Final

 

Cardiff Medicals 38 - 5 Sheffield Medicals 

Cardiff Medics triumphed 38-5 over reigning champions Sheffield Medicals at home to secure a birth against Manchester Medics in the NAMS Rugby Cup Final at Moseley RFC in Birmingham on Saturday 14th March. 



Cardiff went into the game unbeaten having convincingly won all their games leading up the SF,


Cardiff were able to pull away in the second half with three further tries to secure a 38-5 victory and their return to the Final after a year of absence. It has now been 3 seasons without the Cup for Cardiff, their longest time since the competition began. They will meet Manchester Medics, who are in their first Cup Final since 2006 at Moseley RFC in Birmingham on Saturday 14th March (more info to follow). 
 and started positively, with two early tries. Despite some pressure from Sheffield, Cardiff were able to pull away to a 19-0 lead due to an interception try. Sheffield responded well with a period of pressure that saw two Cardiff players go to the Bin, and Sheffield capitalised to make it 19-5 at HT. 

 


 

 Plate Final - Nottingham UGs vs Bristol (date TBA)

Nottingham Medics 34 - 0 Liverpool Medics 

United Bristol Hospitals 20 - 18 Leicester Medics  

 

Bristol secured the NAMS Plate Final berth against Nottingham Medics after holding on to beat Leicester Medics 20-18 at home. Unfortunately due to other commitments, they will be unable to attend NAMS Finals Day, and therefore the Plate Final will be held at a different date. More to follow. 

 


 

 Manchester triumph over Birmingham to reach final

 

Birmingham Medics 16 - 28 Manchester Medics 

Manchester Medics became the first side to be confirmed into the NAMS Finals Day at Moseley, with a resilient 28 - 16 win away at Birmingham. Manchester started well, setting the early tempo and dominating possession. Strong defence from Birmingham kept them at bay for long periods, but Manchester pulled in front with a well ground out try and a penalty to round it off. Birmingham responded well at the end of the second half, with a try of their own from winger Tom Wright, and another penalty. The sides went in 8 - 8 at half time. 

 

Birmingham started the second half strongest, with a turnover at scrum resulting in scrum half Neil Jones running from within his own half to dot down. At this point Manchesters pack began to dominate, with their number 8 in particular making some impressive advances into the Birmingham defence. A try in the corner after some dominance at scrum time was much deserved after a long period of pressure. Birmingham edged back in front with a penalty of their own, but after a yellow card was given at the break down to one of the Birmingham flankers, Manchesters dominance at breakdown and set-piece increased and they finished strongly with two well worked tries. 

They will go on to meet the winner of Cardiff vs Sheffield, which is to be played at Cardiff on 4th March. 

 


 

Nottingham Undergrads and Sheffield Progress

Warwick Medics 10 - 19 Sheffield Medics

Last years winners Sheffield Medics progressed through to the Semi-Final of the Cup after they battled to a 19 - 10 away win in difficult conditions at Warwick. Despite only progressing through in 2nd place from their group, they have reacted well and will look forward to facing the winner of Southampton vs Cardiff this weekend in the Cup Semi-Final.

 

Nottingham Undergrads 31 - 12 Nottingham GEMS

In a repeat of the group game earlier in the year, Nottingham UGs once again proved too strong for their more experienced counterparts, with a 31 - 12 victory in snowy conditions in Nottingham. The Undergrads will now look forward a Plate Semi-Final against Liverpool Medics at home.

 

We look forward to the outcome of this weekends Cup quarter final between Cardiff and Southampton, in Cardiff. The two rivals have met each other in the Knockout stages in the last 3 seasons.

 

Posted on 29th Jan 2015


 

 

 


 

 Manchester, Birmingham and Bristol all progress

The first few knockout games took place over the weekend, with Birmingham and Manchester progressing through to the SF of the Cup compeition, and Bristol to the Plate competition SF. 

 

Birmingham Medics 28 - 0 Swansea Medics

Birmingham control game to progress to the Semi-Final

Birmingham Medics welcomed Swansea Medics to the Metchley pitches in perfect rugby conditions on Saturday 24th January, looking to once again beat Swansea, after winning 22-0 over their Midlands counterparts in the group stages. The game started very evenly in a very tense opening 20 minutes, where Birmingham dominated territory, but failed to capitalise due to the dominance of the Swansea pack at set-piece, particularly at Scrum time. Birmingham eventually took the lead due to some impressive defence in the Swansea half forcing turnovers, and the boot of Sam Bourke took them 6 - 0 into the lead. Swansea still dominated the scrum and therefore were always in the game. The game turned on its head when a moment of magic from number 8 Will Blevins put winger Ben Rowlatt in over in the corner, with Bourke unable to convert. The half was finished off with another Bourke penalty to take Birmingham into a 14-0 lead. 

 

After the break, the match continued in a similar fashion, with Birmingham's territorial dominance and strong defensive line controlling the game. Despite a period of Swansea dominance on the Birmingham 5-metre line, they were somehow unable to convert into points due to a great turnover by prop Jake Thompson. Swansea may well feel aggrieved by not being given a Try Penalty for the dominance in the Scrum. Birmingham were able to regroup and return back to the Swansea half, with the game opening out. This played into their hands, and resulted in tries for winger Tom Wright after more good play from Will Blevins, and a series of good offloads putting James Wright under the posts. Both tries converted by Bourke. 

 

Birmingham were able to see out the rest of the game, and book a place in the Semi-Final for the 5th year in a row. They will face Manchester Medics who beat Plymouth and Exeter Medics 14-10 at home, in what is a rematch of last years Quarter Final. Birmingham have been unable to turn consistency into a place in the Final of the competition, and will look to try and do it this year. 

 

Birmingham Medics - 28 

Tries; B. Rowlatt, T. Wright, J. Wright

Cons; S. Bourke (2) 

Pens; S. Bourke (3) 

Swansea Medics - 0  

 

 

Manchester Medics 14 - 10 Plymouth and Exeter Medics 

Match report to follow. 

 

Manchester Medics - 14

Tries; T. Lightburn, JC. Simon Massey.

Cons; O. Waldin (2)

Plymouth and Exeter Medics - 10

 

 

Bristol Medics 26 - 17 Guy's, King's and St. Thomas' RFC

Despite going 10-0 up, GKT were unable to hold out for the victory against Bristol Medics in Bristol. Bristol will now face Leicester at home in the Semi-Final, after they had a bye into the SF. 

 

Bristol Medics - 26 

Tries; 

Cons; 

GKT RFC - 17 

Tries; 

Cons; 

 

Date Published; Sunday 25th Jan


 

 Draw for the Knockout Stages made

As we near the conclusion of the first term, with all but one of the Divisional games left to be played (N.B - Bristol vs Peninsula to be played on 10th Jan), it was time for the Knockout stages to be drawn. Due to some surprise results (based on traditional results) throughout all divisions, there were some new teams entering the Cup competition this year, and some Cup-regulars that are this year involved in the Plate. 

As seems to be traditional now, Cardiff were once again drawn against Southampton in the QFs. There is an all Midland clash between Birmingham and Swansea, and last years Champions Sheffield travel away to Warwick. Manchester, who eased through the North Division, will play the winner of Peninsula vs Bristol. 

In the Plate, Leicester were lucky enough to draw a bye into the Semi-Finals, while there is a local derby between the two Nottingham sides. Leeds and Liverpool will lock horns in all-North clash, whilst the loser of the Peninsula/Bristol game will have a home game against London-based GKT. 

 

Quarter finals must be played before the end of January, the Semi-Finals before the end of February and the final will take place on March 14th at Moseley RFC. 

 

Cup Knockout; 

QF 1; Warwick vs Sheffield

QF 2; Birmingham vs Swansea 

QF 3; Manchester vs Peninsula/Bristol

QF 4; Cardiff vs Southampton 

 

SF1; QF4 vs QF1 

SF2; QF2 vs QF3 

 

Plate Knockout; 

QF1; Nottingham Undergrads vs Nottingam GEMS

QF2; Liverpool vs Leeds 

QF3; Peninsula/Bristol vs GKT 

QF4; Leicester vs Bye 

 

SF1; QF1 vs QF2 

SF2; QF3 vs QF4 

 

Here are the Youtube videos to show the draw being made; 

Cup; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8w4vE80Npio&feature=youtu.be

Plate; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EN5NBiyKVkc&feature=youtu.be

 


 

 Good wins for Southampton and Warwick 

Southampton Medics (The Moose) 36 – 0 Bristol Medics

The Moose reacted well to some recent losses to earn the Try Bonus Point victory over Bristol Medics at home on Saturday. After an initial loss of Peninsula and Cardiff, Southampton have bounced back well and are now sitting in 2nd place in the SW division. They are guaranteed to qualify into the Cup Knockout stages, but are waiting on results to confirm where they finish within the group. 

With two more games left to play in the division – Peninsula vs GKT and Bristol vs Peninsula, it is still all to play for. Both Peninsula and Bristol still have the potential to qualify into the Cup competition, with Peninsula also having the potential to qualify for a Home Quarter Final.

 

 

Warwick Medics 22 – 12 Nottingham Medics RUFC (Undergrads)

Warwick Medics were able to make it 4 wins from 5 and secure a home quarter final in the NAMS Cup knockout stages with a 22-12 win over Nottingham Medics. Two tries from Pete Nancarrow, as well as a Penalty try, sealed with two conversions from Paddy Holton and a penalty from Fergus Liggins secured the victory.

As a result, Swansea Medics will follow them into the Cup Quarter Finals, but in 3rd position – meaning they will have an away Quarter Final. Nottingham, who have always traditionally been one of the stronger teams in the Midlands division will go into the Plate knockout stages along with Nottingham Graduate Medics and Leicester Medics. 

 


 

 Weekend Round-Up; Midlands and SW 


Bristol edge out GKT

Bristol were too strong for GKT in the SW division as they won the encounter 20 - 13, securing the winning Try Bonus Point in the process. GKT were able to secure the losing bonus point in the process, which will provide some consolation. Bristol will now look to finish strongly to try and secure the 3rd position in the SW division that will see them progress through to the Cup Knockout competition. 

 

Warwick convincingly beat Leicester 

Warwick were able to beat rivals Leicester in the battle for 2nd position in the Midlands division, running out with a winning Try Bonus Point in a 36 - 14 win to secure all 5 points. Warwick will look to win their final game of the division that will all but secure their progression through into the Cup Knockout competition. 

Warwick Medics - 36 

Tries; O. Putt, M. Boylan, J. Dickinson, A. Morris, C. Hand

Cons; P. Holton (4) 

Pens; P. Holton 

Leicester Medics - 14 

Posted; Sat 29th November


 

 Manchester make it  3 from 3 to win the North Division 


Manchester Medics 59 - 0 Liverpool Medics

Manchester Medics maintained their 100% record to make it 3 from 3 in the North division with a comprehensive bonus point victory over Liverpool Medics. Previous victories over Leeds and Sheffield were followed up with a 59-0 victory. They will await the draw for the knockout stages in the coming weeks. 

 

Manchester Medics - 59 

Tries; Josh Luck (2), Marcus Clarke, James Williams, Tom Thompson (2), Chris Davies, William Pettit

Cons; Owen Waldin (8) 

Pens; Owen Waldin (8)

Liverpool Medics - 0  

 

Please click here to view the Match Report

 

 


 

 Mid-week Midlands Round-Up


Birmingham Medics make it 5 from 5 and win group 

Birmingham made it 5 from 5 in the Midlands division to seal top spot in the group and progression into the Cup competition with a 22-14 win over a determined Warwick side on Wednesday evening. A chip and chase try from Sam Bourke, as well as a Bourke penalty and a great solo try from Ben Rowlatt put Birmingham 15-0 up at half time. Wholesale changes at half time allowed Warwick back into the game with two well executed tries, but a Penalty try after a long period camped on the Warwick line sealed the win and denied Warwick the losing bonus point in the process. 

Birmingham Medics - 22 

Tries; Sam Bourke, Ben Rowlatt, Penalty 

Cons; Bourke (2)

Pen; Bourke

Warwick Medics - 14


Leicester bounce back to beat Nottingham 

Leicester bounced back after defeat against Birmingham the week before to strengthen their chances of finishing second in the group with a comfortable 27 - 7 win against Nottingham Undergrads. 

 


 

 Birmingham edge Swansea to go 4 from 4 

 In soggy conditions at Hereford RFC, Birmingham Medics once again got the bonus point in a 22-0 win against Swansea Medicals. In conditions where it was difficult to play any free flowing rugby, Birmingham dominated out wide, with two tries to Fresher Ben Rowlatt, and one apiece for Chaz Hudson and Will Blevins, along with one conversion from Sam Bourke. 

Birmingham have now gone four from four, winning with bonus points in each fixture, giving them 20 points at the top of the Midlands Division. They round off their group campaign with a fixture against Warwick Medics at home on Wednesday evening. 

For the rest of the Midlands division, it is all to play for with the remaining two spaces for progression into the Cup Knockout competition still up for grabs. To have a look at the table, click here. 

 

Birmingham Medics - 22 

Tries; Ben Rowlatt (2), Chaz Hudson, Will Blevins 

Con; Sam Bourke

Swansea Medicals - 0 

 


 

 Midweek Roundup; wins for Birmingham and Sheffield


Birmingham too strong for tough Leicester side

On a freezing cold evening at King's Norton RFC, Birmingham were able to make it 3 from 3 in front of a good home crowd with a convincing 41-10 win against Leicester Medics. Despite some early dominance in the scrum and at the breakdown from Leicester, Birmingham were able to pull away in good bursts before and after the half to secure another bonus point victory. Early tries from Richard Hutton, Jake Thompson and Rob Eatough (2) put Birmingham in the lead, but two forward orientated tries from Leicester meant Birmingham went in 24-10 in the lead. 

After the break Birmingham continued to turn the screw, with two more tries for Rob Eatough, taking his NAMS tally to 8 in two games, and another from Luke Mills as well as one more conversion from Sam Bourke securing a 41-10 victory. 

They will look to finish strongly in their group with games against Swansea Medicals this weekend, and a midweek fixture against Warwick Medics next Wednesday. 

Birmingham Medics - 41 

Tries; Rob Eatough (4), Richard Hutton, Jake Thompson and Luke Mills 

Cons; Sam Bourke (3)

Leicester Medics - 10 

Tries; 2 

 

Champions Sheffield progress to knockout stages

Reigning champions Sheffield Medics progressed through to the knockout stages in a likely 2nd place in the North Division after a 17-0 victory against Liverpool Medics last night. After losing to Manchester Medics first up, Sheffield have responded well with two good victories against Leeds and Liverpool. They currently sit joint on points with Manchester, however Manchester have one game in hand where they can secure the top spot in the Northern division. Leeds and Liverpool will now enter the Plate Competition after completing the rest of their divisional games. 

Sheffield Medics - 17 

Tries; 2 

Cons; 2 

Pen - 1 

Liverpool Medics - 0 


Here are some photos from yesterdays game

 

 

 

 


 

 

Match report can be found here
Final Score: Manchester 30 - Leeds 7

Manchester - 30 
Tries - J. Mallon, N. Houlston, C. Davis, T. Thompson
Conv - O. Waldin (2)
Pens - O. Waldin (2)
Leeds - 7
Try - Phil Gardiner
Con - Phil Gardiner

 

 

 


 

 Birmingham 51 - 8 Nottingham; Match Report

 

Please find the match report for the Birmingham Medics vs Nottingham Medics RFC game here



For all of the other match reports throughout the season, please click here

 


 

 November Week 1 Round-Up

Nottingham Medics RFC 8 - 51 Birmingham Medics RFC 

In the only mid-week fixture, the two usual strongest sides in the Midlands division met on a cold evening in Nottingham. Nottingham started the strongest and dominated the breakdown early on, however dominance from the Birmingham outside-backs was the difference, with Birmingham running away with the game and the bonus pint, too. Birmingham's tries came from Rob Eatough (4), Tom Stevens (Captain), Richard Hutton and Will Blevins, with Sam Bourke converting 5 and adding another penalty. 

They now face Leicester, Swansea and Warwick all in the space of 2 weeks o hopefully try an secure top spot in the Midlands division. 


GKT 25 - 31 Southampton University Hospitals

Newcomers to the NAMS Competition, GKT (Guy's, King's and St Thomas's) welcomed winners of the 2012 and 2013 competitions and last years beaten finalists Southampton Meedics in what promised to be a great fixture in the SW division. The Moose were looking to get things back on track after the surprise loss to Peninsula Medics the week previously.

Southampton did just that, dominating the first half and ended up 31-7 up, just after half time. In doing so they were able to secure the crucial try bonus point. An inspired come-back from GKT after a yellow card for one of the Moose players meant GKT were able to pull it back to 25-31, securing the bonus point. Unfortunately it was not enough to get any more from the game, however they will be encouraged by the comeback. 

 

Leeds Medics and Dentists 7 - 30 Manchester Medics RFC

The week was rounded off with a clash between the in form Manchester Medics and last years Plate Finalists Leeds Medics and Dentists. After a fantastic victory against last years champions Sheffield last week, Manchester looked to almost confirm qualification for the Cup stages and did so with a try bonus point victory over Leeds Medics and Dentists. One final game against Liverpool remains as Manchester look to confirm finishing top of their group. Leeds on the other hand will rely on other results to qualify for the Cup Knockout stage now. 

Manchester Medics RFC - 30 

Tries; James Mallon, Nick Houlston, Chris Davies, Tom Thompson

Cons; Owen Waldin x2 

Pens; Owen Waldin x 2

 

Leeds Medics and Dentists RUFC - 7 


 


 

 Round-up; Wins for Notts Undergrads and Cardiff Meds

 

Cardiff Medicals 41 - 0 United Bristol Hospitals RFC

Cardiff Medicals - traditionally the strongest side in NAMS - kicked off their 2014/15 season with a thoroughly convincing 41-0 victory over United Bristol Hospitals RFC. The victory, with the much-needed Try Bonus Point in what has always been a tight SW division, is definitely what is needed for Cardiff. They have now gone 3 years without winning the NAMS Cup - the longest they have ever gone, and will be looking to set things straight this year. 

 

Notts Undergraduates RFC 30 - 14 Notts Graduate Medics RFC

In the Midlands division, games are still coming thick and fast. This weekend saw a local rivalry between Nottingham Undergrads RFC and Nottingham Graduate Medics RFC take place. The Undergrads were able to recover from a loss against Swansea the week before, and take the victory 30-14, gaining the Try Bonus Point on the way. The win will put them back into contention to progress from the group, whilst Nottingham Graduates are finding life difficult at the bottom of the Midlands division, yet to earn a point from their 3 games so far. 

Posted; 03/11/14


 

 Midweek Rugby; Champions Sheffield bounce back

 

 After last weeks loss against Manchester, reigning champions Sheffield bounced back with a convincing 21-0 win against fellow Yorkshire rivals (and Plate Runners-Up) Leeds Medics and Dentists. After being 14-0 up at half-time, Sheffield will be pleased with managing to keep Leeds out for the full 80 minutes. 

Posted; 30/10/14


 

 25th October; Two huge upsets this weekend

This weekend saw any previous results or recent history go out of the window, with there being upsets in both the Midlands and South-West Divisions.

Peninsula and Exeter 24 - 22 Southampton University Hospitals

Last years finalists and winners in the 2012 and 2013 seasons Southampton were edged out by last years Plate Winners Peninsula and Exeter Medics away. This won't be the start they wanted, with it all to do if they are to qualify for the Cup knockout stages. With the introducion of GKT into the SW division, it will be up to Southampton to try and get some important wins to get them back on track. Peninsula, on the other hand, are sitting pretty at the top of the SW division and will hope to push on go one better than last year and qualify for the cup competition. 

Swansea Medicals 20 - 10 Nottingham Undergrads

Last years bottom side in the Midlands division, Swansea, upset Midlands giants Nottingham. Leading 15-10 at half time, Swansea were able to hold on to the win and deny Nottingham the crucial losing bonus point. Swansea have now played 2 and won 1, beating last years total already and will look to push on from here. Nottingham will need to respond in their local derby game against the Nottingham Graduates this coming saturday. 

Posted; 26/10/14


 

 Two close games in the Midlands Division

This weekend saw two very closely contested games fought out. Last years surprise package Leicester Medics came out 17-5 winners against NAMS new boys Nottingham GEMRFC, whilst the two other Graduate-Entry sides Warwick and Swansea fought out a tight encounter, with Warwick coming out 15-13 winners. Hopefully some match reports will follow!

 

Warwick Medics - 15 

Tries; J. Carlos, C.Hand 

Con; P. Holton

Pen; P. Holton

Swansea Medicals - 13 


Posted on 19th October 2014


 

Manchester Medics upset reigning champions Sheffield

On a wet Wednesday evening at Abbeydale, Manchester Medics silenced reigning NAMS champions with a 14-7 win away from home. In terrible conditions, the match remained 0-0 at half time. After the break, Manchester came out and sscored two converted tries to take them into a 14-0 lead. Sheffield replied with a converted try of their own to give them a crucial bonus point, however this will remain a huge upset after such dominance in the competition last season, and leaves the Northern Division very much up for grabs. 

 

Sheffield Medics - 7 

Try; J. Indoe 

Con; 

 

Manchester Medics - 14; 

Tries; J. Mallon, T. Lightburn

Convs; O. Waldin x2

 

Match report to follow. 

Posted on 16/10/14


 

  Nottingham GEMRFC 7 - 25 Birmingham Medics RFC

The new NAMS season kicked off with Birmingham Medics edging out new outfit Nottingham GEMRFC 25 - 7, winning with a try bonus point. 

Birmingham - 25 

Tries; Blevins, Stevens, Yang, Wright, Fresher Ben

Conversions; none 

Nottingham GEMRFC - 7 

Try; unknown 

 

Birmingham Medics Match Report; http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/ubmsrfc/s/match-centre-82836/0-2666278

Posted on 05/10/14

 


 

 

 NAMS to return to Moseley in 2015
 

After the success of the 2013/14 Finals Day at RFU Championship side Moseley RFC in Birmingham, it has been confirmed that the 2014/15 Finals Day will return to Moseley once more. The date selected will beSaturday 14th March.  

 

Excitingly, Moseley RFC are currently in the process of constructing a new 800-seater stand, with a new club house and hospitality facilities. These will be built by Christmas, meaning the NAMS Finals Day will be able to take advantage of Moseley's great facilities once more.

 

              

 

We very much look forward Finals Day already! 

 


Compilation of Sheffield's victory in 2014

Click here to check out a great video made by NAMS 2014 Cup Champions, Sheffield Medics RFC. 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RdPKr7oy-g

 

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NAMS Competition welcomes new sides

 NAMS Competition welcomes new sides

We are happy to announce that two new sides will be joining the competition for next season, as NAMS continues to strive to get as many Medical School sides as possible in the competition. The first side, GKT (Guy's, King's and St. Thomas' Hospitals RFC), are back after a year out of the competition and will compete in the already very strong South-West division to help boster the standard of the competition nationally and start the transition of London-based Medical Schools coming into the competition. 

 

The second side are Nottingham GEMs (Graduate Entry Medics), affectionately known as the Pumas, who are new to the competition. They will move into the Midlands Division alongside rivals Nottingham Undergraduates RUFC. 

 


 

 Sheffield Medics Victorious at Billesley Common

NAMS Cup Final Score:

Southampton University Hospitals RFC 17 - 25 Sheffield Medicals RFC

 

In a thrilling encounter at Billesley Common (home of Moseley RFC), Sheffield Medics proved too strong for reigning champions Southampton Medics. In doing so, Sheffield Medics have won their first ever NAMS Cup, and are also the first team to win the Cup outside of the South-West region since 1998! 

 

Congratulations!

 

Match Report: http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/sheffieldmedicals/s/match-centre-38605/0-2311527

Photos: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ykx1xs33guca5ks/5iM9DO8-1o   

 


Peninsula and Exeter Medics outmuscle Leeds Medics to grab the NAMS Plate Trophy

Despite the diffculties surrounding the splitting of their Medical School into two entities, the newly named Peninsula and Exeter Medics RFC were able to perform fantastically in the final of the NAMS Plate to win 26-20 against Leeds Medics and Dentists RUFC at Moseley RFC.

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NAMS Finals Day 2014 - March 15th, at Moseley RFC in Birmingham

On Saturday 15th March, the National Association of Medical Schools (NAMS) Rugby Union Final is coming to Billesley Common. The competition provides a nationwide way for all Medical School rugby sides from around England and Wales to play against each other. After divisional games that took place before Christmas, the Cup and Plate Knockout competitions will culminate on March 15th, where the Plate Final will take place at 2pm, and the Cup Final will kick off at 4.30pm.  

Food will be available all day, and the bar will be open so come down to support what promises to be a fantastic day of Students Rugby. Admission will be a bargain at £3, or £2 for Students and Concessions, so please come and get involved. 

 

Plate Final;

    Leeds Medics and Dentists RUFC vs Penisula and Exeter Medics RFC

 

Cup Final; 

 

   Southampton University Hospitals RFC vs Sheffield Medicals RFC

 

 

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