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Defender Premiership Rugby Cup Festivals

Travis PerkinsSponsored by Travis Perkins

Run in partnership with Premiership Rugby and Northampton Saints, the Defender Premiership Rugby Cup festivals see cinch Stadium at Franklin’s Gardens host the annual grassroots rugby event for youngsters twice a season – kicking off with the Under-11s age group before rounding out the tournaments with the Under-12s.

For each Under-11 and Under-12 team entering the Defender Premiership Rugby Cup, there is the chance to win an exclusive trip to the Gallagher Premiership Rugby Final at Twickenham Stadium. 

Land Rover has been supporting rugby at all levels in the UK for nearly two decades; from the grassroots to the elite.

Land Rover’s support for grassroots rugby in the UK is typified through the Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup, a nationwide series of rugby festivals for U11 and U12 teams.

Vital in fostering the values at the heart of the game, the Defender Premiership Rugby Cup is a key part of the grassroots rugby calendar each season that allows Land Rover to connect with the rugby community and the people at the heart of it. 

The events are designed to provide aspiring young players with the chance to play competitive fixtures in a format to aid their development. Within the spirit of rugby’s core values of teamwork, respect, enjoyment, discipline, and sportsmanship, participating players learn vital lessons which will serve them both on and off the rugby pitch.

Since its inception, the Defender Premiership Rugby Cup has helped over 100,000 youngsters discover rugby through the annual rugby events – with some realising their dreams of going on to play for Premiership Rugby clubs.

For more information on the Defender Premiership Rugby Cup or for clubs looking to sign up to the 2023/24 festivals, please email [email protected]

U11s Teams playing in the 2023 Defender Premiership Rugby Cup

Bedford Junior Blues
Bedworth RFC
Kettering RFC
Market Bosworth RFC
Next Level Rugby
Braintree Team
Northampton Casuals RFC
Woodbridge RUFC
Huntingdon Stags
Daventry RFC
Bury St Edmunds RFC
Towcestrians RUFC
Colchester RFC
Old Northamptonians RFC
Olney RUFC
Stowmarket RFC
Old Scouts RFC
Buckingham Bulldogs

U12s Teams playing in the 2023 Defender Premiership Rugby Cup

Ampthill RFC
Northampton BBOB RFC
Bedford Junior Blue
Brackley RFC
Buckingham RFC
Bugbrooke RFC
Hinkley RFC
Huntingdon Stags
Kettering RFC
Leighton Buzzard RFC
Long Buckby RFC
Northampton Mens Own RFC
Next Level Rugby
Northampton Casuals RFC
Old Northamptonians RFC
Olney RFC
Richmond RFC
St Ives RFC
St Neots RFC
Towcestrians RFC
Wellingborough RFC
Woodbridge RFC

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