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On Sunday 30 April 2023, Eccles RFC will be hosting the Halbro North West Senior Colts League Cup Finals.

We are looking forward to welcoming Colts League representatives, the players, coaches and officials of the teams and their travelling supporters.  For those who have not visited us before our ground is located at Gorton Street, Eccles, M30 7LZ.


U18 Senior Shield Final

Macclesfield v Liverpool Collegiate
KO 1100
Presentation 1220

U18 Senior Plate Final

Davenport v Southport
KO 1230
Presentation 1350

U18 Senior Bowl Final

Waterloo v Kirkby Lonsdale
KO 1400
Presentation 1520

U18 Senior Cup Final

Winnington Park v Wirral
KO 1530
Presentation 1650
Presentation to Match Officials 1700




We're all looking forward to a great afternoon of competitve cup rugby. Please remember Players, Coaches and Spectators are all subject to disciplinary sanctions should they transgress the Laws of the Game or the RFU Code of Conduct. Obscene and offensive language is contrary to the spirit and ethos of the game. Spectators must refrain from abusing Players or Referees and must remain outside the playing enclosure behind barriers at all times and must never enter the field of play.

All players must be registered and named on the Match Card. The Half-Game Rule applies. All matches must start with a trained, recognised front row, the offending Team forfeits the game. In the event of a match going to Uncontested Scrums then RFU Regulations 13.5.10 and 13.5.11 (Man-Off Rule) apply. During the Match, other than bringing on water onto the pitch, replacements and a maximum of 3 Team Officials should remain within the marked technical areas. Coaches must not tramp the touchlines inciting players with verbose coaching instructions.

In the event of a draw after 70 minutes there is no extra time; the result is decided on the number of tries, then number of conversions from tries; If still equal, 5 penalty kicks at goal will be taken alternately by different players, from the 22 metre line in front of the goal posts. Kickers will be selected only from those on the pitch. The Team with the most successful number of kicks wins.

Full details are published on these links Colts League Regulations  Match Regulations  Code of Conduct


Free Parking - Visitors are encouraged to share cars where possible to reduce delays in entry. Our parking marshalls will direct you to available spaces. Please be respectful of our neighbours and do not park on the street blocking driveways etc. If your team intends to arrive by coach please inform us in advance so our marshalls can direct your driver to a suitable parking area.

Squad Entry – Team managers are required to provide a squad list and identify 3 team officials in advance. These supplied names will be checked off at the admission gate. A pack containing player meal tickets and programmes will be handed to each team manager on arrival.

Registration - Teams should plan to arrive and register their Squads at least 1 hour before kick-off.

Changing - Teams will be allocated a changing room on arrival. It is each team's responsibility to take care of their own valuables on the day.

Warm Up - Teams will be allocated a warm up area on arrival, 1 hour before their kick off.

First Aid – Teams should provide thier own qualified first aider to attend to player injuries. We will also have trained first aiders on site. In the event of an incident requiring emergency services visitors should inform a member of the Eccles RFC event team.


Presentations - will take place after each final on the balcony adjacent to pitch 1. Teams will be encouraged to swiftly vacate the playing enclosure after each final to allow the next game to commence on time.