|The Papa Johns Men’s Community Cup competitions will take place after the completion of the regular league season. This was the most favoured model during the Future Competition Structure consultation, intended to decongest the season and avoid league fixture clashes.|
This has allowed the mid-season entry process to give clubs a better understanding of their squad for the season as well as the ability to compete in the Cup competitions with teams of comparable ability in other leagues. It will also enable clubs who enter to switch their focus to the Cup competition once their league season has finished.
Incentives for clubs to enter the Papa Johns Community CupOpportunity for all finalists to play at Twickenham Stadium or other prestigious venues, with travel and accommodation provided. Travel bursaries are available for competing clubs (men’s and women’s competitions). Further details to be published in due course. Exclusive benefits are offered by Papa Johns to clubs competing in their Cup competitions (men’s and women’s), including a unique 50% discount for pizza specific to your community club for members, friends and family to use; On each redemption of this unique code, Papa Johns will make a donation back to the community club. The entry period is now open and will close on Thursday 1 December. You are encouraged to complete the entry form below. Enter Now
|Clubs’ final league positions, alongside entry numbers, will determine which competition they will compete in within their respective league level, helping to ensure clubs play in competitive fixtures through their Cup Competitions.|
You can see a draft of what this will look like here.
Fixtures will be held across the following dates:
08/04/2023 (not all competitions – Easter weekend)
Finals weekend – 29/04/2023 – 1/5/2023
Championship Finals at each level (Regional 1, Regional 2, Counties 1, Counties 2 and Counties 3 & below) will be held at Twickenham Stadium across Sunday 30 April and Monday 1 May. In addition, finals for other competitions will be held at other prestigious venues across the weekend of Saturday 29 April and Sunday 30 April.
For more information, including the Cup regulations, please click here. You can also watch a section on the Papa Johns Community Cup on England Rugby’s new The Clubhouse magazine programme.