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Sat 18/02CUP
Loughboroug30
Furness Rai0

Wed 22/02N1A
Sheffield56
Sheffield H22

Wed 22/02N3B
Sheffield A14
York Univer32

Wed 22/02SRL
Havering SiVS.
Colne Rugby

Wed 22/02M1A
Nottingham 10
Oxford6

Wed 22/02M1A
Oxford A50
Loughboroug20

Wed 22/02SE1
St Marys A24
Brunel0

Wed 22/02SE1
Brighton Un10
Reading60

Wed 22/02PE1
Wakefield CVS.
Bristol Aca

Wed 22/02M2B
CambridgeVS.
Northampton

Wed 22/02N1A
Liverpool J24
York St Joh0

Wed 22/02N2B
Huddersfiel34
Leeds Unive4

Wed 22/02CHA
Hull34
Exeter13

Wed 22/02CHA
Nottingham 52
Manchester 6

Wed 22/02CHA
Loughboroug30
Newcastle22

Wed 22/02NCC
Manchester 84
Chester0

Wed 22/02MCC
Northampton26
Loughboroug24

Wed 22/02NCC
Leeds Becke26
Leeds Trini24

Wed 22/02MCC
Oxford Broo42
Birmingham6

Wed 22/02NW2
Runshaw ColVS.
Wigan & Lei

Wed 22/02PE1
Bishop Burt0
New College30

Wed 22/02VA
Coventry46
Warwick4

Thu 23/02MCC
NorthamptonVS.
Oxford Broo

Fri 24/02M2A
University 24
Loughboroug0

Fri 24/02FRI
Oxford18
Oxford Broo38

Fri 24/02FRI
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Cambridge

Mon 27/02M2B
CambridgeVS.
Northampton

Wed 01/03N2B
Leeds TriniVS.
Durham

Wed 01/03N2B
HuddersfielVS.
Leeds Becke

Wed 01/03N2B
Newcastle AVS.
Leeds Unive

Wed 01/03N3B
Hull AVS.
Bradford

Wed 01/03M2A
LincolnVS.
University

Wed 01/03M2A
LoughborougVS.
Nottingham

Wed 01/03M2A
Nottingham VS.
Oxford Broo

Wed 01/03M2B
NorthamptonVS.
Oxford Broo

Wed 01/03M2B
BirminghamVS.
Warwick

Wed 01/03SRL
Leyton SixtVS.
Havering Si

Wed 01/03NE1
Greenhead CVS.
Kirklees Co

Wed 01/03NE1
Hull FC FouVS.
Halifax ERA

Wed 01/03NE1
Leeds City 12
Calderdale 48

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About the Conference

About the Conference About the Conference
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The Welsh Conference is Wales' flagship Rugby League competition. Held since 2003, with a minimum of six clubs, the competition starts in May and concludes in August with the Welsh Grand Final.

The competition also runs at a number of age-grade levels.

The winners of the Welsh Conference have the option to enter the national Harry Jepson Trophy and to enter the following year's Challenge Cup.

For more details about the Welsh Conference, to find a club to play for or to find out information about fielding a side, please email idris.evans@walesrugbyleague.co.uk

History

The Welsh Conference was founded in 2003 following the success of Cardiff Demons in the English Conference system, where they had competed since 2001, and the desire to spread the game across South Wales.

A meeting was held at Bridgend Town FC in the winter of 2003, chaired by Danny Sheehy, where representatives from a number of potential clubs attended.

Six teams competed in that first season - Aberavon Fighting Irish, Bridgend Blue Bulls, Cynon Valley Cougars, Rumney Rhinos, Swansea Bulls and Torfaen Tigers.

Cardiff elected to stay in the South West of England Conference for that first season to let the other clubs settle in, but when they faced Aberavon and Bridgend in the national play-offs, they were beaten in both games. They transferred to the Welsh Conference in 2004. Here's how Sky Sports reported on the Bridgend v Cardiff encounter.

The first Grand Final wasn't marketed as such, it was merely a South Wales and West play-off to decide a national semi-final place for a competition known as the Harry Jepson trophy. Bridgend won that match and ended up winning the Harry Jepson trophy, a feat they would echo two years later on their own turf.

The Welsh Conference has seen a number of formats over the years and has been regionalised with a competition also set up in North Wales but it still remains a strong tournament and has led to a number of players turning professional.

Welsh Conference Grand Finals (South Wales)

Welsh Conference Shield Finals (South Wales)

Welsh Conference Grand Finals (North Wales)

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