Surrey Rugby

Senior Reserve Leagues

In addition to the National and Regional League Competitions organised by the RFU, Surrey arranges and administers very successful Reserve Leagues - Sponsored by Sporting Class. They provide league based competitions aimed at 2nd, 3rd and 4th XV teams.

They also provide a home to the few clubs whose 1st XV is not yet strong enough to compete in the league competitions organised by the RFU. The Reserve League rules are tailored to the special need of clubs running 2nd XV and other lower teams, providing a greater degree of flexibility than RFU organised competitions.


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How to enter

Entry into the Surrey Reserve Leagues is for all 2nd teams and below, plus developmental 1st teams.

How it works

Maximum of 18-22 league games per season, with leagues split into teams of 10 or 12. The leagues and participanting clubs for 2023-2024 are all detailed on the downloadable file below:

document Surrey Reserve Leagues Structure 2023-2024 (189 KB)

The League Match dates across RFU and Surrey Reserve Leagues is in the document below:

  document RFU and Surrey Reserve League Dates 2023-2024 (159 KB)

  • Level 7: Surrey Premiership
  • Level 8: Surrey Championship
  • Level 9: Surrey Alliance
  • Level 10: Surrey Conference
  • Level 11: Surrey Combination 1
  • Level 12: Surrey Combination 2
  • Level 13: Surrey Foundation A & B

League Finals

  • The four teams who finish top of the regular league season, will qualify for the league semi final playoffs.
  • The winners of those playoffs will progress to the league Finals Day, where there will be 10 league finals held.
  • Trophies will be presented to each winner

Management Team

Position Name Contact
Chair of Competitions Tyrone Lawless This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Vice Chair of Competitions Bric Tyson  
Fixtures Paddy Ralston  
Surrey Knock Out Cups (1st Teams) Malcolm Beech  
Surrey Knock Out Cups (Reserve) Marc Bertrand  
Surrey Knock Out Vets James Lawless  

League Secretaries

League Name Contact
Surrey Premiership Marc Bertrand  
Surrey Championship Les Todd  
Surrey Alliance Nick Ter Averst  
Surrey Conference Les Todd  
Combination 1 (North) Richard Brayne-Nicholls  
Combination 1 (South) Richard Brayne-Nicholls  
Combination 2 Phil Shenton  
Foundation James Lawless  
Vets 1 Cam Barlow  
Vets 2 Malcolm Beech  
Vets 3A & 3B James Lawless  
Vets 4A & 4B James Lawless