Following the passing of the 1700 deadline for all sixteen Division One postseason teams to reach an agreement, the following message has been shared with DC, sent to all involved parties by the BUCS office:
After the passing of the 17:00 deadline I can confirm that agreement to the proposal was not received from all 16 institutions.
As such, the round dates remain as they were originally published and those matches which have not been played in the Trophy have been decided by the method referenced in AMF 12.1.
BUCScore shall be updated shortly, but the Quarter Final fixtures for 11 March 2018 are:
· Kent v UEA
· Kingston v UWE
· Nottingham v Nottingham Trent
· Edinburgh Napier v Sheffield
Following these, the Semi Finals remain on Sunday 18 March 2018 and the Final on Sunday 25 March 2018.
This ruling is in line with expectations outlined earlier, and while extremely disappointing to many of the teams involved, will at least hopefully mean the Division One National Trophy Final has the opportunity to take place at the same venue as the National Championship game – and also be streamed live – details of both to be announced shortly!