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LV= Cup

LV= Cup


A Brief History Of LV= Cup

The LV= Cup is the national knockout cup involving 132 rugby clubs around the country, each fighting it out for the right to play on the hallowed turf of Twickenham for the LV= Cup trophy.

First played in 1972 under the sponsors John Player the competition has evolved over the years, and now today in the age of professionalism it still remains the premier domestic club knock out trophy.

Starting in 2005-06, the cup featured a new format including only the twelve teams from the Guinness Premiership and the four regional Welsh clubs. Teams from National Division One and below now play for the LV= Cup.
Previous Winners Of LV= Cup
LV= Cup
Year
2011
2010
Venue
Twickenham
Twickenham
Winners
Gloucester 34 - 7 Newcastle
Northampton Saints 3024 Gloucester
EDF Energy Cup
2009
2008
2007
Twickenham
Twickenham
Twickenham
Cardiff Blues 50 - 12 Gloucester
Ospreys 23 - 6 Leicester Tigers
Leicester Tigers 41 - 35 Ospreys
Powergen Anglo-Welsh Cup
2006
2005
2004
2003
2002
2001
Twickenham
Twickenham
Twickenham
Twickenham
Twickenham
Twickenham
London Wasps 26-10 Llanelli Scarlets
Leeds 20-12 Bath
Newcastle Falcons 37-33 Sale Sharks
Gloucester 40 - 22 Northampton
London Irish 38 - 7 Northampton
Newcastle 30 - 27 Harlequins
Tetley's Bitter Cup
2000
1999
1998
Twickenham
Twickenham
Twickenham
Wasps 31 - 23 Northampton
Wasps 29 - 19 Newcastle
Saracens 48 - 18 Wasps
Pilkington Cup
1997
1996
1995
1994
1993
1992
1991
1990
1989
Twickenham
Twickenham
Twickenham
Twickenham
Twickenham
Twickenham
Twickenham
Twickenham
Twickenham
Leicester 9 - 3 Sale
Bath 16 - 15 Leicester
Bath 36 - 16 Wasps
Bath 21 - 9 Leicester
Leicester 23 - 16 Harlequins
Bath 15 - 12 Harlequins
Harlequins 25 - 13 Northampton
Bath 48 - 6 Gloucester
Bath 10 - 6 Leicester
John Player Cup
1988
1987
1986
1985
1984
1983
1982
1981
1980
1979
1978
1977
1976
1975
1974
1973
1972
Twickenham
Twickenham
Twickenham
Twickenham
Twickenham
Twickenham
Twickenham
Twickenham
Twickenham
Twickenham
Twickenham
Twickenham
Twickenham
Twickenham
Twickenham
Twickenham
Twickenham
Harlequins 28 - 22 Bristol
Bath 19 - 12 Wasps
Bath 25 - 17 Wasps
Bath 24 - 15 London Welsh
Bath 10 - 9 Bristol
Bristol 28 - 22 Leicester
Gloucester 12 - 12 Moseley (Cup Shared)
Leicester 22 - 15 Gosforth
Leicester 21 - 9 London Irish
Leicester 15 - 12 Moseley
Gloucester 6 - 3 Leicester
Gosforth 27 - 11 Waterloo
Gosforth 23 - 14 Rosslyn Park
Bedford 28 - 12 Rosslyn Park
Coventry 26 - 6 London Scottish
Coventry 27 - 15 Bristol
Gloucester 17 - 6 Moseley