TENBURY RFC have been handed an intriguing opening tie in their bid to repeat last season’s RFU Junior Vase heroics.

The newly-promoted side, who reached last season’s Midlands Vase final and were just two wins from the national final at Twickenham, will visit Cannock on September 21.

The two sides were two divisions apart last term but are now equals after Tenbury were promoted as Midlands Five West North champions, while Cannock lost all 22 league games to finish rock bottom of Midlands Three West North.

With both sides enjoying a first-round bye, the game is a second-round clash and Tenbury will be hoping to go at least one step better than last season when they lost to Mellish in the Midlands final.

Clee Hill, beaten by Tenbury in the 2018-19 semi-final, have been handed a home tie, also in the second round, against Hereford-based Greyhound.