When we talk of Middlesex where do we mean?

The County, the Province or the Tribal Lands?

It's possible you didn't even realise there is a choice!


We do know that anyone who says Middlesex
‘doesn’t exist’ is talking out their hat.

The assumption that because the County Council was abolished Middlesex is abolished is fanciful - did Middlesex not exist before 1889? For that is the very recent date the Middlesex County Council was formed.

And as you will read and learn,
nothing could be further from the truth.


Middlesex Day Countdown
to May 16th

Federation of Middlesex Sports Rugby Union


FMS Rugby Union Vase Winners


2002/3             London French

2003/4             St Nicholas O Boys

2004/5             Old Abbstonians

2005/6             Old Isleworthians

2006/7             Old Haberdashers

2007/8             Hendon

2008/9             Old Gramarians

2009/10           Honourable Artillery Company

2010/11           Harrow

2011/12           Hackney

2012/13           Harrow

2013/14           No Competition

2014/15           No Competition

2015/16           Old Streetonians

2016/17           Old Streetonians

2017/18           Finsbury Park

2018/19           Hendon


Competition Rules


The Federation Vase is a knock-out competition open to all county clubs not eligible for the Middlesex Bowl, in Herts/Middx 1 and below, including club 1st XVs playing in the Middlesex or Herts/Middx Merit Tables.

There is no seeding.

The competition is played to Middlesex Cup rules with one exception; players do not have to be league registered, just bona fide club members.

The home team is responsible for arranging the referee.

Teams may enter squads of up to 21but must five players capable of playing in the front row.

In the event of a draw, extra time will be played, 10 minutes each way. If the match is still all square, the number of tries will be taken into account, and if still equal then converted tries. If still equal then the away team progresses through the next round.