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The 1999–00 Tetley's Bitter Cup was the 29th edition of England's rugby union club competition. Wasps won the competition defeating Northampton in the final.[1] The event was sponsored by Tetley's Brewery and the final was held at Twickenham Stadium.[2]

1999–2000 Tetley's Bitter Cup
Tournament details
Countries England
Tournament format(s)knockout
Tournament statistics
Final
VenueTwickenham Stadium
ChampionsWasps (2nd title)
Runners-upNorthampton
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Draw and resultsEdit

First round (19 September)Edit

Home Away Score
Amersham & Chiltern Ruislip 25-17
Banbury Workington 20-10
Barkers Butts Bridlington 24-15
Belgrave Kendal 0-27
Blaydon Scunthorpe 16-15
Bridgwater Metropolitan Police 13-9
Broadstreet Bedford Athletic 24-45
Cheltenham Havant 57-8
Cinderford Norwich 27-18
Darlington Mowden Park Sandal 36-24
Doncaster Morley 17-22
Drillfield Sedgley Park 52-67
East Grinstead Maidenhead 13-20
Ellingham & Leatherhead Clifton 16-11
Esher Barking 32-6
Guildford & Godalming Staines 17-15
Loughborough Students Thurrock 13-25
Matson Swanage & Wareham 23-15
North Walsham Launceston 46-0
Old Patesians Westcombe Park 10-27
Plymouth Penzance & Newlyn 14-21
Redruth Barnstaple 27-24
Selly Oak New Brighton 10-93
Sevenoaks Tabard 30-10
Sheffield Aspatria 11-11 aet*
Spalding Macclesfield 22-17
Stourbridge Alnwick 20-8
Walsall Nuneaton 13-17 aet
Weston-super-Mare Bishop Stortford 23-17
Whitchurch Liverpool St Helens 27-8

Away team progress*

Second round (16 October)Edit

Home Away Score
Amersham & Chiltern Esher 16-34
Aspatria New Brighton 18-24
Banbury Thurrock 13-21
Barkers Butts Morley 17-19
Bedford Athletic Fylde 60-21
Birmingham & Solihull Wharfedale 14-13
Blaydon Kendal 18-19
Cheltenham Westcombe Park 25-23
Cinderford Reading 21-23
Guildford & Godalming Maidenhead 15-13
Harrogate Preston Grasshoppers 22-32
Matson Camberley 3-22
Newbury North Walsham 15-0
Nottingham Stourbridge 20-17
Penzance & Newlyn Effingham & Leatherhead 51-12
Redruth Lydney 22-13
Rosslyn Park Bridgwater & Albion 47-7
Sedgley Park Darlington Mowden Park 23-25
Sevenoaks Blackheath 41-40
Spalding Nuneaton 8-20
Weston-super-Mare Bracknell 12-26
Whitchurch Otley 0-76

Third round (13 & 14 November)Edit

Home Away Score
Bedford Athletic Exeter 14-29
Birmingham & Solihull Waterloo 18-15
Cheltenham Manchester 16-42
Guildford & Godalming Darlington Mowden Park 17-48
Kendal Worcester 27-44
Leeds Tykes Esher 50-7
London Welsh Newbury 35-13
Morley Orrell 19-46
New Brighton Otley 15-6
Nottingham Redruth 37-21
Nuneaton Camberley 29-19
Penzance & Newlyn Moseley 14-27
Reading Henley Hawks 3-41
Rotherham Coventry 28-34
Rugby Preston Grasshoppers 14-5
Sevenoaks Thurrock 23-24
Wakefield Rosslyn Park 7-28
West Hartlepool Bracknell 17-28

Fourth round (1 & 3 January)Edit

Home Away Score
Bedford Saracens 9-33
Birmingham & Solihull New Brighton 22-14
Bristol Henley Hawks 23-9
Coventry Bracknell 33-10
Darlington Mowden Park Rosslyn Park 23-11
Gloucester Bath 13-6
Harlequins Thurrock 88-0
Leeds Tykes Sale Sharks 3-13
London Welsh Exeter 18-14
Manchester Nottingham 50-17
Newcastle Falcons Moseley 41-8
Northampton Nuneaton 118-3
Orrell Rugby 13-13*
Worcester London Irish 8-12
  • Orrell progress by virtue of more tries

Fifth round (29 & 30 January)Edit

Home Away Score
Bristol Sale Sharks 26-14
Gloucester Orrell 54-12
Harlequins Darlington Mowden Park 29-8
London Irish Leicester 47-7
London Welsh Coventry 39-16
Manchester Birmingham/Solihull 22-11
Saracens Northampton 32-34
London Wasps Newcastle Falcons 36-30

Quarter-finals (26 February)Edit

Home Away Score
Bristol Harlequins 25–17
London Irish Gloucester 34–18
London Welsh Northampton 26–35
London Wasps Manchester 62–3

Semi-finals (8 April)Edit

Home Away Score
Bristol London Wasps 31–44
London Irish Northampton 17–24


FinalEdit

13 May 2000
Wasps 31–23 Northampton
Try: Josh Lewsey  
Trevor Leota  
Mark Denney  
Con: Kenny Logan
Pen: Alex King 3
Try: Budge Pountney  
Pen: Paul Grayson 6
Twickenham Stadium, London
Attendance: 55,000
Referee: Brian Campsall (Yorkshire)


15   Josh Lewsey
14   Shane Roiser
13   Mark Denney
12   Rob Henderson
11   Kenny Logan
10   Alex King
9   Martyn Wood
8   Lawrence Dallaglio (c)
7   Paul Volley
6   Joe Worsley
5   Andy Reed
4   Simon Shaw
3   Will Green
2   Trevor Leota
1   Darren Molloy
Replacements:
16   Mike Friday
17   John Ufton
18   Fraser Waters
19   Andy Le Chevalier
20   Dugald Macer
21   Mark Weedon
22   Peter Scrivener
Coach:
15   Nick Beal
14   Craig Moir
13   Allan Bateman
12   Matt Allen
11   Ben Cohen
10   Paul Grayson
9   Matt Dawson
1   Garry Pagel
2   Federico Méndez
3   Mattie Stewart
4   Andy Newman
5   Richard Metcalfe
6   Tim Rodber
7   Budge Pountney
8   Pat Lam (c)
Replacements:
16   Dominic Malone
17   Andy Northey
18   Ali Hepher
19   Steve Walter
20   Martin Scelzo
21   Jon Phillips
22   Don Mackinnon
Coach:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Wasps keep Northampton waiting with Tetley's victory". ESPN.
  2. ^ "Times Archives". Oxfordshire Libraries.