THE draws for the 2023/24 Papa Johns Community Cup have been announced with both Launceston and Bude entering once more.

The competition was started last year in a bid to bring some exciting, knockout rugby to the end of the season.

However, the tournament was blighted by clubs failing to fulfil fixtures, many citing a lack of preparation time.

The RFU have announced a similar format with clubs facing sides from their own level.

Launceston have been placed in Pool Four of the Regional One Plate as they bid to go one better than last year where they reached the Plate final at Sixways Stadium in Worcester.

As last year there are four teams per pool.

Launceston start with a home game against Old Northamptonians who are mid-table in Regional One South East on Saturday, April 13, before a trip to Shropshire to tackle Bridgnorth from Regional One Midlands a week later.

The final group game on April 27 sees Launceston welcome league rivals Lydney.

Wirral, who beat the All Blacks in the Plate final last year, are once again in the competition and have been drawn with Manchester, Burton and Syston in Pool Two.

Below Regional One level, competitions will be played in a knockout format.

Bude are in the Counties One South Shield draw and take on fellow Counties One Western West rivals Falmouth at home.

Another outing at Bencoolen Meadow awaits if they get through as expected, against Falmouth’s neighbours Penryn.

Bude’s run last year was ended in Hampshire as they were beaten by Alton who have also entered.