HEREFORD Rugby Club have been handed a home tie in the preliminary round of the North Midlands Cup.

The Wyesiders will face Dudley Kingswinford on Saturday, August 26.

Meanwhile, Bromyard will compete in the North Midlands Shield following their promotion and will host Telford Hornets in the preliminary round, also set for August 26.

Ross-on-Wye will also feature in the preliminary round of the Vase on the same weekend, with a derby clash against Greyhound.