1987–88 Courage Cornwall/Devon League

The 1987–88 Courage Cornwall/Devon League was the first full season of rugby union within the eighth tier of the English league system currently known as Tribute Cornwall/Devon. The league consisted of eleven teams; six from Devon and five from Cornwall. Each team played one match against each of the other teams, playing a total of ten matches with five at home and five away. Both Crediton and Exmouth won nine of their ten matches, with Crediton declared champions because of their superior points difference, and winning promotion to the Western Counties league for season 1988–89. Newton Abbot, lost all ten matches and were relegated to Devon One while St Austell, with one win and a draw, were relegated to Cornwall One.[2][3]

1987–88 Courage Cornwall/Devon League
Countries England
Date12 September 1987 – 26 March 1988[1]
ChampionsCrediton (1st title)
Runners-upExmouth
RelegatedSt Austell and
Newton Abbot
Matches played55

Participating teams and locationsEdit

Team Ground[1][3] Capacity City/Area
Bideford King George's Field 2,000 Bideford, Devon
Crediton Blagdon Crediton, Devon
Exmouth Imperial Recreation Ground 1,250 Exmouth, Devon
Falmouth Recreation Ground 3,000 Falmouth, Cornwall
Hayle Memorial Park Hayle, Cornwall
Newton Abbot Rackerhayes 1,150 Newton Abbot, Devon
Paignton Queen's Park 1,650 Paignton, Devon
Penryn Memorial Ground 4,000 Penryn, Cornwall
Penzance-Newlyn Mennaye Field 4,000 Penzance, Cornwall
St Austell Penrice School Fields St Austell, Cornwall
Teignmouth Bitton Sports Ground 1,210 Teignmouth, Devon

League tableEdit

1987–88 Courage Cornwall/Devon League Table
Club Played Won Drawn Lost Points For Points Against Points Difference Points
1 Crediton 10 9 0 1 232 65 167 18
2 Exmouth 10 9 0 1 187 64 123 18
3 Penryn 10 8 1 1 191 67 124 17
4 Penzance–Newlyn 10 6 1 3 166 111 55 13
5 Falmouth 10 6 0 4 110 140 –30 12
6 Paignton 10 5 0 5 156 157 –1 10
7 Teignmouth 10 4 0 6 112 176 –64 8
8 Bideford 10 3 0 7 160 153 7 6
9 Hayle 10 2 1 7 107 157 –50 5
10 St Austell 10 1 1 8 69 193 –124 3
11 Newton Abbot 10 0 0 10 31 238 –207 0
  • Points are awarded as follows:
  1. 2 pts for a win
  2. 1 pt for a draw
  3. 0 pts for a loss
  • If teams are level at any stage, the following tiebreaker is applied:
  1. Difference between points for and against

Green background is the promotion place. Pink background are relegation places.
Updated: 23 August 2014

SponsorshipEdit

The Cornwall/Devon League was part of the Courage Clubs Championship and was sponsored by Courage Brewery.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Cornwall Rugby Football Union Official Handbook and Byelaws Season 1987 – 88. Cornwall Rugby Football Union. 1987.
  2. ^ Stephen Jones, ed. (1988). Rothmans Rugby Union Yearbook 1988–89. London: Rothmans Publications Ltd.
  3. ^ a b Tony Williams and Bill Mitchell, ed. (1990). Courage Official Rugby Union Club Directory 1990–91. Windsor: Burlington Publishing Co Ltd.