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.
|1987–88 Courage Cornwall/Devon League|
|Date||12 September 1987 – 26 March 1988|
|Champions||Crediton (1st title)|
|Relegated||St Austell and|
Participating teams and locationsEdit
|Bideford||King George's Field||2,000||Bideford, 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|
|1987–88 Courage Cornwall/Devon League Table|
|Club||Played||Won||Drawn||Lost||Points For||Points Against||Points Difference||Points|
Green background is the promotion place.
Pink background are relegation places.
The Cornwall/Devon League was part of the Courage Clubs Championship and was sponsored by Courage Brewery.
- Cornwall Rugby Football Union Official Handbook and Byelaws Season 1987 – 88. Cornwall Rugby Football Union. 1987.
- Stephen Jones, ed. (1988). Rothmans Rugby Union Yearbook 1988–89. London: Rothmans Publications Ltd.
- Tony Williams and Bill Mitchell, ed. (1990). Courage Official Rugby Union Club Directory 1990–91. Windsor: Burlington Publishing Co Ltd.