1987–88 Courage League National Division Three
The 1987–88 Courage League National Division Three was the first full season of rugby union within the third tier of the English league system, currently known as the National League 1. Both Wakefield and West Hartlepool won ten matches, lost one and finished on twenty points. Wakefield finished as champions due to their superior points difference but neither team was promoted to National Division Two. Morley and Birmingham (without a win) finished in the bottom two places and both clubs were relegated to Area League North for the following season. Almost all clubs in the national divisions reported an increase in attendances.
|1987–88 Courage League National Division Three|
|Date||September 1987 – April 1988|
|Champions||Wakefield (1st title)|
Each team played one match against the other teams, playing a total of eleven matches each. There was no set date for matches, clubs having to arrange the fixtures amongst themselves.
Participating teams and locationsEdit
|1987–88 Courage League National Division Three Table|
|Played||Won||Drawn||Lost||Points for||Points against||Points diff||Points|
|5||Vale of Lune||11||7||0||4||183||149||34||14|
|Pink background are relegation places, (there was no promotion this season)|
Updated: 7 July 2015
National Division Three is part of the Courage Clubs Championship and was sponsored by Courage Brewery
- Tony Williams and Bill Mitchell, ed. (1990). Courage Official Rugby Union Club Directory 1990–91. Windsor: Burlington Publishing Co Ltd.
- Stephen Jones, ed. (1988). Rothmans Rugby Union Yearbook 1988–89. London: Rothmans Publications Ltd.
- "Courage Club Championship 1987/88". Moseley Rugby Club. Archived from the original on 19 August 2014. Retrieved 14 August 2014.