1990–91 Courage National 4 North

The 1990–91 Courage National 4 North was the fourth full season of rugby union within the fourth tier of the English league system, currently known as National League 2 North, and counterpart to the Courage National 4 South (now National League 2 South). It was the first season for the division using the name National 4 North, having been known as Area League North the previous year. The league champions were newly promoted Otley who comfortably achieved their second successive promotion, this time to the 1991–92 National Division 3, five points clear of runners up Lichfield.

1990–91 Courage National 4 North
Countries England
ChampionsOtley (1st title)
Runners-upLichfield (not promoted)
RelegatedBirmingham & Solihull, Stoke-on-Trent
Matches played110

At the other end of the table, Birmingham & Solihull and Stoke-on-Trent and were the two sides to be relegated.[1] For Birmingham & Solihull fans it was a familiar story, as previous incarnations of the club (Solihull and Birmingham) had already been relegated from the division. Both sides would drop to Midlands 1.

StructureEdit

Each team played one match against each of the other teams, playing a total of ten matches each. The champions are promoted to National Division 3 and the bottom team was relegated to either North 1 or Midlands 1 depending on their locality.

Participating teams and locationsEdit

League tableEdit

1990–91 Courage Division 4 North Table
Club Played Won Drawn Lost Points For Points Against Points Diff Points
1 Otley (C) 12 11 0 1 424 89 335 22
2 Lichfield 12 8 1 3 177 152 25 17
3 Preston Grasshoppers 12 8 0 4 192 108 84 16
4 Winnington Park 12 7 1 4 167 148 19 15
5 Kendal 12 6 2 4 191 132 59 14
6 Harrogate 12 6 1 5 220 204 16 13
7 Northern 12 5 3 4 148 169 -21 13
8 Stourbridge 12 5 1 6 134 161 -27 11
9 Walsall 12 5 0 7 149 176 -27 10
10 Durham City 12 4 1 7 109 185 -76 9
11 Hereford 12 3 2 7 122 208 -86 8
12 Stoke-on-Trent (R) 12 2 1 9 126 278 -152 5
13 Birmingham & Solihull (R) 12 1 1 10 116 265 -149 3
  • Points are awarded as follows:
  1. 2 pts for a win
  2. 1 pt for a draw
  3. 0 pts for a loss
  4. If teams are level at any stage, difference between points for and against applies

Green background is the promotion place. Pink background are relegation places.
Updated: 1 January 2018

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SponsorshipEdit

Division 4 North is part of the Courage Clubs Championship and was sponsored by Courage Brewery.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Courage League - Division 4 1990/91". The Rugby Archive. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  2. ^ Williams, Tony; Mitchell, Bill (eds.). Courage Official Rugby Union Club Directory 1991–92 (4th ed.). Taunton: Football Directories. ISBN 1 869833 15 5.