1990–91 Courage National 4 South

The 1990–91 Courage National 4 South was the fourth full season of rugby union within the fourth tier of the English league system, currently known as National League 2 South, and counterpart to the Courage National 4 North (now National League 2 North). It was the first season for the division using the name National 4 South, having been known as Area League South the previous year. In what was otherwise a very competitive league, Redruth were dominant, finishing as league champions with a perfect record of 12 wins from 12 games to gain promotion to the 1991–92 National Division 3 - 6 points clear of runners up Basingstoke.

1990–91 Courage National 4 South
Countries England
ChampionsRedruth (1st title)
Runners-upBasingstoke
RelegatedCheltenham, Maidenhead
Matches played156

At the other end of the table Cheltenham and Maidenhead finished in the bottom two places and were relegated. It was especially tough on Maidenhead who finished level with 11th placed Maidstone on 9 points each but went down due to a worst for/against ratio. Both Cheltenham and Maidenhead would drop down to South West 1.[1]

StructureEdit

Each team played one match against each of the other teams, playing a total of twelve matches each. The champions are promoted to National Division 3 and the bottom two teams are relegated to either London Division 1 or South West 1 depending on their locality.

Participating teams and locationsEdit

League tableEdit

1990–91 Courage National League 4 South Table
Club Played Won Drawn Lost Points for Points against Points diff Points
1 Redruth (C) 12 12 0 0 225 79 146 24
2 Basingstoke 12 9 0 3 187 104 83 18
3 London Welsh 12 7 0 5 235 165 70 14
4 Camborne 12 6 0 6 204 179 25 12
5 Weston-super-Mare 12 6 0 6 192 182 10 12
6 North Walsham 12 5 2 5 170 180 -10 12
7 Sudbury 12 6 0 6 160 172 -12 12
8 Havant 12 5 0 7 157 173 -16 10
9 Southend 12 5 0 7 152 194 -42 10
10 Ealing 12 5 0 7 174 218 -44 10
11 Maidstone 12 4 1 7 122 164 -42 9
12 Maidenhead (R) 12 4 1 7 130 208 -78 9
13 Cheltenham (R) 12 2 0 10 150 240 -90 4
  • 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 are promotion places. Pink background are relegation places.
Updated: 2 December 2017

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SponsorshipEdit

National League 4 South is part of the Courage Clubs Championship and is sponsored by Courage Brewery.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Courage League - Division 4 1990/91". The Rugby Archive. 2 December 2017.
  2. ^ Williams, Tony; Mitchell, Bill (eds.). Courage Official Rugby Union Club Directory 1991–92 (4th ed.). Taunton: Football Directories. ISBN 1 869833 15 5.