1992–93 Courage League National Division Two

The 1992–93 Courage League National Division Two was the sixth full season of rugby union within the second tier of the English league system, currently known as the RFU Championship. There were thirteen teams in the division, with each team meeting the other teams once to give a total of twelve matches each. Joining the nine teams who remained in the division from last season were Nottingham and Rosslyn Park who were both relegated from the top division. It was Nottingham's first season in the division and Rosslyn Park's second. Park's only other appearance was in the very first season when they were the champions. Both the promoted teams, Fylde and Richmond, were relegated back to the third tier. In Richmond's case, somewhat unlucky as in normal circumstances finishing ninth would have been high enough in the table to survive the drop.

1992–93 Courage League National Division Two
Countries England
ChampionsNewcastle Gosforth (1st title)
Runners-upWaterloo
RelegatedBedford, Rosslyn Park, Richmond, Blackheath, Coventry, Fylde and Morley
Matches played78
Top point scorer136   David Johnson
(Newcastle Gosforth)
Top try scorer7   John Sleightholme
(Wakefield)[1]

At the sixth attempt, Newcastle Gosforth the champions, were promoted to the Courage League National Division One for season 1993–94. Due to next seasons reduction of teams from thirteen to ten in the top two divisions, second placed Waterloo did not gain promotion and seven teams were relegated to Courage League National Division Three. They were Bedford, Rosslyn Park, Richmond, Blackheath, Coventry, Fylde and Morley.[2] Rosslyn Park were relegated for the second successive season.

Participating teamsEdit

Locations of the 1992–93 Courage League National Division Two teams
Greater London Courage League National Division Two clubs
Team Stadium Capacity City/Area
Bedford Goldington Road 7,000 Bedford, Bedfordshire
Blackheath Rectory Field 6,000 Greenwich, London
Coventry Coundon Road 9,000+ Coventry, West Midlands
Fylde Woodlands Memorial Ground 9,000 Lytham St Annes, Lancashire
Morley Scatcherd Lane Morley, Leeds, West Yorkshire
Moseley The Reddings 10,000 (est) Birmingham, West Midlands
Newcastle Gosworth Kingston Park 10,000 Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Nottingham Ireland Avenue 4,950 Beeston, Nottinghamshire
Richmond Athletic Ground 4,500 Richmond, London
Rosslyn Park The Rock 2,000 Roehampton, London
Sale Heywood Road 5,400 Sale, Greater Manchester
Wakefield College Grove 3,000 Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Waterloo St Anthony's Road 9,000 Blundellsands, Merseyside

TableEdit

1992–93 Courage League National Division Two Table
Club Played Won Drawn Lost Points For Points Against Points Difference Points
1 Newcastle Gosforth 12 10 0 2 241 106 135 20
2 Waterloo 12 10 0 2 228 138 90 20
3 Wakefield 12 8 1 3 186 123 63 17
4 Nottingham 12 8 0 4 249 145 104 16
5 Sale 12 7 1 4 237 102 135 15
6 Moseley 12 6 2 4 184 150 34 14
7 Bedford Blues 12 6 2 4 186 183 3 14
8 Rosslyn Park 12 5 0 7 209 199 10 10
9 Richmond 12 5 0 8 202 196 6 10
10 Blackheath 12 4 2 6 142 231 −89 10
11 Coventry 12 3 0 9 192 236 −44 6
12 Fylde 12 0 3 9 108 290 −182 3
13 Morley 12 0 1 11 107 372 −265 1
  • Points were awarded as follows:
  1. two points for a win
  2. one point for a draw
  3. no points for a loss
  • If teams were level at any stage, tiebreakers were applied in the following order:
  1. difference between points for and against
  2. total number of points for
Green background are promotion places. Pink background are relegation places.

SponsorshipEdit

National Division Two is part of the Courage Clubs Championship and was sponsored by Courage Brewery

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Stephen McCormack, ed. (2000). The Official RFU Club Directory 2000–2001. Harpenden: Queen Anne Press.
  2. ^ "Courage Clubs Championship-1992/1993". Moseley Rugby Club. Retrieved 8 August 2012.