1992–93 Courage National 4 North

The 1992–93 Courage National 4 North was the sixth 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). Impending changes to the league structure by the RFU meant that several new leagues were to be introduced at the end of the season. This meant that champions Harrogate were promoted into the 1993–94 Division 4 while everyone else fell to Courage League Division 5 North. Relegation was particularly tough on newly promoted Rotherham as they finished level with Harrogate only to lose out to their Yorkshire rivals by virtue of a worse for/against record.[1]

1992–93 Courage National 4 North
Countries England
ChampionsHarrogate (1st title)
Runners-upRotherham (not promoted)
Relegated12 teams[a 1]
Matches played110

StructureEdit

Each team played one match against each of the other teams, playing a total of twelve matches each. Changes to the league structure by the RFU for the 1993–94 season meant that the champions are promoted to Courage League Division 4 while the other twelve sides went into Courage League Division 5 South.

Participating teams and locationsEdit

League tableEdit

1992–93 Courage Division 4 North Table
Club Played Won Drawn Lost Points For Points Against Points Diff Points
1 Harrogate (C) 12 10 1 1 363 115 248 21
2 Rotherham (R) 12 10 1 1 259 123 136 21
3 Preston Grasshoppers (R) 12 8 0 4 157 135 22 16
4 Stoke-on-Trent (R) 12 7 0 5 193 168 25 14
5 Lichfield (R) 12 6 1 5 221 224 -3 13
6 Kendal (R) 12 6 0 6 182 189 -7 12
7 Walsall (R) 12 6 0 6 160 192 -32 12
8 Durham City (R) 12 6 0 6 179 219 -40 12
9 Stourbridge (R) 12 5 1 6 161 144 17 11
10 Winnington Park (R) 12 5 1 6 167 165 2 11
11 Hereford (R) 12 2 2 8 147 216 -69 6
12 Nuneaton (R) 12 2 0 10 138 269 -131 4
13 Towcestrians (R) 12 1 1 10 118 286 -168 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: 20 January 2018

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SponsorshipEdit

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

NotesEdit

  1. ^ The re-organization of the English league system by the RFU meant that all teams other than the champions would be relegated to the new look Courage League Division 5 North for the 1993-94 season.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Courage League - Division 4 1992/93". The Rugby Archive. Retrieved 20 January 2018.
  2. ^ Jones, Stephen; Griffiths, John (1993). Rothmans Rugby Union Yearbook 1993–94. London: Headline Book Publishing. pp. 151–167. ISBN 0 7472 7891 1.
  3. ^ "Courage Clubs Championship-1992/1993". Moseley Rugby Club. Retrieved 21 July 2016.