1993–94 Courage League Division 4

The 1993–94 Courage League Division 4 was the seventh full season of rugby union within the fourth tier of the English league system, currently the regional divisions National League 2 South and National League 2 North, and the first using the name Division 4. The league had been created at the start of the season by the RFU as part of their league restructuring, making tier 4 a national league (previously it had been regional) and developing a new tier 5 (Courage League Division 5), which used the old regional north/south divisions.

1993–94 Courage League Division 4
Countries England
ChampionsClifton (1st title)
Runners-upHarrogate (also promoted)
RelegatedSudbury, Sheffield
Matches played162

By the seasons end Clifton were crowned as champions, finishing 4 points clear of second place Harrogate.[1] Both sides would be promoted to the 1994–95 National Division 3. At the opposite end of the table Sudbury and Sheffield would be relegated. Sudbury would drop to Courage League Division 5 South while Sheffield would fall to Courage League Division 5 North.[2]

StructureEdit

Each team played home and away matches against each of the other teams, playing a total of eighteen matches each - the first time tier 4 used a home and away system. The champions and runners up are promoted to Courage League Division 3 while the bottom two teams are relegated to either Courage League Division 5 North or Courage League Division 5 South depending on their locality.

Participating teams and locationsEdit

League tableEdit

1993–94 Courage League Division 4 Table
Club Played Won Drawn Lost Points for Points against Points diff Points
1 Clifton (C) 18 16 2 0 477 205 272 34
2 Harrogate (P) 18 14 2 2 479 219 260 30
3 Liverpool St Helens 18 11 1 6 396 275 121 23
4 Plymouth Albion 18 9 0 9 286 416 -130 18
5 Aspatria 18 8 0 10 303 372 -6 16
6 Leeds 18 7 0 11 243 318 -75 14
7 Askeans 18 6 1 11 268 358 -90 13
8 Broughton Park 18 6 0 12 243 356 -113 12
9 Sheffield (R) 18 5 1 12 287 310 -23 11
10 Sudbury (R) 18 4 1 13 240 393 -153 9
  • 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: 3 December 2017

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SponsorshipEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Clifton RFC History 1990-2000". cliftonrfchistory.co.uk. Retrieved 2 August 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Courage League - Division 4 1993/94". The Rugby Archive. 3 December 2017.