1993–94 Courage League National Division Three

The 1993–94 Courage League National Division Three was the seventh full season of rugby union within the third tier of the English league system, currently known as National League 1. Following a reduction in size of the top four divisions of the league from thirteen to ten, the teams now play each other twice, home and away instead of just once.[1][2]

1993–94 Courage League National Division Three
Countries England
ChampionsCoventry (1st title)
Runners-upFylde (also promoted)
RelegatedHavant, Redruth
Matches played90

Following their relegation last season, Coventry won the division and return to National Division Two for next season. They are joined by the runner-up, Fylde, who were also relegated last season. Havant and Redruth are both relegated to National Four. Havant were runners-up last season and would have been promoted to National Division Two if the leagues had not been re-organised.

Participating teams and locationsEdit

Owing to a reduction from thirteen teams to ten in the top four divisions of the national leagues, only three teams participated in National Division Three last season, Exeter, Havant and Redruth. The remaining seven teams all played in National Division Two last season.[1][2]

League tableEdit

1993–94 Courage League National Division Three Table[3]
Club Played Won Drawn Lost Points for Points against Points diff Points
1 Coventry 18 14 0 4 406 259 147 28
2 Fylde 18 13 0 5 339 219 120 26
3 Bedford 18 12 0 6 332 260 72 24
4 Blackheath 18 11 0 7 305 222 83 22
5 Rosslyn Park 18 10 1 7 372 240 132 21
6 Exeter 18 9 1 8 308 271 37 19
7 Richmond 18 9 0 9 337 300 37 18
8 Morley 18 6 0 12 245 334 −89 12
9 Havant 18 3 0 15 203 432 −229 6
10 Redruth 18 2 0 16 178 488 −310 4
  • Points are awarded as follows:
  1. 2 pts for a win
  2. 1 pt for a draw
  3. 0 pts for a loss
  • If teams are level at any stage, the following tiebreaker is applied:
  1. Difference between points for and against
Green background are promotion places. Pink background are relegation places.

SponsorshipEdit

National Division Three is part of the Courage Clubs Championship and is sponsored by Courage Brewery.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Jones, Stephen; Griffiths, John (1993). Rothmans Rugby Union Yearbook 1993–94 (22nd ed.). London: Headline Book Publishing. pp. 151–167. ISBN 0 7472 7891 1.
  2. ^ a b Jones, Stephen; Griffiths, John (1994). Rothmans Rugby Union Yearbook 1994–95 (23rd ed.). London: Headline Book Publishing. pp. 163–179. ISBN 0 7472 7850 4.
  3. ^ "Courage CLubs Championship-1993/94". Birmingham Moseley Rugby Club. Retrieved 29 July 2016.