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2001–02 National Division One

The 2001–02 National Division One (known as the Jewson National Division One for sponsorship reasons) was the 15th full season of rugby union within the second tier of the English league system, currently known as the RFU Championship. New teams to the division included Rotherham who had been relegated from the Zurich Premiership 2000–01 while Bracknell and Rugby Lions had been promoted from the 2000–01 National Division Two.[1][2]

2001–02 National Division One
Countries England
ChampionsRotherham
Runners-upWorcester
RelegatedHenley Hawks and Bracknell
Attendance168,490 (average 931 per match)[b 1]
Highest attendance4,800 Worcester at home to Rotherham on 22 September 2001
Lowest attendance150 (x2) Bracknell at home to Exeter Chiefs on 2 March 2002 & Moseley at home to Rugby Lions on 23 March 2002
Top point scorerEnglandSimon Binns
(Otley) 283 Points
Top try scorerAustraliaChris Garrard
(Worcester) 25 tries

For the first time the team finishing first, Rotherham, were denied promotion to the Zurich Premiership for season 2002–03 because their ground was not of the required standard - this was the first time a team had been denied entry to the top flight of English rugby since the leagues started in 1987 due to the introduction of the controversial 'minimum standards' rule for clubs seeking to join the Premiership.[3][4] Worcester were runners-up for the second consecutive season, and Henley Hawks and Bracknell were relegated to the 2002–03 National Division Two with Bracknell spending just one season in the division.[5]

Participating teamsEdit

TableEdit

2001–02 National Division One Table[7]
Club Played Won Drawn Lost Points For Points Against Points Difference Points Try Points Loss Points
1 Rotherham 26 24 0 2 1,099 325 774 2 22 120
2 Worcester 26 23 0 3 941 364 577 0 14 106
3 Exeter Chiefs 26 19 1 6 707 448 259 1 12 92
4 Coventry 26 16 3 7 730 559 171 4 8 82
5 London Welsh 26 15 0 11 580 557 23 4 5 69
6 Bedford Blues 26 12 3 11 654 600 54 6 8 68
7 Otley 26 11 1 14 601 675 –74 4 6 56
8 Birmingham & Solihull 26 10 1 15 432 626 –194 6 4 52
9 Wakefield 26 9 2 15 514 607 –93 3 4 47
10 Rugby Lions 26 9 1 16 518 668 –150 5 4 47
11 Moseley 26 9 1 16 448 695 –247 3 5 45
12 Manchester 26 8 0 18 381 758 –377 3 1 36
13 Henley Hawks 26 6 1 19 449 767 –318 5 2 33
14 Bracknell 26 4 0 22 418 823 –405 7 3 26
  • Points are awarded as follows: four points for a win; two points for a draw; no points for a loss; one bonus point for scoring four tries or more in a match; one bonus point for losing by seven points or less.
  • If teams are level at any stage, tiebreakers are applied in the following order: (1) difference between points for and against; (2) total number of points for.
Green background are promotion places (there was no promotion this season). Pink background are relegation places.

ResultsEdit

Round 1Edit

1 September 2001
Birmingham & Solihull 17 - 21 Coventry
Report
Sharmans Cross
Attendance: 800
Referee: Martin Fox
1 September 2001
Exeter Chiefs 33 - 30 Bracknell
Report
County Ground
Attendance: 950
Referee: Geraint Ashton-Jones
1 September 2001
Henley Hawks 9 - 24 London Welsh
Report
Dry Leas
Attendance: 1,150
Referee: David Grashoff
1 September 2001
Moseley 16 - 39 Otley
Report
Bournbrook
Attendance: 250
Referee: Ashley Rowden
1 September 2001
Rugby Lions 32 - 32 Bedford Blues
Report
Webb Ellis Road
Attendance: 620
Referee: R Glynne Jones
1 September 2001
Wakefield 22 - 34 Rotherham
Report
College Grove
Attendance: 1,100
Referee: Stuart Piercy
1 September 2001
Worcester 45 - 11 Manchester
Report
Sixways
Referee: Trevor Fisher

Round 2Edit

8 September 2001
Bedford Blues 36 - 27 Exeter Chiefs
Report
Goldington Road
Attendance: 1,323
Referee: Steve Savage
8 September 2001
Bracknell 20 - 11 Moseley
Report
Lily Hill Park
Attendance: 750
Referee: Nick Cousins
8 September 2001
Coventry 24 - 8 Henley Hawks
Report
Coundon Road
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Eric Woodmason
8 September 2001
Otley 8 - 21 Manchester
Report
Cross Green
Attendance: 620
Referee: Mark Wilson
8 September 2001
Rugby Lions 18-6 Wakefield
Report
Webb Ellis Road
Attendance: 620
Referee: Tim Miller
8 September 2001
Worcester 53 - 3 Birmingham & Solihull
Report
Sixways
Attendance: 2,123
Referee: J Barnard
9 September 2001
London Welsh 6 - 28 Rotherham
Report
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 1,200
Referee: S Terheege

Round 3Edit

15 September 2001
Birmingham & Solihull 41 - 16 Otley
Report
Sharmans Cross
Attendance: 500
Referee: Trevor Fisher
15 September 2001
Exeter Chiefs 20 - 15 Rugby Lions
Report
County Ground
Attendance: 810
Referee: Roy Maybank
15 September 2001
Henley Hawks 0-31 Worcester
Report
Dry Leas
Attendance: 950
Referee: S Terheege
15 September 2001
Manchester 28 - 13 Bracknell
Report
Grove Park
Attendance: 750
Referee: Martin Fox
15 September 2001
Moseley 46 - 45 Bedford Blues
Report
Bournbrook
Attendance: 702
Referee: David Sainsbury
15 September 2001
Rotherham 55 - 9 Coventry
Report
Clifton Lane
Attendance: 1,100
Referee: Geraint Ashton-Jones
15 September 2001
Wakefield 18 - 21 London Welsh
Report
College Grove
Attendance: 350
Referee: David Pearson

Round 4Edit

22 September 2001
Bedford Blues 21 - 10 Manchester
Report
Goldington Road
Attendance: 1,477
Referee: Nick Cousins
22 September 2001
Bracknell 12 - 19 Birmingham & Solihull
Report
Lily Hill Park
Attendance: 300
Referee: Steve Savage
22 September 2001
Coventry 19 - 23 London Welsh
Report
Coundon Road
Attendance: 1,100
Referee: Tim Miller
22 September 2001
Exeter Chiefs 39 - 3 Wakefield
Report
County Ground
Attendance: 640
Referee: David Grashoff
22 September 2001
Otley 55 - 13 Henley Hawks
Report
Cross Green
Attendance: 450
Referee: Martin Fox
22 September 2001
Rugby Lions 28 - 19 Moseley
Report
Webb Ellis Road
Attendance: 450
Referee: Eric Woodmason
22 September 2001
Worcester 20 - 18 Rotherham
Report
Sixways
Attendance: 4,800
Referee: Nigel Yates

Round 5Edit

29 September 2001
Birmingham & Solihull 19 - 19 Bedford Blues
Report
Sharmans Cross
Attendance: 500
29 September 2001
Henley Hawks 24 - 26 Bracknell
Report
Dry Leas
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: D May
29 September 2001
London Welsh 3 - 21 Worcester
Report
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 1,400
Referee: Geraint Ashton-Jones
29 September 2001
Manchester 22-14 Rugby Lions
Report
Grove Park
Attendance: 685
Referee: Steve Savage
29 September 2001
Moseley 6 - 21 Exeter Chiefs
Report
Bournbrook
Attendance: 350
Referee: Mark Wilson
29 September 2001
Rotherham 55 - 6 Otley
Report
Clifton Lane
Attendance: 1,551
Referee: David Sainsbury
29 September 2001
Wakefield 20 - 20 Coventry
Report
College Grove
Attendance: 350
Referee: Trevor Fisher

Round 6Edit

6 October 2001
Bedford Blues 44 - 9 Henley Hawks
Report
Goldington Road
Attendance: 1,182
Referee: Nigel Yates
6 October 2001
Bracknell 10 - 42 Rotherham
Report
Lily Hill Park
Attendance: 300
Referee: Ashley Rowden
6 October 2001
Exeter Chiefs 16 - 3 Manchester
Report
County Ground
Attendance: 640
Referee: Eric Woodmason
6 October 2001
Moseley 31 - 23 Wakefield
Report
Bournbrook
Attendance: 400
Referee: Wayne Barnes
6 October 2001
Otley 32 - 9 London Welsh
Report
Cross Green
Attendance: 600
Referee: Mark Wilson
6 October 2001
Rugby Lions 6 - 22 Birmingham & Solihull
Report
Webb Ellis Road
Attendance: 320
Referee: David Grashoff
6 October 2001
Worcester 22 - 31 Coventry
Report
Sixways
Attendance: 2,250
Referee: Robin Goodliffe

Round 7Edit

20 October 2001
Birmingham & Solihull 22 - 26 Exeter Chiefs
Report
Sharmans Cross
Attendance: 300
20 October 2001
Coventry 47 - 41 Otley
Report
Coundon Road
Attendance: 1,150
Referee: Geraint Ashton-Jones
20 October 2001
Henley Hawks 15 - 12 Rugby Lions
Report
Dry Leas
Attendance: 300
Referee: Ashley Rowden
20 October 2001
London Welsh 44 - 20 Bracknell
Report
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 730
Referee: Robin Goodliffe
20 October 2001
Manchester 6 - 15 Moseley
Report
Grove Park
Attendance: 465
Referee: Martin Fisher
20 October 2001
Rotherham 53 - 13 Bedford Blues
Report
Clifton Lane
Attendance: 1,100
Referee: Martin Fox
20 October 2001
Wakefield 8 - 39 Worcester
Report
College Grove
Attendance: 350
Referee: Tim Miller

Round 8Edit

27 October 2001
Bedford Blues P - P London Welsh

  • Postponed. Rescheduled for 24 November 2001.
27 October 2001
Bracknell 9 - 8 Coventry
Report
Lily Hill Park
Attendance: 400
Referee: Nigel Yates
27 October 2001
Exeter Chiefs P - P Henley Hawks

  • Postponed. Rescheduled for 16 February 2002.
27 October 2001
Manchester P - P Wakefield

  • Postponed. Rescheduled for 15 December 2001.
27 October 2001
Moseley 6 - 15 Birmingham & Solihull
Report
Bournbrook
Attendance: 717
Referee: Nick Cousins
27 October 2001
Otley 23 - 40 Worcester
Report
Cross Green
Attendance: 750
Referee: David Grashoff
27 October 2001
Rugby Lions P - P Rotherham

  • Postponed. Rescheduled for 15 February 2002.

Round 9Edit

10 November 2001
Birmingham & Solihull 27 - 8 Manchester
Report
Sharmans Cross
Attendance: 200
Referee: David Grashoff
10 November 2001
Coventry 15 - 15 Bedford Blues
Report
Coundon Road
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Tim Miller
10 November 2001
Henley Hawks 24 - 29 Moseley
Report
Dry Leas
Attendance: 350
10 November 2001
Rotherham 13 - 19 Exeter Chiefs
Report
Clifton Lane
Attendance: 1,100
Referee: Nigel Yates
10 November 2001
Wakefield 29 - 22 Otley
Report
College Grove
Attendance: 300
Referee: Wayne Barnes
11 November 2001
London Welsh 37 - 15 Rugby Lions
Report
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 730
11 November 2001
Worcester 32 - 6 Bracknell
Report
Sixways
Attendance: 2,104

Round 10Edit

17 November 2001
Bedford Blues 11 - 20 Worcester
Report
Goldington Road
Attendance: 1,410
Referee: Nigel Yates
17 November 2001
Birmingham & Solihull 18 - 22 Wakefield
Report
Sharmans Cross
Attendance: 200
Referee: Tim Fisher
17 November 2001
Bracknell 19 - 25 Otley
Report
Lily Hill Park
Attendance: 180
Referee: Rob Debney
17 November 2001
Exeter Chiefs 52 - 22 London Welsh
Report
County Ground
Attendance: 822
Referee: Geraint Ashton-Jones
17 November 2001
Manchester 25 - 26 Henley Hawks
Report
Grove Park
Attendance: 400
Referee: Nick Cousins
17 November 2001
Moseley 3 - 47 Rotherham
Report
Bournbrook
Attendance: 490
Referee: Ashley Rowden
17 November 2001
Rugby Lions 22 - 27 Coventry
Report
Webb Ellis Road
Attendance: 836
Referee: Wayne Barnes

Round 8 (rescheduled game)Edit

24 November 2001
Bedford Blues 39 - 27 London Welsh
Report
Goldington Road
Attendance: 956
Referee: Rob Debney
  • Game rescheduled from 27 October 2001.

Round 11Edit

1 December 2001
Coventry 16 - 15 Exeter Chiefs
Report
Coundon Road
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Mark Wilson
1 December 2001
Henley Hawks 20 - 26 Birmingham & Solihull
Report
Dry Leas
Attendance: 300
Referee: Rob Debney
1 December 2001
London Welsh 18 - 29 Moseley
Report
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 840
1 December 2001
Otley 26 - 10 Bedford Blues
Report
Cross Green
Attendance: 700
Referee: Trevor Fisher
1 December 2001
Rotherham 55 - 10 Manchester
Report
Clifton Lane
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Geraint Ashton-Jones
1 December 2001
Wakefield 33 - 22 Bracknell
Report
College Grove
Attendance: 300
Referee: Nick Cousins
1 December 2001
Worcester 30 - 5 Rugby Lions
Report
Sixways
Attendance: 1,834
Referee: Tim Miller

Round 12Edit

8 December 2001
Bedford Blues 27 - 10 Bracknell
Report
Goldington Road
Attendance: 1,301
Referee: Wayne Barnes
8 December 2001
Birmingham & Solihull 16 - 56 Rotherham
Report
Sharmans Cross
Attendance: 850
Referee: Martin Fox
8 December 2001
Exeter Chiefs 21 - 10 Worcester
Report
County Ground
Attendance: 1,520
Referee: S Leyshon
8 December 2001
Henley Hawks 20 - 13 Wakefield
Report
Dry Leas
Attendance: 550
Referee: Geraint Ashton-Jones
8 December 2001
Manchester 12 - 11 London Welsh
Report
Grove Park
Attendance: 425
Referee: David Sainsbury
8 December 2001
Moseley 6 - 25 Coventry
Report
Bournbrook
Attendance: 726
Referee: Trevor Fisher
8 December 2001
Rugby Lions 25 - 19 Otley
Report
Webb Ellis Road
Attendance: 500
Referee: David Grashoff

Round 8 (rescheduled game)Edit

15 December 2001
Manchester 27 - 16 Wakefield
Report
Grove Park
Attendance: 381
Referee: Wayne Barnes
  • Game rescheduled from 27 October 2001.

Round 13Edit

29 December 2001
Bracknell 23 - 35 Rugby Lions
Report
Lily Hill Park
Attendance: 475
Referee: S Terheege
29 December 2001
Coventry 47 - 13 Manchester
Report
Coundon Road
Attendance: 1,576
Referee: David Sainsbury
29 December 2001
London Welsh 28 - 25 Birmingham & Solihull
Report
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 930
Referee: Steve Savage
29 December 2001
Otley 26 - 5 Exeter Chiefs
Report
Cross Green
Attendance: 960
Referee: Tim Miller
29 December 2001
Rotherham 48 - 6 Henley Hawks
Report
Clifton Lane
Attendance: 1,100
Referee: David Grashoff
29 December 2001
Wakefield 18 - 16 Bedford Blues
Report
College Grove
Attendance: 300
Referee: Martin Fox
29 December 2001
Worcester 33 - 12 Moseley
Report
Sixways
Attendance: 3,323
Referee: Trevor Fisher

Round 14Edit

5 January 2002
Bedford Blues P - P Rugby Lions

  • Game rescheduled to 2 March 2002.
5 January 2002
Bracknell P - P Exeter Chiefs

  • Game rescheduled to 2 March 2002.
5 January 2002
Coventry P - P Birmingham & Solihull

  • Game rescheduled to 17 February 2002.
5 January 2002
London Welsh P - P Henley Hawks

  • Game rescheduled to 2 March 2002.
5 January 2002
Manchester P - P Worcester

  • Game rescheduled to 16 February 2002.
5 January 2002
Otley P - P Moseley

  • Game rescheduled to 2 March 2002.
5 January 2002
Rotherham P - P Wakefield

  • Game rescheduled to 2 March 2002.

Round 15Edit

12 January 2002
Birmingham & Solihull 13 - 30 Worcester
Report
Sharmans Cross
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Ashley Rowden
12 January 2002
Exeter Chiefs 18 - 13 Bedford Blues
Report
County Ground
Attendance: 1,158
Referee: Tim Miller
12 January 2002
Henley Hawks 18 - 22 Coventry
Report
Dry Leas
Attendance: 700
Referee: Martin Fox
12 January 2002
Manchester 20 - 3 Otley
Report
Grove Park
Attendance: 485
Referee: Nick Cousins
12 January 2002
Moseley 25 - 23 Bracknell
Report
Bournbrook
Attendance: 300
12 January 2002
Rotherham 28 - 21 London Welsh
Report
Clifton Lane
Attendance: 1,200
Referee: Wayne Barnes
12 January 2002
Wakefield 16 - 18 Rugby Lions
Report
College Grove
Attendance: 300
Referee: Trevor Fisher

Round 16Edit

19 January 2002
Bedford Blues 36 - 25 Moseley
Report
Goldington Road
Attendance: 1,486
Referee: Nigel Yates
19 January 2002
Bracknell 15 - 22 Manchester
Report
Lily Hill Park
Attendance: 300
Referee: Martin Fox
19 January 2002
Coventry 28 - 41 Rotherham
Report
Coundon Road
Attendance: 4,132
Referee: J Barnard
19 January 2002
London Welsh 16 - 8 Wakefield
Report
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 750
Referee: Mark Wilson
19 January 2002
Otley 18 - 3 Birmingham & Solihull
Report
Cross Green
Attendance: 500
Referee: Wayne Barnes
19 January 2002
Rugby Lions 10 - 34 Exeter Chiefs
Report
Webb Ellis Road
Attendance: 420
Referee: David Grashoff
19 January 2002
Worcester 66 - 17 Henley Hawks
Report
Sixways
Attendance: 2,055
Referee: Robin Goodliffe

Round 17Edit

26 January 2002
Birmingham & Solihull 10 - 3 Bracknell
Report
Sharmans Cross
Attendance: 200
Referee: Mark Wilson
26 January 2002
Henley Hawks 12 - 22 Otley
Report
Dry Leas
Attendance: 350
Referee: Tim Miller
26 January 2002
London Welsh 19 - 5 Coventry
Report
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 700
Referee: Geraint Ashton-Jones
26 January 2002
Manchester 12 - 24 Bedford Blues
Report
Grove Park
Attendance: 550
Referee: J Barnard
26 January 2002
Moseley P - P Rugby Lions

  • Postponed. Game rescheduled to 23 March 2002.
26 January 2002
Rotherham 18 - 8 Worcester
Report
Clifton Lane
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: David Pearson
26 January 2002
Wakefield 15 - 27 Exeter Chiefs
Report
College Grove
Attendance: 300
Referee: Ashley Rowden

Round 18Edit

2 February 2002
Bedford Blues 23 - 10 Birmingham & Solihull
Report
Goldington Road
Attendance: 1,272
Referee: Robin Goodliffe
2 February 2002
Coventry 37 - 19 Wakefield
Report
Coundon Road
Attendance: 2,043
Referee: Tony Spreadbury
2 February 2002
Exeter Chiefs 28 - 7 Moseley
Report
County Ground
Attendance: 750
Referee: Martin Fox
2 February 2002
Otley 9 - 18 Rotherham
Report
Cross Green
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Ashley Rowden
2 February 2002
Rugby Lions 25 - 13 Manchester
Report
Webb Ellis Road
Attendance: 300
Referee: Geraint Ashton-Jones
2 February 2002
Worcester 10 - 6 London Welsh
Report
Sixways
Attendance: 1,448
Referee: Chris White
3 February 2002
Bracknell 13 - 6 Henley Hawks
Report
Lily Hill Park
Attendance: 600
Referee: J Barnard

Round 19Edit

9 February 2002
Birmingham & Solihull 13 - 11 Rugby Lions
Report
Sharmans Cross
Attendance: 400
9 February 2002
Coventry 26 - 33 Worcester
Report
Coundon Road
Attendance: 3,475
Referee: Nigel Yates
9 February 2002
Henley Hawks 25 - 37 Bedford Blues
Report
Dry Leas
Attendance: 1,200
Referee: Mark Wilson
9 February 2002
London Welsh 34 - 15 Otley
Report
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 650
Referee: David Sainsbury
9 February 2002
Manchester P - P Exeter Chiefs

  • Postponed. Game rescheduled to 23 March 2002.
9 February 2002
Rotherham 55 - 8 Bracknell
Report
Clifton Lane
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Trevor Fisher
9 February 2002
Wakefield 17 - 15 Moseley
Report
College Grove
Attendance: 350
Referee: Peter Marshall

Rounds 8 & 14 (rescheduled games)Edit

15 February 2002
Rugby Lions 14 - 47 Rotherham
Report
Webb Ellis Road
Attendance: 300
Referee: Nigel Yates
  • Game rescheduled from 27 October 2001.
16 February 2002
Exeter Chiefs 43 - 23 Henley Hawks
Report
Dry Leas
Attendance: 487
Referee: Nigel Higginson
  • Game rescheduled from 27 October 2001.
16 February 2002
Manchester 17 - 62 Worcester
Report
Grove Park
Attendance: 225
Referee: David Sainsbury
  • Game rescheduled from 5 January 2002.
17 February 2002
Coventry 46 - 13 Birmingham & Solihull
Report
Coundon Road
Attendance: 924
Referee: Trevor Fisher
  • Game rescheduled from 5 January 2002.

Round 20Edit

23 February 2002
Bedford Blues 31 - 36 Rotherham
Report
Goldington Road
Attendance: 1,908
Referee: Geraint Ashton-Jones
23 February 2002
Bracknell 22 - 24 London Welsh
Report
Lily Hill Park
Attendance: 600
Referee: Wayne Barnes
23 February 2002
Exeter Chiefs 35 - 10 Birmingham & Solihull
Report
County Ground
Attendance: 935
Referee: S Terheege
23 February 2002
Moseley 32 - 6 Manchester
Report
Bournbrook
Attendance: 359
Referee: Tim Miller
23 February 2002
Otley 11 - 22 Coventry
Report
Cross Green
Attendance: 600
Referee: Rob Debney
23 February 2002
Rugby Lions 25 - 13 Henley Hawks
Report
Webb Ellis Road
Attendance: 350
Referee: David Rose
23 February 2002
Worcester 36 - 8 Wakefield
Report
Sixways
Attendance: 1,811
Referee: J Barnard

Round 14 (rescheduled games)Edit

1 March 2002
Bedford Blues 25 - 15 Rugby Lions
Report
Goldington Road
Attendance: 1,482
Referee: Martin Fox
  • Game rescheduled from 5 January 2002.
2 March 2002
Bracknell 6 - 27 Exeter Chiefs
Report
Lily Hill Park
Attendance: 150
Referee: David Rose
  • Game rescheduled from 5 January 2002.
2 March 2002
London Welsh 33 - 20 Henley Hawks
Report
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 400
Referee: Robin Goodliffe
  • Game rescheduled from 5 January 2002.
2 March 2002
Otley 19 - 19 Moseley
Report
Cross Green
Attendance: 430
Referee: J Barnard
  • Game rescheduled from 5 January 2002.
2 March 2002
Rotherham 30 - 8 Wakefield
Report
Clifton Lane
Attendance: 1,200
Referee: Tony Spreadbury
  • Game rescheduled from 5 January 2002.

Round 21Edit

9 March 2002
Birmingham & Solihull 14 - 10 Moseley
Report
Sharmans Cross
Attendance: 700
Referee: Nigel Yates
9 March 2002
Coventry 63 - 14 Bracknell
Report
Coundon Road
Attendance: 1,923
Referee: Mark Wilson
9 March 2002
Henley Hawks 28 - 19 Exeter Chiefs
Report
Dry Leas
Attendance: 550
Referee: David Sainsbury
9 March 2002
London Welsh 26 - 20 Bedford Blues
Report
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 1,300
Referee: Trevor Fisher
9 March 2002
Rotherham 30 - 8 Rugby Lions
Report
Clifton Lane
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Roy Maybank
9 March 2002
Wakefield 56 - 10 Manchester
Report
College Grove
Attendance: 350
9 March 2002
Worcester 71 - 14 Otley
Report
Sixways
Attendance: 1,750
Referee: David Pearson

Round 22Edit

16 March 2002
Bracknell 24 - 59 Worcester
Report
Lily Hill Park
Attendance: 350
Referee: Nigel Yates
16 March 2002
Bedford Blues 29 - 24 Coventry
Report
Goldington Road
Attendance: 1,732
Referee: Andrew Cole
16 March 2002
Exeter Chiefs 23 - 32 Rotherham
Report
County Ground
Attendance: 1,530
Referee: Ashley Rowden
16 March 2002
Manchester 16 - 11 Birmingham & Solihull
Report
Grove Park
Attendance: 567
Referee: David Rose
16 March 2002
Moseley 21 - 26 Henley Hawks
Report
Bournbrook
Attendance: 300
Referee: David Grashoff
16 March 2002
Otley 45 - 33 Wakefield
Report
Cross Green
Attendance: 740
Referee: Martin Fox
16 March 2002
Rugby Lions 20 - 41 London Welsh
Report
Webb Ellis Park
Attendance: 475
Referee: Geraint Ashton-Jones

Round 17 & 19 (rescheduled games)Edit

23 March 2002
Moseley 17 - 12 Rugby Lions
Report
Bournbrook
Attendance: 150
Referee: Robin Goodliffe
  • Game rescheduled from 26 January 2002.
23 March 2002
Manchester 5 - 53 Exeter Chiefs
Report
Grove Park
Attendance: 250
Referee: Rob Debney
  • Game rescheduled from 9 February 2002.

Round 23Edit

30 March 2002
Coventry 47 - 25 Rugby Lions
Report
Coundon Road
Attendance: 2,195
Referee: David Rose
30 March 2002
Henley Hawks 45 - 20 Manchester
Report
Dry Leas
Attendance: 850
Referee: S Terheege
30 March 2002
London Welsh 19 - 34 Exeter Chiefs
Report
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 1,020
Referee: Wayne Barnes
30 March 2002
Rotherham 61 - 0 Moseley
Report
Clifton Lane
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Martin Fox
30 March 2002
Wakefield 26 - 17 Birmingham & Solihull
Report
College Grove
Attendance: 250
Referee: Tim Miller
30 March 2002
Worcester 46 - 22 Bedford Blues
Report
Sixways
Attendance: 2,296
Referee: Eric Woodmason
31 March 2002
Otley 39 - 28 Bracknell
Report
Cross Green
Attendance: 550
Referee: Mike Hamlin

Round 24Edit

6 April 2002
Bedford Blues 17 - 22 Otley
Report
Goldington Road
Attendance: 1,315
Referee: Rob Debney
6 April 2002
Birmingham & Solihull 22 - 9 Henley Hawks
Report
Sharmans Cross
Attendance: 200
Referee: Nigel Yates
6 April 2002
Bracknell 8 - 42 Wakefield
Report
Lily Hill Park
Attendance: 300
Referee: S Leyshon
6 April 2002
Exeter Chiefs 23 - 23 Coventry
Report
County Ground
Attendance: 952
Referee: Geraint Ashton-Jones
6 April 2002
Manchester 7 - 72 Rotherham
Report
Grove Park
Attendance: 828
Referee: Ashley Rowden
6 April 2002
Moseley 17 - 15 London Welsh
Report
Bournbrook
Attendance: 400
Referee: Mark Wilson
6 April 2002
Rugby Lions 23 - 41 Worcester
Report
Webb Ellis Road
Attendance: 700
Referee: David Pearson

Round 25Edit

13 April 2002
Bracknell 7 - 41 Bedford Blues
Report
Lily Hill Park
Attendance: 400
Referee: Tim Miller
13 April 2002
Coventry 52 - 24 Moseley
Report
Coundon Road
Attendance: 2,200
Referee: David Sainsbury
13 April 2002
London Welsh 20 - 13 Manchester
Report
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 900
Referee: David Rose
13 April 2002
Otley 32 - 36 Rugby Lions
Report
Cross Green
Attendance: 900
Referee: Wayne Barnes
13 April 2002
Rotherham 73 - 0 Birmingham & Solihull
Report
Clifton Lane
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Rob Debney
13 April 2002
Wakefield 13 - 13 Henley Hawks
Report
College Grove
Attendance: 250
Referee: David Grashoff
13 April 2002
Worcester 41 - 17 Exeter Chiefs
Report
Sixways
Attendance: 2,721
Referee: Martin Fox

Round 26Edit

27 April 2002
Bedford Blues 18 - 22 Wakefield
Report
Goldington Road
Attendance: 1,601
Referee: Geraint Ashton-Jones
27 April 2002
Birmingham & Solihull 26 - 33 London Welsh
Report
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 500
Referee: Wayne Barnes
27 April 2002
Exeter Chiefs 32 - 14 Otley
Report
County Ground
Attendance: 738
Referee: Nigel Higginson
27 April 2002
Henley Hawks 20 - 54 Rotherham
Report
Dry Leas
Attendance: 1,325
Referee: David Sainsbury
27 April 2002
Manchester 24 - 26 Coventry
Report
Grove Park
Attendance: 674
Referee: Ashley Rowden
27 April 2002
Moseley 7 - 42 Worcester
Report
Bournbrook
Attendance: 1,529
Referee: J Barnard
27 April 2002
Rugby Lions 49 - 27 Bracknell
Report
Webb Ellis Road
Attendance: 600
Referee: Trevor Fisher

Total season attendancesEdit

Club Home
Games
Total Average Highest Lowest % Capacity
Bedford Blues 13 18,445 1,419 1,908 956 20%
Birmingham & Solihull 13 6,350 488 1,000 200 20%
Bracknell 13 4,805 370 750 150 30%
Coventry 13 24,718 1,901 4,132 924 21%
Exeter Chiefs 13 11,932 918 1,530 487 18%
Henley Hawks 13 9,575 737 1,325 300 18%
London Welsh 13 11,750 904 1,400 400 15%
Manchester 13 6,685 514 828 225 13%
Moseley 13 6,673 513 1,529 150
Otley 13 9,300 715 1,500 430 14%
Rotherham 13 18,451 1,419 2,500 1,000 57%
Rugby Lions 13 6,491 499 836 300 50%
Wakefield 13 4,800 369 1,100 250 12%
Worcester 12[b 2] 28,515 2,376 4,800 1,448 28%

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  1. ^ Note that 1 home attendance is missing (see below) - so the total attendance will not be 100% accurate. The average attendance has also been taken into account with the missing games not included.
  2. ^ Missing home attendance v Manchester on 1 September 2001.

Individual statisticsEdit

  • Note that points scorers includes tries as well as conversions, penalties and drop goals.

Season recordsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ZURICH PREMIER LEAGUE RUGBY UNION: HOT BATH TURN THE HEAT HIGH; ROTHERHAM 12 BATH 68". Sunday Mirror. 15 April 2001. Archived from the original on 4 May 2016.
  2. ^ "National League Two". englandrugby.com/. 28 April 2001.
  3. ^ "Rotherham denied promotion". BBC News. 9 May 2002.
  4. ^ "FAQs". Premiership Rugby. Archived from the original on 5 February 2016. Retrieved 16 January 2016.
  5. ^ "Leagues 2001/02". Moseley Rugby club. Retrieved 12 August 2012.
  6. ^ "Club History: On to the National Leagues (1991 - 2014)". Bracknell RFC (Pitchero). Retrieved 21 December 2017.
  7. ^ Stephen McCormack, ed. (2002). The Official RFU Club Directory 2002–2003. Harpenden: Queen Anne Press.
  8. ^ "National One 01/02 Home attendances". Rugby Statbunker. 27 April 2002.
  9. ^ "National One 01/02 Leading point scorers". Rugby Statbunker. 27 April 2002.
  10. ^ "National One 01/02 Leading try scorers". Rugby Statbunker. 27 April 2002.
  11. ^ "National One 01/02 Most tries in a match (Team)". Rugby Statbunker. 27 April 2002.
  12. ^ "National One 01/02 Most conversions in a match (Team)". Rugby Statbunker. 27 April 2002.
  13. ^ "National One 01/02 Most penalties in a match (Team)". Rugby Statbunker. 27 April 2002.
  14. ^ "National One 01/02 Most drop goals in a match (Team)". Rugby Statbunker. 27 April 2002.
  15. ^ "National One 01/02 Most points in a match (Player)". Rugby Statbunker. 27 April 2002.
  16. ^ "National One 01/02 Most tries in a match (Player)". Rugby Statbunker. 27 April 2002.
  17. ^ "National One 01/02 Most conversions in a match (Player)". Rugby Statbunker. 27 April 2002.
  18. ^ "National One 01/02 Most penalties in a match (Player)". Rugby Statbunker. 27 April 2002.
  19. ^ "National One 01/02 Most drop goals in a match (Player)". Rugby Statbunker. 27 April 2002.
  20. ^ "National One 01/02 Home attendance". Rugby Statbunker. 27 April 2002.