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The 2010–11 RFU Championship was the 2nd season (of the professionalised format) of the second division of the English domestic rugby union competitions, played between August 2010 and May 2011. New teams to the division included Worcester Warriors who were relegated from the Guinness Premiership 2009-10 and Esher who were promoted from the 2009–10 National League 1.[1][2] The league maintained the three stage system with the league including promotion/relegation pools and playoffs to determine the champion and promoted team.

2010–11 RFU Championship
Countries England
ChampionsWorcester Warriors
Runners-upCornish Pirates
RelegatedBirmingham & Solihull
Attendance378,950 (average 2,216 per match)[a 1]
Highest attendance12,024 Worcester Warriors at home to Cornish Pirates on 18 May 2011
Lowest attendance317 Birmingham & Solihull at home to Doncaster Knights on 9 January 2011
Top point scorerEngland Andy Goode
(Worcester Warriors) 381 points
Top try scorerEngland Miles Benjamin
(Worcester Warriors) 26 tries

Worcester Warriors topped the regular season league table, their play-off group table and then won the Championship after they defeated Cornish Pirates over two legs in the Championship final at Sixways Stadium (46-32) on 18 May 2011 to make an instant return to the Premiership.[3] Birmingham & Solihull were relegated to the 2011–12 National League 1 at the end of this season.[4]

Participating teamsEdit

Stage 1 league tableEdit

2010-11 RFU Championship Table watch · edit · discuss
Club Played Won Drawn Lost Points For Points Against Points Difference Bonus Points Points
1 Worcester Warriors (P) 22 21 0 1 770 382 +388 17 101
2 Bedford Blues (SF) 22 17 0 5 662 375 +287 14 82
3 Cornish Pirates (F) 22 15 1 6 633 337 +296 14 76
4 London Welsh (SF) 22 14 0 8 575 429 +146 12 68
5 Nottingham 22 12 0 10 647 556 +91 16 64
6 Doncaster Knights 22 9 0 13 572 576 –4 15 51
7 Rotherham Titans 22 10 0 12 435 553 –118 7 47
8 Bristol 22 8 1 13 468 540 –72 7 41
9 Esher 22 7 1 14 406 651 –245 8 38
10 Plymouth Albion 22 6 2 14 365 500 –135 8 36
11 Moseley 22 5 3 14 382 667 –285 3 29
12 Birmingham & Solihull (R) 22 4 0 18 397 746 –349 6 22
  • If teams are level at any stage, tiebreakers are applied in the following order:
  1. Number of matches won
  2. Difference between points for and against
  3. Total number of points for
  4. Aggregate number of points scored in matches between tied teams
  5. Number of matches won excluding the first match, then the second and so on until the tie is settled
Green background are promotion play-off places. Pink background are relegation play-off places.

ResultsEdit

Round 1Edit

28 August 2010
15:00
(BP) Bedford Blues 51 - 3 Plymouth Albion
Report
Goldington Road
Attendance: 2,447
Referee: Dean Richards
28 August 2010
Moseley 17 - 29 Esher
Report
Billesley
Attendance: 675
Referee: Chris Sharp
28 August 2010
15:00
(BP) Worcester Warriors 48 - 3 Birmingham & Solihull
Report
Sixways
Attendance: 6,543
Referee: Keith Lewis
29 August 2010
(BP) Bristol 24 - 26 Rotherham Titans
Report
Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 4,064
Referee: Rowan Kitt
29 August 2010
(BP) Nottingham 21 - 27 London Welsh (BP)
Report
Meadow Lane
Attendance: 1,022
Referee: Rob Debney
29 August 2010
(BP) Cornish Pirates 30 - 14 Doncaster Knights
Report
Mennaye Field
Attendance: 2,232
Referee: JP Boyle

Round 2Edit

4 September 2010
15:00
(BP) Plymouth Albion 19 - 26 Worcester Warriors
Report
Brickfields
Attendance: 2,985
Referee: David Rose
4 September 2010
Esher 29 - 27 Bristol (BP)
Report
Molesey Road
Attendance: 1,674
Referee: Sean Davey
4 September 2010
(BP) Doncaster Knights 16 - 23 Moseley
Report
Castle Park
Attendance: 1,221
5 September 2010
Rotherham Titans 19 - 16 Bedford Blues (BP)
Report
Clifton Lane
Attendance: 1,921
Referee: Tim Wigglesworth
5 September 2010
Birmingham & Solihull 28 - 41 Nottingham (BP)
Report
Damson Park
Attendance: 672
Referee: Chris Sharp
5 September 2010
15:00
Cornish Pirates 22 - 3 London Welsh
Report
Mennaye Field
Attendance: 2,047
Referee: Rowan Kitt

Round 3Edit

11 September 2010
15:00
(BP) Bedford Blues 31 - 9 Esher
Report
Goldington Road
Attendance: 2,298
Referee: Llyr Apgeraint-Roberts
11 September 2010
(BP) London Welsh 33 - 9 Birmingham & Solihull
Report
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 890
Referee: Luke Pearce
11 September 2010
(BP) Moseley 26 - 26 Cornish Pirates
Report
Billesley
Attendance: 751
Referee: Darren Gamage
11 September 2010
15:00
Worcester Warriors 32 - 25 Rotherham Titans (BP)
Report
Sixways
Attendance: 5,765
Referee: Andrew Taylorson
12 September 2010
15:00
(BP) Nottingham 37 - 16 Plymouth Albion
Report
Meadow Lane
Attendance: 2,349
Referee: Michael Tutty
12 September 2010
15:00
Bristol 12 - 26 Doncaster Knights
Report
Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 3,663
Referee: Rob Debney

Round 4Edit

18 September 2010
(BP) Doncaster Knights 24 - 29 Bedford Blues
Report
Castle Park
Attendance: 1,022
Referee: Luke Pearce
18 September 2010
Esher 3 - 48 Worcester Warriors (BP)
Report
Molesey Road
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: Tim Wigglesworth
18 September 2010
Moseley 13 - 13 Bristol
Report
Billesley
Attendance: 729
Referee: Andrew Taylorson
18 September 2010
Plymouth Albion 10 - 21 London Welsh
Report
Brickfields
Attendance: 2,010
Referee: Darren Gamage
18 September 2010
(BP) Rotherham Titans 37 - 31 Nottingham (BP)
Report
Clifton Lane
Attendance: 1,752
Referee: Llyr Apgeraint-Roberts
19 September 2010
(BP) Cornish Pirates 32 - 15 Birmingham & Solihull
Report
Mennaye Field
Attendance: 1,773
Referee: Michael Tutty

Round 5Edit

24 September 2010
(BP) Nottingham 40 - 13 Esher
Report
Meadow Lane
Attendance: 1,244
Referee: Terry Hall
25 September 2010
(BP) Bedford Blues 41 - 12 Moseley
Report
Goldington Road
Attendance: 3,018
Referee: Steve Lee
25 September 2010
(BP) London Welsh 39 - 10 Rotherham Titans
Report
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 1,140
Referee: Greg Garner
25 September 2010
15:00
(BP) Worcester Warriors 30 - 28 Doncaster Knights (BP)
Report
Sixways
Attendance: 5,753
Referee: Rowan Kitt
26 September 2010
Bristol 21 - 7 Cornish Pirates
Report
Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 4,379
Referee: David Rose
26 September 2010
Birmingham & Solihull 18 - 36 Plymouth Albion
Report
Damson Park
Attendance: 587
Referee: Tim Wigglesworth

Round 6Edit

1 October 2010
Esher 22 - 19 London Welsh (BP)
Report
Molesey Road
Attendance: 2,180
Referee: Martin Fox
2 October 2010
(BP) Rotherham Titans 32 - 14 Birmingham & Solihull
Report
Clifton Lane
Attendance: 1,457
Referee: Steve Lee
2 October 2010
15:00
Moseley 18 - 37 Worcester Warriors (BP)
Report
Billesley
Attendance: 998
Referee: Terry Hall
2 October 2010
(BP) Doncaster Knights 46 - 42 Nottingham (BP)
Report
Castle Park
Attendance: 1,231
Referee: Tim Wigglesworth
3 October 2010
(BP) Bristol 16 - 23 Bedford Blues
Report
Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 3,946
Referee: Dean Richards
3 October 2010
(BP) Cornish Pirates 46 - 13 Plymouth Albion
Report
Mennaye Field
Attendance: 2,696
Referee: Paul Knowles

Round 7Edit

8 October 2010
20:00
(BP) Worcester Warriors 38 - 20 Bristol
Report
Sixways
Attendance: 7,474
Referee: Llyr Apgeraint-Roberts
9 October 2010
Plymouth Albion 21 - 10 Rotherham Titans
Report
Brickfields
Attendance: 2,056
Referee: Keith Lewis
9 October 2010
(BP) London Welsh 29 - 24 Doncaster Knights (BP)
Report
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 920
Referee: Michael Tutty
9 October 2010
Bedford Blues 32 - 25 Cornish Pirates (BP)
Report
Goldington Road
Attendance: 3,243
Referee: Martin Fox
10 October 2010
(BP) Birmingham & Solihull 38 - 16 Esher
Report
Damson Park
Attendance: 429
Referee: David Rose
10 October 2010
(BP) Nottingham 40 - 15 Moseley
Report
Meadow Lane
Attendance: 1,547
Referee: Andrew Taylorson

Round 8Edit

16 October 2010
Moseley 22 - 68 London Welsh (BP)
Report
Billesley
Attendance: 782
Referee: Darren Gamage
16 October 2010
Esher 10 - 10 Plymouth Albion
Report
Molesey Road
Attendance: 1,152
Referee: Michael Tutty
16 October 2010
(BP) Doncaster Knights 33 - 14 Birmingham & Solihull
Report
Castle Park
Attendance: 1,193
Referee: Paul Knowles
16 October 2010
15:00
Bedford Blues 18 - 28 Worcester Warriors
Report
Goldington Road
Attendance: 1,965
Referee: Keith Lewis
17 October 2010
(BP) Bristol 32 - 28 Nottingham (BP)
Report
Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 4,080
Referee: Chris White
17 October 2010
(BP) Cornish Pirates 40 - 15 Rotherham Titans
Report
Mennaye Field
Attendance: 1,938
Referee: Dean Richards

Round 9Edit

21 October 2010
20:00
(BP) Worcester Warriors 21 - 23 Cornish Pirates
Report
Sixways
Attendance: 6,938
Referee: Paul Knowles
21 October 2010
(BP) Birmingham & Solihull 20 - 22 Moseley
Report
Sharmans Cross
Attendance: 1,062
Referee: Llyr Apgeraint-Roberts
22 October 2010
Rotherham Titans 25 - 22 Esher (BP)
Report
Clifton Lane
Attendance: 1,197
Referee: Darren Gamage
22 October 2010
Plymouth Albion 3 - 41 Doncaster Knights (BP)
Report
Brickfields
Attendance: 1,798
Referee: Keith Lewis
22 October 2010
(BP) London Welsh 39 - 14 Bristol
Report
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 1,940
Referee: Luke Pearce
23 October 2010
Nottingham 13 - 24 Bedford Blues
Report
Meadow Lane
Attendance: 1,623
Referee: Graham Knox

Round 10Edit

29 October 2010
Bedford Blues 19 - 16 London Welsh (BP)
Report
Goldington Road
Attendance: 3,548
Referee: Llyr Apgeraint-Roberts
29 October 2010
20:00
(BP) Worcester Warriors 35 - 28 Nottingham (BP)
Report
Sixways
Attendance: 6,736
Referee: Terry Hall
30 October 2010
Doncaster Knights 26 - 13 Rotherham Titans
Report
Castle Park
Attendance: 1,830
30 October 2010
Moseley 22 - 36 Plymouth Albion (BP)
Report
Billesley
Attendance: 879
Referee: Chris White
31 October 2010
(BP) Bristol 33 - 35 Birmingham & Solihull (BP)
Report
Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 4,429
Referee: Steve Lee
31 October 2010
(BP) Cornish Pirates 54 - 6 Esher
Report
Mennaye Field
Attendance: 1,737
Referee: Luke Pearce

Round 11Edit

5 November 2010
(BP) Plymouth Albion 19 - 20 Bristol
Report
Brickfields
Attendance: 4,847
Referee: Terry Hall
6 November 2010
15:00
Rotherham Titans 28 - 17 Moseley
Report
Clifton Lane
Attendance: 1,112
Referee: Martin Fox
7 November 2010
14:00
(BP) London Welsh 29 - 33 Worcester Warriors
Report
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 1,725
Referee: Andrew Small
7 November 2010
15:00
Birmingham & Solihull 18 - 31 Bedford Blues (BP)
Report
Damson Park
Attendance: 627
Referee: Michael Tutty
7 November 2010
15:00
(2BP) Esher 34 - 38 Doncaster Knights (BP)
Report
Molesey Road
Attendance: 1,246
Referee: Steve Lee
7 November 2010
15:00
Nottingham 10 - 36 Cornish Pirates
Report
Meadow Lane
Attendance: 1,637
Referee: Darren Gamage

Round 12Edit

12 November 2010
19:30
Moseley 27 - 15 Doncaster Knights
Report
Billesley
Attendance: 651
Referee: Stuart Dickinson
12 November 2010
19:45
(BP) Nottingham 46 - 23 Birmingham & Solihull
Report
Meadow Lane
Attendance: 1,389
Referee: Chris Sharp
13 November 2010
15:00
(BP) Worcester Warriors 33 - 13 Plymouth Albion
Report
Sixways
Attendance: 5,581
Referee: Darren Gamage
13 November 2010
16:30
(BP) Bedford Blues 37 - 10 Rotherham Titans
Report
Goldington Road
Attendance: 2,075
Referee: Chris White
14 November 2010
14:00
London Welsh 23 - 16 Cornish Pirates (BP)
Report
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 1,250
Referee: Dean Richards
14 November 2010
15:00
Bristol 30 - 17 Esher
Report
Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 3,817
Referee: Paul Knowles

Round 13Edit

20 November 2010
14:00
Rotherham Titans 3 - 32 Worcester Warriors (BP)
Report
Clifton Lane
Attendance: 1,521
Referee: Sean Davey
20 November 2010
14:30
(BP) Doncaster Knights 36 - 13 Bristol
Report
Castle Park
Attendance: 1,224
Referee: Chris White
20 November 2010
15:00
Esher 15 - 53 Bedford Blues (BP)
Report
Molesey Road
Attendance: 832
Referee: Darren Gamage
20 November 2010
15:00
(BP) Plymouth Albion 21 - 24 Nottingham
Report
Brickfields
Attendance: 1,521
Referee: Chris White
21 November 2010
14:00
(BP) Cornish Pirates 50 - 7 Moseley
Report
Mennaye Field
Attendance: 1,872
Referee: Paul Knowles
21 November 2010
15:00
Birmingham & Solihull 9 - 34 London Welsh (BP)
Report
Sharmans Cross
Attendance: 377
Referee: Llyr Apgeraint-Roberts

Round 14Edit

27 November 2010
15:00
(BP) Worcester Warriors 36 - 7 Esher
Report
Sixways
Attendance: 5,402
Referee: Steve Lee
27 November 2010
16:30
(BP) Bedford Blues 35 - 7 Doncaster Knights
Report
Goldington Road
Attendance: 1,985
Referee: Rob Debney
27 November 2010
Nottingham P - P Rotherham Titans

  • Postponed. Game rescheduled to 25 January 2011.
27 November 2010
Birmingham & Solihull P - P Cornish Pirates

  • Postponed. Game rescheduled to 15 December 2010.
28 November
14:00
London Welsh 20 - 15 Plymouth Albion (BP)
Report
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 780
Referee: Rowan Kitt
28 November
15:00
Bristol 36 - 25 Moseley
Report
Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 3,823
Referee: Mathieu Raynal

Round 15Edit

4 December 2010
15:00
Plymouth Albion 27 - 0 Birmingham & Solihull
Report
Brickfields
Attendance: 1,540
Referee: Dean Richards
4 December 2010
Doncaster Knights P - P Worcester Warriors

  • Postponed. Game rescheduled to 15 December 2010.
4 December 2010
Moseley P - P Bedford Blues

  • Postponed. Game rescheduled to 14 December 2010.
4 December 2010
Rotherham Titans P - P London Welsh

  • Postponed. Game rescheduled to 19 January 2011.
4 December 2010
Esher P - P Nottingham

  • Postponed. Game rescheduled to 18 January 2011.
5 December 2010
14:00
Cornish Pirates 16 - 6 Bristol
Report
Mennaye Field
Attendance: 2,253
Referee: Rob Debney

Round 14 & Round 15 (rescheduled games)Edit

14 December 2010
19:45
(BP) Moseley 15 - 22 Bedford Blues
Report
Billesley
Referee: Rowan Kitt
  • Game rescheduled from 4 December 2010.
15 December 2010
19:30
(BP) Birmingham & Solihull 28 - 61 Cornish Pirates (BP)
Report
Damson Park
Attendance: 407
Referee: Terry Hall
  • Game rescheduled from 27 November 2010.
15 December 2010
19:30
Doncaster Knights 16 - 37 Worcester Warriors (BP)
Report
Castle Park
Attendance: 916
Referee: Darren Gamage
  • Game rescheduled from 4 December 2010.

Round 16Edit

12 December 2010
14:00
(BP) Plymouth Albion 6 - 10 Cornish Pirates
Report
Brickfields
Attendance: 2,512
Referee: Michael Tutty
25 December 2010
Nottingham P - P Doncaster Knights

  • Postponed. Game rescheduled to 9 February 2011.
25 December 2010
Birmingham & Solihull P - P Rotherham Titans

  • Postponed. Game rescheduled to 2 February 2011.
26 December 2010
15:00
(BP) Bedford Blues 39 - 22 Bristol
Report
Goldington Road
Attendance: 4,150
Referee: Paul Knowles
26 December 2010
15:00
(BP) Worcester Warriors 45 - 7 Moseley
Report
Sixways
Attendance: 6,836
Referee: Rowan Kitt
27 December 2010
14:00
London Welsh 24 - 17 Esher (BP)
Report
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 850
Referee: Chris White

Round 17Edit

1 January 2011
14:00
(BP) Rotherham Titans 21 - 22 Plymouth Albion
Report
Clifton Lane
Attendance: 1,089
Referee: Llyr Apgeraint-Roberts
1 January 2011
15:00
Esher 21 - 13 Birmingham & Solihull
Report
Molesey Road
Attendance: 1,019
Referee: Sean Davey
1 January 2011
15:00
Moseley 12 - 36 Nottingham (BP)
Report
Billesley
Attendance: 985
Referee: Terry Hall
2 January 2011
14:00
Cornish Pirates 23 - 13 Bedford Blues
Report
Mennaye Field
Attendance: 3,051
Referee: Martin Fox
2 January 2011
14:30
(BP) Doncaster Knights 19 - 21 London Welsh
Report
Castle Park
Attendance: 1,483
Referee: Paul Knowles
2 January 2011
15:00
Bristol 23 - 42 Worcester Warriors (BP)
Report
Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 5,768
Referee: Darren Gamage

Round 18Edit

8 January 2011
14:00
(BP) London Welsh 48 - 12 Moseley
Report
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 990
Referee: Steve Lee
8 January 2011
14:00
Rotherham Titans 19 - 18 Cornish Pirates (BP)
Report
Clifton Lane
Attendance: 1,067
Referee: Michael Tutty
8 January 2011
15:00
Plymouth Albion 16 - 12 Esher (BP)
Report
Brickfields
Attendance: 1,850
Referee: Rob Debney
8 January 2011
15:00
(BP) Worcester Warriors 32 - 0 Bedford Blues
Report
Sixways
Attendance: 6,398
Referee: Sean Davey
9 January 2011
15:00
(BP) Birmingham & Solihull 35 - 29 Doncaster Knights (BP)
Report
Damson Park
Attendance: 317
Referee: Darren Gamage
9 January 2011
15:00
(BP) Nottingham 25 - 18 Bristol (BP)
Report
Meadow Lane
Attendance: 2,001

Round 15 (rescheduled games)Edit

18 January 2011
20:00
Esher 12 - 43 Nottingham (BP)
Report
Molesey Road
Attendance: 712
Referee: Dean Richards
  • Game rescheduled from 4 December 2010.
19 January 2011
14:00
Rotherham Titans 29 - 13 London Welsh
Report
Clifton Lane
Attendance: 903
Referee: Andrew Taylorson
  • Game rescheduled from 4 December 2010.

Round 14 (rescheduled game)Edit

28 January 2011
19:45
(BP) Nottingham 37 - 8 Rotherham Titans
Report
Meadow Lane
Attendance: 1,022
Referee: Paul Knowles
  • Game rescheduled from 27 November 2010.

Round 19Edit

29 January 2011
14:30
Doncaster Knights 27 - 16 Plymouth Albion
Report
Castle Park
Attendance: 1,204
Referee: Steve Lee
29 January 2011
15:00
(BP) Bedford Blues 47 - 19 Nottingham
Report
Goldington Road
Attendance: 2,533
Referee: Terry Hall
29 January 2011
15:00
Esher 23 - 19 Rotherham Titans (BP)
Report
Molesey Road
Attendance: 970
Referee: Tim Wigglesworth
29 January 2011
15:00
(BP) Moseley 42 - 16 Birmingham & Solihull
Report
Billesley
Attendance: 1,308
Referee: Dean Richards
30 January 2011
13:00
(2BP) Cornish Pirates 30 - 33 Worcester Warriors (BP)
Report
Mennaye Field
Attendance: 3,154
Referee: JP Doyle
30 January 2011
15:00
Bristol 23 - 6 London Welsh
Report
Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 4,005
Referee: Rowan Kitt

Round 16 (rescheduled game)Edit

2 February 2011
19:45
Birmingham & Solihull 25 - 24 Rotherham Titans (BP)
Report
Damson Park
Attendance: 377
Referee: Michael Tutty
  • Game rescheduled from 12 December 2010.

Round 20Edit

5 February 2011
14:00
London Welsh 25 - 22 Bedford Blues (2BP)
Report
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 1,283
Referee: Steve Lee
5 February 2011
14:00
Rotherham Titans 35 - 34 Doncaster Knights (BP)
Report
Clifton Lane
Attendance: 1,491
Referee: Terry Hall
5 February 2011
15:00
Esher 13 - 12 Cornish Pirates (BP)
Report
Molesey Road
Attendance: 1,338
Referee: Rowan Kitt
5 February 2011
15:00
Plymouth Albion 6 - 6 Moseley
Report
Brickfields
Attendance: 1,574
Referee: Dean Richards
6 February 2011
15:00
Birmingham & Solihull 16 - 26 Bristol
Report
Damson Park
Attendance: 407
Referee: Martin Fox
6 February 2011
17:30
Nottingham 24 - 38 Worcester Warriors (BP)
Report
Meadow Lane
Attendance: 1,730
Referee: Tim Wigglesworth

Round 16 (rescheduled game)Edit

2 February 2011
19:30
(BP) Nottingham 40 - 15 Doncaster Knights
Report
Meadow Lane
Attendance: 801
Referee: Michael Tutty
  • Game rescheduled from 12 December 2010.

Round 21Edit

11 February 2011
19:30
Moseley 9 - 5 Rotherham Titans (BP)
Report
Billesley
Attendance: 763
Referee: Rob Debney
11 February 2011
19:45
(BP) Bedford Blues 52 - 0 Birmingham & Solihull
Report
Goldington Road
Attendance: 2,834
Referee: Andrew Taylorson
12 February 2011
12:30
(BP) Worcester Warriors 39 - 25 London Welsh (BP)
Report
Sixways
Attendance: 4,712
Referee: Llyr Apgeraint-Roberts
12 February 2011
14:30
(BP) Doncaster Knights 45 - 42 Esher (2BP)
Report
Castle Park
Attendance: 957
Referee: Darren Gamage
13 February 2011
14:00
(BP) Cornish Pirates 40 - 0 Nottingham
Report
Mennaye Field
Attendance: 2,486
Referee: Paul Knowles
13 February 2011
15:00
Bristol 18 - 13 Plymouth Albion (BP)
Report
Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 5,024
Referee: Sean Davey

Round 22Edit

19 February 2011
14:00
(BP) Birmingham & Solihull 20 - 27 Worcester Warriors
Report
Damson Park
Attendance: 838
Referee: Ian Tempest
19 February 2011
14:00
(BP) Doncaster Knights 13 - 16 Cornish Pirates
Report
Castle Park
Attendance: 1,091
Referee: Terry Hall
19 February 2011
14:00
(BP) Esher 34 - 13 Moseley
Report
Molesey Road
Attendance: 1,334
Referee: Llyr Apgeraint-Roberts
19 February 2011
14:00
London Welsh 13 - 22 Nottingham
Report
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 1,090
Referee: Darren Gamage
19 February 2011
14:00
(BP) Plymouth Albion 24 - 27 Bedford Blues (BP)
Report
Brickfields
Attendance: 1,885
Referee: JP Doyle
19 February 2011
14:00
Rotherham Titans 22 - 21 Bristol (BP)
Report
Clifton Lane
Attendance: 1,237
Referee: Paul Knowles

Stage 2 - Play-offsEdit

Group A (Promotion)Edit

Pos Team P W D L F A +/- BP PTS *
1 Worcester Warriors 6 6 0 0 256 103 153 4 31 3
2 London Welsh 6 4 0 2 208 124 84 4 22 2
3 Nottingham 6 1 0 5 133 198 -65 3 8 1
4 Bristol 6 1 0 5 105 277 -172 2 6 0

Round 1Edit

12 March 2011
12:05
(BP) London Welsh 48 - 26 Nottingham (BP)
Report
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 720
Referee: Michael Tutty
13 March 2011
13:00
Bristol 15 - 44 Worcester Warriors (BP)
Report
Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 5,240
Referee: Dean Richards

Round 2Edit

19 March 2011
15:00
(BP) Worcester Warriors 40 - 23 London Welsh
Report
Sixways
Attendance: 6,077
Referee: David Rose
20 March 2011
15:00
(BP) Nottingham 43 - 24 Bristol (BP)
Report
Meadow Lane
Attendance: 1,051
Referee: Darren Gamage

Round 3Edit

25 March 2011
19:45
(BP) Nottingham 19 - 25 Worcester Warriors
Report
Meadow Lane
Attendance: 2,019
Referee: Andrew Taylorson
26 March 2011
14:00
(BP) London Welsh 54 - 9 Bristol
Report
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 918
Referee: Andrew Small

Round 4Edit

1 April 2011
18:45
Bristol 14 - 36 London Welsh (BP)
Report
Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 3,171
Referee: Paul Knowles
2 April 2011
14:00
(BP) Worcester Warriors 44 - 13 Nottingham
Report
Sixways
Attendance: 6,215
Referee: Llyr Apgeraint-Roberts

Round 5Edit

9 April 2011
14:00
(BP) London Welsh 20 - 22 Worcester Warriors
Report
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 2,057
Referee: Tim Wigglesworth
10 April 2011
14:00
(BP) Bristol 29 - 19 Nottingham
Report
Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 2,238
Referee: Darren Gamage

Round 6Edit

16 April 2011
14:00
Nottingham 13 - 27 London Welsh
Report
Meadow Lane
Attendance: 1,682
Referee: Rob Debney
16 April 2011
14:00
(BP) Worcester Warriors 81 - 13 Bristol
Report
Sixways
Attendance: 6,757
Referee: Michael Tutty

Group B (Promotion)Edit

Pos Team P W D L F A +/- BP PTS *
1 Cornish Pirates 6 6 0 0 215 119 96 3 29 2
2 Bedford Blues 6 3 0 3 226 147 79 4 19 3
3 Doncaster Knights 6 3 0 3 181 154 27 5 18 1
4 Rotherham Titans 6 0 0 6 110 312 -202 1 1 0

Round 1Edit

12 March 2011
15:00
Rotherham Titans 15 - 58 Bedford Blues (BP)
Report
Clifton Lane
Attendance: 1,373
Referee: Llyr Apgeraint-Roberts
13 March 2011
15:00
(BP) Cornish Pirates 33 - 25 Doncaster Knights
Report
Mennaye Field
Attendance: 2,185
Referee: Steve Lee

Round 2Edit

19 March 2011
15:00
(BP) Doncaster Knights 41 - 26 Rotherham Titans (BP)
Report
Castle Park
Attendance: 1,102
Referee: Michael Tutty
20 March 2011
13:05
Bedford Blues 18 - 31 Cornish Pirates
Report
Goldington Road
Attendance: 2,725
Referee: Greg Garner

Round 3Edit

26 March 2011
15:00
(BP) Doncaster Knights 16 - 17 Bedford Blues
Report
Castle Park
Attendance: 901
Referee: Darren Gamage
27 March 2011
16:05
(BP) Cornish Pirates 67 - 14 Rotherham Titans
Report
Mennaye Field
Attendance: 2,285
Referee: Luke Pearce

Round 4Edit

2 April 2011
14:00
(2BP) Bedford Blues 31 - 33 Doncaster Knights (BP)
Report
Goldington Road
Attendance: 2,375
Referee: Rob Debney
2 April 2011
14:00
Rotherham Titans 16 - 24 Cornish Pirates
Report
Clifton Lane
Attendance: 1,026
Referee: Terry Hall

Round 5Edit

9 April 2011
14:00
Rotherham Titans 20 - 42 Doncaster Knights (BP)
Report
Clifton Lane
Attendance: 1,100
Referee: Steve Lee
10 April 2011
14:00
(BP) Cornish Pirates 33 - 22 Bedford Blues
Report
Mennaye Field
Attendance: 2,985
Referee: Dean Richards

Round 6Edit

16 April 2011
14:00
(BP) Bedford Blues 80 - 19 Rotherham Titans
Report
Goldington Road
Attendance: 1,954
Referee: Llyr Apgeraint-Roberts
16 April 2011
14:00
(BP) Doncaster Knights 24 - 27 Cornish Pirates
Report
Castle Park
Attendance: 1,173
Referee: Chris White

Group C (Relegation)Edit

Pos Team P W D L F A +/- BP PTS *
1 Esher 6 4 0 2 163 146 17 4 27 7
2 Moseley 6 4 0 2 172 153 19 3 24 5
3 Plymouth Albion 6 3 0 3 158 146 12 2 20 6
4 Birmingham & Solihull (R) 6 1 0 5 135 183 -48 3 11 4
  • * Refers to number of points awarded before the start of the play-offs.

Round 1Edit

11 March 2011
19:45
(BP) Plymouth Albion 37 - 17 Moseley
Report
Brickfields
Attendance: 1,685
Referee: Luke Pearce
13 March 2011
13:00
Birmingham & Solihull 22 - 30 Esher
Report
Damson Park
Attendance: 407
Referee: Andrew Taylorson

Round 2Edit

19 March 2011
15:00
Esher 38 - 15 Plymouth Albion
Report
Molesey Road
Attendance: 946
Referee: Steve Lee
19 March 2011
15:00
(2BP) Moseley 34 - 38 Birmingham & Solihull (BP)
Report
Billesley
Attendance: 1,138

Round 3Edit

25 March 2011
19:45
(BP) Moseley 41 - 17 Esher
Report
Billesley
Attendance: 835
Referee: Terry Hall
25 March 2011
19:45
Plymouth Albion 35 - 24 Birmingham & Solihull
Report
Brickfields
Attendance: 2,014
Referee: David Rose

Round 4Edit

1 April 2011
18:45
Birmingham & Solihull 10 - 32 Plymouth Albion (BP)
Report
Damson Park
Attendance: 477
Referee: Michael Tutty
2 April 2011
14:00
(BP) Esher 22 - 27 Moseley
Report
Molesey Road
Attendance: 1,106
Referee: Martin Fox

Round 5Edit

9 April 2011
14:00
Plymouth Albion 14 - 27 Esher (BP)
Report
Brickfields
Attendance: 2,415
Referee: Paul Knowles
10 April 2011
14:00
Birmingham & Solihull 14 - 23 Moseley
Report
Damson Park
Attendance: 1,277
Referee: Chris White

Round 6Edit

16 April 2011
14:00
(BP) Moseley 30 - 25 Plymouth Albion (BP)
Report
Billesley
Attendance: 1,130
Referee: Terry Hall
16 April 2011
14:00
(BP) Esher 29 - 27 Birmingham & Solihull (2BP)
Report
Molesey Road
Attendance: 1,219
Referee: Matt Carley

Stage 3Edit

Semi-finalsEdit

1 May 2011
12:15
Worcester Warriors   23 - 22   Bedford Blues
Try: Goode 34'c, Horstmann 78'c
Con: Goode (1/1), Carlisle (1/1)
Pen: Goode 22', 40', 53' (3)
Report Try: Thrower 18'c
Con: Pritchard (1/1)
Pen: Pritchard 7', 10', 12', 25', 46' (5)
Sixways Stadium, Worcester
Attendance: 6,539
Referee: Andrew Small
FB 15   Tom Arscott
RW 14   Marcel Garvey
OC 13   Alex Crockett   70'
IC 12   Dale Rasmussen
LW 11   Miles Benjamin
FH 10   Andy Goode   68'
SH 9   Jonny Arr
N8 8   Kai Horstmann (c)
OF 7   Matt Kvesic   57'
BF 6   Neil Best
RL 5   Craig Gillies   46' to 56'
LL 4   Greg Rawlinson   64'
TP 3   Tevita Taumoepeau   68'
HK 2   Aleki Lutui   70'
LP 1   Adam Black
Replacements:
HK 16   Chris Fortey   70'
PR 17   Bruce Douglas   68'
LK 18   Graham Kitchener   64'   78' to 80'
FL 19   Jake Abbott   57'
SH 20   Ollie Frost
FH 21   Joe Carlisle   68'
CE 22   Alex Grove   70'
Coach:   Richard Hill
FB 15   Edd Thrower
RW 14   Handre Schmidt
OC 13   Myles Dorrian
IC 12   Tom Bedford
LW 11   James Pritchard (c)
FH 10   Jake Sharp   51'
SH 9   Will Chudley
N8 8   Paul Tupai   79'
OF 7   Alex Rae   78'
BF 6   Gregor Gillanders
RL 5   George Kruis
LL 4   Mike Howard   70'
TP 3   Phil Boulton   57'
HK 2   Dan Richmond
LP 1   Dan Seal
Replacements:
HK 16   Chris Locke
PR 17   Sam Walsh   57'   70' to 80'
LK 18   Sean Tomes   70'   78' to 80'
N8 19   Chris Goodman   79'
FL 20   William Fraser   78'
SH 20   Darryl Veenendaal
CE 22   Duncan Taylor   51'
Coach:   Mike Rayer

Touch judges:
  Chris Sharp
  Eric Woodmason
Television match official:
  Dave Matthews


1 May 2011
17:45
Cornish Pirates   18 - 10   London Welsh
Try: Cattle 62'c, McAtee 76'm
Con: Cook (1/2)
Pen: Cook 12', 69' (2)
Report Try: Corker 16'c
Con: Ross (1/1)
Pen: Ross 9' (1)
Mennaye Field, Penzance
Attendance: 3,001
Referee: David Rose
FB 15   Rob Cook
RW 14   Nick Jackson
OC 13   Matt Hopper
IC 12   Tom Luke   60'
LW 11   Rhodri McAtee
FH 10   Johnny Bentley
SH 9   Gavin Cattle (c)
N8 8   Laurie McGlone
OF 7   Sam Betty   10' to 20'   51'
BF 6   Chris Morgan
RL 5   Ben Gulliver   60'
LL 4   Mike Myerscough
TP 3   Alan Paver   45'
HK 2   Dave Ward   58'
LP 1   Paul Andrew
Replacements:
PR 16   Carl Rimmer   45'
HK 17   Rob Elloway   58'
FL 18   Phil Burgess   51'
N8 19   Kyle Marriott   60'
CE 20   Steve Winn
CE 21   Drew Locke   60'
SH 22   James Doherty
Coach:   Chris Stirling
FB 15   Aled Thomas   56'
RW 14   Liam Gibson
OC 13   Hudson Tonga'uiha
IC 12   Simon Whatling
LW 11   Errie Claassens   40'
FH 10   Gordon Ross
SH 9   Robert Lewis   68'
N8 8   Ben Russell   47'   55'   58'
OF 7   Michael Hills
BF 6   Jonathan Mills (c)
RL 5   Matt Corker
LL 4   Mike Powell   51'
TP 3   Lorne Ward
HK 2   Viliami Ma'asi   78'
LP 1   Shawn Pittman   45' to 55'
Replacements:
HK 16   Saul Nelson   78'
PR 17   Max Lahiff   47'   55'
LK 18   Martin Purdy   51'
N8 19   Lee Beach   58'
SH 20   Ben Stevenson   68'
CE 20   Dominic Shabbo   56'
WG 22   Marland Yarde   40'
Coach:   Phil Greening

Touch judges:
  Steve Leyshon
  Peter Parker-Sedgemore
Television match official:
  Geoff Warren

FinalEdit

11 May 2011
19:45
Cornish Pirates   12 - 21   Worcester Warriors
Pen: Cook 21', 38', 57', 69' (4)
Report Try: Benjamin 5'm, Goode 30'c
Con: Goode (1/2)
Pen: Goode 18', 39', 54' (3)
Mennaye Field, Penzance
Attendance: 3,500
Referee: Martin Fox
FB 15   Rob Cook
RW 14   Wes Davies   63'
OC 13   Matt Hopper
IC 12   Tom Luke   54'
LW 11   Rhodri McAtee
FH 10   Johnny Bentley
SH 9   Gavin Cattle (c)
N8 8   Laurie McGlone   69'
OF 7   Phil Burgess
BF 6   Chris Morgan
RL 5   Mike Myerscough
LL 4   Ian Nimmo
TP 3   Alan Paver   69'
HK 2   Dave Ward   75'
LP 1   Paul Andrew   63'
Replacements:
PR 16   Ryan Storer   63'
HK 17   Rob Elloway   63'
PR 18   Carl Rimmer   69'
FL 19   Tyrone Holmes   75'
N8 20   Kyle Marriott   69'
CE 21   Drew Locke   54'
SH 22   James Doherty
Coach:   Chris Stirling
FB 15   Chris Pennell (c)
RW 14   Marcel Garvey
OC 13   Alex Crockett   57'
IC 12   Dale Rasmussen
LW 11   Miles Benjamin
FH 10   Andy Goode   75'
SH 9   Jonny Arr
N8 8   Kai Horstmann
OF 7   Jake Abbott
BF 6   Neil Best   56' to 66'   66'
RL 5   Craig Gillies
LL 4   Greg Rawlinson   61'
TP 3   Tevita Taumoepeau   61'
HK 2   Chris Fortey   54'
LP 1   Adam Black
Replacements:
HK 16   Aleki Lutui   54'
PR 17   Bruce Douglas   61'
LK 18   Graham Kitchener   61'
N8 19   Adam Balding   66'
SH 20   Ollie Frost
FH 21   Joe Carlisle   75'
CE 22   Alex Grove   57'
Coach:   Richard Hill

Touch judges:
  Gareth Copsey
  Chris Sharp
Television match official:
  Steve Leyshon


18 May 2011
19:45
Worcester Warriors   25 - 20   Cornish Pirates
Try: Garvey 12'c, Benjamin 43'c, Goode 46'm
Con: Goode (2/3)
Pen: Goode 6' (1)
Drop: Goode 21' (1)
Report Try: Locke 53'c, Penalty try 74'c
Con: Cook (2/2)
Pen: Cook 2', 35' (2)
Sixways Stadium, Worcester
Attendance: 12,024
Referee: JP Doyle
FB 15   Chris Pennell (c)
RW 14   Marcel Garvey   79'
OC 13   Alex Grove
IC 12   Dale Rasmussen   70'
LW 11   Miles Benjamin
FH 10   Andy Goode   70'
SH 9   Jonny Arr
N8 8   Kai Horstmann
OF 7   Jake Abbott
BF 6   Neil Best   72' to 80'
RL 5   Craig Gillies
LL 4   Greg Rawlinson   70'
TP 3   Tevita Taumoepeau   75'
HK 2   Chris Fortey   33'
LP 1   Adam Black
Replacements:
HK 16   Aleki Lutui   33'
PR 17   Bruce Douglas   75'
LK 18   Graham Kitchener   70'
N8 19   Adam Balding
SH 20   Ollie Frost   79'
FH 21   Joe Carlisle   70'
CE 22   Alex Crockett   70'
Coach:   Richard Hill
FB 15   Rob Cook
RW 14   Nick Jackson
OC 13   Matt Hopper
IC 12   Drew Locke
LW 11   Rhodri McAtee   40'
FH 10   Johnny Bentley
SH 9   Gavin Cattle (c)   62'
N8 8   Kyle Marriott
OF 7   Phil Burgess   50'
BF 6   Chris Morgan
RL 5   Mike Myerscough
LL 4   Laurie McGlone   58'
TP 3   Carl Rimmer   62'
HK 2   Rob Elloway   58'
LP 1   Ryan Storer   58'
Replacements:
PR 16   Paul Andrew   58'
HK 17   Dave Ward   58'
PR 18   Alan Paver   62'
LK 19   Ian Nimmo   58'
FL 20   Sam Betty   50'
CE 21   Tom Luke   40'
SH 22   James Doherty   62'
Coach:   Chris Stirling

Touch judges:
  Gareth Copsey
  Chris Sharp
Television match official:
  Steve Leyshon

Total Season AttendancesEdit

  • Includes playoff games.
Club Home
Games
Total Average Highest Lowest % Capacity
Bedford Blues 14 37,150 2,654 4,150 1,954 44%
Birmingham & Solihull 14 8,261 590 1,277 317 24%
Bristol 14 57,647 4,118 5,768 2,238 34%
Cornish Pirates 16 39,195 2,450 3,500 1,737 61%
Doncaster Knights 14 16,548 1,182 1,830 901 38%
Esher 14 18,228 1,302 2,500 712 43%
London Welsh 14 17,348 1,239 2,057 720 21%
Moseley 13[a 2] 11,624 894 1,308 651 30%
Nottingham 14 21,117 1,508 2,349 801 8%
Plymouth Albion 14 30,692 2,192 4,847 1,521 34%
Rotherham Titans 14 16,755 1,289 1,921 903 48%
Worcester Warriors 16 104,385 6,524 12,024 4,712 54%

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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 Bedford Blues on 14 December 2010.

Individual StatisticsEdit

  • Player stats include playoff games as well as regular season games. Also note that points scorers includes tries as well as conversions, penalties and drop goals.

Season recordsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Leeds Carnegie 12 Worcester Warriors 10". The Telegraph. 25 April 2010.
  2. ^ "Rugby: Esher up as champions with room to spare". Get Surrey. 12 April 2010.
  3. ^ "Worcester Warriors 25-20 Cornish Pirates (agg 46-32)". BBC Sport. 18 May 2011.
  4. ^ ""Not good enough Bees" relegated by Moseley". Solihull News. 10 April 2011.
  5. ^ "Birmingham & Solihull 35 Doncaster Knights 29". Doncaster Free Press. 11 January 2011.
  6. ^ "Championship 10/11 Home attendance". Rugby Statbunker. 19 February 2011.
  7. ^ "Championship Play offs 10/11 Home attendance". Rugby Statbunker. 18 May 2011.
  8. ^ "Championship 10/11 Leading top scorers". Rugby Statbunker. 19 February 2011.
  9. ^ "Championship Play offs 10/11 Leading top scorers". Rugby Statbunker. 18 May 2011.
  10. ^ "Championship 10/11 Leading try scorers". Rugby Statbunker. 19 February 2011.
  11. ^ "Championship Play offs 10/11 Leading try scorers". Rugby Statbunker. 18 May 2011.
  12. ^ "Championship 10/11 Most tries in a match (Team)". Rugby Statbunker. 19 February 2011.
  13. ^ "Championship Play offs 10/11 Most tries in a match (Team)". Rugby Statbunker. 18 May 2011.
  14. ^ "Championship 10/11 Most conversions in a match (Team)". Rugby Statbunker. 19 February 2011.
  15. ^ "Championship Play offs 10/11 Most conversions in a match (Team)". Rugby Statbunker. 18 May 2011.
  16. ^ "Championship 10/11 Most penalties in a match (Team)". Rugby Statbunker. 19 February 2011.
  17. ^ "Championship Play offs 10/11 Most penalties in a match (Team)". Rugby Statbunker. 18 May 2011.
  18. ^ "Championship 10/11 Most drop goals in a match (Team)". Rugby Statbunker. 19 February 2011.
  19. ^ "Championship Play offs 10/11 Most drop goals in a match (Team)". Rugby Statbunker. 18 May 2011.
  20. ^ "Championship 10/11 Most points in a match (Player)". Rugby Statbunker. 19 February 2011.
  21. ^ "Championship Play offs 10/11 Most points in a match (Player)". Rugby Statbunker. 18 May 2011.
  22. ^ "Championship 10/11 Most tries in a match (Player)". Rugby Statbunker. 19 February 2011.
  23. ^ "Championship Play offs 10/11 Most tries in a match (Player)". Rugby Statbunker. 18 May 2011.
  24. ^ "Championship 10/11 Most conversions in a match (Player)". Rugby Statbunker. 19 February 2011.
  25. ^ "Championship Play offs 10/11 Most conversions in a match (Player)". Rugby Statbunker. 18 May 2011.
  26. ^ "Championship 10/11 Most penalties in a match (Player)". Rugby Statbunker. 19 February 2011.
  27. ^ "Championship Play offs 10/11 Most penalties in a match (Player)". Rugby Statbunker. 18 May 2011.
  28. ^ "Championship 10/11 Most drop goals in a match (Player)". Rugby Statbunker. 19 February 2011.
  29. ^ "Championship Play offs 10/11 Most drop goals in a match (Player)". Rugby Statbunker. 18 May 2011.
  30. ^ "Championship 10/11 Home attendance". Rugby Statbunker. 19 February 2011.
  31. ^ "Championship Play offs 10/11 Home attendance". Rugby Statbunker. 18 May 2011.

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