London 3 North East

London 3 North East was an English rugby union league that was the eighth level of club rugby union in England and was available to sides from north east London, Essex, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk. Promoted clubs move into London 2 North East. Relegated teams tended to drop to Eastern Counties 1 or Essex 1 depending on geographical location, with new teams also coming from these leagues.

London 3 North East
Current season or competition:
2016–17 London 3 North East
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SportRugby union
Instituted2000; 21 years ago (2000) (as London 4 North East)
Ceased2017; 4 years ago (2017)
Number of teams12
Country England
HoldersHarlow (1st title) (2016–17)
(promoted to London 2 North East)
Most titlesBraintree, Campion, Saffron Walden (2 titles)
Websiteenglandrugby.com

The league was discontinued at the end of the 2016–17 season as the RFU decided to instead create two new leagues - London 3 Eastern Counties and London 3 Essex - to reduce travelling times for teams involved. The teams from London 3 North East were transferred to either London 3 Eastern Counties or London 3 Essex depending on geography, along with additional teams being promoted from regional leagues if needed.

Participating Teams 2016-17Edit

  • Basildon
  • East London (promoted from Essex 1)
  • Ely (promoted from Eastern Counties 1)
  • Harlow
  • Ilford Wanderers
  • Lowestoft & Great Yarmouth
  • May & Baker
  • Southwold
  • Stowmarket
  • Upnoncester RFC
  • Wanstead
  • West Norfolk

Participating Teams 2015-16Edit

Participating Teams 2014-15Edit

Participating Teams 2013-14Edit

Participating Teams 2012-13Edit

  • Beccles
  • Cantabrigian
  • Canvey Island
  • East London
  • Harlow
  • Norwich
  • Old Brentwoods
  • South Woodham Ferrers
  • Sudbury
  • Upminster
  • Wanstead
  • Wisbech

Original teamsEdit

When this division as introduced in 2000 (as London 4 North East) it contained the following teams:

London 3 North East honoursEdit

London 4 North East (2000–2009)Edit

Originally known as London 4 North East, this division was a tier 8 league with promotion up to London 3 North East and relegation down to Eastern Counties 1 and (from 2003–04) Essex 1.

London 4 North East
Season No of teams Champions Runners–up Relegated Teams
2000–01[1] 10 Bury St Edmunds Hadleigh Holt, Newmarket, Ely
2001–02[2] 10 Saffron Walden West Norfolk Canvey Island
2002–03[3] 10 Braintree Eton Manor Woodbridge, Upminster
2003–04[4] 10 Campion Chelmsford Ely
2004–05[5] 10 Rochford Hundred Westcliff Thetford, Beccles, Mersea Island
2005–06[6] 10 Braintree Colchester West Norfolk, Wanstead, Wymondham
2006–07[7] 10 Saffron Walden Chelmsford Stowmarket, Wisbech
2007–08[8] 10 Mersea Island Sudbury Campion
2008–09[9] 12 Colchester Ipswich Crusaders
Green backgrounds are promotion places.

London 3 North East (2009–2017)Edit

League restructuring by the RFU ahead of the 2009–10 season saw London 4 North East renamed as London 3 North East. Remaining as a tier 8 league, promotion was to London 2 North East (formerly London 3 North East), while relegation continued to either Eastern Counties 1 or Essex 1. The division was cancelled at the end of the 2016–17 season, with all non-promoted teams moving into the newly introduced London 3 Eastern Counties and London 3 Essex.

London 3 North East
Season No of teams Champions Runners–up Relegated Teams
2009–10[10] 12 Beccles Canvey Island Billericay, Dagenham, West Norfolk
2010–11[11] 12 Basildon Lowestoft & Yarmouth Mersea Island, Bancroft, Wisbech
2011–12[12] 12 Holt Stowmarket Newmarket, Wymondham, Campion
2012–13[13] 12 South Woodham Ferrers Norwich East London, Sudbury
2013–14[14] 12 Campion Old Cooperians Canvey Island, Wymondham, Wisbech
2014–15[15] 12 Sudbury Cantabrigian Billericay, Clacton
2015–16[16] 11 Old Cooperians Epping Upper Clapton Beccles, Old Brentwoods
2016–17[17] 11 Harlow Wanstead No relegation[a]
Green backgrounds are promotion places.

Number of league titlesEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Due to the RFU reorganizing splitting teams from London 3 North East into London 3 Eastern Counties and London 3 Essex for the 2017-18 season, no teams were relegated, although 11th place Ilford Wanderers would decide to join Essex 1.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2000–01 London South-East Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 5 May 2017.
  2. ^ "2001–02 London South-East Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 5 May 2017.
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  4. ^ "2003–04 London South-East Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 5 May 2017.
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  6. ^ "2005–06 London South-East Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 5 May 2017.
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  8. ^ "2007–08 London South-East Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 5 May 2017.
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  13. ^ "2012–13 London South-East Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 5 May 2017.
  14. ^ "2013–14 London South-East Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 5 May 2017.
  15. ^ "2014–15 London South-East Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 5 May 2017.
  16. ^ "2015–16 London South-East Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 5 May 2017.
  17. ^ "2016–17 London South-East Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 5 May 2017.