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2003–04 National Division One

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The 2003–04 National Division One was the seventeenth 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 Bristol Shoguns who had been relegated from the Zurich Premiership 2002-03 while Penzance & Newlyn and Henley Hawks were promoted from the 2002–03 National Division Two.[1][2][3] In terms of ground changes Plymouth Albion had a new home - moving from Beacon Park to newly built Brickfields which at 6,500 had twice the capacity of the original ground.[4]

2003–04 National Division One
Countries England
ChampionsWorcester
Runners-upOrrell
RelegatedWakefield and Manchester
Attendance198,428 (average 1,470 per match)[a 1]
Highest attendance6,025 Worcester at home to Pertemps Bees on 24 April 2004
Lowest attendance187 Manchester at home to Pertemps Bees on 3 April 2004
Top point scorerEngland Tony Yapp
(Exeter Chiefs) 320 points
Top try scorerEngland Lee Robinson
(Plymouth Albion)
England Leigh Hinton
(Orrell) 23 tries

After three consecutive seasons finishing second, Worcester became champions and were promoted to the Zurich Premiership for season 2004–05.[5] Orrell were runners–up, and Wakefield and Manchester were relegated to the 2004–05 National Division Two.[6] Wakefield's final match was on 26 April 2004 against Coventry, who won the match 15–11 and with that defeat, consigned Wakefield, after fourteen consecutive seasons in National Division One, to relegation; while Coventry finished above Wakefield only on points difference.[7] Wakefield folded during the summer for financial reasons.[8]

Participating teamsEdit

Final tableEdit

2003–04 National Division One Final Table[9]
Club Played Won Drawn Lost Points For Points Against Points Difference Bonus Points Points
1 Worcester 26 26 0 0 1119 340 779 21 125
2 Orrell 26 22 0 4 946 455 491 20 108
3 Plymouth Albion 26 19 1 6 752 417 335 14 92
4 Pertemps Bees 26 16 1 9 691 526 165 17 83
5 Otley 26 17 0 9 609 484 125 7 75
6 Exeter Chiefs 26 15 1 10 706 499 207 12 74
7 Bedford Blues 26 12 1 13 623 627 –4 11 61
8 London Welsh 26 12 0 14 526 605 –79 10 58
9 Bristol Shoguns 26 10 0 16 547 650 –103 11 51
10 Penzance and Newlyn 26 8 1 17 474 892 –418 9 43
11 Henley Hawks 26 6 2 18 488 780 –292 11 39
12 Coventry 26 6 2 18 488 733 –245 9 37
13 Wakefield 26 6 1 19 392 709 –417 11 37
14 Manchester 26 1 0 23 363 1007 –644 5 11
  • 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. Pink background are relegation places.

ResultsEdit

Round 1Edit

6 September 2003
Bedford Blues 29 - 15 Manchester
Report
Goldington Road
Attendance: 1,351
Referee: Alan Biggs
6 September 2003
Coventry 19 - 23 Plymouth Albion
Report
Coundon Road
Attendance: 1,300
Referee: David Grashoff
6 September 2003
Henley Hawks 16 - 27 London Welsh
Report
Dry Leas
Attendance: 695
Referee: Tim Beddow
6 September 2003
Otley 20 - 26 Worcester
Report
Cross Green
Attendance: 700
Referee: Tim Wigglesworth
6 September 2003
Orrell 55 - 7 Wakefield
Report
Edge Hall Road
Attendance: 700
Referee: Robin Goodliffe
6 September 2003
Pertemps Bees 27 - 18 Exeter Chiefs
Report
Sharmans Cross
Attendance: 400
Referee: David Rose
7 September 2003
Bristol Shoguns 34 - 7 Penzance & Newlyn
Report
Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 4,217
Referee: Rob Debney

Round 2Edit

13 September 2003
Exeter Chiefs 42 - 21 Coventry
Report
County Ground
Attendance: 1,077
Referee: Rob Debney
13 September 2003
Manchester 20 - 36 London Welsh
Report
Grove Park
Attendance: 450
Referee: Nick Williams
13 September 2003
Penzance & Newlyn 20 - 15 Henley Hawks
Report
Mennaye Field
Referee: Geraint Ashton-Jones
13 September 2003
Plymouth Albion 10 - 16 Otley
Report
Brickfields
Attendance: 3,000[10]
Referee: Alan Biggs
13 September 2003
Wakefield 27 - 23 Bedford Blues
Report
College Grove
Attendance: 300
Referee: Tim Wigglesworth
13 September 2003
Worcester 40 - 14 Orrell
Report
Sixways
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: David Rose
14 September 2003
Bristol Shoguns 11 - 45 Pertemps Bees
Report
Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 4,140
Referee: Wayne Barnes

Round 3Edit

20 September 2003
Bedford Blues 20 - 31 Worcester
Report
Goldington Road
Attendance: 2,005
Referee: Robin Goodliffe
20 September 2003
Coventry 40 - 21 Bristol Shoguns
Report
Coundon Road
Referee: Martin Fox
20 September 2003
Henley Hawks 38 - 9 Manchester
Report
Dry Leas
Referee: Bruce Robertson
20 September 2003
London Welsh 3 - 17 Wakefield
Report
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 1,010
Referee: S Leyshon
20 September 2003
Orrell 25 - 15 Plymouth Albion
Report
Edge Hall Road
Attendance: 654
Referee: Tim Beddow
20 September 2003
Otley 30 - 28 Exeter Chiefs
Report
Cross Green
Referee: Mark Wilson
20 September 2003
Pertemps Bees 50 - 17 Penzance & Newlyn
Report
Sharmans Cross
Attendance: 635[11]
Referee: Sean Davey

Round 4Edit

27 September 2003
Exeter Chiefs 26 - 40 Orrell
Report
County Ground
Referee: Wayne Barnes
27 September 2003
Penzance & Newlyn 28 - 16 Coventry
Report
Mennaye Field
Attendance: 1,850
Referee: Eric Gauzins
27 September 2003
Pertemps Bees 42 - 12 Henley Hawks
Report
Sharmans Cross
Referee: Chris Sharp
27 September 2003
Plymouth Albion 15 - 24 Bedford Blues
Report
Brickfields
Attendance: 2,316
Referee: Bruce Robertson
27 September 2003
Wakefield 33 - 8 Manchester
Report
College Grove
Attendance: 300
Referee: Robin Goodliffe
27 September 2003
Worcester 34 - 0 London Welsh
Report
Sixways
Attendance: 2,580
Referee: Mark Wilson
28 September 2003
Bristol Shoguns 11 - 35 Otley
Report
Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 3,779
Referee: Geraint Ashton-Jones

Round 5Edit

11 October 2003
Bedford Blues 47 - 24 Exeter Chiefs
Report
Goldington Road
Referee: Chris Sharp
11 October 2003
Coventry 13 - 39 Pertemps Bees
Report
Coundon Road
Referee: Rob Debney
11 October 2003
Henley Hawks 24 - 26 Wakefield
Report Report
Dry Leas
Referee: Tim Beddow
11 October 2003
London Welsh 27 - 35 Plymouth Albion
Report
Old Deer Park
11 October 2003
Manchester 3 - 56 Worcester
Report
Grove Park
Attendance: 720
Referee: Tim Wigglesworth
11 October 2003
Orrell 29 - 21 Bristol Shoguns
Report
Edge Hall Road
Attendance: 397
Referee: Sean Davey
11 October 2003
Otley 33 - 6 Penzance & Newlyn
Report
Cross Green
Referee: Bruce Robertson

Round 6Edit

25 October 2003
Coventry 12 - 29 Henley Hawks
Coundon Road
Referee: Bruce Robertson
25 October 2003
Exeter Chiefs 29 - 13 London Welsh
Report
County Ground
Referee: Tim Beddow
25 October 2003
Penzance & Newlyn 12 - 48 Orrell
Report
Mennaye Field
Referee: Trevor Fisher
25 October 2003
Pertemps Bees 32 - 23 Otley
Report
Sharmans Cross
Referee: Mark Wilson
25 October 2003
Plymouth Albion 54 - 14 Manchester
Report
Brickfields
Referee: Rob Debney
25 October 2003
Worcester 46 - 15 Wakefield
Report
Sixways
Attendance: 2,098
Referee: Martin Fox
26 October 2003
Bristol Shoguns 20 - 14 Bedford Blues
Report
Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 3,235
Referee: David Rose

Round 7Edit

8 November 2003
Bedford Blues 39 - 7 Penzance & Newlyn
Report
Goldington Road
Referee: Alan Biggs
8 November 2003
London Welsh 23 - 10 Bristol Shoguns
Report
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 1,050
Referee: Bruce Robertson
8 November 2003
Manchester 14 - 19 Exeter Chiefs
Report
Grove Park
Referee: Trevor Fisher
8 November 2003
Orrell 20 - 13 Pertemps Bees
Report
Edge Hall Road
Attendance: 407
Referee: Rob Debney
8 November 2003
Otley 27 - 11 Coventry
Report
Cross Green
Referee: Tim Beddow
8 November 2003
Wakefield 10 - 14 Plymouth Albion
Report
College Grove
Referee: Tim Wigglesworth
8 November 2003
Worcester 59 - 24 Henley Hawks
Report
Sixways
Attendance: 2,027
Referee: David Grashoff

Round 8Edit

15 November 2003
Exeter Chiefs P - P Wakefield

  • Postponed. Game rescheduled to 20 December 2003.
15 November 2003
Henley Hawks 16 - 23 Otley
Report
Dry Leas
Attendance: 450
Referee: Andrew Small
15 November 2003
London Welsh P - P Penzance & Newlyn

  • Postponed. Game rescheduled to 21 February 2004.
15 November 2003
Orrell 32 - 8 Coventry
Report
Edge Hall Road
Attendance: 309
Referee: Chris Sharp
15 November 2003
Plymouth Albion 17 - 43 Worcester
Report
Brickfields
Attendance: 1,932
Referee: Alan Biggs
15 November 2003
Pertemps Bees P - P Bedford Blues

  • Postponed. Game rescheduled to 20 December 2003.
16 November 2003
Bristol Shoguns P - P Manchester

  • Postponed. Game rescheduled to 20 December 2003.

Round 9Edit

22 November 2003
Coventry 23 - 19 Bedford Blues
Report
Coundon Road
Referee: Nigel Higginson
22 November 2003
Henley Hawks 14 - 35 Plymouth Albion
Report
Dry Leas
Referee: Nick Williams
22 November 2003
London Welsh 16 - 0 Pertemps Bees
Report
Old Deer Park
Referee: Sean Davey
22 November 2003
Manchester 34 - 14 Penzance & Newlyn
Report
Grove Park
Attendance: 450
Referee: Chris Sharp
22 November 2003
Otley 16 - 29 Orrell
Report
Cross Green
Referee: Bruce Robertson
22 November 2003
Worcester 37 - 14 Exeter Chiefs
Report
Sixways
Attendance: 2,538
Referee: Wayne Barnes
23 November 2003
Wakefield 23 - 34 Bristol Shoguns
Report
College Grove
Attendance: 300
Referee: Mark Wilson

Round 10Edit

29 November 2003
Bedford Blues 22 - 15 Otley
Report
Goldington Road
Attendance: 1,312
Referee: Mark Wilson
29 November 2003
Coventry 25 - 17 London Welsh
Report
Coundon Road
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Rob Debney
29 November 2003
Exeter Chiefs 17 - 19 Plymouth Albion
Report
County Ground
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: Bruce Robertson
29 November 2003
Orrell 69 - 15 Henley Hawks
Report
Edge Hall Road
Attendance: 391
Referee: David Rose
29 November 2003
Penzance & Newlyn 22 - 7 Wakefield
Report
Mennaye Field
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Andrew Small
29 November 2003
Pertemps Bees 39 - 12 Manchester
Report
Sharmans Cross
Attendance: 300
Referee: Geraint Ashton-Jones
30 November 2003
Bristol Shoguns 3 - 10 Worcester
Report
Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 4,170
Referee: Tim Beddow

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Round 11Edit

6 December 2003
Henley Hawks 10 - 34 Exeter Chiefs
Report
Dry Leas
Referee: Tony Spreadbury
6 December 2003
London Welsh 13 - 19 Otley
Report
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 700
Referee: Andrew Small
6 December 2003
Manchester 16 - 16 Coventry
Report
Grove Park
Attendance: 550
Referee: Eric Gauzin
6 December 2003
Orrell 57 - 24 Bedford Blues
Report
Edge Hall Road
Attendance: 409
Referee: Tim Wigglesworth
6 December 2003
Plymouth Albion 34 - 16 Bristol Shoguns
Report
Brickfields
Referee: David Grashoff
6 December 2003
Wakefield 19 - 44 Pertemps Bees
Report
College Grove
Referee: Trevor Fisher
6 December 2003
Worcester 71 - 10 Penzance & Newyln
Report
Sixways
Attendance: 2,386
Referee: Nigel Higginson

Round 12Edit

13 December 2003
Bedford Blues 45 - 20 Henley Hawks
Report
Goldington Road
Attendance: 1,458
Referee: Chris Sharp
13 December 2003
Coventry 23 - 16 Wakefield
Report
Coundon Road
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Nick Williams
13 December 2003
London Welsh 28 - 40 Orrell
Report
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 820
Referee: Tim Beddow
13 December 2003
Otley 51 - 20 Manchester
Report
Cross Green
Attendance: 575
Referee: Martin Fox
13 December 2003
Pertemps Bees 0 - 18 Worcester
Report
Sharmans Cross
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Chris White
14 December 2003
Bristol Shoguns 43 - 15 Exeter Chiefs
Report
Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 3,590
Referee: Steve Lander
14 December 2003
Penzance & Newlyn 3 - 48 Plymouth Albion
Report
Mennaye Field
Attendance: 5,100
Referee: Tony Spreadbury

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Round 8 (Rescheduled games)Edit

20 December 2003
Exeter Chiefs 24 - 5 Wakefield
Report
County Ground
Referee: Nigel Higginson
20 December 2003
Pertemps Bees 22 - 5 Bedford Blues
Report
Sharmans Cross
Referee: Tim Beddow
20 December 2003
Bristol Shoguns 34 - 20 Manchester
Report
Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 3,427
Referee: Chris Sharp

Round 13Edit

27 December 2003
Bedford Blues 19 - 22 London Welsh
Report
Goldington Road
Attendance: 3,427
Referee: Geraint Ashton-Jones
27 December 2003
Exeter Chiefs P - P Penzance & Newlyn

  • Postponed. Game rescheduled to 3 January 2004.
27 December 2003
Henley Hawks P - P Bristol Shoguns

  • Postponed. Game rescheduled to 3 January 2004.
27 December 2003
Manchester 9 - 38 Orrell
Report
Grove Park
Attendance: 760
Referee: Mark Wilson
27 December 2003
Plymouth Albion 16 - 22 Pertemps Bees
Report
Brickfields
Attendance: 3,882
Referee: Rob Debney
27 December 2003
Wakefield 10 - 23 Otley
Report
College Grove
Attendance: 600
Referee: Tim Beddow
27 December 2003
Worcester 31 - 7 Coventry
Report
Sixways
Attendance: 5,068
Referee: Sean Davey

Round 13 (Rescheduled games)Edit

3 January 2004
Exeter Chiefs 26 - 12 Penzance & Newlyn
Report
County Ground
Referee: Tim Wigglesworth
3 January 2004
Henley Hawks 18 - 13 Bristol Shoguns
Report
Dry Leas
Attendance: 1,700
Referee: Nigel Higginson

Round 14Edit

10 January 2004
Exeter Chiefs 6 - 12 Pertemps Bees
Report
County Ground
Referee: Mark Wilson
10 January 2004
London Welsh 18 - 13 Henley Hawks
Report
Old Deer Park
Referee: Bruce Robertson
10 January 2004
Manchester 19 - 47 Bedford Blues
Report
Grove Park
Attendance: 410
Referee: Tim Beddow
10 January 2004
Penzance & Newlyn 18 - 20 Bristol Shoguns
Report
Mennaye Field
Attendance: 2,020
Referee: David Rose
10 January 2004
Plymouth Albion 51 - 9 Coventry
Report
Brickfields
Attendance: 2,203
Referee: Geraint Ashton-Jones
10 January 2004
Wakefield 24 - 53 Orrell
Report
College Grove
Attendance: 300
Referee: Trevor Fisher
10 January 2004
Worcester 38 - 3 Otley
Report
Sixways
Attendance: 3,370
Referee: Nigel Higginson

Round 15Edit

17 January 2004
Bedford Blues 29 - 8 Wakefield
Report
Goldington Road
Attendance: 1,884
Referee: Llyr Apgeraint-Roberts
17 January 2004
Coventry 26 - 31 Exeter Chiefs
Report
Coundon Road
Attendance: 1,850
Referee: Gareth Copsey
17 January 2004
Henley Hawks 18 - 24 Penzance & Newlyn
Report
Dry Leas
Attendance: 1,125
Referee: David Grashoff
17 January 2004
London Welsh 21 - 17 Manchester
Report
Old Deer Park
Referee: Nick Williams
17 January 2004
Orrell 7 - 15 Worcester
Report
Edge Hall Road
Attendance: 3,207
Referee: Ashley Rowden
17 January 2004
Otley 24 - 29 Plymouth Albion
Report
Cross Green
Referee: Alan Biggs
17 January 2004
Pertemps Bees 37 - 22 Bristol Shoguns
Report
Sharmans Cross
Attendance: 800
Referee: Trevor Fisher

Round 16Edit

24 January 2004
Exeter Chiefs 22 - 8 Otley
Report
County Ground
Referee: Llyr Apgeraint-Roberts
24 January 2004
Manchester 23 - 28 Henley Hawks
Report
Grove Park
Attendance: 300
Referee: Martin Fox
24 January 2004
Penzance & Newlyn 32 - 53 Pertemps Bees
Report
Mennaye Field
Referee: Nigel Higginson
24 January 2004
Plymouth Albion 22 - 19 Orrell
Report
Brickfields
Referee: Wayne Barnes
24 January 2004
Wakefield 8 - 11 London Welsh
Report
College Grove
Referee: Rob Debney
24 January 2004
Worcester 43 - 5 Bedford Blues
Report
Sixways
Attendance: 3,420
Referee: Bruce Robertson
25 January 2004
Bristol Shoguns 26 - 25 Coventry
Report
Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 4,060
Referee: Tim Beddow

Round 17Edit

31 January 2004
Bedford Blues 6 - 26 Plymouth Albion
Report
Goldington Road
Referee: Gareth Copsey
31 January 2004
Coventry 17 - 27 Penzance & Newlyn
Report
Coundon Road
Attendance: 1,350
Referee: Andrew Small
31 January 2004
Henley Hawks 17 - 19 Pertemps Bees
Report
Dry Leas
Referee: Bruce Robertson
31 January 2004
London Welsh 3 - 28 Worcester
Report
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 1,650
Referee: Mark Wilson
31 January 2004
Manchester 11 - 12 Wakefield
Report
Grove Park
Attendance: 230
Referee: Sean Davey
31 January 2004
Orrell 16 - 13 Exeter Chiefs
Report
Edge Hall Road
Attendance: 409
Referee: Martin Fox
31 January 2004
Otley 19 - 5 Bristol Shoguns
Report
Cross Green
Referee: Tim Fisher

Round 18Edit

7 February 2004
Exeter Chiefs 21 - 10 Bedford Blues
Report
County Ground
Referee: Nigel Higginson
7 February 2004
Penzance & Newlyn 30 - 21 Otley
Report
Mennaye Field
Referee: Nick Williams
7 February 2004
Pertemps Bees 29 - 24 Coventry
Report
Sharmans Cross
Referee: Robin Goodliffe
7 February 2004
Plymouth Albion 48 - 15 London Welsh
Report
Brickfields
Attendance: 2,612
Referee: Jean Matheu
7 February 2004
Wakefield 13 - 13 Henley Hawks
Report
College Grove
Referee: Tim Wigglesworth
7 February 2004
Worcester 74 - 8 Manchester
Report
Sixways
Attendance: 3,739
Referee: Trevor Fisher
8 February 2004
Bristol Shoguns 26 - 27 Orrell
Report
Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 3,569
Referee: Andrew Small

Round 19Edit

14 February 2004
Bedford Blues 30 - 16 Bristol Shoguns
Report
Goldington Road
Attendance: 1,436
Referee: Eric Gauzins
14 February 2004
Henley Hawks 26 - 26 Coventry
Report
Dry Leas
Attendance: 785
Referee: Geraint Ashton-Jones
14 February 2004
Manchester 7 - 55 Plymouth Albion
Report
Grove Park
Attendance: 275
Referee: Chris Sharp
14 February 2004
Orrell 53 - 7 Penzance & Newlyn
Report
Edge Hall Road
Attendance: 357
Referee: Tim Wigglesworth
14 February 2004
Otley 26 - 12 Pertemps Bees
Report
Cross Green
Attendance: 610
Referee: Sean Davey
14 February 2004
Wakefield 19 - 64 Worcester
Report
College Grove
Attendance: 350
Referee: Alan Biggs
15 February 2004
London Welsh 27 - 43 Exeter Chiefs
Report
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 650
Referee: Nick Williams

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Round 8 & 25 (Rescheduled games)Edit

21 February 2004
Penzance & Newlyn 40 - 38 London Welsh
Report
Mennaye Field
Attendance: 1,720
Referee: Alan Biggs
21 February 2004
Pertemps Bees 17 - 11 Wakefield
Report
Sharmans Cross
Attendance: 400
Referee: Mark Wilson
  • Game brought forward from 17 April 2004.

[16]


Round 20Edit

28 February 2004
Coventry 15 - 28 Otley
Report
Coundon Road
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Rob Debney
28 February 2004
Exeter Chiefs 85 - 6 Manchester
Report
County Ground
Attendance: 1,069
Referee: Geraint Ashton-Jones
28 February 2004
Henley Hawks 33 - 69 Worcester
Report
Dry Leas
Attendance: 945
Referee: Nigel Higginson
28 February 2004
Penzance & Newlyn 20 - 20 Bedford Blues
Report
Mennaye Field
Attendance: 1,820
Referee: Tim Beddow
28 February 2004
Pertemps Bees P - P Orrell

  • Postponed. Game rescheduled for 7 March 2004.
28 February 2004
Plymouth Albion 11 - 7 Wakefield
Report
Brickfields
Attendance: 2,564
Referee: Gareth Copsey
29 February 2004
Bristol Shoguns 18 - 30 London Welsh
Report
Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 3,703
Referee: Bruce Robertson

[17]


Round 20 & 25 (Rescheduled games)Edit

6 March 2004
Penzance & Newlyn 24 - 49 Worcester
Report
Mennaye Field
Attendance: 1,800
Referee: Nick Williams
  • Game brought forward from 17 April 2004.
7 March 2004
Pertemps Bees 24 - 29 Orrell
Report
Sharmans Cross
Referee: Andrew Small

Round 21Edit

13 March 2004
Bedford Blues P - P Pertemps Bees

  • Postponed. Game rescheduled for 27 March 2004.
13 March 2004
Coventry 17 - 22 Orrell
Report
Coundon Road
Attendance: 1,700
Referee: David Rose
13 March 2004
London Welsh 37 - 5 Penzance & Newlyn
Report
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 1,640
Referee: Bruce Kuklinski
13 March 2004
Manchester 6 - 27 Bristol Shoguns
Report
Grove Park
Attendance: 345
Referee: Tim Beddow
13 March 2004
Otley 28 - 21 Henley Hawks
Report
Cross Green
Attendance: 600
Referee: Tim Wigglesworth
13 March 2004
Wakefield 0 - 54 Exeter Chiefs
Report
College Grove
Attendance: 250
Referee: Trevor Fisher
13 March 2004
Worcester 38 - 13 Plymouth Albion
Report
Sixways
Attendance: 4,351
Referee: Robin Goodliffe

[18]


Round 22Edit

19 March 2004
Bedford Blues 24 - 20 Coventry
Report
Goldington Road
Attendance: 1,774
Referee: Andrew Small
20 March 2004
Exeter Chiefs 14 - 25 Worcester
Report
County Ground
Attendance: 2,100
Referee: Martin Fox
20 March 2004
Orrell 28 - 14 Otley
Report
Edge Hall Road
Attendance: 286
Referee: Sean Davey
20 March 2004
Penzance & Newlyn 48 - 9 Manchester
Report
Mennaye Field
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Geraint Ashton-Jones
20 March 2004
Pertemps Bees 18-31 London Welsh
Report
Sharmans Cross
Attendance: 350
Referee: Llyr Apgeraint-Roberts
20 March 2004
Plymouth Albion 55 - 0 Henley Hawks
Report
Brickfields
Attendance: 1,648
Referee: Chris Sharp
21 March 2004
Bristol Shoguns 19 - 15 Wakefield
Report
Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 2,831
Referee: Bruce Kuklinski

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Round 21 (Rescheduled game)Edit

27 March 2004
Bedford Blues 38 - 26 Pertemps Bees
Report
Goldington Road
Attendance: 1,017
Referee: Nick Williams

Round 23Edit

3 April 2004
Henley Hawks 20 - 17 Orrell
Report
Dry Leas
Attendance: 520
Referee: Trevor Fisher
3 April 2004
London Welsh 41 - 8 Coventry
Report
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Alan Biggs
3 April 2004
Manchester 18 - 18 Pertemps Bees
Report
Grove Park
Attendance: 187
Referee: Bruce Robertson
3 April 2004
Otley 27 - 17 Bedford Blues
Report
Cross Green
Attendance: 590
Referee: Gareth Copsey
3 April 2004
Plymouth Albion 7 - 7 Exeter Chiefs
Report
Brickfields
Attendance: 3,968
Referee: Tim Beddow
3 April 2004
Wakefield 38 - 31 Penzance & Newlyn
Report
College Grove
Attendance: 300
Referee: S Leyshon
3 April 2004
Worcester 68 - 15 Bristol Shoguns
Report
Sixways
Attendance: 5,228
Referee: Geraint Ashton-Jones

[20]


Round 24Edit

10 April 2004
Coventry 18 - 57 Worcester
Report
Coundon Road
Attendance: 2,647
10 April 2004
London Welsh 25 - 30 Bedford Blues
Report
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 1,750
Referee: Llyr Apgeraint-Roberts
10 April 2004
Orrell 75 - 22 Manchester
Report
Edge Hall Road
Referee: Chris Sharp
10 April 2004
Otley 38 - 11 Wakefield
Report
Cross Green
Attendance: 720
Referee: Robin Goodliffe
10 April 2004
Penzance & Newlyn 10 - 42 Exeter Chiefs
Report
Mennaye Field
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Alan Biggs
10 April 2004
Pertemps Bees 20 - 23 Plymouth Albion
Report
Sharmans Cross
Attendance: 500
Referee: Mark Wilson
11 April 2004
Bristol Shoguns 38 - 10 Henley Hawks
Report
Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 3,477
Referee: Wayne Barnes

[21]


Round 25Edit

17 April 2004
Bedford Blues 22 - 55 Orrell
Report
Goldington Road
Attendance: 1,818
Referee: Jean Luc Rebollal
17 April 2004
Coventry 34 - 20 Manchester
Report
Coundon Road
Attendance: 3,100
Referee: Stave Lander
17 April 2004
Exeter Chiefs 21 - 15 Henley Hawks
Report
County Ground
Attendance: 1,127
Referee: Nick Williams
17 April 2004
Otley 16 - 9 London Welsh
Report
Cross Green
Attendance: 790
Referee: Andrew Small
17 April 2004
Penzance & Newlyn P - P Worcester

  • Game brought forward to 6 March 2004.
17 April 2004
Pertemps Bees P - P Wakefield

  • Game brought forward to 21 February 2004.
17 April 2004
Bristol Shoguns P - P Plymouth Albion

  • Postponed. Game rescheduled for 21 April 2004.

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Round 25 (Rescheduled game)Edit

21 April 2004
Bristol Shoguns 15 - 21 Plymouth Albion
Report
Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 3,697
Referee: Alan Biggs

Round 26Edit

24 April 2004
Exeter Chiefs 31 - 19 Bristol Shoguns
Report
County Ground
Attendance: 2,211
Referee: Llyr Apgeraint-Roberts
24 April 2004
Henley Hawks 23 - 15 Bedford Blues
Report
Dry Leas
Attendance: 2,020
Referee: Wayne Barnes
24 April 2004
Manchester 3 - 26 Otley
Report
Grove Park
Attendance: 248
Referee: Gareth Copsey
24 April 2004
Orrell 49 - 0 London Welsh
Report
Edge Hall Road
Attendance: 427
24 April 2004
Plymouth Albion 56 - 0 Penzance & Newlyn
Report
Brickfields
Attendance: 4,342
Referee: Mark Wilson
24 April 2004
Wakefield 11 - 15 Coventry
Report
College Grove
Attendance: 600
Referee: David Rose
24 April 2004
Worcester 49 - 31 Pertemps Bees
Report
Sixways
Attendance: 6,025
Referee: Steve Lander

Total Season AttendancesEdit

Club Home
Games
Total Average Highest Lowest % Capacity
Bedford Blues 10[a 2] 17,482 1,748 3,427 1,017 25%
Bristol Shoguns 13 47,895 3,684 4,217 2,831 30%
Coventry 9[a 3] 15,447 1,716 3,100 1,000 19%
Exeter Chiefs 6[a 4] 10,084 1,681 2,500 1,069 32%
Henley Hawks 8[a 5] 8,240 1,030 2,020 450 26%
London Welsh 9[a 6] 10,770 1,197 1,750 650 20%
Manchester 12[a 7] 4,925 410 760 187 10%
Orrell 12[a 8] 7,953 663 3,207 286 22%
Otley 7[a 9] 4,585 655 790 575 13%
Penzance & Newlyn 9[a 10] 19,810 2,201 5,100 1,000 58%
Pertemps Bees 8[a 11] 5,385 673 2,000 300 27%
Plymouth Albion 10[a 12] 28,467 2,847 4,342 1,648 44%
Wakefield 9[a 13] 3,300 367 600 250 12%
Worcester 13 45,330 3,487 6,025 2,027 41%

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  1. ^ Note that 47 home attendances are 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 attendances v Exeter on 11 October 2003, Penzance & Newlyn on 8 November 2003 & Plymouth on 31 January 2003.
  3. ^ Missing home attendances v Bristol on 20 September 2003, Pertemps Bees on 11 October 2003, Henley on 25 October 2003 & Bedford on 22 November 2003.
  4. ^ Missing home attendances v Orrell on 27 September 2003, London Welsh on 25 October 2003, Wakefield on 20 December 2003, Penzance & Newlyn on 3 January 2004, Pertemps Bees on 10 January 2004, Otley on 24 January 2004 & Bedford on 7 February 2004.
  5. ^ Missing home attendances v Manchester on 20 September 2003, Wakefield on 11 October 2003, Plymouth on 22 November 2003, Exeter on 6 December 2003 & Pertemps Bees on 31 January 2003.
  6. ^ Missing home attendances v Plymouth on 11 October 2003, Pertemps Bees on 22 November 2003, Henley on 10 January 2004 & Manchester on 17 January 2004.
  7. ^ Missing home attendance v Exeter on 8 November 2003.
  8. ^ Missing home attendance v Manchester on 10 April 2004.
  9. ^ Missing home attendances v Exeter on 20 September 2003, Penzance & Newlyn on 11 October 2003, Coventry on 8 November 2003, Orrell on 22 November 2003, Plymouth on 17 January 2004 & Bristol on 31 January 2004.
  10. ^ Missing home attendances v Henley on 13 September 2003, Orrell on 25 October 2003, Pertemps Bees on 24 January 2004, Otley on 7 February 2004.
  11. ^ Missing home attendances v Henley on 27 September 2003, Otley on 25 October 2003, Bedford on 20 December 2003, Coventry on 7 February 2004 & Orrell on 7 March 2004.
  12. ^ Missing home attendances v Manchester on 25 October 2003, Bristol on 6 December 2003 & Orrell on 24 January 2004.
  13. ^ Missing home attendances v Plymouth on 8 November 2003, Pertemps Bees on 6 December 2003, London Welsh on 24 January 2004 & Henley on 7 February 2004.

Individual StatisticsEdit

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

Season recordsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  25. ^ "National One 03/04 Leading try scorers". Rugby Statbunker. 24 April 2004.
  26. ^ "National One 03/04 Most tries in a match (Team)". Rugby Statbunker. 24 April 2004.
  27. ^ "National One 03/04 Most conversions in a match (Team)". Rugby Statbunker. 24 April 2004.
  28. ^ "National One 03/04 Most penalties in a match (Team)". Rugby Statbunker. 24 April 2004.
  29. ^ "National One 03/04 Most drop goals in a match (Team)". Rugby Statbunker. 24 April 2004.
  30. ^ "National One 03/04 Most points in a match (Player)". Rugby Statbunker. 24 April 2004.
  31. ^ "National One 03/04 Most tries in a match (Player)". Rugby Statbunker. 24 April 2004.
  32. ^ "National One 03/04 Most conversions in a match (Player)". Rugby Statbunker. 24 April 2004.
  33. ^ "National One 03/04 Most penalties in a match (Player)". Rugby Statbunker. 24 April 2004.
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