Tonbridge Juddians Rugby Football Club

Tonbridge Juddians Rugby Football Club is an English rugby union team based in Tonbridge in Kent. The club runs four senior teams, a ladies side and the full range of junior teams.[1] The first XV will play in National League 1 for the 2021–22 season having won promotion from National League 2 South - the highest position in the club's history.

Tonbridge Juddians
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Full nameTonbridge Juddians Rugby Football Club
UnionKent RFU
Founded1904 (Tonbridge), 1928 (Old Juddians), 1999 (clubs merged)
LocationTonbridge, Kent, England
Ground(s)The Slade (Capacity: 1,500)
League(s)National League 1
2019–20National League 2 South, 2nd (promoted)
Official website
tjrfc.co.uk

HistoryEdit

Tonbridge RFC was formed in 1904 and Old Juddians was formed in 1928. 'Old Juddians' were former pupils of The Judd School in Tonbridge.

The two clubs merged to form Tonbridge Juddians in 1999. The merged club began life in London 2 South, the same level at which Old Juddians was placed in when the league system was founded in 1987. The club suffered two further relegations before turning semi-professional[2] and beginning a rapid climb up the pyramid, including a hat-trick of promotions, which climaxed in the club joining the national leagues in 2011.[3]

HonoursEdit

Current standingsEdit

2021–22 National League 1 Table watch · edit · discuss
Played Won Drawn Lost Points for Points against Points diff Try bonus Losing bonus Points
1 Rosslyn Park 16 14 0 2 540 289 251 11 2 69
2 Caldy 17 12 2 3 419 361 58 7 1 60
3 Sale FC 17 12 0 5 468 326 142 7 3 58
4 Cinderford 17 10 0 7 477 388 89 9 6 55
5 Cambridge 16 9 3 4 393 324 69 10 2 54
6 Chinnor 15 7 1 7 427 363 64 12 7 49
7 Rams 15 9 0 6 342 318 24 7 4 47
8 Taunton Titans 17 7 2 8 418 525 −107 10 3 45
9 Birmingham Moseley 16 7 0 9 282 383 −101 3 3 34
10 Bishop's Stortford 17 5 2 10 377 407 −30 6 3 33
11 Blackheath 16 5 0 11 333 380 −47 4 9 33
12 Darlington Mowden Park 15 5 1 9 345 394 −49 4 3 29
13 Plymouth Albion 16 5 0 11 352 427 −75 6 3 29
14 Leeds Tykes 15 5 0 10 294 431 −137 4 5 29
15 Tonbridge Juddians 15 2 1 12 289 440 −151 3 6 19
  • 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 will be promoted to the RFU Championship.
Yellow background (row 2) will be promoted, should the winner of the Championship be promoted.
Pink background are relegation places.
Updated: 22 January 2022
Source: "National League 1". RFU.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ 1990–91 London 2 South East title was won when the league was known as London 3 South East and was won by founder club Old Juddian.
  2. ^ 1990–91 Kent 2 title was won by founder club Tonbridge.
  3. ^ 1995–96 Kent 3 title was won by founder club Tonbridge.

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