Cornwall/Devon League

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Cornwall/Devon League (known as Tribute Cornwall/Devon League for sponsorship reasons) is an English level eight, rugby union league for clubs principally based in Cornwall and Devon. The champions and runner-up are promoted to Western Counties West. The number of teams relegated depends on feedback following promotion and relegation in the leagues above, but is usually two or three to Cornwall 1 and/or Devon 1. Truro are the current champions. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the 2020–21 season is cancelled.

Cornwall/Devon League
Current season or competition:
2021–22 Tribute Cornwall/Devon
SportRugby union
Instituted1987; 34 years ago (1987)
Number of teams14
CountryEngland
HoldersTruro (2nd title) (2019–20)
(promoted to Western Counties West)
Most titlesPaignton, Penryn (3 titles)
WebsiteSouth West Division

Each year two Cornwall/Devon League sides take part in the RFU Senior Vase (a level 8 national competition) – one affiliated with the Cornwall RFU, the other with the Devon RFU.

FormatEdit

The season runs from September to April and comprises twenty-six rounds of matches, with each club playing each of its rivals, home and away. The results of the matches contribute points to the league as follows:

  • 4 points are awarded for a win
  • 2 points are awarded for a draw
  • 0 points are awarded for a loss, however
  • 1 losing (bonus) point is awarded to a team that loses a match by 7 points or fewer
  • 1 additional (bonus) point is awarded to a team scoring 4 tries or more in a match.

The top two teams are promoted to Western Counties West and the bottom three teams are relegated to either Cornwall 1 or Devon 1 depending on their location.

Current seasonEdit

The 2021–22 Cornwall/Devon League consists of fourteen teams; eight from Devon and six from Cornwall. The season started on 4 September 2021 and is due to finish in April 2022. Nine of the fourteen teams participated in the previous, completed season (2019–20); which following the withdrawal of Lanner in February 2020 only had thirteen teams. Truro and Paignton were promoted to Western Counties West as champions and runner-up respectively while South Molton and Exeter Athletic were relegated to Devon 1.

Participating teams and locationsEdit

2020–21Edit

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020–21 season was cancelled.

2019–20Edit

Participating teams and locationsEdit

League tableEdit

2019–20 Cornwall/Devon League Table (to 16 March 2020, when play stopped due to COVID-19) [3]
Played Won Drawn Lost Points for Points against Points diff Try bonus Loss bonus Points
1 Truro RFC 22 19 0 3 782 281 501 78
2 Paignton (P) 21 17 0 4 452 239 213 70
3 Plymstock Albion Oaks 20 15 0 5 488 331 157 61
4 Bude 21 14 0 7 507 292 215 57
5 Pirates Amateurs 20 13 0 7 506 354 152 54
6 Topsham 22 12 0 9 588 386 202 48
7 North Tawton 22 11 1 10 355 439 −84 47
8 Torquay Athletic 21 11 0 10 493 473 20 45
9 Liskeard-Looe 21 7 2 12 348 540 −102 34
10 Veor 23 8 1 14 414 580 −166 34
11 Lanner 19 7 0 12 317 426 −109 28
12 Tavistock 22 5 0 17 356 545 −189 20
13 Exeter Athletic 19 4 0 15 247 645 −398 16
14 South Molton 22 2 0 20 248 660 −412 8
  • 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. 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

Green background is the promotion place. Blue background is the play-off place. Pink background are relegation places.
Updated: 2 April 2021

2018–19Edit

Participating teams and locationsEdit

Final league tableEdit

2018–19 Cornwall/Devon League Table[4]
Team Played Won Drawn Lost Points for Points against Points diff Try bonus Loss bonus Points Points deducted
1 Penryn 26 22 2 2 964 241 723 18 1 113
2 Honiton 26 22 0 4 1122 307 815 19 2 110
3 Bude 26 21 1 4 769 336 433 16 0 104
4 Plymouth Albion Oaks 26 19 0 7 662 519 143 13 1 90
5 Torquay Athletic 26 17 0 9 790 495 295 13 3 84
6 Liskeard-Looe 26 13 1 12 566 519 47 9 3 66
7 South Molton 26 12 2 12 579 597 −18 11 2 66
8 Topsham 26 10 0 16 611 634 −23 11 6 57
9 Lanner 26 11 0 15 516 593 −77 7 5 52 −5
10 Tavistock 26 10 0 16 361 613 −252 5 6 51
11 Pirates Amateurs 26 8 0 18 458 750 −292 6 5 43
12 Hayle 26 7 0 19 502 973 −471 8 4 40
13 Plymouth Argaum 26 5 0 21 287 941 −654 2 2 24
14 Withycombe 26 2 0 24 264 933 −669 3 5 6 −10
  • 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 places. Pink background are relegation places.
Updated: 12 April 2021

2017–18Edit

The season started on 2 September 2017 and finished on 21 April 2018. Fourteen teams contested the Cornwall/Devon league, seven from Devon, six from Cornwall and one from Somerset (Wellington). Nine of the sides played in the league last season and are joined by Bude (13th) and Wellington (14th), both relegated from Western Counties West, and three sides promoted from Devon 1 and Cornwall 1. Wessex (from Devon 1) and Hayle (Cornwall 1) are champions of their respective leagues and Torrington were also promoted after Newquay Hornets declined to contest a play-off for the third promotion match.

Participating teams and locationsEdit

Final league tableEdit

2017–18 Cornwall/Devon League Table[5]
Team Played Won Drawn Lost Points for Points against Points diff Try bonus Loss bonus Points Points deducted
1 Wellington 26 24 0 2 997 262 735 18 2 118
2 Saltash 26 21 0 5 936 356 580 19 3 109
3 Penryn 26 22 1 3 973 228 745 17 1 108
4 Honiton 25 19 0 6 778 333 445 14 4 94
5 Bude 25 17 0 8 646 399 247 13 3 84
6 Lanner 25 13 1 11 670 518 152 11 2 67
7 Withycombe 26 11 2 13 630 545 85 10 5 63
8 Plymstock Albion Oaks 26 11 2 13 506 598 −92 9 2 54 −5
9 Plymouth Argaum 26 9 0 17 358 881 −523 6 2 44
10 Tavistock 26 7 0 19 393 664 −271 8 5 42
11 Hayle 26 8 1 17 361 645 −284 3 3 35 −5
12 Pirates Amateurs 25 6 0 19 387 888 −501 7 4 35
13 Exeter Athletic 26 3 1 22 381 1065 −684 7 4 25
14 Torrington 26 5 0 21 283 917 −634 3 3 21 −5
  • 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 places. Pink background are relegation places.
Updated: 12 April 2021

2016–17Edit

A total of fourteen teams contested the Cornwall/Devon league, eight from Devon and six from Cornwall. Nine of the sides played in the league last season and were joined by two relegated from Western Counties West, two promoted from Devon 1 and one promoted from Cornwall 1. The relegated teams were Penryn (13th place) and Saltash (14th) and the incoming teams are Tamar Saracens and Topsham (both from Devon 1) and Lanner (Cornwall 1). The season started on 3 September 2016 and ended on 22 April 2017.

Falmouth won the league for the first time and along with the runner-up, Paignton are promoted to Western Counties West. The bottom three teams are relegated; Bodmin to Cornwall 1 and Topsham and Tamar Saracens to Devon 1.

Participating teams and locationsEdit

Team Ground Capacity Town/Village Previous season
Bodmin Clifden Park Bodmin, Cornwall 9th
Falmouth Recreation Ground 3,000 Falmouth, Cornwall 6th
Honiton Allhallows Playing Field Honiton, Devon 10th
Lanner St. Day Rugby Field Lanner, Cornwall Promoted from Cornwall 1 (champions)
Paignton Queen's Park 1,650 (150 seats) Paignton, Devon 8th
Penryn Memorial Ground 4,000 (200 seats) Penryn, Cornwall Relegated from Western Counties West (14th)
Pirates Amateurs Mennaye Field 4,000 (2,200 seats) Penzance, Cornwall 5th
Plymouth Argaum Bickleigh Down Plymouth, Devon 7th
Plymstock Albion Oaks Horsham Playing Fields Staddiscombe, Plymouth 4th
Saltash Moorlands Lane Saltash, Cornwall relegated from Western Counties West (13th)
Tamar Saracens The Parkway Ernesettle, Plymouth Promoted from Devon 1 (champions)
Tavistock Sandy Park 500 Tavistock, Devon 11th
Topsham Bonfire Field Topsham, Exeter Promoted from Devon 1 (runner-up)
Withycombe Raleigh Park Withycombe, Exmouth, Devon 3rd

Final league tableEdit

2016–17 Cornwall/Devon League Table[6]
Team Played Won Drawn Lost Points for Points against Points diff Try bonus Loss bonus Points Points deducted
1 Falmouth 26 24 0 2 1004 269 735 18 2 112 −5
2 Paignton 26 24 0 2 788 216 572 15 1 104 −10
3 Saltash 26 19 0 7 778 458 320 17 3 92 −5
4 Withycombe 26 13 0 13 578 468 110 11 8 72
5 Penryn 26 15 0 11 679 377 302 13 3 71 −5
6 Plymstock Albion Oaks 26 14 1 11 449 572 −123 4 2 64
7 Lanner 26 12 1 13 583 551 32 9 4 63
8 Pirates Amateurs 26 13 0 13 554 602 −48 7 3 62
9 Tavistock 26 11 0 15 431 649 −218 8 2 54
10 Plymouth Argaum 26 10 0 16 370 632 −262 6 4 50
11 Honiton 26 8 1 17 526 607 −81 4 5 44
12 Bodmin 26 7 0 19 433 810 −377 7 6 41
13 Topsham 26 8 1 17 445 786 −341 7 2 33 −10
14 Tamar Saracens 26 2 0 24 164 785 −621 0 3 6 −5
  • 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 places. Pink background are relegation places.
Updated: 16 May 2017

2015–16Edit

Participating teams and locationsEdit

A total of fourteen teams contested the Cornwall/Devon league, seven each from Cornwall and Devon. Nine of the sides played in the league last season and were joined by two relegated from Western Counties West, two promoted from Devon 1 and one promoted from Cornwall 1. The relegated teams are Tavistock (13th place) and St Ives (14th), and the incoming teams are Plymouth Argaum and Plymstock Albion Oaks (both from Devon 1) and Newquay Hornets (Cornwall 1). The season started on 5 September 2015 and ended on 30 April 2016 with three matches still to play; the RFU deciding that the matches need not be played.[7]

Bude, won the league for the first time and along with the runner-up, St Ives are promoted to Western Counties West. The bottom three teams are relegated; Newquay Hornets and Hayle to Cornwall 1 and Exeter Saracens to Devon 1.

Team Ground Capacity Town/Village Previous season
Bodmin Clifden Park Bodmin, Cornwall 8th
Bude Bencoolen Meadow 750 Bude, Cornwall 7th
Exeter Saracens Exhibition Fields, Summer Lane Whipton, Exeter, Devon 11th
Falmouth Recreation Ground 3,000 Falmouth, Cornwall 6th
Hayle Memorial Park Hayle, Cornwall 9th
Honiton Allhallows Playing Field Honiton, Devon 10th
Newquay Hornets Newquay Sports Ground Newquay, Cornwall Promoted from Cornwall 1
Paignton Queen's Park 1,650 (150 seats) Paignton, Devon 5th
Pirates Amateurs Mennaye Field 4,000 (2,200 seats) Penzance, Cornwall 4th
Plymouth Argaum Bickleigh Down Plymouth, Devon Promoted from Devon 1
Plymstock Albion Oaks Horsham Playing Fields Staddiscombe, Plymouth[8] Promoted from Devon 1 (via play-off)
St Ives Recreation Ground 3,000 (275 seats) St Ives, Cornwall Relegated from Western Counties West (14th)
Tavistock Sandy Park 500 Tavistock, Devon Relegated from Western Counties West (13th)
Withycombe Raleigh Park Withycombe, Exmouth, Devon 3rd

[9]

Final league tableEdit

2015–16 Cornwall/Devon League Table[10]
Team Played Won Drawn Lost Points for Points against Points diff Try bonus Loss bonus Points Points deducted
1 Bude 26 23 1 2 928 282 646 20 2 117
2 St Ives 26 23 0 3 896 263 633 18 2 108 5
3 Withycombe 25 19 0 6 866 341 525 16 3 95
4 Plymstock Albion Oaks 26 17 2 7 641 366 275 11 2 86
5 Pirates Amateurs 24 15 0 9 578 409 169 11 3 76
6 Falmouth 26 15 2 9 610 498 112 8 3 75
7 Plymouth Argaum 25 13 1 11 531 362 169 8 5 67
8 Paignton 25 12 1 12 430 471 −41 4 3 58
9 Bodmin 26 10 0 16 336 700 −364 4 3 47
10 Honiton 26 8 0 18 399 604 −205 3 5 41
11 Tavistock 26 6 2 18 338 743 −405 4 4 36
12 Hayle 26 6 2 18 317 661 −344 2 4 34
13 Newquay Hornets 26 3 1 22 213 805 −592 1 4 14 5
14 Exeter Saracens 25 3 0 22 354 932 −578 5 2 9 10
  • 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 places. Pink background are relegation places.
Updated: 8 May 2016

2014–15Edit

Participating teams and locationsEdit

The 2014–15 Cornwall/Devon League consisted of fourteen teams; seven from Cornwall and seven from Devon. The season started on 6 September 2014 and the final matches were played on 18 April 2015. Crediton beat the runner-up Saltash on the final day of the season to claim first place and both teams were promoted to Western Counties West. The bottom three teams were relegated; Old Plymothian & Mannamedian and South Molton to Devon 1, and Liskeard-Looe to Cornwall 1.

Team Ground Capacity Town/Village Previous season
Bodmin Clifden Park Bodmin, Cornwall Promoted from Cornwall 1 (playoffs)
Bude Bencoolen Meadow 750 Bude, Cornwall Relegated from Western Counties West (13th)
Crediton Blagdon Crediton, Devon 4th
Exeter Saracens Exhibition Fields, Summer Lane Whipton, Exeter, Devon 11th
Falmouth Recreation Ground 3,000 Falmouth, Cornwall 6th
Hayle Memorial Park Hayle, Cornwall 8th
Honiton Allhallows Playing Field Honiton, Devon 5th
Liskeard-Looe Lux Park Liskeard, Cornwall Promoted from Cornwall 1 (champions)
Old Plymothian & Mannamedian King George V Playing Field Elburton, Plymouth, Devon 9th
Paignton Queen's Park 1,650 (150 seats) Paignton, Devon Relegated from Western Counties West (14th)
Pirates Amateurs Mennaye Field 4,000 (2,200 seats) Penzance, Cornwall 10th
Saltash Moorlands Lane Saltash, Cornwall 7th
South Molton Station Road South Molton, Devon Promoted from Devon 1 (champions)
Withycombe Raleigh Park Withycombe, Exmouth, Devon 3rd

[11]

Final league tableEdit

2014–15 Cornwall/Devon League Table[12]
Team Played Won Drawn Lost Points for Points against Points diff Try bonus Loss bonus Points Points deducted
1 Crediton 26 25 0 1 875 302 573 19 1 121
2 Saltash 26 24 0 2 1158 327 831 21 1 118
3 Withycombe 26 19 1 6 823 366 457 15 4 97
4 Pirates Amateurs 26 17 0 9 836 418 418 13 4 85
5 Paignton 26 15 0 11 590 501 89 10 3 74
6 Falmouth 26 15 0 11 508 439 69 8 2 71
7 Bude 26 13 0 13 529 588 −59 9 2 64
8 Bodmin 26 12 0 14 508 556 −48 8 4 61
9 Hayle 26 12 0 14 510 585 −75 6 3 58
10 Honiton 26 11 1 14 423 544 −121 4 3 54
11 Exeter Saracens 26 8 0 18 613 847 −234 10 4 46
12 Old Plymothian & Mannamedian 26 7 0 19 322 896 −574 2 1 31
13 South Molton 26 2 0 24 328 864 −536 4 3 15
14 Liskeard-Looe 26 1 0 25 134 924 −790 0 1 –15 20
  • 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 places. Pink background are relegation places.
Updated: 14 July 2015

2013–14Edit

Exeter University, the champions, lost only one match and finished in their highest ever league placing. Tiverton came second and both teams were promoted to Western Counties West for 2014–15 season. Newquay Hornets, and Veor who won only two matches and promoted the previous season, are both relegated to Cornwall 1.

2012–13Edit

In 2012–13 the Cornwall/Devon League consisted of thirteen teams; seven from Cornwall and six from Devon. The season started on 8 September 2012 and ended on 20 April 2013. Plymouth Barbarians were originally included in the fixtures but dropped out of the league during the season.

2012–13 Cornwall/Devon League Table[13][14][15]
Team Played Won Drawn Lost Points for Points against Points diff Bonus points Points Points deducted
1 Teignmouth 24 22 0 2 911 270 641 22 110
2 St Ives 24 23 0 1 750 266 484 15 104 5
3 Tiverton 24 16 2 6 571 389 182 11 79
4 Saltash 24 16 0 8 642 448 194 11 70 5
5 Hayle 24 12 2 10 441 460 −19 7 59
6 Old Plymothian & Mannamedian 24 12 0 12 537 580 −43 10 58
7 Withycombe 24 11 1 12 546 533 13 9 55
8 Falmouth 24 10 0 14 436 599 −163 11 51
9 Pirates Amateurs 24 9 2 13 406 477 −71 8 48
10 Crediton 24 7 3 14 431 467 −36 8 42
11 Newquay Hornets 24 7 0 17 501 579 −78 15 38 5
12 Liskeard-Looe 24 4 2 18 293 642 −349 7 22 5
13 Wessex 24 1 0 23 200 955 −755 3 2 5
  • 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 places. Pink background are relegation places.
Updated: 14 July 2015

2011–12Edit

2010–11Edit

2009–10Edit

TableEdit

2009–10 Cornwall/Devon League Table[16]
Team Played Won Drawn Lost Points for Points against Points diff Points Points deducted
1 Wellington 26 26 0 0 1086 170 916 52
2 Exeter Saracens 26 19 1 6 702 271 431 39
3 St Austell 26 16 1 9 518 350 168 33
4 Crediton 26 16 0 10 596 303 293 32
5 Teignmouth 26 16 1 9 678 349 329 31 −2
6 Bideford 26 14 2 10 572 321 251 30
6 Liskeard-Looe 26 15 0 11 504 424 80 30
8 Falmouth 26 14 2 10 367 327 40 30
9 Stithians 26 12 1 13 454 571 −117 23 −2
10 Hayle 25 11 1 13 329 361 −32 19 −4
11 Torrington 26 9 1 15 325 544 −219 19
12 Saltash 26 4 0 22 349 901 −552 8
13 Old Plymothian & Mannamedian 26 4 0 22 229 767 −538 4 −4
14 Plymouth Albion Oaks 26 0 0 26 179 1229 −1050 0 −2
  • Points are awarded as follows: two points for a win; one points for a draw; no points for a loss.
  • 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

1989–90Edit

TableEdit

1989–90 Courage Cornwall/Devon League Table[17]
Club Played Won Drawn Lost Points for Points against Points difference Points
1 Penzance–Newlyn 10 9 0 1 256 96 160 18
2 Sidmouth 10 9 0 1 165 73 92 18
3 Devonport Services 10 7 0 3 223 117 106 14
4 Plymouth Civil Service 10 7 0 3 181 125 56 14
5 Crediton 10 5 1 4 184 139 45 11
6 Teignmouth 10 4 2 4 128 138 −10 10
7 Bideford 10 4 0 6 163 123 40 8
8 Exeter Saracens 10 3 0 7 61 110 −49 6
9 Illogan Park 10 3 0 7 91 193 −102 6
10 Falmouth 10 2 1 7 109 176 −67 5
11 Wadebridge Camels 10 0 0 10 29 300 −271 0

Points are awarded as follows: 2 pts for a win; 1 pt for a draw; 0 pts for a loss

Green background are teams promoted. Pink background are teams relegated.

1988–89Edit

1987–88Edit

Original teamsEdit

When league rugby began in 1987 this division contained the following teams:

Cornwall/Devon honoursEdit

[18][19]

Cornwall/Devon League (1987–1993)Edit

The original Cornwall/Devon League (sponsored by Courage) was a tier 8 league with promotion up to Western Counties and relegation down to either Cornwall 1 or Devon 1.

Cornwall/Devon League
Season No of teams Champions Runners-up Relegated team(s) Ref
1987–88 11 Crediton Exmouth St Austell, Newton Abbot [20]
1988–89 11 Penryn Teignmouth Paignton, Exmouth, Hayle [21]
1989–90 11 Penzance-Newlyn Sidmouth Falmouth, Wadebridge Camels [22]
1990–91 11 Devon & Cornwall Police Crediton Devonport Services, Illogan Park [23]
1991–92 13 Bideford Plymouth Civil Service[a] No relegation [24]
1992–93 13 Devonport Services Exmouth Bude, Saltash [25]
Green backgrounds are promotion places.

Cornwall/Devon League (1993–96)Edit

The creation of National 5 South for the 1993–94 season meant that the Cornwall/Devon League dropped to a tier 9 league. Promotion continued to Western Counties and relegation to either Cornwall 1 or Devon 1. The league continued to be sponsored by Courage.

Cornwall/Devon League
Season No of teams Champions Runners-up Relegated team(s) Ref
1993–94 13 Devon & Cornwall Police Exmouth Liskeard-Looe [26]
1994–95 13 Paignton Sidmouth Newquay Hornets [27]
1995–96 8 Sidmouth St Austell[b] No relegation [28]
Green backgrounds are promotion places.

Cornwall/Devon League (1996–2009)Edit

The cancellation of National 5 South at the end of the 1995–96 season saw the Cornwall/Devon League return to being a tier 8 division. Further restructuring meant that promotion was now to Western Counties West (formerly Western Counties)[c] while relegation continued to either Cornwall 1 or Devon 1. From the 2008–09 season onward the league sponsor would be Tribute.

Cornwall/Devon League
Season No of teams Champions Runners-up Relegated team(s) Ref
1996–97 8 Kingsbridge South Molton Plymouth Civil Service, Veor[d] [29][30]
1997–98 10 Truro Crediton Saltash, Honiton [31]
1998–99 10 Newton Abbot Withycombe Old Plymouthians, Falmouth [32]
1999–00 10 Exmouth Devonport Services No relegation (Bideford 10th) [33]
2000–01 10 St Just Bideford Kingsbridge, Teignmouth, Bude, Sidmouth, Perranporth [34]
2001–02 10 Paignton St Ives Old Plymouthians, Torrington, Saltash [35]
2002–03 10 Devonport Services Wessex St Austell [36]
2003–04 12 Mounts Bay Bude Newquay Hornets, South Molton, Teignmouth [37]
2004–05 12 Sidmouth Kingsbridge Okehampton, Bideford, St Just [38]
2005–06 12 Tiverton Devonport Services Old Plymouthians, Liskeard-Looe [39]
2006–07 12 Paignton Wadebridge Camels St Austell, South Molton, Perranporth [40]
2007–08 12 Cullompton Newquay Hornets Honiton, Wessex, Teignmouth [41]
2008–09 14 Penryn Okehampton[e] No relegation (14th Falmouth) [42]
Green backgrounds are promotion places.

Cornwall/Devon League (2009–present)Edit

Despite widespread league restructuring by the RFU, the Cornwall/Devon League continued as a tier 8 division, with promotion to Western Counties West and relegation to either Cornwall 1 or Devon 1. Tribute would continue to sponsor the league.

Cornwall/Devon League
Season No of teams Champions Runners-up Relegated team(s) Ref
2009–10 14 Wellington Exeter Saracens Old Plymouthians, Plymstock Albion Oaks [43]
2010–11 14 Bideford St Austell Saltash, Stithians, Roseland [44]
2011–12 14 Tavistock Honiton Veor, Totnes, Torrington [45]
2012–13 13 Teignmouth St Ives Liskeard-Looe, Wessex [46]
2013–14 13 Exeter University Tiverton Newquay Hornets, Veor [47][f]
2014–15 14 Crediton Saltash Old Plymothian & Mannamedian, South Molton, Liskeard-Looe [48]
2015–16 14 Bude St Ives Newquay Hornets, Exeter Saracens [49]
2016–17 14 Falmouth Paignton Tamar Saracens, Topsham, Bodmin [50]
2017–18 14 Wellington Saltash Torrington, Wessex[52] [53]
2018–19 14 Penryn Honiton Withycombe, Plymouth Argaum, Hayle [54]
2019–20 13[g] Truro Paignton South Molton, Exeter Athletic [56]
2020–21 Cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic in the United Kingdom.
Green backgrounds are promotion places.

Summary of champions and runners-upEdit

Team Champions Year(s) Runners-up Year(s)
Paignton 3 1995, 2002, 2007 2 2017, 2020
Penryn 3 1989, 2009, 2019
Devonport Services 2 1993, 2003 2 2000, 2006
Sidmouth 2 1996, 2005 2 1990, 1995
Crediton 2 1988, 2015 2 1991, 1998
Bideford 2 1992, 2011 1 2001
Devon & Cornwall Police 2 1991, 1994
Truro 2 1998, 2020
Wellington 2 2010, 2018
Exmouth 1 2000 3 1988, 1993, 1994
Kingsbridge 1 1997 1 2005
Tiverton 1 2006 1 2014
Teignmouth 1 2013 1 1989
Bude 1 2016 1 2004
Penzance–Newlyn 1 1990
Newton Abbot 1 1999
St Just 1 2001
Mounts Bay 1 2004
Cullompton 1 2008
Tavistock 1 2012
Exeter University 1 2014
Falmouth 1 2017
St Ives 3 2002, 2013, 2016
St Austell 2 1996, 2011
Saltash 2 2015, 2018
Honiton 2 2012, 2019
Plymouth Civil Service 1 1992
South Molton 1 1997
Withycombe 1 1999
Wessex 1 2003
Wadebridge Camels 1 2007
Newquay Hornets 1 2008
Okehampton 1 2009
Exeter Saracens 1 2010
Place Champions Year(s) Runners-up Year(s)
Devon 21 1988, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 23 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2017, 2019, 2020
Cornwall 10 1989, 1990, 1998, 2001, 2004, 2009, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020 10 1996, 2002, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2018
Somerset 2 2010, 2018

SponsorshipEdit

The Cornwall/Devon League was part of the Courage Clubs Championship and sponsored by Courage Brewery from the first season, 1987–88 to season 1996–97.[57] The league was unsponsored until season 2007–08 when St Austell Brewery sponsored South-west based leagues under the Tribute Ale label.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Crediton also promoted.
  2. ^ Hayle also promoted.
  3. ^ At the end of the 1995–96 season, Western Counties would split into two regional divisions; Western Counties North and Western Counties West.
  4. ^ Veor withdrew from the league this year and would be demoted two levels down to Cornwall 2 for the following season.
  5. ^ 3rd placed Truro also promoted.
  6. ^ Plymouth Barbarians withdrew from the league this year.
  7. ^ League was reduced to 13 teams after Lanner withdrew from the competition in February.[55]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hall, Lee (20 February 2020). "Lanner quit Cornwall & Devon after only seven players turn up". The Cornishman. p. 62.
  2. ^ Lanner withdrew after only seven players turned up for a match on 15 February; they were in 9th place, having won 8 of their 19 games.[1]
  3. ^ "Liskeard-Looe RFC". pitchero. Retrieved 4 October 2021.
  4. ^ "Tribute Cornwall/Devon 2018–2019". English Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 12 April 2021.
  5. ^ "Tribute Cornwall/Devon 2017–2018". English Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 12 April 2021.
  6. ^ "Tribute Cornwall/Devon 2016-2017". English Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 11 April 2021.
  7. ^ "Amateurs Season Ends With A Wimper". The Cornishman. 5 May 2016. p. 71.
  8. ^ "Plymouth Albion Oaks RFC". Pitchero. Retrieved 25 January 2014.
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