2011–12 National League 1

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2011–12 National League 1
Countries  England
 Jersey
Champions Jersey
Runners-up Ealing Trailfinders
Relegated Birmingham & Solihull
Stourbridge
Barking

The 2011–12 National League 1 is the third season of the third division of the English domestic rugby union competitions since the professionalised format of the second division was introduced. Birmingham & Solihull find themselves playing in this league following their relegation from the 2010-11 RFU Championship in the play-offs, whilst other newcomers to the league in this season are Ealing Trailfinders and Jersey, and Fylde, who won promotion to the league from National League 2 South and National League 2 North respectively.

Participating teams and locations[edit]

Team Stadium Capacity City/Area
Barking Goresbrook 1,000 Becontree, Dagenham, London
Birmingham & Solihull Damson Park 3,050 Solihull, West Midlands
Blackheath Rectory Field 6,000 Blackheath, London
Blaydon Crow Trees N/A Swalwell, Tyne and Wear
Cambridge Grantchester Park 1,250 Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cinderford Dockham Road 2,500 Cinderford, Gloucestershire
Coventry Butts Park Arena 4,000 Coventry
Ealing Trailfinders Trailfinders Sports Ground N/A West Ealing, London
Fylde Woodlands Memorial Ground 9,000 Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire
Jersey St Peter 2,000 Saint Peter, Jersey
Macclesfield Priory Park, Priory Lane N/A Macclesfield, Cheshire
Rosslyn Park Priory Lane 2,000 Roehampton, London
Sedgley Park Park Lane 3,000 Whitefield, Greater Manchester
Stourbridge Stourton Park N/A Stourbridge, West Midlands
Tynedale Tynedale Park 400 Corbridge, Northumberland
Wharfedale Threshfield 2,000 Threshfield, Craven, North Yorkshire

League table[edit]

2011–12 National League 1 Table watch · edit · discuss
Club Played Won Drawn Lost Points For Points Against Points Difference Bonus Points Points
1 Jersey (C) 30 26 0 4 918 363 555 20 119
2 Ealing Trailfinders 30 20 3 7 1000 650 350 26 112
3 Blackheath 30 20 1 9 900 729 171 24 106
4 Fylde 30 18 1 11 896 751 145 25 100
5 Rosslyn Park 30 17 1 12 765 657 108 17 88
6 Macclesfield 30 15 1 14 815 792 23 23 85
7 Blaydon 30 15 2 13 740 683 57 20 84
8 Cinderford 30 14 0 16 763 629 134 23 79
9 Sedgley Park 30 14 0 16 715 856 −141 18 74
10 Wharfedale 30 13 0 17 685 701 −16 19 71
11 Tynedale 30 12 0 18 700 764 −64 23 71
12 Cambridge 30 13 0 17 810 978 −168 18 70
13 Coventry 30 13 3 14 644 807 −163 9 67
14 Birmingham & Solihull (R) 30 10 0 20 571 945 −374 9 44
15 Stourbridge (R) 30 7 0 23 627 861 −234 16 44
16 Barking (R) 30 7 0 23 571 934 −363 11 39

Both Jersey and Birmingham & Solihull were given 5-point deductions for breaching player eligibility rules.

  • 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 is the promotion place. Pink background are relegation places.