2012–13 National League 2 South
|2012–13 National League 2 South|
|Top point scorer||295pts Mark Woodward (Dings Crusaders)|
|Top try scorer||20 tries Alexander Nielsen (Worthing Raiders)|
The 2012–13 National League 2 South was the fourth season of the fourth tier of the English domestic rugby union competitions since the professionalised format of the second division was introduced. Henley Hawks, as champions, were promoted to the third tier National League 1 for next season, along with Worthing Raiders who finished second. Worthing beat Stourbridge 28–26 to win the annual play–off against the runners–up of National League 2 North. Lydney and Barking were both relegated to National League 3 South West and National League 3 London & SE respectively.
Twelve of the teams listed below participated in the 2011–12 National League 2 South season. Barking were relegated from National League 1 after just one season and both Bournemouth and Chinnor were promoted from National League 3 South West. Rugby Lions were on the original fixture list after winning promotion from National League 3 Midlands but during July 2012 they went into liquidation and were unable to participate in the division, leaving fifteen teams instead of the usual sixteen.
|Bournemouth||Chapel Gate||Bournemouth, Dorset|
|Canterbury||Merton Lane||Canterbury, Kent|
|Chinnor||KIngsey Road||Thame, Oxfordshire|
|Clifton||Station Road, Cribbs Causeway||Clifton, Bristol|
|Dings Crusaders||Landseer Avenue||1,500||Lockleaze, Bristol|
|Hartpury College||College Stadium||2,000||Hartpury, Gloucestershire|
|Henley Hawks||Dry Leas||Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire|
|Cornish All Blacks||Polson Bridge||6,000||Launceston, Cornwall|
|Redruth||The Recreation Ground||12,000||Redruth, Cornwall|
|Shelford||The Davey Field||Great Shelford, Cambridgeshire|
|Southend||Warners Bridge Park||Southend, Essex|
|Taunton||Hyde Park, Bathpool||Taunton, Somerset|
|Worthing Raiders||Roundstone Lane||Angmering, West Sussex|
|Club||Played||Won||Drawn||Lost||Points For||Points Against||Points Difference||Try Bonus||Losing Bonus||Points|
|1||Henley Hawks (C)||28||24||0||4||1261||446||815||21||3||120|
|2||Worthing Raiders (P)||28||24||0||4||1075||511||564||19||2||117|
|7||Cornish All Blacks||28||14||1||13||711||568||143||11||5||74|
|Green background is the promotion place. Blue background is the play-off place. Pink background are relegation places.
Updated: 11 May 2013
Each season, the runners–up in the National League 2 South and National League 2 North participate in a play–off for promotion into National Division 1. The team with the best playing record, in this case Stourbridge, choose the venue.
11 May 2013
|Stourbridge||26 – 28||Worthing Raiders|
Referee: Nick Cockburn
Top points scorers
Top try scorers
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- "Results - SSE National League 2S". The Rugby Paper. 12 May 2013. p. 32.