2012–13 National League 2 South

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2012–13 National League 2 South
Countries  England
Champions Henley Hawks
Runners-up Worthing Raiders
Relegated Lydney
Barking
Matches played 210
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.

Participating teams[edit]

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.[1]

Team Ground Capacity City/Area
Barking Goresbrook 1,000 Barking, London
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
Lydney Regentsholme 1,500 Lydney, Gloucestershire
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

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League table[edit]

2012–13 National League 2 South Final Table watch · edit · discuss
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
3 Hartpury College 28 21 1 6 1032 458 574 18 5 109
4 Redruth 28 19 0 9 822 609 213 14 4 94
5 Shelford 28 19 0 9 717 644 73 15 2 93
6 Chinnor 28 14 0 14 720 798 –78 16 4 76
7 Cornish All Blacks 28 14 1 13 711 568 143 11 5 74
8 Canterbury 28 12 0 16 715 736 –21 13 2 63
9 Dings Crusaders 28 13 0 15 635 738 –103 7 5 59
10 Taunton Titans 28 10 0 18 725 823 −98 12 6 58
11 Southend 28 10 0 18 644 894 –250 10 5 55
12 Clifton 28 9 0 19 653 940 −287 11 6 53
13 Bournemouth 28 10 0 18 635 803 −168 9 3 52
14 Lydney (R) 28 9 0 19 484 756 −272 2 7 45
15 Barking (R) 28 1 0 27 337 1442 −1105 2 1 7
  • 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. Blue background is the play-off place. Pink background are relegation places.
Updated: 11 May 2013

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Promotion play–off[edit]

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
15:00
Stourbridge 26 – 28[5] Worthing Raiders
Stourbridge
Worthing Raiders
Stourton Park
Attendance: 925
Referee: Nick Cockburn

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "RUGBY LIONS: It’s all over as Lions fail to meet RFU deadline". Rugby Advertiser. 17 August 2012. Retrieved 26 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "SSE National League 2 South". RugbyFirst. RFU. Retrieved 19 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Final League Tables, 2012 - 2013". Trelawny's Army. Retrieved 13 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "English National League Two - South Table". BBC. Retrieved 13 June 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "Results - SSE National League 2S". The Rugby Paper. 12 May 2013. p. 32. 

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