2012 Championship 1

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2012 Championship 1
League Championship 1
Duration 18 rounds
Number of teams 10
Highest attendance 1,954 Workington Town v Whitehaven RLFC (24 June 2012)[1]
Lowest attendance 186 Gateshead Thunder v London Skolars (22 July 2012)[1]
Broadcast partners Premier Sports
2012 Season
Champions Doncaster colours.svg Doncaster RLFC
League leaders Doncaster colours.svg Doncaster RLFC
Runners-up Barrowcolours.svg Barrow Raiders
Top point-scorer(s) Skolscolours.svg Dylan Skee (194)[1]
Top try-scorer(s) Doncaster colours.svg Lee Waterman (25)[1]
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The 2012 Championship 1 was a semi-professional rugby league football competition played in England and Wales, the third tier of the sport in the country. For one season only,[2] the top four teams (Barrow Raiders, Doncaster, Whitehaven and Workington Town) were be promoted to the 2013 Rugby Football League Championship, while the champions of the division was decided by a six-team play-off, which was won by Doncaster, who beat Barrow 16–13 at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.[3]

There was no relegation from this league as it is the lowest tier of professional rugby league. All of the teams competed in the 2012 Challenge Cup and the 2012 National League Cup.

2012 structure[edit]

The competition featured mainly the same teams as it did in 2011. The exceptions being that the Swinton Lions and the Keighley Cougars were both promoted to compete in the 2012 RFL Championship. The Barrow Raiders were relegated from the 2010 RFL Championship, while the North Wales Crusaders enter the division following the collapse of the Crusaders, who lost a Super League licence for the 2012 season.

Championship 1
Team & Current Season 2011 Position Stadium Capacity Location
Barrowcolours.svg Barrow Raiders 11th (Championship) Craven Park 7,600 Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria
Doncaster colours.svg Doncaster 5th Keepmoat Stadium 15,231 Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Gthundercolours.svg Gateshead Thunder 10th Thunderdome 11,800 Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
Skolscolours.svg London Skolars 9th New River Stadium 5,000 Haringey, London
NWCrucolours.png North Wales Crusaders N/A Racecourse Ground 10,500 (15,500 with The Kop open) Wrexham, Wales
Oldhamcolours.svg Oldham Roughyeds 7th Whitebank Stadium 1500 (temporary capacity) Limeside, Oldham, Greater Manchester
Rochdale colours.svg Rochdale Hornets 4th Spotland Stadium 10,249 Rochdale, Greater Manchester
Scorpions.png South Wales Scorpions 8th The Gnoll 6,000 Neath, West Glamorgan, Wales
Haven colours.svg Whitehaven 6th Recreation Ground 7,500 Whitehaven, Cumbria
Workingtoncolours.svg Workington Town 2nd Derwent Park 10,000 Workington, Cumbria

Season table[edit]

2012 Championship 1
Team Pld W D L PF PA PD Bns Pts
1 Doncaster colours.svg Doncaster RLFC (P) 18 15 0 3 717 347 +370 1 46
2 Barrowcolours.svg Barrow Raiders (P) 18 14 0 4 617 383 +234 3 45
3 Workingtoncolours.svg Workington Town (P) 18 12 0 5 617 330 +287 4 43
4 Haven colours.svg Whitehaven RLFC (P) 18 12 0 6 549 421 +118 1 37
5 Rochdale colours.svg Rochdale Hornets (Pl) 18 9 0 9 496 462 +34 1 28
6 Oldhamcolours.svg Oldham Roughyeds (Pl) 18 7 1 10 465 485 -20 5 28
7 Skolscolours.svg London Skolars 18 7 1 10 558 560 -2 2 26
8 NWCrucolours.png North Wales Crusaders 18 7 0 11 460 628 −168 3 24
9 Scorpions.png South Wales Scorpions 18 4 0 14 365 680 -315 4 16
10 Gthundercolours.svg Gateshead Thunder 18 1 0 17 276 824 −548 2 5
  Teams qualifying for promotion to 2013 Co-operative Championship and Champions play-offs[4]
  Teams qualifying for Champions play-offs[4]


This table is correct as of 2 September 2012. Source: cooperativechampionship.co.uk and BBC Sport.

Classification: 1st on competition points; 2nd on match points difference.

Competition points: For win = 3; For draw = 2; For loss by 12 points or fewer = 1.
(P) - Promoted, (Pl) - Qualified for Playoffs

Season results[edit]

The regular league season sees the 10 teams play each other twice (one home, one away) over 18 matches. The top six teams at the end of the regular season goes through to the play-offs to determine the winners of Championship 1.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Stats Centre". Love Rugby League. Retrieved 2 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "Championship 1 agree promotion criteria for 2012". Gateshead Thunder. Retrieved 4 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "Barrow Raiders 13–16 Doncaster". BBC Sport. 30 September 2012. Retrieved 30 September 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Co-operative Championship One agree promotion criteria". Co-operative Championship. Retrieved 28 July 2012. 

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