Finnish Championship League

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Finnish Championship League
Current season or competition:
2014 Finnish Championship League
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Sport Rugby union
Instituted 2002
Number of teams 10
Country  Finland
Holders Tampere RC (2013)

Finnish Championship League (Rugbyn SM-sarja) is the premier rugby union competition in Finland, formed in 2002. The league is governed by the Finnish Rugby Federation, the governing body for Rugby union in Finland. The league is played in summer months. Ten teams take part of the competition since 2014 season. The reigning champion (2013) is Tampere RC.

Clubs in 2014[edit]

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Locations of the 2014 Championships teams

Current Standings[edit]

2014 Finnish Championship League Table watch · edit · discuss
Club Played Won Drawn Lost Points For Points Against Points Difference Try Bonus Losing Bonus Points
1 Jyväskylä 6 6 0 0 316 59 +257 5 0 29
2 Vaasa 7 5 0 2 255 109 +146 2 0 22
3 Warriors 6 4 0 2 221 119 +102 4 1 21
4 Helsinki 4 4 0 0 158 46 +112 4 0 20
5 Tampere 6 3 0 3 173 195 -22 4 1 17
6 Turku 6 3 0 3 180 204 -24 3 0 15
7 Kuopio 6 3 0 3 180 175 +5 3 0 15
8 Espoo 7 2 0 5 130 305 -175 3 0 11
9 Porvoo 7 1 0 6 100 195 -95 1 1 6
10 Pori 7 0 0 7 58 364 -306 0 0 0

If teams are level at any stage, tiebreakers are applied in the following order:

  1. Competition points earned in head-to-head matches
  2. Points difference in head-to-head matches
  3. Points difference in all matches
  4. Points scored in all matches


Champions[edit]

  • 2002 – Helsinki RUFC
  • 2003 – Helsinki RUFC
  • 2004 – Jyväskylä RC
  • 2005 – Jyväskylä RC
  • 2006 – Tampere RC
  • 2007 – Tampere RC
  • 2008 – Warriors RC
  • 2009 – Warriors RC
  • 2010 – Warriors RC
  • 2011 – Warriors RC
  • 2012 – Warriors RC
  • 2013 – Tampere RC

See also[edit]

Rugby union in Finland

External links[edit]