National League 3 South West

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National League 3 South West
Current season or competition:
2013–14 National League 3 South West
England Rugby text logo.svg
Sport Rugby union
Instituted 1987; 27 years ago (1987)
Number of teams 14
Country  England
Holders Lydney (2013–14)
(promoted to National League 2 South)
Website clubs.rfu.com

National League 3 South West (formerly the South West Division One) is a level five league in the English rugby union system. It is one of four leagues at this level, with its counterparts; National League 3 London & SE, National League 3 Midlands and National League 3 North. The format of the league was changed at the beginning of the 2009–10 season following reorganisation by the Rugby Football Union.

National League 3 South West is the highest, regional rugby union league covering South West England and part of South East England. The club that finishes in first place is automatically promoted to National League 2 South. The runner-up meets the second placed team of National League 3 London & SE with the winner also gaining promotion. Relegated teams drop down to either South West 1 East or South West 1 West depending on location, and other factors such as the location of relegated and promoted teams in other divisions.

Format[edit]

The season runs from September to May and comprises 26 rounds of matches, with each club playing each of its rivals home and away. The results of the matches contribute points to the league as follows:

  • 4 points are awarded for a win
  • 2 points are awarded for a draw
  • 0 points are awarded for a loss, however
  • 1 losing (bonus) point is awarded to a team that loses a match by 7 points or fewer
  • 1 additional (bonus) point is awarded to a team scoring 4 tries or more in a match

Teams 2014–15[edit]

Teams 2013–14[edit]

League Winners[edit]

Relegated[edit]

Transferred[edit]

Final league table[edit]

2013–14 National League 3 South West Final Table watch · edit · discuss
Club Played Won Drawn Lost Points For Points Against Points Difference Try Bonus Losing Bonus Points
1 Lydney (C) 26 24 1 1 919 385 534 20 1 119
2 Redingensians 26 20 2 4 719 363 356 16 2 102
3 Bracknell 26 19 1 6 706 425 281 14 3 95
4 Newton Abbot 26 15 0 11 663 603 60 12 3 75
5 Amersham & Chiltern RFC 26 12 1 13 595 409 186 13 6 69
6 O Redcliffians 26 14 2 10 501 500 1 6 2 68
7 Brixham 26 13 0 13 591 618 –27 10 6 68
8 Barnstaple 26 13 1 12 508 585 –77 7 2 63
9 Weston-super-Mare 26 11 0 15 612 645 –33 8 6 58
10 O Patesians 26 9 0 17 516 778 –262 9 5 50
11 O Centralians 26 9 1 16 500 640 –140 7 6 46[n 1]
12 Worcester Wanderers (R) 26 9 0 17 440 696 –256 7 3 46
13 Avonmouth Old Boys (R) 26 5 1 20 373 617 –244 2 7 31
14 Chippenham (R) 26 4 0 22 381 760 –379 5 6 27
  • 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
  1. ^ Old Centralians deducted 5 points
Green background is the promotion place. Blue background is the play-off place. Pink background are relegation places.
Updated: 9 May 2014
Source: RFU and [1]

Teams 2012–13[edit]

Teams 2011–12[edit]

Teams 2009–10[edit]

First season as a national league

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Results". The RUGBYPaper. 27 April 2014. p. 33. 

External links[edit]