Scottish Championship Leagues

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For the second level football competition, see Scottish Championship.
Scottish Championship Leagues
Sport Rugby union
Founded 2012
No. of teams 20
Country  Scotland
Most recent champion(s) Glasgow Hutchensons Aloysians RFC & Peebles RFC

The Scottish Championship Leagues (referred to as the RBS Championship Leagues for sponsorship reasons) is an amateur league competition for rugby union football clubs in the top divisions of the Scottish rugby system, part of the Scottish League Championship. They are the 3rd tier of Scottish club rugby.

In 2012 the leagues changed. Two championship leagues of the same number, which are divided into A and B along approximate east/west geographical lines were created. In reality the six national leagues from 2011/12 season (three premier, three national) have become two. The Championship leagues are the first 'step' in the newly created pyramid structure of Scottish club rugby. The next step down are the Regional leagues, East, West and Caledonia.

One team from Championship A and one team from Championship B will gain promotion at the end of the season, with the bottom two teams dropping down from the National League to take their place. One team from Championship A and B will be relegated at the end of the season to the Regional Leagues.

History[edit]

The Championship leagues were created for the 2012/13 season, along approximate East/West geographical lines. The first Champions were Glasgow Hutchesons Aloysians RFC from Championship A, and Peebles RFC from Championship B, replacing Hamilton RFC and Jed-Forest RFC respectively in the National League, Livingston RFC, Marr RFC and Aberdeenshire RFC were promoted from the Regional Leagues replacing Dunfermline RFC, Morgan Academy RFC and Perthshire RFC.

2013-2014 RBS Championship Leagues A[edit]

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2013-2014 RBS Championship Leagues B[edit]

Details: [2]