Tribute Western Counties West

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Tribute Western Counties West
Current season or competition:
2014–15 Tribute Western Counties West
Sport Rugby union
Instituted 1987; 28 years ago (1987)
Number of teams 14
Country England
Holders Teignmouth (2014–15 promoted to Tribute South West 1 West)
Website clubs.rfu.com

Tribute Western Counties West is an English, level seven, rugby union league for clubs based in the south-west of England; mainly Cornwall, Devon and Somerset. The champions are promoted to Tribute South West 1 West and the runners-up play the second team in Tribute Western Counties North, with the winning team gaining promotion. The number of teams relegated depends on feedback following promotion and relegation in the leagues above, but is usually two or three to Tribute Cornwall/Devon. The current champions are Teignmouth.

Current season[edit]

Participating teams and location[edit]

The 2014–15 Tribute Western Counties West League consists of fourteen teams; nine from Devon, four from Cornwall and one from Somerset. The season started on 6 September 2014 and will end on 18 April 2015. The champions, Teignmouth became champions with two matches to play after Exeter University had fifty points deducted for playing ineligible players. Teignmouth will be promoted to Tribute South West 1 West, while the second place team (to be determined) will play the runners-up of Tribute Western Counties North, at a date to be arranged. St Ives are relegated to Tribute Cornwall/Devon.

Team Ground Town/Village Previous season
Devonport Services The Rectory Devonport, Plymouth, Devon 8th
Exeter University Duckes Meadow, Salmon Pool Lane Exeter, Devon promoted from Tribute Cornwall/Devon league
Kingsbridge High House Kingsbridge, Devon 3rd
Okehampton Showfield, Oaklands Okehampton, Devon 9th
Penryn Memorial Ground Penryn, Cornwall 6th
St Ives Alexandra Road St Ives, Cornwall 12th
Sidmouth Blackmore Field Sidmouth, Devon relegated from Tribute South West 1 West
Tavistock Sandy Park Tavistock, Devon 11th
Teignmouth Bitton Sports Ground Teignmouth, Devon 2nd
Tiverton Coronation Field Tiverton, Devon promoted from Tribute Cornwall/Devon league
Torquay Athletic Receation Ground Torquay, Devon 7th
Truro St Clement's Hill Truro, Cornwall 5th
Wadebridge Camels Molesworth Field Wadebridge, Cornwall relegated from Tribute South West 1 West
Wellington Athletic Ground Wellington, Somerset 10th

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2013–14 Tribute Western Counties West[edit]

  • Bude
  • Burnham-on-Sea
  • Devonport Services
  • Ivybridge
  • Kingsbridge
  • Okehampton
  • Paignton Saxons
  • Penryn
  • St Ives
  • Tavistock
  • Teignmouth
  • Torquay Athletic
  • Truro
  • Wellington

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2009–10 Tribute Western Counties West[edit]

  • Bude
  • Camborne
  • Devonport Services
  • Kingsbridge
  • Minehead Barbarians
  • Newquay Hornets
  • North Petherton
  • Okehampton
  • Penryn
  • Tavistock
  • Tiverton
  • Truro
  • Wadebridge Camels
  • Withycombe

2007–08 Tribute Western Counties West[edit]

2007–08 Tribute Western Counties West
Club Played Won Drawn Lost Points for Points against Points Diff Bonus Points Points
Paignton 22 18 0 4 629 252 377 0 36
Sidmouth 22 17 1 4 495 260 235 0 35
Wadebridge Camels 22 12 3 7 618 303 315 0 27
Tiverton 22 12 1 9 381 316 65 0 25
Bude 22 11 2 9 349 354 -5 0 24
Ivybridge 22 9 2 11 340 329 11 0 20
Devonport Services 22 9 2 11 488 501 -84 0 20
Minehead Barbarians 22 9 2 11 429 421 -197 0 20
Kingsbridge 22 9 1 12 408 372 36 0 19
Withycombe 22 9 0 13 242 439 -197 0 18
Hayle 22 6 2 14 235 537 -302 0 14
Penryn 22 3 0 19 177 536 -359 0 6

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Western Counties Honours[edit]

Western Counties and South West 2[edit]

Western Counties and South West 2 Honours
Season No of teams Champions Runners–up Relegated Teams League Name
1987–88[4] 11 Matson Gordon League Avon & Somerset Police, Sidmouth Courage Western Counties
1988–89[5] 11 Gordon League Avonmouth Old Boys Devonport Services, Crediton Courage Western Counties
1989–90[5] 11 Penryn Avonmouth Old Boys Cirencester, Devon & Cornwall Police Courage Western Counties
1990–91 11 Coombe Down Avonmouth Old Boys Truro Courage Western Counties
1991–92[6] 11 Clevedon Bridgwater & Albion, Old Culverhaysians Newquay Hornets Courage Western Counties
1992–93 Courage Western Counties
1993–94[7] 13 Old Patesians Tiverton Wiveliscombe South West Division 2
1994–95 South West Division 2
1995–96[6] 11 Launceston Stroud No relegation South West Division 2

Western Counties West[edit]

The league system was re-organised for 1996–97 season with South-West 2 being replaced with two divisions; Western Counties West and Western Counties North.

Western Counties West Honours
Season No of teams Champions Runners–up Relegated Teams League Name
1996–97[8][9] 11 Okehampton St Austell Old Plymouthians, Crediton, Saltash Western Counties West
1997–98[10] 10 St Austell Kingsbridge Sidmouth, Bideford Western Counties West
1998–99[11] 10 Truro Ivybridge Devonport Services, Kingsbridge Western Counties West
1999–00[12] 10 Ivybridge Withycombe No relegation Western Counties West
2000–01[13][14] 12 Crediton Withycombe St Ives, Wellington Western Counties West
2001–02[15] 12 Exmouth Penryn South Molton, St Austell Western Counties West
2002–03[16] 12 Penryn Withycombe Okehampton, Bideford Western Counties West
2003–04[17] 12 Camborne Torquay Athletic Tiverton, St Just Western Counties West
2004–05[18] 12 Mounts Bay St Ives Wessex, Devonport Services Western Counties West
2005–06[19] 12 Torquay Athletic Newton Abbot Paignton, Ivel Barbarians Western Counties West
2006–07[20] 12 Barnstaple Hayle Crediton, Truro Western Counties West
2007–08[21] 12 Paignton Sidmouth Hayle, Penryn Tribute Western Counties West
2008–09[22] 14 Cullompton Ivybridge No relegation[n 1] Tribute Western Counties West
2009–10[23] 14 Camborne Wadebridge Camels Minehead Barbarians, Withycombe Tribute Western Counties West
2010–11[24] 14 Penryn Kingsbridge Tavistock, Newquay Hornets Tribute Western Counties West
2011–12[25] 14 North Petherton Torquay Athletic Tiverton, St Ives Tribute Western Counties West
2012–13[26] 14 St Austell Bideford Exeter Saracens, Honiton Tribute Western Counties West
2013–14[27] 14 Ivybridge Teignmouth Bude, Paignton Saxons Tribute Western Counties West
2014–15[28] 14 Teignmouth Kingsbridge St Ives, Tavistock Tribute Western Counties West
  1. ^ There was no relegation this season due to the whole national restructure of the league system by the RFU which lead to mass changes at all levels.

Tier seven format since 1987[edit]

Format of tier seven Western Counties West
Year Name No of teams No of matches Notes
1987–92 Courage Western Counties League 11 10
1992–93
1993–96 Courage South West Division 2 13 12
1996–97 Western Counties West 11 20
1997–00 Western Counties West 10 18
2000–09 Western Counties West 12 22
2009– Western Counties West 14 26

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  29. ^ Mick Cleary, ed. (1997). Rothmans Rugby Union Yearbook 1997–98. London: Headline Book Publishers. ISBN 074727732X. 
  30. ^ Cornwall Rugby Football Union Official Handbook and Byelaws 1996–97. Cornwall RFU. 1996. 
  31. ^ Stephen McCormack, ed. (2001). The Official RFU Club Directory 2001–2002. Harpender: Queen Anne Press. ISBN 1852916400.