1988–89 Courage League

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1988–89 Courage League
Countries  England
Champions Bath (1st title)
Runners-up Gloucester
Relegated Liverpool St.Helens
Waterloo
Matches played 66

The 1988–89 Courage League National Division One was the second season of the first tier of the English league system currently known as the Aviva Premiership. Bath became champions for the first time winning the league by a convincing margin from runners–up Gloucester. Waterloo and Liverpool St.Helens finished in the bottom two and were relegated to the 1989–90 Courage League National Division Two.[1]

Participating teams[edit]

Locations of the 1988–89 Courage League National Division One teams
Greater London Courage League National Division One Clubs
Team Stadium Capacity City/Area
Bath Bath 8,200 Bath, Somerset
Bristol Memorial Stadium 12,100 Bristol, Avon
Gloucester Kingsholm 11,000 Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Harlequins The Stoop 8,500 Twickenham, London
Leicester Tigers Welford Road 16,000 Leicester, Leicestershire
Liverpool St Helens Moss Lane St Helens, Merseyside
Moseley The Reddings 10,000 (est) Birmingham, West Midlands
Nottingham Ireland Avenue 4,950 Beeston, Nottinghamshire
Orrell Edge Hall Road 3,000 Orrell, Greater Manchester
Rosslyn Park Priory Lane 2,000 Roehampton, London
Wasps Repton Avenue Sudbury, London
Waterloo St Anthony's Road 9,000 Blundellsands, Merseyside

Table[edit]

1988–89 Courage League National Division One Table
Club Played Won Drawn Lost Points For Points Against Points Difference Points
1 Bath (C) 11 10 0 1 263 98 +165 20
2 Gloucester 11 7 1 3 215 112 +103 15
3 Wasps 11 7 1 3 206 138 +68 15
4 Nottingham 11 6 1 4 142 122 +20 13
5 Orrell 11 6 1 4 148 157 –9 13
6 Leicester 11 6 1 4 189 199 –10 13
7 Bristol 11 6 0 5 188 117 +71 12
8 Harlequins 11 5 0 6 194 184 +10 10
9 Rosslyn Park 11 5 0 6 172 208 –36 10
10 Moseley 11 3 0 8 113 242 –129 6
11 Waterloo 11 1 1 9 120 235 –115 3
12 Liverpool St Helens 11 1 0 10 116 254 –138 2
  • Points are awarded as follows:
  1. 2 pts for a win
  2. 1 pt for a draw
  3. 0 pt for a loss
Pink background are the relegation places.

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Results[edit]

The home team is listed on the left column.[3]

Clubs BAT BRI GLO HAR LEI LIV MOS NOT ORR ROS WAS WAT
Bath Rugby 16–9 19–9 22–16 36–12 16–6 38–9
Bristol Rugby 18–6 50–14 18–0 15–6 14–3
Gloucester RFC 10–11 28–0 37–9 13–6 19–3
Harlequins 9–26 26–11 15–6 38–15 23–24
Leicester Tigers 15–12 13–12 21–31 15–27 28–15 15–6
Liverpool St Helens 7–21 9–31 12–23 15–22 12–32
Moseley 0–38 22–13 18–15 10–12 7–13 13–6
Nottingham 10–6 12–0 12–12 13–9 9–15
Orrell 6–16 16–15 20–4 12–6 9–9 15–12
Rosslyn Park 6–19 18–16 8–26 12–16 9–18 19–13
Wasps 21–19 23–15 16–10 39–10 39–16
Waterloo 15–15 22–34 6–12 9–18 14–24 0–29
Home Win Draw Away Win

Sponsorship[edit]

National Division One is part of the Courage Clubs Championship and is sponsored by Courage Brewery

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Courage Club Championship 1988/89". Moseley Rugby Club. Retrieved 29 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "guinness 1988–1989". Ipernews.com. Retrieved 2011-11-06. 
  3. ^ Tony Williams and Bill Mitchell, ed. (1990). Courage Official Rugby Union Club Directory 1990–91 (3rd ed.). Windsor: Burlington Publishing Co. Ltd.