1991–92 Courage League National Division Two

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1991–92 Courage League National Division Two
Countries  England
Champions London Scottish (1st title)
Runners-up West Hartlepool
Relegated Plymouth Albion and Liverpool St Helens
Matches played 78
Top point scorer 147   David Johnson
(Newcastle Gosforth)
Top try scorer 11   Nick Grecian
(London Scottish)[1]

The 1991–92 Courage League National Division Two was the fifth full season of rugby union within the second tier of the English league system, currently known as the RFU Championship.

London Scottish, the champions, were promoted to the Courage League National Division One for season 1992–93 along with the runner-up West Hartlepool. In last place, Liverpool St Helens became the first team to lose all their league matches in one season, and along with Plymouth Albion who finished one place above them, are relegated to Courage League National Division Three for the following season.[2] Liverpool St Helens have been promoted or relegated in each of the five seasons of league rugby, and are relegated for the second season in succession.

Participating teams[edit]

There was a total of thirteen teams in the division, with each team meeting the other teams once to give total of twelve matches each. Joining the nine teams who remained in the division from last season were Moseley and Liverpool St Helens, who finished 12th and 13th respectively in Courage League Division One the previous year. It was Moseley's first season in the second tier while Liverpool St Helen's continued their "yo–yoing" between the top two division, having been promoted twice and relegated twice in the first four seasons. Last season's Division Three champions West Hartlepool and runner–up Morley both played in Division Two for the first time. Blackheath and Newcastle Gosforth are the only teams to have played every season in the second division.

Locations of the 1991–92 Courage League National Division Two teams
Team Stadium Capacity City/Area
Bedford Goldington Road 7,000 Bedford, Bedfordshire
Blackheath Rectory Field 6,000 Greenwich, London
Coventry Coundon Road 9,000+ Coventry, West Midlands
Liverpool St Helens Moss Lane St Helens, Merseyside
London Scottish Athletic Ground, Richmond 4,500 Richmond, London
Morley Scatcherd Lane Morley, Leeds, West Yorkshire
Moseley The Reddings 10,000 (est) Birmingham, West Midlands
Newcastle Gosforth New Ground, Great North Road 10,000 Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Plymouth Albion Beacon Park 3,500 Plymouth, Devon
Sale Heywood Road 5,400 Sale, Greater Manchester
Wakefield College Grove 3,000 Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Waterloo St Anthony's Road 9,000 Blundellsands, Merseyside
West Hartlepool Brierton Lane Hartlepool, County Durham

Table[edit]

1991–92 Courage League National Division Two Table
Club Played Won Drawn Lost Points for Points against Points diff Points
1 London Scottish 12 11 0 1 304 130 174 22
2 West Hartlepool 12 11 0 1 244 89 155 22
3 Waterloo 12 8 0 4 206 184 22 16
4 Newcastle Gosforth 12 7 0 5 371 140 231 14
5 Wakefield 12 7 0 5 187 194 −7 14
6 Coventry 12 7 0 5 187 196 −9 12
7 Moseley 12 6 0 6 215 196 19 12
8 Sale 12 6 0 6 204 209 −5 10
9 Morley 12 4 0 8 171 202 −31 8
10 Bedford 12 4 0 8 168 204 −36 8
11 Blackheath 12 4 0 8 140 266 −126 8
12 Plymouth Albion 12 3 0 9 153 209 −56 6
13 Liverpool St Helens 12 0 0 12 87 418 −231 0
  • Points are awarded as follows:
  1. two points for a win
  2. one point for a draw
  3. no points for a loss
  • If teams are level at any stage, tiebreakers are applied in the following order:
  1. difference between points for and against
  2. total number of points for
Green background are promotion places. Pink background are relegation places.

Sponsorship[edit]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stephen McCormack, ed. (2000). The Official RFU Club Directory 2000–2001. Harpenden: Queen Anne Press. 
  2. ^ "LEAGUES 1991/92". Moseley Rugby Club. Retrieved 4 August 2012.