1998–99 Allied Dunbar Premiership Two

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1998–99 Allied Dunbar Premiership Two
Countries  England
Champions Bristol
Runners-up Rotherham
Relegated Blackheath and Fylde
Matches played 182
Top point scorer 305   Steve Gough,
(Coventry)
Top try scorer 18   Dean Lax
(Rotherham)
[1]

The Allied Dunbar Premiership Division Two was the 12th full season of rugby union within the second tier of the English leagues, now known as the RFU Championship. Bristol, the champions, were promoted to the Allied Dunbar Premiership for season 1999–00. The runners–up Rotherham lost to the thirteenth placed team in the Premership (Bedford) in a two legged play–off and did not gain promotion. Blackheath and Fylde were relegated to Jewson National League One for the following season.[2]

Table[edit]

1998–99 Allied Dunbar Premiership Two Table
Club Played Won Drawn Lost Points For Points Against Points Difference Points
1 Bristol 26 22 0 4 848 418 430 44
2 Rotherham 26 22 0 4 756 336 420 44
3 Worcester 26 18 0 8 716 409 307 34*
4 London Welsh 26 17 0 9 662 552 110 34
5 Exeter 26 14 1 11 591 598 –7 29
6 Leeds Tykes 26 16 0 10 713 367 346 28**
7 Coventry 26 14 0 12 652 560 92 28
8 Orrell 26 12 0 14 566 483 83 24
9 Waterloo 26 12 0 14 419 634 –215 24
10 Moseley 26 10 0 16 498 633 –135 20
11 Rugby 26 9 0 17 425 660 –235 18
12 Wakefield 26 6 0 20 469 812 –343 12
13 Blackheath 26 5 0 21 419 842 –423 10
14 Fylde 26 4 1 21 375 805 –430 9
  • Points are awarded as follows: two points for a win; one point for a draw; 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.
* two points deducted. ** four points deducted. Green background are promotion places. Pink background are relegation places.

Sponsorship[edit]

Allied Dunbar sponsored the top two divisions of the English rugby union leagues for the second season in a row. The leagues were previously known as the Courage Clubs Championship and sponsored by Courage Brewery.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Stephen McCormack, ed. (2000). The Official RFU Club Directory 2000–2001. Harpenden: Queen Anne Press. 
  2. ^ "Leagues 1998/99". Moseley Rugby Club. Retrieved 9 August 2012. 

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