1999–2000 National League 1

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1999–2000 National League 1
Countries England
ChampionsOtley (2nd title)
Runners-upBirmingham & Solihull (also promoted)
RelegatedReading, Blackheath
Matches played182

The 1999–2000 National League 1, sponsored by Jewson, was the thirteenth full season of rugby union within the third tier of the English league system.

Structure[edit]

The league consisted of fourteen teams, playing each other on a home and away basis to make a total of twenty-six matches for each team. There were two promotion places with the top two teams promoted to the newly named 2000–01 National Division One (previously known as the Allied Dunbar Premiership Two). Two teams were relegated to either National League 2 North or South, depending on geographical location.[1][2]

Participating clubs[edit]

Ten of the clubs participating in last seasons competition. To make up the numbers two of the teams (Birmingham & Solihull and Manchester) were promoted from National 2 North, and two from National 2 South (Camberley and Henley) were also promoted.

League table[edit]

1999–2000 Jewson National Division One Table[3]
Played Won Drawn Lost Points for Points against Points diff Points
1 Otley 26 22 1 3 817 399 418 45
2 Birmingham & Solihull 26 21 1 4 659 346 313 43
3 Wharfedale 26 19 1 6 646 317 329 39
4 Rosslyn Park 26 17 2 7 694 371 323 36
5 Newbury 26 15 1 10 550 483 67 31
6 Harrogate 26 14 1 11 508 449 59 29
7 Bracknell 26 14 0 12 608 408 200 28
8 Preston Grasshoppers 26 12 0 14 608 580 28 24
9 Fylde 26 10 1 15 387 485 −98 21
10 Lydney 26 9 2 15 496 632 −136 20
11 Nottingham 26 8 1 17 460 574 −114 17
12 Camberley 26 7 0 19 398 882 −484 14
13 Reading 26 6 0 20 442 626 −184 12
14 Blackheath 26 2 1 23 316 1037 −721 5
  • Points are awarded as follows:
  1. 2 pts for a win
  2. 1 pt for a draw
  3. 0 pts for a loss
  • If teams are level at any stage, the following tiebreaker is applied:
  1. Difference between points for and against
Green background are promotion places. Pink background are relegation places.

Sponsorship[edit]

National League 1 is sponsored by the building suppliers, Jewson.

Notes[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cleary, Mick; Griffiths, John (1998). Rothmans Rugby Union Yearbook 1998–99 (27th ed.). London: Headline Book Publishing. pp. 84–98. ISBN 0 7472 7653 6.
  2. ^ Cleary, Mike; Griffiths, John (1999). Rothmans Rugby Union Yearbook 1999–2000 (28th ed.). London: Headline Book Publishing. pp. 96–107. ISBN 0 7472 7531 9.
  3. ^ "Leagues 1999/2000". Birmingham Moseley Rugby Club. Retrieved 10 January 2017.