2008–09 National Division One

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2008–09 National Division One
Countries  England
Champions Leeds Carnegie
Runners-up Exeter Chiefs
Relegated Esher, Sedgley Park, Newbury, Otley, Manchester
Attendance 415,204 (average 1,745 per match)[b 1]
Highest attendance 7,345 Exeter Chiefs at home to Cornish Pirates on 27 December 2008
Lowest attendance 283 Manchester at home to Esher on 31 January 2009
Top point scorer EnglandJamie Lennard
(Doncaster Knights) 303 points
Top try scorer England Billy Twelvetrees
(Bedford Blues) 18 tries

The 2008–09 National Division One was the 22nd full season of rugby union within the second tier of the English league system, currently known as the RFU Championship. Leeds Carnegie joined National Division One, having been relegated from the Guinness Premiership after the 2007–08 season.[1] Otley and Manchester were promoted from the 2007–08 National Division Two.[2]

During this season, Leeds Carnegie won a quick promotion back to the Guinness Premiership, whilst five teams were relegated to the (newly named) 2009–10 National League 1 - Esher, Sedgley Park, Newbury, Otley and Manchester.[3][4] The reason for the large amount of teams being relegated was due to the league being restructured the next season from 16 to 12 teams as the new RFU Championship was introduced.[5]

Participating teams[edit]

Team Stadium Capacity City/Area
Bedford Blues Goldington Road 6,000 Bedford, Bedfordshire
Cornish Pirates Recreation Ground 9,000 Camborne, Cornwall
Coventry Butts Park Arena 4,000 Coventry, West Midlands
Doncaster Knights Castle Park 3,075 Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Esher Molesey Road 3,000 Hersham, Surrey
Exeter Chiefs Sandy Park 8,000 Exeter, Devon
Leeds Carnegie Headingley Stadium 22,250 Leeds, West Yorkshire
London Welsh Old Deer Park 5,850 Richmond, London
Manchester Grove Park[a 1] 4,000 Cheadle Hulme, Greater Manchester
Moseley Billesley Common 3,000+ Birmingham, West Midlands
Newbury Monk's Lane 8,000 Newbury, Berkshire
Nottingham Meadow Lane 19,588 Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Otley Cross Green 5,000 Otley, West Yorkshire
Plymouth Albion The Brickfields 6,500 Plymouth, Devon
Rotherham Titans Clifton Lane 2,500 Rotherham, South Yorkshire
Sedgley Park Park Lane 3,000 Whitefield, Greater Manchester
Notes
  1. ^ Manchester would play a 'home game' on 8 April 2009 at Headingley Stadium in Leeds against Leeds Carnegie due to them not having floodlights at Grove Park.[6]

Table[edit]

National Division One 2008–09 Table watch · edit · discuss
Club Played Won Drawn Lost Points for Points against Points Diff Try Bonus (BT) Losing Bonus (BP) Points
1 Leeds Carnegie (P) 30 28 0 2 1238 376 862 20 1 133
2 Exeter Chiefs 30 23 2 5 1077 453 624 20 3 119
3 Bedford Blues 30 23 0 7 892 472 420 17 2 111
4 Nottingham 30 22 0 8 973 499 474 16 4 106*
5 Doncaster Knights 30 21 2 7 895 571 324 14 3 105
6 London Welsh 30 19 0 11 788 611 177 11 6 91*
7 Cornish Pirates 30 16 1 13 743 578 165 11 5 82
8 Moseley 30 13 0 17 814 782 32 13 8 73
9 Coventry 30 14 0 16 639 712 -73 11 5 72
10 Rotherham Titans 30 15 1 14 794 775 19 9 3 70*
11 Plymouth Albion 30 13 2 15 607 669 -62 7 3 66
12 Esher (R) 30 12 1 17 676 830 -154 9 2 61
13 Sedgley Park (R) 30 6 0 24 458 1206 -748 6 4 34
14 Newbury (R) 30 4 2 24 419 1047 -628 2 5 27
15 Otley (R) 30 3 1 26 418 1298 -700 3 6 21*
16 Manchester (R) 30 2 0 28 433 1165 -732 4 5 17
* Points deducted for breach of regulations
Reference Statbunker.com: Updated 2009-05-09 --- Current English Leagues


Notes[edit]

Points were awarded as follows:

  • 4 points for a win
  • 2 points for a draw
  • 0 points for a loss
  • 1 bonus point (BP) for losing by 7 points or less
  • 1 bonus point (BT) for scoring 4 tries or more in a match

Results[edit]

Round 1[edit]

30 August 2008
(BP) Bedford Blues 62 - 0 Manchester
Report
Goldington Road
Attendance: 1,933
Referee: Richard Draper
30 August 2008
(BP) Doncaster Knights 36 - 15 Otley
Report
Castle Park
Attendance: 868
Referee: Adrian Hartwell
30 August 2008
Esher 8 - 46 Exeter Chiefs (BP)
Report
Molesey Road
Attendance: 650
Referee: Terry Hall
30 August 2008
(BP) Moseley 9 - 15 London Welsh
Report
Billesley
Attendance: 815
Referee: Llyr Apgeraint-Roberts
30 August 2008
Plymouth Albion 13 - 5 Coventry (BP)
Report
Brickfields
Attendance: 2,892
Referee: Keith Lewis
30 August 2008
Sedgley Park 20 - 12 Rotherham Titans
Report
Park Lane
Attendance: 596
Referee: Mark Wilson
31 August 2008
(BP) Cornish Pirates 48 - 5 Newbury
Report
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 2,846
Referee: Nick Williams
31 August 2008
(BP) Leeds Carnegie 34 - 19 Nottingham
Report
Headingley Stadium
Attendance: 3,703
Referee: Kitt Rowan

Round 2[edit]

6 September 2008
Coventry 16 - 0 Cornish Pirates
Report
Butts Park Arena
Attendance: 1,269
Referee: Mark Wilson
6 September 2008
(BP) Exeter Chiefs 13 - 14 Leeds Carnegie
Report
Sandy Park
Attendance: 5,693
Referee: Llyr Apgeraint-Roberts
6 September 2008
(BP) Manchester 35 - 51 Sedgley Park (BP)
Report
Grove Park
Attendance: 631
Referee: Tim Wigglesworth
7 September 2008
London Welsh 31 - 16 Doncaster Knights
Report
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 960
Referee: Terry Hall
6 September 2008
Newbury 12 - 30 Moseley
Report
Monk's Lane
Attendance: 488
Referee: Ashley Rowden
7 September 2008
(BP) Nottingham 43 - 19 Plymouth Albion
Report
Meadow Lane
Attendance: 1,100
Referee: Nick Williams
6 September 2008
(BP) Otley 12 - 18 Esher
Report
Cross Green
Attendance: 516
Referee: Rob Debney
7 September 2008
Rotherham Titans 10 - 33 Bedford Blues (BP)
Report
Clifton Lane
Attendance: 642
Referee: Keith Lewis

Round 3[edit]

13 September 2008
(BP) Bedford Blues 53 - 12 Newbury
Report
Goldington Road
Attendance: 2,133
Referee: Dean Richards
13 September 2008
Esher 3 - 25 Nottingham
Report
Molesey Road
Attendance: 380
Referee: Roy Maybank
13 September 2008
(BP) Moseley 34 - 12 Coventry
Report
Billesley
Attendance: 1,090
Referee: Adrian Hartwell
13 September 2008
(BP) Plymouth Albion 47 - 6 Manchester
Report
Brickfields
Attendance: 2,163
Referee: David Rose
13 September 2008
Sedgley Park 11 - 43 London Welsh (BP)
Report
Park Lane
Attendance: 698
Referee: Chris Sharp
14 September 2008
Cornish Pirates 23 - 32 Exeter Chiefs
Report
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 4,913
Referee: Rowan Kitt
14 September 2008
Doncaster Knights 28 - 22 Rotherham Titans (BP)
Report
Castle Park
Attendance: 1,613
Referee: Nick Williams
14 September 2008
(BP) Leeds Carnegie 58 - 14 Otley
Report
Headingley Stadium
Attendance: 4,112
Referee: Mark Wilson

Round 4[edit]

20 September 2008
(BP) Coventry 33 - 8 Esher
Report
Butts Park Arena
Attendance: 892
Referee: Llyr Apgeraint-Roberts
20 September 2008
(BP) Exeter Chiefs 70 - 10 Moseley
Report
Sandy Park
Attendance: 3,724
Referee: Mark Wilson
20 September 2008
London Welsh 23 - 32 Bedford Blues
Report
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 1,931
Referee: Graham Knox
20 September 2008
Manchester 23 - 39 Doncaster Knights (BP)
Report
Grove Park
Attendance: 423
Referee: Andrew Small
20 September 2008
Newbury 19 - 11 Plymouth Albion
Report
Monk's Lane
Attendance: 395
Referee: Terry Hall
20 September 2008
Otley 25 - 31 Cornish Pirates (BP)
Report
Cross Green
Attendance: 675
Referee: Tim Wigglesworth
21 September 2008
(BP) Nottingham 32 - 24 Sedgley Park
Report
Meadow Lane
Attendance: 1,207
Referee: Ashley Rowden
21 September 2008
Rotherham Titans 24 - 41 Leeds Carnegie (BP)
Report
Clifton Lane
Attendance: 2,021
Referee: Chris Sharp

Round 5[edit]

27 September 2008
(BP) Bedford Blues 23 - 26 Exeter Chiefs
Report
Goldington Road
Attendance: 2,986
Referee: JP Doyle
27 September 2008
(BP) Doncaster Knights 37 - 9 Newbury
Report
Castle Park
Attendance: 846
Referee: Ashley Rowden
27 September 2008
(BP) Esher 32 - 59 Rotherham Titans (BP)
Report
Molesey Road
Attendance: 710
Referee: Mark Wilson
27 September 2008
(BP) Moseley 36 - 26 Otley (BP)
Report
Billesley
Attendance: 836
Referee: Chris Sharp
27 September 2008
(BP) Plymouth Albion 24 - 25 London Welsh
Report
Brickfields
Attendance: 2,602
Referee: Adrian Hartwell
27 September 2008
(BP) Sedgley Park 27 - 30 Coventry
Report
Park Lane
Attendance: 638
Referee: Greg Garner
28 September 2008
Cornish Pirates 20 - 31 Nottingham (BP)
Report
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 2,750
Referee: Llyr Apgeraint-Roberts
28 September 2008
(BP) Leeds Carnegie 57 - 0 Manchester
Report
Headingley Stadium
Attendance: 3,092
Referee: Kitt Rowan

Round 6[edit]

3 October 2008
Coventry 3 - 26 Bedford Blues
Report
Butts Park Arena
Attendance: 1,700
Referee: Llyr Apgeraint-Roberts
4 October 2008
(BP) Exeter Chiefs 71 - 5 Sedgley Park
Report
Sandy Park
Attendance: 4,016
Referee: Keith Lewis
4 October 2008
London Welsh 0 - 38 Leeds Carnegie (BP)
Report
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 1,449
Referee: Greg Garner
4 October 2008
(BP) Manchester 6 - 12 Cornish Pirates
Report
Grove Park
Attendance: 341
Referee: Michael Tutty
4 October 2008
(BP) Newbury 8 - 14 Esher
Report
Monk's Lane
Attendance: 680
Referee: Rowan Kitt
4 October 2008
Otley 16 - 31 Plymouth Albion (BP)
Report
Cross Green
Attendance: 550
Referee: JP Doyle
4 October 2008
(BP) Rotherham Titans 47 - 23 Moseley
Report
Clifton Lane
Attendance: 1,021
Referee: Andrew Small
5 October 2008
Nottingham 18 - 9 Doncaster Knights
Report
Meadow Lane
Attendance: 1,345
Referee: Mark Wilson

Round 7[edit]

11 October 2008
(BP) Bedford Blues 37 - 12 Otley
Report
Goldington Road
Attendance: 2,464
Referee: Nick Williams
11 October 2008
(BP) Doncaster Knights 34 - 22 Coventry
Report
Castle Park
Attendance: 1,443
Referee: Terry Hall
11 October 2008
(BP) Esher 36 - 19 Manchester
Report
Molesey Road
Attendance: 827
Referee: David Rose
11 October 2008
(BP) Moseley 24 - 26 Nottingham
Report
Billesley
Attendance: 998
Referee: Chris Sharp
11 October 2008
Newbury 9 - 20 London Welsh
Report
Monk's Lane
Attendance: 875
Referee: JP Doyle
11 October 2008
Plymouth Albion 14 - 41 Exeter Chiefs (BP)
Report
Brickfields
Attendance: 6,871
Referee: Rowan Kitt
11 October 2008
Sedgley Park 7 - 52 Leeds Carnegie (BP)
Report
Park Lane
Attendance: 886
Referee: Adrian Hartwell
12 October 2008
(BP) Cornish Pirates 27 - 32 Rotherham Titans (BP)
Report
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 2,488
Referee: Greg Garner

Round 8[edit]

18 October 2008
(BP) Bedford Blues 53 - 7 Sedgley Park
Report
Goldington Road
Attendance: 2,717
Referee: Mark Wilson
18 October 2008
Doncaster Knights 24 - 24 Cornish Pirates
Report
Castle Park
Attendance: 1,102
Referee: Dean Richards
18 October 2008
(BP) London Welsh 43 - 19 Esher
Report
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 1,480
Referee: Chris Sharp
18 October 2008
(BP) Manchester 35 - 54 Rotherham Titans (BP)
Report
Grove Park
Attendance: 471
Referee: Rowan Kitt
18 October 2008
Otley 0 - 69 Exeter Chiefs (BP)
Report
Cross Green
Attendance: 460
Referee: Darren Gamage
18 October 2008
Plymouth Albion 26 - 17 Moseley
Report
Brickfields
Attendance: 2,406
Referee: Ashley Rowden
19 October 2008
Leeds Carnegie 57 - 5 Coventry
Report
Headingley Stadium
Attendance: 2,972
Referee: Tim Wigglesworth
19 October 2008
(BP) Nottingham 48 - 3 Newbury
Report
Meadow Lane
Attendance: 1,277
Referee: Adrian Hartwell

Round 9[edit]

25 October 2008
(BP) Coventry 29 - 18 Manchester
Report
Butts Park Arena
Attendance: 978
Referee: Roy Maybank
25 October 2008
Esher 8 - 52 Leeds Carnegie (BP)
Report
Molesey Road
Attendance: 1,124
Referee: Sean Davey
25 October 2008
Exeter Chiefs 10 - 3 London Welsh (BP)
Report
Sandy Park
Attendance: 4,813
Referee: Dean Richards
25 October 2008
Newbury 26 - 20 Otley (BP)
Report
Monk's Lane
Attendance: 499
Referee: Rowan Kitt
25 October 2008
Rotherham Titans 10 - 10 Plymouth Albion
Report
Clifton Lane
Attendance: 1,011
Referee: Adrian Hartwell
25 October 2008
Sedgley Park 3 - 41 Doncaster Knights (BP)
Report
Park Lane
Attendance: 595
Referee: Chris Sharp
26 October 2008
Cornish Pirates 19 - 15 Moseley (BP)
Report
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 2,530
Referee: Nick Williams
26 October 2008
Nottingham 15 - 7 Bedford Blues
Report
Meadow Lane
Attendance: 2,019
Referee: Llyr Apgeraint-Roberts

Round 10[edit]

1 November 2008
Bedford Blues 6 - 26 Cornish Pirates
Report
Goldington Road
Attendance: 2,514
Referee: Rowan Kitt
1 November 2008
(BP) Coventry 31 - 7 Newbury
Report
Butts Park Arena
Attendance: 1,204
Referee: Andrew Small
1 November 2008
Leeds Carnegie 28 - 13 Doncaster Knights
Report
Headingley Stadium
Attendance: 3,415
Referee: David Pearson
1 November 2008
(BP) London Welsh 27 - 17 Rotherham Titans
Report
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 1,070
Referee: Ashley Rowden
1 November 2008
(BP) Manchester 19 - 26 Exeter Chiefs (BP)
Report
Grove Park
Attendance: 374
Referee: Terry Hall
1 November 2008
Moseley 22 - 13 Esher
Report
Billesley
Attendance: 750
Referee: Llyr Apgeraint-Roberts
1 November 2008
Otley 3 - 43 Nottingham (BP)
Report
Cross Green
Attendance: 952
Referee: Adrian Hartwell
1 November 2008
(BP) Plymouth Albion 31 - 7 Sedgley Park
Report
Brickfields
Attendance: 2,143
Referee: Roy Maybank

Round 11[edit]

8 November 2008
Esher 3 - 19 Cornish Pirates
Report
Molesey Road
Attendance: 589
Referee: Keith Lewis
8 November 2008
(BP) Exeter Chiefs 29 - 18 Nottingham
Report
Sandy Park
Attendance: 4,634
Referee: David Rose
8 November 2008
(BP) Newbury 26 - 6 Manchester
Report
Monk's Lane
Attendance: 434
Referee: Rowan Kitt
8 November 2008
(BP) Otley 6 - 9 London Welsh
Report
Cross Green
Attendance: 1,983
Referee: Dean Richards
8 November 2008
Plymouth Albion 21 - 18 Doncaster Knights (BP)
Report
Brickfields
Attendance: 1,983
Referee: Chris Sharp
8 November 2008
Rotherham Titans 28 - 27 Coventry (BP)
Report
Clifton Lane
Attendance: 892
Referee: Nick Williams
8 November 2008
Sedgley Park 17 - 44 Moseley (BP)
Report
Park Lane
Attendance: 556
Referee: Adrian Hartwell
9 November 2008
Leeds Carnegie 19 - 8 Bedford Blues
Report
Headingley Stadium
Attendance: 3,051
Referee: Martin Fox

Round 12[edit]

15 November 2008
(BP) Bedford Blues 37 - 9 Plymouth Albion
Report
Goldington Road
Attendance: 2,010
Referee: Adrian Hartwell
15 November 2008
(BP) Coventry 48 - 3 Otley
Report
Butts Park Arena
Attendance: 838
Referee: Darren Gamage
15 November 2008
(BP) Manchester 14 - 19 London Welsh
Report
Grove Park
Attendance: 293
Referee: Andrew Small
15 November 2008
(BP) Moseley 12 - 19 Doncaster Knights
Report
Billesley
Attendance: 682
Referee: JP Doyle
15 November 2008
Newbury 20 - 37 Exeter Chiefs (BP)
Report
Monk's Lane
Attendance: 703
Referee: Chris Sharp
15 November 2008
(BP) Sedgley Park 27 - 26 Esher (2BP)
Report
Park Lane
Attendance: 525
Referee: Roy Maybank
16 November 2008
(BP) Cornish Pirates 23 - 25 Leeds Carnegie
Report
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 3,853
Referee: Nick Williams
16 November 2008
(BP) Nottingham 33 - 13 Rotherham Titans
Report
Meadow Lane
Attendance: 2,226
Referee: Llyr Apgeraint-Roberts

Round 13[edit]

22 November 2008
(BP) Doncaster Knights 50 - 21 Bedford Blues
Report
Castle Park
Attendance: 1,735
Referee: Llyr Apgeraint-Roberts
22 November 2008
(BP) Exeter Chiefs 45 - 8 Coventry
Report
Sandy Park
Attendance: 4,256
Referee: Keith Lewis
22 November 2008
(BP) London Welsh 30 - 36 Nottingham (BP)
Report
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 820
Referee: JP Doyle
22 November 2008
(BP) Manchester 14 - 15 Otley
Report
Grove Park
Attendance: 393
Referee: Nick Williams
22 November 2008
(BP) Plymouth Albion 36 - 14 Esher
Report
Brickfields
Attendance: 1,742
Referee: Greg Garner
23 November 2008
(BP) Cornish Pirates 56 - 14 Sedgley Park
Report
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 2,324
Referee: Adrian Hartwell
23 November 2008
(BP) Leeds Carnegie 53 - 20 Moseley
Report
Headingley Stadium
Attendance: 2,203
Referee: Mark Wilson
23 November 2008
(BP) Rotherham Titans 62 - 5 Newbury
Report
Clifton Lane
Attendance: 1,127
Referee: Darren Gamage

Round 14[edit]

28 November 2008
Bedford Blues 17 - 15 Moseley (BP)
Report
Goldington Road
Attendance: 2,406
Referee: Greg Garner
29 November 2008
Esher 10 - 23 Doncaster Knights
Report
Molesey Road
Attendance: 694
Referee: Mark Wilson
29 November 2008
(BP) Exeter Chiefs 76 - 21 Rotherham Titans
Report
Sandy Park
Attendance: 3,965
Referee: Chris Sharp
29 November 2008
(BP) London Welsh 21 - 23 Coventry
Report
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 710
Referee: Rowan Kitt
29 November 2008
Newbury 12 - 89 Leeds Carnegie (BP)
Report
Monk's Lane
Attendance: 316
Referee: Terry Hall
29 November 2008
Otley 14 - 7 Sedgley Park (BP)
Report
Cross Green
Attendance: 857[7]
Referee: JP Doyle
29 November 2008
Plymouth Albion 20 - 12 Cornish Pirates
Report
Brickfields
Attendance: 5,421
Referee: Llyr Apgeraint-Roberts
30 November 2008
(BP) Nottingham 57 - 8 Manchester
Report
Meadow Lane
Attendance: 1,247
Referee: Michael Tutty

Round 15[edit]

6 December 2008
(2BP) Doncaster Knights 29 - 34 Exeter Chiefs (BP)
Report
Castle Park
Attendance: 1,388
Referee: Adrian Hartwell
6 December 2008
(BP) Esher 13 - 18 Bedford Blues
Report
Molesey Road
Attendance: 1,081
Referee: Keith Lewis
6 December 2008
London Welsh 23 - 38 Cornish Pirates (BP)
Report
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 1,265
Referee: Greg Garner
6 December 2008
(BP) Moseley 48 - 7 Manchester
Report
Billesley
Attendance: 822
Referee: Llyr Apgeraint-Roberts
6 December 2008
(BP) Rotherham Titans 42 - 13 Otley
Report
Clifton Lane
Attendance: 1,067
Referee: Rowan Kitt
6 December 2008
(BP) Sedgley Park 42 - 37 Newbury (2BP)
Report
Park Lane
Attendance: 564
Referee: Andrew Vertigan
7 December 2008
Nottingham P - P Coventry

  • Postponed. Game rescheduled to 19 April 2009.
7 December 2008
(BP) Leeds Carnegie 49 - 18 Plymouth Albion
Report
Headingley Stadium
Attendance: 2,528
Referee: Tim Wigglesworth

Round 16[edit]

13 December 2008
(BP) Coventry 6 - 7 Plymouth Albion
Report
Butts Park Arena
Attendance: 961
Referee: Andrew Vertigan
13 December 2008
Exeter Chiefs 12 - 12 Esher
Report
Sandy Park
Attendance: 3,848
Referee: Andrew Small
13 December 2008
London Welsh P - P Moseley

  • Postponed. Game rescheduled to 2 May 2009.
13 December 2008
Manchester 5 - 25 Bedford Blues (BP)
Report
Grove Park
Attendance: 324
Referee: Darren Gamage
13 December 2008
Otley 16 - 27 Doncaster Knights (BP)
Report
Cross Green
Attendance: 457
Referee: Terry Hall
13 December 2008
Rotherham Titans 22 - 0 Sedgley Park
Report
Clifton Lane
Attendance: 848
Referee: Mark Wilson
14 December 2008
Newbury P - P Cornish Pirates

  • Postponed. Game rescheduled to 28 February 2009.
14 December 2008
(BP) Nottingham 12 - 19 Leeds Carnegie
Report
Meadow Lane
Attendance: 2,663
Referee: Martin Fox

Round 17[edit]

20 December 2008
(BP) Bedford Blues 32 - 18 Rotherham Titans
Report
Goldington Road
Attendance: 2,338
Referee: Andrew Small
20 December 2008
Doncaster Knights 26 - 13 London Welsh
Report
Castle Park
Attendance: 1,300
Referee: Mark Wilson
20 December 2008
(BP) Esher 48 - 16 Otley
Report
Molesey Road
Attendance: 956
Referee: Graham Knox
20 December 2008
Leeds Carnegie 18 - 16 Exeter Chiefs (BP)
Report
Headingley Stadium
Attendance: 5,463
Referee: Rob Debney
20 December 2008
(BP) Moseley 36 - 9 Newbury
Report
Billesley
Attendance: 700
Referee: Terry Hall
20 December 2008
Plymouth Albion 26 - 25 Nottingham (BP)
Report
Brickfields
Attendance: 3,102
Referee: Rowan Kitt
20 December 2008
(BP) Sedgley Park 12 - 16 Manchester
Report
Park Lane
Attendance: 526
Referee: Chris Sharp
21 December 2008
(BP) Cornish Pirates 32 - 14 Coventry
Report
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 2,877
Referee: Adrian Hartwell

Round 18[edit]

26 December 2008
Coventry 27 - 10 Moseley
Report
Butts Park Arena
Attendance: 3,638
Referee: Rowan Kitt
26 December 2008
Otley 10 - 66 Leeds Carnegie (BP)
Report
Cross Green
Attendance: 2,610
Referee: Adrian Hartwell
27 December 2008
(BP) Exeter Chiefs 38 - 7 Cornish Pirates
Report
Sandy Park
Attendance: 7,345
Referee: Llyr Apgeraint-Roberts
27 December 2008
(BP) London Welsh 60 - 0 Sedgley Park
Report
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 1,110
Referee: Darren Gamage
27 December 2008
Manchester 5 - 31 Plymouth Albion (BP)
Report
Grove Park
Attendance: 410
Referee: Chris Sharp
27 December 2008
Newbury 0 - 34 Bedford Blues (BP)
Report
Monk's Lane
Attendance: 878
Referee: Paul Knowles
27 December 2008
(BP) Rotherham Titans 26 - 29 Doncaster Knights
Report
Clifton Lane
Attendance: 2,548
Referee: Andrew Small
28 December 2008
(BP) Nottingham 36 - 14 Esher
Report
Meadow Lane
Attendance: 1,463
Referee: Martin Fox

Round 19[edit]

3 January 2009
(2BP) Bedford Blues 32 - 33 London Welsh (BP)
Report
Goldington Road
Attendance: 3,171
Referee: Greg Garner
3 January 2009
(BP) Cornish Pirates 55 - 13 Otley
Report
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 2,073
Referee: Paul Knowles
3 January 2009
(BP) Doncaster Knights 52 - 10 Manchester
Report
Castle Park
Attendance: 1,169
Referee: Andrew Vertigan
3 January 2009
Esher P - P Coventry

  • Postponed. Game rescheduled to 21 March 2009.
3 January 2009
Moseley P - P Exeter Chiefs

  • Postponed. Game rescheduled to 21 March 2009.
3 January 2009
Plymouth Albion 17 - 17 Newbury
Report
Brickfields
Attendance: 4,087
Referee: Rowan Kitt
3 January 2009
Sedgley Park P - P Nottingham

  • Postponed. Game rescheduled to 1 April 2009.
4 January 2009
(BP) Leeds Carnegie 28 - 3 Rotherham Titans
Report
Headingley Stadium
Attendance: 3,271
Referee: Mark Wilson

Round 20[edit]

10 January 2010
Coventry P - P Sedgley Park

  • Postponed. Game rescheduled to 28 February 2009.
10 January 2009
(BP) Exeter Chiefs 40 - 21 Bedford Blues
Report
Sandy Park
Attendance: 4,092
Referee: Roy Maybank
10 January 2009
London Welsh P - P Plymouth Albion

  • Postponed. Game rescheduled to 22 March 2009.
10 January 2009
Newbury P - P Doncaster Knights

  • Postponed. Game rescheduled to 21 March 2009.
10 January 2009
Otley P - P Moseley

  • Postponed. Game rescheduled to 9 May 2009.


10 January 2009
Rotherham Titans P - P Esher

  • Postponed. Game rescheduled to 28 February 2009.
11 January 2009
Manchester P - P Leeds Carnegie

  • Postponed. Game rescheduled to 8 April 2009.
11 January 2009
Nottingham 23 - 19 Cornish Pirates (BP)
Report
Meadow Lane
Attendance: 1,705
Referee: JP Doyle

Round 21[edit]

24 January 2009
(BP) Bedford Blues 23 - 9 Coventry
Report
Goldington Road
Attendance: 2,506
Referee: Tim Wigglesworth
24 January 2009
Doncaster Knights 25 - 14 Nottingham
Report
Castle Park
Attendance: 1,872
Referee: Llyr Apgeraint-Roberts
24 January 2009
(BP) Esher 49 - 18 Newbury
Report
Molesey Road
Attendance: 1,049
Referee: David Rose
24 January 2009
(BP) Moseley 43 - 21 Rotherham Titans
Report
Billesley
Attendance: 974
Referee: Adrian Hartwell
24 January 2009
Plymouth Albion 23 - 15 Otley
Report
Brickfields
Attendance: 3,799
Referee: Terry Hall
24 January 2009
Sedgley Park 12 - 35 Exeter Chiefs (BP)
Report
Park Lane
Attendance: 431
Referee: Graham Knox
25 January 2009
(BP) Cornish Pirates 25 - 10 Manchester
Report
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 2,068
Referee: Paul Knowles
25 January 2009
(BP) Leeds Carnegie 35 - 10 London Welsh
Report
Headingley Stadium
Attendance: 2,471
Referee: Andrew Small

Round 22[edit]

31 January 2009
(BP) Coventry 26 - 20 Doncaster Knights (BP)
Report
Butts Park Arena
Attendance: 1,252
Referee: Adrian Hartwell
31 January 2009
(BP) Exeter Chiefs 29 - 0 Plymouth Albion
Report
Sandy Park
Attendance: 6,658
Referee: JP Doyle
31 January 2009
(BP) London Welsh 40 - 12 Newbury
Report
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 980
Referee: Roy Maybank
31 January 2009
(BP) Manchester 28 - 40 Esher (BP)
Report
Grove Park
Attendance: 283
Referee: Kitt Rowan
31 January 2009
(BP) Otley 17 - 23 Bedford Blues
Report
Cross Green
Attendance: 522
Referee: Grant Wilson
31 January 2009
(2BP) Rotherham Titans 28 - 34 Cornish Pirates (BP)
Report
Clifton Lane
Attendance: 1,523
Referee: Graham Knox
1 February 2009
(BP) Leeds Carnegie 66 - 0 Sedgley Park
Report
Headingley Stadium
Attendance: 2,029
Referee: Darren Gamage
1 February 2009
(BP) Nottingham 44 - 17 Moseley
Report
Meadow Lane
Attendance: 1,107
Referee: Greg Garner

Round 23[edit]

14 February 2009
(BP) Coventry 11 - 15 Leeds Carnegie
Report
Butts Park Arena
Attendance: 1,600
Referee: Rowan Kitt
14 February 2009
Esher P - P London Welsh

  • Postponed. Game rescheduled to 18 April 2009.
14 February 2009
Exeter Chiefs P - P Otley

  • Postponed. Game rescheduled to 18 April 2009.
14 February 2009
Moseley P - P Plymouth Albion

  • Postponed. Game rescheduled to 29 April 2009.
14 February 2009
Rotherham Titans 15 - 13 Manchester (BP)
Report
Clifton Lane
Attendance: 792
Referee: Andrew Small
14 February 2009
Sedgley Park P - P Bedford Blues

  • Postponed. Game rescheduled to 21 February 2009.
15 February 2009
Cornish Pirates P - P Doncaster Knights

  • Postponed. Game rescheduled to 19 April 2009.
15 February 2009
Newbury P - P Nottingham

  • Postponed. Game rescheduled to 15 April 2009.

Round 24[edit]

21 February 2009
Bedford Blues 23 - 16 Nottingham (BP)
Report
Goldington Road
Attendance: 2,918
Referee: Andrew Small
21 February 2009
(BP) Doncaster Knights 42 - 5 Sedgley Park
Report
Castle Park
Attendance: 1,194
Referee: Paul Knowles
21 February 2009
(BP) London Welsh 16 - 21 Exeter Chiefs
Report
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 1,420
Referee: Keith Lewis
21 February 2009
(BP) Manchester 24 - 41 Coventry (BP)
Report
Grove Park
Attendance: 347
Referee: Llyr Apgeraint-Roberts
21 February 2009
Moseley 26 - 37 Cornish Pirates (BP)
Report
Billesley
Attendance: 965
Referee: Terry Hall
21 February 2009
Otley 12 - 12 Newbury
Report
Cross Green
Attendance: 450
Referee: Dean Richards
21 February 2009
Plymouth Albion 20 - 33 Rotherham Titans (BP)
Report
Brickfields
Attendance: 3,478
Referee: David Rose
22 February 2009
(BP) Leeds Carnegie 47 - 21 Esher
Report
Headingley Stadium
Attendance: 2,945
Referee: Chris Sharp

Round 16 & Round 20 Rescheduled Games[edit]

28 February 2009
(BP) Coventry 29 - 24 Sedgley Park (BP)
Report
Butts Park Arena
Attendance: 1,297
Referee: Chris Sharp
  • Game rescheduled from 28 February 2009.
28 February 2009
Newbury 10 - 39 Cornish Pirates (BP)
Report
Monk's Lane
Attendance: 433
Referee: Michael Tutty
  • Game rescheduled from 13 December 2008.
28 February 2009
Rotherham Titans 19 - 40 Esher (BP)
Report
Clifton Lane
Attendance: 1,107
Referee: Greg Garner
  • Game rescheduled from 28 February 2009.

Round 25[edit]

7 March 2009
Doncaster Knights 27 - 12 Leeds Carnegie
Report
Castle Park
Attendance: 2,203
Referee: Stuart Dickinson
7 March 2009
Esher 23 - 17 Moseley (BP)
Report
Molesey Road
Attendance: 1,612
Referee: Llyr Apgeraint-Roberts
7 March 2009
(BP) Exeter Chiefs 40 - 5 Manchester
Report
Sandy Park
Attendance: 3,949
Referee: Michael Tutty
7 March 2009
Newbury 14 - 10 Coventry (BP)
Report
Monk's Lane
Attendance: 590
Referee: Andrew Small
7 March 2009
Rotherham Titans 7 - 20 London Welsh
Report
Clifton Lane
Attendance: 1,142
Referee: Dean Richards
7 March 2009
Sedgley Park 11 - 27 Plymouth Albion
Report
Park Lane
Attendance: 362
Referee: Roy Maybank
8 March 2009
(BP) Cornish Pirates 5 - 6 Bedford Blues
Report
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 4,764
Referee: Keith Lewis
8 March 2009
(BP) Nottingham 95 - 5 Otley
Report
Meadow Lane
Attendance: 1,318
Referee: Darren Gamage

Round 26[edit]

14 March 2009
(BP) Bedford Blues 27 - 24 Leeds Carnegie (BP)
Report
Goldington Road
Attendance: 2,955
Referee: Rowan Kitt
14 March 2009
(2BP) Coventry 31 - 32 Rotherham Titans (BP)
Report
Butts Park Arena
Attendance: 1,228
Referee: Andrew Taylorson
14 March 2009
Doncaster Knights 28 - 23 Plymouth Albion (BP)
Report
Castle Park
Attendance: 1,027
Referee: Mark Wilson
14 March 2009
(BP) London Welsh 39 - 25 Otley
Report
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 780
Referee: Paul Knowles
14 March 2009
(BP) Manchester 35 - 17 Newbury
Report
Grove Park
Attendance: 314
Referee: Chris Sharp
14 March 2009
(BP) Moseley 51 - 17 Sedgley Park
Report
Billesley
Attendance: 796
Referee: Keith Lewis
15 March 2009
Cornish Pirates 7 - 16 Esher
Report
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 1,894
Referee: David Rose
15 March 2009
(BP) Nottingham 14 - 15 Exeter Chiefs
Report
Meadow Lane
Attendance: 1,305
Referee: Adrian Hartwell

Round 19, 20 & 23 Rescheduled Games[edit]

21 March 2009
(BP) Esher 27 - 18 Coventry
Report
Molesey Road
Attendance: 1,104
Referee: Mark Wilson
  • Game rescheduled from 3 January 2009.
21 March 2009
(BP) Moseley 32 - 24 Exeter Chiefs
Report
Billesley
Referee: Llyr Apgeraint-Roberts
  • Game rescheduled from 3 January 2009. Game was also a double header - league match and EDF National Cup semi final.
21 March 2009
Newbury 17 - 50 Doncaster Knights (BP)
Report
Monk's Lane
Attendance: 310
Referee: Michael Tutty
  • Game rescheduled from 10 January 2009.
21 March 2009
Sedgley Park 0 - 64 Bedford Blues (BP)
Report
Park Lane
Attendance: 436
Referee: Chris Sharp
  • Game rescheduled from 14 February 2009.
22 March 2009
London Welsh 22 - 9 Plymouth Albion
Report
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 390
Referee: Rowan Kitt
  • Game rescheduled from 10 January 2009.

Round 27[edit]

28 March 2009
(BP) Doncaster Knights 41 - 17 Moseley
Report
Castle Park
Attendance: 1,438
Referee: Terry Hall
28 March 2009
(BP) Esher 76 - 10 Sedgley Park
Report
Molesey Road
Attendance: 1,258
Referee: Dean Richards
28 March 2009
(BP) Exeter Chiefs 44 - 5 Newbury
Report
Sandy Park
Attendance: 4,120
Referee: Chris Sharp
28 March 2009
(BP) London Welsh 57 - 10 Manchester
Report
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 920
Referee: Luke Pearce
28 March 2009
Otley 13 - 32 Coventry (BP)
Report
Cross Green
Attendance: 463
Referee: Tim Wigglesworth
28 March 2009
Plymouth Albion 14 - 31 Bedford Blues (BP)
Report
Brickfields
Attendance: 3,363
Referee: Keith Lewis
28 March 2009
Rotherham Titans 20 - 6 Nottingham
Report
Clifton Lane
Attendance: 1,237
Referee: Rob Debney
29 March 2009
(BP) Leeds Carnegie 33 - 9 Cornish Pirates
Report
Headingley Stadium
Attendance: 3,806
Referee: Llyr Apgeraint-Roberts

Round 19 Rescheduled Game[edit]

1 April 2009
Sedgley Park 5 - 50 Nottingham (BP)
Report
Park Lane
Attendance: 296
Referee: Andrew Taylorson
  • Game rescheduled from 3 January 2009.

Round 28[edit]

4 April 2009
(BP) Bedford Blues 42 - 20 Doncaster Knights
Report
Goldington Road
Attendance: 3,048
Referee: JP Doyle
4 April 2009
(BP) Coventry 35 - 28 Exeter Chiefs (BP)
Report
Butts Park Arena
Attendance: 1,229
Referee: Rowan Kitt
4 April 2009
(BP) Esher 31 - 28 Plymouth Albion (2BP)
Report
Molesey Road
Attendance: 1,664
Referee: Greg Garner
4 April 2009
(BP) Newbury 21 - 23 Rotherham Titans
Report
Monk's Lane
Attendance: 446
Referee: Terry Hall
4 April 2009
(2BP) Moseley 26 - 31 Leeds Carnegie (BP)
Report
Billesley
Attendance: 832
Referee: Tim Wigglesworth
4 April 2009
(BP) Otley 29 - 18 Manchester
Report
Cross Green
Attendance: 450
Referee: Adrian Hartwell
4 April 2009
(2BP) Sedgley Park 27 - 35 Cornish Pirates (BP)
Report
Park Lane
Attendance: 524
Referee: Luke Pearce
5 April 2009
Nottingham 30 - 24 London Welsh (BP)
Report
Meadow Lane
Attendance: 1,321
Referee: Paul Knowles

Round 20 Rescheduled Game[edit]

8 April 2009
Manchester 0 - 104 Leeds Tykes (BP)
Report
Headingley Stadium
Attendance: 1,781
Referee: Darren Gamage
  • Game rescheduled from 11 January 2009. Game also switched from Grove Park to Headingley in Leeds as Manchester did not have floodlights.

Round 29[edit]

11 April 2009
(BP) Coventry 36 - 30 London Welsh (BP)
Report
Butts Park Arena
Attendance: 1,319
Referee: Llyr Apgeraint-Roberts
11 April 2009
(BP) Doncaster Knights 50 - 25 Esher
Report
Castle Park
Attendance: 1,322
Referee: Chris Sharp
11 April 2009
Manchester 23 - 49 Nottingham (BP)
Report
Grove Park
Attendance: 324
Referee: Andrew Taylorson
11 April 2009
(BP) Moseley 23 - 26 Bedford Blues
Report
Billesley
Attendance: 1,118
Referee: David Rose
11 April 2009
(BP) Rotherham Titans 35 - 21 Exeter Chiefs
Report
Clifton Lane
Attendance: 1,749
Referee: Tim Wigglesworth
11 April 2009
(BP) Sedgley Park 36 - 29 Otley (BP)
Report
Park Lane
Attendance: 497
Referee: Nick Williams
12 April 2009
(BP) Cornish Pirates 30 - 14 Plymouth Albion
Report
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 4,306
Referee: Adrian Hartwell
12 April 2009
(BP) Leeds Carnegie 57 - 14 Newbury
Report
Headingley Stadium
Attendance: 3,564
Referee: Keith Lewis

Round 15 & 23 Rescheduled Games[edit]

15 April 2009
(BP) Newbury 16 - 23 Nottingham
Report
Monk's Lane
Attendance: 514
Referee: Paul Knowles
  • Game rescheduled from 15 February 2009.
18 April 2009
Esher 21 - 32 London Welsh (BP)
Report
Molesey Road
Attendance: 1,984
Referee: Mark Wilson
  • Game rescheduled from 14 February 2009.
18 April 2009
(BP) Exeter Chiefs 80 - 17 Otley
Report
Sandy Park
Attendance: 2,899
Referee: Michael Tutty
  • Game rescheduled from 14 February 2009.
19 April 2009
Cornish Pirates 22 - 33 Doncaster Knights (BP)
Report
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 2,437
Referee: Terry Hall
  • Game rescheduled from 15 February 2009.
19 April 2009
(BP) Nottingham 55 - 0 Coventry
Report
Meadow Lane
Attendance: 1,088
Referee: Keith Lewis
  • Game rescheduled from 7 December 2008.

Round 30[edit]

25 April 2009
(BP) Bedford Blues 50 - 8 Esher
Report
Goldington Road
Attendance: 3,307
Referee: Llyr Apgeraint-Roberts
25 April 2009
(BP) Cornish Pirates 8 - 10 London Welsh
Report
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 2,616
Referee: Luke Pearce
25 April 2009
Coventry 22 - 37 Nottingham (BP)
Report
Butts Park Arena
Attendance: 1,554
Referee: Darren Gamage
25 April 2009
Exeter Chiefs 9 - 9 Doncaster Knights
Report
Sandy Park
Attendance: 4,972
Referee: Keith Lewis
25 April 2009
Manchester 21 - 50 Moseley (BP)
Report
Grove Park
Attendance: 387
Referee: Adrian Hartwell
25 April 2009
(BP) Newbury 27 - 30 Sedgley Park (BP)
Report
Monk's Lane
Attendance: 603
Referee: Michael Tutty
25 April 2009
Otley 7 - 39 Rotherham Titans (BP)
Report
Cross Green
Attendance: 1,249
Referee: Andrew Small
25 April 2009
Plymouth Albion 6 - 17 Leeds Carnegie
Report
Brickfields
Attendance: 4,998
Referee: David Rose

Rounds 16, 20 & 23 Rescheduled Games[edit]

29 April 2009
(BP) Moseley 50 - 32 Plymouth Albion (BP)
Report
Billesley
Attendance: 1,124
Referee: Richard Kelly
  • Game rescheduled from 14 February 2009.
2 May 2009
(BP) London Welsh 50 - 37 Moseley (BP)
Report
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 750
Referee: Michael Tutty
  • Game rescheduled from 13 December 2008.
9 May 2009
Otley 0 - 20 Moseley (BP)
Report
N/A
Attendance: N/A
Referee: N/A
  • Game rescheduled from 10 January 2009 but would be cancelled by Otley due the club having 8 players on county duty for Yorkshire. The FDR gave Moseley a 20-0, 5 point win by default.

Total Season Attendances[edit]

Club Home
Games
Total Average Highest Lowest % Capacity
Bedford Blues 15 39,406 2,627 3,307 1,933 44%
Cornish Pirates 15 44,739 2,983 4,913 1,894 33%
Coventry 15 20,959 1,397 3,638 838 35%
Doncaster Knights 15 20,520 1,368 2,203 846 44%
Esher 15 15,682 1,045 1,984 380 35%
Exeter Chiefs 15 68,984 4,599 7,345 2,899 57%
Leeds Carnegie 15 48,625 3,242 5,463 2,029 15%
London Welsh 15 16,035 1,069 1,931 390 18%
Manchester 15[b 2] 7,096 473 1,781 283 9%
Moseley 14[b 3] 12,502 893 1,124 682 30%
Newbury 15 8,164 544 878 310 7%
Nottingham 15 22,391 1,493 2,663 1,088 8%
Otley 14[b 4] 12,194 871 2,610 450 17%
Plymouth Albion 15 51,050 3,403 6,871 1,742 52%
Rotherham Titans 15 18,727 1,248 2,548 642 50%
Sedgley Park 15 8,130 542 886 296 18%

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Notes
  1. ^ Note that 2 home attendance are missing (see below) - so the total attendance will not be 100% accurate. The average attendance has also been taken into account with the missing game not included.
  2. ^ Manchester would play their 'home' game against Leeds Tykes in Leeds due to floodlight issues which would have the knock on effect of boosting their season attendance figures as 1,781 supporters turned up to watch this game, almost all of whom were Leeds fans.[6]
  3. ^ Missing home attendance v Exeter Chiefs on 21 March 2009.
  4. ^ Home game against Moseley on 9 May 2009 was cancelled.

Individual Statistics[edit]

  • Note if players are tied on tries or points the player with the lowest number of appearances will come first. Also note that points scorers includes tries as well as conversions, penalties and drop goals.

Season records[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Match report: Leeds Carnegie relegated from Premiership". ESPN. 19 April 2008. 
  2. ^ "Waterloo 15 Otley 37 Champions Otley head back up in fine style". Yorkshire Post. 28 May 2008. 
  3. ^ "Esher relegated from ND1". rugbynetwork.net. 26 April 2009. 
  4. ^ "We are working as hard as ever to beat the drop, says Sprangle". West Briton. 15 April 2009. 
  5. ^ "Championship plan gains support". BBC News. 14 November 2008. 
  6. ^ a b "Manchester 0 Leeds Carnegie 104". Leeds Carnegie. 8 April 2009. 
  7. ^ "Otley v Sedgley Park". Sky Sports. 29 November 2008. 
  8. ^ "National One 08/09 Home attendances". Rugby Statbunker. 9 May 2009. 
  9. ^ "National One 08/09 Leading point scorers". Rugby Statbunker. 9 May 2009. 
  10. ^ "National One 08/09 Leading try scorers". Rugby Statbunker. 9 May 2009. 
  11. ^ "National One 08/09 Most tries in a match (Team)". Rugby Statbunker. 9 May 2009. 
  12. ^ "National One 08/09 Most conversions in a match (Team)". Rugby Statbunker. 9 May 2009. 
  13. ^ "National One 08/09 Most penalties in a match (Team)". Rugby Statbunker. 9 May 2009. 
  14. ^ "National One 08/09 Most drop goals in a match (Team)". Rugby Statbunker. 9 May 2009. 
  15. ^ "National One 08/09 Most points in a match (Player)". Rugby Statbunker. 9 May 2009. 
  16. ^ "National One 08/09 Most tries in a match (Player)". Rugby Statbunker. 9 May 2009. 
  17. ^ "National One 08/09 Most conversions in a match (Player)". Rugby Statbunker. 9 May 2009. 
  18. ^ "National One 08/09 Most penalties in a match (Player)". Rugby Statbunker. 9 May 2009. 
  19. ^ "National One 08/09 Most drop goals in a match (Player)". Rugby Statbunker. 9 May 2009. 
  20. ^ "National One 08/09 Home attendance". Rugby Statbunker. 9 May 2009.