2011–12 RFU Championship

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2011–12 RFU Championship
Countries  England
Champions London Welsh
Runners-up Cornish Pirates
Relegated Esher
Matches played 174
Attendance 342,849
(average 1,970 per match)
Top point scorer EnglandRob Cook
(Cornish Pirates) 310 pts
Top try scorer EnglandJosh Bassett
(Bedford Blues) 17 tries

The 2011–12 RFU Championship was the third season (of the professionalised format) of the second tier of the English domestic rugby union competition, played between August 2011 and May 2012. New teams to the division included Leeds Carnegie who were relegated from the Aviva Premiership 2010-11 and London Scottish who were promoted from 2010–11 National League 1.[1][2] The first stage was won by Bristol and the final by London Welsh who, after an appeal, won promotion to the Aviva Premiership 2012-13.[3] Esher were relegated to the 2012–13 National League 1.[4]

On 8 May 2012 it was announced that only Bristol was eligible for promotion under the RFU's minimum standards criteria.[5] They were subsequently beaten by the Cornish Pirates in the semi–finals who in turn lost to the eventual champions, London Welsh.[6] London Welsh had announced on 14 May that they would meet the RFU's eligibility test to play in the Premiership if they win promotion and two days later announced they would play in the Kassam Stadium in Oxford if successful. On 23 May, the day of the first leg of the final, the RFU announced that London Welsh would not be eligible for promotion due to "various failures". The appeal by London Welsh was heard by an Independent Panel on 29 June which ruled ″... that the Exiles should be promoted on the basis that they play their home games at Oxford's Kassam Stadium and that the club meet the minimum entry criteria to the league as imposed by the Professional Game Board.″ Chief Executive Officer of the RFU, Ian Richie, subsequently announced that there would be a full review of the Minimum Standard Criteria.[7][8][9]

Participating teams[edit]

This season will see Leeds Carnegie back in the Championship following relegation from the Aviva Premiership during the 2010-11 season, as well as London Scottish, who won promotion to the Championship from the National League 1 during the same season.

Team Stadium Capacity City/Area
Bedford Blues Goldington Road 6,000 Bedford, Bedfordshire
Bristol Memorial Stadium 12,100 Bristol, Avon
Cornish Pirates Mennaye Field 4,000 (2,200 Seats) Penzance, Cornwall
Doncaster Knights Castle Park 3,075 Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Esher Molesey Road 3,000 Hersham, Surrey
Leeds Carnegie Headingley Carnegie Stadium 20,250 Leeds, West Yorkshire
London Scottish Athletic Ground, Richmond 4,500 Richmond, London
London Welsh Old Deer Park 5,850 Richmond, London
Moseley Billesley Common 3,000 Birmingham, West Midlands
Nottingham Meadow Lane 19,588 Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Plymouth Albion The Brickfields 8,500 Plymouth, Devon
Rotherham Titans Clifton Lane 2,500 Rotherham, South Yorkshire

Stage one[edit]

League table[edit]

2011–12 RFU Championship Table watch · edit · discuss
Club Played Won Drawn Lost Points For Points Against Points Difference Bonus Points Points
1 Bristol 22 17 0 5 615 386 229 13 81
2 Bedford Blues 22 14 1 7 640 476 164 16 74
3 Cornish Pirates 22 14 3 5 606 464 142 12 74
4 London Welsh (C) 22 13 2 7 528 432 96 11 67
5 Nottingham 22 12 2 8 599 465 134 10 62
6 Leeds Carnegie 22 13 1 8 470 505 –35 6 60
7 Rotherham Titans 22 11 1 10 469 431 38 11 57
8 Doncaster Knights 22 9 2 11 467 524 –57 10 50
9 London Scottish 22 6 0 16 422 543 –121 10 34
10 Moseley 22 6 1 15 445 634 –189 7 33
11 Plymouth Albion 22 6 0 16 362 528 –166 6 30
12 Esher (R) 22 4 1 17 376 611 –235 5 23
  • If teams are level at any stage, tiebreakers are applied in the following order:
  1. Number of matches won
  2. Difference between points for and against
  3. Total number of points for
  4. Aggregate number of points scored in matches between tied teams
  5. Number of matches won excluding the first match, then the second and so on until the tie is settled
Green background are promotion play-off places. Pink background are relegation play-off places.

League results[edit]

The Home Team is listed on the left column.

Clubs BED BRI PIR DON ESH LEE SCO WEL MOS NOT PLY ROT
Bedford Blues 15-17 32-13 18-18 41-13 28-45 43-10 22-18 37-24 40-26 29-17 24-23
Bristol 26-6 37-33 52-26 27-7 33-19 32-13 35-33 48-13 18-16 39-22 37-3
Cornish Pirates 24-34 18-17 39-32 34-18 52-10 42-10 27-6 32-17 26-24 33-12 30-13
Doncaster Knights 33-12 12-38 36-21 41-24 9-9 37-28 10-21 29-21 15-32 12-3 14-15
Esher 6-55 6-20 30-36 20-29 15-20 24-14 3-37 14-29 22-34 41-17 24-12
Leeds Carnegie 21-17 12-11 14-13 16-30 22-24 19-17 13-26 22-21 22-19 28-23 25-19
London Scottish 15-41 6-20 23-25 20-25 32-17 16-23 22-29 37-21 6-21 21-17 16-11
London Welsh 25-24 23-17 17-17 37-24 13-13 29-39 18-16 7-10 34-23 34-23 25-33
Moseley 15-24 33-27 27-27 17-15 35-21 32-42 16-29 16-41 10-20 9-3 8-36
Nottingham 26-28 24-35 25-25 40-14 29-20 24-11 33-21 26-10 62-20 34-10 30-30
Plymouth Albion 21-38 3-23 16-20 18-6 22-11 25-20 29-25 9-24 21-20 19-21 24-20
Rotherham Titans 40-32 44-6 14-19 23-10 12-3 22-18 0-15 20-21 40-31 19-11 20-8


Home Win Draw Away Win

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Round 1[edit]

3 September 2011
14:00
Doncaster Knights 13 - 38 Bristol (BP)
Report
Castle Park
Attendance: 1,098
Referee: Ian Tempest
3 September 2011
14:00
(BP) Moseley 27 - 27 Cornish Pirates
Report
Billesley
Attendance: 806
Referee: Terry Hall
3 September 2011
14:00
Plymouth Albion 22 - 11 Esher
Report
Brickfields
Attendance: 1,330
Referee: Ross Campbell
4 September 2011
14:00
Leeds Carnegie 13 - 26 London Welsh
Report
Headingley
Attendance: 2,343
Referee: Darren Gamage
4 September 2011
14:00
London Scottish 16 - 11 Rotherham Titans (BP)
Report
Richmond Athletic Ground
Attendance: 1,375
Referee: Matt Carley
4 September 2011
14:00
(BP) Nottingham 26 - 28 Bedford Blues
Report
Meadow Lane
Attendance: 1,733
Referee: Sean Davey

Round 2[edit]

10 September 2011
14:00
Esher 6 - 55 Bedford Blues (BP)
Report
Molesey Road
Attendance: 986
Referee: Paul Knowles
10 September 2011
14:00
(BP) London Welsh 34 - 23 Plymouth Albion
Report
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 798
Referee: Martin Fox
10 September 2011
14:00
Moseley 10 - 20 Nottingham
Report
Billesley
Attendance: 738
Referee: Ross Campbell
11 September 2011
14:00
(BP) Bristol 32 - 13 London Scottish
Report
Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 4,670
Referee: Llyr Apgeraint
11 September 2011
14:00
(BP) Cornish Pirates 39 - 32 Doncaster Knights (2BP)
Report
Mennaye Field
Attendance: 1,990
Referee: Steve Lee
11 September 2011
14:00
Rotherham Titans 22 - 18 Leeds Carnegie (BP)
Report
Clifton Lane
Attendance: 1,750
Referee: Steve Lee

Round 3[edit]

16 September 2011
18:45
Nottingham 29 - 20 Esher
Report
Meadow Lane
Attendance: 1,105
Referee: Chris White
16 September 2011
18:45
Plymouth Albion 24 - 20 Rotherham Titans (BP)
Report
Brickfields
Attendance: 1,675
Referee: Terry Hall
17 September 2011
13:00
(BP) London Scottish 23 - 25 Cornish Pirates (BP)
Report
Richmond Athletic Ground
Attendance: 1,187
Referee: Andrew
17 September 2011
13:30
(BP) Doncaster Knights 29 - 21 Moseley
Report
Castle Park
Attendance: 707
Referee: Steve Lee
17 September 2011
14:00
Bedford Blues 22 - 18 London Welsh (BP)
Report
Goldington Road
Attendance: 2,703
Referee: Michael Tutty
18 September 2011
12:00
Leeds Carnegie 12 - 11 Bristol (BP)
Report
Headingley Stadium
Attendance: 2,599
Referee: Sean Davey

Round 4[edit]

24 September 2011
14:00
(BP) Doncaster Knights 37 - 28 London Scottish
Report
Castle Park
Attendance: 752
Referee: Michael Tutty
24 September 2011
14:00
(BP) London Welsh 34 - 23 Nottingham
Report
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 830
Referee: Terry Hall
24 September 2011
14:00
(BP) Moseley 35 - 21 Esher
Report
Billesley
Attendance: 682
Referee: Llyr Apgeraint
24 September 2011
14:00
(BP) Rotherham Titans 40 - 32 Bedford Blues (BP)
Report
Clifton Lane
Attendance: 1,487
Referee: Andrew
24 September 2011
15:15
(BP) Cornish Pirates 52 - 10 Leeds Carnegie
Report
Mennaye Field
Attendance: 2,007
Referee: Luke Pearce
25 September 2011
14:00
(BP) Bristol 39 - 22 Plymouth Albion
Report
Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 4,054
Referee: Steve Lee

Round 5[edit]

30 September 2011
18:45
Esher 3 - 37 London Welsh (BP)
Report
Molesey Road
Attendance: 1,216
Referee: Luke Pearce
30 September 2011
18:45
Nottingham 30 - 30 Rotherham Titans
Report
Meadow Lane
Attendance: 1,038
Referee: Darren Gamage
1 October 2011
14:00
(BP) Bedford Blues 15 - 17 Bristol
Report
Goldington Road
Attendance: 2,831
Referee: Michael Tutty
1 October 2011
14:00
(BP) Plymouth Albion 16 - 20 Cornish Pirates
Report
Brickfields
Attendance: 2,850
Referee: Matt Carley
2 October 2011
13:00
(BP) London Scottish 37 - 21 Moseley
Report
Richmond Athletic Ground
Attendance: 740
Referee: Ross Campbell
2 October 2011
14:00
Leeds Carnegie 16 - 30 Doncaster Knights (BP)
Report
Headingley Stadium
Attendance: 2,368
Referee: Andrew Taylorson

Round 6[edit]

7 October 2011
18:45
Bristol 18 - 15 Nottingham (BP)
Report
Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 4,023
Referee: Andrew
8 October 2011
13:30
Doncaster Knights 12 - 3 Plymouth Albion
Report
Castle Park
Attendance: 859
Referee: Ross Campbell
8 October 2011
14:00
(BP) London Scottish 16 - 23 Leeds Carnegie
Report
Richmond Athletic Ground
Attendance: 1,285
Referee: Matt Carley
8 October 2011
14:00
Moseley 16 - 41 London Welsh (BP)
Report
Billesley
Attendance: 767
Referee: Llyr Apgeraint
8 October 2011
14:00
Rotherham Titans 12 - 3 Esher
Report
Clifton Lane
Attendance: 861
Referee: Ian Tempest
9 October 2011
14:00
Cornish Pirates 24 -34 Bedford Blues (BP)
Report
Mennaye Field
Attendance: 2,092
Referee: Terry Hall

Round 7[edit]

14 October 2011
18:45
Nottingham 25 - 25 Cornish Pirates
Report
Meadow Lane
Attendance: 1,363
Referee: Steve Lee
15 October 2011
13:30
Esher 6 - 20 Bristol
Report
Molesey Road
Attendance: 832
Referee: Darren Gamage
15 October 2011
14:00
(BP) London Welsh 25 - 33 Rotherham Titans (BP)
Report
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 1,072
Referee: Andrew Taylorson
15 October 2011
14:00
Plymouth Albion 29 - 25 London Scottish (BP)
Report
Brickfields
Attendance: 1,455
Referee: Terry Hall
15 October 2011
14:00
Bedford Blues 18 - 18 Doncaster Knights
Report
Goldington Road
Attendance: 3,573
Referee: Martin Fox
16 October 2011
14:00
Leeds Carnegie 22 - 21 Moseley (BP)
Report
Headingley Stadium
Attendance: 1,724
Referee: Michael Tutty

Round 8[edit]

21 October 2011
18:45
(BP) Bristol 35 - 33 London Welsh (2BP)
Report
Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 6,046
Referee: JP Doyle
22 October 2011
13:30
Doncaster Knights 15 - 32 Nottingham
Report
Castle Park
Attendance: 1,071
Referee: Ian Tempest
22 October 2011
14:00
London Scottish 15 - 41 Bedford Blues (BP)
Report
Richmond Athletic Ground
Attendance: 1,381
Referee: Steve Lee
22 October 2011
14:00
Moseley 8 - 36 Rotherham Titans (BP)
Report
Billesley
Attendance: 915
Referee: J Matthews
23 October 2011
14:00
(BP) Cornish Pirates 34 - 18 Esher
Report
Mennaye Field
Attendance: 1,965
Referee: Michael Tutty
23 October 2011
14:00
Leeds Carnegie 28 - 23 Plymouth Albion (BP)
Report
Headingley Stadium
Attendance: 1,805
Referee: Darren Gamage

Round 9[edit]

28 October 2011
18:45
Plymouth Albion 21 - 20 Moseley (BP)
Report
Brickfields
Attendance: 1,725
Referee: Michael Tutty
29 October 2011
14:00
(BP) Bedford Blues 28 - 45 Leeds Carnegie (BP)
Report
Goldington Road
Attendance: 2,763
Referee: Ross Campbell
29 October 2011
14:00
Esher 20 - 29 Doncaster Knights (BP)
Report
Molesey Road
Attendance: 1,019
Referee: Dean Richards
29 October 2011
14:00
London Welsh 17 - 17 Cornish Pirates
Report
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 1,749
Referee: Cedric Marchat
29 October 2011
14:00
(BP) Rotherham Titans 44 - 6 Bristol
Report
Clifton Lane
Attendance: 2,007
Referee: Terry Hall
30 October 2011
14:00
(BP) Nottingham 33 - 31 London Scottish (BP)
Report
Meadow Lane
Attendance: 1,636
Referee: Darren Gamage

Round 10[edit]

5 November 2011
14:30
Doncaster Knights 10 - 21 London Welsh
Report
Castle Park
Attendance: 1,042
Referee: Ross Campbell
5 November 2011
15:00
(BP) London Scottish 32 - 17 Esher
Report
Richmond Athletic Ground
Attendance: 1,413
Referee: Llyr Apgeraint
5 November 2011
15:00
Moseley 33 - 27 Bristol (BP)
Report
Billesley
Attendance: 897
Referee: Matt Carley
5 November 2011
15:00
Plymouth Albion 21 - 38 Bedford Blues (BP)
Report
Goldington Road
Attendance: 1,455
Referee: Paul Knowles
6 November 2011
14:15
(BP) Cornish Pirates 30 - 13 Rotherham Titans
Report
Mennaye Field
Attendance: 2,506
Referee: Darren Gamage
6 November 2011
15:00
Leeds Carnegie 22 - 19 Nottingham (BP)
Report
Headingley Stadium
Attendance: 2,083
Referee: Terry Hall

Round 11[edit]

18 November 2011
19:45
(BP) Nottingham 34 - 10 Plymouth Albion
Report
Meadow Lane
Attendance: 1,078
Referee: Steve Lee
19 November 2011
14:00
Rotherham Titans 23 - 10 Doncaster Knights
Report
Clifton Lane
Attendance: 2,467
Referee: Dean Richards
19 November 2011
14:30
London Welsh 18 - 16 London Scottish (BP)
Report
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 2,290
Referee: Matt Carley
19 November 2011
15:00
(BP) Bedford Blues 37 - 24 Moseley
Report
Goldington Road
Attendance: 2,429
Referee: Michael Tutty
19 November 2011
15:00
(BP) Esher 15 - 20 Leeds Carnegie
Report
Molesey Road
Attendance: 844
Referee: Cemmy Rudkin
20 November 2011
15:00
(BP) Bristol 37 - 33 Cornish Pirates (2BP)
Report
Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 6,044
Referee: David Rose

Round 12[edit]

25 November 2011
20:00
Leeds Carnegie 25 - 19 Rotherham Titans (BP)
Report
Headingley Stadium
Attendance: 3,167
Referee: Ian Tempest
26 November 2011
15:00
(BP) Bedford Blues 41 - 13 Esher
Report
Goldington Road
Attendance: 2,104
Referee: Andrew
26 November 2011
15:00
Doncaster Knights 36 - 21 Cornish Pirates
Report
Castle Park
Attendance: 1,188
Referee: Llyr Apgeraint
26 November 2011
15:00
Plymouth Albion 9 - 24 London Welsh (BP)
Report
Brickfields
Attendance: 1,853
Referee: Terry Hall
27 November 2011
15:00
London Scottish 6 - 20 Bristol
Report
Richmond Athletic Ground
Attendance: 1,333
Referee: Michael Tutty
27 November 2011
15:00
(BP) Nottingham 62 - 20 Moseley
Report
Meadow Lane
Attendance: 1,371
Referee: Dean Richards

Round 13[edit]

2 December 2011
19:45
(BP) Esher 22 - 34 Nottingham (BP)
Report
Molesey Road
Attendance: 766
Referee: Llyr Apgeraint
3 December 2011
15:00
Rotherham Titans 20 - 8 Plymouth Albion
Report
Clifton Lane
Attendance: 1,437
Referee: Paul Knowles
3 December 2011
15:00
Moseley 17 - 15 Doncaster Knights (BP)
Report
Billesley
Attendance: 757
Referee: Darren Gamage
3 December 2011
15:00
London Welsh 25 - 24 Bedford Blues (BP)
Report
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 1,078
Referee: Tim Wigglesworth
4 December 2011
15:00
Bristol 33 - 19 Leeds Carnegie
Report
Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 6,107
Referee: Matt Carley
4 December 2011
15:00
(BP) Cornish Pirates 42 - 10 London Scottish
Report
Mennaye Field
Attendance: 2,168

Round 14[edit]

9 December 2011
19:45
Nottingham 26 - 10 London Welsh
Report
Meadow Lane
Attendance: 1,187
Referee: Ross Campbell
10 December 2011
15:00
Bedford Blues 24 - 23 Rotherham Titans (BP)
Report
Goldington Road
Attendance: 1,964
Referee: Matt Carley
10 December 2011
15:00
Esher 14 - 29 Moseley (BP)
Report
Molesey Road
Attendance: 789
Referee: Steve Lee
10 December 2011
15:00
(BP) London Scottish 20 - 25 Doncaster Knights
Report
Richmond Athletic Ground
Attendance: 892
Referee: Paul Knowles
10 December 2011
15:00
Plymouth Albion 3 - 23 Bristol
Report
Brickfields
Attendance: 2,011
Referee: Geraint Roberts
11 December 2011
15:00
Leeds Carnegie 14 - 13 Cornish Pirates (BP)
Report
Headingley Stadium
Attendance: 2,568
Referee: Dean Richards

Round 15[edit]

23 December 2011
18:00
Bristol 26 - 6 Bedford Blues
Report
Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 8,607
Referee: Martin Fox
24 December 2011
14:00
(BP) Cornish Pirates 33 - 12 Plymouth Albion
Report
Mennaye Field
Attendance: 3,214
Referee: Luke Pearce
24 December 2011
14:00
Rotherham Titans 19 - 11 Nottingham
Report
Clifton Lane
Attendance: 1,881
Referee: Tim Wigglesworth
26 December 2011
14:00
London Welsh 13 - 13 Esher
Report
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 1,150
Referee: Paul Knowles
26 December 2011
15:30
Doncaster Knights 9 - 9 Leeds Carnegie
Report
Castle Park
Attendance: 2,107
Referee: Darren Gamage
26 December 2011
16:00
Moseley 16 - 29 London Scottish
Report
Billesley
Attendance: 905
Referee: Alan Campbell

Round 16[edit]

30 December 2011
19:45
Nottingham 24 - 35 Bristol (BP)
Report
Meadow Lane
Attendance: 2,102
Referee: Ian Tempest
30 December 2011
19:45
Plymouth Albion 18 - 6 Doncaster Knights
Report
Brickfields
Attendance: 1,801
Referee: Matt Carley
31 December 2011
14:00
(BP) London Welsh 7 - 10 Moseley
Report
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 908
31 December 2011
15:00
Esher 24 - 12 Rotherham Titans
Report
Molesey Road
Attendance: 1,066
1 January 2012
15:00
(BP) Bedford Blues 32 - 13 Cornish Pirates
Report
Goldington Road
Attendance: 4,396
Referee: Steve Lee
1 January 2012
19:45
Leeds Carnegie 19 - 17 London Scottish (BP)
Report
Headingley Stadium
Attendance: 2,306
Referee: Michael Tutty

Round 17[edit]

7 January 2012
14:00
(BP) Rotherham Titans 20 - 21 London Welsh
Report
Clifton Lane
Attendance: 1,362
Referee: Michael Tutty
7 January 2012
14:30
(BP) Doncaster Knights 33 - 12 Bedford Blues
Report
Castle Park
Attendance: 1,201
Referee: Terry Hall
7 January 2012
15:00
London Scottish 21 - 17 Plymouth Albion (BP)
Report
Richmond Athletic Ground
Attendance: 1,189
Referee: Dean Richards
7 January 2012
15:00
(BP) Moseley 32 - 42 Leeds Carnegie (BP)
Report
Billesley
Attendance: 775
Referee: Sean Davey
8 January 2012
14:00
Bristol 27 - 7 Esher
Report
Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 4,608
8 January 2012
14:00
Cornish Pirates 26 - 24 Nottingham (BP)
Report
Mennaye Field
Attendance: 2,026
Referee: Ross Campbell

Round 18[edit]

14 January 2012
13:00
(BP) Rotherham Titans 40 - 31 Moseley (BP)
Report
Clifton Lane
Attendance: 1,236
Referee: Steve Lee
14 January 2012
14:00
London Welsh 23 - 17 Bristol (BP)
Report
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 2,100
Referee: Dean Richards
14 January 2012
15:00
(BP) Bedford Blues 43 - 10 London Scottish
Report
Goldington Road
Attendance: 2,553
Referee: Darren Gamage
14 January 2012
15:00
(2BP) Esher 30 - 36 Cornish Pirates (BP)
Report
Molesey Road
Attendance: 1,216
Referee: Michael Tutty
14 January 2012
15:00
(BP) Plymouth Albion 25 - 20 Leeds Carnegie (BP)
Report
Brickfields
Attendance: 1,732
Referee: Paul Knowles
14 January 2012
Nottingham P – P Doncaster Knights

  • Postponed. Game rescheduled to 15 February 2012.

Round 19[edit]

27 January 2012
19:00
Moseley 9 - 3 Plymouth Albion (BP)
Report
Billesley
Attendance: 879
Referee: Michael Tutty
28 January 2012
15:00
(BP) Doncaster Knights 41 - 24 Esher
Report
Castle Park
Attendance: 1,273
Referee: Steve Lee
29 January 2012
14:00
Cornish Pirates 27 - 6 London Welsh
Report
Mennaye Field
Attendance: 1,802
Referee: JP Doyle
29 January 2012
14:00
London Scottish 6 - 21 Nottingham
Report
Richmond Athletic Ground
Attendance: 1,105
Referee: Matt Carley
29 January 2012
15:00
Leeds Carnegie 21 - 17 Bedford Blues (BP)
Report
Headingley Stadium
Attendance: 2,514
Referee: David Pearson
29 January 2012
15:00
(BP) Bristol 37 - 3 Rotherham Titans
Report
Memorial Ground
Attendance: 4,822
Referee: Darren Gamage

Round 20[edit]

11 February 2012
15:00
(BP) Bedford Blues 29 - 17 Plymouth Albion
Report
Goldington Road
Attendance: 1,407
Referee: Greg MacDonald
11 February 2012
15:00
Esher 24 - 14 London Scottish
Report
Molesey Road
Attendance: 743
Referee: Steve Lee
11 February 2012
London Welsh P - P Doncaster Knights

  • Postponed. Game rescheduled to 22 February 2012.
11 February 2012
Nottingham P - P Leeds Carnegie

  • Postponed. Game rescheduled to 22 February 2012.
12 February 2012
14:00
(BP) Bristol 48 - 13 Moseley
Report
Memorial Ground
Attendance: 4,322
Referee: Ross Campbell
13 February 2012
14:00
(BP) Rotherham Titans 14 - 19 Cornish Pirates
Report
Clifton Lane
Attendance: 465
Referee: Michael Tutty

Round 18 (Rescheduled Game)[edit]

15 February 2012
19:45
(BP) Nottingham 40 - 14 Doncaster Knights
Report
Meadow Lane
Attendance: 837
Referee: Paul Knowles

Round 21[edit]

18 February 2012
12:05
(BP) Doncaster Knights 14 - 15 Rotherham Titans
Report
Castle Park
Attendance: 4,021
Referee: Steve Lee
18 February 2012
15:00
Moseley 15 - 24 Bedford Blues (BP)
Report
Billesley
Attendance: 879
Referee: Llyr Apgeraint
18 February 2012
15:00
(BP) Plymouth Albion 19 - 21 Nottingham
Report
Brickfields
Attendance: 1,496
Referee: Darren Gamage
19 February 2012
14:00
Cornish Pirates 18 - 17 Bristol (BP)
Report
Mennaye Field
Attendance: 3,115
Referee: Dave Ward
19 February 2012
14:00
(BP) London Scottish 22 - 29 London Welsh (BP)
Report
Richmond Athletic Ground
Attendance: 2,103
Referee: Dean Richards
19 February 2012
15:00
(BP) Leeds Carnegie 22 - 24 Esher
Report
Headingley Stadium
Attendance: 1,983
Referee: Grey MacDonald

Round 20 (Rescheduled Games)[edit]

22 February 2012
14:00
(BP) London Welsh 37 - 14 Doncaster Knights
Report
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 365
22 February 2012
15:00
Nottingham 24 - 11 Leeds Carnegie
Report
Meadow Lane
Attendance: 487
Referee: Steve Lee

Round 22[edit]

24 February 2012
19:45
(BP) Bristol 52 - 26 Doncaster Knights
Report
Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 4,631
Referee: Michael Tutty
25 February 2012
13:00
London Welsh 29 - 39 Leeds Carnegie (BP)
Report
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 4,400
Referee: Martin Fox
25 February 2012
14:00
(BP) Bedford Blues 40 - 26 Nottingham (BP)
Report
Goldington Road
Attendance: 2,336
Referee: Steve Lee
25 February 2012
14:00
(BP) Cornish Pirates 32 - 17 Moseley
Report
Mennaye Field
Attendance: 1,844
25 February 2012
14:00
(BP) Esher 41 - 17 Plymouth Albion
Report
Molesey Road
Attendance: 1,066
Referee: Terry Hall
25 February 2012
14:00
Rotherham Titans 0 - 15 London Scottish
Report
Clifton Lane
Attendance: 935
Referee: Ross Campbell

Attendances[edit]

A total of 251,542 people watched the 132 matches stage one matches to give an average of 1,903 per match. The highest attendance was 8,067 on Sunday, 8 January 2012 at the match between Bristol and Bedford Blues which Bristol won 26–6.

Club Home
Games
Total Average Highest Lowest % Capacity
Bedford Blues 11 29,049 2,640 4,396 1,407 44%
Bristol 11 57,394 5,217 8,067 4,023 43%
Cornish Pirates 11 24,729 2,248 3,214 1,802 56%
Doncaster Knights 11 15,314 1,392 4,021 707 45%
Esher 11 10,590 962 1,263 743 32%
Leeds Carnegie 11 25,460 2,314 3,167 1,724 11%
London Scottish 11 14,003 1,273 2,103 740 28%
London Welsh 11 16,740 1,521 4,400 365 26%
Moseley 11 9,085 825 995 682 28%
Nottingham 11 13,930 1,266 2,102 487 6%
Plymouth Albion 11 19,374 1,761 2,850 1,330 21%
Rotherham Titans 11 15,874 1,443 2,467 463 58%

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Stage two Play–offs[edit]

Group A (promotion)[edit]

Pos Team P W D L F A +/– BP PTS Adj
1 Bristol 6 4 2 0 185 83 102 2 25 3
2 London Welsh 6 4 1 1 171 127 44 3 23 2
3 Nottingham 6 2 1 3 152 118 34 2 13 1
4 Doncaster Knights 6 0 0 6 66 246 –180 1 1 0

Round 1[edit]

9 March 2012
19:45
Doncaster Knights 3 - 65 Bristol (BP)
Report
Castle Park
Attendance: 1,113
Referee: Ross Campbell
10 March 2012
12:30
(BP) London Welsh 32 - 21 Nottingham
Report
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 654
Referee: Llyr Apgeraint

Round 2[edit]

18 March 2012
15:00
Bristol 12 - 12 London Welsh
Report
Memorial Ground
Attendance: 4,721
Referee: Dean Richards
18 March 2012
15:00
Nottingham 30 - 3 Doncaster Knights
Report
Meadow Lane
Attendance: 1,079
Referee: Steve Lee

Round 3[edit]

24 March 2012
14:30
London Welsh 34 - 24 Doncaster Knights (BP)
Report
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 1,048
Referee: Matt Carley
25 March 2012
15:00
(BP) Nottingham 19 - 24 Bristol
Report
Meadow Lane
Attendance: 1,511

Round 4[edit]

30 March 2012
19:45
Bristol 19 - 19 Nottingham
Report
Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 7,021
Referee: Llyr Apgeraint
31 March 2012
14:30
Doncaster Knights 19 - 40 London Welsh (BP)
Report
Castle Park
Attendance: 898
Referee: Steve Lee

Round 5[edit]

14 April 2012
13:00
Doncaster Knights 7 - 38 Nottingham (BP)
Report
Castle Park
Attendance: 974
Referee: Ross Campbell
15 April 2012
14:15
(BP) London Welsh 20 - 26 Bristol
Report
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 1,725
Referee: David Rose

Round 6[edit]

21 April 2012
14:00
(BP) Bristol 39 - 10 Doncaster Knights
Report
Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 5,102
Referee: Ian Tempest
21 April 2012
14:00
Nottingham 25 - 33 London Welsh
Report
Meadow Lane
Attendance: 1,471
Referee: Greg MacDonald

Group A Attendances[edit]

Club Home
Games
Total Average Highest Lowest % Capacity
Bristol 3 16,754 5,584 7,021 4,721 46%
London Welsh 3 4,359 1,453 1,725 1,048 25%
Nottingham 3 4,061 1,353 1,511 1,079 7%
Doncaster Knights 3 2,985 995 1,113 898 32%

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Group B (promotion)[edit]

Pos Team P W D L F A +/– BP PTS Adj
1 Bedford Blues 6 4 1 1 155 109 46 3 24 3
2 Cornish Pirates 6 3 1 2 127 133 –6 2 18 2
3 Leeds Carnegie 6 2 2 2 124 127 –3 2 15 1
4 Rotherham Titans 6 1 0 5 88 125 –37 2 6 0

Round 1[edit]

10 March 2012
14:00
Rotherham Titans 19 - 32 Bedford Blues (BP)
Report
Clifton Lane
Attendance: 1,586
Referee: Tim Wigglesworth
10 March 2012
14:30
Cornish Pirates 14 - 14 Leeds Carnegie
Report
Mennaye Field
Attendance: 1,953
Referee: Paul Knowles

Round 2[edit]

16 March 2012
19:45
Bedford Blues 26 - 25 Cornish Pirates (BP)
Report
Goldington Road
Attendance: 3,377
Referee: Michael Tutty
18 March 2012
12:15
Leeds Carnegie 3 - 20 Rotherham Titans
Report
Headingley Stadium
Attendance: 1,057
Referee: Llyr Apgeraint

Round 3[edit]

25 March 2012
15:00
Cornish Pirates 25 - 17 Rotherham Titans
Report
Mennaye Field
Attendance: 1,923
Referee: Darren Gamage
25 March 2012
15:00
Leeds Carnegie 24 - 24 Bedford Blues
Report
Headingley Stadium
Attendance: 1,782
Referee: David Pearson

Round 4[edit]

31 March 2012
14:00
(BP) Rotherham Titans 14 - 17 Cornish Pirates
Report
Clifton Lane
Attendance: 1,222
Referee: Tim Wigglesworth
31 March 2012
15:00
Bedford Blues 26 - 20 Leeds Carnegie (BP)
Report
Goldington Road
Attendance: 2,977
Referee: Matthew Carley

Round 5[edit]

14 April 2012
14:00
(BP) Rotherham Titans 18 - 21 Leeds Carnegie
Report
Clifton Lane
Attendance: 1,062
Referee: Steve Lee
15 April 2012
14:00
Cornish Pirates 21 - 20 Bedford Blues (BP)
Report
Mennaye Field
Attendance: 2,139
Referee: Luke Pearce

Round 6[edit]

21 April 2012
14:00
(BP) Bedford Blues 27 - 0 Rotherham Titans
Report
Goldington Road
Attendance: 2,942
Referee: Darren Gamage
21 April 2012
14:00
(BP) Leeds Carnegie 42 - 25 Cornish Pirates
Report
Headingley Stadium
Attendance: 1,588
Referee: Ross Campbell

Group B Attendances[edit]

Club Home
Games
Total Average Highest Lowest % Capacity
Bedford Blues 3 9,296 3,098 3,377 2,942 52%
Cornish Pirates 3 6,015 2,005 2,319 1,923 50%
Leeds Carnegie 3 4,427 1,475 1,782 1,057 7%
Rotherham Titans 3 3,870 1,290 1,586 1,062 52%

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Group C (relegation)[edit]

Pos Team P W D L F A +/– BP PTS Adj
1 Moseley 6 4 0 2 147 142 5 3 25 6
2 Plymouth Albion 6 4 0 2 152 115 37 2 24 6
3 London Scottish 6 2 0 4 102 139 –37 4 18 6
4 Esher (R) 6 2 0 4 128 133 –5 4 16 4

Round 1[edit]

9 March 2012
19:30
Moseley 25 - 17 Plymouth Albion
Report
Billesley
Attendance: 783
Referee: Matt Carley
10 March 2012
15:00
(BP) Esher 16 - 20 London Scottish
Report
Molesey Road
Attendance: 1,267
Referee: Wayne Barnes

Round 2[edit]

16 March 2012
19:45
Plymouth Albion 18 - 11 Esher (BP)
Report
Brickfields
Attendance: 1,433
18 March 2012
14:00
London Scottish 23 - 20 Moseley (BP)
Report
Richmond Athletic Ground
Attendance: 915
Referee: Paul Knowles

Round 3[edit]

23 March 2012
19:45
(BP) Plymouth Albion 35 - 7 London Scottish
Report
Brickfields
Attendance: 1,564
24 March 2012
14:00
Moseley 27 - 15 Esher
Report
Billesley
Attendance: 1,117
Referee: Ross Campbell

Round 4[edit]

31 March 2012
15:00
Esher 13 - 25 Moseley
Report
Molesey Road
Attendance: 1,418
Referee: Darren Gamage
1 April 2012
13:00
(BP) London Scottish 6 - 11 Plymouth Albion
Report
Richmond Athletic Ground
Attendance: 1,122
Referee: Ian Tempest

Round 5[edit]

14 April 2012
14:00
(BP) Esher 42 - 17 Plymouth Albion
Report
Molesey Road
Attendance: 1,121
Referee: Matt Carley
14 April 2012
14:00
(BP) Moseley 26 - 20 London Scottish (BP)
Report
Billesley
Attendance: 1,349
Referee: Darren Gamage

Round 6[edit]

21 April 2012
14:00
(2BP) London Scottish 26 - 31 Esher (BP)
Report
Richmond Athletic Ground
Attendance: 2,027
Referee: Luke Pearce
21 April 2012
14:00
(BP) Plymouth Albion 54 - 24 Moseley (BP)
Report
Brickfields
Attendance: 1,728
Referee: John Meredith

Group C Attendances[edit]

Club Home
Games
Total Average Highest Lowest % Capacity
Plymouth Albion 3 4,725 1,575 1,728 1,433 19%
London Scottish 3 3,964 1,321 2,027 815 29%
Esher 3 3,806 1,268 1,418 1,121 42%
Moseley 3 3,249 1,083 1,349 783 36%

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  • (Adj) Refers to adjustment for the number of points awarded before the start of the play-offs.

Stage three[edit]

Going into the final stage, only one of the four semi–finalists Bristol, reportedly met the RFU's standards for promotion to the Premiership. According to some reports, London Welsh were also pursuing promotion, and announced on 14 May they would attempt a legal challenge to the Premiership's entry criteria if they won the play–offs. The Cornish Pirates could not meet the criteria due to deficiencies at their home ground at the Mennaye Field.[15]

Semi–finals[edit]

4 May 2012
19:45
Bedford Blues England 3 – 13 England London Welsh
Pen: Pritchard 63' (1)
Report Try: Tonga'uiha 22'c
Con: Davies (1/1)
Pen: Davies 27', 40' (2)
Goldington Road, Bedford
Attendance: 4,075
Referee: Sean Davey (England)
FB 15 Canada James Pritchard (c)
RW 14 England Ollie Dodge
OC 13 Ireland Brendan Burke
IC 12 England Henry Staff
LW 11 England Josh Bassett
FH 10 England Jake Sharp
SH 9 England Luke Baldwin
N8 8 England Donald Barrell
OF 7 England Darren Fox
BF 6 England Alex Rae
RL 5 England Mike Howard
LL 4 Samoa Paul Tupai
TP 3 England Ben Cooper
HK 2 England Chris Locke
LP 1 England Ricky Reeves
Replacements:
HK 16 Scotland Neil Cochrane
PR 17 England Sam Walsh
PR 18 England Phil Boulton
N8 19 England Jon Fisher
FL 20 England Sacha Harding
SH 21 South Africa Darryl Veenendaal
FH 22 England Jamie Lennard
Coach: Wales Mike Rayer
FB 15 England Alex Davies
RW 14 Nigeria Joe Ajuwa
OC 13 Wales James Lewis
IC 12 Tonga Hudson Tonga'uiha
LW 11 England Nick Scott
FH 10 Scotland Gordon Ross
SH 9 Wales Jack Moates
N8 8 England Ed Jackson
OF 7 England Mike Denbee
BF 6 Wales Jonathan Mills (c)
RL 5 England Matt Corker
LL 4 Wales Adam Brown
TP 3 England James Tideswell
HK 2 Wales Dan George
LP 1 England Billy Moss
Replacements:
HK 16 Tonga Viliami Ma'asi
PR 17 United States Shawn Pittman
PR 18 England Greg Bateman
LK 19 England Gary Johnson
FL 20 England Lee Beach
SH 21 Wales Robert Lewis
CE 22 England Seb Jewell
Coach: Wales Lyn Jones

Touch judges:
England Barry Dalby
England Martin Buck


7 May 2012
12:05
Cornish Pirates England 45 – 24 England Bristol
Try: Cook 48'c, Rimmer 58'c, 76'm,
Doherty 66'c, Pointer 72'c
Con: Cook (4/5)
Pen: Cook 15', 22', 26', 52' (4)
Report Try: Merriman 6'c, Helu 10'c, 55'c
Con: Jones (3/3)
Pen: Jones 20' (1)
Mennaye Field, Penzance
Attendance: 2,983
Referee: JP Doyle (England)
FB 15 England Rob Cook
RW 14 England Grant Pointer
OC 13 United States Andrew Suniula
IC 12 England Sam Hill
LW 11 England David Doherty
FH 10 Wales Ceiron Thomas
SH 9 Wales Gavin Cattle (c)
N8 8 England Ben Maidment
OF 7 England Phil Burgess
BF 6 England Chris Morgan
RL 5 Scotland Ian Nimmo
LL 4 New Zealand Laurie McGlone
TP 3 England Alan Paver
HK 2 England Dave Ward
LP 1 England Carl Rimmer
Replacements:
PR 16 England Ryan Storer
HK 17 Germany Rob Elloway
PR 18 South Africa Rudi Brits
FL 19 Zimbabwe Dave Ewers
N8 20 England Kyle Marriott
SH 21 England Tom Kessell
WG 22 Canada Matt Evans
Coach: Wales Ian Davies
FB 15 England Jon Goodridge
RW 14 Ireland Jack Tovey
OC 13 Samoa Fautua Otto
IC 12 England Luke Eves
LW 11 Tonga William Helu
FH 10 Wales Matthew Jones
SH 9 New Zealand Ruki Tipuna
N8 8 Australia Dan Montagu
OF 7 Wales James Merriman
BF 6 England Iain Grieve (c)
RL 5 England Roy Winters
LL 4 England Glen Townson
TP 3 England Jason Hobson
HK 2 Ireland Jason Harris-Wright
LP 1 England Mark Irish
Replacements:
HK 16 England Tom Channon
PR 17 England Mark Lilley
PR 18 England Wayne Thompson
LK 19 England Ben Glynn
FL 20 Australia Henry Vanderglas
FH 21 England Tom Slater
FB 22 New Zealand Matty James
Coach: Zimbabwe Liam Middleton

Man of the Match:
Wales Gavin Cattle

Touch judges:
England James Minards
England Richard Parker-Sedgemore
Television Match Official:
England Geoff Warren


13 May 2012
12:45
Bristol England 29 – 18 England Cornish Pirates
Try: Goodridge 6'c, 53'c, Watkins 70'm, Helu 77'c
Con: Roberts (2/3), James (1/1)
Pen: Roberts 41' (1)
Report Try: Cook 27'c, Burgess 65'm
Con: Cook (1/1), Thomas (0/1)
Pen: Cook 4', 79' (2)
Memorial Stadium, Bristol
Attendance: 7,356
Referee: Sean Davey (England)
FB 15 England Jon Goodridge
RW 14 Tonga William Helu
OC 13 Samoa Fautua Otto
IC 12 England Luke Eves
LW 11 Scotland George Watkins
FH 10 England Tristan Roberts
SH 9 New Zealand Ruki Tipuna
N8 8 England Iain Grieve (c)
OF 7 Wales James Merriman
BF 6 England Josh Ovens
RL 5 England Roy Winters
LL 4 Argentina Mariano Sambucetti
TP 3 England Jason Hobson
HK 2 Ireland Jason Harris-Wright
LP 1 England Mark Irish
Replacements:
HK 16 Wales Ross Johnstone
PR 17 England Mark Lilley
PR 18 England Wayne Thompson
LK 19 England Ben Glynn
FL 20 Australia Henry Vanderglas
SH 21 England Tom Slater
FH 22 New Zealand Matty James
Coach: Zimbabwe Liam Middleton
FB 15 England Rob Cook
RW 14 England Grant Pointer
OC 13 United States Andrew Suniula
IC 12 England Sam Hill
LW 11 England David Doherty
FH 10 Wales Ceiron Thomas
SH 9 Wales Gavin Cattle (c)
N8 8 England Kyle Marriott
OF 7 England Phil Burgess
BF 6 England Chris Morgan
RL 5 Scotland Ian Nimmo
LL 4 New Zealand Laurie McGlone
TP 3 England Alan Paver
HK 2 England Dave Ward
LP 1 England Carl Rimmer
Replacements:
PR 16 England Ryan Storer
HK 17 Germany Rob Elloway
PR 18 South Africa Rudi Brits
LK 19 England Matt Smith
FL 20 Zimbabwe Dave Ewers
WG 21 Canada Matt Evans
SH 22 England Tom Kessell
Coach: Wales Ian Davies


Man of the Match:
England Phil Burgess
Touch judges:
England Roger Baileff
England Chris Sharp
Television Match Official:
England Steve Savage

  • Cornish Pirates progressed to the Championship final, winning on aggregate 63-53.



13 May 2012
15:00
London Welsh England 17 – 24 England Bedford Blues
Try: Scott 48'm
Con: Davies (0/1)
Pen: Davies 3', 19', 24', 54' (4)
Try: Dodge 40'c, Barrell 73'c, Cochrane 80'c
Con: Pritchard (3/3)
Pen: Pritchard 42' (1)
Old Deer Park, London
Attendance: 3010
Referee: Llyr Apgeraint-Roberts (England)
FB 15 England Alex Davies
RW 14 Nigeria Joe Ajuwa
OC 13 Wales James Lewis
IC 12 Tonga Hudson Tonga'uiha
LW 11 England Nick Scott
FH 10 Scotland Gordon Ross
SH 9 Wales Robert Lewis
N8 8 England Ed Jackson
OF 7 England Mike Denbee
BF 6 Wales Jonathan Mills (c)
RL 5 England Matt Corker
LL 4 Wales Adam Brown
TP 3 England James Tideswell
HK 2 Wales Dan George
LP 1 England Max Lahiff
Replacements:
PR 16 England Billy Moss
PR 17 England Greg Bateman
LK 18 England Gary Johnson
FL 19 England Lee Beach
SH 20 Wales Jack Moates
FH 21 England Seb Jewell
WG 22 England Ashley Smith
Coach: Wales Lyn Jones
FB 15 Canada James Pritchard (c)
RW 14 England Ollie Dodge
OC 13 Ireland Brendan Burke
IC 12 England Henry Staff
LW 11 England Josh Bassett
FH 10 England Jamie Lennard
SH 9 England Luke Baldwin
N8 8 England Jon Fisher
OF 7 England Sacha Harding
BF 6 England Gregor Gillanders
RL 5 England Mike Howard
LL 4 Samoa Paul Tupai
TP 3 England Phil Boulton
HK 2 Scotland Neil Cochrane
LP 1 England Ricky Reeves
Replacements:
HK 16 England Chris Locke
PR 17 England Sam Walsh
LK 18 England Alex Rae
N8 19 England Donald Barrell
FL 20 England Darren Fox
SH 21 South Africa Darryl Veenendaal
CE 22 England Ian Vass
Coach: Wales Mike Rayer

Touch judges:
England Darryl Chapman
England Steve Leyshon

  • London Welsh progressed to the Championship final, winning on aggregate 30-27.

Final[edit]

23 May 2012
19:45
Cornish Pirates England 21 – 37 England London Welsh
Mennaye Field, Penzance
Attendance: 3,205
Referee: Greg Garner (England)
FB 15 England Rob Cook
RW 14 England Grant Pointer
OC 13 United States Andrew Suniula
IC 12 England Sam Hill
LW 11 England David Doherty
FH 10 Wales Ceiron Thomas
SH 9 Wales Gavin Cattle (c)
N8 8 England Kyle Marriott
OF 7 England Phil Burgess
BF 6 Zimbabwe Dave Ewers
RL 5 Scotland Ian Nimmo
LL 4 New Zealand Laurie McGlone
TP 3 England Alan Paver
HK 2 England Dave Ward
LP 1 England Carl Rimmer
Replacements:
PR 16 England Ryan Storer
HK 17 Germany Rob Elloway
PR 18 South Africa Rudi Brits
LK 19 England Matt Smith
N8 20 England Ben Maidment
SH 21 England Tom Kessell
WG 22 Canada Matt Evans
Coach: Wales Ian Davies
FB 15 England Alex Davies
RW 14 Nigeria Joe Ajuwa
OC 13 Wales James Lewis
IC 12 Tonga Hudson Tonga'uiha
LW 11 England Nick Scott
FH 10 Scotland Gordon Ross
SH 9 Wales Jack Moates
N8 8 England Ed Jackson
OF 7 England Mike Denbee
BF 6 Wales Jonathan Mills (c)
RL 5 England Matt Corker
LL 4 Wales Adam Brown
TP 3 England James Tideswell
HK 2 Wales Dan George
LP 1 England Billy Moss
Replacements:
HK 16 Tonga Viliami Ma'asi
PR 17 United States Shawn Pittman
PR 18 England Greg Bateman
LK 19 England Gary Johnson
FL 20 England Lee Beach
SH 21 Wales Robert Lewis
FH 22 England Seb Jewell
Coach: Wales Lyn Jones

Touch judges:
England Luke Pearce
England Chris Sharp
Television Match Official:
England TBC


30 May 2012
19:45
London Welsh England 29 – 20 England Cornish Pirates
Kassam Stadium, Oxford
Attendance: 3,456
  • London Welsh win 66–41 on aggregate.

Total season attendances[edit]

  • Includes playoff games.
Club Home
Games
Total Average Highest Lowest % Capacity
Bedford Blues 15 42,420 2,828 4,396 1,407 47%
Bristol 15 81,504 5,434 8,067 4,023 45%
Cornish Pirates 16 36,932 2,308 3,214 1,802 58%
Doncaster Knights 14 18,299 1,307 4,021 707 40%
Esher 14 14,396 1,028 1,418 743 34%
Leeds Carnegie 14 29,887 2,135 3,167 1,057 11%
London Scottish 14 17,967 1,283 2,103 740 29%
London Welsh 16 27,565 1,723 4,400 365 26%
Moseley 14 12,334 881 1,349 682 29%
Nottingham 14 17,991 1,285 2,102 487 7%
Plymouth Albion 14 24,099 1,721 2,850 1,330 20%
Rotherham Titans 14 19,744 1,410 2,467 463 56%

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Individual statistics[edit]

  • Note that if players are tied on tries or points the player with the lowest number of appearances will come first. Player stats include playoff games as well as regular season games. Also note that points scorers includes tries as well as conversions, penalties and drop goals. Statistics come from Stages 1, 2 and 3 of the Championship season.

RFU Dream Team XV[edit]

The RFU Dream Team is picked by the coaches of the twelve championship teams with Robin Copeland (Rotherham Titans) voted in by seven of the twelve teams. The Cornish Pirates and Bristol both have four players in the team, whilst Gavin Cattle and Dave Ward (both Cornish Pirates) are in the team for the third season in a row. Mark Irish, James Merriman (both Bristol), Juan Pablo Socino (Nottingham) and Rob Cook (Cornish Pirates) are in the team for a second season.[22]

  • 15 Rob Cook (Cornish Pirates)
  • 14 Jack Tovey (Bristol)
  • 13 Ian Thornley (Leeds Carnegie)
  • 12 Juan Pablo Socino (Nottingham)
  • 11 Josh Bassett (Bedford Blues)
  • 10 Garry Law (Rotherham Titans)
  •  9 Gavin Cattle (Cornish Pirates)
  •  1 Mike Irish (Bristol)
  •  2 Dave Ward (Cornish Pirates)
  •  3 Aaron Liffchak (London Scottish)
  •  4 Roy Winters (Bristol)
  •  5 Ian Nimmo (Cornish Pirates)
  •  6 Robin Copeland (Rotherham Titans)
  •  7 James Merriman (Bristol)
  •  8 Semisi Taulava (Rotherham Titans)

Season records[edit]

See also[edit]

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