Dorset & Wilts 2 South

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Dorset & Wilts 2 South
Current season or competition::
2017–18 Dorset & Wilts 2 South
England Rugby text logo.svg
Sport Rugby union
Instituted 2004; 13 years ago (2004) (previously known as Dorset & Wilts 2)
Number of teams 12
Country  England
Holders New Milton (1st title) (2016–17)
(promoted to Dorset & Wilts 1 South)
Most titles Oakmeadians II, East Dorset (2 titles)
Website englandrugby.com

Dorset & Wilts 2 South is an English Rugby Union league, forming part of the South West Division, for clubs primarily based in Dorset, sitting at tier 9 of the English rugby union system. Promoted teams tend to move up to Dorset & Wilts 1 South while relegated teams tend to drop to Dorset & Wilts 3 South.

2017-18[edit]

2016-17[edit]

Participating Clubs[edit]

2015–16[edit]

The 2015–16 Dorset & Wilts 2 South consists of twelve teams; seven of which are based in Dorset, three from Hampshire and one each from Somerset and Wiltshire. The season starts on 12 September 2015 and is due to end on 23 April 2016.

Participating teams and location[edit]

Eight of the twelve teams participated in last season's competition. The 2014-15 champions, East Dorset were promoted to Dorset & Wilts 1 South along with Salisbury II (2nd) and Swanage & Wareham II (3rd), while North Dorset III and Wimborne III were relegated to Dorset & Wilts 3 South.

Team Ground Capacity Town/Village Previous season
Bournemouth III Chapel Gate Bournemouth, Dorset 7th
Bridport Brewery Fields Bridport, Dorset 5th
Dorchester II Coburg Road Dorchester, Dorset 8th
Ellingham & Ringwood II Parsonage Barn Lane Ringwood, Hampshire 9th
Fordingbridge II The Recreation Ground Fordingbridge, Hampshire Promoted from Dorset & Wilts 3 South (3rd)
Newton Milton II Normans Way Ashley, New Milton, Hampshire 10th
North Dorset III Slaughtergate 1,000 Gillingham, Dorset 12th (not relegated)
Poole Recreation Ground Hamworthy, Poole, Dorset Promoted from Dorset & Wilts 3 South (runners up)
Puddletown Enterprise Park Piddlehinton, Dorset 6th
Weymouth & Portland Monmouth Avenue Weymouth, Dorset 4th
Wheatsheaf Cabin Crew Netherhampton Road Netherhampton, Salisbury, Wiltshire Promoted from Dorset & Wilts 3 South (champions)
Yeovil Yeovil Showground Yeovil, Somerset Relegated from Dorset & Wilts 1 South (11th)

Participating Clubs 2012-13[edit]

Dorset & Wilts 2 South Honours[edit]

Dorset & Wilts 2 South Honours
Season No of Teams Champions Runners–up Relegated Teams League Name
1998-99[1] 9 Minety Bridport Hungerford, Puddletown, Marlborough Berks/Dorset/Wilts 2
1999-00[2] 8 Thatcham Oakmeadians Lytchett Minster, Aldermaston Berks/Dorset/Wilts 2
2000-01[3] 8 Blandford Martock No relegation Dorset & Wilts 2 South[n 1]
2001-02[4] 6 Sherborne Weymouth & Portland No relegation Dorset & Wilts 2 South
2002-03[5] 6 North Dorset Bridport No relegation Dorset & Wilts 2 South
2003-04[6] 9 Bridport Martock No relegation Dorset & Wilts 2 South
2004-05[7] 11 Wincanton Salisbury III Weymouth & Portland II, North Dorset III, Dorchester III, Blandford II[n 2] Dorset & Wilts 2 South
2005-06[8] 10 Salisbury III[n 3] Swanage & Wareham III Bridport II, Oakmeadians Vets, Poole Dorset & Wilts 2 South
2006-07[9] 10 Bournemouth III[n 4] North Dorset III Wincanton, Sherborne II, Wheatsheaf Cabin Crew Dorset & Wilts 2 South
2007-08[10] 9 Sherborne II Wimborne III Chard II Dorset & Wilts 2 South
2008-09[11] 10 Oakmeadians II Bridport II Wimborne III Dorset & Wilts 2 South
2009-10[12] 11 Bournemouth III Sherborne II Lytchett Minster II Dorset & Wilts 2 South
2010-11[13] 12 Salisbury II Ellingham & Ringwood II Bridport II, Dorchester II, South Wilts, Swanage & Wareham III[n 5] Dorset & Wilts 2 South
2011-12[14] 10 Oakmeadians II Wimborne II Wincanton, Wheatsheaf Cabin Crew Dorset & Wilts 2 South
2012-13[15] 10 East Dorset Frome II Fordingbridge II Dorset & Wilts 2 South
2013-14[16] 11 Dorset Dockers Lytchett Minster Frome III[n 6] , Oakmeadians II, Poole Dorset & Wilts 2 South
2014-15[17] 12 East Dorset Salisbury II North Dorset III, Wimborne III Dorset & Wilts 2 South
2015-16[18] 12 Yeovil Weymouth & Portland Fordingbridge II, Poole Dorset & Wilts 2 South
2016-17[19] 10 New Milton II Salisbury III (not promoted)[n 7] Lytchett Minster II, Dorchester II Dorset & Wilts 2 South
2017-18 10
Green backgrounds are promotion places.
  1. ^ This season the league would be divided into two regional divisions - Dorset & Wilts 2 North and South - while Berkshire based clubs would join the Buckinghamshire & Oxon league.
  2. ^ A lot of teams were relegated due to the creation of a new division (Dorset & Wilts 3 North & South) for the following season.
  3. ^ Not promoted as Salisbury 2nd team in division above.
  4. ^ Not promoted as Bournemouth 2nd team in division above.
  5. ^ A lot of teams were relegated due to the creation of a new Dorset & Wilts 4 division for the following season.
  6. ^ After finishing the season bottom of the league - Frome III chose to drop to Tribute Somerset 3 South instead of Dorset & Wilts 3 South.
  7. ^ Salisbury III finished as runners up but were not promoted as Salisbury II were in the division above. 3rd place Bridport were promoted instead.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1998-99 South-West Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 2 May 2017. 
  2. ^ "1999-00 South-West Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 2 May 2017. 
  3. ^ "2000-01 South-West Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 2 May 2017. 
  4. ^ "2001-02 South-West Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 2 May 2017. 
  5. ^ "2002-03 South-West Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 2 May 2017. 
  6. ^ "2003-04 South-West Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 2 May 2017. 
  7. ^ "2004-05 South-West Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 2 May 2017. 
  8. ^ "2005-06 South-West Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 2 May 2017. 
  9. ^ "2006-07 South-West Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 2 May 2017. 
  10. ^ "2007-08 South-West Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 2 May 2017. 
  11. ^ "2008-09 South-West Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 2 May 2017. 
  12. ^ "2009-10 South-West Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 2 May 2017. 
  13. ^ "2010-11 South-West Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 2 May 2017. 
  14. ^ "2011-12 South-West Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 2 May 2017. 
  15. ^ "2012-13 South-West Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 2 May 2017. 
  16. ^ "2013-14 South-West Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 2 May 2017. 
  17. ^ "2014-15 South-West Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 2 May 2017. 
  18. ^ "2015-16 South-West Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 2 May 2017. 
  19. ^ "2016-17 South-West Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 2 May 2017.