Eastern Counties 2

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Eastern Counties 2
Current season or competition:
2014–15 Eastern Counties 2
England Rugby text logo.svg
Sport Rugby union
Number of teams 28 (across 3 regional divisions)
Country  England
Holders Fakenham (North - 1st title)
Mersea Island (South - 1st title)
Cottenham Renegades (West - 1st title) (2016–17)
(promoted to Eastern Counties 1)
Most titles Wanstead, Ipswich Y.M., Thetford (2 titles)
Website ecrurugby.com

Eastern Counties 2 is an English level 10 Rugby Union League - currently divided into 3 regional divisions (north, south, west). Promoted teams move up to Eastern Counties 1 with teams in this league tending to be from Cambridgeshire, Norfolk or Suffolk. Currently a three divisions, Eastern Counties 2 has previously been divided into North and South divisions with teams from Essex taking part, and had relegation to East Counties 3. In 2003-04 the Essex teams broke away, forming a new league - with Essex 2 being the equivalent division to Eastern Counties 2. In 2014-15 Eastern Counties 2 split into three regional divisions - north, south and west[1] to allow for more 2nd and 3rd teams to take part. Due to the reorganization of the divisions relegation is now possible to relevant regional divisions in Eastern Counties 3.

Participating Clubs 2013-14[edit]

  • Fakenham
  • Felixstowe
  • Hadleigh (relegated from Eastern Counties 1)
  • Haverhill & District
  • Mildenhall Red Lodge
  • Mistley
  • Norwich Medics
  • Norwich Union
  • Thetford
  • Thurston (relegated from Eastern Counties 1)

Participating Clubs 2012–13[edit]

  • Broadland – Great Yarmouth
  • Felixstowe
  • Haverhill & District
  • Mildenhall Red Lodge
  • Mistley
  • Norwich Medics
  • Norwich Union
  • Sawston
  • Swaffham
  • Thetford

Eastern Counties 2 Honours[edit]

Eastern Counties 2 Honours
Season No of Teams Champions Runners–up Relegated Teams League Name
1998-99[2] 9 Billericay Old Cooperians Southwold, Old Palmerians Eastern Counties 2
1999-00[3] 9 Wanstead Mersea Island Harwich & Dovercourt Eastern Counties 2[n 1]
2000-01[4] 10 Beccles Ipswich Y.M. Brightlingsea, Norwich Union, Southwold East Counties 2 North
2000-01[5] 9 Stanford Le Hope Epping Upper Clapton Old Cooperians East Counties 2 South
2001-02[6] 10 Colchester Stowmarket Harwich & Dovercourt East Counties 2 North
2001-02[7] 10 Wanstead East London May & Baker, Millwall East Counties 2 South
2002-03[8] 10 Ipswich Y.M. Southwold, Thurston, Cantabrigian (all promoted) No relegation East Counties 2 North[n 2]
2002-03[9] 10 Westcliff[n 3] East London[n 4] No relegation East Counties 2 South[n 5]
2003-04[10] 8 Crusaders Wisbech No relegation Eastern Counties 2
2004-05[11] 9 Newmarket Fakenham No relegation Eastern Counties 2
2005-06[12] 11 Woodbridge Dereham No relegation Eastern Counties 2
2006-07[13] 11 Cantabrigian Ely No relegation Eastern Counties 2
2007-08[14] 11 Thetford Newmarket No relegation Eastern Counties 2
2008-09[15] 10 Southwold Ely No relegation Eastern Counties 2
2009-10[16] 10 Harwich & Dovercourt Haverhill & District No relegation Eastern Counties 2
2010-11[17] 10 Ipswich Y.M. Broadland - Great Yarmouth No relegation Greene King IPA Eastern Counties 2
2011-12[18] 9 Hadleigh Thurston No relegation Greene King IPA Eastern Counties 2
2012-13[19] 9 Swaffham Broadland - Great Yarmouth No relegation Greene King IPA Eastern Counties 2
2013-14[20] 10 Thetford Thurston No relegation Greene King IPA Eastern Counties 2
2014-15[21] 10 Diss II Broadland-Great Yarmouth Watton Greene King IPA Eastern Counties 2 North
2014-15[21] 10 Colchester II Harwich & Dovercourt Brightlingsea Greene King IPA Eastern Counties 2 South
2014-15[22] 10 Cantabrigian II Bury St Edmunds III Sawston Greene King IPA Eastern Counties 2 West
2015-16[23] 10 Broadland - Great Yarmouth Norwich Medics Beccles II Greene King IPA Eastern Counties 2 North
2015-16[24] 10 Colchester III Harwich & Dovercourt Aldeburgh & Thorpeness Greene King IPA Eastern Counties 2 South
2015-16[25] 10 Bury St Edmunds III Cantabrigian II March Bears Greene King IPA Eastern Counties 2 West
2016-17[26] 10 Fakenham Diss II Dereham Greene King IPA Eastern Counties 2 North
2016-17[27] 9 Mersea Island Ipswich II Felixstowe Greene King IPA Eastern Counties 2 South
2016-17[28] 9 Cottenham Renegades Shelford III Ely II Greene King IPA Eastern Counties 2 West
2017-18 10
2017-18 9
2017-18 9
Green backgrounds are promotion places.
  1. ^ The league would split into two regional leagues - East Counties 2 North and South - for the following season.
  2. ^ This was the last season for East Counties 2 North due to restructuring of the Eastern Counties league as a new Essex league was introduced. Teams from East Counties 2 North would stay in the league and would move into either Eastern Counties 1 or Eastern Counties 2 for the next season depending on league position.
  3. ^ Westcliff transferred to Essex 1 for next season.
  4. ^ East London transferred to Essex 1 for next season.
  5. ^ This was the last season for East Counties 2 South due to re-structuring of the Eastern Counties league. A new Essex league would be introduced for the next season with teams from East Counties 2 south joining either Essex 1 or Essex 2 for the next year depending on league position.

Promotion play-offs[edit]

From 2000 to 2002 there was a playoff between the runners-up of Eastern Counties 2 North and Eastern Counties 2 South for the third and final promotion place to Eastern Counties 1 with the team with the superior league record has home advantage in the tie. The promotion playoffs were discontinued when a single Eastern Counties 2 division was created for the 2002-03 season.

Eastern Counties 2 North v Eastern Counties 2 North promotion play-off results
Season Home team Score Away team Venue Attendance
2000-01[29] Epping Upper Clapton (S) 21-15 Ipswich Y.M. (N) Upland Road, Thornwood, Essex
2001-02[30] Stowmarket (N) 21-12 East London (S) Chilton Fields, Stowmarket, Suffolk
Green background is the promoted team. N = Eastern Counties 2 North and S = Eastern Counties 2 South

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  23. ^ "London & SE Division - 2015-16 Eastern Counties Greene King Division Two North". Pitchero. Eastern Counties Rugby Union. Retrieved 25 April 2016. 
  24. ^ "London & SE Division - 2015-16 Eastern Counties Greene King Division Two South". Pitchero. Eastern Counties Rugby Union. Retrieved 25 April 2016. 
  25. ^ "London & SE Division - 2015-16 Eastern Counties Greene King Division Two West". Pitchero. Eastern Counties Rugby Union. Retrieved 25 April 2016. 
  26. ^ "London & SE Division - 2016-17 Eastern Counties Greene King Division Two North". Pitchero. Eastern Counties Rugby Union. Retrieved 22 April 2017. 
  27. ^ "London & SE Division - 2016-17 Eastern Counties Greene King Division Two South". Pitchero. Eastern Counties Rugby Union. Retrieved 22 April 2017. 
  28. ^ "London & SE Division - 2016-17 Eastern Counties Greene King Division Two West". Pitchero. Eastern Counties Rugby Union. Retrieved 22 April 2017. 
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