Midlands 2 West (North)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Midlands 2 West (North)
Current season or competition::
2016–17 Midlands 2 West (North)
England Rugby text logo.svg
Sport Rugby union
Number of teams 12
Country  England
Holders Stourbridge Lions (1st title) (2016–17)
(promoted to Midlands 1 West)
Most titles Moseley Oak, Camp Hill, Lichfield (2 titles)
Website England RFU

Midlands 2 West (North) is a level 7 English Rugby Union league and level 2 of the Midlands League, made up of clubs from the northern part of the West Midlands region including Shropshire, Staffordshire, parts of Birmingham and the West Midlands and occasionally Cheshire, with home and away matches played throughout the season.

The division was formed for the 2000-01 when the old Midlands 3 West was split into two regional divisions called Midlands 3 West (North) and Midlands 3 West (South) and gained its current title for the 2009-10 season due to further restructuring to the Midlands League. Promoted teams tend to move up to Midlands 1 West with the league champions going up automatically and the runners up having to play a playoff against the runners up from Midlands 2 West (South) for their place. Demoted teams typically drop to Midlands 3 West (North).

Teams 2016-17[edit]

Teams 2015-16[edit]

Teams 2014-15[edit]

Teams 2013-14[edit]

Teams 2012–13[edit]

Teams 2011–12[edit]

Teams 2010-11[edit]

Midlands 2 West (North) Honours[edit]

Midlands 2 West (North) Honours
Season No of Teams Champions Runners–up Relegated Teams League Name
1998-99[1] 17 Malvern Selly Oak Ludlow, Willenhall, Leek Midlands 3 West[a 1]
1999-00[2] 17 Selly Oak Shrewsbury No relegation[a 2] Midlands 3 West
2000-01[3] 10 Shrewsbury Stafford Newcastle (Staffs) Midlands 3 West (North)
2001-02[4] 10 Lordswood Dixonians Aston Old Edwardians Leek, Old Halesonians, Selly Oak Midlands 3 West (North)
2002-03[5] 10 Aston Old Edwardians Stoke on Trent Newport (Salop) Midlands 3 West (North)
2003-04[6] 12 Burton Sutton Coldfield Lordswood Dixonians, Burntwood Midlands 3 West (North)
2004-05[7] 12 Camp Hill Newport (Salop) Willenhall, Old Saltleians Midlands 3 West (North)
2005-06[8] 12 Lichfield Bridgnorth Telford Hornets, Newcastle (Staffs) Midlands 3 West (North)
2006-07[9] 12 Sandbach Sutton Coldfield Burntwood, Old Yardleians Midlands 3 West (North)
2007-08[10] 12 Camp Hill Stoke on Trent Shrewsbury, Leek Midlands 3 West (North)
2008-09[11] 12 Old Halesonians Bournville[a 3] Wednesbury, Stourbridge Lions Midlands 3 West (North)[a 4]
2009-10[12] 12 Lichfield Old Saltleians Wolverhampton, Ashbourne Midlands 2 West (North)
2010-11[13] 12 Ludlow Old Saltleians Willenhall, Stourbridge Lions Midlands 2 West (North)
2011-12[14] 12 Stoke on Trent Old Saltleians Shrewsbury, Burntwood, Lordswood Dixonians Midlands 2 West (North)
2012-13[15] 11 Silhillians Selly Oak Veseyans Midlands 2 West (North)
2013-14[16] 12 Leek Crewe and Nantwich Aston Old Edwardians, Willenhall Midlands 2 West (North)
2014-15[17] 12 Bridgnorth Old Saltleians Tamworth, Ludlow Midlands 2 West (North)
2015-16[18] 12 Moseley Oak Wolverhampton Harborne, Handsworth Midlands 2 West (North)
2016-17[19] 12 Stourbridge Lions Camp Hill Shrewsbury, Stafford Midlands 2 West (North)
2017-18 12
Green backgrounds are promotion places.
  1. ^ Mistakenly referred to as Midlands 3 East (South) on RFU website.
  2. ^ There was no relegation due to restructuring of the Midlands league with teams instead being transferred to the new look Midlands 3 West (North) or Midlands 3 West (South) for the following season.
  3. ^ Due to the RFU restructuring the league system for the 2009-10 season, runners up Bournville were automatically promoted as one of the two best runners up of the four Midlands 3 divisions, meaning they did not have to face a playoff.
  4. ^ Last season as Midlands 3 West (North). Would be renamed Midlands 2 West (North) for the following season.

Promotion play-offs[edit]

Since the 2000–01 season there has been a play-off between the runners-up of Midlands 2 West (North) and Midlands 2 West (South) for the third and final promotion place to Midlands 1 West (asides from 2008-09 which was played between the runners up of Midlands 2 West (South) and Midlands 2 East (North) due to RFU restructuring). The team with the superior league record has home advantage in the tie. At the end of the 2016–17 season both the Midlands 2 West (North) and Midlands 2 West (South) teams have eight wins apiece; and the home team has won promotion on nine occasions compared to the away teams seven.

Midlands 2 West (North) v Midlands 2 West (South) promotion play-off results
Season Home team Score Away team Venue Attendance
2000–01[20] Stafford (N) 32-10 Leamington (S) The County Ground, Stafford, Staffordshire
2001–02[21] Bedworth (S) 10-6 Aston Old Edwardians (N) Smarts Road, Bedworth, Warwickshire
2002-03[22] Old Coventrians (S) 15-17 Stoke on Trent (N) Till Hill Lane, Coventry, Warwickshire
2003-04[23] Sutton Coldfield (N) 3-37 Leamington (S) Roger Smoldon Ground, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands
2004-05[24] Newport (Salop) (N) 25-12 Pershore (S) The Old Showground, Newport, Shropshire
2005–06[25] Bridgnorth (N) 17-14 Hereford (S) Edgar Davis Ground, Bridgnorth, Shropshire
2006–07[26] Sutton Coldfield (N) 11-18 Stratford-upon-Avon (S) Roger Smoldon Ground, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands
2007–08[27] Droitwich (S) 3-18 Stoke on Trent (N) The Glyn Mitchell Memorial Ground, Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire
2008–09 Promotion playoffs different for this season only.[b 1]
2009–10[28] Old Saltleians (N) 12-14 Old Laurentians (S) Watton Lane, Water Orton, Warwickshire
2010–11[29] Bedworth (S) 15-6 Old Saltleians (N) Smarts Road, Bedworth, Warwickshire
2011–12[30] Old Saltleians (N) 3-27 Berkswell & Balsall (S) Watton Lane, Water Orton, Warwickshire
2012–13[31] Old Laurentians (S) 16-6 Selly Oak (S) Fenley Field, Rugby, Warwickshire
2013–14[32] Crewe & Nantwich (N) 18-13 Banbury (S) Newcastle Road, Nantwich, Cheshire 500
2014–15[33] Old Laurentians (S) 32-23 Old Saltleians (N) Fenley Field, Rugby, Warwickshire 500
2015–16[34] Earlsdon (S) 5-20 Wolverhampton (N) Mitchell Avenue, Canley, Coventry, West Midlands
2016–17[35] Camp Hill (N) 53-0 Silhillians Haslucks Green Road, Shirley, Solihull, West Midlands
2017–18
Green background is the promoted team. N = Midlands 2 West (North) (formerly Midlands 3 West (North)) and S = Midlands 2 West (South) (formerly Midlands 3 West (South))
  1. ^ The 2008-09 promotion playoffs were different as the RFU was reorganizing the leagues across the country including the Midlands division. Usually the winners of each of the four regional divisions would go up automatically along with two of the runners up who won their respective playoffs, meaning 6 teams were promoted. This year one extra was required to be promoted so the top two runners up by league points - Bourneville (40) and Stewarts & Lloyds (40) went up - leaving the other two runners up - Nuneaton Old Edwardians (34) and Spalding (38) - to compete for the final promotion spot.[11]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1998-1999 Midlands Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  2. ^ "1999-2000 Midlands Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  3. ^ "2000-2001 Midlands Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  4. ^ "2001-2002 Midlands Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  5. ^ "2002-2003 Midlands Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  6. ^ "2003-2004 Midlands Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  7. ^ "2004-2005 Midlands Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  8. ^ "2005-2006 Midlands Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  9. ^ "2006-2007 Midlands Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  10. ^ "2007-2008 Midlands Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  11. ^ a b "2008-2009 Midlands Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  12. ^ "2009-2010 Midlands Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  13. ^ "2010-2011 Midlands Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  14. ^ "2011-2012 Midlands Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  15. ^ "2012-2013 Midlands Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  16. ^ "2013-2014 Midlands Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  17. ^ "2014-2015 Midlands Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 2 May 2015. 
  18. ^ "2015-2016 Midlands Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 2 May 2016. 
  19. ^ "2016-2017 Midlands Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 22 April 2017. 
  20. ^ "Midlands Division Play-Offs 2000-01". England Rugby. 19 May 2001. 
  21. ^ "Midlands Division Play-Offs 2001-02". England Rugby. 27 April 2002. 
  22. ^ "Midlands Division Play-Offs 2002-03". England Rugby. 26 April 2003. 
  23. ^ "Midlands Division Play-Offs 2003-04". England Rugby. 24 April 2004. 
  24. ^ "Midlands Division Play-Offs 2004-05". England Rugby. 30 April 2005. 
  25. ^ "Midlands Division Play-Offs 2005-06". England Rugby. 29 April 2006. 
  26. ^ "Midlands Division Play-Offs 2006-07". England Rugby. 28 April 2007. 
  27. ^ "Midlands Division Play-Offs 2008-09". England Rugby. 26 April 2008. 
  28. ^ "Midlands Division Play-Offs 2009-10". England Rugby. 1 May 2010. 
  29. ^ "Midlands Division Play-Offs 2009-10". England Rugby. 30 April 2011. 
  30. ^ "Brilliant Berkswell win promotion play off against Old Saltelians". Solihull News. 4 May 2012. 
  31. ^ "Play Off Match Report: Old Laurentians 16-6 Moseley Oak". Moseley Supporters Board. 30 April 2013. 
  32. ^ "Crewe 18 Banbury 13". Crewe RUFC. 26 April 2014. 
  33. ^ "RUGBY: Old Laurentians' play-off win - ACTION PICTURES". Rugby Advertiser. 30 April 2015. 
  34. ^ "Earlsdon RFC miss swift return to Midlands West One with Wolverhampton RFC defeat". Coventry Telegraph. 4 May 2016. 
  35. ^ "Celebrations for Camp Hill as local win confirms League One promotion". Solihull Observer. 4 May 2017. 

External links[edit]