Midlands 2 West (South)

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Midlands 2 West (South)
Current season or competition:
2018–19 Midlands 2 West (South)
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SportRugby union
Number of teams12
Country England
HoldersDroitwich (1st title) (2017–18)
(promoted to Midlands 1 West)
Most titlesBarkers Butts, Leamington (2 titles)
WebsiteEngland RFU

Midlands 2 West (South) is a level seven English rugby union league and level two of the Midlands League, made up of teams from the southern part of the West Midlands region including Herefordshire, parts of Birmingham and the West Midlands, Warwickshire and Worcestershire, with home and away matches played throughout the season. Each year all clubs in the division also take part in the RFU Intermediate Cup - a level 7 national competition.

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 of the Midlands Leagues. Promoted teams usually move up to Midlands 1 West with the league champions going up automatically and the runner-up in a play-off against the runner-up from Midlands 2 West (North) for the third promotion place. Relegated teams usually drop to Midlands 3 West (South).

2018–19[edit]

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2017–18[edit]

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2016–17[edit]

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2015–16[edit]

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2014–15[edit]

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2013–14[edit]

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2012–13[edit]

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2011–12[edit]

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2008–09[edit]

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Midlands 2 West (South) honours[edit]

Midlands 2 West (South) honours
Season No of Teams Champions Runners–up Relegated tams 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] 9 Stratford-upon-Avon Leamington Kings Norton Midlands 3 West (South)
2001–02[4] 10 Leamington Bedworth No relegation Midlands 3 West (South)
2002–-03[5] 10 Nuneaton Old Edwardians Old Coventrians Evesham, Birmingham Exiles Midlands 3 West (South)
2003–-04[6] 12 Old Coventrians Leamington Southam, Keresley Midlands 3 West (South)
2004–-05[7] 12 Barkers Butts Pershore Shipston on Stour, Droitwich Midlands 3 West (South)
2005–06[8] 12 Solihull Hereford Keresley, Old Leamingtonians Midlands 3 West (South)
2006–07[9] 12 Hereford Stratford-upon-Avon Old Coventrians, Ledbury Midlands 3 West (South)
2007–08[10] 12 Sutton Coldfield Droitwich Edwardians, Bedworth, Stourbridge Lions Midlands 3 West (South)
2008–09[11] 12 Leamington Nuneaton Old Edwardians No relegation Midlands 3 West (South)[a 3]
2009–10[12] 12 Worcester Wanderers Old Laurentians Newbold on Avon, Old Coventrians Midlands 2 West (South)
2010–11[13] 12 Dunlop Bedworth Earlsdon, Old Coventrians Midlands 2 West (South)
2011–12[14] 12 Barkers Butts Berkswell & Balsall Cheltenham North, Pershore Midlands 2 West (South)
2012-13[15] 12 Kenilworth Old Laurentians Upton-on-Severn, Shipston on Stour Midlands 2 West (South)
2013–-14[16] 12 Earlsdon Banbury Bedworth, Dunlop Midlands 2 West (South)
2014–15[17] 12 Newbold-on-Avon Old Laurentians Old Leamingtonians, Old Coventrians Midlands 2 West (South)
2015–16[18] 12 Banbury Earlsdon Droitwich, Bedworth Midlands 2 West (South)
2016–17[19] 12 Rugby Lions Silhillians Dunlop[a 4] Midlands 2 West (South)
2017–18[20] 12 Droitwich Malvern Old Yardleians, Berkswell & Balsall Midlands 2 West (South)
2018–19 12
Green backgrounds are promotion places.

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 2017–18 season the Midlands 2 West (South) teams had nine wins to Midlands 2 West (North) teams eight; and the home team has won promotion on ten 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[21] Stafford (N) 32-10 Leamington (S) The County Ground, Stafford, Staffordshire
2001–02[22] Bedworth (S) 10-6 Aston Old Edwardians (N) Smarts Road, Bedworth, Warwickshire
2002-03[23] Old Coventrians (S) 15-17 Stoke on Trent (N) Till Hill Lane, Coventry, Warwickshire
2003-04[24] Sutton Coldfield (N) 3-37 Leamington (S) Roger Smoldon Ground, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands
2004-05[25] Newport (Salop) (N) 25-12 Pershore (S) The Old Showground, Newport, Shropshire
2005–06[26] Bridgnorth (N) 17-14 Hereford (S) Edgar Davis Ground, Bridgnorth, Shropshire
2006–07[27] Sutton Coldfield (N) 11-18 Stratford-upon-Avon (S) Roger Smoldon Ground, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands
2007–08[28] 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.[a 5]
2009–10[29] Old Saltleians (N) 12-14 Old Laurentians (S) Watton Lane, Water Orton, Warwickshire
2010–11[30] Bedworth (S) 15-6 Old Saltleians (N) Smarts Road, Bedworth, Warwickshire
2011–12[31] Old Saltleians (N) 3-27 Berkswell & Balsall (S) Watton Lane, Water Orton, Warwickshire
2012–13[32] Old Laurentians (S) 16-6 Selly Oak (S) Fenley Field, Rugby, Warwickshire
2013–14[33] Crewe & Nantwich (N) 18-13 Banbury (S) Newcastle Road, Nantwich, Cheshire 500
2014–15[34] Old Laurentians (S) 32-23 Old Saltleians (N) Fenley Field, Rugby, Warwickshire 500
2015–16[35] Earlsdon (S) 5-20 Wolverhampton (N) Mitchell Avenue, Canley, Coventry, West Midlands
2016–17[36] Camp Hill (N) 53-0 Silhillians Haslucks Green Road, Shirley, Solihull, West Midlands
2017–18[37] Malvern (S) 53-12 Crewe & Nantwich (N) Spring Lane, Malvern, Worcestershire
2018–19
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))

2008-09 promotion play-offs[edit]

As mentioned above the 2008-09 promotion playoffs in Midlands 3 were different due to RFU restructuring for the following season. The two runners up with the worst league records in the four regional divisions at this level would have to face each other for the final promotion spot, with the team with the superior league record having home advantage.

Midlands 2 West (South) v Midlands 2 East (North) promotion play-off results
Season Home team Score Away team Venue Attendance
2008–09[38] Spalding (N) 12-14 Nuneaton Old Edwardians (S) Memorial Field, Spalding, Lincolnshire
Green background is the promoted team. S = Midlands 2 West (South) (formerly Midlands 3 West (South)) and N = Midlands 2 East (North) (formerly Midlands 3 West (North))

Number of league titles[edit]

Notes[edit]

  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. ^ Last season as Midlands 3 West (South). Would be renamed Midlands 2 West (South) for the following season.
  4. ^ Only 1 team relegated this season, meaning 11th place Nuneaton Old Edwardians survived the drop.
  5. ^ 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]
  6. ^ Malvern's title was won when division was unified as Midlands 3 West.
  7. ^ Selly Oak's title was won when division was unified as Midlands 3 West.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  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.
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  17. ^ "2014-2015 Midlands Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 2 May 2015.
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  33. ^ "Crewe 18 Banbury 13". Crewe RUFC. 26 April 2014.
  34. ^ "RUGBY: Old Laurentians' play-off win - ACTION PICTURES". Rugby Advertiser. 30 April 2015.
  35. ^ "Earlsdon RFC miss swift return to Midlands West One with Wolverhampton RFC defeat". Coventry Telegraph. 4 May 2016.
  36. ^ "Celebrations for Camp Hill as local win confirms League One promotion". Solihull Observer. 4 May 2017.
  37. ^ "Positive seasons end in defeat for Crewe & Nantwich and Sandbach". Crewe Chronicle. 2 May 2018.
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  • Rugby First: To view previous seasons in the league, search for any club within that league then click on to club details followed by fixtures and then select the appropriate season.