Midlands 3 East (South)

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Midlands 3 East (South)
Current season or competition::
2018–19 Midlands 3 East (South)
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Sport Rugby union
Number of teams 12
Country  England
Holders St Ives (Midlands) (1st title) (2017–18)
(promoted to Midlands 2 East (South))
Most titles Market Harborough, Rushden & Higham (2 titles)
Website England RFU

Midlands 3 East (South) is a level 8 English Rugby Union league and level 3 of the Midlands League, made up of teams from the southern part of the East Midlands region including clubs from Bedfordshire, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and occasionally Cambridgeshire and Oxfordshire, all of whom play home and away matches throughout the season.

The division was formed for the 2000-01 when the old Midlands 4 East was split into two regional divisions called Midlands 4 East (North) and Midlands 4 East (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 2 East (South) while demoted teams typically drop to Midlands 4 East (South).

2018–19[edit]

Participating teams & locations[edit]

2017–18[edit]

Participating teams & locations[edit]

Teams 2016-17[edit]

Teams 2015-16[edit]

Teams 2014-15[edit]

Teams 2013-14[edit]

Teams 2012–13[edit]

  • Bedford Queens
  • Daventry
  • Deepings
  • Long Buckby
  • Northampton Casuals
  • Northampton Mens Own
  • Old Newtonians
  • Rugby St Andrews
  • Rushden & Higham
  • Stamford
  • Stewarts & Lloyds
  • Stockwood Park

Teams 2011–12[edit]

  • Bedford Queens
  • Bedford Swifts
  • Biggleswade
  • Brackley
  • Daventry
  • Deepings
  • Northampton BBOB
  • Northampton Casuals
  • Rugby St Andrews
  • Rushden & Higham
  • Stamford
  • Stewarts & Lloyds

Teams 2010–11[edit]

  • Bedford Queens
  • Bedford Swifts
  • Brackley
  • Daventry
  • Deepings
  • Long Buckby
  • Northampton Casuals
  • Northampton Mens Own
  • Oadby Wyggestonians
  • Old Newtonians
  • Rugby St Andrews
  • Rushden & Higham

Teams 2008–09[edit]

  • Aylestone St James
  • Banbury
  • Huntingdon & District
  • Leicester Forest
  • Lutterworth
  • Northampton BBOB
  • Northampton Old Scouts
  • Old Newtonians
  • Old Northamptonians
  • Stewarts & Lloyds
  • Towcestrians
  • Vipers

Midlands 3 East (South) Honours[edit]

Midlands 3 East (South) Honours
Season No of Teams Champions Runners–up Relegated Teams League Name
1998-99[1] 17 Luton South Leicester Nottingham Casuals, Biggleswade Midlands 4 East[a 1]
1999-00[2] 17 Market Bosworth Long Eaton [a 2] No relegation[a 3] Midlands 4 East
2000-01[3] 10 Market Harborough Melton Mowbray Sleaford, West Bridgford, Stamford Midlands 4 East (South)
2001-02[4] 10 Lutterworth Old Northamptonians Oakham, Bugbrooke Midlands 4 East (South)
2002-03[5] 10 Rushden & Higham Stockwood Park Biggleswade, Northampton BBOB Midlands 4 East (South)
2003-04[6] 10 Coalville Daventry No relegation[a 4] Midlands 4 East (South)
2004-05[7] 9 Leicester Forest Northampton Casuals Market Harborough Midlands 4 East (South)
2005-06[8] 10 Vauxhall Motors Bugbrooke Stoneygate Midlands 4 East (South)
2006-07[9] 10 Vipers Northampton BBOB Biggleswade, Rushden & Higham Midlands 4 East (South)
2007-08[10] 10 Aylestone St James Old Newtonians Oadby Wyggestonians, Stockwood Park Midlands 4 East (South)
2008-09[11] 12 Market Harborough Peterborough Lions No relegation[a 5] Midlands 4 East (South)[a 6]
2009-10[12] 11 Bugbrooke Stockwood Park No relegation[a 7] Midlands 3 East (South)
2010-11[13] 12 Oadby Wyggestonians Long Buckby Northampton Mens Own, Old Newtonians Midlands 3 East (South)
2011-12[14] 12 Northampton BBOB Biggleswade Brackley, Bedford Swifts Midlands 3 East (South)
2012-13[15] 12 Stamford Rushden & Higham Old Newtonians, Long Buckby Midlands 3 East (South)
2013-14[16] 12 Biggleswade Stewarts & Lloyds Deepings, Brackley Midlands 3 East (South)
2014-15[17] 12 Rushden & Higham Vipers Northampton Mens Own, Bedford Queens Midlands 3 East (South)
2015-16[18] 11 Oundle Stockwood Park No relegation[a 8] Midlands 3 East (South)
2016-17[19] 12 Stewarts & Lloyds Long Buckby Aylestone St James, St Neots Midlands 3 East (South)
2017-18[20] 12 St Ives (Midlands) Vipers Northampton Mens Own, Northampton BBOB Midlands 3 East (South)
2018-19 11
Green backgrounds are promotion places.

Number of league titles[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Mistakenly referred to as Midlands 4 East (North) on RFU website.
  2. ^ Glossop, Vipers and Loughborough also promoted. The reason for so many promotions was due to Midlands league restructuring. Long Eaton, Glossop and Loughborough went up to Midlands 3 East (North) where they joined champions Market Bosworth while Vipers went up to Midlands 3 East (South)
  3. ^ There was no relegation due to restructuring of the Midlands league with teams instead being transferred to the new look Midlands 4 East (North) or Midlands 4 East (South) for the following season.
  4. ^ No relegation but Biddenham would drop out of the league for the following season.
  5. ^ No relegation but Vauxhall Motors would drop out of the league for the following season.
  6. ^ Last season as Midlands 4 East (South). Would be renamed Midlands 3 East (South) for the following season.
  7. ^ No relegation as the division would increase from 11 to 12 teams for the next season.
  8. ^ As the league was set to expand from 11 to 12 teams for the following season there was no relegation.
  9. ^ Luton's title was won when division was unified as Midlands 4 East.
  10. ^ Market Bosworth's title was won when division was unified as Midlands 4 East.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1998-1999 Midlands Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  2. ^ "2006-2007 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. ^ "2001-2002 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. ^ "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. ^ "2017-2018 Midlands Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 28 April 2018. 
  • English RFU (2008). "Rugby First". RFU. Archived from the original on 28 April 2009. Retrieved 21 July 2008. 
  • 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.