Midlands 5 West (South)

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Midlands 5 West (South)
Current season or competition:
2018–19 Midlands 5 West (South)
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SportRugby union
Instituted2006; 12 years ago (2006)
Number of teams7
Country England
HoldersAldridge (1st title) (2017–18)
(promoted to Midlands 4 West (South))
Most titlesStoke Old Boys (2 titles)
WebsiteEngland RFU

Midlands 5 West (South) is a level 10 English Rugby Union league and level 5 of the Midlands League, made up of teams from the southern part of the West Midlands region including clubs from parts of Birmingham and the West Midlands, Herefordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and even Oxfordshire, with home and away matches played throughout the season.

Formed in 2006 originally the league was divided into two regional divisions – Midlands 6 South-East and South-West – but was merged into a single division for the 2010-11 season. In its present state promoted teams typically move up to Midlands 4 West (South) with there being no relegation as it is one of the basement divisions for Midlands rugby.

2018–19[edit]

Participating teams & locations[edit]

2017–18[edit]

Participating teams & locations[edit]

Teams 2016-17[edit]

Teams 2015-16[edit]

  • Birmingham Exiles
  • Copsewood
  • Five Ways Old Edwardians (relegated from Midlands 4 West (South))
  • Keresley
  • Rugby Welsh
  • Trinity Guild
  • Wellesbourne

Teams 2014-15[edit]

Teams 2013-14[edit]

  • Birmingham Exiles
  • Copsewood
  • Coventry Technical
  • Keresley
  • Rugby Lions
  • Rugby Welsh
  • Trinity Guild
  • Warwickian
  • Wellesbourne

Teams 2012–13[edit]

  • Birmingham Exiles
  • Copsewood
  • Coventry Technical
  • Greyhound
  • Rugby Welsh
  • Stoke Old Boys
  • Trinity Guild
  • Wellesbourne

Teams 2008–09[edit]

  • Copsewood
  • Coventrians
  • Coventry Welsh
  • Dudley Wasps
  • Evesham
  • Harbury
  • Keresley
  • Manor Park
  • Pinley
  • Redditch
  • Stoke Old Boys
  • Worcester Students

Worcester Students withdrew from the league after failing to field 15 players regularly.

Midlands 5 West (South) Honours[edit]

Midlands 5 West (South) Honours
Season No of Teams Champions Runners–up Relegated Teams League Name
2006-07[1] 10 Pinley Manor Park Standard[a 1] Midlands 6 West (South-East)
2006-07[2] 9 Dudley Wasps Redditch No relegation Midlands 6 West (South-West)
2007-08[3] 9 Stoke Old Boys Coventrians No relegation Midlands 6 West (South-East)
2007-08[4] 10 Redditch Clee Hill No relegation Midlands 6 West (South-West)
2008-09[5] 9 Rugby Welsh Alcester No relegation Midlands 6 West (South-East)[a 2]
2008-09[6] 10 Birmingham Exiles Warley Highley[a 3] Midlands 6 West (South-West)[a 4]
2009-10[7] 9 Trinity Guild Atherstone No relegation Midlands 5 West (South-East)[a 5]
2009-10[8] 8 Clee Hill Tenbury No relegation Midlands 5 West (South-West)[a 6]
2010-11[9] 8 Claverdon Old Wheatleyans No relegation Midlands 5 West (South)
2011-12[10] 7 Coventrians Warwickian No relegation Midlands 5 West (South)
2012-13[11] 8 Stoke Old Boys Greyhound No relegation Midlands 5 West (South)
2013-14[12] 9 Rugby Lions Warwickian No relegation Midlands 5 West (South)
2014-15[13] 8 Birmingham Civil Service Alcester No relegation Midlands 5 West (South)
2015-16[14] 7 Keresley Five Ways Old Edwardians No relegation Midlands 5 West (South)
2016-17[15] 7 Burbage Birmingham Civil Service No relegation Midlands 5 West (South)
2017-18[16] 7 Aldridge Kings Norton No relegation Midlands 5 West (South)
2018-19 7
Green backgrounds are promotion places.

Promotion play-offs[edit]

Between 2007 and 2010 there was a promotion playoff between the runners-up of Midlands 5 West (South-East) and Midlands 5 West (South-West) for the third and final promotion place to Midlands 4 West (South), with the team with the superior league record having home advantage in the tie. The playoffs were dissolved at the end of the 2009-10 season when Midlands 5 West (South) became one division. By the end of the promotion play-offs the Midlands 5 West (South-East) teams won all four playoff games and the home team has also won promotion on all four occasions.

Midlands 5 West (South-East) v Midlands 5 West (South-West) promotion play-off results
Season Home team Score Away team Venue Attendance
2006–07[17] Manor Park (SE) 25-22 Redditch (SW) Heath End, Nuneaton, Warwickshire
2007–08[18] Coventrians (E) 27-0 Clee Hill (SW) The Black Pad, Holbrooks, Coventry, Warwickshire
2008–09[19] Alchester (SE) 25-7 Warley (SW) Fritwell Playing Fields, Fritwell, Oxfordshire
2009–10[20] Atherstone (SE) 47-15 Tenbury (SW) Atherstone Town Cricket Club, Atherstone, Warwickshire
Green background is the promoted team. SE = Midlands 5 West (South-East) (formerly Midlands 6 West (South-East)) and SW = Midlands 5 West (South-West) (formerly Midlands 6 West (South-West))

Number of league titles[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Standard would drop out of the league for the following season.
  2. ^ Last season as Midlands 6 West (South-East). Would be renamed Midlands 5 West (South-East) for the following season.
  3. ^ Highley would drop out of the league for the following season.
  4. ^ Last season as Midlands 6 West (South-West). Would be renamed Midlands 5 West (South-West) for the following season.
  5. ^ Last season as Midlands 5 West (South-East). The division would merge with Midlands 5 West (South-West) to become Midlands 5 West (South) for the following season.
  6. ^ Last season as Midlands 5 West (South-West). The division would merge with Midlands 5 West (South-East) to become Midlands 5 West (South) for the following season.
  7. ^ One of Stoke Old Boys title was won when division was split into Midlands 6 West (South-East) and Midlands 6 West (South-West).
  8. ^ Birmingham Exiles title was won when division was split into Midlands 6 West (South-East) and Midlands 6 West (South-West).
  9. ^ Clee Hill's title was won when division was split into Midlands 5 West (South-East) and Midlands 5 West (South-West).
  10. ^ Dudley Wasps title was won when division was split into Midlands 6 West (South-East) and Midlands 6 West (South-West).
  11. ^ Pinley's title was won when division was split into Midlands 6 West (South-East) and Midlands 6 West (South-West).
  12. ^ Redditch's title was won when division was split into Midlands 6 West (South-East) and Midlands 6 West (South-West).
  13. ^ Rugby Welsh's title was won when division was split into Midlands 6 West (South-East) and Midlands 6 West (South-West).
  14. ^ Trinity Guild's title was won when division was split into Midlands 5 West (South-East) and Midlands 5 West (South-West).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2006-2007 Midlands Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  2. ^ "2006-2007 Midlands Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  3. ^ "2007-2008 Midlands Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  4. ^ "2007-2008 Midlands Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  5. ^ "2008-2009 Midlands Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  6. ^ "2008-2009 Midlands Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  7. ^ "2009-2010 Midlands Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  8. ^ "2009-2010 Midlands Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  9. ^ "2010-2011 Midlands Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  10. ^ "2011-2012 Midlands Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  11. ^ "2012-2013 Midlands Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  12. ^ "2013-2014 Midlands Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 7 March 2015.
  13. ^ "2014-2015 Midlands Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 2 May 2015.
  14. ^ "2015-2016 Midlands Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 2 May 2016.
  15. ^ "2016-2017 Midlands Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 22 April 2017.
  16. ^ "2017-2018 Midlands Division". England Rugby. Retrieved 28 April 2018.
  17. ^ "Park hold on for promotion". Coventry Telegraph. 24 April 2007.
  18. ^ "Midlands Division Play-Offs 2007-08". England Rugby. 26 April 2008.
  19. ^ "Midlands Division Play-Offs 2008-09". England Rugby. 25 April 2009.
  20. ^ "Midlands Division Play-Offs 2009-10". England Rugby. 1 May 2010.
  • English RFU (2008). "Rugby First". RFU. Archived from the original on 30 March 2010. 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.