2007–08 National Division One

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2007–08 National Division One
Countries  England
Champions Northampton Saints
Runners-up Exeter Chiefs
Relegated Pertemp Bees and Launceston
543,465 (average 2,274 per match)[b 1]
Highest attendance 13,498 Northampton Saints at home to Exeter Chiefs on 22 March 2008
Lowest attendance 350 Pertemps Bees (twice) at home to Plymouth Albion on 15 September 2007 & Esher on 10 November 2007
Top point scorer Ireland Gareth Steenson
(Cornish Pirates) 287 points
Top try scorer England Chris Ashton
(Northampton Saints) 39 tries

The 2007–08 National Division One was the 21st full season of rugby union within the second tier of the English league system, currently known as the RFU Championship. New teams included Northampton Saints (relegated from the Guinness Premiership 2006-07) and Esher and Launceston (both promoted from National Division Two 2006-07).[1][2][3] After two seasons Rotherham dropped the 'Earth' from their name to return to 'Rotherham Titans' (which they had been rebranded to in 2005 for the 2005-06 season) as sponsor Earth Mortgages ran into financial difficulties and Complete Technical Services instead became the club's new sponsor.[4]

Following their relegation from the previous season, Northampton Saints won the National Division One title at the first attempt and returned to the Guinness Premiership for season 2008–09 with Chris Ashton setting what was then the English league try record of 39 tries in a season (although Phil Chesters broke this record with 70 tries in a season in tier 4, Ashton's still stands as the highest ever in tier 2).[5][6] Exeter Chiefs finished in second place, and Pertemp Bees and Launceston were relegated to the 2008–09 National Division Two.[7][8][9]

Participating teams[edit]

Team Stadium Capacity City/Area
Bedford Blues Goldington Road 6,000 Bedford, Bedfordshire
Cornish Pirates Recreation Ground 9,000 Camborne, Cornwall
Coventry Butts Park Arena 4,000 Coventry, West Midlands
Doncaster Knights Castle Park 3,075 Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Esher Molesey Road 3,000 Hersham, Surrey
Exeter Chiefs Sandy Park 6,000 Exeter, Devon
Launceston Polson Bridge[a 1] 6,000 Launceston, Cornwall
London Welsh Old Deer Park 5,850 Richmond, London
Moseley Billesley Common 3,000+ Birmingham, West Midlands
Newbury Monk's Lane 8,000 Newbury, Berkshire
Northampton Saints Franklin's Gardens 13,600 Northampton, Northamptonshire
Nottingham Meadow Lane 19,588 Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Pertemps Bees Sharmans Cross 1,000+ Solihull, West Midlands
Plymouth Albion The Brickfields 6,500 Plymouth, Devon
Rotherham Titans Clifton Lane 2,500 Rotherham, South Yorkshire
Sedgley Park Park Lane 3,000 Whitefield, Greater Manchester
Notes
  1. ^ *Launceston would play a 'home game' on 4 March 2008 at Franklin's Gardens in Northampton against Northampton Saints due to there not being suitable floodlights at Polson Bridge.[10]

Table[edit]

2007–2008 National Division One Table[11]
Club Played Won Drawn Lost Points For Points Against Points Difference Bonus Points Points
1 Northampton Saints 30 30 0 0 1321 343 978 23 143
2 Exeter Chiefs 30 24 0 6 899 424 475 20 116
3 Nottingham 30 23 0 7 818 518 300 24 116
4 Doncaster 30 21 0 9 796 551 245 14 98
5 Cornish Pirates* 30 20 1 9 800 583 217 12 91
6 Bedford Blues 30 18 0 12 705 542 163 13 85
7 London Welsh 30 15 0 15 542 659 –117 10 70
8 Plymouth Albion 30 12 1 17 530 528 2 14 64
9 Coventry 30 11 1 18 637 731 –94 17 63
10 Moseley 30 12 1 17 519 744 –225 8 58
11 Rotherham Titans 30 11 0 19 591 856 –265 14 58
12 Esher 30 10 0 20 481 850 –369 9 49
13 Newbury 30 8 1 21 497 794 –297 11 45
14 Sedgley Park 30 7 1 22 497 832 –335 14 44
15 Pertemps Bees 30 7 0 23 474 696 –222 13 41
16 Launceston 30 8 0 22 441 906 -465 8 40
  • Points are awarded as follows: four points for a win; two points for a draw; no points for a loss; one bonus point for scoring four tries or more in a match; one bonus point for losing by seven points or less.
  • If teams are level at any stage, tiebreakers are applied in the following order: (1) difference between points for and against; (2) total number of points for.
Green background are promotion places. Pink background are relegation places.

Results[edit]

Round 1[edit]

1 September 2007
Coventry 13 - 40 Doncaster Knights
Report
Butts Park Arena
Attendance: 1,195
Referee: Rowan Kitt
1 September 2007
Esher 16 - 25 Plymouth Albion
Report
Molesey Road
Attendance: 1,290
Referee: Richard Draper
1 September 2007
Exeter Chiefs 48 - 11 Sedgley Park
Report
Sandy Park
Attendance: 2,919
Referee: Greg Garner
1 September 2007
Launceston 12 - 26 Cornish Pirates
Report
Polson Bridge
Attendance: 2,995
Referee: Llyr Apgeraint-Roberts
1 September 2007
Newbury 22 - 37 Bedford Blues
Report
Monk's Lane
Attendance: 752
Referee: Nick Williams
1 September 2007
Northampton Saints 41 - 11 London Welsh
Report
Franklin's Gardens
Attendance: 11,507
Referee: Mark Wilson
1 September 2007
Pertemps Bees 17 - 31 Rotherham Titans
Report
Sharmans Cross
Attendance: 780
Referee: Adrian Hartwell
2 September 2007
Nottingham 21 - 28 Moseley
Report
Meadow Lane
Attendance: 1,103
Referee: Dale Newitt

Round 2[edit]

8 September 2007
Bedford Blues 31 - 29 Esher
Report
Goldington Road
Attendance: 1,590
Referee: Greg Garner
8 September 2007
Doncaster Knights 26 - 8 Launceston
Report
Castle Park
Attendance: 972[12]
Referee: Chris Sharp
8 September 2007
Moseley 23 - 11 Pertemps Bees
Report
Billesley
Attendance: 1,077
Referee: Tim Wigglesworth
8 September 2007
Plymouth Albion 19 - 28 Exeter Chiefs
Report
Brickfields
Attendance: 3,751
Referee: Mark Wilson
8 September 2007
Sedgley Park 28 - 21 Coventry
Report
Park Lane
Attendance: 637
Referee: Nick Williams
9 September 2007
Cornish Pirates 26 - 35 Northampton Saints
Report
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 6,487
Referee: Dale Newitt
9 September 2007
London Welsh 25 - 23 Newbury
Report
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 470
Referee: Rowan Kitt
9 September 2007
Rotherham Titans 7 - 19 Nottingham
Report
Clifton Lane
Attendance: 1,672
Referee: Dean Richards

Round 3[edit]

15 September 2007
Coventry 16 - 17 Cornish Pirates
Report
Butts Park Arena
Attendance: 873
Referee: Mark Wilson
15 September 2007
Exeter Chiefs 62 - 10 Rotherham Titans
Report
Sandy Park
Attendance: 2,820
Referee: Llyr Apgeraint-Roberts
15 September 2007
Launceston 34 - 31 Sedgley Park
Report
Polson Bridge
Attendance: 1,015
Referee: JP Doyle
15 September 2007
Newbury 22 - 49 Doncaster Knights
Report
Monk's Lane
Attendance: 402
Referee: Dean Richards
15 September 2007
Northampton Saints 68 - 12 Moseley
Report
Franklin's Gardens
Attendance: 10,071
Referee: Rowan Kitt
15 September 2007
Pertemps Bees 11 - 35 Plymouth Albion
Report
Sharmans Cross
Attendance: 350
Referee: Andrew Vertigan
16 September 2007
Esher 28 - 16 London Welsh
Report
Molesey Road
Attendance: 950
Referee: Nick Williams
16 September 2007
Nottingham 31 - 16 Bedford Blues
Report
Meadow Lane
Attendance: 932
Referee: Bruce Robertson

Round 4[edit]

22 September 2007
Bedford Blues 23 - 34 Northampton Saints
Report
Goldington Road
Attendance: 5,307
Referee: Andrew Small
22 September 2007
Doncaster Knights 26 - 17 Esher
Report
Castle Park
Attendance: 778
Referee: Adrian Hartwell
22 September 2007
London Welsh 33 - 29 Coventry
Report
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 510
Referee: JP Doyle
22 September 2007
Moseley 3 - 36 Exeter Chiefs
Report
Billesley
Attendance: 699
Referee: Richard Draper
22 September 2007
Plymouth Albion 19 - 18 Nottingham
Report
Brickfields
Attendance: 2,408
Referee: Dale Newitt
22 September 2007
Rotherham Titans 50 - 15 Launceston
Report
Clifton Lane
Attendance: 1,171
Referee: Greg Garner
22 September 2007
Sedgley Park 13 - 14 Newbury
Report
Park Lane
Attendance: 536
Referee: Tim Wigglesworth
23 September 2007
Cornish Pirates 43 - 20 Pertemps Bees
Report
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 2,356
Referee: Chris Sharp

Round 5[edit]

29 September 2007
Coventry 29 - 10 Rotherham Titans
Report
Butts Park Arena
Attendance: 1,035
Referee: Bruce Robertson
29 September 2007
Esher 23 - 30 Sedgley Park
Report
Molesey Road
Attendance: 450
Referee: Dean Richards
29 September 2007
Exeter Chiefs 27 - 6 Bedford Blues
Report
Sandy Park
Attendance: 3,275
Referee: Dale Newitt
29 September 2007
Launceston 10 - 25 Moseley
Report
Polson Bridge
Attendance: 873
Referee: Adrian Hartwell
29 September 2007
Newbury 24 - 48 Cornish Pirates
Report
Monk's Lane
Attendance: 825
Referee: Nick Williams
29 September 2007
Northampton Saints 34 - 15 Plymouth Albion
Report
Franklin's Gardens
Attendance: 10,099
Referee: Llyr Apgeraint-Roberts
29 September 2007
Pertemps Bees 20 - 24 London Welsh
Report
Sharmans Cross
Attendance: 500
Referee: Mark Wilson
30 September 2007
Nottingham 34 - 40 Doncaster Knights
Report
Meadow Lane
Attendance: 961
Referee: Rowan Kitt

Round 6[edit]

5 October 2007
Bedford Blues 24 - 16 Coventry
Report
Goldington Road
Attendance: 2,230
Referee: Ashley Rowden
5 October 2007
Doncaster Knights 27 - 15 Pertemps Bees
Report
Castle Park
Attendance: 750[13]
Referee: Neil Paterson
6 October 2007
London Welsh 20 - 30 Nottingham
Report
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 420
Referee: Greg Garner
6 October 2007
Moseley 21 - 27 Newbury
Report
Billesley
Attendance: 675
Referee: Tim Wigglesworth
6 October 2007
Plymouth Albion 50 - 7 Launceston
Report
Brickfields
Attendance: 2,908
Referee: Nick Williams
6 October 2007
Rotherham Titans 29 - 24 Esher
Report
Clifton Lane
Attendance: 1,062
Referee: Andrew Vertigan
6 October 2007
Sedgley Park 8 - 59 Northampton Saints
Report
Park Lane
Attendance: 1,325
Referee: Rowan Kitt
7 October 2007
Cornish Pirates 30 - 23 Exeter Chiefs
Report
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 4,867
Referee: Mark Wilson

Round 7[edit]

13 October 2007
Bedford Blues 13 - 10 Plymouth Albion
Report
Goldington Road
Attendance: 1,793
Referee: Mark Wilson
13 October 2007
Coventry 43 - 16 Moseley
Report
Butts Park Arena
Attendance: 1,272
Referee: Dale Newitt
13 October 2007
Esher 14 - 24 Cornish Pirates
Report
Molesey Road
Attendance: 680
Referee: Andy Mcpherson
13 October 2007
Exeter Chiefs 53 - 5 London Welsh
Report
Sandy Park
Attendance: 3,432
Referee: Bruce Robertson
13 October 2007
Newbury 24 - 35 Rotherham Titans
Report
Monk's Lane
Attendance: 475
Referee: Richard Draper
13 October 2007
Northampton Saints 39 - 17 Doncaster Knights
Report
Franklin's Gardens
Attendance: 11,105
Referee: David Pearson
13 October 2007
Pertemps Bees 32 - 8 Launceston
Report
Sharmans Cross
Attendance: 450
Referee: Llyr Apgeraint-Roberts
14 October 2007
Nottingham 27 - 17 Sedgley Park
Report
Meadow Lane
Referee: JP Doyle

Round 8[edit]

19 October 2007
Nottingham 22 - 10 Pertemps Bees
Report
Meadow Lane
Attendance: 1,046
Referee: Adrian Hartwell
20 October 2007
Exeter Chiefs 11 - 6 Newbury
Report
Sandy Park
Attendance: 2,831
Referee: JP Doyle
20 October 2007
Launceston 32 - 29 London Welsh
Report
Polson Bridge
Attendance: 790
Referee: David Rose
20 October 2007
Moseley 15 - 31 Rotherham Titans
Report
Billesley
Attendance: 946
Referee: Neil Paterson
20 October 2007
Northampton Saints 74 - 10 Esher
Report
Franklin's Gardens
Attendance: 10,422
Referee: Nick Williams
20 October 2007
Plymouth Albion 19 - 28 Coventry
Report
Brickfields
Attendance: 2,943
Referee: Greg Garner
20 October 2007
Sedgley Park 17 - 38 Doncaster Knights
Report
Park Lane
Attendance: Tim Wigglesworth
Referee: 695
21 October 2007
Cornish Pirates 19 - 18 Bedford Blues
Report
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 3,047
Referee: Rowan Kitt

Round 9[edit]

26 October 2007
Doncaster Knights 19 - 13 Plymouth Albion
Report
Castle Park
Attendance: 2,381
Referee: Dale Newitt
27 October 2007
Bedford Blues 24 - 20 Sedgley Park
Report
Goldington Road
Attendance: 2,062
Referee: Richard Draper
27 October 2007
Coventry 35 - 27 Launceston
Report
Butts Park Arena
Attendance: 1,307
Referee: Chris Sharp
27 October 2007
London Welsh 10 - 40 Moseley
Report
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 790
Referee: Rowan Kitt
27 October 2007
Newbury 5 - 11 Esher
Report
Monk's Lane
Attendance: 625
Referee: Chris White
27 October 2007
Pertemps Bees 19 - 23 Exeter Chiefs
Report
Sharmans Cross
Attendance: 430
27 October 2007
Rotherham Titans 0 - 41 Northampton Saints
Report
Clifton Lane
Attendance: 2,807
Referee: Mark Wilson
28 October 2007
Cornish Pirates 21 - 22 Nottingham
Report
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 2,655
Referee: Tony Spreadbury

Round 10[edit]

3 November 2007
Esher 15 - 12 Coventry
Report
Molesey Road
Attendance: 816[14]
Referee: Rowan Kitt
3 November 2007
Launceston 18 - 25 Exeter Chiefs
Report
Polson Bridge
Attendance: 1,781
Referee: Ashley Rowden
3 November 2007
London Welsh 10 - 23 Bedford Blues
Report
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 1,040
Referee: Llyr Apgeraint-Roberts
3 November 2007
Moseley 11 - 18 Doncaster Knights
Report
Billesley
Attendance: 870
Referee: JP Doyle
3 November 2007
Northampton Saints 60 - 19 Pertemps Bees
Report
Franklin's Gardens
Attendance: 10,457
Referee: Greg Garner
3 November 2007
Plymouth Albion 15 - 0 Rotherham Titans
Report
Brickfields
Attendance: 2,695
Referee: Nick Williams
3 November 2007
Sedgley Park 13 - 20 Cornish Pirates
Report
Park Lane
Attendance: 657
Referee: Bruce Robertson
4 November 2007
Nottingham 31 - 19 Newbury
Report
Meadow Lane
Attendance: 1,238
Referee: Martin Fox

Round 11[edit]

10 November 2007
Bedford Blues 62 - 17 Moseley
Report
Goldington Road
Attendance: 2,217
Referee: Greg Garner
10 November 2007
Coventry 15 - 22 Newbury
Report
Butts Park Arena
Attendance: 1,501
Referee: Llyr Apgeraint-Roberts
10 November 2007
Doncaster Knights 12 - 16 Cornish Pirates
Report
Castle Park
Attendance: 1,298
Referee: Nick Williams
10 November 2007
Exeter Chiefs 11 - 25 Northampton Saints
Report
Sandy Park
Attendance: 5,756
Referee: Sean Davey
10 November 2007
Launceston 23 - 31 Nottingham
Report
Polson Bridge
Attendance: 938
Referee: Ashley Rowden
10 November 2007
Pertemps Bees 23 - 29 Esher
Report
Sharmans Cross
Attendance: 350
Referee: David Rose
10 November 2007
Rotherham Titans 3 - 17 London Welsh
Report
Clifton Lane
Attendance: 800
Referee: Dale Newitt
10 November 2007
Sedgley Park 14 - 20 Plymouth Albion
Report
Park Lane
Attendance: 516
Referee: Rowan Kitt

Round 12[edit]

17 November 2007
Bedford Blues 14 - 16 Doncaster Knights
Report
Goldington Road
Attendance: 2,549
Referee: Llyr Apgeraint-Roberts
17 November 2007
Esher 13 - 47 Exeter Chiefs
Report
Molesey Road
Attendance: 680
Referee: Adrian Hartwell
17 November 2007
London Welsh 23 - 21 Sedgley Park
Report
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 810
Referee: Andrew Vertigan
17 November 2007
Moseley 10 - 29 Plymouth Albion
Report
Billesley
Attendance: 770
Referee: Roy Maybank
17 November 2007
Newbury 24 - 23 Launceston
Report
Monk's Lane
Attendance: 752
Referee: Bruce Robertson
17 November 2007
Pertemps Bees 21 - 20 Coventry
Report
Sharmans Cross
Attendance: 650
Referee: Richard Draper
18 November 2007
Cornish Pirates 28 - 18 Rotherham Titans
Report
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 2,815
Referee: JP Doyle
18 November 2007
Nottingham 10 - 16 Northampton Saints
Report
Meadow Lane
Attendance: 4,751
Referee: Tim Wigglesworth

Round 13[edit]

24 November 2007
Doncaster Knights 22 - 3 London Welsh
Report
Castle Park
Attendance: 968
24 November 2007
Exeter Chiefs 20 - 15 Nottingham
Report
Sandy Park
Attendance: 3,875
Referee: Nick Williams
24 November 2007
Launceston 0 - 20 Esher
Report
Polson Bridge
Attendance: 855
Referee: Dale Newitt
24 November 2007
Moseley 13 - 13 Sedgley Park
Report
Billesley
Attendance: 714
Referee: Bruce Robertson
24 November 2007
Newbury 20 - 6 Pertemps Bees
Report
Monk's Lane
Attendance: 520
Referee: Greg Garner
24 November 2007
Northampton Saints 65 - 3 Coventry
Report
Franklin's Gardens
Attendance: 11,810
Referee: Llyr Apgeraint-Roberts
24 November 2007
Plymouth Albion 9 - 6 Cornish Pirates
Report
Brickfields
Attendance: 6,381
Referee: Mark Wilson
24 November 2007
Rotherham Titans 28 - 25 Bedford Blues
Report
Clifton Lane
Attendance: 800
Referee: Ashley Rowden

Round 14[edit]

1 December 2007
Bedford Blues 43 - 16 Launceston
Report
Goldington Road
Attendance: 1,921
Referee: Martin Fox
1 December 2007
Coventry 19 - 31 Exeter Chiefs
Report
Butts Park Arena
Attendance: 1,239
Referee: Andrew Small
1 December 2007
Doncaster Knights 39 - 15 Rotherham Titans
Report
Castle Park
Attendance: 2,243
Referee: Mark Wilson
1 December 2007
Northampton Saints 24 - 23 Newbury
Report
Franklin's Gardens
Attendance: 10,414
Referee: Rowan Kitt
1 December 2007
Plymouth Albion 29 - 14 London Welsh
Report
Brickfields
Attendance: 2,132
Referee: Andrew Vertigan
1 December 2007
Sedgley Park 15 - 14 Pertemps Bees
Report
Park Lane
Attendance: 614
Referee: Nick Williams
2 December 2007
Cornish Pirates 15 - 7 Moseley
Report
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 2,275
Referee: David Rose
2 December 2007
Nottingham 48 - 15 Esher
Report
Meadow Lane
Attendance: 1,071
Referee: Steve Edwards

Round 15[edit]

8 December 2007
Esher 6 - 12 Moseley
Report
Molesey Road
Attendance: 521[15]
Referee: Dale Newitt
8 December 2007
Exeter Chiefs 26 - 8 Doncaster Knights
Report
Sandy Park
Attendance: 4,001
Referee: Martin Fox
8 December 2007
Launceston P - P Northampton Saints

  • Postphoned. Game rescheduled to 4 March 2008.
8 December 2007
London Welsh 17 - 20 Cornish Pirates
Report
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 1,294
Referee: Richard Draper
8 December 2007
Newbury 15 - 13 Plymouth Albion
Report
Monk's Lane
Attendance: 610
Referee: Chris Sharp
8 December 2007
Pertemps Bees 10 - 13 Bedford Blues
Report
Sharmans Cross
Attendance: 450
Referee: Llyr Apgeraint-Roberts
8 December 2007
Rotherham Titans 15 - 24 Sedgley Park
Report
Clifton Lane
Attendance: 802
Referee: Greg Garner
9 December 2007
Nottingham 34 - 6 Coventry
Report
Meadow Lane
Attendance: 1,133
Referee: Sean Davey

Round 16[edit]

15 December 2007
Bedford Blues 24 - 7 Newbury
Report
Goldington Road
Attendance: 1,990
Referee: Tony Spreadbury
15 December 2007
Doncaster Knights 17 - 25 Coventry
Report
Castle Park
Attendance: 500[16]
Referee: Adrian Hartwell
15 December 2007
London Welsh 10 - 22 Northampton Saints
Report
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 2,400
Referee: JP Doyle
15 December 2007
Moseley 27 - 36 Nottingham
Report
Billesley
Attendance: 912[17]
Referee: Roy Maybank
15 December 2007
Plymouth Albion 12 - 17 Esher
Report
Brickfields
Attendance: 2,429
Referee: Nick Williams
15 December 2007
Rotherham Titans P - P Pertemps Bees

  • Postphoned. Game rescheduled to 15 March 2008.
15 December 2007
Sedgley Park 24 - 40 Exeter Chiefs
Report
Park Lane
Attendance: 528
Referee: David Bodily
16 December 2007
Cornish Pirates 43 - 12 Launceston
Report
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 4,937
Referee: Rowan Kitt

Round 17[edit]

22 December 2007
Coventry 28 - 7 Sedgley Park
Report
Butts Park Arena
Attendance: 1,408
Referee: Rowan Kitt
22 December 2007
Esher 35 - 30 Bedford Blues
Report
Molesey Road
Attendance: 1,552
Referee: Sean Davey
22 December 2007
Exeter Chiefs 11 - 10 Plymouth Albion
Report
Sandy Park
Attendance: 5,815
Referee: David Rose
22 December 2007
Launceston 8 - 27 Doncaster Knights
Report
Polson Bridge
Attendance: 769
Referee: Bruce Robertson
22 December 2007
Northampton Saints 26 - 10 Cornish Pirates
Report
Franklin's Gardens
Attendance: 12,868
Referee: Mark Wilson
22 December 2007
Newbury P - P London Welsh

  • Postphoned. Game rescheduled to 23 February 2008.
22 December 2007
Pertemps Bees 7 - 21 Moseley
Report
Sharmans Cross
Attendance: 1,200
Referee: David Rose
23 December 2007
Nottingham 51 - 7 Rotherham Titans
Report
Meadow Lane
Attendance: 1,460
Referee: Llyr Apgeraint-Roberts

Round 18[edit]

29 December 2007
Bedford Blues 26 - 27 Nottingham
Report
Goldington Road
Attendance: 2,768
Referee: JP Doyle
29 December 2007
Doncaster Knights 37 - 7 Newbury
Report
Castle Park
Attendance: 956
Referee: Martin Fox
29 December 2007
London Welsh 13 - 10 Esher
Report
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 1,749
Referee: Greg Garner
29 December 2007
Moseley 18 - 27 Northampton Saints
Report
Billesley
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Dale Newitt
29 December 2007
Plymouth Albion 9 - 3 Pertemps Bees
Report
Brickfields
Attendance: 3,280
Referee: Bruce Robertson
29 December 2007
Rotherham Titans 18 - 24 Exeter Chiefs
Report
Clifton Lane
Attendance: 1,194
Referee: Mark Wilson
29 December 2007
Sedgley Park 6 - 3 Launceston
Report
Park Lane
Attendance: 467
Referee: Tim Wigglesworth
30 December 2007
Cornish Pirates 36 - 21 Coventry
Report
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 3,314
Referee: Nick Williams

Round 19[edit]

5 January 2008
Coventry 22 - 26 London Welsh
Report
Butts Park Arena
Attendance: 1,335
Referee: Bruce Robertson
5 January 2008
Esher 18 - 27 Doncaster Knights
Report
Molesey Road
Attendance: 910
Referee: Roy Maybank
5 January 2008
Exeter Chiefs 35 - 14 Moseley
Report
Sandy Park
Attendance: 3,848
Referee: Rowan Kitt
5 January 2008
Launceston 10 - 7 Rotherham Titans
Report
Polson Bridge
Attendance: 790
Referee: Dean Richards
5 January 2008
Newbury 20 - 18 Sedgley Park
Report
Monk's Lane
Attendance: 620
Referee: Nick Williams
5 January 2008
Northampton Saints 35 - 9 Bedford Blues
Report
Franklin's Gardens
Attendance: 13,464
Referee: Greg Garner
5 January 2008
Pertemps Bees 23 - 27 Cornish Pirates
Report
Sharmans Cross
Attendance: 670
Referee: Andrew Vertigan
6 January 2008
Nottingham 31 - 9 Plymouth Albion
Report
Brickfields
Attendance: 1,187
Referee: Meadow Lane

Round 20[edit]

19 January 2008
Bedford Blues 14 - 12 Exeter Chiefs
Report
Goldington Road
Attendance: 2,255
Referee: Mark Wilson
19 January 2008
Doncaster Knights 22 - 10 Nottingham
Report
Castle Park
Attendance: 1,449
Referee: Dean Richards
19 January 2008
Moseley P - P Launceston

  • Postponed. Game rescheduled to 11 April 2008.
19 January 2008
London Welsh 16 - 10 Pertemps Bees
Report
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 647
Referee: Rowan Kitt
19 January 2008
Plymouth Albion 5 - 44 Northampton Saints
Report
Brickfields
Attendance: 6,271
Referee: Dale Newitt
19 January 2008
Rotherham Titans 13 - 25 Coventry
Report
Clifton Lane
Attendance: 647
Referee: Rowan Kitt
19 January 2008
Sedgley Park 13 - 15 Esher
Report
Park Lane
Attendance: 543
Referee: Keith Lewis
20 January 2008
Cornish Pirates 28 - 6 Newbury
Report
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 2,398
Referee: Llyr Apgeraint-Roberts

Round 21[edit]

26 January 2008
Coventry 19 - 24 Bedford Blues
Report
Butts Park Arena
Attendance: 1,764
Referee: Andrew Vertigan
26 January 2008
Esher 17 - 36 Rotherham Titans
Report
Moseley Road
Attendance: 942[18]
Referee: Craig Joubert
26 January 2008
Exeter Chiefs 39 - 29 Cornish Pirates
Report
Sandy Park
Attendance: 5,859
Referee: Dale Newitt
26 January 2008
Launceston 17 - 16 Plymouth Albion
Report
Polson Bridge
Attendance: 2,231
Referee: Rowan Kitt
26 January 2008
Newbury 22 - 24 Moseley
Report
Monk's Lane
Attendance: 600[19]
26 January 2008
Northampton Saints 96 - 3 Sedgley Park
Report
Franklin's Gardens
Attendance: 11,205
Referee: Nick Williams
26 January 2008
Pertemps Bees 22 - 20 Doncaster Knights
Report
Sharmans Cross
Attendance: 707
Referee: Adrian Hartwell
27 January 2008
Nottingham 34 - 6 London Welsh
Report
Meadow Lane
Attendance: 1,435
Referee: David Rose

Round 22[edit]

9 February 2008
Launceston 24 - 15 Pertemps Bees
Report
Polson Bridge
Attendance: 898
Referee: Martin Fox
9 February 2008
London Welsh 12 - 31 Exeter Chiefs
Report
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 870
Referee: Llyr Apgeraint-Roberts
9 February 2008
Moseley 22 - 20 Coventry
Report
Billesley
Attendance: 1,358[20]
Referee: Ashley Rowden
9 February 2008
Plymouth Albion 6 - 13 Bedford Blues
Report
Brickfields
Attendance: 2,511
Referee: Rowan Kitt
9 February 2008
Rotherham Titans P - P Newbury

  • Postphoned. Game rescheduled to 11 April 2008.
9 February 2008
Sedgley Park 26 - 43 Nottingham
Report
Park Lane
Attendance: 587[21]
Referee: Mark Wilson
10 February 2008
Cornish Pirates 70 - 10 Esher
Report
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 2,315
Referee: David Rose
10 February 2008
Doncaster Knights 10 - 36 Northampton Saints
Report
Castle Park
Attendance: 3,075
Referee: JP Doyle

Round 23[edit]

16 February 2008
Bedford Blues 15 - 17 Cornish Pirates
Report
Goldington Road
Attendance: 2,539
Referee: Dale Newitt
16 February 2008
Coventry 29 - 10 Plymouth Albion
Report
Butts Park Arena
Attendance: 1,214
Referee: Richard Draper
16 February 2008
Doncaster Knights 39 - 12 Sedgley Park
Report
Castle Park
Attendance: 749
Referee: Andrew Vertigan
16 February 2008
Esher 10 - 41 Northampton Saints
Report
Moseley Road
Attendance: 2,500
Referee: Adrian Hartwell
16 February 2008
London Welsh 38 - 0 Launceston
Report
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 807
Referee: Mark Wilson
16 February 2008
Newbury 25 - 20 Exeter Chiefs
Report
Monk's Lane
Attendance: 775
Referee: Ashley Rowden
16 February 2008
Pertemps Bees 10 - 12 Nottingham
Report
Sharmans Cross
Attendance: 577
Referee: Nick Williams
16 February 2008
Rotherham Titans 11 - 13 Moseley
Report
Clifton Lane
Attendance: 980
Referee: Martin Fox

Round 17 (rescheduled game)[edit]

23 February 2008
Newbury 12 - 20 London Welsh
Report
Monk's Lane
Attendance: 444
Referee: Richard Draper

Round 24[edit]

1 March 2008
Esher 20 - 15 Newbury
Report
Molesey Road
Attendance: 626
Referee: Mark Wilson
1 March 2008
Exeter Chiefs 36 - 0 Pertemps Bees
Report
Sandy Park
Attendance: 3,718
Referee: Llyr Apgeraint-Roberts
1 March 2008
Launceston 17 - 29 Coventry
Report
Polson Bridge
Attendance: 729
Referee: Dean Richards
1 March 2008
Moseley 6 - 13 London Welsh
Report
Billesley
Attendance: 966
Referee: Dale Newitt
1 March 2008
Northampton Saints 73 - 0 Rotherham Titans
Report
Franklin's Gardens
Attendance: 11,406
Referee: Chris White
1 March 2008
Plymouth Albion 11 - 15 Doncaster Knights
Report
Brickfields
Attendance: 2,904
Referee: Nick Williams
1 March 2008
Sedgley Park 7 - 22 Bedford Blues
Report
Park Lane
Attendance: 559
Referee: Chris Sharp
2 March 2008
Nottingham 24 - 17 Cornish Pirates
Report
Meadow Lane
Attendance: 1,517
Referee: JP Doyle

Round 15 (rescheduled game)[edit]

4 March 2008
Launceston 7 - 72 Northampton Saints
Report
Franklin's Garden
Attendance: 8,201
Referee: Llyr Apgeraint-Roberts
  • Launceston had to play 'home game' at Franklin's Gardens due to issues with Polson Bridge floodlights

Round 25[edit]

8 March 2008
Bedford Blues 22 - 0 London Welsh
Report
Goldington Road
Attendance: 1,595
Referee: Adrian Hartwell
8 March 2008
Coventry 26 - 17 Esher
Report
Butts Park Arena
Attendance: 910
Referee: Keith Lewis
8 March 2008
Doncaster Knights 55 - 5 Moseley
Report
Castle Park
Attendance: 723[22]
8 March 2008
Exeter Chiefs 62 - 0 Launceston
Report
Sandy Park
Attendance: 4,125
Referee: Greg Garner
8 March 2008
Newbury 19 - 39 Nottingham
Report
Monk's Lane
Attendance: 501
Referee: Rob Debney
8 March 2008
Pertemps Bees 17 - 27 Northampton Saints
Report
Sharmans Cross
Attendance: 1,577
Referee: Rowan Kitt
8 March 2008
Rotherham Titans 34 - 22 Plymouth Albion
Report
Clifton Lane
Attendance: 809
Referee: Andrew Vertigan
9 March 2008
Cornish Pirates 36 - 10 Sedgley Park
Report
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 2,410
Referee: Nick Williams

Round 16 (rescheduled game)[edit]

15 March 2008
Rotherham Titans 24 - 30 Pertemps Bees
Report
Clifton Lane
Attendance: 607
Referee: Richard Draper

Round 26[edit]

22 March 2008
Esher 21 - 17 Pertemps Bees
Report
Molesey Road
Attendance: Ashley Rowden
Referee: 568
22 March 2008
London Welsh 25 - 26 Rotherham Titans
Report
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 784
Referee: Terry Hall
22 March 2008
Moseley 5 - 43 Bedford Blues
Report
Billesley
Attendance: 900
Referee: Tony Spreadbury
22 March 2008
Newbury 7 - 7 Coventry
Report
Monk's Lane
Attendance: 510
Referee: Llyr Apgeraint-Roberts
22 March 2008
Northampton Saints 18 - 8 Exeter Chiefs
Report
Franklin's Gardens
Attendance: 13,498
Referee: Greg Garner
22 March 2008
Plymouth Albion 25 - 19 Sedgley Park
Report
Brickfields
Attendance: 2,181
23 March 2008
Cornish Pirates 63 - 36 Doncaster Knights
Report
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 2,860
Referee: JP Doyle
23 March 2008
Nottingham 26 - 12 Launceston
Report
Meadow Lane
Attendance: 1,449
Referee: Tim Wigglesworth

Round 27[edit]

29 March 2008
Coventry 29 - 13 Pertemps Bees
Report
Butts Park
Attendance: 1,125
Referee: Mark Wilson
29 March 2008
Doncaster Knights 11 - 3 Bedford Blues
Report
Castle Park
Attendance: 840
Referee: Greg Garner
29 March 2008
Exeter Chiefs 26 - 0 Esher
Report
Sandy Park
Attendance: 3,672
Referee: Chris Sharp
29 March 2008
Launceston 27 - 5 Newbury
Report
Polson Bridge
Attendance: 780
Referee: JP Doyle
29 March 2008
Northampton Saints 17 - 10 Nottingham
Report
Franklin's Gardens
Attendance: 11,423
Referee: Dale Newitt
29 March 2008
Plymouth Albion 13 - 16 Moseley
Report
Brickfields
Attendance: 2,460
Referee: Andrew Vertigan
29 March 2008
Rotherham Titans 20 - 10 Cornish Pirates
Report
Clifton Lane
Attendance: 914
Referee: Tim Wigglesworth
29 March 2008
Sedgley Park 18 - 24 London Welsh
Report
Park Lane
Attendance: Dean Richards
Referee: 528

Round 28[edit]

4 April 2008
Bedford Blues 56 - 17 Rotherham Titans
Report
Goldington Road
Attendance: 2,051
Referee: Chris Sharp
4 April 2008
Coventry 16 - 48 Northampton Saints
Report
Butts Park Arena
Attendance: 3,100
Referee: Llyr Geraint-Roberts
4 April 2008
Esher 0 - 41 Launceston
Report
Molesey Road
Attendance: 426
Referee: Dean Richards
4 April 2008
London Welsh 29 - 3 Doncaster Knights
Report
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 1,025
Referee: Terry Hall
4 April 2008
Pertemps Bees 20 - 16 Newbury
Report
Sharmans Cross
Attendance: 550
Referee: JP Doyle
4 April 2008
Sedgley Park 16 - 6 Moseley
Report
Park Lane
Attendance: 524
Referee: Martin Fox
5 April 2008
Cornish Pirates 17 - 17 Plymouth Albion
Report
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 4,876
Referee: Rowan Kitt
5 April 2008
Nottingham 24 - 14 Exeter Chiefs
Report
Meadow Lane
Attendance: 1,905
Referee: Greg Garner

Round 20 & 22 (rescheduled games)[edit]

11 April 2008
Moseley 10 - 12 Launceston
Report
Billesley
Attendance: 741
Referee: Llyr Geraint-Roberts
11 April 2008
Rotherham Titans 71 - 13 Newbury
Report
Clifton Lane
Referee: 984

Round 29[edit]

18 April 2008
Esher 7 - 31 Nottingham
Report
Molesey Road
Attendance: 682
Referee: A Falzone
18 April 2008
Exeter Chiefs 45 - 12 Coventry
Report
Sandy Park
Attendance: 4,520
Referee: Keith Lewis
18 April 2008
Launceston 18 - 22 Bedford Blues
Report
Polson Bridge
Attendance: 1,662
Referee: Adrian Hartwell
18 April 2008
London Welsh 22 - 10 Plymouth Albion
Report
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 1,037
18 April 2008
Moseley 29 - 20 Cornish Pirates
Report
Billesley
Attendance: 784
Referee: David Rose
18 April 2008
Newbury 22 - 40 Northampton Saints
Report
Monk's Lane
Attendance: 2,345
Referee: Mark Wilson
18 April 2008
Pertemps Bees 19 - 11 Sedgley Park
Report
Sharmans Cross
Attendance: 550
Referee: Ashley Rowden
18 April 2008
Rotherham Titans 15 - 52 Doncaster Knights
Report
Clifton Lane
Attendance: 1,846
Referee: Greg Garner

Round 30[edit]

25 April 2008
Bedford Blues 10 - 21 Pertemps Bees
Report
Goldington Road
Attendance: 2,261
Referee: Dean Richards
25 April 2008
Cornish Pirates 18 - 31 London Welsh
Report
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 4,682
Referee: Graham Knox
25 April 2008
Coventry 24 - 27 Nottingham
Report
Butts Park Arena
Attendance: 1,212
Referee: Terry Hall
25 April 2008
Doncaster Knights 17 - 25 Exeter Chiefs
Report
Castle Park
Attendance: 1,257
Referee: Llyr Apgeraint-Roberts
25 April 2008
Moseley 50 - 14 Esher
Report
Billesley
Attendance: 1,196
Referee: Ashley Rowden
25 April 2008
Northampton Saints 81 - 0 Launceston
Report
Franklin's Gardens
Attendance: 12,659
Referee: Nick Williams
25 April 2008
Plymouth Albion 35 - 7 Newbury
Report
Brickfields
Attendance: 3,094
Referee: Keith Lewis
25 April 2008
Sedgley Park 41 - 12 Rotherham Titans
Report
Park Lane
Attendance: 685
Referee: Tim Wigglesworth

Total Season Attendances[edit]

Club Home
Games
Total Average Highest Lowest % Capacity
Bedford Blues 15 35,128 2,342 5,307 1,590 39%
Cornish Pirates 15 52,294 3,486 6,487 2,275 39%
Coventry 15 20,490 1,366 3,100 873 34%
Doncaster Knights 15 18,939 1,263 3,075 500 41%
Esher 15 13,593 906 2,500 426 30%
Exeter Chiefs 15 60,466 4,031 5,859 2,820 67%
Launceston 15[b 2] 25,307 1,687 8,201 729 23%
London Welsh 15 14,653 977 2,400 420 17%
Moseley 15 13,608 907 1,358 675 30%
Newbury 15 10,756 717 2,345 402 9%
Northampton Saints 15 172,408 11,494 13,498 10,071 85%
Nottingham 14[b 3] 21,188 1,513 4,751 932 8%
Pertemps Bees 15 9,791 653 1,577 350 60%
Plymouth Albion 15 48,348 3,223 6,381 2,132 50%
Rotherham Titans 15 17,095 1,140 2,807 607 46%
Sedgley Park 15 9,401 627 1,325 467 21%

[23]

  1. ^ Note that 1 home attendance is missing (see below) - so the total attendance will not be 100% accurate. The average attendance has also been taken into account with the missing game not included.
  2. ^ Launceston would play their 'home' game against Northampton Saints in Northampton due to floodlight issues which would have the knock on effect of boosting their season attendance figures as 8,201 supporters turned up to watch this game, almost all of whom were Saints fans.[10]
  3. ^ Missing home attendance v Sedgley Park on 14 October 2007.

Individual Statistics[edit]

  • Note if players are tied on tries or points the player with the lowest number of appearances will come first. Also note that points scorers includes tries as well as conversions, penalties and drop goals.

Season records[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Rugby - Esher celebrate championship win". Get Surrey. 25 April 2007. 
  3. ^ "Launceston on way up". Telegraph. 23 April 2007. 
  4. ^ "Snyman to bow out with trophy". Yorkshire Post. 20 April 2007. 
  5. ^ "Northampton clinch promotion to Premiership". The Telegraph. 24 March 2008. 
  6. ^ "Northampton Saints Annual Report and Accounts 2008" (PDF). Northampton Saints. Retrieved 21 January 2016. 
  7. ^ "Leagues 2007/08". Moseley Rugby Club. Retrieved 17 August 2012. 
  8. ^ "Hollow win as Pertemps Bees are relegated". Birmingham Post. 28 April 2008. 
  9. ^ "Launceston relegated by huge loss". BBC News. 27 April 2008. 
  10. ^ a b "Launceston vs. Northampton Saints - Match Preview". rugbynetwork.net. 1 March 2008. 
  11. ^ "Final League Tables 2007-08". Trelawny's Army. Retrieved 17 August 2012. 
  12. ^ "Doncaster v Launceston". Sky Sports. 8 September 2007. 
  13. ^ "Doncaster v Pertemps Bees". Sky Sports. 5 October 2007. 
  14. ^ "Esher v Coventry". Sky Sports. 3 November 2007. 
  15. ^ "Esher v Moseley". Sky Sports. 8 December 2007. 
  16. ^ "Doncaster v Coventry". Sky Sports. 15 December 2007. 
  17. ^ "Moseley v Nottingham". Sky Sports. 15 December 2007. 
  18. ^ "Moseley v Nottingham". Sky Sports. 26 January 2008. 
  19. ^ "Newbury v Moseley". Sky Sports. 26 January 2008. 
  20. ^ "Moseley v Coventry". Sky Sports. 9 February 2008. 
  21. ^ "Sedgley Park v Nottingham". Sky Sports. 9 February 2008. 
  22. ^ "Doncaster v Moseley". Sky Sports. 8 March 2008. 
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  24. ^ "National One 07/08 Leading point scorers". Rugby Statbunker. 25 April 2008. 
  25. ^ "National One 07/08 Leading try scorers". Rugby Statbunker. 25 April 2008. 
  26. ^ "National One 07/08 Most tries in a match (Team)". Rugby Statbunker. 26 April 2008. 
  27. ^ "National One 07/08 Most conversions in a match (Team)". Rugby Statbunker. 26 April 2008. 
  28. ^ "National One 07/08 Most penalties in a match (Team)". Rugby Statbunker. 26 April 2008. 
  29. ^ "National One 07/08 Most drop goals in a match (Team)". Rugby Statbunker. 26 April 2008. 
  30. ^ "National One 07/08 Most points in a match (Player)". Rugby Statbunker. 26 April 2008. 
  31. ^ "National One 07/08 Most tries in a match (Player)". Rugby Statbunker. 26 April 2008. 
  32. ^ "National One 07/08 Most conversions in a match (Player)". Rugby Statbunker. 26 April 2008. 
  33. ^ "National One 07/08 Most penalties in a match (Player)". Rugby Statbunker. 26 April 2008. 
  34. ^ "National One 07/08 Most drop goals in a match (Player)". Rugby Statbunker. 26 April 2008. 
  35. ^ "National One 07/08 Home attendance". Rugby Statbunker. 26 April 2008.