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North 1 East
Current season or competition:
2018–19 North 1 East
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SportRugby union
Instituted1987; 31 years ago (1987)
Number of teams14
Country England
Most titlesBradford and Bingley (3 titles)
WebsiteEngland RFU

North 1 East is the sixth tier of the English rugby union domestic competition, formed in 1987 using the name North Division 2, involving clubs from the north of the country. There was also division known as North East 1 that began in 1987 for clubs based in the north-east but this was a seventh (later eighth) tier league. Currently, the division is made up of teams from around the North Eastern area of England, principally County Durham, Cumbria, East Yorkshire, North Yorkshire, Northumberland, South Yorkshire, Tyne and Wear, and West Yorkshire, who play home and away matches throughout a winter season.

The league champions are automatically promoted to the North Premier, whilst the second placed team enters into a play-off match with the second placed team in the equivalent division North 1 West. The bottom three teams are relegated to either the Yorkshire Division One or the Durham/Northumberland 1 leagues, the seventh tier of the English domestic rugby union competition. Following the play-off game, depending on the result, a team from the division with fifteen teams are transferred to the division with thirteen teams to level up the number of teams in each division.

2018–19[edit]

2017–18[edit]

2016–17[edit]

2015–16[edit]

2014–15[edit]

Club
Finishing position 2013–14
Alnwick 11th
Bradford and Bingley 13th in National League 3 North (relegated)
Dinnington 2nd in Yorkshire 1 (promoted via play-off)
Driffield 4th
Horden 1st in Durham/Northumberland 1 (promoted as champions)
Ilkley 1st in Yorkshire 1 (promoted as champions)
Northern 9th
Old Crossleyans 7th
Percy Park 12th in National League 3 North (relegated)
Pocklington 6th
Rochdale 5th
Sheffield 10th
West Hartlepool 3rd
Wheatley Hills 8th

2013–14[edit]

Club
Finishing position 2012–13
Alnwick 1st in Durham/Northumberland 1 (promoted as champions)
Cleckheaton 3rd
Driffield 1st in Yorkshire 1 (promoted as champions)
Huddersfield Y.M.C.A. 2nd in Yorkshire 1 (promoted via play-off)
Malton & Norton 9th
Middlesbrough 11th
Morpeth 10th
Northern 8th
Old Crossleyans 7th
Pocklington 6th
Rochdale 10th in North 1 West (transferred)
Sheffield 5th
West Hartlepool 14th in National League 3 North (relegated)
Wheatley Hills 4th


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Club Played Won Drawn Lost Points For Points Against Points Difference Bonus Points Adjust Points
1 Cleckheaton (P) 26 23 1 2 877 315 562 23 -5 112
2 Huddersfield Y.M.C.A. (P) 26 20 1 5 676 337 339 14 0 96
3 West Hartlepool 26 16 1 9 566 404 162 12 0 78
4 Driffield 26 12 0 14 690 614 76 19 0 67
5 Rochdale 26 15 1 10 594 404 162 12 -8 66
6 Pocklington 26 13 0 13 523 493 30 11 0 63
7 Old Crossleyans 26 11 2 13 521 581 -60 13 0 61
8 Wheatley Hills 26 11 0 15 494 512 –18 14 0 58
9 Northern 26 11 0 15 457 603 –146 8 0 52
10 Sheffield 26 10 0 16 435 574 -139 12 0 52
11 Alnwick 26 9 1 16 459 572 –113 13 0 51
12 Middlesbrough (R) 26 10 1 15 408 611 –203 8 0 50
13 Morpeth (R) 26 9 0 17 346 598 –252 6 0 42
14 Malton and Norton (R) 26 8 0 18 479 795 –316 9 0 41
  • If teams are level at any stage, tiebreakers are applied in the following order:
  1. Number of matches won
  2. Difference between points for and against
  3. Total number of points for
  4. Aggregate number of points scored in matches between tied teams
  5. Number of matches won excluding the first match, then the second and so on until the tie is settled
Green background are promotion places. Pink background are relegation places.
Updated: 12 April 2014
Source: RFU

2012–13[edit]

Pos Club P W D L F A Diff Pts
1 Beverley (P) [1] 26 24 0 2 1229 336 893 119
2 Morley (P) [2] 26 21 0 5 814 369 445 97
3 Cleckheaton 26 19 0 7 632 383 249 90
4 Wheatley Hills 26 17 0 9 689 518 171 81
5 Sheffield 26 16 2 8 722 452 270 80
6 Pocklington 26 14 0 12 510 475 35 67
7 Old Crossleyans 26 12 1 13 555 602 -47 64
8 Northern 26 13 0 13 655 566 89 63
9 Malton & Norton 26 11 1 14 637 550 87 63
10 Morpeth 26 13 0 13 424 575 -151 59
11 Middlesbrough 26 8 0 18 518 586 -68 45
12 Keighley (R) [3] 26 6 0 20 440 680 -240 35
13 Durham City (R) [4] 26 3 0 23 292 1026 -734 12
14 Darlington (R) [4] 26 3 0 23 309 1308 -999 7

Division honours[edit]

North Division 2[edit]

North Division 2 honours
Season No of teams Champions Runners–up Relegated teams
1987-88 11
1988-89[5] 11 Bradford & Bingley Middlesbrough Davenport
1989-90[5] 11 Rotherham Widnes Carlisle[a 1]
1990-91[5] 11 Stockton Sandal New Brighton
1991-92[5] 11 Wharfedale Lymm Carlisle, Wigan
1992-93 11 [a 2]
Green backgrounds are promotion places.

North Division 1[edit]

The top six teams from North Division One and the top six from Midland Division One were combined to create National 5 North. This meant that tier 6 was renamed North Division 1 for the years that National 5 North was active. This would lead to a new North Division 2 was formed at tier 7 between 1994-95.

North Division 1 honours
Season No of teams Champions Runners–up Relegated teams
1993-94[5] 13 Wharfedale Sandal Northern, Vale of Lune
1994-95 13 Sandal Stockton Durham City
1995-96 13 Manchester Macclesfield No relegation[a 3]
Green backgrounds are promotion places.

North Division 2[edit]

National 5 North was split and renamed Midland Division One and North Division One, and the top four divisions increased in size. This would see tier 6 in the north being renamed North Division 2.

North Division 2 honours
Season No of teams Champions Runners–up Relegated teams
1996-97 12 Doncaster
1997-98 12 Northern Blaydon Halifax
1998-99[6] 12 Bradford & Bingley Driffield York, Percy Park
1999-00[7] 12 Darlington Mowden Park Chester Lymm, Broughton Park
Green backgrounds are promotion places.

North 2 East[edit]

For the 2000-01 season, North Division 2 was split into two regional divisions - North 2 East and North 2 West.

North 2 East Honours
Season No of teams Champions Runners–up Relegated Teams
2000-01[8] 12 Halifax Darlington York, West Park Leeds
2001-02[9] 12 Cleckheaton Huddersfield Bridlington, Old Crossleyans, Northern
2002-03[10] 12 Bradford & Bingley Sheffield Goole, Scarborough, Alnwick
2003-04[11] 12 Hull Middlesbrough Northern, York, Bridlington
2004-05[12] 12 Westoe Huddersfield Horden, Redcar, Malton & Norton
2005-06[13] 12 Penrith Beverley Sandal, Stockton, Alnwick
2006-07[14] 12 Middlesbrough Sheffield Tigers Horden, Percy Park, Sheffield
2007-08[15] 12 West Hartlepool Durham City Aldwinians, York, Hartlepool Rovers
2008-09[16] 12 Penrith Old Crossleyans Aspatria
Green backgrounds are promotion places.

North 1 East[edit]

For the 2009-10 season the division would be renamed North 1 East as part of wholesale national restructure of the league system by the RFU leading to mass changes at all levels including in the north.

North 1 East Honours
Season No of teams Champions Runners–up Relegated Teams
2009-10[17] 14 Billingham Sandal Ilkley, Gateshead, Darlington
2010-11[18] 14 West Hartlepool Percy Park Hartlepool Rovers, Driffield, Pontefract
2011-12[19] 14 Billingham Percy Park Team Northumbria, Gateshead, Old Brodleians
2012-13[20] 14 Beverley Morley Darlington, Durham City, Keighley
2013-14[21] 14 Cleckheaton Huddersfield Y.M.C.A. Malton & Norton, Middlesbrough, Morpeth
2014-15[22] 14 Ilkley Sheffield Horden, Old Crossleyans, Bradford and Bingley
2015-16[23] 14 Doncaster Phoenix Morley Beverley, South Shields Westoe, Northern
2016-17[24] 14 Pocklington Penrith Wheatley Hills, Guisborough, Durham City
2017-18[25] 14 Alnwick Driffield Northern, West Hartlepool, Dinnington
2018-19 14
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 North 1 East and North 1 West for the third and final promotion place to National League 3 North. The team with the superior league record has home advantage in the tie. At the end of the 2017–18 season the North 1 East have been the most successful with thirteen wins to the North 1 West teams five; and the home team has won promotion on fourteen occasions compared to the away teams five.

North 1 East v North 1 West promotion play-off results
Season Home team Score Away team Venue Attendance
2000–01[26] Darlington (E) 49-0 Aldwinians (W) Blackwell Meadows, Darlington, County Durham
2001–02[27] Huddersfield (E) 26-10 Vale of Lune (W) Lockwood Park, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
2002–03[28] Sheffield (E) 32-15 Rochdale (W) Abbeydale Park, Dore, Sheffield, South Yorkshire
2003–04[29] Middlesbrough (E) 21-13 Caldy (W) Acklam Park, Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire
2004–05[30] Huddersfield (E) 22-13 Stockport (W) Lockwood Park, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
2005–06[31] Beverley (E) 21-16 Winnington Park (W) Beaver Park, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire
2006–07[32] Sheffield Tigers (E) 50-10 Lymm (W) Dore Moor, Dore, Sheffield, South Yorkshire
2007–08[33] Durham City (E) 13-18 Stockport (W) Hollow Drift, Durham, County Durham
2008–09[34] Old Crossleyans (E) 25-31 Rossendale (W) Broomfield Avenue, Halifax, West Yorkshire
2009–10[35] Sandal (E) 30-22 Northwich (W) Milnthorpe Green, Sandal Magna, Wakefield, West Yorkshire
2010–11[36] Percy Park (E) 26-27 Burnage (W) Preston Avenue, North Shields, Tyne and Wear
2011–12[37] Percy Park (E) 18-12 Liverpool St Helens (W) Preston Avenue, North Shields, Tyne and Wear 500
2012–13[38] Liverpool St Helens (W) 17-28 Morley (E) Moss Lane, St Helens, Merseyside
2013–14[39] Birkenhead Park (W) 19-29 Huddersfield Y.M.C.A. (E) Upper Park, Birkenhead, Merseyside
2014–15[40] Kirkby Lonsdale (W) 29-35 Sheffield (E) Underley Park, Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria 1,000
2015–16[41] Kirkby Lonsdale (W) 33-38 (aet) Morley (E) Underley Park, Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria
2016–17[42] Birkenhead Park (W) 29-21 Penrith (E) Upper Park, Birkenhead, Merseyside
2017–18[43] Driffield (E) 21-24 Wilmslow (W) Show Ground, Driffield, East Riding of Yorkshire
2018–19
Green background is the promoted team. E = North 1 East (formerly North 2 East) and W = North 1 West (formerly North 2 West)

Number of league titles[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Despite finishing bottom New Brighton avoided relegation with 10th placed Carlisle going down instead.
  2. ^ It seems likely that Huddersfield and Manchester were the promoted sides this season according to league table records from the Wharfedale website as neither had been in North 1 the previous season and were not relegated from a higher division. However, as of yet it is unsure as to which club finished as champions.
  3. ^ Due to RFU restructuring of the English league structure there would be no relegation this season.
  4. ^ Two of Bradford & Bingley's titles was won when league was a single division known as North Division 2.
  5. ^ Wharfedale's 1989–90 title was won when North 1 East was known as North 2 and was a tier 6 league. Having secured promotion into North 1 they won that division in 1993–94, but due to RFU restructuring of the leagues that year due to the introduction of Courage League Division 5, North 1 went from being a tier 5 to tier 6 league in this time frame, with North 2 becoming tier 7. This explains why Wharfedale has won 2 titles at tier 6.
  6. ^ Darlington Mowden Park's title was won when league was a single division known as North Division 2.
  7. ^ Doncaster's title was won when league was a single division known as North Division 2.
  8. ^ Manchester's title was won when league was a single division known as North Division 1.
  9. ^ Northern's title was won when league was a single division known as North Division 2.
  10. ^ Stockton's title was won when league was a single division known as North Division 2.
  11. ^ Sandal's title was won when league was a single division known as North Division 1.
  12. ^ Stockton's title was won when league was a single division known as North Division 2.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Automatically Promoted to National League 3 North.
  2. ^ Promoted to National League 3 North via play-off.
  3. ^ Relegated to Yorkshire 1.
  4. ^ a b Relegated to Durham/Northumberland 1.
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