South West 1 East

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South West 1 East
Current season or competition::
2015–16 South West 1 East
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Sport Rugby union
Number of teams 14
Country  England
Holders Towcestrians (1st title) (2015–16
(promoted to National League 3 South West))
Most titles Maidenhead (3 titles)
Website englandrugby.com

South West 1 East is an English, level six, rugby union league in south and south-west England; mainly Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Dorset, Oxfordshire and Wiltshire. The champions are promoted to National League 3 South West and the runners-up play the second team in South West 1 West, with the winning team gaining promotion. Relegated sides usually play in one of the two seventh-tier leagues (depending on location) – Southern Counties North or Southern Counties South. The current champions are Towcestrians and will play in National League 3 South West in season 2016–17 along with the runner-up and play-off winner Salisbury.

2016-17[edit]

2015–16[edit]

The 2015–16 South West 1 East consists of fourteen teams; four from Berkshire, three from Oxfordshire, three from Wiltshire and one each from Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Dorset and Northamptonshire. The season started on 5 September 2015 and ended on 23 April 2016.

Participating teams and location[edit]

Ten of the fourteen teams participated in last season's competition. The 2014–15 champions Chippenham were promoted to National League 3 South West while Bletchley and Buckingham were relegated to Southern Counties North and Devizes to Southern Counties South.

Team Ground Capacity Town/Village Previous season
Grove Cane Lane Grove, Oxfordshire 10th
High Wycombe Kingsmead Road High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire promoted from Southern Counties North (champions)
Leighton Buzzard Wright's Meadow Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire 7th
Maidenhead Braywick Park 1,750 Maidenhead, Berkshire 11th
Newbury Blues Monk's Lane 8,000 Newbury, Berkshire 6th
Oxford Harlequins Marston Ferry Road Oxford, Oxfordshire relegated from National League 3 South West (13th)
Reading Holme Park Sonning, Reading, Berkshire 9th
Salisbury Castle Road Salisbury, Wiltshire promoted from Southern Counties South (play-off)
Swanage & Wareham Bestwall Road Wareham, Dorset promoted from Southern Counties South (champions)
Swindon Greenbridge Road Swindon, Wiltshire 4th
Towcestrians Greens Norton Road Towchester, Northamptonshire 2nd (lost promotion play-off)
Trowbridge Doric Park Hilperton, Trowbridge, Wiltshire 8th
Windsor Home Park Windsor, Berkshire 3rd
Witney Witney Road Hailey, Witney, Oxfordshire 5th

League table[edit]

2015–16 South West 1 East Final Table[1]
Team Played Won Drawn Lost Points for Points against Points diff Try bonus Loss bonus Points
1 Towcestrians (P) 26 21 1 4 980 310 670 19 1 106
2 Salisbury (P) 26 20 1 5 732 395 337 11 3 96
3 Newbury Blues 26 21 1 4 583 260 323 7 1 94
4 Witney 26 18 0 8 717 379 338 12 4 88
5 Maidenhead 26 16 1 9 662 454 208 10 4 80
6 Oxford Harlequins 26 16 2 8 559 493 66 9 2 79
7 Swindon 26 11 2 13 592 583 9 11 5 64
8 Windsor 26 12 0 14 554 635 –81 10 4 62
9 Leighton Buzzard 26 11 0 15 549 588 –39 7 5 56
10 Grove 26 8 0 18 452 718 –266 6 5 43
11 Reading 26 6 1 19 446 592 –146 5 8 39
12 High Wycombe 26 7 1 18 418 849 –431 5 3 38
13 Trowbridge 26 7 0 19 340 750 –410 2 5 30
14 Swanage & Wareham 26 3 0 23 338 916 –578 1 4 17
  • 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. 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

Green background is the promotion place. Blue background is the play-off place. Pink background are relegation places.
Updated: 28 May 2016

Promotion play-off[edit]

Each season, the runners-up in South West 1 East and Tribute South West 1 West, participate in a play-off for promotion to National League 3 South West. The team with the best playing record, in this case Salisbury, host the match and their opponents are Thornbury.

Team Played Won Drawn Lost Points for Points against Points diff Try bonus Loss bonus Points
Salisbury (P) 26 20 1 5 732 395 337 11 3 96
Thornbury 26 19 0 7 779 411 368 14 5 95
30 April 2016
15:00
Salisbury 26 – 24 Thornbury
Castle Road
Attendance: 500[2]

Teams 2014–15[edit]

Teams 2013–14[edit]

Teams 2012–13[edit]

South West 1 East honours[edit]

South West 1 East Honours
Season No of teams Champions Runners–up Relegated teams League name
1998–99[3] 12 Dorchester Swanage & Wareham Bournemouth South West Division 2 East
1999–00[4] 12 Swanage & Wareham Chippenham Salisbury South West Division 2 East
2000–01[5] 12 Chinnor Slough High Wycombe, Witney South West Division 2 East
2001–02[6] 12 Marlow Chippenham Olney, Redingensians, Slough South West Division 2 East
2002–03[7] 12 Oxford Harlequins Swanage & Wareham Grove, Amersham & Chiltern, Dorchester South West Division 2 East
2003–04[8] 12 Maidenhead Swanage & Wareham High Wycombe, Frome, Stow-on-the-Wold South West Division 2 East
2004–05[9] 14 Reading Abbey Chippenham Ivel Barbarians, Amersham & Chiltern, Windsor South West Division 2 East
2005–06[10] 12 Cleve Swanage & Wareham Oakmeadians, Wimborne, Keynsham South West Division 2 East
2006–07[11] 12 Redingensians Bournemouth Aylesbury, Swindon, Frome South West Division 2 East
2007–08[12] 12 Chippenham Salisbury Tadley, Windsor, Marlow South West Division 2 East
2008–09[13] 12 Maidenhead Reading Henley Wanderers South West Division 2 East[n 1]
2009–10[14] 14 Cheltenham High Wycombe Royal Wootton Bassett, Trowbridge, Salisbury South West Division 1 East
2010–11[15] 14 Amersham & Chiltern Maidenhead Wimborne, Oakmeadians, Wallingford South West Division 1 East
2011––12[16] 14 Maidenhead Salisbury Olney, Buckingham, Reading Abbey South West Division 1 East
2012–13[17] 14 Bracknell Old Centralians High Wycombe, Swanage & Wareham, Bletchley South West Division 1 East
2013–14[18] 14 Oxford Harlequins Towcestrians Salisbury, Marlow, Cheltenham South West Division 1 East
2014–15[19] 14 Chippenham Towcestrians Bletchley, Buckingham, Devizes South West Division 1 East
2015–16[20] 14 Towcestrians Salisbury Swanage & Wareham, Trowbridge, High Wycombe South West Division 1 East
2016–17 14
Green backgrounds are promotion places.
  1. ^ The division would be renamed South West Division 1 East for the next season and along with the whole national restructure of the league system by the RFU lead to mass changes at all levels.

South West 1 (east v west) promotion play-offs[edit]

Since the 2000–01 season there has been a play-off between the runners-up of South West 1 East and South West 1 West for the third and final promotion place to National League 3 South-West. The team with the superior league record has home advantage. As of the end of the 2015–16 season the South West 1 West teams' have been the stronger with 11 wins to the South West 1 East teams' 5.

South West 1 (east v west) promotion play-off results
Season Home Team Score Away Team Venue Attendance
2000–01[21] Stroud (SW2W) 37-8 Slough (SW2E) Fromehall Park, Stroud, Gloucestershire
2001–02[22] Chippenham (SW2E) 5-20 Berry Hill (SW2W) Allington Fields, Chippenham, Wiltshire
2002–03[23] Clevedon (SW2W) 22-8 Swanage & Wareham (SW2E) Coleridge Vale Playing Fields, Clevedon, Somerset
2003–04[24] Swanage & Wareham (SW2E) 19-23 Penryn (SW2W) Bestwall Road, Dorset
2004–05[25] Chippenham (SW2E) 24-18 Coney Hill (SW2W) Allington Fields, Chippenham, Wiltshire
2005–06[26] Swanage & Wareham (SW2E) 10-26 St Ives (SW2W) Bestwall Road, Dorset
2006–07[27] Bournemouth (SW2E) 43-12 Brixham (SW2W) Chapel Gate, Bournemouth, Dorset
2007–08[28][29] Barnstaple (SW2W) 17-6 Salisbury (SW2E) Pottington Road, Barnstaple, Devon
2008–09[30][31] Reading (SW2E) 16-10 Newton Abbot (SW2W) Holme Park, Sonning, Reading, Berkshire
2009–10[32][33] Newton Abbot (SW1W) 23-14 High Wycombe (SW1E) Rackerhayes, Newton Abbot, Devon
2010–11[34][35] Old Redcliffians (SW1W) 52-8 Maidenhead (SW1E) Scotland Lane, Brislington, Bristol
2011–12[36][37] Salisbury (SW1E) 13-13 (a.e.t.)[a 1] Avonmouth Old Boys (SW1W) Castle Road, Salisbury, Wiltshire
2012–13[39][40] Old Centralians (SW1E) 25-15 Camborne (SW1W) Saintbridge Sports Centre, Gloucester, Gloucestershire 500
2013–14[41][42] Towcestrians (SW1E) 18-22 Chard (SW1W) Greens Norton Road, Towcester, Northamptonshire
2014–15[43][44] Towcestrians (SW1E) 20-25 Ivybridge (SW1W) Greens Norton Road, Towcester, Northamptonshire
2015–16[45][46] Salisbury (SW1E) 26-24 Thornbury (SW1W) Castle Road, Salisbury, Wiltshire 500
2016–17
Green backgrounds represent promoted teams. SW1E stands for South West 1 East while SW1W stands for South West 1 West (or SW2E/SW2W for versions prior to 2009).
  1. ^ After extra time the game was tied with each sides having 2 tries each. As a result Avonmouth Old Boys were awarded the victory by virtue of being the away side.[38]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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