WRU Division Four South West

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WRU Division Four South West
Founded
1995
Nation
 Wales
Promotion To
WRU Division Three South West
Relegation To
WRU Division Five South West
Number of Teams
12
Level on Pyramid
Level 5
Current Champions (2011-12)
Maesteg Celtic RFC
Website
WRU National Leagues

The Welsh Rugby Union Division Four South West (also called the SWALEC Division Four South West for sponsorship reasons) is a rugby union league in Wales first implemented for the 1995/96 season.

Competition format and sponsorship[edit]

Competition[edit]

There are 12 clubs in the WRU Division Four South West. During the course of a season (which lasts from September to April) each club plays the others twice, once at their home ground and once at that of their opponents for a total of 22 games for each club, with a total of 132 games in each season. Teams receive four points for a win and two point for a draw, an additional bonus point is awarded to either team if they score four tries or more in a single match. No points are awarded for a loss though the losing team can gain a bonus point for finishing the match within seven points of the winning team. Teams are ranked by total points, then the amount of tries scored and then points difference. At the end of each season, the club with the most points is crowned as champion. If points are equal the tries scored then points difference determines the winner. The team who is declared champion at the end of the season is eligible for promotion to the WRU Division Three South West. The two lowest placed teams are relegated into the WRU Division Five South West.

Sponsorship[edit]

In 2008 the Welsh Rugby Union announced a new sponsorship deal for the club rugby leagues with SWALEC valued at £1 million (GBP).[1] The initial three year sponsorship was extended at the end of the 2010/11 season, making SWALEC the league sponsors until 2015.[2] The leagues sponsored are the WRU Divisions one through to seven.

2011/2012 Season[edit]

League teams[edit]

2011/2012 table[edit]

2011-12 WRU Division Four South West League Table
Club Played Won Drawn Lost Points for Points against Tries for Tries against Try bonus Losing bonus Points
1 Maesteg Celtic RFC 22 20 0 2 571 232 81 26 10 1 91
2 Resolven RFC 22 16 0 6 589 330 86 31 10 6 80
3 Trebanos RFC 22 16 1 5 630 281 81 34 10 3 79
4 Neath Athletic RFC 22 14 2 6 655 342 98 48 9 4 73
5 Cwmavon RFC 22 13 1 8 595 357 75 48 7 2 63
6 Pyle RFC 22 11 1 10 522 455 73 60 7 6 59
7 Glyncorrwg RFC 22 10 1 11 425 352 55 45 6 5 53
8 Nantyffyllon RFC 22 10 1 11 339 361 43 45 5 3 50
9 Birchgrove RFC 22 6 0 16 296 676 37 94 1 4 29
10 Briton Ferry RFC 22 5 2 15 291 599 37 85 2 2 28
11 Pontardawe RFC 22 3 0 19 332 664 35 89 2 7 21
12 Abercrave RFC 22 3 1 18 217 813 27 123 1 3 18
Correct as of 3 June 2012

2010/2011 Season[edit]

League teams[edit]

2010/2011 table[edit]

2010-11 WRU Division Four South West League Table
Club Played Won Drawn Lost Points for Points against Tries for Tries against Try bonus Losing bonus Points
1 Maesteg Harlequins RFC 22 22 0 0 741 282 94 33 14 0 102
2 Vardre RFC 22 17 1 4 731 356 95 49 11 1 82
3 Maesteg Celtic RFC 22 13 1 8 417 393 53 50 5 3 62
4 Pontardawe RFC 22 12 0 10 508 426 64 52 9 3 60
5 Briton Ferry RFC 22 11 0 11 453 486 62 61 8 4 56
6 Glyncorrwg RFC 22 10 2 10 435 404 60 50 8 3 55
7 Bridgend Sports RFC 22 10 0 12 405 536 62 71 9 4 53
8 Birchgrove RFC 22 10 0 12 476 501 64 62 7 4 51
9 Abercrave RFC 22 8 0 14 457 442 55 62 5 9 46
10 Pyle RFC 22 7 0 15 391 451 55 59 2 7 37
11 Porthcawl RFC 22 7 2 13 336 634 40 91 4 0 36
12 Ystradgynlais RFC 22 1 2 19 274 713 35 99 1 6 15
Correct as of 3 June 2012

2009/2010 Season[edit]

League teams[edit]

2009/2010 Table[edit]

2009-2010 WRU Division Four South West League Table
Club Played Won Drawn Lost Points for Points against Tries for Tries against Try bonus Losing bonus Points
Aberavon Green Stars RFC 22 20 0 2 760 252 115 31 16 0 96
Taibach RFC 22 17 0 5 585 339 70 49 10 1 79
Vardre RFC 22 14 0 8 536 337 66 43 8 6 70
Pyle RFC 22 14 0 8 469 339 69 43 8 2 66
Pontardawe RFC 22 14 0 8 521 439 64 56 5 3 64
Glyncorrwg RFC 22 13 0 9 446 396 64 43 8 3 63
Abercrave RFC 22 9 0 13 445 451 58 56 6 7 49
Ystradgynlais RFC 22 8 0 14 357 506 46 67 6 6 44
Maesteg Celtic RFC 22 8 1 13 389 524 47 66 3 4 41
Porthcawl RFC 22 7 2 13 342 638 38 90 3 3 38
Tonna RFC 22 3 1 18 340 645 40 92 3 5 22
Resolven RFC 22 3 0 19 254 578 34 75 2 6 20
Correct as of 08:50 2 August 2010

2008/2009 Season[edit]

League teams[edit]

2008/2009 Table[edit]

2008-2009 WRU Division Four South West League Table
Club Played Won Drawn Lost Points for Points against Tries for Tries against Try bonus Losing bonus Points
Bryncoch RFC 22 21 0 1 743 403 106 58 13 0 93 1
Ystalyfera RFC 22 15 0 7 563 379 67 47 5 4 69
Taibach RFC 22 14 1 7 514 340 75 42 8 2 68
Glyncorrwg RFC 22 13 1 8 468 311 61 38 5 6 65
Resolven RFC 22 12 0 10 460 439 61 62 7 6 61
Pontycymmer RFC 22 10 0 12 384 405 52 49 5 5 50
Aberavon Green Stars RFC 22 10 0 12 342 598 49 85 5 3 48
Ystradgynlais RFC 22 9 0 13 366 451 44 59 4 3 43
Porthcawl RFC 22 7 1 14 490 517 64 72 6 6 42
Vardre RFC 22 8 1 13 343 381 44 46 1 6 41
Neath Athletic RFC 22 7 0 15 352 521 48 75 5 8 41
Birchgrove RFC 22 4 0 18 286 566 38 76 1 4 21
Correct as of 08:50 10 May 2009

1 Brynoch RFC were penalised with a 4 point deduction for not contesting scrums during a game with Glyncorrwg.

2007/2008 Season[edit]

League teams[edit]

2007/2008 Table[edit]

2007-2008 WRU Division Four South West League Table
Club Played Won Drawn Lost Points for Points against Tries for Tries against Try bonus Losing bonus Points
Glynneath RFC 22 18 0 4 541 246 69 27 10 2 84
Maesteg Celtic RFC 22 17 1 4 428 243 54 29 7 1 78
Taibach RFC 22 16 0 6 502 352 67 47 7 1 72
Bryncoch RFC 22 16 1 5 415 348 57 47 5 1 72
Brynamman RFC 22 11 0 11 477 355 59 44 6 6 56
Ystalyfera RFC 22 10 1 11 365 374 46 48 4 6 52
Glyncorrwg RFC 22 10 0 12 364 319 44 43 4 8 52
Pontycymmer RFC 22 9 1 12 291 404 40 50 1 3 42
Neath Athletic RFC 22 7 0 15 311 449 35 65 2 6 36
Resolven RFC 22 6 1 15 369 509 53 67 3 6 35
Abercrave RFC 22 5 1 16 260 543 33 75 0 2 24
Hirwaun RFC 22 4 0 18 290 471 41 56 2 6 24
Correct as of 00:00 1 August 2007

2006/2007 Season[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "SWALEC becomes new power behind Welsh rugby". WRU. 26 February 2012. Retrieved 26 May 2012. 
  2. ^ Cutler, Matt (18 August 2011). "Energy company SWALEC has extended its partnership with the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) through to 2015.". WRU. Retrieved 26 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "ASDA Join Welsh Rugby Community Programmes". WRU. 30 August 2005. Retrieved 26 May 2012.