Yorkshire 5

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Yorkshire 5
Current season or competition::
2016–17 Yorkshire 5
England Rugby text logo.svg
Sport Rugby union
Number of teams 8
Country  England
Holders Wibsey (1st title) (2016–17)
(promoted to Yorkshire 4)
Most titles Wetherby (3 titles)
Website England RFU

Yorkshire 5 is an English Rugby Union league at the eleventh tier of the domestic competition and is currently the basement league of club rugby in Yorkshire. This league has not always been the bottom division as for a while there was a Yorkshire 6 but this league merged with Yorkshire 5 a few seasons ago. Also, for a short period, Yorkshire 5 was split into two parallel leagues based on geographical location. Promoted teams move up to Yorkshire 4.

Participating Clubs 2016-17[edit]

  • Garforth
  • Knaresborough
  • Mosborough (relegated from Yorkshire 4)
  • Rossington Hornets
  • Sheffield Oaks (relegated from Yorkshire 4)
  • Thirsk
  • Wibsey
  • Withernsea

Participating Clubs 2015-16[edit]

  • Garforth
  • Hallamshire
  • Hornsea (relegated from Yorkshire 4)
  • Knaresborough (relegated from Yorkshire 4)
  • Rossington Hornets
  • Stanley Rodillians
  • Thirsk
  • Wibsey

Participating Clubs 2014-15[edit]

  • Garforth
  • Hallamshire
  • Hessle (relegated from Yorkshire 4)
  • Rossington Hornets
  • Rotherham Clifton
  • Stanley Rodillians
  • Thirsk
  • Wibsey

Participating Clubs 2013–14[edit]

  • Garforth
  • Hallamshire
  • Knaresborough - (relegated from Yorkshire 4)
  • Marist - (relegated from Yorkshire 4)
  • Rossington Hornets
  • Rotherham Clifton
  • Stanley Rodillians
  • Thirsk
  • Wensleydale
  • Wibsey

Participating Clubs 2012–13[edit]

  • Adwick Le Street
  • Doncaster Amateurs
  • Garforth
  • Rawmarsh
  • Rossington Hornets
  • Rotherham Clifton
  • Sheffield Oaks
  • Stanley Rodillians
  • Stocksbridge
  • Wensleydale
  • Wibsey

Clubs joining the League[edit]

As this is currently the basement league of club rugby in Yorkshire, any club wishing to join the rugby union club hierarchy must begin at the bottom so all Yorkshire-based teams start in Yorkshire 5 and these are the clubs who have been accepted into the league structure for the first time.

  • 2012-13: Doncaster Amateurs
  • 2013-14: Hallamshire, Thirsk
  • 2016-17: Withernsea

Yorkshire 5 Honours[edit]

Yorkshire 5 Honours
Season No of Teams Champions Runners–up Relegated Teams League Name
1989-90 Wetherby Yorkshire 5
1990-91 Yorkshire 5
1991-92 Yorkshire 5
1992-93 Wetherby Yorkshire 5
1993-94 Yorkshire 5
1994-95 Yorkshire 5
1995-96 Yorkshire 5
1996-97 Yorkshire 5
1997-98 Yorkshire 5
1998-99[1] 8 Rotherham Clifton Edlington Granby Withernsea, Rawmarsh, Wickersley Exel, Adwick Le Street[a 1] Yorkshire 5
1999-00[2] 5 Wakefield Cougars[a 2] Ossett Nestle Rowntree, Garforth, Knaresborough Yorkshire 5
2000-01[3] 10 Wakefield Cougars Doncaster Phoenix Wickersley Exel Yorkshire 5
2001-02[4] 10 Sheffield Medicals Thornensians Rotherham Clifton, Rawmarsh, Marist Yorkshire 5
2002-03[5] 10 Stanley Rodillians Hornsea Ossett, Wibsey Yorkshire 5
2003-04[6] 10 Sheffield Oaks Burley No relegation[a 3] Yorkshire 5[a 4]
2004-05[7] 8 Halifax Vandals Aireborough No relegation Yorkshire 5 North-West
2004-05[8] 8 Hornsea Ossett No relegation Yorkshire 5 South-East
2005-06[9] 8 Knaresborough Wetherby No relegation Yorkshire 5 North-West
2005-06[10] 8 Mosborough Pontefract Pythons No relegation Yorkshire 5 South-East
2006-07[11] 9 Burley Garforth No relegation Yorkshire 5 North-West
2006-07[12] 7 Hemsworth Sheffield Medicals No relegation Yorkshire 5 South-East[a 5]
2007-08[13] 8 Halifax Vandals Sheffield Medicals No relegation Yorkshire 5A
2007-08[14] 8 Old Rishworthians Rotherham Phoenix No relegation Yorkshire 5B
2008-09[15] 9 Sheffield Medicals Hemsworth, Ossett, Harrogate Pythons (both also promoted)[a 6] Sheffield Oaks Yorkshire 5A
2008-09[16] 9 Leeds Medics and Dentists Old Grovians, Adwick Le Street (also promoted)[a 7] Leeds Metropolitan University[a 8] , Wetherby, Rossington Hornets Yorkshire 5B[a 9]
2009-10[17] 7 Mosborough Marist, Stanley Rodillians (also promoted) No relegation[a 10] Yorkshire Division 5
2010-11[18] 12 Wetherby Knaresborough No relegation Yorkshire Division 5
2011-12[19] 10 Hornsea Marist No relegation Yorkshire Division 5
2012-13[20] 9 Doncaster Amateurs Stocksbridge, Sheffield Oaks No relegation Yorkshire Division 5
2013-14[21] 9 Wensleydale Knaresborough No relegation Yorkshire Division 5
2014-15[22] 8 Hessle Rotherham Clifton No relegation Yorkshire Division 5
2015-16[23] 7 Stanley Rodillians Hornsea No relegation Yorkshire Division 5
2016-17[24] 8 Wibsey Mosborough No relegation Yorkshire Division 5
2017-18 8
Green backgrounds are promotion places.
  1. ^ Lots of relegations due to the creation of Yorkshire 6 for the following season.
  2. ^ No promotion as division to increase from 5 to 10 teams for the following season.
  3. ^ No relegation as Yorkshire 6 to be cancelled at the end of the season - it would re-emerge briefly in 2009-10 for one season only.
  4. ^ Yorkshire 5 would split into two regional divisions for the following season - Yorkshire 5 North-West and Yorkshire 5 South-East.
  5. ^ Yorkshire 5 South-East and North-West would be renamed as Yorkshire 5A and Yorkshire 5B for the following season with teams no longer grouped on a regional basis.
  6. ^ All promoted due to league restructure - Yorkshire 6 to be reinstated and Yorkshire 5 to merge back into a single division.
  7. ^ All promoted due to league restructure - Yorkshire 6 to be reinstated and Yorkshire 5 to merge back into a single division.
  8. ^ Leeds Metropolitan University would drop out of the league for the following season.
  9. ^ Yorkshire 5B and 5A would remerge back into a single division for the following season.
  10. ^ No relegation as Yorkshire 6 cancelled after just one season.

Promotion play-offs[edit]

Between 2005 and 2007 there was a play-off between the runners-up of Yorkshire 5 North-West and Yorkshire 5 South-West for the third and final promotion place to Yorkshire 4. The team with the superior league record has home advantage in the tie. At the end of the 2016–17 season Yorkshire 5 North-West have been the most successful winning all three games; and the away team has won promotion on two occasions compared to the home teams one.

For the 2007-08 season Yorkshire 5 was re-organized into non-geographical groups name Yorkshire 5A and Yorkshire 5B, with Yorkshire 5B being the most successful by winning the only playoff game played. After the 2008-09 season Yorkshire 5 returned to a single division meaning that there have been no more play-offs since.

Yorkshire 5A v Yorkshire 5B promotion play-off results
Season Home team Score Away team Venue Attendance
2004–05[25] Ossett 6-30 Aireborough (NW) Ossett Cricket and Athletic Club, Ossett, West Yorkshire
2005–06[26] Wetherby (NW) 64-3 Pontefract Pythons (SE) Grange Park, Wetherby, West Yorkshire
2006–07[27] Sheffield Medicals (SE) 10-13 Garforth (NW) Norton Playing Fields, Norton, Sheffield, South Yorkshire
2007–08 Rotherham Phoenix (B) 15-10 Sheffield Medicals (A) Clifton Lane, Rotherham, South Yorkshire
Green background is the promoted team. NW = Yorkshire 5 North-West, SE = Yorkshire 5 South-East, A = Yorkshire 5A and B = Yorkshire 5B

See also[edit]

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