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1994–95 Courage League National Division Two

1994–95 Courage League National Division Two
Countries England
ChampionsSaracens (2nd title)
Runners-upWakefield
RelegatedFylde and Coventry
Matches played90
Top point scorer213   Mike Johnson
(Wakefield)
Top try scorer8   Tony Penn
(Newcastle)[1]

The 1994–95 Courage League National Division Two was the eighth full season of rugby union within the second tier of the English league system, currently known as the RFU Championship. Joining the six teams who participated in 1993–94 were London Irish and Newcastle Gosforth, both relegated from Division One, and Coventry and Fylde who were both promoted from the third tier.

Saracens, the first team to be champions twice, were promoted to the Courage League National Division One for season 1995–96. There was no promotion for the runners–up Wakefield who finished in their highest league position. Coventry finished last and were relegated to Courage League National Division Three for season 1995–96 as were Fylde who finish one place above them. Both teams had been promoted in 1992–93.[2]

Participating teams

1994–95 Courage League National Division Two is located in England
Locations of the 1994–95 Courage League National Division Two teams
Team Stadium Capacity City/Area
Coventry Coundon Road 9,000+ Coventry, West Midlands
Fylde Woodlands Memorial Ground 9,000 Lytham St Annes, Lancashire
London Irish The Avenue 6,600 Sunbury-on-Thames, Surrey
London Scottish Athletic Ground 4,500 Richmond, London
Moseley The Reddings 10,000 (est) Birmingham, West Midlands
Newcastle Gosforth Kingston Park 10,000 Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Nottingham Ireland Avenue 4,950 Beeston, Nottinghamshire
Saracens Bramley Road 2,000[3] Enfield, London
Wakefield College Grove 3,000 Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Waterloo St Anthony's Road 9,000 Blundellsands, Merseyside

Table

1994–95 Courage League National Division Two Table
Club Played Won Drawn Lost Points For Points Against Points Difference Points
1 Saracens 18 15 1 2 389 213 176 31
2 Wakefield 18 12 1 5 354 261 93 25
3 Newcastle Gosforth 18 8 2 8 373 281 92 18
4 London Scottish 18 9 0 9 351 321 30 18
5 London Irish 18 9 0 9 363 381 –18 18
6 Moseley 18 8 1 9 299 303 –4 17
7 Nottingham 18 8 1 9 299 322 –23 17
8 Waterloo 18 8 0 10 287 331 –44 16
9 Fylde 18 8 0 10 250 329 –79 16
10 Coventry 18 2 0 16 213 436 –223 4
  • Points are awarded as follows:
  1. two points for a win
  2. one point for a draw
  3. no points for a loss
  • 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.

Sponsorship

National Division Two is part of the Courage Clubs Championship and is sponsored by Courage Brewery

See also

References

  1. ^ Stephen McCormack, ed. (2000). The Official RFU Club Directory 2000–2001. Harpenden: Queen Anne Press.
  2. ^ "Courage Clubs Championship 1994/95". Moseley Rugby Club. Retrieved 14 September 2012.
  3. ^ "Saracens aim for bigger Wembley crowds following Premiership defeat of Worcester". The Telegraph. 15 February 2010.