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2005–06 National Division One

2005–06 National Division One
Countries  England
Champions Harlequins
(first title)
Runners-up Bedford Blues
Relegated no relegation
Attendance 374,846 (average 2,245 per match)[a 1]
Highest attendance 12,500 Harlequins at home to Plymouth Albion on 29 April 2006
Lowest attendance 325 Sedgley Park at home to Newbury on 18 February 2006
Top point scorer England James Moore
(Coventry) 251 points
Top try scorer England Scott Donald
(Earth Titans) 20 tries

The 2005–06 National Division One was the 19th full season of rugby union within the second tier of the English league system, currently known as the RFU Championship. New teams to the division included Harlequins who had been relegated from the 2004–05 Zurich Premiership, while Doncaster and Newbury were promoted from the 2004–05 National Division Two.[1][2][3] Additional changes saw Penzance & Newyln RFC rebrand themselves as the Cornish Pirates as well as moving from their home ground, the Mennaye Field in Penzance, to a more central location in Truro at the Kenwyn Rugby Ground (a temporary stadium built in the city) with the aim to appeal more to Cornish fans on the whole as well as making home games more accessible.[4] Rotherham Titans also rebranded themselves as 'Earth Titans' for sponsorship purposes for this season.[5]

After only one season Harlequins won the National Division One at the first attempt and returned to the Guinness Premiership for season 2006–07.[6] Bedford Blues finished in second place and there was no relegation to National Division Two following the RFU's decision to expand National Division One from 14 to 16 teams for the 2006–07 season.[7][8]

Participating teams

Team Stadium Capacity City/Area
Bedford Blues Goldington Road 7,000 Bedford, Bedfordshire
Cornish Pirates Kenwyn Rugby Ground 5,800 Truro, Cornwall
Coventry Butts Park Arena 4,000 Coventry, West Midlands
Doncaster Castle Park 3,075 Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Earth Titans Clifton Lane 2,500 Rotherham, South Yorkshire
Exeter Chiefs County Ground 5,200 Exeter, Devon
Harlequins The Stoop 10,000 Twickenham, London
London Welsh Old Deer Park 5,850 Richmond, London
Newbury Monk's Lane 8,000 Newbury, Berkshire
Nottingham Ireland Avenue 4,950 Beeston, Nottinghamshire
Otley Cross Green 5,000 Otley, West Yorkshire
Pertemps Bees Sharmans Cross 2,500 Solihull, West Midlands
Plymouth Albion The Brickfields 6,500 Plymouth, Devon
Sedgley Park Park Lane 3,000 Whitefield, Greater Manchester

Table

2005–06 National Division One Table[9]
Club Played Won Drawn Lost Points For Points Against Points Difference Points Losses Points Tries Points
1 Harlequins 26 25 0 1 1001 337 664 1 20 121
2 Bedford Blues 26 19 1 6 906 542 364 5 17 100
3 Cornish Pirates 26 19 0 7 682 560 122 2 12 90
4 Earth Titans 26 15 1 10 715 613 102 4 13 79
5 Plymouth Albion 26 14 0 12 639 537 102 8 11 75
6 Exeter Chiefs 26 14 0 12 594 602 –8 6 9 71
7 Nottingham 26 13 0 13 642 604 38 5 9 66
8 Otley 26 10 1 15 540 627 –87 7 3 52
9 Doncaster 26 10 1 15 555 699 –144 5 5 52
10 Coventry 26 9 0 17 593 732 –139 9 9 52 *
11 Newbury 26 8 2 16 614 905 –291 1 9 46
12 London Welsh 26 8 1 17 536 700 –164 5 6 45
13 Sedgley Park 26 6 3 17 531 856 –325 4 7 41
14 Pertemps Bees 26 6 2 18 501 735 –234 4 3 35
  • 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) difference between points for and against; (2) total number of points for.
Green background are promotion places. Pink background are relegation places (there was no relegation this season).
Notes
  • Coventry were docked two points for an administrative error when re–registering a player, Dave Millard. Following a foot injury, the winger was loaned to junior club Kenilworth while he was recovering. He returned before the game against Bedford on 27 December 2005 where he was named among the seven replacements. There was an error in the paperwork submitted to the RFU, and although Millard was not used, Coventry were found guilty.
  • Statement by First Division Rugby regarding Newbury versus Birmingham & Solihull
Newbury have been awarded a 0–0 win and 4 league points following their match against Pertemps Bees on 22 April.
Pertemps Bees won the match by 35 pts to 22 pts but due to a severe injury crisis had to field three unregistered players with the prior approval of FDR in order to fulfil the fixture. All points gained by either side in the match will be disregarded for the purpose of the official league table in accordance with the RFU Regulations.

Results

Round 1

3 September 2005
Coventry 26 - 27 Sedgley Park
Report
Butts Park Arena
Attendance: 1,483
Referee: Geraint Ashton-Jones
3 September 2005
Doncaster 20 - 40 Cornish Pirates
Report
Castle Park
Attendance: 1,213
Referee: Gareth Copsey
3 September 2005
Newbury 31 - 24 London Welsh
Report
Monk's Lane
Attendance: 752
Referee: Llyr Apgeraint-Roberts
3 September 2005
Nottingham 41 - 28 Earth Titans
Report
Ireland Avenue
Referee: Chris Sharp
3 September 2005
Otley 16 - 16 Bedford Blues
Report
Cross Green
Attendance: 850
Referee: Andrew Small
3 September 2005
Pertemps Bees 9 - 35 Harlequins
Report
Sharmans Cross
Attendance: 2,475
Referee: Martin Fox
3 September 2005
Plymouth Albion 35 - 13 Exeter Chiefs
Report
Brickfields
Attendance: 4,873
Referee: Tim Beddow

Round 2

10 September 2005
Bedford Blues 47 - 17 Doncaster
Report
Goldington Road
Attendance: 1,477
Referee: Chris Sharp
10 September 2005
Coventry 13 - 22 Earth Titans
Report
Butts Park Arena
Referee: Bruce Robertson
10 September 2005
Exeter Chiefs 21 - 10 London Welsh
Report
County Ground
Attendance: 1,215
Referee: Richard Draper
10 September 2005
Newbury 25 - 26 Cornish Pirates
Report
Monk's Lane
Attendance: 715
Referee: Dean Richards
10 September 2005
Otley 15 - 18 Harlequins
Report
Cross Green
Attendance: 3,417
Referee: Tim Beddow
10 September 2005
Pertemps Bees 24 - 13 Plymouth Albion
Report
Sharmans Cross
Attendance: 500
Referee: Tim Wigglesworth
10 September 2005
Sedgley Park 12 - 29 Nottingham
Report
Park Lane
Referee: Nick Williams

Round 3

17 September 2005
Bedford Blues 34 - 13 Sedgley Park
Report
Goldington Road
Attendance: 1,584
Referee: Dale Newitt
17 September 2005
Coventry 30 - 14 Otley
Report
Butts Park Arena
Attendance: 1,381
Referee: Dean Richards
17 September 2005
Doncaster 17 - 23 Exeter Chiefs
Report
Castle Park
Attendance: 738
Referee: Andrew Small
17 September 2005
Harlequins 52 - 13 Newbury
Report
The Stoop
Attendance: 8,017
Referee: Geraint Ashton-Jones
17 September 2005
London Welsh 24 - 15 Pertemps Bees
Report
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 840
Referee: Gareth Copsey
17 September 2005
Plymouth Albion 23 - 22 Nottingham
Report
Brickfields
Attendance: 2,582
Referee: Llyr Apgeraint-Roberts
18 September 2005
Cornish Pirates 43 - 13 Earth Titans
Report
Kenwyn Ground
Attendance: 2,200
Referee: Tim Beddow

Round 4

24 September 2005
Doncaster Knights 31 - 29 Coventry
Report
Castle Park
Referee: Alan Biggs
24 September 2005
Earth Titans 35 - 30 Plymouth Albion
Report
Clifton Lane
Attendance: 1,120
Referee: Andrew Small
24 September 2005
Exeter Chiefs 16 - 43 Cornish Pirates
Report
County Ground
Attendance: 2,232
Referee: Geraint Ashton-Jones
24 September 2005
London Welsh 24 - 40 Bedford Blues
Report
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 1,450
Referee: Dean Richards
24 September 2005
Newbury 42 - 27 Otley
Report
Monk's Lane
Attendance: 664
Referee: Rowan Kitt
24 September 2005
Nottingham 10 - 32 Harlequins
Report
Ireland Avenue
Attendance: 2,744
Referee: Tim Wigglesworth
24 September 2005
Sedgley Park 33 - 33 Pertemps Bees
Report
Park Lane
Attendance: 375
Referee: Chris Sharp

Round 5

1 October 2005
Bedford Blues 31 - 12 Cornish Pirates
Report
Goldington Road
Attendance: 2,477
Referee: Llyr Apgeraint-Roberts
1 October 2005
Earth Titans 17 - 10 Exeter Chiefs
Report
Clifton Lane
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Bruce Robertson
1 October 2005
Harlequins 27 - 7 Doncaster
Report
The Stoop
Attendance: 7,576
Referee: Steve Lander
1 October 2005
Nottingham 22 - 16 London Welsh
Report
Ireland Avenue
Attendance: 908
Referee: Dale Newitt
1 October 2005
Otley 33 - 27 Sedgley Park
Report
Cross Green
Attendance: 916
Referee: Carlo Damasco
1 October 2005
Pertemps Bees 29 - 7 Coventry
Report
Sharmans Cross
Referee: Tim Beddow
1 October 2005
Plymouth Albion 41 - 52 Newbury
Report
Brickfields
Attendance: 2,424
Referee: Nick Williams

Round 6

8 October 2005
Bedford Blues 24 - 16 Earth Titans
Report
Goldington Road
Attendance: 2,287
Referee: Carlo Damasco
8 October 2005
Coventry 18 - 36 Harlequins
Report
Butts Park Arena
Attendance: 4,612
Referee: Andrew Small
8 October 2005
Doncaster 14 - 9 Plymouth Albion
Report
Castle Park
Attendance: 859
Referee: Rowan Kitt
8 October 2005
Exeter Chiefs 38 - 22 Pertemps Bees
Report
County Ground
Attendance: 1,287
Referee: Geraint Ashton-Jones
8 October 2005
London Welsh 24 - 28 Otley
Report
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 800
Referee: Alan Biggs
9 October 2005
Cornish Pirates 29 - 20 Nottingham
Report
Kenywn Ground
Attendance: 2,800
Referee: Tim Beddow
9 October 2005
Newbury 38 - 14 Sedgley Park
Report
Monk's Lane
Attendance: 854
Referee: Richard Draper

Round 7

22 October 2005
Coventry 7 - 13 Plymouth Albion
Report
Butts Park Arena
Attendance: 1,742
Referee: Tim Beddow
22 October 2005
Earth Titans 38 - 23 Newbury
Report
Clifton Lane
Attendance: 920
Referee: Andrew Vertigan
22 October 2005
Harlequins 70 - 5 Exeter Chiefs
Report
The Stoop
Attendance: 9,153
Referee: Ashley Rowden
22 October 2005
Nottingham 10 - 25 Bedford Blues
Report
Ireland Avenue
Attendance: 1,540
Referee: Gareth Copsey
22 October 2005
Otley 24 - 16 Doncaster
Report
Cross Green
Attendance: 1,267
Referee: David Rosich
22 October 2005
Pertemps Bees 24 - 36 Cornish Pirates
Report
Sharmans Cross
Attendance: 650
Referee: Chris Sharp
22 October 2005
Sedgley Park 32 - 28 London Welsh
Report
Park Lane
Attendance: 475
Referee: Tim Wigglesworth

Round 8

29 October 2005
Bedford Blues 35 - 18 Pertemps Bees
Report
Goldington Road
Attendance: 2,097
Referee: Tim Beddow
29 October 2005
Earth Titans 7 - 22 Harlequins
Report
Clifton Lane
Attendance: 2,250
Referee: Bruce Robertson
29 October 2005
Exeter Chiefs 19 - 18 Nottingham
Report
County Ground
Attendance: 1,261
Referee: Dale Newitt
29 October 2005
London Welsh 27 - 27 Doncaster
Report
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 750
Referee: Geraint Ashton-Jones
29 October 2005
Newbury 24 - 36 Coventry
Report
Monk's Lane
Attendance: 878
Referee: Alan Biggs
29 October 2005
Plymouth Albion 33 - 3 Otley
Report
Brickfields
Attendance: 2,415
Referee: David Rose
30 October 2005
Cornish Pirates 53 - 8 Sedgley Park
Report
Kenwyn Ground
Attendance: 2,433
Referee: Llyr Apgeraint-Roberts

Round 9

12 November 2005
Bedford Blues P - P Exeter Chiefs

  • Postponed. Game rescheduled to 17 December 2005.
12 November 2005
Doncaster 26 - 16 Newbury
Report
Castle Park
Attendance: 911
Referee: Gareth Copsey
12 November 2005
London Welsh 18 - 29 Plymouth Albion
Report
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 750
Referee: Romain Poite
12 November 2005
Nottingham 26 - 27 Coventry
Report
Ireland Avenue
Attendance: 905
Referee: Andrew Vertigan
12 November 2005
Pertemps Bees 26 - 27 Earth Titans
Report
Sharmans Cross
Referee: Tim Hayes
12 November 2005
Sedgley Park 22 - 29 Harlequins
Report
Park Lane
Attendance: 1,475
Referee: Llyr Apgeraint-Roberts
13 November 2005
Cornish Pirates 39 - 22 Otley
Report
Kenwyn Ground
Attendance: 2,600
Referee: Nick Williams

Round 10

19 November 2005
Earth Titans 25 - 19 Doncaster
Report
Clifton Lane
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Llyr Apgeraint-Roberts
19 November 2005
Exeter Chiefs 47 - 10 Sedgley Park
Report
County Ground
Attendance: 1,005
Referee: Rowan Kitt
19 November 2005
Newbury 40 - 37 Nottingham
Report
Monk's Lane
Attendance: 408
Referee: Richard Draper
19 November 2005
Otley 19 - 22 Pertemps Bees
Report
Cross Green
Referee: Chris Sharp
19 November 2005
Plymouth Albion 28 - 23 Bedford Blues
Report
Brickfields
Attendance: 1,953
Referee: Nick Williams
20 November 2005
Coventry 26 - 18 London Welsh
Report
Butts Park Arena
Attendance: 1,752
20 November 2005
Harlequins 50 - 6 Cornish Pirates
Report
The Stoop
Attendance: 10,843
Referee: Tim Wigglesworth

Round 11

2 December 2005
Nottingham 12 - 0 Doncaster
Report
Ireland Avenue
Attendance: 1,200
Referee: Llyr Apgeraint-Roberts
3 December 2005
Bedford Blues 20 - 26 Harlequins
Report
Goldington Road
Attendance: 5,500
Referee: Martin Fox
3 December 2005
Exeter Chiefs 8 - 12 Otley
Report
County Ground
Attendance: 1,176
Referee: Tim Beddow
3 December 2005
London Welsh 13 - 7 Earth Titans
Report
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 900
Referee: Geraint Ashton-Jones
3 December 2005
Pertemps Bees 22 - 22 Newbury
Report
Sharmans Cross
Referee: Dean Richards
3 December 2005
Sedgley Park 8 - 25 Plymouth Albion
Report
Park Lane
Attendance: 475
Referee: Dale Newitt
4 December 2005
Cornish Pirates 15 - 10 Coventry
Report
Kenwyn Ground
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Gareth Copsey

Round 12

10 December 2005
Coventry 19 - 24 Exeter Chiefs
Report
Butts Park Arena
Attendance: 1,640
Referee: Chris Sharp
10 December 2005
Doncaster 31 - 27 Pertemps Bees
Report
Castle Park
Attendance: 1,001
Referee: Tim Wigglesworth
10 December 2005
London Welsh 17 - 20 Cornish Pirates
Report
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 1,450
Referee: Rowan Kitts
10 December 2005
Earth Titans 32 - 11 Sedgley Park
Report
Clifton Lane
Referee: Bruce Robertson
10 December 2005
Newbury 17 - 50 Bedford Blues
Report
Monk's Lane
Attendance: 840
Referee: Geraint Ashton-Jones
10 December 2005
Otley 29 - 20 Nottingham
Report
Cross Green
Attendance: 780
Referee: Dean Richards
10 December 2005
Plymouth Albion 16 - 23 Harlequins
Report
Brickfields
Attendance: 5,551
Referee: Llyr Apgeraint-Roberts

Round 9 (rescheduled game)

17 December 2005
Bedford Blues 28 - 13 Exeter Chiefs
Report
Goldington Road
Attendance: 1,915
Referee: Dale Newitt

Round 13

26 December 2005
Harlequins 47 - 23 London Welsh
Report
The Stoop
Attendance: 10,155
Referee: Steve Lander
26 December 2005
Otley 17 - 22 Earth Titans
Report
Cross Green
Attendance: 1,987
Referee: Tim Wigglesworth
26 December 2005
Plymouth Albion 23 - 26 Cornish Pirates
Report
Brickfields
Attendance: 5,672
Referee: David Rose
27 December 2005
Coventry 24 - 31 Bedford Blues
Report
Butts Park Arena
Attendance: 3,000
Referee: Martin Fox
27 December 2005
Doncaster 33 - 20 Sedgley Park
Report
Castle Park
Attendance: 1,236
Referee: Chris Sharp
27 December 2005
Newbury 37 - 35 Exeter Chiefs
Report
Monk's Lane
Attendance: 952
Referee: Alan Biggs
27 December 2005
Nottingham 30 - 8 Pertemps Bees
Report
Ireland Avenue
Attendance: 1,103
Referee: Dale Newitt

Round 14

31 December 2005
Earth Titans P - P Nottingham

  • Postphoned. Game rescheduled to 4 February 2006.
31 December 2005
Exeter Chiefs 0 - 7 Plymouth Albion
Report
County Ground
Attendance: 3,192
Referee: Tim Beddow
31 December 2005
London Welsh 25 - 3 Newbury
Report
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 1,030
Referee: Nick Williams
31 December 2005
Sedgley Park 22 - 19 Coventry
Report
Park Lane
Attendance: 435
Referee: Llyr Apgeraint-Roberts
2 January 2006
Bedford Blues 42 - 20 Otley
Report
Goldington Road
Attendance: 2,829
Referee: Rowan Kitt
2 January 2006
Cornish Pirates 43 - 26 Doncaster
Report
Kenwyn Ground
Attendance: 2,643
Referee: David Rose
2 January 2006
Harlequins 42 - 3 Pertemps Bees
Report
The Stoop
Attendance: 8,550
Referee: Dean Richards

Round 15

14 January 2006
Doncaster 17 - 24 Bedford Blues
Report
Castle Park
Attendance: 1,177
Referee: Dale Newitt
14 January 2006
Earth Titans 44 - 29 Coventry
Report
Clifton Lane
Attendance: 1,040
Referee: Ashley Rowden
14 January 2006
Harlequins 43 - 3 Otley
Report
The Stoop
Attendance: 8,092
Referee: David Rose
14 January 2006
London Welsh 23 - 16 Exeter Chiefs
Report
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 830
Referee: Gareth Copsey
14 January 2006
Nottingham 23 - 16 Sedgley Park
Report
Ireland Avenue
Attendance: 1,129
Referee: Greg Garner
14 January 2006
Plymouth Albion 34 - 21 Pertemps Bees
Report
Brickfields
Attendance: 2,658
Referee: Andrew Vertigan
15 January 2006
Cornish Pirates 30 - 10 Newbury
Report
Kenwyn Ground
Attendance: 2,689
Referee: Rowan Kitt

Round 16

21 January 2006
Earth Titans 41 - 7 Cornish Pirates
Report
Clifton Lane
Attendance: 2,000
Referee: Llyr Apgeraint-Roberts
21 January 2006
Exeter Chiefs 31 - 5 Doncaster
Report
County Ground
Attendance: 1,454
Referee: David Rose
21 January 2006
Nottingham 21 - 15 Plymouth Albion
Report
Ireland Avenue
Attendance: 1,011
Referee: Tim Beddow
21 January 2006
Otley 24 - 27 Coventry
Report
Cross Green
Attendance: 572
Referee: Bruce Robertson
21 January 2006
Newbury 25 - 27 Harlequins
Report
Monk's Lane
Attendance: 3,362
Referee: Sean Davey
21 January 2006
Pertemps Bees 26 - 10 London Welsh
Report
Sharmans Cross
Attendance: 700
Referee: Greg Garner
21 January 2006
Sedgley Park 29 - 45 Bedford Blues
Report
Park Lane
Attendance: 475
Referee: Terry Hall

Round 17

28 January 2006
Bedford Blues 38 - 17 London Welsh
Report
Goldington Road
Attendance: 2,397
Referee: Dale Newitt
28 January 2006
Coventry 37 - 24 Doncaster
Report
Butts Park Arena
Attendance: 2,198
Referee: Richard Draper
28 January 2006
Harlequins 31 - 16 Nottingham
Report
The Stoop
Attendance: 8,231
Referee: Rowan Kitt
28 January 2006
Otley 51 - 14 Newbury
Report
Cross Green
Attendance: 907
Referee: Martin Fox
28 January 2006
Pertemps Bees 12 - 6 Sedgley Park
Report
Sharmans Cross
Attendance: 500
Referee: Gareth Copsey
28 January 2006
Plymouth Albion 15 - 14 Earth Titans
Report
Brickfields
Attendance: 2,905
Referee: Dean Richards
29 January 2006
Cornish Pirates 16 - 23 Exeter Chiefs
Report
Kenwyn Ground
Attendance: 2,905
Referee: Tim Wigglesworth

Round 14 (rescheduled game)

4 February 2006
Earth Titans 32 - 23 Nottingham
Report
Clifton Lane
Attendance: 1,000
Referee: Tim Wigglesworth

Round 18

11 February 2006
Coventry 30 - 29 Pertemps Bees
Report
Butts Park Arena
Attendance: 1,474
Referee: Bruce Robertson
11 February 2006
Exeter Chiefs 29 - 23 Earth Titans
Report
County Ground
Attendance: 1,204
Referee: Nick Williams
11 February 2006
London Welsh 30 - 21 Nottingham
Report
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 650
Referee: Andrew Vertigan
11 February 2006
Newbury 27 - 18 Plymouth Albion
Report
Monk's Lane
Attendance: 720
Referee: Rowan Kitt
11 February 2006
Sedgley Park 7 - 19 Otley
Report
Park Lane
Attendance: 425
Referee: Chris Sharp
12 February 2006
Cornish Pirates 26 - 21 Bedford Blues
Report
Kenywn Ground
Attendance: 2,657
Referee: Tim Beddow
12 February 2006
Doncaster 0 - 45 Harlequins
Report
Castle Park
Attendance: 2,768
Referee: Llyr Apgeraint-Roberts

Round 19

18 February 2006
Earth Titans 9 - 31 Bedford Blues
Report
Clifton Lane
Attendance: 1,200
Referee: Chris Sharp
18 February 2006
Harlequins 52 - 12 Coventry
Report
The Stoop
Attendance: 8,950
Referee: Tim Wigglesworth
18 February 2006
Nottingham 18 - 16 Cornish Pirates
Report
Ireland Avenue
Attendance: 1,147
Referee: Dale Newitt
18 February 2006
Otley 25 - 28 London Welsh
Report
Cross Green
Attendance: 812
Referee: Andrew Small
18 February 2006
Pertemps Bees 23 - 16 Exeter Chiefs
Report
Sharmans Cross
Attendance: 650
Referee: Dean Richards
18 February 2006
Plymouth Albion 27 - 25 Doncaster
Report
Brickfields
Attendance: 2,238
Referee: Greg Garner
18 February 2006
Sedgley Park 35 - 35 Newbury
Report
Park Lane
Attendance: 325
Referee: Bruce Robertson

Round 20

25 February 2006
Bedford Blues 21 - 26 Nottingham
Report
Goldington Road
Attendance: 1,941
Referee: Richard Draper
25 February 2006
Doncaster 24 - 12 Otley
Report
Castle Park
Attendance: 1,038
Referee: Bruce Robertson
25 February 2006
Exeter Chiefs 13 - 8 Harlequins
Report
County Ground
Attendance: 3,645
Referee: Dale Newitt
25 February 2006
London Welsh 44 - 33 Sedgley Park
Report
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 510
Referee: Llyr Apgeraint-Roberts
25 February 2006
Newbury P - P Earth Titans

  • Postphoned. Game rescheduled to 4 March 2006.
25 February 2006
Plymouth Albion 34 - 27 Coventry
Report
Brickfields
Attendance: 2,170
Referee: Rowan Kitt
26 February 2006
Cornish Pirates P - P Pertemps Bees

  • Postphoned. Game rescheduled to 5 March 2006.

Round 20 (rescheduled games)

4 March 2006
Newbury 17 - 36 Earth Titans
Report
Monk's Lane
Attendance: 652
Referee: Gareth Copsey
5 March 2006
Cornish Pirates 21 - 13 Pertemps Bees
Report
Kenwyn Ground
Attendance: 1,814
Referee: Nick Williams

Round 21

11 March 2006
Coventry 45 - 29 Newbury
Report
Butts Park Arena
Attendance: 1,878
Referee: Terry Hall
11 March 2006
Doncaster 30 - 11 London Welsh
Report
Castle Park
Attendance: 958
Referee: Gareth Copsey
11 March 2006
Harlequins 50 - 10 Earth Titans
Report
The Stoop
Attendance: 7,823
Referee: Steve Lander
11 March 2006
Nottingham 49 - 34 Exeter Chiefs
Report
Ireland Avenue
Attendance: 574
Referee: Alan Biggs
11 March 2006
Otley 15 - 14 Plymouth Albion
Report
Cross Green
Attendance: 862
Referee: Dale Newitt
11 March 2006
Pertemps Bees 16 - 68 Bedford Blues
Report
Sharmans Cross
Referee: Andrew Vertigan
11 March 2006
Sedgley Park 31 - 21 Cornish Pirates
Report
Park Lane
Attendance: 470
Referee: Tim Beddow

Round 22

25 March 2006
Bedford Blues 34 - 28 Plymouth Albion
Report
Goldington Road
Attendance: 2,348
Referee: Gareth Copsey
25 March 2006
London Welsh 32 - 13 Coventry
Report
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 1,260
Referee: Rowan Kitt
25 March 2006
Nottingham 35 - 17 Newbury
Report
Ireland Avenue
Attendance: 966
Referee: Nick Williams
25 March 2006
Pertemps Bees 12 - 33 Otley
Report
Sharmans Cross
Referee: Bruce Robertson
25 March 2006
Sedgley Park 36 - 28 Exeter Chiefs
Report
Park Lane
Attendance: 425
Referee: Llyr Apgeraint-Roberts
26 March 2006
Cornish Pirates 8 - 29 Harlequins
Report
Kenwyn Ground
Attendance: 5,879
Referee: Roy Maybank
26 March 2006
Doncaster 35 - 24 Earth Titans
Report
Castle Park
Attendance: 1,869
Referee: Tim Wigglesworth

Round 23

1 April 2006
Coventry 29 - 19 Nottingham
Report
Butts Park Arena
Attendance: 2,206
Referee: Tim Wigglesworth
1 April 2006
Earth Titans 58 - 20 Pertemps Bees
Report
Clifton Lane
Attendance: 1,200
Referee: Gareth Copsey
1 April 2006
Exeter Chiefs 26 - 23 Bedford Blues
Report
Count Ground
Attendance: 1,535
Referee: Dale Newitt
1 April 2006
Harlequins 65 - 8 Sedgley Park
Report
The Stoop
Attendance: 7,938
Referee: Rowan Kitt
1 April 2006
Otley 7 - 13 Cornish Pirates
Report
Cross Green
Attendance: 749
Referee: Steve Lander
1 April 2006
Plymouth Albion 31 - 10 London Welsh
Report
Brickfields
Attendance: 2,476
Referee: Ashley Rowden
2 April 2006
Newbury 11 - 30 Doncaster
Report
Monk's Lane
Attendance: 475
Referee: Bruce Robertson

Round 25 (rescheduled game)

8 April 2006
Earth Titans 55 - 10 London Welsh
Report
Clifton Lane
Attendance: 1,200
Referee: Greg Garner
  • Game brought forward from 15 April 2006.

Round 24

15 April 2006
Bedford Blues 40 - 27 Coventry
Report
Goldington Road
Attendance: 2,025
Referee: Rob Debney
15 April 2006
Earth Titans 39 - 24 Otley
Report
Clifton Lane
Attendance: 1,500
Referee: Chris Sharp
15 April 2006
Exeter Chiefs 36 - 24 Newbury
Report
County Ground
Attendance: 1,457
Referee: Alan Biggs
15 April 2006
London Welsh 17 - 28 Harlequins
Report
Old Deer Park
Attendance: 5,120
Referee: Gareth Copsey
15 April 2006
Pertemps Bees 18 - 36 Nottingham
Report
Sharmans Cross
Referee: Geraint Ashton-Jones
15 April 2006
Sedgley Park 31 - 19 Doncaster
Report
Park Lane
Attendance: 482
Referee: Bruce Robertson
16 April 2006
Cornish Pirates 29 - 28 Plymouth Albion
Report
Kenwyn Ground
Attendance: 3,850
Referee: Tim Wigglesworth

Round 25

22 April 2006
Coventry 21 - 28 Cornish Pirates
Report
Butts Park Arena
Attendance: 2,147
Referee: Tim Beddow
22 April 2006
Doncaster 31 - 36 Nottingham
Report
Castle Park
Referee: Greg Garner
22 April 2006
Earth Titans P - P London Welsh

  • Rescheduled. Game brought forward to 8 April 2006.
22 April 2006
Harlequins 45 - 36 Bedford Blues
Report
The Stoop
Attendance: 9,120
Referee: Rob Debney
22 April 2006
Otley 22 - 25 Exeter Chiefs
Report
Cross Green
Attendance: 1,427
Referee: Ashley Rowden
22 April 2006
Plymouth Albion 55 - 7 Sedgley Park
Report
Brickfields
Attendance: 2,536
Referee: Richard Phillips
24 April 2006
Newbury 0 - 0 Pertemps Bees
Report
Monk's Lane
  • Newbury were awarded a 0–0 win and 4 league points following this match. Pertemps Bees won the match by 35 pts to 22 pts but due to a severe injury crisis had to field three unregistered players with the prior approval of FDR in order to fulfil the fixture. All points gained by either side in the match will be disregarded for the purpose of the official league table in accordance with the RFU Regulations.

Round 26

29 April 2006
Bedford Blues 79 - 22 Newbury
Report
Goldington Road
Attendance: 2,481
Referee: Steve Lander
29 April 2006
Cornish Pirates 36 - 13 London Welsh
Report
Kenwyn Road
Attendance: 1,724
Referee: Nick WIlliams
29 April 2006
Exeter Chiefs 45 - 5 Coventry
County Ground
Attendance: 3,575
Referee: Dale Newitt
29 April 2006
Harlequins 39 - 15 Plymouth Albion
Report
The Stoop
Attendance: 12,500
Referee: Rowan Kitt
29 April 2006
Nottingham 22 - 26 Otley
Report
Ireland Avenue
Attendance: 2,070
Referee: Terry Hall
29 April 2006
Pertemps Bees 29 - 31 Doncaster
Report
Sharmans Cross
Referee: Tim Beddow
29 April 2006
Sedgley Park 31 - 31 Earth Titans
Report
Park Lane
Attendance: 745
Referee: Eric Gauzins

Season attendances

Club Home
Games
Total Average Highest Lowest % Capacity
Bedford Blues 13 31,358 2,412 5,500 1,477 34%
Cornish Pirates 13 36,194 2,784 5,879 1,724 48%
Coventry 12[a 2] 25,513 2,126 4,612 1,381 52%
Doncaster 12[a 3] 13,768 1,252 2,768 738 41%
Earth Titans 12[a 4] 16,430 1,369 2,250 920 55%
Exeter Chiefs 13 24,238 1,864 3,645 1,005 36%
Harlequins 13 116,948 8,996 12,500 7,576 87%
London Welsh 13 16,340 1,257 5,120 510 21%
Newbury 12[a 5] 11,704 975 3,362 475 11%
Nottingham 12[a 6] 15,297 1,275 3,417 572 30%
Otley 12[a 7] 14,546 1,212 3,417 572 24%
Pertemps Bees 6[a 8] 5,475 913 2,475 500 37%
Plymouth Albion 13 40,453 3,112 5,672 1,953 48%
Sedgley Park 12[a 9] 6,582 549 1,475 325 18%

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  1. ^ Note that 15 home attendances are missing (see below) - so the total attendance will not be 100% accurate. The average attendance has also been taken into account with the missing games not included.
  2. ^ Missing home attendance v Earth Titans on 10 September 2005.
  3. ^ Missing home attendance v Coventry on 24 September 2005.
  4. ^ Missing home attendance v Sedgley Park on 10 December 2005.
  5. ^ Missing home attendance v Pertemps Bees on 24 April 2006.
  6. ^ Missing home attendance v Earth Titans on 3 September 2005.
  7. ^ Missing home attendance v Pertemps Bees on 19 November 2005.
  8. ^ Missing home attendances v Coventry on 1 October 2005, Earth Titans on 12 November 2005, Newbury on 3 December 2005, Bedford Blues on 11 March 2006, Otley on 25 March 2006, Nottingham on 15 April 2006 and Doncaster on 29 April 2006.
  9. ^ Missing home attendance v Nottingham on 10 September 2005.

Leading scorers

  • Note that points scorers includes tries as well as conversions, penalties and drop goals.

Season records

See also

References

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  2. ^ "CASTLE PARK MEN CROWNED KINGS". Doncaster Free Press. 8 April 2005. 
  3. ^ "rugby union Harrogate ready to clinch great escape". Yorkshire. 28 April 2004. 
  4. ^ "The Cornish are coming! Pirates prepare Premiership boarding party". The Independent. 15 December 2005. 
  5. ^ "TITANS DEFEND NEW NAME". South Yorkshire Times. 22 June 2005. 
  6. ^ "Harlequins caught on the hop by early return". The Telegraph. 3 April 2006. 
  7. ^ "Leagues 2005/06". Moseley Rugby Club. Retrieved 16 August 2012. 
  8. ^ "RFU council approves expansion of National League One". ESPN. 17 March 2006. 
  9. ^ "Final League Tables 2005-06". Trelawny's Army. Retrieved 16 August 2012. 
  10. ^ "National One 05/06 Home attendances". Rugby Statbunker. 29 April 2006. 
  11. ^ "National One 05/06 Leading point scorers". Rugby Statbunker. 29 April 2006. 
  12. ^ "National One 05/06 Leading try scorers". Rugby Statbunker. 29 April 2006. 
  13. ^ "National One 05/06 Most tries in a match (Team)". Rugby Statbunker. 29 April 2006. 
  14. ^ "National One 05/06 Most conversions in a match (Team)". Rugby Statbunker. 29 April 2006. 
  15. ^ "National One 05/06 Most penalties in a match (Team)". Rugby Statbunker. 29 April 2006. 
  16. ^ "National One 05/06 Most drop goals in a match (Team)". Rugby Statbunker. 29 April 2006. 
  17. ^ "National One 05/06 Most points in a match (Player)". Rugby Statbunker. 29 April 2006. 
  18. ^ "National One 05/06 Most tries in a match (Player)". Rugby Statbunker. 29 April 2006. 
  19. ^ "National One 05/06 Most conversions in a match (Player)". Rugby Statbunker. 29 April 2006. 
  20. ^ "National One 05/06 Most penalties in a match (Player)". Rugby Statbunker. 29 April 2006. 
  21. ^ "National One 05/06 Most drop goals in a match (Player)". Rugby Statbunker. 29 April 2006. 
  22. ^ "National One 05/06 Home attendance". Rugby Statbunker. 29 April 2006. 

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