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2018–19 Dorset & Wilts 3 South
|Instituted||2005(formerly known as Dorset & Wilts 3)|
|Number of teams||10|
|Holders||North Dorset III (2nd title) (2017–18)|
(promoted to Dorset & Wilts 2 South)
|Most titles||North Dorset III (2 titles)|
Dorset & Wilts 3 South is an English Rugby Union league, forming part of the South West Division, for clubs primarily based in Dorset, sitting at tier 10 of the English rugby union system. Promoted teams generally move up to Dorset & Wilts 2 South. Previously relegated teams dropped to Dorset & Wilts 4 but since the cancellation of this division at the end of the 2015-16 season there has been no relegation.
In previous years, Dorset & Wilts 3 had been one division with teams from Berkshire included. In 2005, three regional divisions were created for teams in Dorset and Wiltshire, namely Dorset & Wilts 3 North, Dorset & Wilts 3 South and Dorset & Wilts 3 West. The West division was disbanded at the end of the 2009-09 season, leaving just the two divisions.
On occasion clubs in this division also take part in the RFU Junior Vase - a level 9-12 national competition.
Seven of the ten teams participated in last season's competition. The 2014-15 champions, Wheatsheaf Cabin Crew were promoted to Dorset & Wilts 2 South along with Poole (2nd) and Fordingbridge II (3rd), while Weymouth & Portland II and Blandford II were relegated to Dorset & Wilts 4.
|Bournemouth IV||Chapel Gate||Bournemouth, Dorset||6th|
|Dinton||The Recreation Ground||Dinton, Wiltshire||9th|
|Dorchester III||Coburg Road||Dorchester, Dorset||Promoted from Dorset & Wilts 4 (champions)|
|Dorset Dockers II||Potterne Park||Verwood, Dorset||5th|
|Lytchett Minster II||Lytchett Park||Lytchett Minster, Poole, Dorset||Promoted from Dorset & Wilts 4 (runners up)|
|Newton Milton III||Normans Way||Ashley, New Milton, Hampshire||10th|
|Oakmedians II||Meyrick Park||Bournemouth, Dorset||8th|
|Salisbury III||Castle Road||Salisbury, Wiltshire||7th|
|Swanage & Wareham III||Bestwall Road||Wareham, Dorset||4th|
|Wimborne III||Leigh Park||Wimborne, Dorset||Relegated from Dorset & Wilts 2 South (11th)|
|Season||No of Teams||Champions||Runners–up||Relegated Teams||League Name|
|1998-99||7||Bradford-on-Avon||Berkshire Shire Hall||No relegation||Berks/Dorset/Wilts 3|
|1999-00||6||Hungerford||Warminster (along with 5 others)[a 2]||No relegation||Berks/Dorset/Wilts 3|
|2005-06||9||North Dorset III||Chard II||No relegation||Dorset & Wilts 3 South|
|2006-07||10||Swanage & Wareham IV[a 3]||Blandford II||No relegation||Dorset & Wilts 3 South|
|2007-08||8||Bridport II||Lytchett Minster II||No relegation||Dorset & Wilts 3 South|
|2008-09||9||Fordingbridge II||Ellingham & Ringwood II||No relegation||Dorset & Wilts 3 South|
|2009-10||10[a 4]||East Dorset||Poole||No relegation||Dorset & Wilts 3 South|
|2010-11||12||Wincanton||Weymouth & Portland II||Swanage & Wareham IV, Bournemouth IV, Wimborne III[a 5]||Dorset & Wilts 3 South|
|2011-12||10||Dorchester II||New Milton II||Lytchett Minster II, Blandford II, Bridport II||Dorset & Wilts 3 South|
|2012-13||10||Lytchett Minster||Frome III||Oakmeadians Vets, Wincanton, Verwood||Dorset & Wilts 3 South|
|2013-14||8||Bournemouth III||Wimborne III||No relegation||Dorset & Wilts 3 South|
|2014-15||12||Wheatsheaf Cabin Crew||Poole||Weymouth & Portland II, Blandford II||Dorset & Wilts 3 South|
|2015-16||9||Dorset Dockers II||Lytchett Minster II||No relegation||Dorset & Wilts 3 South|
|2016-17||12||New Milton III||Blandford II[a 6]||No relegation||Dorset & Wilts 3 South|
|2017-18||8||North Dorset III||Wimborne III||No relegation||Dorset & Wilts 3 South|
|Green backgrounds are promotion places|