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Dorset & Wilts 3 South

Dorset & Wilts 3 South
Current season or competition:
2018–19 Dorset & Wilts 3 South
England Rugby text logo.svg
SportRugby union
Instituted2005; 13 years ago (2005) (formerly known as Dorset & Wilts 3)
Number of teams10
Country England
HoldersNorth Dorset III (2nd title) (2017–18)
(promoted to Dorset & Wilts 2 South)
Most titlesNorth Dorset III (2 titles)
Websiteenglandrugby.com

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.

2018-19

2017-18

2016-17

Participating Clubs

2015–16

The division consists of ten teams, seven in Dorset, two in Wiltshire and one in Hampshire.

Participating teams and location

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.

Dorset & Wilts 3 South is located in Dorset
Dinton
Dinton
Dorset Dockers II
Dorset Dockers II
Lytchett Minster II
Lytchett Minster II
Newton Milton III
Newton Milton III
Oakmedians II
Oakmedians II
Swanage & Wareham III
Swanage & Wareham III
Wimborne III
Wimborne III
Locations of the 2015-16 Dorset & Wilts 3 South teams in Dorset & Wiltshire
Team Ground Capacity Town/Village Previous season
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)

Participating clubs 2012-13

  • Frome III
  • Lytchett Minster
  • Oakmeadians III
  • Salisbury III
  • South Wilts
  • Swanage & W III
  • Verwood
  • Wheatsheaf Cabin Crew
  • Wimborne III
  • Wincanton

Honours

Dorset & Wilts 3 South Honours
Season No of Teams Champions Runners–up Relegated Teams League Name
1998-99[1] 7 Bradford-on-Avon Berkshire Shire Hall No relegation Berks/Dorset/Wilts 3
1999-00[2] 6 Hungerford Warminster (along with 5 others)[a 2] No relegation Berks/Dorset/Wilts 3
2001-04 No competition
2005-06[3] 9 North Dorset III Chard II No relegation Dorset & Wilts 3 South
2006-07[4] 10 Swanage & Wareham IV[a 3] Blandford II No relegation Dorset & Wilts 3 South
2007-08[5] 8 Bridport II Lytchett Minster II No relegation Dorset & Wilts 3 South
2008-09[6] 9 Fordingbridge II Ellingham & Ringwood II No relegation Dorset & Wilts 3 South
2009-10[7] 10[a 4] East Dorset Poole No relegation Dorset & Wilts 3 South
2010-11[8] 12 Wincanton Weymouth & Portland II Swanage & Wareham IV, Bournemouth IV, Wimborne III[a 5] Dorset & Wilts 3 South
2011-12[9] 10 Dorchester II New Milton II Lytchett Minster II, Blandford II, Bridport II Dorset & Wilts 3 South
2012-13[10] 10 Lytchett Minster Frome III Oakmeadians Vets, Wincanton, Verwood Dorset & Wilts 3 South
2013-14[11] 8 Bournemouth III Wimborne III No relegation Dorset & Wilts 3 South
2014-15[12] 12 Wheatsheaf Cabin Crew Poole Weymouth & Portland II, Blandford II Dorset & Wilts 3 South
2015-16[13] 9 Dorset Dockers II Lytchett Minster II No relegation Dorset & Wilts 3 South
2016-17[14] 12 New Milton III Blandford II[a 6] No relegation Dorset & Wilts 3 South
2017-18[15] 8 North Dorset III Wimborne III No relegation Dorset & Wilts 3 South
2018-19 10
Green backgrounds are promotion places

Number of league titles

  • North Dorset III (2)
  • Bournemouth III (1)
  • Bradford-on-Avon (1)[a 7]
  • Bridport II (1)
  • Dorchester II (1)
  • Dorset Dockers II (1)
  • East Dorset (1)
  • Fordingbridge II (1)
  • Hungerford (1)[a 8]
  • Lytchett Minster (1)
  • New Milton III (1)
  • Swanage & Wareham IV (1)
  • Wheatsheaf Cabin Crew (1)
  • Wincanton (1)

Notes

  1. ^ Despite finishing 8th New Milton III were relegated due to New Milton II being relegated into Dorset & Wilts 2 South from Dorset & Wilts 1 South.
  2. ^ This would be the last season of Berks/Dorset/Wilts 3. Teams would all be promoted into a new regional league for the next season - joining either Dorset & Wilts 2 North or Dorset & Wilts 2 South depending on geographical location. A level 3 tier regional division would be reinstated in 2005-06.
  3. ^ Not promoted as Swanage & Wareham 3rd team in division above.
  4. ^ Division expanded due to folding of Dorset & Wilts 3 West.
  5. ^ Teams were relegated due to the creation of a new Dorset & Wilts 4 division for the following season.
  6. ^ 3rd place Dinton were also promoted.
  7. ^ Bradford-on-Avon's title was won back when the league was Berks/Dorset/Wilts 3.
  8. ^ Hungerford's title was won back when the league was Berks/Dorset/Wilts 3.

See also

References

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  2. ^ "1999-00 South West Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 4 May 2017.
  3. ^ "2005-06 South West Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 4 May 2017.
  4. ^ "2006-07 South West Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 4 May 2017.
  5. ^ "2007-08 South West Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 4 May 2017.
  6. ^ "2008-09 South West Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 4 May 2017.
  7. ^ "2009-10 South West Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 4 May 2017.
  8. ^ "2010-11 South West Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 4 May 2017.
  9. ^ "2011-12 South West Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 4 May 2017.
  10. ^ "2012-13 South West Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 4 May 2017.
  11. ^ "2013-14 South West Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 4 May 2017.
  12. ^ "2014-15 South West Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 4 May 2017.
  13. ^ "2015-16 South West Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 4 May 2017.
  14. ^ "2016-17 South West Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 4 May 2017.
  15. ^ "2017-18 South West Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 21 April 2018.