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London 2 North East

London 2 North East
Current season or competition:
2019–20 London 2 North East
England Rugby text logo.svg
SportRugby union
Instituted1987; 32 years ago (1987)
Number of teams12
Country England
HoldersWoodford (1st title) (2018–19)
(promoted to London 1 North)
Most titlesRochford Hundred (4 titles)
Websiteenglandrugby.com

London 2 North East is an English level 7 Rugby Union League.[1] It is made up of teams predominantly from north east London, Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex. The twelve teams play home and away matches from September through to April. Each year all clubs in the division also take part in the RFU Intermediate Cup - a level 7 national competition.

Promoted teams move up to London 1 North with the league champions going up automatically and the runners up entering a promotion playoff against the league runners up from London 2 North West. Relegated teams from Cambridgeshire, Suffolk or Norfolk drop to London 3 Eastern Counties, while Essex and London teams drop to London 3 Essex.

Teams for 2019–20

Teams for 2018–19

Teams for 2017–18

Teams for 2016-17

Teams for 2015-16

Teams for 2014-15

Teams for 2013-14

Teams for 2012-13

Teams for 2009-2010

London 2 North East Honours

London 2 North East Honours
Season No of teams Champions Runners–up Relegated Teams League Name
1987-88 Barking London Division 3 North East
1988-89 Eton Manor London Division 3 North East
1989-90 Chingford London Division 3 North East
1990-91 Harlow London Division 3 North East
1991-92 Cambridge London Division 3 North East
1992-93 Brentwood London Division 3 North East
1993-94 Romford & Gidea Park London Division 3 North East
1994-95 Colchester London Division 3 North East
1995-96 Ipswich London Division 3 North East
1996-97 Diss London Division 3 North East
1997-98 Lowestoft & Yarmouth London Division 3 North East
1998-99[2] 17 Chelmsford Shelford Bancroft, Old Edwardians, Woodbridge London Division 3 North East
1999-00[3] 17 Rochford Hundred Basildon Multiple teams[a 1] London Division 3 North East
2000-01[4] 10 Southend Rochford Hundred Lowestoft & Yarmouth, Braintree, Campion London Division 3 North East
2001-02[5] 10 Shelford Basildon Chelmsford London Division 3 North East
2002-03[6] 10 Romford & Gidea Park Saffron Walden Basildon, Wymondham, West Norfolk, Rochford Hundred London Division 3 North East
2003-04[7] 10 Shelford Hadleigh No relegation[a 2] London Division 3 North East
2004-05[8] 12 Chingford Romford & Gidea Park Braintree, Chelmsford London Division 3 North East
2005-06[9] 12 Eton Manor Diss Sudbury, Saffron Walden London Division 3 North East
2006-07[10] 12 Bury St Edmunds Harlow Campion London Division 3 North East
2007-08[11] 12 Westcliff Diss Colchester, Ipswich London Division 3 North East
2008-09[12] 12 Rochford Hundred Brentwood No relegation[a 3] London Division 3 North East
2009-10[13] 12 Thurrock Colchester Mersea Island, Norwich London Division 2 North East
2010-11[14] 12 Rochford Hundred Braintree Harlow, Sudbury London Division 2 North East
2011-12[15] 12 Romford & Gidea Park Basildon Canvey Island, Beccles London Division 2 North East
2012-13[16] 12 North Walsham Woodford Stevenage Town, Old Streetonians London Division 2 North East
2013-14[17] 12 Ipswich Saffron Walden Lowestoft & Yarmouth, Stowmarket London Division 2 North East
2014-15[18] 11 Chelmsford Diss Old Cooperians[a 4] London Division 2 North East
2015-16[19] 12 Saffron Walden Sudbury Basildon[a 5] London Division 2 North East
2016-17[22] 12 Diss South Woodham Ferrers Campion, Holt London Division 2 North East
2017-18[23] 12 Rochford Hundred Sudbury Old Cooperians, Epping Upper Clapton, Chelmsford London Division 2 North East
2018-19[24] 12 Woodford Romford & Gidea Park Basildon, Harlow, Cantabrigian London Division 2 North East
2019-20 12
Green backgrounds are promotion places.

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Promotion play-offs

Since the 2000–01 season there has been a play-off between the runners-up of London 2 North East and London 2 North West for the third and final promotion place to London 1 North. The team with the superior league record has home advantage in the tie. At the end of the 2018–10 season the London 2 North East and London 2 North West teams are tied on nine wins apiece, and the home team has won promotion on fourteen occasions compared to the away teams five.

London 2 (north-east v north-west) promotion play-off results
Season Home team Score Away team Venue Attendance
2000-01[26] Twickenham (NW) 44-8 Rochford Hundred (NE) Parkfields, Hampton, Greater London
2001-02[27] Letchworth Garden City (NW) 31-22 Basildon (NE) Baldock Road, Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire
2002-03[28] Ealing Trailfinders (NW) 36-12 Saffron Walden (NE) Trailfinders Sports Ground, Ealing, London
2003-04[29] St Albans (2nd XV) (NW) 5-22 Hadleigh (NE) Oaklands Land, St Albans, Hertfordshire
2004-05[30] Bank of England (NW) 39-0 Romford and Gidea Park (NE) Bank Lane, Roehampton, Greater London
2005-06[31] Tring (NW) 19-5 Diss (NE) Cow Lane, Tring, Hertfordshire
2006-07[32] Welwyn (NW) 19-6 Harlow (NE) Hobbs Way, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
2007-08[33] Diss (NE) 50-15 Imperial Medicals (NW) Mackenders, Roydon, Norfolk
2008-09[34] Brentwood (NE) 23-15 Hampstead (NW) King George's Playing Fields, Brentwood, Essex
2009-10[35] Hammersmith & Fulham (NW) 22-29 Colchester (NE) Hurlingham Park, Fulham, London
2010-11[36] Braintree (NE) 24-14 Harpenden (NW) Robbs Wood, Braintree, Essex 300
2011-12[37] Basildon (NE) 38-13 Stevenage (NW) Gardiners Close, Basildon, Essex
2012-13[38] Hemel Hempstead (NW) 13-16 (aet) Woodford (NE) Chaulden Lane, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire 500
2013-14[39] Twickenham (NW) 44-43 Saffron Walden (NE) Parkfields, Hampton, Greater London
2014-15[40] Diss (NE) 13-16 Chiswick (NW) Mackenders, Roydon, Norfolk
2015-16[41] Sudbury (NE) 22-18 Hammersmith & Fulham (NW) Whittham Field, Sudbury, Suffolk
2016-17[42] H.A.C. (NW) 48-7[a 6] South Woodham Ferrers (NE) Artillery Ground, Finsbury, London
2017-18[44] Hampstead (NW) 7-37 Sudbury (NE) Parliament Hill Fields, Highgate, Camden, London
2018-19[45] Harpenden (NW) 60-6 Romford and Gidea Park (NE) Redbourn Lane, Harpenden, Hertfordshire
2019-20
Green background is the promoted team. NE = London 2 North East (formerly London 3 North East) and NW = London 2 North West (formerly London 3 North West)

Number of league titles

Notes

  1. ^ Maldon, Colchester, Eton Manor, Newmarket, Holt, Ely, West Norfolk, Hadleigh, Canvey Island, Bury St Edmunds and Thefton were the relegated teams this season. This was due creation of a new division 4 below this league for the next season would lead to a downsizing of the division from 17 teams to 10 resulting in much more relegation spots than usual.
  2. ^ Due to due to league restructure from 10 to 12 teams for the 2004-05 season there would be no relegation.
  3. ^ There was no relegation this year as the division would be renamed London Division 2 North East for the 2009-10 season and along with the whole national restructure of the league system by the RFU lead to mass changes at all levels.
  4. ^ Only one team went down this season due to league going back to 12 teams for the following season.
  5. ^ Only one team went down this season as 11th placed Campion were given a reprieve due to East Grinstead dropping out of National League 3 London & SE due to financial difficulties.[20][21]
  6. ^ The initial result of the 2016-17 playoff was overturned by the RFU after HAC were found guilty of fielding an ineligible player. This meant that South Woodham Ferrers were promoted instead.[43]

See also

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