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London 2 South East

London 2 South East
Current season or competition:
2018–19 London 2 South East
England Rugby text logo.svg
SportRugby union
Number of teams12
Country England
HoldersBeckenham (1st title) (2018–19)
(promoted to London 1 South)
Most titlesMaidstone, Tunbridge Wells (3 titles)
Websiteenglandrugby.com

London 2 South East is an English level 7 Rugby Union League.[1] It is made up of teams predominantly from south-east London, Kent, Surrey, East Sussex and West Sussex. 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 South with the league champions being promoted automatically and the runners up playing the runners up from London 2 South West while demoted teams tend to move down to London 3 South East.

Teams for 2018–19

Teams for 2017–18

Teams for 2016-2017

Teams for 2015-2016

Teams for 2014-2015

Teams for 2013-2014

Teams for 2011-2012

London 2 South East Honours

London 2 South East
Season No of teams Champions Runners–up Relegated Teams League Name
1998-99[2] 16 Maidstone Brighton Uckfield London Division 3 South East
1999-00[3] 17 Brighton Worthing Multiple teams[a 1] London Division 3 South East
2000-01[4] 10 Tunbridge Wells Sidcup Askean, Cranbrook London Division 3 South East
2001-02[5] 10 Worthing Sidcup Crawley, Old Dunstonians London Division 3 South East
2002-03[6] 10 Sidcup Dartfordians Betteshanger, East Grinstead, Eastbourne London Division 3 South East
2003-04[7] 10 Dartfordians Lewes No relegation[a 2] London Division 3 South East
2004-05[8] 12 Maidstone Sevenoaks Cobham, Charlton Park London Division 3 South East
2005-06[9] 12 Tunbridge Wells Purley John Fisher Brighton, Dartfordians London Division 3 South East
2006-07[10] 12 Sidcup Purley John Fisher Folkestone, Bognor London Division 3 South East
2007-08[11] 12 Gravesend Dover Tonbridge Juddians, Old Mid-Whitgiftian[a 3] London Division 3 South East
2008-09[12] 12 Old Elthamians Aylesford Bulls[a 4] Lordswood London Division 3 South East
2009-10[13] 12 Tonbridge Juddians Hove Eastbourne, Bromley London Division 2 South East
2010-11[14] 12 Old Elthamians Aylesford Bulls Maidstone, Purley John Fisher London Division 2 South East
2011-12[15] 12 East Grinstead Charlton Park Old Mid-Whitgiftian, Tunbridge Wells London Division 2 South East
2012-13[16] 12 Brighton Charlton Park Thanet Wanderers, Old Dunstonians London Division 2 South East
2013-14[17] 12 Charlton Park Maidstone Heathfield & Waldron, Lewes, Warlington London Division 2 South East
2014-15[18] 11 Maidstone Medway Aylesford Bulls[a 5] London Division 2 South East
2015-16[19] 12 Tunbridge Wells Sevenoaks Ashford, Thanet Wanderers London Division 2 South East
2016-17[20] 12 Medway Old Colfeians Crowborough, Bromley London Division 2 South East
2017-18[21] 12 Dartfordians Hove Barking, Pulborough London Division 2 South East
2018-19[22] 12 Beckenham Horsham Heathfield & Waldron, Aylesford Bulls London Division 2 South East
Green backgrounds are promotion places.

Promotion play-offs

Since the 2000–01 season there has been a play-off between the runners-up of London 2 South East and London 2 South West for the third and final promotion place to London 1 South. The team with the superior league record has home advantage in the tie. At the end of the 2018–19 season the London 2 South West teams have been the most successful with ten wins to the London 2 South East teams nine, and the home team has won promotion on eleven occasions compared to the away teams eight.

London 2 (south-east v south-west) promotion play-off results
Season Home team Score Away team Venue Attendance
2000-01[23] Gosport & Fareham (SW) 27-14 Sidcup (SE) Gosport Park, Gosport, Hampshire
2001-02[24] Sidcup (SE) 21-23 Cobham (SW) Crescent Farm, Sidcup, Kent
2002-03[25] Barnes (SW) 41-3 Dartfordians (SE) Barn Elms, Barnes, London
2003-04[26] Old Wimbledonians (SW) 3-24 Lewes (SE) Somerset Avenue, Wimbledon, London
2004-05[27] Sevenoaks (SE) 33-12 Effingham & Leatherhead (SW) Knole Paddock, Sevenoaks, Kent
2005-06[28] Purley John Fisher (SE) 15-23 London Irish Wild Geese (SW) Parsons Pightle, Old Coulsdon, Greater London
2006-07[29] Dorking (SW) 21-6 Purley John Fisher (SE) The Big Field, Brockham, Surrey
2007-08[30] Purley John Fisher (SW) 19-25 Dover (SE) Parsons Pightle, Old Coulsdon, Greater London 400
2008-09[31] Aylesford Bulls (SE)[a 6] 20-36 Wimbledon (SW) Hall Road, Aylesford, Kent
2009-10[33] Hove (SE) 17-14 Guernsey (SW) Hove Recreation Ground, Hove, East Sussex
2010-11[34] Aylesford Bulls (SE) 14-28 Trojans (SW) Hall Road, Aylesford, Kent
2011-12[35] Wimbledon (SW) 18-6 Charlton Park (SE) Somerset Avenue, Wimbledon, London
2012-13[36] Charlton Park (SE) 12-15 Sutton & Epsom (SW) Broad Walk, Kidbrooke, Greater London
2013-14[37] Gosport & Fareham (SW) 14-10 Maidstone (SE) Gosport Park, Gosport, Hampshire
2014-15[38] Medway (SE) 29-12 London Cornish (SW) Priestfields, Rochester, Kent 600
2015-16[39] Sevenoaks (SE) 37-31 London Cornish (SW) Knole Paddock, Sevenoaks, Kent 234
2016-17[40] Camberley (SW) 17-20 Old Colfeians (SE) Watchetts Recreation Ground, Camberley, Surrey
2017-18[41] Hove (SE) 17-16 Old Reigatian (SW) Hove Recreation Ground, Hove, East Sussex
2018-19[42] Horsham (SE) 44-17 Farnham (SW) Coolhurst Ground, Horsham, West Sussex 600
Green background is the promoted team. SE = London 2 South East (formerly London 3 South East) and SW = London 2 South West (formerly London 3 South West)

Number of league titles

Notes

  1. ^ Horsham, Medway, Beccehamian, Hove, Park House, Folkestone, Heathfield & Waldron, Dartfordians, Chichester and Eastbourne would be the relegated teams this year. This was due to the creation of a new division 4 below this league for the 2000-01 season which would lead to a downsizing of the division from 17 teams to 10 resulting in much more relegation spots than usual.
  2. ^ Due to restructure of league from 10 teams to 12 for the following season meant there was no relegation.
  3. ^ The division would be renamed London Division 2 South East for the next season and along with the whole national restructure of the league system by the RFU lead to mass changes at all levels.
  4. ^ Both Aylesford Bulls and the runners up from London 2 West, Wimbledon, were promoted to London 2 South this year.
  5. ^ Only 1 team relegated this season as the league would go back to 12 teams the following season.
  6. ^ Despite losing the playoff, Aylesford Bulls would join Wimbledon in London 1 South the following season.[32]

See also

References

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