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South West 1 East

South West 1 East
Current season or competition:
2018–19 South West 1 East
England Rugby text logo.svg
SportRugby union
Number of teams14
Country England
HoldersOld Patesians (1st title) (2017–18
(promoted to South West Premier))
Most titlesMaidenhead (4 titles)
Websiteenglandrugby.com

South West 1 East is an English, level six, rugby union league in south and south-west England; mainly Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Dorset, Gloucester, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire and Wiltshire. The champions are promoted to South West Premier (formerly National League 3 South West) and the runners-up play the second team in South West 1 West, with the winning team gaining promotion. Relegated sides usually play in one of the two seventh-tier leagues (depending on location) – Southern Counties North or Southern Counties South.

2018–19

Participating teams and locations

2017–18

Participating teams and location

The 2017–18 South West 1 East consisted of fourteen teams; five from Oxfordshire, four from Wiltshire, two from Gloucestershire and one each from Buckinghamshire, Dorset and Warwickshire. Nine of the fourteen teams participated in last season's competition. The season starts on 2 September 2016 and the last league matches are played on 21 April 2017. The play-off match is to be played a week later on 28 April 2017.

2016–17

Participating teams and location

The 2016–17 South West 1 East consisted of fourteen teams; five from Berkshire, four from Oxfordshire, three from Wiltshire and two from Gloucestershire. Eight of the fourteen teams participated in last season's competition. The season started on 3 September 2016 and the last league matches were played on 22 April 2017. The play-off match was played a week later on 29 April 2017.

South West 1 East is located in Southern England
Banbury
Banbury
Grove
Grove
Wootton B
Wootton B
Swindon
Swindon
Windsor
Windsor
Witney
Witney
Locations of the 2016–17 South West 1 East teams
Team Ground Capacity Town/Village Previous season
Banbury Bodicote Park Banbury, Oxfordshire promoted from Midlands 2 West (South) (champions)
Chippenham Allington Fields Chippenham, Wiltshire relegated from National League 3 South West (14th)
Grove Cane Lane Grove, Oxfordshire 10th
Maidenhead Braywick Park 1,750 Maidenhead, Berkshire 5th
Newbury Blues Monk's Lane 8,000 Newbury, Berkshire 3rd
Old Centralians Saintbridge Sports Centre Gloucester, Gloucestershire relegated from National League 3 South West (12th)
Old Patesians Everest Road Cheltenham, Gloucestershire relegated from National League 3 South West (13th)
Oxford Harlequins Marston Ferry Road Oxford, Oxfordshire 6th
Reading Holme Park Sonning, Reading, Berkshire 11th
Reading Abbey Rosehill Emmer Green, Reading, Berkshire promoted from Southern Counties North (champions)
Royal Wootton Bassett Ballard’s Ash Sports Ground Wootton Bassett, Wiltshire promoted from Southern Counties South (champions)
Swindon Greenbridge Road Swindon, Wiltshire 7th
Windsor Home Park Windsor, Berkshire 8th
Witney Witney Road Hailey, Witney, Oxfordshire 4th

League table

2016–17 South West 1 East Final Table[1]
Team Played Won Drawn Lost Points for Points against Points diff Try bonus Loss bonus Points
1 Maidenhead (P) 26 22 0 4 916 453 463 20 4 112
2 Newbury Blues (P) 26 21 1 4 894 401 493 17 2 105
3 Old Patesians 26 21 0 5 726 416 310 14 3 101
4 Old Centralians 26 13 2 11 683 619 64 13 3 72
5 Witney 26 13 0 13 546 646 −100 10 6 68
6 Banbury 26 12 2 12 536 631 −95 7 3 62
7 Swindon 26 11 1 14 544 587 −43 9 5 60
8 Royal Wootton Bassett 26 11 0 15 548 536 12 8 4 56
9 Chippenham 26 10 0 16 602 723 −121 11 5 56
10 Oxford Harlequins 26 11 1 14 515 700 −185 6 3 55
11 Grove 26 10 1 15 488 593 −105 7 6 55
12 Windsor 26 9 1 16 504 669 −165 8 6 52
13 Reading Abbey 26 10 1 15 471 585 −114 4 4 45
14 Reading 26 3 0 23 294 708 −414 1 7 20
  • 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. Number of matches won
  2. Difference between points for and against
  3. Total number of points for
  4. Aggregate number of points scored in matches between tied teams

Green background is the promotion place. Blue background is the play-off place. Pink background are relegation places.
Updated: 1 June 2017

Promotion play-off

Each season, the runners-up in South West 1 East and Tribute South West 1 West, participate in a play-off for promotion to National League 3 South West. The team with the best playing record, in this case Newbury, hosted the match and they beat their opponents Clevedon 25 – 22.

Played Won Drawn Lost Points for Points against Points diff Try bonus Loss bonus Points
Newbury Blues (P) 26 21 1 4 894 401 493 17 2 105
Clevedon 26 20 1 5 908 356 552 12 5 99
29 April 2017
15:00
Newbury Blues 25 – 22 Cleveland
Newbury
Monks Lane

2015–16

The 2015–16 South West 1 East consisted of fourteen teams; four from Berkshire, three from Oxfordshire, three from Wiltshire and one each from Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Dorset and Northamptonshire. The season started on 5 September 2015 and ended on 23 April 2016. Towcestrians finished in first place and were promoted to National League 3 South West for next season, along with the runner-up and play-off winner Salisbury.

Participating teams and location

Ten of the fourteen teams participated in last season's competition. The 2014–15 champions Chippenham were promoted to National League 3 South West while Bletchley and Buckingham were relegated to Southern Counties North and Devizes to Southern Counties South.

South West 1 East is located in England
Grove
Grove
High Wycombe
High Wycombe
Swanage & Wareham
Swanage & Wareham
Swindon
Swindon
Towcestrians
Towcestrians
Trowbridge
Trowbridge
Windsor
Windsor
Witney
Witney
Locations of the 2015–16 South West 1 East teams
Team Ground Capacity Town/Village Previous season
Grove Cane Lane Grove, Oxfordshire 10th
High Wycombe Kingsmead Road High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire promoted from Southern Counties North (champions)
Leighton Buzzard Wright's Meadow Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire 7th
Maidenhead Braywick Park 1,750 Maidenhead, Berkshire 11th
Newbury Blues Monk's Lane 8,000 Newbury, Berkshire 6th
Oxford Harlequins Marston Ferry Road Oxford, Oxfordshire relegated from National League 3 South West (13th)
Reading Holme Park Sonning, Reading, Berkshire 9th
Salisbury Castle Road 1,500 Salisbury, Wiltshire promoted from Southern Counties South (play-off)
Swanage & Wareham Bestwall Road Wareham, Dorset promoted from Southern Counties South (champions)
Swindon Greenbridge Road Swindon, Wiltshire 4th
Towcestrians Greens Norton Road Towchester, Northamptonshire 2nd (lost promotion play-off)
Trowbridge Doric Park Hilperton, Trowbridge, Wiltshire 8th
Windsor Home Park Windsor, Berkshire 3rd
Witney Witney Road Hailey, Witney, Oxfordshire 5th

League table

2015–16 South West 1 East Final Table[2]
Team Played Won Drawn Lost Points for Points against Points diff Try bonus Loss bonus Points
1 Towcestrians (P) 26 21 1 4 980 310 670 19 1 106
2 Salisbury (P) 26 20 1 5 732 395 337 11 3 96
3 Newbury Blues 26 21 1 4 583 260 323 7 1 94
4 Witney 26 18 0 8 717 379 338 12 4 88
5 Maidenhead 26 16 1 9 662 454 208 10 4 80
6 Oxford Harlequins 26 16 2 8 559 493 66 9 2 79
7 Swindon 26 11 2 13 592 583 9 11 5 64
8 Windsor 26 12 0 14 554 635 −81 10 4 62
9 Leighton Buzzard 26 11 0 15 549 588 −39 7 5 56
10 Grove 26 8 0 18 452 718 −266 6 5 43
11 Reading 26 6 1 19 446 592 −146 5 8 39
12 High Wycombe 26 7 1 18 418 849 −431 5 3 38
13 Trowbridge 26 7 0 19 340 750 −410 2 5 30
14 Swanage & Wareham 26 3 0 23 338 916 −578 1 4 17
  • 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. Number of matches won
  2. Difference between points for and against
  3. Total number of points for
  4. Aggregate number of points scored in matches between tied teams

Green background is the promotion place. Blue background is the play-off place. Pink background are relegation places.
Updated: 28 May 2016

Promotion play-off

Each season, the runners-up in South West 1 East and Tribute South West 1 West, participate in a play-off for promotion to National League 3 South West. The team with the best playing record, in this case Salisbury, hosted the match and they beat their opponents Thornbury 26 – 24.

Team Played Won Drawn Lost Points for Points against Points diff Try bonus Loss bonus Points
Salisbury (P) 26 20 1 5 732 395 337 11 3 96
Thornbury 26 19 0 7 779 411 368 14 5 95
30 April 2016
15:00
Salisbury 26 – 24 Thornbury
Castle Road
Attendance: 500[3]

Teams 2014–15

Teams 2013–14

Teams 2012–13

South West 1 East honours

South West 1 East Honours
Season No of teams Champions Runners–up Relegated teams League name
1998–99[4] 12 Dorchester Swanage & Wareham Bournemouth South West Division 2 East
1999–00[5] 12 Swanage & Wareham Chippenham Salisbury South West Division 2 East
2000–01[6] 12 Chinnor Slough High Wycombe, Witney South West Division 2 East
2001–02[7] 12 Marlow Chippenham Olney, Redingensians, Slough South West Division 2 East
2002–03[8] 12 Oxford Harlequins Swanage & Wareham Grove, Amersham & Chiltern, Dorchester South West Division 2 East
2003–04[9] 12 Maidenhead Swanage & Wareham High Wycombe, Frome, Stow-on-the-Wold South West Division 2 East
2004–05[10] 14 Reading Abbey Chippenham Ivel Barbarians, Amersham & Chiltern, Windsor South West Division 2 East
2005–06[11] 12 Cleve Swanage & Wareham Oakmeadians, Wimborne, Keynsham South West Division 2 East
2006–07[12] 12 Redingensians Bournemouth Aylesbury, Swindon, Frome South West Division 2 East
2007–08[13] 12 Chippenham Salisbury Tadley, Windsor, Marlow South West Division 2 East
2008–09[14] 12 Maidenhead Reading Henley Wanderers South West Division 2 East[a 1]
2009–10[15] 14 Cheltenham High Wycombe Royal Wootton Bassett, Trowbridge, Salisbury South West 1 East
2010–11[16] 14 Amersham & Chiltern Maidenhead Wimborne, Oakmeadians, Wallingford South West 1 East
2011–12[17] 14 Maidenhead Salisbury Olney, Buckingham, Reading Abbey South West 1 East
2012–13[18] 14 Bracknell Old Centralians High Wycombe, Swanage & Wareham, Bletchley South West 1 East
2013–14[19] 14 Oxford Harlequins Towcestrians Salisbury, Marlow, Cheltenham South West 1 East
2014–15[20] 14 Chippenham Towcestrians Bletchley, Buckingham, Devizes South West 1 East
2015–16[21] 14 Towcestrians Salisbury Swanage & Wareham, Trowbridge, High Wycombe South West 1 East
2016–17[22] 14 Maidenhead Newbury Blues Reading, Reading Abbey, Windsor South West 1 East
2017–18[23] 14 Old Patesians Banbury Bicester, Grove, Marlow Wadworth 6X South West 1 East
2018–19 14
Green background are the promotion places.

Promotion play-offs

Since the 2000–01 season there has been a play-off between the runners-up of South West 1 East and South West 1 West for the third and final promotion place to South West Premier. The team with the superior league record has home advantage. As of the end of the 2017–18 season the South West 1 West teams' have been the stronger with twelve wins to the South West 1 East teams' six, while the home team has won promotion twelve times to the away teams six.

South West 1 (east v west) promotion play-off results
Season Home team Score Away team Venue Attendance
2000–01[24] Stroud (W) 37–8 Slough (E) Fromehall Park, Stroud, Gloucestershire
2001–02[25] Chippenham (E) 5–20 Berry Hill (W) Allington Fields, Chippenham, Wiltshire
2002–03[26] Clevedon (W) 22–8 Swanage & Wareham (E) Coleridge Vale Playing Fields, Clevedon, Somerset
2003–04[27] Swanage & Wareham (E) 19–23 Penryn (W) Bestwall Road, Dorset
2004–05[28] Chippenham (E) 24–18 Coney Hill (W) Allington Fields, Chippenham, Wiltshire
2005–06[29] Swanage & Wareham (E) 10–26 St Ives (W) Bestwall Road, Dorset
2006–07[30] Bournemouth (E) 43–12 Brixham (W) Chapel Gate, Bournemouth, Dorset
2007–08[31][32] Barnstaple (W) 17–6 Salisbury (E) Pottington Road, Barnstaple, Devon
2008–09[33][34] Reading (E) 16–10 Newton Abbot (W) Holme Park, Sonning, Reading, Berkshire
2009–10[35][36] Newton Abbot (W) 23–14 High Wycombe (E) Rackerhayes, Newton Abbot, Devon
2010–11[37][38] Old Redcliffians (W) 52–8 Maidenhead (E) Scotland Lane, Brislington, Bristol
2011–12[39][40] Salisbury (E) 13–13 (aet)[a 2] Avonmouth Old Boys (W) Castle Road, Salisbury, Wiltshire
2012–13[42][43] Old Centralians (E) 25–15 Camborne (W) Saintbridge Sports Centre, Gloucester, Gloucestershire 500
2013–14[44][45] Towcestrians (E) 18–-22 Chard (W) Greens Norton Road, Towcester, Northamptonshire
2014–15[46][47] Towcestrians (E) 20–25 Ivybridge (W) Greens Norton Road, Towcester, Northamptonshire
2015–16[48][49] Salisbury (E) 26–24 Thornbury (W) Castle Road, Salisbury, Wiltshire 500
2016–17[50] Newbury Blues (E) 25−22 Clevedon (W) Monk's Lane, Newbury, Berkshire
2017–18[51] Exeter University (W) 42−31 Banbury (E) Topsham Sports Ground, Exeter, Devon
2018–19
Green backgrounds represent promoted teams. E stands for South West 1 East while W stands for South West 1 West (or SW2E/SW2W for versions prior to 2009).

Number of league titles

Notes

  1. ^ The division would be renamed South West 1 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.
  2. ^ After extra time the game was tied with each sides having 2 tries each. As a result Avonmouth Old Boys were awarded the victory by virtue of being the away side.[41]

See also

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