Men's Rugby union in England consists of 106 leagues, which includes professional leagues at the highest level, down to amateur regional leagues. Promotion and relegation are in place throughout the system. Women's Rugby union in England consists of 26 leagues, which includes a national semi-professional league at the highest level, down to amateur regional leagues. Promotion and relegation are in place throughout the system, with the exception of the Women's Premiership.
Premiership Rugby 13 clubs. 2 RFU Championship 11 clubs. 3 National League 1 16 clubs. 4 National League 2 North 16 clubs. National League 2 South 16 clubs. 5 Midlands Premier 14 clubs. North Premier 14 clubs. London & South East Premier 14 clubs. South West Premier 14 clubs. 6 Midlands 1 West 14 clubs. Midlands 1 East 14 clubs. North 1 East 14 clubs. North 1 West 14 clubs
The English rugby union league pyramid is topped by the Premiership. Below this are the Championship and National Leagues 1 to 3. Below this, the structure is split geographically into four regions: Midlands, North, London and South East, and South West. With the exception of the Midlands leagues, which only has regional splits, below these regional leagues are county leagues. The county leagues are the lowest levels in the English game.
Rugby union, commonly known simply as rugby, is a close-contact team sport that originated in England in the first half of the 19th century. One of the two codes of rugby football, it is based on running with the ball in hand. In its most common form, a game is played between two teams of 15 players each, using an oval-shaped ball on a ...
The Divisional Championship was an annual rugby union competition in England that ran over two separate periods between the late 1970s to the mid 1990s, contested by representative teams from four geographical regions of England. Originally launched at a time when there was no formalised league structure for club matches in England, the competition was devised to allow players to gain experience of representative rugby, and concentrate the country's strongest players into a single competitive to
The official website of the national governing body for the sport of rugby union in the United States of America. USA Rugby is charged with developing the game on all levels and has over 125,000 active members. USA Rugby oversees four national teams, multiple collegiate and high school All-American sides, and an emerging Olympic development pathway for elite athletes.
Men’s Division III 2021-22 Midwest Men’s D3 Standings: Founded in 1964, the Midwest Rugby Football Union is a territorial union made up of nine local unions and administrates senior club rugby played in the Midwestern United States.
Find out which rugby union teams are leading the pack or at the foot of the table in the English National League 2 on BBC Sport
Leicester. London Irish. Newcastle. Northampton. Sale. Saracens. Wasps. Worcester. United Rugby Championship.
Composed of North and South Divisions. The North Division will have a Subdivision A and Subdivision B. With an emphasis on development of the game, Division 4 is subject to relaxed eligibility rules. For full eligibility regulations, review the TRU Men’s D4 and Women’s D3 Division Regulations. Playoffs & Seeding