How the Championship works

 

How the Championship works


12 clubs: Bedford Blues, Birmingham & Solihull, Bristol Rugby, Cornish Pirates, Coventry, Doncaster Knights, Exeter Chiefs, London Welsh, Moseley, Nottingham Rugby, Plymouth Albion, Rotherham Titans

League programme (22 matches) * all teams playing 22 matches (11 home & 11 away) * 4 points for a win, 2 for a draw, 1 bonus point for either a) scoring 4 or more tries or b) losing by 7 points or less * top 8 teams from league progress to promotion play-offs * teams 9-12 from league progress to relegation play-offs

Promotion play-offs (8 matches) * 2 pools of 4 teams playing 6 matches (3 home & 3 away) * 4 points for a win, 2 for a draw, 1 bonus point for either a) scoring 4 or more tries or b) losing by 7 points or less * teams ranked 1, 4, 5 & 8 from league play in Pool A * teams ranked 2, 3, 6 & 7 from league play in Pool B * after 6 pool matches, top 2 teams from Pools A & B progress to semi final and then the winners to the final * semi final draw – 1st Pool A v 2nd Pool B & 1st Pool B v 2nd Pool A * promotion play-off matches scheduled March 13 – April 17 * semi finals May 1 & final May 8 at Twickenham * winner of Championship final promoted to Guinness Premiership subject to fulfilling entry criteria. Regulations

Update: Following the Management Board’s decision to agree to a 2-leg Championship Final rather than the single Twickenham Final, a draft set of regulations have been prepared for Governance and Council to approve. The changes deal with the format of the Final, which Club plays at Home in each match (Club with Best Playing Record in Stage 2 has the choice), how the winner shall be determined if the aggregate score after BOTH Championship Final matches is equal (try count, then Kicking Comp), the RFU shall appoint a 4th & 5th Official for each Championship Final Match, Financial – Gate Receipts shall belong 100% to the Home Club in the Championship Finals less any Central RFU Cost which shall be deducted from the finalist Clubs’ RFU quarterly payments.

 

Relegation play-offs (6 matches) * 1 pool of 4 teams playing 6 matches (3 home & 3 away) * 4 points for a win, 2 for a draw, 1 bonus point for either a) scoring * 4 or more tries or b) losing by 7 points or less * relegation play-off matches scheduled for March 13 – April 17 * after 6 pool matches played, lowest ranked team is relegated to newly-named National Division One (level three)
 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Homepage

 

 

 

 

     

 

Hit Counter

moseleyrugby.co.uk