LEAGUES 1997/98 

ALLIED DUNBAR PREMIERSHIP-1997/98

 

 

 

1997/98: Allied Dunbar Premiership 1 (formerly Courage League National Division 1).

 

 12 clubs in the top tier.

Relegation: 11th placed club played club placed 4th in Premiership 2 and 12th placed club played club placed 3rd in  Premiership 2 in two-legged play-offs for Premiership 1 status for 1998/99.

 

 Champions: Newcastle.

 

Relegated: Bristol.

 

Promoted from Premiership 2: Bedford, West Hartlepool and London Scottish.

 Points were awarded as follows:
 2
points awarded for a win, 1 point for a draw and 0 for a loss.

 

 

ALLIED DUNBAR PREMIERSHIP 1 1997/98 
TEAM PLAYED WON DRAWN LOST FOR AGAINST POINTS
NEWCASTLE 22 19 0 3  645  387  38 
SARACENS 22 18 1 3 584 396 37
BATH 22 13 0 9 575 455 26
LEICESTER  22 12 2 8 569 449 26
RICHMOND 22 12 0 10 607  499 24
SALE 22 10 2 10 605 558 22
GLOUCESTER#  22 11 1 10 512 528 21
NORTHAMPTON  22 9 1 12 493  472 19
WASPS  22 8 1 13 490 609 17
HARLEQUINS 22 8 0 14 516  645 16
LONDON IRISH 22 6 0 16 457 673 12
BRISTOL 22 2 0 20 351 733 4

 

# 2 points deducted for fielding an ineligible player.

 
 
1997/98: Allied Dunbar Premiership 2 (formerly Courage League National Division 2).

 12 clubs including Moseley in the second tier.

Relegation and promotion: 1st and 2nd placed clubs up 3rd placed club played club placed 11th in Premiership 1 and 4th placed club played club placed 11th in  Premiership 2 in two-legged play-offs for Premiership 1 status for 1998/99. No relegation to create 14 team Premiership 2 for 1998/99.

 

 Champions: Bedford.

 

Runners-up: West Hartlepool.

 

Also promoted: London Scottish. 

 

Promoted from National League 1: Worcester, Leeds, London Welsh and Rugby.

 Points were awarded as follows:
 2
points awarded for a win, 1 point for a draw and 0 for a loss.

 

 

ALLIED DUNBAR PREMIERSHIP 2 1997/98 
TEAM PLAYED WON DRAWN LOST FOR AGAINST POINTS
BEDFORD# 22 20 0 2 791 365  38 
WEST HARTLEPOOL 22 15 1 6 617 431 31
LONDON SCOTTISH 22 14 1 7 517 404 29
ROTHERHAM 22 14 0 8 566 386 28
ORRELL 22 12 0 10  533 400 24
MOSELEY 22 11 1 10 478 421 23
COVENTRY  22 11 1 10 444 532 23
WATERLOO  22 11 0 11  510 525 22
BLACKHEATH 22 8 0 14 474 621 16
WAKEFIELD 22 6 0 16  382  556 12
EXETER 22 6 0 16 334 553 12
FYLDE 22 2 0 20 258 710 4

 

# 2 points deducted for fielding three overseas players.

  

JEWSON NATIONAL LEAGUES-1998/99

 

1997/98: Jewson National Division (formerly Courage League National Division 3).

 14 clubs in the third tier.

Relegation and promotion: Four clubs up, no relegation 

 Champions: Worcester.

 

Runners-up: Leeds.

 

Also promoted: London Welsh and Rugby. 

 

Promoted from National League 2 North and National League 2 South: Birmingham-Solihull, Manchester, Camberley and Henley.

 Points were awarded as follows:
 2
points awarded for a win, 1 point for a draw and 0 for a loss.

 

 

JEWSON NATIONAL LEAGUE 1 1997/98 
TEAM PLAYED WON DRAWN LOST FOR AGAINST POINTS
WORCESTER 26 24 0 2 1001  331 48 
LEEDS 26 21  1 4 858 407 43
LONDON WELSH 26 21 1 4 848 478 43
RUGBY  26 21 0 5 733 405 42 
ROSSLYN PARK 26 13 1 12 486  537 27
NOTTINGHAM 26 13 0 13 527 602 26
NEWBURY#  26 12 2 12 639 545 24
READING  26 11 1 14 620 697 23
OTLEY 26 10 1 15 447 682 21
WHARFEDALE 26 8 3 15 476 684 19
LIVERPOOL ST HELENS# 26 8 1 17 430 767 15
LYDNEY 26 5 0 21 361 575 10
MORLEY  26  21  372  844  10 
HARROGATE  26  21  463  707 

 

 

 

# points deducted.