Guinness Premiership 2005/06 
 
 2005/06: Guinness Premiership (formerly Zurich Premiership).
 
 12 clubs in the top tier.
 
Relegation: One club down.
 
Champions: Sale (decided after play-offs between the top four clubs).
 

Relegated: Leeds. 

 

Promoted from National League 1: Harlequins. 

 

Points were awarded as follows:
 4
points awarded for a win, 2 points for a draw, 1 point for scoring 4 tries or more and 1 point for losing by 7 or less points.
 

     

 
Guinness Premiership 2005/06
TeamPWDLForAgainstPoints
SALE 22 16 1 5 573 444 74
LEICESTER 22 14 3 5 518 415 68
LONDON IRISH 22 14 0 8 493 454 66
WASPS 22 12 3 7 527 447 64
GLOUCESTER 22 11 1 10 483 385 59
NORTHAMPTON 22 10 1 11 464 488 53
NEWCASTLE 22 9 1 12

416

433 47
WORCESTER 22 9 1 12 451 494 46
BATH 22 9 1 12 441 494 46
SARACENS 22 8 1 13 433 483 46
BRISTOL 22 8 1 13 393 445 41
LEEDS 22 5 0 17 363 573 28

  

 

NATIONAL LEAGUES-2005/06

 

 2005/06 National League 1.

 

14 clubs in the second tier.

 

Relegation and promotion: One club up, no clubs down to make 16 team National League 1 for 2006/07.

 

Champions: Harlequins.

 

Promoted from National League 2: Moseley and Waterloo. 

 

 Points were awarded as follows:
 4
points awarded for a win, 2 points for a draw, 1 point for scoring 4 tries or more and 1 point for losing by 7 or less points.

 

 
 National Division 1 2005/06 
TeamPWDLForAgainstPoints
HARLEQUINS 26 25 0 1 1001 337 121
BEDFORD 26 19 1 6 906 542 100
PENZANCE-NEWLYN 26 19 0 7 682 560 90
ROTHERHAM 26 15 1 10 715 613 79
PLYMOUTH ALBION 26 14 0 12 639 537 75
EXETER 26 14 0 12 594 602 71
NOTTINGHAM 26 13 0 13 642 604 66
OTLEY 26 10 1 15 540 627 52
DONCASTER 26 10 1 15 555 699 52
COVENTRY# 26 9 0 17 593 732 52
NEWBURY 26 8 2 16 614 905 50
LONDON WELSH 26 8 1 17 536 700 45
SEDGLEY PARK 26 6 3 17 531 856 41
BIRMINGHAM-SOLIHULL 26 6 2 18 501 725 35

  

 

# Points deduction.

 

 2005/06: National League 2.

 

14 clubs  including Moseley in the third tier. 

 

 Relegation and promotion: Two clubs up, one club down.

 

 Champions: Moseley.

 

 

Runners-up: Waterloo. 

 

 

Relegated: Orrell. 

 

 Promoted from National League 3 North and National League 3 South: Bradford & Bingley, Nuneaton and Cambridge.

 

 

Points were awarded as follows:
4 points awarded for a win, 2 points for a draw, 1 point for scoring 4 tries or more and 1 point for losing by 7 or less points.
 

    

 
 National Division 2 2005/06 
TeamPWDLForAgainstPoints
MOSELEY 26 23 0 3 785 415 112
WATERLOO 26 22 2 2 801 370 110
ESHER 26 18 1 7 739 407 91
LAUNCESTON 26 16 2 8 584 538 76
WHARFEDALE 26 12 4 10 531 550 69
MANCHESTER 26 13 2 11 475 543 64
BARKING 26 11 1 14 471 518 58
STOURBRIDGE 26 11 1 14 462 605 54
BLACKHEATH 26 10 0 16 503 622 52
REDRUTH 26 10 1 15 430 486 51
HALIFAX 26 9 1 16 482 589 49
HENLEY 26 9 0 17 475 544 48
HARROGATE 26 5 1 20 476 682 39
ORRELL 26 5 0 21 390 735 26