LEAGUES 1988/89 

COURAGE CLUBS CHAMPIONSHIP-1988/1989

 

 

1988/89: Courage League National Division 1.

 

12 clubs including Moseley in the top tier.

 

Relegation: Two clubs down.

 

Champions: Bath.

 

Relegated: Waterloo and Liverpool St Helens.

 

Promoted from National Division 2: Saracens and Bedford.

 

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

 

Fixed Saturday league fixtures were introduced.

 

 

1988/89 COURAGE NATIONAL LEAGUES DIVISION 1
TEAM P W D L F A PTS
BATH 11 10 0 1 263 98 20
GLOUCESTER 11 7 1 3 215 112 15
WASPS 11 7 1 3 206 138 15
NOTTINGHAM 11 6 1 4 142 122 13
ORRELL 11 6 1 4 148 157 13
LEICESTER 11 6 1 4 189 199 13
BRISTOL 11 6 0 5 188 117 12
HARLEQUINS 11 5 0 6 194 184 10
ROSSLYN PARK 11 5 0 6 172 208 10
MOSELEY 11 3 0 8 113 242 6
WATERLOO 11 1 1 9 120 235 3
LIVERPOOL ST HELENS 11 1 0 10 116 254 2

 

 

1988/89: Courage League National Division 2.

 

12 clubs in the second tier.

 

Relegation and promotion: Two clubs up, two down.

 

Champions: Saracens.

 

Runners-up: Bedford.

 

Relegated: London Scottish and London Welsh.

 

Promoted from National Division 3: Plymouth Albion and Rugby.

 

 

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

 

 

Fixed Saturday league fixtures were introduced.

 

1988/89 COURAGE NATIONAL LEAGUES DIVISION 2 
TEAM P W D L F A PTS
SARACENS 11 11 0 0 288 80 22
BEDFORD 11 6 2 3 141 187 14
NORTHAMPTON 11 6 1 4 165 131 13
SALE 11 5 2 4 195 152 12
COVENTRY 11 6 0 5 150 143 12
LONDON IRISH 11 5 2 4 194 222 12
HEADINGLEY 11 5 1 5 179 136 11
BLACKHEATH 11 4 1 6 181 144 9
RICHMOND 11 4 1 6 112 216 9
GOSFORTH 11 4 0 7 176 246 8
LONDON SCOTTISH 11 3 1 7 146 160 7
LONDON WELSH 11 1 1 9 125 235 3

 

1988/89: Courage League National Division 3.

 

12 clubs in the third tier.

 

Relegation and promotion: Two clubs up, two down.

 

Champions: Plymouth Albion.

 

Runners-up: Rugby.

 

Relegated: Metropolitan Police and Maidstone.

 

Promoted from Area League North and Area League South: Roundhay and Lydney.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Fixed Saturday league fixtures were introduced.

 

1988/89 COURAGE NATIONAL DIVISION 3
TEAM P W D L F A PTS
PLYMOUTH ALBION 11 11 0 0 311 89 22
RUGBY 11 10 0 1 268 99 20
WAKEFIELD 11 9 0 2 282 114 18
WEST HARTLEPOOL 11 5 1 5 164 133 11
NUNEATON 11 5 0 6 178 214 10
SHEFFIELD 11 4 1 6 170 182 9
VALE OF LUNE 11 4 1 6 120 145 9
ASKEANS 11 4 1 6 141 215 9
EXETER 11 4 0 7 142 180 8
FYLDE 11 4 0 7 136 181 8
METROPOLITAN POLICE 11 4 0 7 130 275 8
MAIDSTONE 11 0 0 11 74 289 0