Counties 5 Surrey
SportRugby union
Instituted1989; 35 years ago (1989)
Ceased1992; 32 years ago (1992)
Re-formed2022
Number of teams9
Country England
HoldersKew Occasionals RFC (1st title) (1991–92)

Counties 5 Surrey is a rugby union competition covering the English county of Surrey and parts of south-west London. It sits at the bottom of English Rugby union system, at level 11, making it the lowest level competition still controlled by the Rugby Football Union (RFU). The winner of the league is promoted for the following season to Counties 4 Surrey. There is no relegation from the league, and no promotion into it, however new teams can apply to join.

The league was first formed in the 1989-90 season and ran for three years before its closure at the end of the 1991-1992 season. When the league was disbanded, teams were either automatically promoted to Surrey 4, moved to other leagues, or folded.

As part of a larger restructuring of the entire English rugby union pyramid, undertaken by the RFU, the league was re-formed. Beginning with the 2022-23 season, nine teams from Surrey and south-west London compete in the division.

[1]== Current teams == The 9 teams currently playing in the division are:

Original teams

When the competition began in 1989, the following teams played in the division:

Surrey 5 honours

Season No of

Teams

Champions Runners–up Relegated Teams
1989–90[2] 7 Gibraltar Engineers Racal-Decca No relegation
1990–91[3] 7 Woking Shene Old Grammarians No relegation
1991–92[4] 10 Kew Occasionals London Media No relegation
2022-23[5] 9 Old Hamptonians Haslemere No relegation
Green backgrounds are promotion places.

Number of league titles

See also

References

  1. ^ https://www.englandrugby.com/fixtures-and-results/search-results?competition=261&division=47021&season=2023-2024#table
  2. ^ Rothmans Rugby Union Yearbook 1990-91. 1991.
  3. ^ Rothmans Rugby Union Yearbook 1991-92. 1992.
  4. ^ Rothmans Rugby Union Yearbook 1992-93. 1993.
  5. ^ "RFU". www.englandrugby.com. Retrieved 2022-12-17.