London 3 South East
Current season or competition:
2019–20 London 3 South East
SportRugby union
Instituted2000; 22 years ago (2000) (as London 4 South East)
Number of teams12
Country England
HoldersAshford (1st title) (2019–20)
(promoted to London 2 South East)
Most titlesAylesford Bulls, Crowborough (2 titles)
Websiteenglandrugby.com

London 3 South East is an English level 8 Rugby Union League involving club sides from Kent, East Sussex, West Sussex and the south-east London.[1] It is made up of teams predominantly from London, Sussex and Kent. The twelve teams play home and away matches from September through to April. Each year all clubs in the division also take part in the RFU Senior Vase - a level 8 national competition.

Promoted teams move up to London 2 South East and demoted teams move down to Sussex 1 and Kent 1. Although 2nd XV rugby is part of the Sussex regional system, only 1st XV sides can play in London 3 South East.

Teams for 2021–22

The teams competing in 2021-22 achieved their places in the league based on performances in 2019-20, the 'previous season' column in the table below refers to that season not 2020-21.

Season 2020–21

On 30th October 2020 the RFU announced [2] that due to the coronavirus pandemic a decision had been taken to cancel Adult Competitive Leagues (National League 1 and below) for the 2020/21 season meaning London 3 South East was not contested.

Teams for 2019–20

Teams for 2018–19

Teams for 2017–18

Teams for 2016-17

Teams for 2015-16

Teams for 2014-15

Teams for 2013-14

Teams for 2012-2013

Original teams

When this division was introduced in 2000 (as London 4 South East) it contained the following teams:

London 3 South East honours

London 4 South East (2000–2009)

Originally known as London 4 South East, this division was a tier 8 league with promotion up to London 3 South East and relegation down to either Kent 1 or Sussex 1.

London 4 South East Honours
Season No of teams Champions Runners–up Relegated Teams
2000–01[3] 10 Dartfordians Old Dunstonians Park House, Chichester, Heathfield & Waldron
2001–02[4] 10 Betteshanger Eastbourne Askean, Cranbrook, Uckfield
2002–03[5] 10 Chichester Bognor Heathfield & Waldron, Guys' Kings' & St Thomas' Hospital, Beccehamian
2003–04[6] 10 Aylesford Bulls Folkestone Uckfield
2004–05[7] 10 Old Dunstonians Lordswood Crawley, Ashford
2005–06[8] 10 Old Elthamians Betteshanger East Grinstead, Horsham, Sittingbourne
2006–07[9] 10 Eastbourne Dover Dartfordians, Brighton, Ashford
2007–08[10] 10 Bognor Hove No relegation[a]
2008–09[11] 12 Tonbridge Juddians Bromley Beccehamian
Green backgrounds are promotion places.

London 3 South East (2009–present)

League restructuring by the RFU ahead of the 2009–10 season saw London 4 South East renamed as London 3 South East. Remaining as a tier 8 league promotion was to London 2 South East (formerly London 3 South East), while relegation continued to either Kent 1 or Sussex 1.

London 3 South East
Season No of teams Champions Runners–up Relegated Teams
2009–10[12] 12 East Grinstead Brighton Old Gravesendians, Whitstable, Hastings & Bexhill
2010–11[13] 12 Heathfield & Waldron Charlton Park Dartfordians, Cranbrook, Crawley
2011–12[14] 12 Crowborough Medway Eastbourne, Uckfield
2012–13[15] 12 Maidstone Tunbridge Wells Vigo, Pulborough, Park House
2013–14[16] 12 Thanet Wanderers Ashford Beccehamian, Burgess Hill, Sheppey
2014–15[17] 12 Horsham Dartfordians Hastings & Bexhill, Lewes
2015–16[18] 12 Bromley Heathfield & Waldron Uckfield, Burgess Hill
2016–17[19] 12 Pulborough Haywards Heath Ashford, Eastbourne
2017–18[20] 12 Aylesford Bulls Thanet Wanderers Crawley, Sheppey
2018–19[21] 11[b] Crowborough Beccehamian Lewes, Hastings & Bexhill
2019–20[22] 12 Ashford Folkestone Old Williamsonians, Park House, Uckfield
2020–21 12
Green backgrounds are promotion places.

Number of league titles

Notes

  1. ^ No relegation as league to increase from 10 to 12 teams for the following season.
  2. ^ Only 11 teams this season after Hellingly dropped out of the league.

See also

References

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  2. ^ "RFU Cancels Adult Competitive Leagues for the 2020/21 Season". RFU. 20 October 2020. Retrieved 9 November 2020.
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  18. ^ "2015-2016 London & SE Division". England Rugby. Retrieved 25 April 2016.
  19. ^ "2016-2017 London & SE Division". England Rugby. Retrieved 22 April 2017.
  20. ^ "2017-2018 London & SE Division". England Rugby. Retrieved 21 April 2018.
  21. ^ "2018-2019 London & South-East Division". England Rugby. RFU. Retrieved 13 April 2019.
  22. ^ "Men's London & South East Level 8 and below leagues 2019–20" (PDF). England Rugby. Retrieved 25 April 2020.