Regional 1 North East
Current season or competition:
2023–24 Regional 1 North East
SportRugby union
Instituted2022
Number of teams12
Country England
HoldersBillingham (2022–23)
Most titlesBillingham (1 title)
WebsiteNorthern Division

Regional 1 North East is a level five league in the English rugby union system, with the twelve teams drawn from across North East England and the East Midlands. The other level five leagues are Regional 1 Midlands, Regional 1 North West, Regional 1 South Central, Regional 1 South East and Regional 1 South West.[1]

Billingham are the champions and are promoted to National League 2 North.

Format

The twelve teams in this league are drawn from across North East England and the East Midlands, with the league champions promoted to National 2 North. The league's bottom two teams are relegated to either Regional 2 North, Regional 2 North East or Regional 2 North Midlands, depending on their geographic location.[1]

The season runs from September to April and comprises twenty-two rounds of matches, with each club playing each of its rivals home and away. The results of the matches contribute points to the league table as follows:

Current season

Nine of last seasons teams compete in this season's competition. Last season's champions, Billingham, are promoted to National League 2 North, while two teams were relegated to Regional 2 North Midlands; Paviors (11th) and West Bridgford (12th). New teams in the league are Blaydon and Harrogate, relegated from National League 2 North, and one team was promoted from Regional 2 North East, Pontefract.

Participating teams and locations

Table

Regional 1 North East 2023–24
Team Played Won Drawn Lost Points for Points against Points diff Try bonus Loss bonus Points
1 Doncaster Phoenix 2 2 0 0 51 30 +21 0 0 8
2 Heath 2 1 1 0 48 28 +20 1 0 7
3 Harrogate 2 1 1 0 36 26 +10 0 0 6
4 Pontefract 2 1 0 1 75 58 +17 1 1 6
5 York 2 1 0 1 54 43 +11 1 1 6
6 Ilkley 2 1 0 1 39 38 +1 1 0 5
7 Driffield 2 1 0 1 46 51 –5 1 0 5
8 Blaydon 2 1 0 1 53 62 –9 1 0 5
9 Scunthorpe 2 1 0 1 40 41 –1 0 0 4
10 Alnwick 2 1 0 1 25 43 –18 0 0 4
11 Sandal 2 0 0 2 46 59 –13 1 1 2
12 Cleckheaton 2 0 0 2 42 76 –34 1 0 1
  • If teams are level at any stage, tiebreakers are applied in the following order:
  1. Number of matches won
  2. Number of draws
  3. Difference between points for and against
  4. Total number of points for
  5. Aggregate number of points scored in matches between tied teams
  6. Number of matches won excluding the first match, then the second and so on until the tie is settled
Green background is the promotion place. Pink background are the relegation places.
Updated: 9 September 2023
Source:[5]

Results

Home \ Away ALN BLA CLE DON DRI HAR HTH ILK PON SAN SCU YRK
Alnwick 16 Dec 13 Jan 17 Feb 2 Mar 23 Sep 23 Mar 6–27 18 Nov 14 Oct 4 Nov 19–16
Blaydon 16 Sep 23 Sep 13 Jan 14 Oct 2 Mar 3 Feb 4 Nov 29–24 18 Nov 23 Mar 9 Dec
Cleckheaton 30 Sep 6 Jan 14 Oct 3 Feb 18 Nov 4 Nov 2 Mar 9 Dec 23 Mar 13–25 16 Sep
Doncaster Phoenix 21 Oct 30 Sep 27 Jan 4 Nov 23 Mar 2 Mar 18 Nov 16 Sep 23–15 9 Dec 6 Jan
Driffield 11 Nov 27 Jan 21 Oct 17 Feb 10–20 18 Nov 23 Mar 6 Jan 9 Dec 9 Sep 30 Sep
Harrogate 6 Jan 11 Nov 16 Mar 2 Dec 6 Apr 16–16 16 Dec 21 Oct 30 Sep 27 Jan 17 Feb
Heath 2 Dec 21 Oct 17 Feb 11 Nov 16 Mar 9 Dec 32–12 30 Sep 16 Sep 6 Jan 27 Jan
Ilkley 9 Dec 17 Feb 11 Nov 16 Mar 2 Dec 16 Sep 6 Apr 27 Jan 6 Jan 30 Sep 21 Oct
Pontefract 16 Mar 6 Apr 51–29 16 Dec 23 Sep 3 Feb 13 Jan 14 Oct 4 Nov 2 Mar 2 Dec
Sandal 27 Jan 16 Mar 2 Dec 6 Apr 31–36 13 Jan 16 Dec 23 Sep 17 Feb 21 Oct 11 Nov
Scunthorpe 17 Feb 2 Dec 6 Apr 15–28 16 Dec 14 Oct 23 Sep 13 Jan 11 Nov 3 Feb 16 Mar
York 6 Apr 38–24 16 Dec 23 Sep 13 Jan 4 Nov 14 Oct 3 Feb 23 Mar 2 Mar 18 Nov
Updated to match(es) played on 9 September 2023. Source: Regional 1 North East
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For upcoming matches, an "a" indicates there is an article about the rivalry between the two participants.

2022–23

Billingham are the first team to win this league and are promoted to National League 2 North.

Participating teams and locations

League table

Regional 1 North East 2022–23 [10]
Team Played Won Drawn Lost Points for Points against Points diff Try bonus Loss bonus Points
1 Billingham (P) 22 19 0 3 812 293 519 16 2 94
2 Heath 22 16 0 6 759 444 315 14 4 82
3 Driffield 22 15 1 6 860 478 382 14 3 79
4 Alnwick 22 16 0 6 629 460 169 10 2 76
5 Sandal 22 13 2 7 645 540 105 15 2 73
6 York 22 12 0 10 614 499 115 11 5 64
7 Cleckheaton 22 10 1 11 516 598 −82 9 2 53
8 Ilkley 22 10 0 12 461 522 −61 8 5 53
9 Doncaster Phoenix 22 8 0 14 481 583 −102 5 4 41
10 Scunthorpe 22 4 0 18 473 771 −298 11 6 33
11 Paviors (R) 22 5 0 17 425 856 −431 8 4 32
12 West Bridgford (R) 22 2 0 20 370 1001 −631 5 3 16
  • If teams are level at any stage, tiebreakers are applied in the following order:
  1. Number of matches won
  2. Number of draws
  3. Difference between points for and against
  4. Total number of points for
  5. Aggregate number of points scored in matches between tied teams
  6. Number of matches won excluding the first match, then the second and so on until the tie is settled
Green background is the promotion place. Pink background are the relegation places.
Updated: 12 April 2023
Source:[11]

Results

Home \ Away ALN BIL CLE DON DRI HTH ILK PAV SAN SCU WBR YRK
Alnwick 23–20 56–31 40–12 29–15 27–22 43–10 42–10 12–13 43–22 38–15 13–10
Billingham 60–10 45–18 31–3 20–14 39–27 39–23 60–0 45–7 67–0 57–10 24–14
Cleckheaton 18–31 7–49 31–14 25–24 7–42 21–9 36–14 20–20 19–25 45–11 7–15
Doncaster Phoenix 20–27 19–17 18–22 7–37 15–18 16–26 20–12 5–27 29–22 43–7 11–18
Driffield 31–19 19–38 27–14 27–15 37–3 45–18 106–7 52–31 34–27 100–12 29–27
Heath 40–30 30–3 16–23 59–32 40–30 34–7 57–7 16–23 50–16 52–28 30–6
Ilkley 6–13 7–31 36–5 22–23 35–34 14–15 46–12 26–22 14–7 22–15 29–19
Paviors 35–32 7–47 40–43 28–19 29–31 19–38 15–21 10–38 43–36 34–10 20–21
Sandal 27–15 19–29 41–31 26–34 29–29 5–30 22–17 34–12 57–19 35–21 44–39
Scunthorpe 3–23 3–17 22–26 17–27 31–55 31–43 31–29 47–24 26–33 28–27 31–45
West Bridgford 12–32 14–45 10–41 19–82 3–60 25–80 19–20 28–26 28–69 30–15 21–32
York 28–40 19–29 33–26 50–17 19–24 20–17 50–24 44–19 24–23 36–14 45–5
Updated to match(es) played on 25 March 2023. Source: Regional 1 North East
Legend: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.
For upcoming matches, an "a" indicates there is an article about the rivalry between the two participants.

Regional 1 North East honours

List of Regional 1 North East honours
Season No of teams Champions Runner–up Relegated teams Ref
2022–23 12 Billingham Heath Paviors and West Bridgford
Green background is the promotion place.

References

  1. ^ a b "League Structure and Leagues for 2022/2023". RFU Community Communications. Retrieved 13 August 2022.
  2. ^ "Alnwick Rugby Football Club". Alnwich RFC. Retrieved 12 April 2023.
  3. ^ "The Pavilion". Clackheaton RUFC. Retrieved 12 April 2023.
  4. ^ "Clifton Park". York RUFC. Retrieved 12 April 2023.
  5. ^ "Regional 1 North East". Rugby England. Retrieved 4 September 2023.
  6. ^ "Alnwick Rugby Football Club". Alnwich RFC. Retrieved 12 April 2023.
  7. ^ "Billingham RUFC". Billingham Rugby Club. Retrieved 12 April 2023.
  8. ^ "The Pavilion". Clackheaton RUFC. Retrieved 12 April 2023.
  9. ^ "Clifton Park". York RUFC. Retrieved 12 April 2023.
  10. ^ "Heath goes second as Paviors suffer drop". The RugbyPaper. 19 March 2023. p. 27.
  11. ^ "Regional 1 North East". Rugby England. Retrieved 12 April 2023.