Regional 1 North West
Current season or competition:
2023–24 Regional 1 North West
SportRugby union
Instituted2022
Number of teams12
Country England
HoldersMacclesfield (2023–24)
Most titlesLymm, Macclesfield (1 title)
WebsiteNorthern Division

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

Macclesfield are the current champions and are promoted to National League 2 North.

Format

The twelve teams in this league are drawn from across North West England, with the league champions promoted to National 2 North. The league's bottom two teams are relegated to either Regional 2 North or Regional 2 North West 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

Participating teams and locations

League table

Regional 1 North West 2023–24
Team Played Won Drawn Lost Points for Points against Points diff Try bonus Loss bonus Points
C Macclesfield 22 20 1 1 908 378 +530 22 0 104
2 Rossendale 22 19 1 2 1081 402 +679 21 2 101
3 Blackburn 22 16 1 5 877 435 +442 19 2 87
4 Wirral 22 14 0 8 550 514 +36 14 3 73
5 Manchester 22 13 1 8 528 519 +9 11 2 67
6 Kendal 22 9 1 12 488 627 −139 8 3 49
7 Stockport 22 8 0 14 448 611 −163 9 4 45
8 Penrith 22 7 0 15 504 751 −247 10 4 42
9 Anselmians 22 7 2 13 382 653 −271 6 3 41
10 Leek 22 5 1 16 483 658 −175 4 7 33
R Sandbach 22 5 0 17 395 680 −285 5 5 30
R Northwich 22 5 0 17 390 806 −416 5 1 26
  • If teams are level at any stage, tiebreakers are applied in the following order:
  1. Number of matches won
  2. Difference between points for and against
  3. Total number of points for
  4. Aggregate number of points scored in matches between tied teams
  5. 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 relegation places.
Updated: 6 April 2024
Source:[10]

Results

Home \ Away ANS BLA KEN LEE MAC MAN NOR PEN ROS SAN STO WIR
Anselmians 29–29 19–12 13–14 5–33 22–22 18–7 26–22 25–57 13–11 22–12 14–27
Blackburn 45–3 24–19 57–0 14–29 24–25 62–15 64–17 25–24 42–14 40–5 47–5
Kendal 5–28 38–80 20–17 14–25 14–25 47–20 13–0 17–34 26–18 33–24 31–30
Leek 47–20 20–50 25–25 11–24 17–28 64–20 41–43 19–34 18–13 11–18 17–22
Macclesfield 75–5 34–26 38–22 41–5 31–21 38–17 57–15 36–60 66–24 46–6 22–10
Manchester 18–12 17–24 38–34 20–15 13–29 29–18 40–32 26–46 29–14 28–17 33–28
Northwich 29–28 26–87 15–22 34–30 13–66 17–7 69–19 7–68 21–5 17–32 13–31
Penrith 38–15 15–21 27–7 21–27 24–33 17–34 35–5 35–66 19–14 29–12 23–24
Rossendale 71–7 40–21 45–14 54–12 26–26 27–5 43–3 106–14 45–7 40–10 61–33
Sandbach 35–19 8–47 17–30 44–38 12–41 24–12 33–7 21–24 12–75 18–17 24–37
Stockport 26–29 24–26 31–34 24–14 7–50 26–34 27–10 32–23 34–33 27–20 27–26
Wirral 18–10 28–22 27–15 33–21 32–48 31–24 15–7 24–12 14–26 27–7 28–10
Updated to match(es) played on 6 April 2024. Source: Regional 1 North West
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

Participating teams and locations

Final league table

Regional 1 North West 2022–23
Team Played Won Drawn Lost Points for Points against Points diff Try bonus Loss bonus Points
P Lymm 22 19 0 3 1089 373 716 19 1 96
2 Blackburn 22 19 0 3 1085 369 716 19 1 96
3 Rossendale 22 16 0 6 868 482 386 17 1 82
4 Sandbach 22 15 0 7 703 431 272 10 1 71
5 Macclesfield 22 13 0 9 760 579 181 15 4 71
6 Stockport 22 12 1 9 649 530 119 12 4 66
7 Wirral 22 11 0 11 603 561 42 13 3 60
8 Manchester 22 9 0 13 650 665 −15 14 6 56
9 Northwich 22 9 1 12 565 675 −110 10 2 50
10 Kendal 22 6 0 16 560 774 −214 9 4 37
R Burnage 22 2 0 20 381 975 −594 4 2 14
R Kirkby Lonsdale 22 0 0 22 189 1616 −1427 0 0 0
  • If teams are level at any stage, tiebreakers are applied in the following order:
  1. Number of matches won
  2. Difference between points for and against
  3. Total number of points for
  4. Aggregate number of points scored in matches between tied teams
  5. 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 relegation places.
Updated: 17 April 2023
Source:[11]

Results

Home \ Away BLA BUR KEN KIR LYM MAC MAN NOR ROS SAN STO WIR
Blackburn 68–12 34–24 190–0 27–7 31–14 52–17 33–21 26–13 14–22 33–17 50–26
Burnage 7–45 7–39 38–7 14–87 24–43 10–33 13–23 27–31 10–44 26–45 5–38
Kendal 10–57 69–14 41–0 19–50 12–41 18–17 38–10 17–35 32–34 26–27 3–28
Kirkby Lonsdale 7–90 7–40 23–46 7–95 0–77 10–47 22–54 5–95 5–86 17–42 7–47
Lymm 38–21 90–12 79–21 118–3 32–36 43–10 81–5 35–22 29–14 30–14 52–26
Macclesfield 25–19 59–10 53–26 58–17 15–38 37–17 26–50 29–35 22–24 23–25 45–24
Manchester 28–50 37–28 50–19 65–5 7–36 31–17 28–31 28–34 13–18 31–25 59–21
Northwich 17–36 29–14 29–24 51–8 10–47 38–35 37–40 19–23 17–13 17–17 32–42
Rossendale 13–26 40–12 61–28 87–0 36–14 69–22 75–24 36–27 38–26 33–19 29–12
Sandbach 23–36 46–29 62–12 106–14 18–31 7–25 31–14 27–17 25–21 10–0 32–7
Stockport 15–35 66–7 26–19 79–17 24–26 29–35 36–29 28–14 48–37 15–22 24–22
Wirral 7–34 29–22 37–17 64–8 12–32 21–23 32–35 44–17 13–5 30–13 21–28
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 West honours

List of Regional 1 North Wwest honours
Season No of teams Champions Runner–up Relegated teams Ref
2022–23 12 Lymm Blackburn Burnage and Kirkby Lonsdale
2023–24 12 Macclesfield Rossendale Sandbach and Northwich
Green background is the promotion place.

References

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  4. ^ "Grove Lane". Manchester Rugby Club. Retrieved 10 July 2023.
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  6. ^ "Rossendale Sports Club". Rossendale RUFC. Retrieved 10 July 2023.
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  8. ^ "The Memorial Ground". Stockport RUFC. Retrieved 10 July 2023.
  9. ^ "Memorial Ground". Wirral RFC.
  10. ^ "Regional 1 North". England Rugby. Retrieved 30 November 2023.
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