Regional 1 South Central
Current season or competition:
2024–25 Regional 1 South Central
SportRugby union
Instituted2022; 2 years ago (2022)
Number of teams12
Country England
 Jersey
HoldersHavant (2023–24)
Most titlesWimbledon, Havant (1 title)
WebsiteLondon & SE Division

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

Havant are the champions and are promoted to National League 2 East

Format

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

Leaving the league before the season started were Havant who were promoted as champions the previous season.[2] They were replaced by Wimbledon who were relegated from National League 2 East. Bournemouth were relegated.[3] Horsham would also have been relegated but due to obtaining the highest amount of points across those who would have been relegated from level 5, due to the demise of Jersey Reds, were reprieved from relegation.A Promoted into the league are Jersey and Old Alleynians who were promoted as champions of Regional 2 South Central and Regional 2 South East respectively.[4][5]

Participating teams and locations

2023-24 season

Teams leaving the league are the champions Wimbledon, promoted to National League 2 East, while two teams are relegated; Wootton Basset (11th position) and Sutton & Epsom (12th) to Regional 2 South Central and Regional 2 Thames respectively. Three teams are promoted from Regional 2 leagues; Hammersmith & Fulham, Horsham and Marlborough from Regional 2 Thames, Regional 2 South East and Regional 2 South Central respectively. CS Rugby 1863 and Tunbridge Wells are both transferred from Regional 1 South East. The remaining seven teams played in this league last season.

Participating teams and locations

League table

Regional 1 South Central 2023–24
Team Played Won Drawn Lost Points for Points against Points diff Try bonus Loss bonus Points
C Havant 22 18 1 3 783 496 +287 17 3 94
2 Camberley 22 16 1 5 758 496 +262 18 3 87
3 London Welsh Amateur 22 16 0 6 841 537 +304 17 4 85
4 Tunbridge Wells 22 15 0 7 641 580 +61 17 1 78
5 Bracknell 22 13 0 9 621 487 +134 15 4 71
6 CS Rugby 1863 22 12 0 10 560 444 +116 10 6 64
7 Brighton 22 9 1 12 598 672 –74 15 4 57
8 Maidenhead 22 8 0 14 630 694 −94 13 3 48
9 Marlborough 22 7 0 15 512 656 −144 9 5 42
10 Hammersmith & Fulham 22 6 0 16 508 804 −296 11 3 38
11A Horsham 22 5 0 17 475 708 −233 9 6 35
R Bournemouth 22 5 1 16 526 879 −353 8 2 32
  • 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: 6 April 2024
Source:[13]

Results

Home \ Away BOU BRA BRI CAM CSR HAF HAV HOR LWE MAI MAR TUN
Bournemouth 31–38 35–44 5–31 21–10 37–32 31–62 31–30 20–42 40–36 28–43 27–43
Bracknell 38–14 38–27 33–26 37–31 41–0 15–22 26–3 12–45 24–10 53–9 31–10
Brighton 39–39 48–29 22–24 12–5 25–41 28–31 48–19 22–47 37–27 25–12 24–26
Camberley 54–14 22–17 50–14 47–8 48–12 27–21 61–35 33–57 26–8 28–23 17–22
CS Rugby 1863 48–26 15–10 38–5 12–5 57–7 22–19 35–15 31–19 41–30 27–10 21–26
Hammersmith & Fulham 40–30 20–25 26–34 28–57 3–49 24–34 31–24 38–20 35–26 21–29 31–34
Havant 69–14 33–25 32–15 34–34 36–15 39–27 30–26 32–25 44–12 50–19 34–21
Horsham 45–3 19–24 14–31 31–38 7–28 39–21 21–19 36–42 38–24 12–5 8–33
London Welsh Amateur 57–12 24–17 37–8 24–30 29–23 48–15 22–27 61–12 45–37 48–19 48–33
Maidenhead 41–33 17–47 35–36 31–22 25–19 32–7 24–52 29–17 36–40 42–12 67–26
Marlborough 31–32 34–24 41–30 12–37 33–10 27–30 21–29 43–10 13–34 22–26 42–24
Tunbridge Wells 15–3 27–17 26–24 33–41 22–15 49–19 28–34 45–14 31–27 31–15 36–21
Updated to match(es) played on 6 April 2024. Source: Regional 1 South Central
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

League table

Regional 1 South Central 2022–23
Team Played Won Drawn Lost Points for Points against Points diff Try bonus Loss bonus Points
P Wimbledon 22 21 0 1 959 363 +596 20 1 105
2 Havant 22 18 0 4 733 403 +330 16 3 91
3 Camberley 22 17 1 4 762 478 +284 18 2 90
4 Oxford Harlequins 22 12 2 8 602 629 –27 10 1 63
5 Maidenhead 22 11 0 11 721 592 +129 13 5 62
6 London Welsh Amateur 22 10 1 11 596 612 –16 10 2 54
7 Bournemouth 22 9 0 13 466 596 –130 4 6 46
8 Bracknell 22 7 1 14 472 639 −167 9 3 42
9 Brighton 22 5 2 15 521 663 −142 10 7 41
10 Banbury 22 6 2 14 462 766 −304 8 3 39
R Royal Wootton Bassett 22 7 1 14 420 656 −236 6 2 38
R Sutton & Epsom 22 3 2 17 443 760 −317 6 5 27
  • 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: 18 April 2023
Source:[19]

Results

Home \ Away BAN BOU BRA BRI CAM HAV LWE MAI OXH RWB SAE WIM
Banbury 29–10 25–46 21–15 36–24 18–26 24–34 19–31 17–20 28–19 12–12 7–50
Bournemouth 20–21 23–17 17–16 20–17 24–28 42–37 10–24 25–12 49–7 28–25 12–49
Bracknell 24–19 17–10 22–18 7–31 8–49 28–39 14–29 17–17 40–21 34–14 24–31
Brighton 17–17 22–32 18–22 24–26 39–38 27–17 25–23 21–25 33–42 39–22 10–36
Camberley 46–17 53–34 31–19 24–24 36–18 42–22 40–15 45–43 36–7 43–21 25–20
Havant 43–26 34–7 28–12 41–23 18–6 41–0 34–28 62–24 39–5 50–5 11–16
London Welsh Amateur 51–15 29–22 45–15 50–10 28–58 26–31 20–10 22–31 33–10 42–27 7–26
Maidenhead 82–15 36–39 31–5 42–33 17–33 29–34 56–17 29–46 48–10 61–24 15–67
Oxford Harlequins 41–24 21–13 24–17 37–31 17–50 5–38 41–22 19–28 21–12 67–20 33–54
Royal Wootton Bassett 31–24 20–18 47–29 12–26 19–22 17–24 12–22 24–18 22–22 31–29 7–63
Sutton & Epson 22–26 13–8 34–24 42–24 26–50 27–30 15–15 26–45 19–22 5–26 5–42
Wimbledon 102–22 69–3 55–31 55–26 26–24 22–16 29–18 38–24 41–14 27–19 41–10
Updated to match(es) played on 11 April 2023. Source: Regional 1 South Central
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 South Central honours

List of Regional 1 South Central honours
Season No of teams Champions Runner–up Relegated teams Ref
2022–23 12 Wimbledon Havant Royal Wootton Bassett and Sutton & Epsom
2023–24 12 Havant Camberley HorshamA and Bournemouth [2]
Green background is the promotion place.

References

  1. ^ a b "League Structure and Leagues for 2022/2023". RFU Community Communications. Retrieved 31 May 2023.
  2. ^ a b "Title in the bag as Havant battle up the hill". Havant RFC. 25 March 2024.
  3. ^ https://www.maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk/gallery/rugby/195695/round-up-maidenhead-aiming-to-finish-on-a-high-against-already-relegated-bournemouth.html
  4. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/68615662
  5. ^ https://www.dulwich.org.uk/old-alleynians-home/old-alleynian-news/oa-news-post/~board/news-21-22/post/oarfc-promoted-for-second-consecutive-season
  6. ^ a b c "Bracknell RFC". Bracknell RFC. Retrieved 31 May 2023.
  7. ^ a b c "Brighton RFC". Bracknell RFC. Retrieved 31 May 2023.
  8. ^ a b c "Camberley RFC". Camberley Rugby Football Club. Retrieved 31 May 2023.
  9. ^ a b c "London Welsh RFC". Havant Rugby Football Club. Retrieved 31 May 2023.
  10. ^ a b c "Maidenhead RFC". Maidenhead RFC. Retrieved 31 May 2023.
  11. ^ a b "Bournemouth Rugby". Bournemouth Rugby. 27 May 2021. Retrieved 31 May 2023.
  12. ^ a b "Havant". Havant Rugby Football Club. Retrieved 31 May 2023.
  13. ^ "Regional 1 South Central". Rugby England. Retrieved 6 September 2023.
  14. ^ "Banbury RFC". Banbury RFC. Retrieved 31 May 2023.
  15. ^ "Oxford Harlequins RUFC". Oxford Harlequins RUFC. Retrieved 31 May 2023.
  16. ^ "Royal Wottoon Bassett RFC". Royal Wottoon Bassett RFC. Retrieved 31 May 2023.
  17. ^ "Sutton & Epsom RFC". Sutton & Epsom RFC. Retrieved 31 May 2023.
  18. ^ "Wimbledon RFC". York RUFC. Retrieved 31 May 2023.
  19. ^ "Regional 1 South Central". Rugby England. Retrieved 13 July 2023.
  20. ^ https://www.pressreader.com/uk/west-sussex-county-times/20240411/282385519547013