Surrey 2
Current season or competition:
2019–20 Surrey 2
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SportRugby union
Instituted1987; 35 years ago (1987)
Number of teams10
Country England
HoldersChipstead RFC ( 2nd title) (2021-22)
(promoted to Surrey 1)
Most titlesOld Amplefordians (3 titles)
Websiteenglandrugby.com

Surrey 2 is a level 10 English Rugby Union League. It is made up of teams predominantly from Surrey and south-west London. Teams play home and away matches from September through to April. Promoted teams move up to Surrey 1 while relegated teams drop down to Surrey 3.

Each year some of the clubs in this division also take part in the RFU Junior Vase - a level 9-12 national competition.

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 the RFU announced[1] that a decision had been taken to cancel Adult Competitive Leagues (National League 1 and below) for the 2020/21 season meaning Surrey 2 was not contested.

Teams for 2019-20

Teams for 2018-19

Teams for 2017-18

Teams for 2016-2017

Teams for 2015-2016

Teams for 2014-2015

Teams for 2013-2014

Teams for 2012-2013

Original teams

When league rugby began in 1987 this division was split into two groups (Surrey 2A and Surrey 2B) containing the following teams:

Surrey 2A

Surrey 2B

Surrey 2 honours

Surrey 2A / 2B (1987–1989)

The original Surrey 2 was tier 9 league, split into two groups (Surrey 2A, Surrey 2B), with promotion up to Surrey 1 and relegation down to Surrey 3.

Surrey 2A / 2B
Season No of Teams Champions Runners–up Relegated Teams League Name
1987–88 11 Effingham Wimbledon Shene Old Grammarians Surrey 2A
12 Merton Mitcham Old Bevonians Surrey 2B
1988–89 11 Harrodians Wimbledon Multiple teams[c] Surrey 2A
12 John Fisher Old Boys Old Wandsworthians Multiple teams[d] Surrey 2B
Green backgrounds are promotion places.

Surrey 2 (1989–1993)

Surrey 2A and 2B were merged into a single division called Surrey 2. It remained a tier 9 league, with promotion to Surrey 1 and relegation to Surrey 3.

Surrey 2
Season No of Teams Champions Runners–up Relegated Teams
1989–90 11 Wimbledon Raynes Park Bec Old Boys, Old Johnians
1990–91 11 Shirley Wanderers Mitcham Old Haileyburians, Old Wandsworthians
1991–92 11 Kingston Old Reedonians[e] No relegation[f]
1992–93 13 Harrodians[g] Chobham Old Bevonians
Green backgrounds are promotion places.

Surrey 2 (1993–1996)

The creation of National 5 South meant that Surrey 2 dropped from a tier 9 league to a tier 10 league for the years that National 5 South was active. Promotion and relegation continued to Surrey 1 and Surrey 3 respectively.

Surrey 2
Season No of Teams Champions Runners–up Relegated Teams
1993–94 13 Old Cranleighans Farnham Charing Cross & Westminster Hospitals[h]
1994–95 13 Old Caterhamians Woking Reigate & Redhill, London Fire Brigade
1995–96 13 Chipstead Battersea Ironsides Mitcham, Bec Old Boys
Green backgrounds are promotion places.

Surrey 2 (1996–2000)

The cancellation of National 5 South at the end of the 1995–96 season meant that Surrey 2 reverted to being a tier 9 league. Promotion and relegation continued to Surrey 1 and Surrey 3 respectively.

Surrey 2
Season No of Teams Champions Runners–up Relegated Teams
1996–97 13 Raynes Park Old Wandsworthians[i] No relegation
1997–98 13 Cobham Merton Old Freemens, Old Suttonians
1998–99[3] 13 Old Tiffinians Kingston London Cornish, Reigate
1999–00[4] 13 Old Wellingtonians Old Rutlishians No relegation[j]
Green backgrounds are promotion places.

Surrey 2 (2000–2009)

The introduction of London 4 South West ahead of the 2000–01 season meant Surrey 2 dropped to become a tier 10 league. Promotion and relegation continued to Surrey 1 and Surrey 3 respectively.

Surrey 2
Season No of Teams Champions Runners–up Relegated Teams
2000–01[5] 15 Law Society Battersea Ironsides Wandsworthians, Worth Old Boys
2001–02[6] 15 London Exiles Old Freemens Chipstead, Haslemere, London Fire Brigade
2002–03[7] 15 Old Amplefordians Streatham-Croydon London Media, Woking[k]
2003–04[8] 15 London Cornish Old Haileyburians No relegation
2004–05[9] 15 Croydon[l] Chipstead Multiple teams[m]
2005–06[10] 10 Croydon Old Alleynians Old Cranleighans
2006–07[11] 10 Old Whitgiftian Old Freemens Mitcham, Streatham-Croydon, Old Haileyburians
2007–08[12] 10 Bec Old Boys Chipstead Old Tiffinians, Old Blues
2008–09[13] 9 Teddington Old Walcountians Law Society
Green backgrounds are promotion places.

Surrey 2 (2009–present)

Surrey 2 remained a tier 10 league despite national restructuring by the RFU. Promotion and relegation continued to Surrey 1 and Surrey 3 respectively.

Surrey 2
Season No of Teams Champions Runners–up Relegated Teams
2009–10[14] 10 Old Blues Cranleigh Old Rutlishians, London Media
2010–11[15] 10 CL London Old Tiffinians Old Caterhamians, Raynes Park
2011–12[16] 10 Old Cranleighans Farnham Old Haileyburians
2012–13[17] 9 Battersea Ironsides Old Tonbridgians Worth Old Boys
2013–14[18] 10 Law Society Chipstead Streatham-Croydon, Bec Old Boys, Old Rutlishians
2014–15[19] 10 Old Freemens Old Emanuel No relegation
2015–16[20] 10 Old Amplefordians Old Georgians Croydon, Guildfordians
2016–17[21] 10 Old Blues Old Walcountians Old Caterhamians, Worth Old Boys
2017–18[22] 10 Reeds Weybridge Old Haileyburians Old Paulines
2018–19[23] 10 Purley John Fisher Kingston Streatham-Croydon, Metropolitan Police
2019–20[24] 10 Old Amplefordians Old Rutlishians Old Caterhamians, Bec Old Boys
2020–21 10
Green backgrounds are promotion places.

Number of league titles

Notes

  1. ^ Would merge with St Mary's Hospital in 1997 to form Imperial Medicals Rugby Club.
  2. ^ Old Reedonians would later be renamed Reeds Weybridge RFC.[2]
  3. ^ The restructuring of Surrey 2 into a single division for the following season meant that five teams were relegated from Surrey 2A including Chobham, Farnham, Kingston, Old Freemans and Old Reedonians.
  4. ^ The restructuring of Surrey 2 into a single division for the following season meant that six teams were relegated from Surrey 2B including Old Epsomians, Old Suttonians, King's College Hospital, Chipstead, Shirley Wanderers and Old Pelhamians.
  5. ^ The restructuring of the Surrey leagues meant that 3rd and 4th place Weybridge Vandals and Cobham were also promoted.
  6. ^ The restructuring of the Surrey leagues meant that there was no relegation.
  7. ^ Champions Harrodians would be renamed as Barnes RFC for the following season.
  8. ^ Relegated Charing Cross & Westminster Hospitals would drop out of the Surrey leagues.
  9. ^ 3rd place Farnham were also promoted.
  10. ^ No relegation due to league restructuring for the following season as Surrey 4 abolished and extra teams added to Surrey 2 (and other divisions) as a result.
  11. ^ Woking dropped out of the league at the end of the season.
  12. ^ Neither Croydon nor runners up Chipstead promoted as Surrey 4 was reinstated for the next season leading to restructuring to all divisions.
  13. ^ Teddington 2nd XV, Merton, Lightwater, Old Abingdonians, Guildfordians, London Fire Brigade, Worth Old Boys, Wandsworthians, Reigate, Old Walcountians and Raynes Park were the relegated teams this year. The reason for so many relegation's was due to reinstatement of Surrey 4 for the 2005-06 season with teams from Surrey 3 dropping to the new division and the relegated Surrey 2 teams replacing them.
  14. ^ One of Harrodians titles was for Surrey 2A.
  15. ^ One of Purley John Fisher's titles was won by founder club John Fisher Old Boys RFC and was for Surrey 2B.
  16. ^ Effingham's title was for Surrey 2A.
  17. ^ Merton's title was for Surrey 2B.

See also

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