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Tyrrells Premier 15s League

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Overview

The first women's league tournament in the UK was formed in 1990 by WRFU (Women's Rugby Football Union) that managed women's rugby all over the UK.
In 1992 Ireland broke away from WRFU, followed a year later by Scotland. As a result, in 1994 England and Wales too formed their own union.
The new RFUW (Rugby Football Union for Women) managed a new only english league, the Women's Premiership
Unfortunately not all the results and even not all the winners are known.

In 2017 England Rugby created the Super Rugby, choosing 10 teams that would have to invest in training facilities and meet increased minimum standards.

The league pyramid

Level 1 Women's Super Rugby
10 teams - no relegations
Level 2 Women's Championship 1 North
8 teams - 1 to final and 1 relegated
Women's Championship 1 South
8 teams - 1 to final and 1 relegated
Level 3 Women's Championship 2 Midlands
8 teams - 1 to promotion final and 1 relegated
Women's Championship 2 North
9 teams - 1 to promotion final and 1 relegated
Women's Championship 2 South East
9 teams - 1 to promotion final and 1 relegated
Women's Championship 2 South West
9 teams - 1 to promotion final and 1 relegated
Level 4 Women's National Challenge 1
6 groups - 4 promoted and 6 relegated
Level 5 Women's National Challenge 2
11 groups - 6 promoted




Team appearances

Tyrrells Premier 15s League since 1998/99 Women's Championship 1 since 1999/00
TeamTeam
appearances
First
appearance
Last
appearance
Richmond Ladies 20 1998/99 2017/18
Saracens Ladies 20 1998/99 2017/18
Wasps Ladies 20 1998/99 2017/18
Worcester Valkyries Ladies 20 1998/99 2017/18
Bristol Ladies 19 1998/99 2017/18
Lichfield Ladies 16 2001/02 2016/17
Darlington Mowden Park Ladies 12 2003/04 2017/18
Henley Ladies 6 2002/03 2007/08
Firwood Waterloo Ladies 5 1998/99 2017/18
Harlequins Ladies 5 2013/14 2017/18
Team Northumbria Ladies 4 2006/07 2009/10
Old Leamingtonians Ladies 3 1998/99 2000/01
Old Albanians Ladies 2 2010/11 2011/12
Vale of Lune Ladies 2 2005/06 2006/07
Alton Ladies 1 2000/01 2000/01
Blackheath Ladies 1 1999/00 1999/00
Gloucester Hartpury Ladies 1 2017/18 2017/18
Loughborough Lightning 1 2017/18 2017/18
Notts Casuals Ladies 1 2001/02 2001/02
Thurrock Ladies 1 2012/13 2012/13
West Park Leeds Ladies 1 1998/99 1998/99
TeamTeam appearancesFirst
appearance
Last
appearance
Richmond Ladies II 18 1999/00 2016/17
Saracens Ladies II 17 1999/00 2016/17
Cheltenham Ladies 12 2000/01 2017/18
Firwood Waterloo Ladies 11 2006/07 2016/17
Camp Hill Ladies 10 2007/08 2016/17
Hove Ladies 10 2008/09 2017/18
Trojans Ladies 10 2007/08 2017/18
Wasps Ladies II 9 2002/03 2016/17
Bath Ladies 8 2007/08 2017/18
Henley Ladies 7 2001/02 2017/18
Leodiensian Ladies 7 2005/06 2011/12
Novocastrians Ladies 7 2011/12 2017/18
West Park Leeds Ladies 7 1999/00 2017/18
Blackheath Ladies 6 2000/01 2017/18
Eccles Ladies 6 2012/13 2017/18
Loughborough Town Ladies 6 2008/09 2017/18
Plymouth Albion Ladies 6 2005/06 2017/18
Thurrock Ladies 6 2011/12 2017/18
Alton Ladies 5 1999/00 2004/05
Carlisle Ladies 5 2007/08 2013/14
Old Albanians Ladies 5 2005/06 2009/10
Team Northumbria Ladies 5 2003/04 2011/12
West Bridgford Ladies 5 2013/14 2017/18
Darlington Mowden Park Ladies 4 2002/03 2008/09
Rosslyn Park Ladies 4 2003/04 2006/07
Altrincham Kersal Ladies 3 2009/10 2011/12
Birkenhead Park Ladies 3 2012/13 2014/15
Bristol Ladies II 3 2013/14 2015/16
Lakenham Hewett Ladies 3 2007/08 2010/11
Lichfield Ladies 3 1999/00 2017/18
Notts Casuals Ladies 3 2000/01 2003/04
Vale of Lune Ladies 3 2004/05 2008/09
Buckingham Swans Ladies 2 2011/12 2012/13
Liverpool St Helens Ladies 2 1999/00 2000/01
Olney Ladies 2 2009/10 2010/11
Supermarine Ladies 2 2003/04 2017/18
Bristol Ladies 1 2006/07 2006/07
Crawley Ladies 1 1999/00 1999/00
Harlequins Ladies 1 2012/13 2012/13
Hartlepool Ladies 1 2007/08 2007/08
Lichfield Ladies II 1 2016/17 2016/17
Northwich Ladies 1 2015/16 2015/16
Old Leamingtonians Ladies 1 2001/02 2001/02
Sheffield Ladies 1 2017/18 2017/18
South Molton Ladies 1 1999/00 1999/00
Whitchurch Ladies 1 2001/02 2001/02



Sources

www.englandrugby.com - English rugby union site (former www.rfu.com).
womenseliterugby.co.uk - Women's Super Rugby site
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rugby_Football_Union_for_Women - Wikipedia pages about english women's rugby
womensrugbyhistory.blogspot.it - Blog about english women's rugby
www.cliftonrfchistory.co.uk/2000s/2000s.htm - Site about Clifton rugby history
www.lichfieldrugby.co.uk/fixtures.asp?team=20 - Lichfield old Site (or Web.Archive)
Every site was scanned using also web.archive.org