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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 2000/01 Women's Championship 1 since 2000/01
TeamTeam
appearances
First
appearance
Last
appearance
Richmond Ladies 18 2000/01 2017/18
Saracens Ladies 18 2000/01 2017/18
Wasps Ladies 18 2000/01 2017/18
Worcester Valkyries Ladies 18 2000/01 2017/18
Bristol Ladies 17 2000/01 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
Harlequins Ladies 5 2013/14 2017/18
Team Northumbria Ladies 4 2006/07 2009/10
Firwood Waterloo Ladies 3 2000/01 2017/18
Old Albanians Ladies 2 2010/11 2011/12
Vale of Lune Ladies 2 2005/06 2006/07
Alton Ladies 1 2000/01 2000/01
Gloucester Hartpury Ladies 1 2017/18 2017/18
Loughborough Lightning 1 2017/18 2017/18
Notts Casuals Ladies 1 2001/02 2001/02
Old Leamingtonians Ladies 1 2000/01 2000/01
Thurrock Ladies 1 2012/13 2012/13
TeamTeam appearancesFirst
appearance
Last
appearance
Richmond Ladies II 17 2000/01 2016/17
Saracens Ladies II 16 2000/01 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
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
West Park Leeds Ladies 6 2000/01 2017/18
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
Alton Ladies 4 2001/02 2004/05
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
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
Lichfield Ladies 2 2000/01 2017/18
Olney Ladies 2 2009/10 2010/11
Supermarine Ladies 2 2003/04 2017/18
Bristol Ladies 1 2006/07 2006/07
Harlequins Ladies 1 2012/13 2012/13
Hartlepool Ladies 1 2007/08 2007/08
Lichfield Ladies II 1 2016/17 2016/17
Liverpool St Helens Ladies 1 2000/01 2000/01
Northwich Ladies 1 2015/16 2015/16
Old Leamingtonians Ladies 1 2001/02 2001/02
Sheffield Ladies 1 2017/18 2017/18
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