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Tyrrells Premier 15s League

Overview Honours Roll Team appearances Related trophies Sources Current Season

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



Honours Roll

Season:WinnersRunners upFormatResult
2017/18Saracens Ladies (12)Harlequins LadiesFinal24-20
2016/17Aylesford Bulls Ladies (1)Bristol LadiesFinal17-8
2015/16Richmond Ladies (9)Saracens LadiesFinal28-17
2014/15Saracens Ladies (11)Richmond LadiesRound Robin 
2013/14Richmond Ladies (8)Saracens LadiesRound Robin 
2012/13Worcester Valkyries Ladies (1)Richmond LadiesRound Robin 
2011/12Richmond Ladies (7)Saracens LadiesRound Robin 
2010/11Richmond Ladies (6)Wasps LadiesRound Robin 
2009/10Richmond Ladies (5)Saracens LadiesRound Robin 
2008/09Saracens Ladies (10)Richmond LadiesRound Robin 
2007/08Saracens Ladies (9)Wasps LadiesRound Robin 
2006/07Saracens Ladies (8)Richmond LadiesRound Robin 
2005/06Saracens Ladies (7)Richmond LadiesRound Robin 
2004/05Wasps Ladies (6)Clifton LadiesRound Robin 
2003/04Wasps Ladies (5)Saracens LadiesRound Robin 
2002/03Wasps Ladies (4)Richmond LadiesRound Robin 
2001/02Saracens Ladies (6)Clifton LadiesRound Robin 
2000/01Clifton Ladies (1)Wasps LadiesRound Robin 
1999/00Saracens Ladies (5)Richmond LadiesRound Robin 
1998/99Saracens Ladies (4)Richmond LadiesRound Robin 
1997/98Richmond Ladies (4) Round Robin 
1996/97Saracens Ladies (3) Round Robin 
1995/96Richmond Ladies (3) Round Robin 
1994/95Saracens Ladies (2) Round Robin 
1993/94Saracens Ladies (1) Round Robin 
1992/93Wasps Ladies (3) Round Robin 
1991/92Richmond Ladies (2) Round Robin 
1990/91Wasps Ladies (2) Round Robin 
1989/90Wasps Ladies (1)Richmond LadiesRound Robin 
1988/89Richmond Ladies (1) Round Robin 

Team appearances

Tyrrells Premier 15s League since 1998/99 Women's Championship 1 since 1999/00
TeamTeam
appearances
First
appearance
Last
appearance
Richmond Ladies 21 1998/99 2018/19
Saracens Ladies 21 1998/99 2018/19
Wasps Ladies 21 1998/99 2018/19
Worcester Valkyries Ladies 21 1998/99 2018/19
Bristol Bears Women 20 1998/99 2018/19
Lichfield Ladies 16 2001/02 2016/17
Darlington Mowden Park Ladies 13 2003/04 2018/19
Firwood Waterloo Ladies 6 1998/99 2018/19
Harlequins Ladies 6 2013/14 2018/19
Henley Ladies 6 2002/03 2007/08
Team Northumbria Ladies 4 2006/07 2009/10
Old Leamingtonians Ladies 3 1998/99 2000/01
Gloucester Hartpury Ladies 2 2017/18 2018/19
Loughborough Lightning 2 2017/18 2018/19
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
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 13 2000/01 2018/19
Firwood Waterloo Ladies 11 2006/07 2016/17
Hove Ladies 11 2008/09 2018/19
Trojans Ladies 11 2007/08 2018/19
Camp Hill Ladies 10 2007/08 2016/17
Bath Ladies 9 2007/08 2018/19
Wasps Ladies II 9 2002/03 2016/17
Henley Ladies 8 2001/02 2018/19
Novocastrians Ladies 8 2011/12 2018/19
West Park Leeds Ladies 8 1999/00 2018/19
Blackheath Ladies 7 2000/01 2018/19
Eccles Ladies 7 2012/13 2018/19
Leodiensian Ladies 7 2005/06 2011/12
Loughborough Town Ladies 7 2008/09 2018/19
Thurrock Ladies 7 2011/12 2018/19
Plymouth Albion Ladies 6 2005/06 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
Lichfield Ladies 4 1999/00 2018/19
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
Supermarine Ladies 3 2003/04 2018/19
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
Sheffield Ladies 2 2017/18 2018/19
Barnsley Ladies 1 2018/19 2018/19
Bristol Bears Women 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
Reading Abbey Ladies 1 2018/19 2018/19
South Molton Ladies 1 1999/00 1999/00
Whitchurch Ladies 1 2001/02 2001/02

Related trophies

Women's Championship
Season:WinnersRunners upFormatResult
2017/18West Park Leeds Ladies (1)Thurrock LadiesFinal46-22
TeamTitlesRunners up
West Park Leeds Ladies10
Thurrock Ladies01


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