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Overview

After WWII, until 1960, a national championship was not played but Belgian teams played in the North East France championship, called in those years Franco-Belgian Championship.
Each year the best Belgian team was declared Belgian Champion. In 1948, 1950, 1952 and 1958 the Belgian champion (RSC Anderlecht in every of these years) won also the Franco-Belgian championship.
In 1960 the Belgian teams retired from the Franco-Belgian championship and organized again the Belgian championship.

The league pyramid

The format of the tournament is the same since 2002, changing sometimes the number of teams in each division.
Since 2015/16 season the league structure is the following:

Level 1 Division 1
8 teams - 1 relegation
Level 2 Division 2
10 teams - 1 promotion and 2 relegations
Level 3 Division 3
10 teams - 2 promotions



Honours Roll

Season:WinnersRunners upFormatResult
2017/18Dendermondse RC (4)RC La HulpeFinal13-6
2016/17Dendermondse RC (3)RC SoigniesFinal19-16
2015/16Dendermondse RC (2)ASUB WaterlooFinal28-17
2014/15Royal Kituro RC (5)RC SoigniesFinal9-0
2013/14ASUB Waterloo (16)Boitsfort RCFinal15-9
2012/13ASUB Waterloo (15)Dendermondse RCFinal28-15
2011/12Dendermondse RC (1)Royal Kituro RCFinal20-6
2010/11Royal Kituro RC (4)Boitsfort RCFinal13-8
2009/10Boitsfort RC (16)ASUB WaterlooFinal20-16
2008/09Royal Kituro RC (3)RC FrameriesFinal12-11
2007/08Boitsfort RC (15)ASUB WaterlooFinal27-7
2006/07Boitsfort RC (14)ASUB WaterlooFinal28-20
2005/06Boitsfort RC (13)ASUB WaterlooFinal16-0
2004/05Boitsfort RC (12)ASUB WaterlooFinal17-3
2003/04Boitsfort RC (11)Dendermondse RCRound Robin 
2002/03Boitsfort RC (10)Dendermondse RCRound Robin 
2001/02Boitsfort RC (9)Dendermondse RCFinal???
2000/01Boitsfort RC (8)ViséFinal???
1999/00Visé (1)ASUB WaterlooFinal14-3
1998/99Boitsfort RC (7)ViséFinal???
1997/98ASUB Waterloo (14)Royal Kituro RCFinal???
1996/97Boitsfort RC (6)Royal Kituro RCFinal???
1995/96Royal Kituro RC (2)Boitsfort RCFinal???
1994/95Boitsfort RC (5) Round Robin 
1993/94ASUB Waterloo (13) Round Robin 
1992/93Boitsfort RC (4) Round Robin 
1991/92Boitsfort RC (3)ASUB WaterlooFinal10-7
1990/91Boitsfort RC (2) Round Robin 
1989/90Boitsfort RC (1) Round Robin 
1988/89ASUB Waterloo (12) Round Robin 
1987/88ASUB Waterloo (11) Round Robin 
1986/87ASUB Waterloo (10) Round Robin 
1985/86ASUB Waterloo (9) Round Robin 
1984/85Brussels British (1) Round Robin 
1983/84ASUB Waterloo (8) Round Robin 
1982/83Rugby Coq Mosan (6) Round Robin 
1981/82Rugby Coq Mosan (5) Round Robin 
1980/81Rugby Coq Mosan (4) Round Robin 
1979/80ASUB Waterloo (7) Round Robin 
1978/79ASUB Waterloo (6) Round Robin 
1977/78ASUB Waterloo (5) Round Robin 
1976/77Rugby Coq Mosan (3) Round Robin 
1975/76Rugby Coq Mosan (2) Round Robin 
1974/75Rugby Coq Mosan (1) Round Robin 
1973/74RSC Anderlecht (20) Round Robin 
1972/73BUC (1)ASUB WaterlooFinal???
1971/72RSC Anderlecht (19) Round Robin 
1970/71RSC Anderlecht (18) Round Robin 
1969/70RSC Anderlecht (17) Round Robin 
1968/69ASUB Waterloo (4) Round Robin 
1967/68ASUB Waterloo (3) Round Robin 
1966/67Royal Kituro RC (1) Round Robin 
1965/66RSC Anderlecht (16) Round Robin 
1964/65ASUB Waterloo (2) Round Robin 
1963/64RSC Anderlecht (15)ASUB WaterlooRound Robin 
1962/63ASUB Waterloo (1) Round Robin 
1961/62Sporting Club Brussels (4) Round Robin 
1960/61Sporting Club Brussels (3) Round Robin 
1959/60Sporting Club Brussels (2) Round Robin 
1958/59RSC Anderlecht (14) Round Robin 
1957/58RSC Anderlecht (13) Round Robin 
1956/57Sporting Club Brussels (1)RSC AnderlechtRound Robin 
1955/56RSC Anderlecht (12) Round Robin 
1954/55RSC Anderlecht (11) Round Robin 
1953/54RSC Anderlecht (10) Round Robin 
1952/53RSC Anderlecht (9) Round Robin 
1951/52RSC Anderlecht (8) Round Robin 
1950/51RSC Anderlecht (7) Round Robin 
1949/50RSC Anderlecht (6)SchaerbeekRound Robin 
1948/49RSC Anderlecht (5) Round Robin 
1947/48RSC Anderlecht (4) Round Robin 
1946/47RSC Anderlecht (3)SchaerbeekRound Robin 
1945/46RSC Anderlecht (2)SchaerbeekFinal6-0
1938/39RSC Anderlecht (1) Round Robin 
1937/38Royal Beerschot AC (1) Round Robin 
1936/37Antwerp British (1)GalliaRound Robin 

Team appearances

Division 1 since 2001/02 Division 2 since 2001/02
TeamTeam
appearances
First
appearance
Last
appearance
ASUB Waterloo 18 2001/02 2018/19
RC Soignies 18 2001/02 2018/19
Boitsfort RC 17 2001/02 2018/19
Dendermondse RC 17 2001/02 2018/19
RC Frameries 14 2002/03 2018/19
ROC 13 2003/04 2018/19
Royal Kituro RC 12 2002/03 2018/19
RC La Hulpe 7 2001/02 2018/19
Rugby Coq Mosan 7 2006/07 2013/14
Visé 6 2001/02 2009/10
BBRFC Celtic 4 2003/04 2006/07
RFC Liegeois 4 2013/14 2017/18
Antwerp RC 3 2001/02 2003/04
RSC Anderlecht 3 2003/04 2007/08
BUC 2 2011/12 2012/13
Pitbulls Arendonk 2 2002/03 2003/04
RC Luxemburg 1 2001/02 2001/02
TeamTeam appearancesFirst
appearance
Last
appearance
RSC Anderlecht 15 2001/02 2018/19
Antwerp RC 13 2004/05 2016/17
BUC 12 2001/02 2018/19
Kibubu 12 2001/02 2012/13
RFC Liegeois 11 2001/02 2018/19
Rugby Coq Mosan 11 2001/02 2018/19
RC Leuven 10 2001/02 2018/19
Standard RC 8 2001/02 2008/09
Visé 7 2005/06 2013/14
Laakdal 6 2001/02 2015/16
Royal Kituro RC 6 2001/02 2007/08
BBRFC Celtic 5 2001/02 2009/10
Rhinos Oudenaarde 5 2014/15 2018/19
ROC 5 2001/02 2014/15
Schilde 5 2010/11 2014/15
BS Charleroi 4 2015/16 2018/19
Famenne 4 2001/02 2004/05
RC Frameries 4 2001/02 2017/18
Mons RC 3 2016/17 2018/19
Namur XV 3 2005/06 2017/18
Racing Jet Brussels 3 2001/02 2003/04
RC La Hulpe 3 2003/04 2013/14
Boitsfort RC B 2 2009/10 2010/11
Brussels Celtic 2 2004/05 2005/06
Brussels Citizens Rugby 2 2017/18 2018/19
Pitbulls Arendonk 2 2001/02 2004/05
Walferdange 2 2003/04 2007/08
ASUB Waterloo B 1 2007/08 2007/08
Boitsfort RC 1 2016/17 2016/17
Dendermondse RC 1 2009/10 2009/10
Forest 1 2001/02 2001/02
Gent 1 2018/19 2018/19
Peruwelz 1 2006/07 2006/07



Sources

www.fbrb.be - Belgian union official site
fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rugby_%C3%A0_XV_en_Belgique - Wikipedia pages about rugby in Belgium
www.sportkipik.be - Site dedicated to rugby in Belgium
www.brclub.org - Boitsfort RC official site
rscarugby.free.fr - Former RSC Anderlecht official site
Every site was scanned using also web.archive.org