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Courage League
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Regional Division 1

Courage League 1989/90

Overview
Each team met every opponent only once. The best team in the table, Wasps, was proclamed national champion while, in order to expand the league, only the worst team, Bedford Blues, was relegated to National League 2.
Points were awarded as follows: 2 points for a win and 1 point for a draw.

The league was sponsored by Courage Brewery.

Teams variations
Relegated to Courage League - Division 2 1989/90:Liverpool St Helens - Waterloo
Promoted from Courage League - Division 2 1988/89:Bedford Blues - Saracens

Final results

Regular season
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiff
1Wasps1811902250106144Winner
2Gloucester171181221413975
3Bath1611803258104154
4Saracens15117131681671
5Leicester Tigers121160524818464
6Nottingham121160519014149
7Harlequins121160521818038
8Orrell101150622113289
9Bristol Rugby811407136144-8
10Rosslyn Park811407161235-74
11Moseley411209138263-125
12Bedford Blues011001160467-407Relegated

BathBedford
Blues
Bristol
Rugby
GloucesterHarlequinsLeicester
Tigers
MoseleyNottinghamOrrellRosslyn
Park
SaracensWasps
Bath-76-032-1226-1527-934-6
Bedford
Blues
-6-168-710-247-253-229-44
Bristol
Rugby
13-14-6-1311-1313-96-1521-22
Gloucester13-637-6-24-916-1041-1221-21
Harlequins13-7-15-1222-2715-919-1512-9
Leicester
Tigers
60-316-26-38-2015-634-6
Moseley10-1612-1622-21-6-220-42
Nottingham12-947-1612-3-9-256-1125-12
Orrell6-912-1533-1025-13-64-14
Rosslyn
Park
45-129-2318-9-13-156-14
Saracens9-717-1215-933-1312-6-
Wasps9-1829-429-1216-1212-624-6-

Matches schedule
28/04/1990 - Regular season
Bath - Leicester Tigers26-15
Bedford Blues - Bristol Rugby6-16
Moseley - Harlequins22-21
Nottingham - Gloucester12-3
Orrell - Rosslyn Park64-14
Wasps - Saracens24-6
31/03/1990 - Regular season
Bristol Rugby - Wasps21-22
Gloucester - Orrell16-10
Harlequins - Nottingham22-27
Leicester Tigers - Moseley38-20
Rosslyn Park - Bedford Blues45-12
Saracens - Bath9-7
10/03/1990 - Regular season
Bedford Blues - Wasps9-44
Bristol Rugby - Leicester Tigers11-13
Gloucester - Harlequins24-9
Nottingham - Bath12-9
Orrell - Moseley25-13
Rosslyn Park - Saracens13-15
13/01/1990 - Regular season
Bath - Bedford Blues76-0
Harlequins - Rosslyn Park19-15
Leicester Tigers - Gloucester16-26
Moseley - Nottingham6-22
Saracens - Bristol Rugby17-12
Wasps - Orrell12-6
25/11/1989 - Regular season
Bedford Blues - Moseley0-24
Bristol Rugby - Rosslyn Park6-15
Gloucester - Saracens21-21
Harlequins - Leicester Tigers15-12
Nottingham - Orrell9-25
Wasps - Bath9-18
18/11/1989 - Regular season
Bristol Rugby - Gloucester6-13
Moseley - Wasps0-42
Nottingham - Bedford Blues47-16
Orrell - Bath6-9
Rosslyn Park - Leicester Tigers9-23
Saracens - Harlequins15-9
11/11/1989 - Regular season
Bath - Moseley27-9
Bedford Blues - Orrell7-25
Gloucester - Rosslyn Park41-12
Harlequins - Bristol Rugby13-7
Leicester Tigers - Saracens34-6
Wasps - Nottingham16-12
28/10/1989 - Regular season
Bristol Rugby - Bath13-14
Gloucester - Bedford Blues37-6
Harlequins - Orrell15-9
Leicester Tigers - Nottingham15-6
Rosslyn Park - Wasps6-14
Saracens - Moseley33-13
14/10/1989 - Regular season
Bath - Rosslyn Park34-6
Bedford Blues - Harlequins8-71
Moseley - Bristol Rugby10-16
Nottingham - Saracens25-12
Orrell - Leicester Tigers33-10
Wasps - Gloucester29-4
23/09/1989 - Regular season
Bristol Rugby - Nottingham13-9
Gloucester - Bath13-6
Harlequins - Wasps12-9
Leicester Tigers - Bedford Blues60-3
Rosslyn Park - Moseley18-9
Saracens - Orrell12-6
09/09/1989 - Regular season
Bath - Harlequins32-12
Bedford Blues - Saracens3-22
Moseley - Gloucester12-16
Nottingham - Rosslyn Park6-11
Orrell - Bristol Rugby12-15
Wasps - Leicester Tigers29-12