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National Division 1 2001/02

Overview
The bonus point scoring system was used to determine standing positions.
The best team in the table should be promoted to Premiership. This did not happen because the team (Rotherham Titans) did not have an adequate stadium.
The 2 worst teams were relegated to National League 2.

Teams variations
Relegated from Zurich Premiership 2000/01:Rotherham Titans
Promoted to Zurich Premiership 2001/02:Leeds Tykes
Relegated to National League 2 2001/02:Orrell - Waterloo
Promoted from National League 2 2000/01:Bracknell - Rugby Lions

Final results

Regular season
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiffTBLB
1Rotherham Titans1202624021099325774222Promoted
2Worcester Warriors108262303941364577160
3Exeter Chiefs92261916707448259131
4Coventry8226163773055917184
5London Welsh6926150115805572354
6Bedford Blues6826123116546005486
7Otley562611114601675-7464
8Birmingham & Solihull522610115432626-19446
9Wakefield47269215514607-9343
10Rugby Lions47269116518668-15045
11Moseley46269116448695-24753
12Manchester36268018381758-37713
13Henley Hawks33266119449767-31825Relegated
14Bracknell26264022418823-40537
Rotherham Titans could not promote due to the inadequacies of the ground.

Bedford
Blues
Birmingham
&
Solihull
BracknellCoventryExeter
Chiefs
Henley
Hawks
London
Welsh
ManchesterMoseleyOtleyRotherham
Titans
Rugby
Lions
WakefieldWorcester
Warriors
Bedford
Blues
-23-1027-1029-2436-2744-939-2721-1036-2517-2231-3625-1518-2211-20
Birmingham
&
Solihull
19-19-10-317-2122-2622-926-3327-814-1041-1616-5613-1118-2213-30
Bracknell7-4112-19-9-86-2713-622-2415-2220-1119-2510-4223-358-4224-59
Coventry15-1546-1363-14-16-1524-819-2347-1352-2447-4128-4147-2537-1926-33
Exeter
Chiefs
18-1335-1033-3023-23-43-2352-2216-328-732-1423-3220-1539-321-10
Henley
Hawks
25-3720-2624-2618-2228-19-9-2445-2024-2912-2220-5415-1220-130-31
London
Welsh
26-2028-2544-2019-519-3433-20-20-1318-2934-156-2837-1516-83-21
Manchester12-2416-1128-1324-265-5325-2612-11-6-1520-37-7222-1427-1617-62
Moseley46-456-1525-236-256-2121-2617-1532-6-16-393-4717-1231-237-42
Otley26-1018-339-2811-2226-555-1332-98-2119-19-9-1832-3645-3323-40
Rotherham
Titans
53-1373-055-855-913-1948-628-2155-1061-055-6-30-830-818-8
Rugby
Lions
32-326-2249-2722-2710-3425-1320-4125-1328-1925-1914-47-18-623-41
Wakefield18-626-1733-2220-2015-2713-1318-2156-1017-1529-2222-3416-18-8-39
Worcester
Warriors
46-2253-332-622-3141-1766-1710-645-1133-1271-1420-1830-536-8-

Matches schedule
27/04/2002 - Regular season
Bedford Blues - Wakefield18-22
Birmingham & Solihull - London Welsh26-33
Exeter Chiefs - Otley32-14
Henley Hawks - Rotherham Titans20-54
Manchester - Coventry24-26
Moseley - Worcester Warriors7-42
Rugby Lions - Bracknell49-27
13/04/2002 - Regular season
Bracknell - Bedford Blues7-41
Coventry - Moseley52-24
London Welsh - Manchester20-13
Otley - Rugby Lions32-36
Rotherham Titans - Birmingham & Solihull73-0
Wakefield - Henley Hawks13-13
Worcester Warriors - Exeter Chiefs41-17
06/04/2002 - Regular season
Bedford Blues - Otley17-22
Birmingham & Solihull - Henley Hawks22-9
Bracknell - Wakefield8-42
Exeter Chiefs - Coventry23-23
Manchester - Rotherham Titans7-72
Moseley - London Welsh17-15
Rugby Lions - Worcester Warriors23-41
31/03/2002 - Regular season
Otley - Bracknell39-28
30/03/2002 - Regular season
Coventry - Rugby Lions47-25
Henley Hawks - Manchester45-20
London Welsh - Exeter Chiefs19-34
Rotherham Titans - Moseley61-0
Wakefield - Birmingham & Solihull26-17
Worcester Warriors - Bedford Blues46-22
23/03/2002 - Regular season
Manchester - Exeter Chiefs5-53
Moseley - Rugby Lions17-12
16/03/2002 - Regular season
Bedford Blues - Coventry29-24
Bracknell - Worcester Warriors24-59
Exeter Chiefs - Rotherham Titans23-32
Manchester - Birmingham & Solihull16-11
Moseley - Henley Hawks21-26
Otley - Wakefield45-33
Rugby Lions - London Welsh20-41
09/03/2002 - Regular season
Birmingham & Solihull - Moseley14-10
Coventry - Bracknell63-14
Henley Hawks - Exeter Chiefs28-19
London Welsh - Bedford Blues26-20
Rotherham Titans - Rugby Lions30-8
Wakefield - Manchester56-10
Worcester Warriors - Otley71-14
02/03/2002 - Regular season
Bracknell - Exeter Chiefs6-27
London Welsh - Henley Hawks33-20
Otley - Moseley19-19
Rotherham Titans - Wakefield30-8
01/03/2002 - Regular season
Bedford Blues - Rugby Lions25-15
23/02/2002 - Regular season
Bedford Blues - Rotherham Titans31-36
Bracknell - London Welsh22-24
Exeter Chiefs - Birmingham & Solihull35-10
Moseley - Manchester32-6
Otley - Coventry11-22
Rugby Lions - Henley Hawks25-13
Worcester Warriors - Wakefield36-8
17/02/2002 - Regular season
Coventry - Birmingham & Solihull46-13
16/02/2002 - Regular season
Exeter Chiefs - Henley Hawks43-23
Manchester - Worcester Warriors17-62
15/02/2002 - Regular season
Rugby Lions - Rotherham Titans14-47
09/02/2002 - Regular season
Birmingham & Solihull - Rugby Lions13-11
Coventry - Worcester Warriors26-33
Henley Hawks - Bedford Blues25-37
London Welsh - Otley34-15
Rotherham Titans - Bracknell55-8
Wakefield - Moseley17-15
03/02/2002 - Regular season
Bracknell - Henley Hawks13-6
02/02/2002 - Regular season
Bedford Blues - Birmingham & Solihull23-10
Coventry - Wakefield37-19
Exeter Chiefs - Moseley28-7
Otley - Rotherham Titans9-18
Rugby Lions - Manchester25-13
Worcester Warriors - London Welsh10-6
26/01/2002 - Regular season
Birmingham & Solihull - Bracknell10-3
Henley Hawks - Otley12-22
London Welsh - Coventry19-5
Manchester - Bedford Blues12-24
Rotherham Titans - Worcester Warriors18-8
Wakefield - Exeter Chiefs15-27
19/01/2002 - Regular season
Bedford Blues - Moseley36-25
Bracknell - Manchester15-22
Coventry - Rotherham Titans28-41
London Welsh - Wakefield16-8
Otley - Birmingham & Solihull18-3
Rugby Lions - Exeter Chiefs10-34
Worcester Warriors - Henley Hawks66-17
12/01/2002 - Regular season
Birmingham & Solihull - Worcester Warriors13-30
Exeter Chiefs - Bedford Blues18-13
Henley Hawks - Coventry18-22
Manchester - Otley20-3
Moseley - Bracknell25-23
Rotherham Titans - London Welsh28-21
Wakefield - Rugby Lions16-18
29/12/2001 - Regular season
Bracknell - Rugby Lions23-35
Coventry - Manchester47-13
London Welsh - Birmingham & Solihull28-25
Otley - Exeter Chiefs26-5
Rotherham Titans - Henley Hawks48-6
Wakefield - Bedford Blues18-6
Worcester Warriors - Moseley33-12
15/12/2001 - Regular season
Manchester - Wakefield27-16
08/12/2001 - Regular season
Bedford Blues - Bracknell27-10
Birmingham & Solihull - Rotherham Titans16-56
Exeter Chiefs - Worcester Warriors21-10
Henley Hawks - Wakefield20-13
Manchester - London Welsh12-11
Moseley - Coventry6-25
Rugby Lions - Otley25-19
01/12/2001 - Regular season
Coventry - Exeter Chiefs16-15
Henley Hawks - Birmingham & Solihull20-26
London Welsh - Moseley18-29
Otley - Bedford Blues26-10
Rotherham Titans - Manchester55-10
Wakefield - Bracknell33-22
Worcester Warriors - Rugby Lions30-5
24/11/2001 - Regular season
Bedford Blues - London Welsh39-27
17/11/2001 - Regular season
Bedford Blues - Worcester Warriors11-20
Birmingham & Solihull - Wakefield18-22
Bracknell - Otley19-25
Exeter Chiefs - London Welsh52-22
Manchester - Henley Hawks25-26
Moseley - Rotherham Titans3-47
Rugby Lions - Coventry22-27
11/11/2001 - Regular season
London Welsh - Rugby Lions37-15
Worcester Warriors - Bracknell32-6
10/11/2001 - Regular season
Birmingham & Solihull - Manchester27-8
Coventry - Bedford Blues15-15
Henley Hawks - Moseley24-29
Rotherham Titans - Exeter Chiefs13-19
Wakefield - Otley29-22
27/10/2001 - Regular season
Bracknell - Coventry9-8
Moseley - Birmingham & Solihull6-15
Otley - Worcester Warriors23-40
20/10/2001 - Regular season
Birmingham & Solihull - Exeter Chiefs22-26
Coventry - Otley47-41
Henley Hawks - Rugby Lions15-12
London Welsh - Bracknell44-20
Manchester - Moseley6-15
Rotherham Titans - Bedford Blues53-13
Wakefield - Worcester Warriors8-39
06/10/2001 - Regular season
Bedford Blues - Henley Hawks44-9
Bracknell - Rotherham Titans10-42
Exeter Chiefs - Manchester16-3
Moseley - Wakefield31-23
Otley - London Welsh32-9
Rugby Lions - Birmingham & Solihull6-22
Worcester Warriors - Coventry22-31
29/09/2001 - Regular season
Birmingham & Solihull - Bedford Blues19-19
Henley Hawks - Bracknell24-26
London Welsh - Worcester Warriors3-21
Manchester - Rugby Lions22-14
Moseley - Exeter Chiefs6-21
Rotherham Titans - Otley55-6
Wakefield - Coventry20-20
22/09/2001 - Regular season
Bedford Blues - Manchester21-10
Bracknell - Birmingham & Solihull12-19
Coventry - London Welsh19-23
Exeter Chiefs - Wakefield39-3
Otley - Henley Hawks55-13
Rugby Lions - Moseley28-19
Worcester Warriors - Rotherham Titans20-18
15/09/2001 - Regular season
Birmingham & Solihull - Otley41-16
Exeter Chiefs - Rugby Lions20-15
Henley Hawks - Worcester Warriors0-31
Manchester - Bracknell28-13
Moseley - Bedford Blues46-45
Rotherham Titans - Coventry55-9
Wakefield - London Welsh18-21
09/09/2001 - Regular season
London Welsh - Rotherham Titans6-28
08/09/2001 - Regular season
Bedford Blues - Exeter Chiefs36-27
Bracknell - Moseley20-11
Coventry - Henley Hawks24-8
Otley - Manchester8-21
Rugby Lions - Wakefield18-6
Worcester Warriors - Birmingham & Solihull53-3
01/09/2001 - Regular season
Birmingham & Solihull - Coventry17-21
Exeter Chiefs - Bracknell33-30
Henley Hawks - London Welsh9-24
Moseley - Otley16-39
Rugby Lions - Bedford Blues32-32
Wakefield - Rotherham Titans22-34
Worcester Warriors - Manchester45-11