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National Division 1 2002/03

Overview
The bonus point scoring system was used to determine standing positions.
The best team in the table was promoted to Premiership.
The 2 worst teams were relegated to National League 2.

Teams variations
Relegated to National League 2 2002/03:Bracknell - Henley Hawks
Promoted from National League 2 2001/02:Orrell - Plymouth Albion

Regular season
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiffTBLB
1Rotherham Titans1162624021077336741191Promoted
2Worcester Warriors1142623031185431754211
3Exeter Chiefs104262024940459481164
4Orrell91261826854595259150
5London Welsh76261501162756562124
6Coventry6826140127616847775
7Bedford Blues642613112675760-8582
8Birmingham & Solihull6326122126305696174
9Plymouth Albion602610115679697-18135
10Wakefield47269017451710-25956
11Otley45269017597839-24263
12Manchester39267019484791-30765
13Moseley232640223991178-77943Relegated
14Rugby Lions72600264221167-74543

Bedford
Blues
Birmingham
&
Solihull
CoventryExeter
Chiefs
London
Welsh
ManchesterMoseleyOrrellOtleyPlymouth
Albion
Rotherham
Titans
Rugby
Lions
WakefieldWorcester
Warriors
Bedford
Blues
-19-726-2823-3219-1854-2821-1526-3724-1631-1613-4037-1347-149-45
Birmingham
&
Solihull
24-24-36-2522-2435-1027-2968-1410-387-2131-810-2023-323-2017-37
Coventry22-2550-0-31-3417-2614-1260-4022-4157-1528-2723-3763-1063-2823-29
Exeter
Chiefs
28-1235-3535-0-32-1149-573-027-1369-1139-2230-1989-1751-1516-20
London
Welsh
24-2630-2536-1617-15-13-1029-018-2836-2729-1922-4967-1729-87-53
Manchester22-3510-2117-345-4510-32-50-1026-4818-915-2415-3939-1715-1322-66
Moseley31-510-557-2325-3619-3116-20-18-5230-1925-247-7524-1510-2514-70
Orrell43-2318-2728-2424-2430-2732-2557-6-42-848-2410-3670-2322-827-24
Otley41-3223-3032-2527-2925-1723-1665-2747-24-21-406-5341-510-1424-62
Plymouth
Albion
49-2927-2419-205-120-1547-2046-1527-2750-13-13-2356-1227-2212-30
Rotherham
Titans
51-638-1625-2635-3018-1234-10102-329-1734-2055-6-76-1344-638-13
Rugby
Lions
23-3523-3520-3110-2719-3914-2718-2117-4625-3836-390-31-36-3924-76
Wakefield24-186-1617-2227-3413-2018-1319-1414-2212-322-160-5531-9-36-55
Worcester
Warriors
69-1017-662-1428-2535-1257-574-835-1061-1255-369-2167-336-0-

Matches schedule
26/04/2003 - Regular season
Birmingham & Solihull - Bedford Blues24-24
Moseley - Exeter Chiefs25-36
Plymouth Albion - Otley50-13
Rotherham Titans - Coventry25-26
Rugby Lions - Worcester Warriors24-76
Wakefield - Orrell14-22
21/04/2003 - Regular season
Wakefield - Exeter Chiefs27-34
19/04/2003 - Regular season
Bedford Blues - London Welsh19-18
Coventry - Rugby Lions63-10
Exeter Chiefs - Plymouth Albion39-22
Manchester - Moseley50-10
Orrell - Rotherham Titans10-36
Otley - Wakefield10-14
Worcester Warriors - Birmingham & Solihull17-6
12/04/2003 - Regular season
Coventry - Wakefield63-28
Exeter Chiefs - London Welsh32-11
Manchester - Bedford Blues22-35
Orrell - Plymouth Albion48-24
Otley - Moseley65-27
Rugby Lions - Birmingham & Solihull23-35
Worcester Warriors - Rotherham Titans9-21
09/04/2003 - Regular season
Coventry - Exeter Chiefs31-34
05/04/2003 - Regular season
London Welsh - Manchester13-10
Wakefield - Rotherham Titans0-55
29/03/2003 - Regular season
Bedford Blues - Exeter Chiefs23-32
Birmingham & Solihull - Manchester27-29
London Welsh - Otley36-27
Moseley - Orrell18-52
Plymouth Albion - Coventry19-20
Rotherham Titans - Rugby Lions76-13
Wakefield - Worcester Warriors36-55
23/03/2003 - Regular season
Bedford Blues - Plymouth Albion31-16
Moseley - Worcester Warriors14-70
22/03/2003 - Regular season
Exeter Chiefs - Rotherham Titans30-19
15/03/2003 - Regular season
Coventry - Moseley60-40
Exeter Chiefs - Manchester49-5
Orrell - London Welsh30-27
Otley - Bedford Blues41-32
Rotherham Titans - Birmingham & Solihull38-16
Rugby Lions - Wakefield36-39
Worcester Warriors - Plymouth Albion55-36
08/03/2003 - Regular season
Bedford Blues - Rotherham Titans13-40
Birmingham & Solihull - Exeter Chiefs22-24
London Welsh - Moseley29-0
Manchester - Wakefield15-13
01/03/2003 - Regular season
London Welsh - Coventry36-16
Manchester - Otley18-9
Plymouth Albion - Rugby Lions56-12
23/02/2003 - Regular season
Orrell - Manchester32-25
Rotherham Titans - Plymouth Albion55-6
22/02/2003 - Regular season
Coventry - Bedford Blues22-25
Otley - Exeter Chiefs27-29
Rugby Lions - Moseley18-21
Wakefield - Birmingham & Solihull6-16
Worcester Warriors - London Welsh35-12
19/02/2003 - Regular season
Bedford Blues - Orrell26-37
16/02/2003 - Regular season
Birmingham & Solihull - Coventry36-25
Moseley - Bedford Blues31-51
Orrell - Worcester Warriors27-24
Rotherham Titans - Otley34-20
08/02/2003 - Regular season
Bedford Blues - Worcester Warriors9-45
Birmingham & Solihull - Otley7-21
Exeter Chiefs - Orrell27-13
London Welsh - Rugby Lions67-17
Manchester - Coventry17-34
Moseley - Rotherham Titans7-75
Plymouth Albion - Wakefield27-22
01/02/2003 - Regular season
Orrell - Otley42-8
Plymouth Albion - Birmingham & Solihull27-24
Rotherham Titans - London Welsh18-12
Rugby Lions - Bedford Blues23-35
Wakefield - Moseley19-14
Worcester Warriors - Manchester57-5
25/01/2003 - Regular season
Birmingham & Solihull - Orrell10-38
Exeter Chiefs - Worcester Warriors16-20
London Welsh - Wakefield29-8
Manchester - Rugby Lions39-17
Moseley - Plymouth Albion25-24
Otley - Coventry32-25
19/01/2003 - Regular season
Rotherham Titans - Manchester34-10
18/01/2003 - Regular season
Coventry - Orrell22-41
Moseley - Birmingham & Solihull0-55
Plymouth Albion - London Welsh0-15
Wakefield - Bedford Blues24-18
Worcester Warriors - Otley61-12
17/01/2003 - Regular season
Rugby Lions - Exeter Chiefs10-27
11/01/2003 - Regular season
Otley - Rugby Lions41-5
04/01/2003 - Regular season
London Welsh - Birmingham & Solihull30-25
Plymouth Albion - Manchester47-20
Worcester Warriors - Coventry62-14
03/01/2003 - Regular season
Rugby Lions - Orrell17-46
15/12/2002 - Regular season
Wakefield - Otley12-3
14/12/2002 - Regular season
Birmingham & Solihull - Worcester Warriors17-37
London Welsh - Bedford Blues24-26
Moseley - Manchester16-20
Plymouth Albion - Exeter Chiefs5-12
Rotherham Titans - Orrell29-17
Rugby Lions - Coventry20-31
07/12/2002 - Regular season
Bedford Blues - Birmingham & Solihull19-7
Coventry - Rotherham Titans23-37
Exeter Chiefs - Moseley73-0
Manchester - London Welsh10-32
Orrell - Wakefield22-8
Otley - Plymouth Albion21-40
Worcester Warriors - Rugby Lions67-3
24/11/2002 - Regular season
London Welsh - Exeter Chiefs17-15
Moseley - Otley30-19
23/11/2002 - Regular season
Bedford Blues - Manchester54-28
Birmingham & Solihull - Rugby Lions23-3
Plymouth Albion - Orrell27-27
Rotherham Titans - Worcester Warriors38-13
Wakefield - Coventry17-22
17/11/2002 - Regular season
Orrell - Moseley57-6
16/11/2002 - Regular season
Coventry - Plymouth Albion28-27
Manchester - Birmingham & Solihull10-21
Otley - London Welsh25-17
Worcester Warriors - Wakefield36-0
15/11/2002 - Regular season
Exeter Chiefs - Bedford Blues28-12
Rugby Lions - Rotherham Titans0-31
02/11/2002 - Regular season
Bedford Blues - Otley24-16
Birmingham & Solihull - Rotherham Titans10-20
London Welsh - Orrell18-28
Manchester - Exeter Chiefs5-45
Moseley - Coventry7-23
Plymouth Albion - Worcester Warriors12-30
Wakefield - Rugby Lions31-9
27/10/2002 - Regular season
Rotherham Titans - Wakefield44-6
26/10/2002 - Regular season
Coventry - London Welsh17-26
Exeter Chiefs - Birmingham & Solihull35-35
Orrell - Bedford Blues43-23
Otley - Manchester23-16
Rugby Lions - Plymouth Albion36-39
Worcester Warriors - Moseley74-8
12/10/2002 - Regular season
Bedford Blues - Coventry26-28
Birmingham & Solihull - Wakefield23-20
Exeter Chiefs - Otley69-11
London Welsh - Worcester Warriors7-53
Manchester - Orrell26-48
Moseley - Rugby Lions24-15
Plymouth Albion - Rotherham Titans13-23
06/10/2002 - Regular season
Rotherham Titans - Moseley102-3
05/10/2002 - Regular season
Coventry - Manchester14-12
Orrell - Exeter Chiefs24-24
Otley - Birmingham & Solihull23-30
Rugby Lions - London Welsh19-39
Wakefield - Plymouth Albion22-16
Worcester Warriors - Bedford Blues69-10
28/09/2002 - Regular season
Bedford Blues - Rugby Lions37-13
Birmingham & Solihull - Plymouth Albion31-8
Exeter Chiefs - Coventry35-0
London Welsh - Rotherham Titans22-49
Manchester - Worcester Warriors22-66
Moseley - Wakefield10-25
Otley - Orrell47-24
22/09/2002 - Regular season
Rotherham Titans - Bedford Blues51-6
Rugby Lions - Manchester14-27
21/09/2002 - Regular season
Coventry - Otley57-15
Orrell - Birmingham & Solihull18-27
Plymouth Albion - Moseley46-15
Wakefield - London Welsh13-20
Worcester Warriors - Exeter Chiefs28-25
14/09/2002 - Regular season
Bedford Blues - Wakefield47-14
Birmingham & Solihull - Moseley68-14
Exeter Chiefs - Rugby Lions89-17
London Welsh - Plymouth Albion29-19
Manchester - Rotherham Titans15-39
Orrell - Coventry28-24
Otley - Worcester Warriors24-62
08/09/2002 - Regular season
Rotherham Titans - Exeter Chiefs35-30
Rugby Lions - Otley25-38
07/09/2002 - Regular season
Coventry - Birmingham & Solihull50-0
Moseley - London Welsh19-31
Plymouth Albion - Bedford Blues49-29
Wakefield - Manchester18-13
Worcester Warriors - Orrell35-10
01/09/2002 - Regular season
Orrell - Rugby Lions70-23
Otley - Rotherham Titans6-53
31/08/2002 - Regular season
Bedford Blues - Moseley21-15
Birmingham & Solihull - London Welsh35-10
Coventry - Worcester Warriors23-29
Exeter Chiefs - Wakefield51-15
Manchester - Plymouth Albion15-24