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National Division 1 2003/04

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. One of these (Wakefield) failed and restart playing the next season in lower leagues.

Teams variations
Relegated from Zurich Premiership 2002/03:Bristol Shoguns
Promoted to Zurich Premiership 2003/04:Rotherham Titans
Relegated to National League 2 2003/04:Moseley - Rugby Lions
Promoted from National League 2 2002/03:Cornish Pirates - Henley Hawks

Final results
Promoted to Zurich Premiership 2004/05:Worcester Warriors
Relegated to National League 2 2004/05:Manchester
Relegated to Lower Leagues 2004/05:Wakefield (The team failed and restarted playing in lower leagues.)

Regular season
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiffTBLB
1Worcester Warriors1252626001119340779210Promoted
2Orrell108262204946460486182
3Plymouth Albion92261916752417335122
4Birmingham & Solihull83261619691526165143
5Otley7526170960948412543
6Exeter Chiefs74261511070649920784
7Bedford Blues612612113623627-474
8London Welsh582612014531605-7464
9Bristol Shoguns512610016547650-10365
10Cornish Pirates43268117474892-41872
11Henley Hawks39266218488780-29238
12Coventry37266218488733-24536
13Wakefield37266119392709-31747Relegated
14Manchester132612233631007-64414
Wakefield failed and restarted next season from lower leagues.

Bedford
Blues
Birmingham
&
Solihull
Bristol
Shoguns
Cornish
Pirates
CoventryExeter
Chiefs
Henley
Hawks
London
Welsh
ManchesterOrrellOtleyPlymouth
Albion
WakefieldWorcester
Warriors
Bedford
Blues
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Birmingham
&
Solihull
22-5-37-2250-1729-2427-1842-1218-3139-1224-2932-2320-2317-110-18
Bristol
Shoguns
20-1411-45-34-726-2543-1538-1018-3034-2026-2711-3515-2119-153-10
Cornish
Pirates
20-2032-5318-20-28-1610-4220-1540-3848-912-4830-213-4822-724-49
Coventry23-1913-3940-2117-27-26-3112-2925-1734-2017-2215-2819-2323-1618-57
Exeter
Chiefs
21-106-1231-1926-1242-21-21-1529-1385-626-4022-817-1924-514-25
Henley
Hawks
23-1517-1918-1318-2426-2610-34-16-2738-920-1716-2314-3524-2633-69
London
Welsh
25-3016-023-1037-541-827-4318-13-21-1728-4013-1927-353-173-28
Manchester19-4718-186-2734-1416-1614-1923-2820-36-9-383-267-5511-123-56
Orrell57-2420-1329-2153-732-816-1369-1549-075-22-28-1425-1555-77-15
Otley27-1726-1219-1533-627-1130-2828-2116-951-2016-29-24-2938-1120-26
Plymouth
Albion
15-2416-2234-1656-051-97-755-048-1554-1422-1910-16-11-717-43
Wakefield27-2319-4423-3438-3111-150-5413-138-1133-824-5310-2310-14-19-64
Worcester
Warriors
43-549-3168-1571-1031-737-1459-2434-074-840-1438-338-1346-15-

Matches schedule
24/04/2004 - Regular season
Exeter Chiefs - Bristol Shoguns31-19
Henley Hawks - Bedford Blues23-15
Manchester - Otley3-26
Orrell - London Welsh49-0
Plymouth Albion - Cornish Pirates56-0
Wakefield - Coventry11-15
Worcester Warriors - Birmingham & Solihull49-31
21/04/2004 - Regular season
Bristol Shoguns - Plymouth Albion15-21
17/04/2004 - Regular season
Bedford Blues - Orrell22-55
Coventry - Manchester34-20
Exeter Chiefs - Henley Hawks21-15
Otley - London Welsh16-9
11/04/2004 - Regular season
Bristol Shoguns - Henley Hawks38-10
10/04/2004 - Regular season
Birmingham & Solihull - Plymouth Albion20-23
Cornish Pirates - Exeter Chiefs10-42
Coventry - Worcester Warriors18-57
London Welsh - Bedford Blues25-30
Orrell - Manchester75-22
Otley - Wakefield38-11
03/04/2004 - Regular season
Henley Hawks - Orrell20-17
London Welsh - Coventry41-8
Manchester - Birmingham & Solihull18-18
Otley - Bedford Blues27-17
Plymouth Albion - Exeter Chiefs7-7
Wakefield - Cornish Pirates38-31
Worcester Warriors - Bristol Shoguns68-15
27/03/2004 - Regular season
Bedford Blues - Birmingham & Solihull38-26
21/03/2004 - Regular season
Bristol Shoguns - Wakefield19-15
20/03/2004 - Regular season
Birmingham & Solihull - London Welsh18-31
Cornish Pirates - Manchester48-9
Exeter Chiefs - Worcester Warriors14-25
Orrell - Otley28-14
Plymouth Albion - Henley Hawks55-0
19/03/2004 - Regular season
Bedford Blues - Coventry24-20
13/03/2004 - Regular season
Coventry - Orrell17-22
London Welsh - Cornish Pirates37-5
Manchester - Bristol Shoguns6-27
Otley - Henley Hawks28-21
Wakefield - Exeter Chiefs0-54
Worcester Warriors - Plymouth Albion38-13
07/03/2004 - Regular season
Birmingham & Solihull - Orrell24-29
06/03/2004 - Regular season
Cornish Pirates - Worcester Warriors24-49
29/02/2004 - Regular season
Bristol Shoguns - London Welsh18-30
28/02/2004 - Regular season
Cornish Pirates - Bedford Blues20-20
Coventry - Otley15-28
Exeter Chiefs - Manchester85-6
Henley Hawks - Worcester Warriors33-69
Plymouth Albion - Wakefield11-7
21/02/2004 - Regular season
Birmingham & Solihull - Wakefield17-11
Cornish Pirates - London Welsh40-38
15/02/2004 - Regular season
London Welsh - Exeter Chiefs27-43
14/02/2004 - Regular season
Bedford Blues - Bristol Shoguns30-16
Henley Hawks - Coventry26-26
Manchester - Plymouth Albion7-55
Orrell - Cornish Pirates53-7
Otley - Birmingham & Solihull26-12
Wakefield - Worcester Warriors19-64
08/02/2004 - Regular season
Bristol Shoguns - Orrell26-27
07/02/2004 - Regular season
Birmingham & Solihull - Coventry29-24
Cornish Pirates - Otley30-21
Exeter Chiefs - Bedford Blues21-10
Plymouth Albion - London Welsh48-15
Wakefield - Henley Hawks13-13
Worcester Warriors - Manchester74-8
31/01/2004 - Regular season
Bedford Blues - Plymouth Albion6-26
Coventry - Cornish Pirates17-27
Henley Hawks - Birmingham & Solihull17-19
London Welsh - Worcester Warriors3-28
Manchester - Wakefield11-12
Orrell - Exeter Chiefs16-13
Otley - Bristol Shoguns19-15
25/01/2004 - Regular season
Bristol Shoguns - Coventry26-25
24/01/2004 - Regular season
Cornish Pirates - Birmingham & Solihull32-53
Exeter Chiefs - Otley22-8
Manchester - Henley Hawks23-28
Plymouth Albion - Orrell22-19
Wakefield - London Welsh8-11
Worcester Warriors - Bedford Blues43-5
17/01/2004 - Regular season
Bedford Blues - Wakefield29-8
Birmingham & Solihull - Bristol Shoguns37-22
Coventry - Exeter Chiefs26-31
Henley Hawks - Cornish Pirates18-24
London Welsh - Manchester21-17
Orrell - Worcester Warriors7-15
Otley - Plymouth Albion24-29
10/01/2004 - Regular season
Cornish Pirates - Bristol Shoguns18-20
Exeter Chiefs - Birmingham & Solihull6-12
London Welsh - Henley Hawks18-13
Manchester - Bedford Blues19-47
Plymouth Albion - Coventry51-9
Wakefield - Orrell24-53
Worcester Warriors - Otley38-3
03/01/2004 - Regular season
Exeter Chiefs - Cornish Pirates26-12
Henley Hawks - Bristol Shoguns18-13
27/12/2003 - Regular season
Bedford Blues - London Welsh19-22
Manchester - Orrell9-38
Plymouth Albion - Birmingham & Solihull16-22
Wakefield - Otley10-23
Worcester Warriors - Coventry31-7
21/12/2003 - Regular season
Bristol Shoguns - Manchester34-20
20/12/2003 - Regular season
Birmingham & Solihull - Bedford Blues22-5
Exeter Chiefs - Wakefield24-5
14/12/2003 - Regular season
Bristol Shoguns - Exeter Chiefs43-15
Cornish Pirates - Plymouth Albion3-48
13/12/2003 - Regular season
Bedford Blues - Henley Hawks45-20
Birmingham & Solihull - Worcester Warriors0-18
Coventry - Wakefield23-16
London Welsh - Orrell28-40
Otley - Manchester51-20
06/12/2003 - Regular season
Henley Hawks - Exeter Chiefs10-34
London Welsh - Otley13-19
Manchester - Coventry16-16
Orrell - Bedford Blues57-24
Plymouth Albion - Bristol Shoguns34-16
Wakefield - Birmingham & Solihull19-44
Worcester Warriors - Cornish Pirates71-10
30/11/2003 - Regular season
Bristol Shoguns - Worcester Warriors3-10
29/11/2003 - Regular season
Bedford Blues - Otley22-15
Birmingham & Solihull - Manchester39-12
Cornish Pirates - Wakefield22-7
Coventry - London Welsh25-17
Exeter Chiefs - Plymouth Albion17-19
Orrell - Henley Hawks69-15
23/11/2003 - Regular season
Wakefield - Bristol Shoguns23-34
22/11/2003 - Regular season
Coventry - Bedford Blues23-19
Henley Hawks - Plymouth Albion14-35
London Welsh - Birmingham & Solihull16-0
Manchester - Cornish Pirates34-14
Otley - Orrell16-29
Worcester Warriors - Exeter Chiefs37-14
15/11/2003 - Regular season
Henley Hawks - Otley16-23
Orrell - Coventry32-8
Plymouth Albion - Worcester Warriors17-43
08/11/2003 - Regular season
Bedford Blues - Cornish Pirates39-7
London Welsh - Bristol Shoguns23-10
Manchester - Exeter Chiefs14-19
Orrell - Birmingham & Solihull20-13
Otley - Coventry27-11
Wakefield - Plymouth Albion10-14
Worcester Warriors - Henley Hawks59-24
26/10/2003 - Regular season
Bristol Shoguns - Bedford Blues20-14
25/10/2003 - Regular season
Birmingham & Solihull - Otley32-23
Cornish Pirates - Orrell12-48
Coventry - Henley Hawks12-29
Exeter Chiefs - London Welsh29-13
Plymouth Albion - Manchester54-14
Worcester Warriors - Wakefield46-15
11/10/2003 - Regular season
Bedford Blues - Exeter Chiefs47-24
Coventry - Birmingham & Solihull13-39
Henley Hawks - Wakefield24-26
London Welsh - Plymouth Albion27-35
Manchester - Worcester Warriors3-56
Orrell - Bristol Shoguns29-21
Otley - Cornish Pirates33-6
28/09/2003 - Regular season
Bristol Shoguns - Otley11-35
27/09/2003 - Regular season
Birmingham & Solihull - Henley Hawks42-12
Cornish Pirates - Coventry28-16
Exeter Chiefs - Orrell26-40
Plymouth Albion - Bedford Blues15-24
Wakefield - Manchester33-8
Worcester Warriors - London Welsh34-0
20/09/2003 - Regular season
Bedford Blues - Worcester Warriors20-31
Birmingham & Solihull - Cornish Pirates50-17
Coventry - Bristol Shoguns40-21
Henley Hawks - Manchester38-9
London Welsh - Wakefield3-17
Orrell - Plymouth Albion25-15
Otley - Exeter Chiefs30-28
14/09/2003 - Regular season
Bristol Shoguns - Birmingham & Solihull11-45
13/09/2003 - Regular season
Cornish Pirates - Henley Hawks20-15
Exeter Chiefs - Coventry42-21
Manchester - London Welsh20-36
Plymouth Albion - Otley10-16
Wakefield - Bedford Blues27-23
Worcester Warriors - Orrell40-14
07/09/2003 - Regular season
Bristol Shoguns - Cornish Pirates34-7
06/09/2003 - Regular season
Bedford Blues - Manchester29-15
Birmingham & Solihull - Exeter Chiefs27-18
Coventry - Plymouth Albion19-23
Henley Hawks - London Welsh16-27
Orrell - Wakefield55-7
Otley - Worcester Warriors20-26