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National Division 1 2005/06

Overview
The bonus point scoring system was used to determine standing positions.
The best team in the table was promoted to Premiership.
Due to league restructuring, there were no relegations to National League 2.

Teams variations
Relegated from Zurich Premiership 2004/05:Harlequins
Promoted to Guinness Premiership 2005/06:Bristol Rugby
Relegated to National League 2 2005/06:Henley Hawks - Orrell
Promoted from National League 2 2004/05:Doncaster Knights - Newbury Blues

Final results

Regular season
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiffTBLB
1Harlequins1212625011001337664201Promoted
2Bedford Blues100261916906542364175
3Cornish Pirates90261907682560122122
4Rotherham Titans792615110715613102134
5Plymouth Albion752614012639537102118
6Exeter Chiefs712614012594602-896
7Nottingham6626130136426043895
8Otley522610115540627-8737
9Doncaster Knights522610115555697-14255
10Coventry52269017593732-139109
11London Welsh45268117536700-16465
12Newbury Blues42257217621920-29991
13Sedgley Park41266317529856-32774
14Birmingham & Solihull35257217516742-22634
Coventry had two points deducted for an administrative error.
Birmingham & Solihull had four points deducted for fielding ineligible players.

Bedford
Blues
Birmingham
&
Solihull
Cornish
Pirates
CoventryDoncaster
Knights
Exeter
Chiefs
HarlequinsLondon
Welsh
Newbury
Blues
NottinghamOtleyPlymouth
Albion
Rotherham
Titans
Sedgley
Park
Bedford
Blues
-35-1831-1240-2747-1728-1320-2638-1779-2221-2642-2034-2824-1634-13
Birmingham
&
Solihull
16-68-24-3629-729-3123-169-3526-1022-2218-3612-3324-1326-2712-6
Cornish
Pirates
26-2121-13-15-1043-2616-238-2936-1330-1029-2039-2229-2843-1353-8
Coventry24-3130-2921-28-37-2419-2418-3626-1845-2929-1930-147-1313-2226-27
Doncaster
Knights
17-2431-2720-4031-29-17-230-4530-1126-1631-3624-1214-935-3433-20
Exeter
Chiefs
26-2338-2216-4345-531-5-13-821-1036-2419-188-120-729-2347-10
Harlequins45-3642-350-652-1227-770-5-47-2352-1331-1643-339-1550-1065-8
London
Welsh
24-4024-1517-2032-1327-2723-1617-28-25-330-2124-2818-2913-744-33
Newbury
Blues
17-5025-2624-3611-3037-3525-5731-24-40-3742-2727-1817-3638-14
Nottingham10-2530-818-1626-2712-049-3410-3222-1635-17-22-2621-1541-2823-16
Otley16-1619-227-1324-2724-1622-2515-1825-2851-1429-20-15-1417-2233-27
Plymouth
Albion
28-2334-2123-2634-2727-2535-1316-2331-1041-5223-2233-3-15-1455-7
Rotherham
Titans
9-3158-2041-744-2925-1917-107-2255-1038-2332-2339-2435-30-32-11
Sedgley
Park
29-4533-3331-2122-1931-1936-2822-2932-2835-3512-297-198-2531-31-

Matches schedule
29/04/2006 - Regular season
Bedford Blues - Newbury Blues79-22
Birmingham & Solihull - Doncaster Knights29-31
Cornish Pirates - London Welsh36-13
Exeter Chiefs - Coventry45-5
Harlequins - Plymouth Albion39-15
Nottingham - Otley22-26
Sedgley Park - Rotherham Titans31-31
22/04/2006 - Regular season
Coventry - Cornish Pirates21-28
Doncaster Knights - Nottingham31-36
Harlequins - Bedford Blues45-36
Otley - Exeter Chiefs22-25
Plymouth Albion - Sedgley Park55-7
16/04/2006 - Regular season
Cornish Pirates - Plymouth Albion29-28
15/04/2006 - Regular season
Bedford Blues - Coventry40-27
Birmingham & Solihull - Nottingham18-36
Exeter Chiefs - Newbury Blues36-24
London Welsh - Harlequins17-28
Rotherham Titans - Otley39-24
Sedgley Park - Doncaster Knights31-19
08/04/2006 - Regular season
Rotherham Titans - London Welsh55-10
02/04/2006 - Regular season
Newbury Blues - Doncaster Knights11-30
01/04/2006 - Regular season
Coventry - Nottingham29-19
Exeter Chiefs - Bedford Blues26-23
Harlequins - Sedgley Park65-8
Otley - Cornish Pirates7-13
Plymouth Albion - London Welsh31-10
Rotherham Titans - Birmingham & Solihull58-20
26/03/2006 - Regular season
Cornish Pirates - Harlequins8-29
Doncaster Knights - Rotherham Titans35-34
25/03/2006 - Regular season
Bedford Blues - Plymouth Albion34-28
Birmingham & Solihull - Otley12-33
London Welsh - Coventry32-13
Nottingham - Newbury Blues35-17
Sedgley Park - Exeter Chiefs36-28
11/03/2006 - Regular season
Birmingham & Solihull - Bedford Blues16-68
Coventry - Newbury Blues45-29
Doncaster Knights - London Welsh30-11
Harlequins - Rotherham Titans50-10
Nottingham - Exeter Chiefs49-34
Otley - Plymouth Albion15-14
Sedgley Park - Cornish Pirates31-21
05/03/2006 - Regular season
Cornish Pirates - Birmingham & Solihull21-13
04/03/2006 - Regular season
Newbury Blues - Rotherham Titans17-36
25/02/2006 - Regular season
Bedford Blues - Nottingham21-26
Doncaster Knights - Otley24-12
Exeter Chiefs - Harlequins13-8
London Welsh - Sedgley Park44-33
Plymouth Albion - Coventry34-27
18/02/2006 - Regular season
Birmingham & Solihull - Exeter Chiefs23-16
Harlequins - Coventry52-12
Nottingham - Cornish Pirates18-16
Otley - London Welsh25-28
Plymouth Albion - Doncaster Knights27-25
Rotherham Titans - Bedford Blues9-31
Sedgley Park - Newbury Blues35-35
12/02/2006 - Regular season
Cornish Pirates - Bedford Blues26-21
Doncaster Knights - Harlequins0-45
11/02/2006 - Regular season
Coventry - Birmingham & Solihull30-29
Exeter Chiefs - Rotherham Titans29-23
London Welsh - Nottingham30-21
Newbury Blues - Plymouth Albion27-18
Sedgley Park - Otley7-19
04/02/2006 - Regular season
Rotherham Titans - Nottingham32-23
29/01/2006 - Regular season
Cornish Pirates - Exeter Chiefs16-23
28/01/2006 - Regular season
Bedford Blues - London Welsh38-17
Birmingham & Solihull - Sedgley Park12-6
Coventry - Doncaster Knights37-24
Harlequins - Nottingham31-16
Otley - Newbury Blues51-14
Plymouth Albion - Rotherham Titans15-14
21/01/2006 - Regular season
Birmingham & Solihull - London Welsh26-10
Exeter Chiefs - Doncaster Knights31-5
Newbury Blues - Harlequins25-57
Nottingham - Plymouth Albion21-15
Otley - Coventry24-27
Rotherham Titans - Cornish Pirates41-7
Sedgley Park - Bedford Blues29-45
15/01/2006 - Regular season
Cornish Pirates - Newbury Blues30-10
14/01/2006 - Regular season
Doncaster Knights - Bedford Blues17-24
Harlequins - Otley43-3
London Welsh - Exeter Chiefs23-16
Nottingham - Sedgley Park23-16
Plymouth Albion - Birmingham & Solihull34-21
Rotherham Titans - Coventry44-29
02/01/2006 - Regular season
Bedford Blues - Otley42-20
Cornish Pirates - Doncaster Knights43-26
Harlequins - Birmingham & Solihull42-3
31/12/2005 - Regular season
Exeter Chiefs - Plymouth Albion0-7
London Welsh - Newbury Blues25-3
Sedgley Park - Coventry22-19
27/12/2005 - Regular season
Coventry - Bedford Blues24-31
Doncaster Knights - Sedgley Park33-20
Newbury Blues - Exeter Chiefs37-35
Nottingham - Birmingham & Solihull30-8
26/12/2005 - Regular season
Harlequins - London Welsh47-23
Otley - Rotherham Titans17-22
Plymouth Albion - Cornish Pirates23-26
17/12/2005 - Regular season
Bedford Blues - Exeter Chiefs28-13
10/12/2005 - Regular season
Coventry - Exeter Chiefs19-24
Doncaster Knights - Birmingham & Solihull31-27
London Welsh - Cornish Pirates17-20
Newbury Blues - Bedford Blues17-50
Otley - Nottingham29-20
Plymouth Albion - Harlequins16-23
Rotherham Titans - Sedgley Park32-11
04/12/2005 - Regular season
Cornish Pirates - Coventry15-10
03/12/2005 - Regular season
Bedford Blues - Harlequins20-26
Birmingham & Solihull - Newbury Blues22-22
Exeter Chiefs - Otley8-12
London Welsh - Rotherham Titans13-7
Sedgley Park - Plymouth Albion8-25
02/12/2005 - Regular season
Nottingham - Doncaster Knights12-0
20/11/2005 - Regular season
Coventry - London Welsh26-18
Harlequins - Cornish Pirates50-6
19/11/2005 - Regular season
Exeter Chiefs - Sedgley Park47-10
Newbury Blues - Nottingham40-37
Otley - Birmingham & Solihull19-22
Plymouth Albion - Bedford Blues28-23
Rotherham Titans - Doncaster Knights25-19
13/11/2005 - Regular season
Cornish Pirates - Otley39-22
12/11/2005 - Regular season
Birmingham & Solihull - Rotherham Titans26-27
Doncaster Knights - Newbury Blues26-16
London Welsh - Plymouth Albion18-29
Nottingham - Coventry26-27
Sedgley Park - Harlequins22-29
30/10/2005 - Regular season
Cornish Pirates - Sedgley Park53-8
29/10/2005 - Regular season
Bedford Blues - Birmingham & Solihull35-18
Exeter Chiefs - Nottingham19-18
London Welsh - Doncaster Knights27-27
Newbury Blues - Coventry24-36
Plymouth Albion - Otley33-3
Rotherham Titans - Harlequins7-22
22/10/2005 - Regular season
Birmingham & Solihull - Cornish Pirates24-36
Coventry - Plymouth Albion7-13
Harlequins - Exeter Chiefs70-5
Nottingham - Bedford Blues10-25
Otley - Doncaster Knights24-16
Rotherham Titans - Newbury Blues38-23
Sedgley Park - London Welsh32-28
09/10/2005 - Regular season
Cornish Pirates - Nottingham29-20
Newbury Blues - Sedgley Park38-14
08/10/2005 - Regular season
Bedford Blues - Rotherham Titans24-16
Coventry - Harlequins18-36
Doncaster Knights - Plymouth Albion14-9
Exeter Chiefs - Birmingham & Solihull38-22
London Welsh - Otley24-28
01/10/2005 - Regular season
Bedford Blues - Cornish Pirates31-12
Birmingham & Solihull - Coventry29-7
Harlequins - Doncaster Knights27-7
Nottingham - London Welsh22-16
Otley - Sedgley Park33-27
Plymouth Albion - Newbury Blues41-52
Rotherham Titans - Exeter Chiefs17-10
24/09/2005 - Regular season
Doncaster Knights - Coventry31-29
Exeter Chiefs - Cornish Pirates16-43
London Welsh - Bedford Blues24-40
Newbury Blues - Otley42-27
Nottingham - Harlequins10-32
Rotherham Titans - Plymouth Albion35-30
Sedgley Park - Birmingham & Solihull33-33
18/09/2005 - Regular season
Cornish Pirates - Rotherham Titans43-13
17/09/2005 - Regular season
Bedford Blues - Sedgley Park34-13
Coventry - Otley30-14
Doncaster Knights - Exeter Chiefs17-23
Harlequins - Newbury Blues52-13
London Welsh - Birmingham & Solihull24-15
Plymouth Albion - Nottingham23-22
10/09/2005 - Regular season
Bedford Blues - Doncaster Knights47-17
Birmingham & Solihull - Plymouth Albion24-13
Coventry - Rotherham Titans13-22
Exeter Chiefs - London Welsh21-10
Newbury Blues - Cornish Pirates25-26
Otley - Harlequins15-18
Sedgley Park - Nottingham12-29
03/09/2005 - Regular season
Birmingham & Solihull - Harlequins9-35
Coventry - Sedgley Park26-27
Doncaster Knights - Cornish Pirates20-40
Newbury Blues - London Welsh31-24
Nottingham - Rotherham Titans41-28
Otley - Bedford Blues16-16
Plymouth Albion - Exeter Chiefs35-13