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Courage League - Division 5 1995/96

Overview
Each team met every opponent only once. Points were awarded as follows: 2 points for a win and 1 point for a draw.
Due to league restructuring this was the last season of National League 5. Teams were divided geographically into 2 groups. In each group the best team in the table was promoted to National League 3, teams placed between 2nd and 12th group were promoted to National League 4,

The league was sponsored by Courage Brewery.

Teams variations
Relegated from Courage League - Division 4 1994/95:Askeans - Broughton Park
Promoted to Courage League - Division 4 1995/96:London Welsh - Walsall
Relegated to Lower Leagues 1995/96:Barkers' Butts - Basingstoke - Hereford - Sudbury
Promoted from Lower Leagues 1994/95:Camberley - Cheltenham - Sandal - Worcester Warriors

Regular season
North
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiff
1Wharfedale24121200331146185Promoted
2Worcester Warriors1812903317187130
3Birmingham & Solihull171281320216042
4Winnington Park161280422521510
5Sheffield141270520519015
6Sandal121260624419846
7Stourbridge121260620017723
8Preston Grasshoppers1112516167209-42
9Kendal1012507215227-12
10Nuneaton912417178329-151
11Stoke on Trent612309184204-20
12Lichfield612309165284-119
13Broughton Park1120111127234-107


South
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiff
1Lydney23121110320132188Promoted
2Weston Super Mare2012100220712384
3Henley Hawks1612804349192157
4Barking161280424318756
5Berry Hill14127052031958
6Cheltenham121260619417321
7Camberley1112516151212-61
8Askeans1012507186275-89
9Tabard912417195244-49
10High Wycombe912417161244-83
11North Walsham712318149212-63
12Metropolitan Police512219130204-74
13Camborne4122010146241-95