RFU League and Knockout Competitions
Sussex Merit League and Knockout Competitions
RFU Competitions - Leagues
Level 1 - Premier League Level 5 - National 3 London, South West, Midlands, North
Level 2 - Championship Level 6 - London 1 South & North
Level 3 - National League 1 Level 7 - London 2 South East, South West, North East, North West
Level 4 - National Leagues 2 South and 2 North Level 8 - London 3 South East, South West, North East, North West
Level 9 - Sussex 1, Kent 1, Surrey 1, Hampshire 1, Essex 1, E. Counties 1, Herts/Middlesex 1
RFU Competitions - Knockouts
RFU Intermediate Cup - Clubs at level 7 (East Grinstead RFC winners 2012)
RFU Senior Vase - Clubs at level 8 (Brighton FC (RFU) winners 2011)
RFU Junior Vase - Clubs at level 9
It is the policy of Sussex RFU, that every Team, in every Club shall, unless disqualified, be eligible to play in a League and a Knockout competition.
An exception is made where a First XV plays at the National level.
A 'Club' competition is for First XV's, a 'Team' competition is for all Teams below First XV level.
RFU leagues, at National and Divisional levels from 1-8 are for First XV's, at level 9 Sussex 1 includes 'lower XV's.
Sussex Merit Leagues, are for all XV's, from First XV downwards, according to strength.
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Shepherd Neame, brewers of 'Spitfire Bitter, are well established as sponsors of Competitions in Sussex, Kent and Essex.
Shepherd Neame - Sponsors of Sussex RFU Competions
The Sussex Trophy Spitfire Knockout
The Sussex Bob Rogers Knockout
The Sussex Bowl Spitfire Knockout
The Sussex Shield Spitfire Knockout
The Sussex Vase Spitfire Knockout
The Sussex Plate Spitfire Knockout
The Sussex Salver Spitfire Knockout
RFU National League 2 South
London Divisional Leagues
Sussex 'Canterbury Jack' Intermediate League
Sussex 'Oranjeboom' Division Two West
Sussex 'Asahi' Division Two East
Sussex 'Late Red' Division Three West
Sussex 'Bishops Finger' Three East
||Sussex RFU Senior Structured Season 2012-13
||Sussex RFU League Structure 2012-13
||London Division / Sussex 1 / Sussex Merit Leagues
||RFU Knockout Competitions
||Sussex RFU Club and Team Knockout Competitions
||Sussex RFU Cup Finals Host Club Arrangments
Sussex RFU Competitions Committee
(M) 07903 322782
Sussex Merit Leagues Organiser
(M) 07860 638092
London DOC representative
(M) 07939 044729
(P) 01323 482435
League Secretary, Sussex 1
Womens & Girls Competitions
(M) 07500 106148
(M) 07740 112248
(M) 07808 094883
Recommended Kick-Off times
If you want to play at a different time, you must reach agreement with the Referee and your opposition
AUGUST, SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER - 3PM, NOVEMBER* 2.30PM,
DECEMBER*, JANUARY* 2.15PM, FEBRUARY* 2.30PM, MARCH, APRIL, MAY 3.00PM
*Knockout Cup matches played between November and March should start 30 mins earlier to allow for Extra Time being played.