The English rugby union league pyramid is topped by the Premiership. Below this are the Championship and National Leagues 1 to 3. Below this, the structure is split geographically into four regions: Midlands, North, London and South East, and South West. With the exception of the Midlands leagues, which only has regional splits, below these regional leagues are county leagues. The county leagues are the lowest levels in the English game.
Men's Rugby union in England consists of 106 leagues, which includes professional leagues at the highest level, down to amateur regional leagues. Promotion and relegation are in place throughout the system. Women's Rugby union in England consists of 26 leagues, which includes a national semi-professional league at the highest level, down to amateur regional leagues. Promotion and relegation are in place throughout the system, with the exception of the Women's Premiership.
Premiership Rugby Cup. The Championship Cup. Bill Beaumont Senior Mens County Championship. Gill Burns Women's County Championship. London & SE Division Cups. Midlands Division Cups. Northern Division Cups. South West Division Cups. Women's Cup Competitions.
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Premiership Rugby 13 clubs. 2 RFU Championship 11 clubs. 3 National League 1 16 clubs. 4 National League 2 North 16 clubs. National League 2 South 16 clubs. 5 Midlands Premier 14 clubs. North Premier 14 clubs. London & South East Premier 14 clubs. South West Premier 14 clubs. 6 Midlands 1 West 14 clubs. Midlands 1 East 14 clubs. North 1 East 14 clubs. North 1 West 14 clubs
The United Rugby Championship (URC) is an annual rugby union competition involving professional teams from Ireland, Italy, Scotland, South Africa, and Wales. The league is one of the three major professional leagues in Europe (along with the English Premiership and the French Top 14), the most successful teams from which go forward to compete in the European Rugby Champions Cup.
Gallagher Premiership - English clubs, top tier; RFU Championship - English clubs, second tier; National League 1; National League 2 North; National League 2 South; Northern Division - North 2 East; Midlands 6 East (NW) Women. Premier 15s – top flight; France. Top 14 — French clubs, top tier; Rugby Pro D2 - French clubs, second tier; Fédérale 1; Fédérale 2
Find out which rugby union teams are leading the pack or at the foot of the table in the Gallagher English Premiership on BBC Sport