2004 Rugby League National Leagues

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2004 National League
League National Leagues
National League One
Champions Leigh colours.svg Leigh Centurions
League leaders Leigh colours.svg Leigh Centurions
Promotion and relegation
Promoted from National League One Leigh colours.svg Leigh Centurions
Relegated to National League Two Cougscolours.svg Keighley Cougars
National League Two
League leaders Barrowcolours.svg Barrow Raiders
Promotion and relegation
Promoted from National League Two Barrowcolours.svg Barrow Raiders
National League Three
Champions Coventrycolours.png Coventry Bears
League leaders Coventrycolours.png Coventry Bears
Seasons

The 2004 National Leagues ( known as the LHF Healthplan National Leagues due to sponsorship) [1] are the second, third and fourth divisions of rugby league in the UK.

Contents

National League One

National League One was won by Leigh Centurions, and won promotion to the Super League after defeating runners-up Whitehaven in the play-off final. Keighley Cougars were relegated to National League Two.

Table

PosClubPldWDLPts forPts agstPtsQualification
1 Leigh colours.svg Leigh Centurions 18140468640728Play-off Semi Final
2 Haven colours.svg Whitehaven 18140455231228
3 HKRcolours.svg Hull Kingston Rovers 18100846642820Elimination Finals
4 Oldhamcolours.svg Oldham 18100848250320
5 Fevcolours.svg Featherstone Rovers 1891850049119
6 Doncaster colours.svg Doncaster Dragons 1891846850219
7 Batley colours.svg Batley Bulldogs 18801050353416
8 Rochdale colours.svg Rochdale Hornets 18711047258715
9 Faxcolours.svg Halifax 18701142649214Relegation Play-off
10 Cougscolours.svg Keighley Cougars 1810173667082Relegated to National League 2

Play-offs

 Elimination play-offs Qualifying / Elimination semi-finals Elimination final  Grand Final
                 
  Leigh Sports Village  
1  Leigh colours.svg Leigh 30 
2  Haven colours.svg Whitehaven 16    
     Leigh colours.svg Leigh 32
  Craven Park    Recreation Ground     Haven colours.svg Whitehaven 16
 3  HKRcolours.svg Hull KR 63     Haven colours.svg Whitehaven 30 
 6  Doncaster colours.svg Doncaster 22  Craven Park     Fevcolours.svg Featherstone 2
    HKRcolours.svg Hull KR 18 
Whitebank     Fevcolours.svg Featherstone 19
 4  Oldhamcolours.svg Oldham 28 
 5  Fevcolours.svg Featherstone 33
  
Key:    Losing team progressing  Winning team progressing

National League Two

National League Two was won by Barrow Raiders, and were automatically promoted to National League One. York City Knights reached the play-off final, but lost to Halifax, who retained their National League One status.

Table

PosClubPldWDLPts forPts agstPtsQualification
1 Barrowcolours.svg Barrow Raiders 18141352134629Promoted to National League 1
2 Yorkcolours.svg York City Knights 18130563030826Play-off Semi Final
3 Sheffeagles colours.svg Sheffield Eagles 18120656934024Elimination Finals
4 Swintoncolours.svg Swinton Lions 18120654746024
5 Workingtoncolours.svg Workington Town 18100859747920
6 Hunsletcolours.svg Hunslet Hawks 18100847539420
7 Blackpoolcolours.svg Chorley Lynx 1872946052216
8 Skolscolours.svg London Skolars 18601236158312
9 Ramscolours.svg Dewsbury Rams 1831142845957
10 Gthundercolours.svg Gateshead Thunder 1810172987152

National League Three

National League Three expanded to a 14-team league, but there was still no automatic promotion and relegation with National League Two. The league was won by Coventry Bears, who also went on to win the play-offs.

Table

PosClubPldWDLPts forPts agstPtsQualification
1 Coventry Bears 20170383138534Play-offs
2 Bradford Dudley Hill 20160494231732
3 Woolston Rovers (Warrington)20151476423231
4 Sheffield Hillsborough Hawks 20131663133427
5 Bramley Buffaloes 20131659236827
6 Hemel Stags 20130772142426
7 St Albans Centurions 20130772440626
8 Birmingham Bulldogs 201001062062420
9 Underbank Rangers 20911067151919
10 South London Storm 20821049651018
11 Manchester Knights 20501546762510
12 Carlisle Centurions 2030172904986
13 Gateshead Storm 20201829010414
14 Essex Eels 20101918614922

Play-offs

Week 1

Bradford Dudley Hill 13–30 St Albans Centurions

Coventry Bears 32–26 Birmingham Bulldogs

Sheffield Hillsborough Hawks 38–6 Bramley Buffaloes

Woolston Rovers (Warrington) 36–32 Hemel Stags

Week 2

Sheffield Hillsborough Hawks 26–40 Bradford Dudley Hill

St Albans Centurions 18–26 Bramley Buffaloes

Week 3

Coventry Bears 32–18 Bramley Buffaloes

Woolston Rovers (Warrington) 32–18 Bradford Dudley Hill

Grand Final

Coventry Bears 48–24 Woolston Rovers (Warrington)

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