Tonbridge Juddians Rugby Football Club

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Tonbridge Juddians
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Full nameTonbridge Juddians Rugby Football Club
Union Kent RFU
Founded1904 (Tonbridge), 1928 (Old Juddians), 1999 (clubs merged)
Location Tonbridge, Kent, England
Ground(s)The Slade (Capacity: 1,500)
League(s) National League 1
2019–20 National League 2 South, 2nd (promoted)
Official website
tjrfc.co.uk

Tonbridge Juddians Rugby Football Club is an English rugby union team based in Tonbridge in Kent. The club runs four senior teams, a ladies side and the full range of junior teams. [1] The first XV will play in National League 1 for the 2021–22 season having won promotion from National League 2 South - the highest position in the club's history.

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History

Tonbridge RFC was formed in 1904 and Old Juddians was formed in 1928. 'Old Juddians' were former pupils of The Judd School in Tonbridge.

The two clubs merged to form Tonbridge Juddians in 1999. The merged club began life in London 2 South, the same level at which Old Juddians was placed in when the league system was founded in 1987. The club suffered two further relegations before turning semi-professional [2] and beginning a rapid climb up the pyramid, including a hat-trick of promotions, which climaxed in the club joining the national leagues in 2011. [3]

Honours

Current standings

2019–20 National League 2 South Table watch · edit · discuss
PlayedWonDrawnLostPoints forPoints againstPoints diffTry bonusLosing bonusPoints
1 Taunton Titans (C)252005815521294174101
2 Tonbridge Juddians (P)25210481036644413198
3 Redruth 25201462037524511396
4 Henley Hawks 25191576142433715295
5 Clifton 25160970355215115483
6 Bury St Edmunds 24150966048917112678
7 Leicester Lions 2416085203741467576
8 Esher 24131106095307911570
9 Worthing Raiders 2411013582726−14412460
10 Old Albanian 25901658556718111057
11 Dings Crusaders 249015548647−9911552
12 Barnes 258017533719−1869546
13 Westcliff 256118446735−2895839
14 Sutton & Epsom (R)244119395831−4365326
15 Old Redcliffians (R)233218329648−3193423
16 Bournemouth (R)252122441852−4112618
  • If teams are level at any stage, tiebreakers are applied in the following order:
  1. Number of matches won
  2. Difference between points for and against
  3. Total number of points for
  4. Aggregate number of points scored in matches between tied teams
  5. Number of matches won excluding the first match, then the second and so on until the tie is settled
Green background is the promotion place. Blue background is the play-off place. Pink background are relegation places.
Updated: 14 March 2020
Source: "National League 2 South". NCA Rugby.
Notes

    Notes

    1. 1990–91 London 2 South East title was won when the league was known as London 3 South East and was won by founder club Old Juddian.
    2. 1990–91 Kent 2 title was won by founder club Tonbridge.
    3. 1995–96 Kent 3 title was won by founder club Tonbridge.

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