5 Teams You Might Not Know Played In The English Top Flight - Page 2 of 5 - Ruck

5 Teams You Might Not Know Played In The English Top Flight

2. RUGBY LIONS

Rugby Lions, nicknamed The Lions, are a rugby union club based in Rugby, Warwickshire in England. They are one of only 3 teams in England permitted to wear an all-white strip, with England and Rugby School being the others.

They reached the top flight of English rugby in 1991 and survived despite only winning two games with Nottingham and Rosslyn park subsequently relegated. They finished the following 1992/93 season rock bottom with a single win.

Following years in the National Leagues, on 17 August 2012, the Rugby Advertiser released an announcement, within which was an RFU statement, which confirmed that the Lions had failed to pay off their debts in time, and had been removed from National League 2 South.

The Lions’ bid to be accepted back into the RFU league system a year later was successful, although they were forced to rejoin at the lowest possible level, Midlands 5 West (South). They’re now in Midlands 1 West.

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