London & South East 2XV and other leagues
Competitive Rugby for Club teams not playing in the RFU National Leagues
The London & South East Divisional Organising Committee (LDOC) has delegated powers from the RFU to administer competitive senior rugby competition for any competitions organised within or played by clubs within the London & South East Region (L&SE).
These powers cover the RFU National 1XV leagues that are regulated by the RFU’s own regulations and by the LDOC administrative instructions.
However within the L&SE there are many other leagues** that are covered by individual league regulations and rules. The regulations and rules will vary from league to league. Many of these rules are basic and cover only the essential areas of the competition. The LDOC has an umbrella set of regulations which cover many aspects not covered locally but acknowledge that any local regulations that may conflict with the LDOC Regulations will take precedence.
**primarily leagues including 2XV and lower teams but also including some 1XVs and some leagues are known as merit tables rather than leagues
The purpose of the LDOC regulations is to cover any eventuality not covered by local regulations and rules and to simplify the management of the local leagues. A copy of the London & SE Reserve League Regulations can be found here.
There are over 600 teams playing in 61 leagues from level 5 to level 14. There is rugby for all abilities. The structure and names of all the leagues are on this map.
All the fixtures and results can be found involving every club and team in London & SE via the individual competition websites or CB pages.
The links are: The ZOO SPORTS SHIELD - www.theshieldrugby.com
ESSEX MERIT TABLES - essexrfu.pitchero.com
EASTERN COUNTIES GREEN KING LEAGUES - www.ecrurugby.com
HERTS MIDDLESEX MERIT TABLES - www.hmmt.co.uk
MIDDLESEX MERIT TABLES - www.middlesexrugby.com
KENT LEAGUES - www.kent-rugby.org
HAMPSHIRE MERIT LEAGUES - www.hampshirerugby.co.uk
SUSSEX SHEPHERD NEAME LEAGUES - www.sussexrugby.co.uk
SURREY RUGBY RESERVE LEAGUES – www.surreyrugby.co.uk
THAMES VALLEY INVITATION LEAGUE - www.firsteleven.co.uk/tvil