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Courage League
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Courage League - Division 2 1988/89

Overview
For the first time fixtures had been arranged by RFU. Each team met every opponent only once.
Points were awarded as follows: 2 points for a win and 1 point for a draw.
The 2 best teams in the table were promoted to National League 1, while the 2 worst were relegated to National League 3.

The league was sponsored by Courage Brewery.

Teams variations
Relegated from Courage League 1987/88:Coventry - Sale Sharks
Promoted to Courage League 1988/89:Liverpool St Helens - Rosslyn Park

Regular season
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiff
1Saracens2211110028880208Promoted
2Bedford Blues1411623141187-46
3Northampton Saints131161416513134
4Sale Sharks121152419515243
5Coventry12116051501437
6London Irish1211524194222-28
7Headingley111151517913643
8Blackheath91141618114437
9Richmond911416112216-104
10Gosforth811407176246-70
11London Scottish711317146160-14Relegated
12London Welsh311119125235-110