Coach: Danny Vaughan
Captain: Chris Wilkins
Last season: 9th
In: Dave Merlin (Northampton), Liam Mooney, Tony Redmond (both London Irish), Paul Jennings (Edinburgh), John Ratcliffe (Auckland), Aaron James (Wasps), Marcus Briggs, Phil Delaney (both Leicester), Aadel Kardooni (Bedford), Craig Sangster (Stirling County).
Out: John Gallagher, John Schuster, Colin Ridgeway (all to Harlequins), Jon Clarke (Wellington, NZ), Paul Graham (Castres), Steve Shortland (Exeter), Mark Russell (retired), Steve Pope (London Welsh)
Director of Rugby: Bob Dwyer
Last season: relegated after losing to London Scottish in the play-offs.
In: Tim Barlow (Leicester), Mark Bennett, Chris Higgs, Neil Watkins (all Neath), Jonathan Evans (Pontypridd), Christian Evans (Bayonne), Dave Hinkins (Bedford).
Out: P Burke, R Jones (both Cardiff), D Corkery (Munster), K Fullman (L Irish), Thierry Devergie (Brive), Fabrice landreau (Racing Club de France), Josh Lewsey, Eben Rollitt, Fraser Waters (all Wasps), Kevin Maggs (Bath), Steve Pearce, Dave Tiueti (both Neath), Tom Robinson (Worcester), Mike Worsely (London Irish).
Director of Rugby: Derek Eves
Last season: 7th
In: Kevin Whitley (Canada), Mark Fountaine (Stourbridge), Steve Gough (Fylde), Luis Criscuolo (Walsall).
Out: A Blackmore (Clifton), Robin Hardwick, James Brown (both London Irish), Danny Zaltzman (Bedford), Jez Harris (Nuneaton).
Director of Rugby: Ian Bremner
Captain: Rob Baxter
Last season: 11th
In: Steve Shortland (Blackheath), Andy Beattie (Richmond), Phil John (Pontypridd), Ricky Pellow (Bath), Jon Purnell (Bridgend), Chris Wall (UWIC).
Out: Steve Jones (Moseley), John Batchelor, Mark Curry, Paul Livingstone, Andy Perry (all Bridgwater).
Coach: Mark Nelson
Last season: 12th (bottom)
In: Greg Anderton (re-signed), David Butcher, Campbell Rae (both Jed- Forest), Geoff Wappett (Bladon), Neil Smith (Liverpool St Helens).
Out: Steve Gough (Coventry), Richard Anson (Rotherham), Alisdair Bell (Carlisle), Ian Bird (Vale of Lune), Matt Filipo (released, NZ), Brian McCarthy (released, Canada), Robin Saverimutto (Waterloo).
Director of Rugby: Phil Davies
Captain: Sateki Tuipulotu
Last season: Promoted from Jewson National One as runners-up.
In: W Sailor (Brisbane Broncos RL - mid Oct to 30 Jan), Mike Beckham (Glasgow), Craig Emerson (Gloucester), Andrew James (Seven Sisters), Paul Jones (Llanelli), Stuart Reid (Edinburgh).
Out: Gavin Baldwin (Doncaster), Ian Wynn (Orrell), Simon Henry, Paul Williams (both Otley), Ralph Zoing (Harrogate).
Director of Rugby: Clive Griffiths
Captain: Rowland Phillips
Last season: Promoted as 3rd-placed club from Jewson National One
In: Steve Pope (Blackheath), Colin Alexander (Rugby Lions), Ian Buckett (Swansea), Gary French (Bath), Jason Hewlett (Cardiff), Colin Langley (Stade Francais), Matthew Pearce (Worcester), Adam Jackson (London Scottish).
Out: Cliff Vogl (Bridgend), David Muckalt (Reading).
Director of Rugby: John White
Captain: Mark Chudleigh
Last season: 6th
In: Steve Jones (Exeter), Yazid Ayeb (St Claude), Mark Chudleigh (Birmingham- Solihull), Marcus Cook (Bedford), Ian Patten (Coventry), Martin Roberts (Gloucester), Nigel Simpson (Marist, NZ).
Out: Richard Denhardt (Worcester), Darragh O'Mahoney, James Cockle (both Bedford), Matt Jones (London Irish)
Director of Rugby: Ged Glynn
Last season: 5th
In: Ian Wynn (Leeds).
Out: Ben Cronin (released, Ireland), Doug Trivella (Rotherham), Brian Walsh (released, Ireland).
Coach: John Phillips
Last season: 4th
In: Dave Scully, Terry Garnett (both Wakefield), Richard Anson (Fylde), Doug Trivella (Orrell), Lee Hall (Canterbury, NZ), John Bentley (Newcastle).
Out: Simon Binns, Guy Easterby (both London Scottish), Sam Coy (retired).
Director of Rugby: Geoff Davies
Captain: Mark Ellis
Last season: Promoted from Jewson National One as fourth-placed club
In: Alwyn Davies (UWIC), Andy Gallagher (Northampton), Fergus Gladstone, Roger Woodhall (both Loughborough), Steve Hopkins (Ireland), Mark Jasnickowski, James Wingham (both Leicester), Richard Kinsey (Wasps), Colin Morley (London Scottish), Ben Payne (Nottingham).
Out: James Broady (Worcester), Andy Earl (released, NZ), James Quantrill, Steve Smith (both Birmingham-Solihull).
Coach: Matt Greenwood
Captain: Neil Summers
Last season: 10th
In: Mark Burrow (Saracens), Stuart Dixon (Harrogate), Phil Yure (London Irish), Rob Hitchmough (Harlequins), Chris Simpson-Daniel (Newcastle).
Out: Dave Scully, Terry Garnett (both Rotherham), Alistair Bailey (Worcester), Simon Croft (Harrogate), Phil Lancaster (Darlington), Greg Miller (released, S Africa), Paul Stewart (Morley).
Director of Rugby: Tony Russ
Captain: David Blyth
Last season: 8th
In: Robin Saverimutto (Fylde), Andrew Charles (Bayonne), Stefan Larue (Grenoble), Le Stewart (Treviso), Gerallt Evans (Bangor), Gareth Davies (Warrington RL), Bruce Thomson (Selkirk).
Out: Nick Allott, Marcus Coast (both New Brighton).
Director of Rugby: Les Cusworth
Captain: Bruce Fenley
Last season: Promoted as champions of Jewson National One
In: Tom Robinson (Bristol), James Lofthouse (Bath), Ben Harvey (Richmond), Lee Feurer (Harrogate), Richard Denhardt (Moseley), James Broady (Rugby Lions), Alistair Bailey (Wakefield).
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