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North East 3

North East 3 was an English Rugby Union league which was at the ninth tier of the domestic competition and was available to teams in North East England. Promoted teams moved up to North East 2 while relegated teams dropped to either Yorkshire 1 or Durham/Northumberland 1 depending on their location. The division was abolished at the end of the 1999-00 season due to RFU restructuring with teams being transferred to their relevant regional leagues - Yorkshire 1 or Durham/Northumberland 1.