YORK RUFC have been named as champions of the North One East after the Rugby Football Union determined the final league positions based upon a points-per-game system.

Sport throughout the country has come to a standstill a result of the coronavirus pandemic, though rugby union is one of the sports to act quickest in finding a resolutions to their league seasons.

When the points-per-game system for settling the season was decided upon, it was evident that York would be named as champions of the division.

At the point in which the season was suspended last month, York were 16 points clear at the top of the league table after 22 league games and boasted the highest points difference on +431 (221 more than next best Driffield).

They also laid claim to the best attack having posted 817 points (192 more points than the next best) and the best defence, having conceded just 386 points.

Following a system "calculated on a best playing record formula", York finished on 106.38 points, with second-placed Cleckheaton 21.23 points behind on 85.15.

Having won the sole promotion spot in the table, York will play in the North Premier division in the 2020/21 season, the fifth tier of the sport.

It is the highest league that the club have ever played in and they will face the likes of Blackburn, Lymm and Wirral next term.

Elsewhere in North One East, Pocklington finished seventh and Malton & Norton placed ninth, the latter being just over two points clear of the relegation zone.

In the Yorkshire One division, Selby were seventh, in the Yorkshire Four Premier, third-placed York RI missed out on promotion by just 0.23 points, and, in the Yorkshire Four Shield, Nestle Rowntree finished second.