After 1996, 11 clubs resigned from the championship to form Super League; the remaining clubs initially continued to play in what was now known as the first division, and the clubs that previously played in Division Three now played in a competition titled the Second Division. Despite this title, this competition formed the third tier of rugby league in Britain, and the results are collated here.
In 2003 rugby league beneath Super League were completely re-organised into the Rugby League National Leagues.
For completeness, this table includes champions from National League Two (2003-onwards)
|Season||Winners||Also promoted (to Second Division/National League One)|
|1992-93||Keighley Cougars||Workington Town|
|1993-1995||No Third Division|
|1995-96||Hull Kingston Rovers1||none|
|1996||Hull Kingston Rovers||Swinton|
|1997||Hunslet Hawks||Rochdale Hornets, Leigh Centurions|
|1998-2002||No Third Division|
|2003||Keighley Cougars 2||none|
|2005||York City Knights||none|
|2006||Dewsbury Rams||Sheffield Eagles|
|2007||Celtic Crusaders||Featherstone Rovers|