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The 2019-20 Premiership Rugby competition is the 33rd season of a top flight English domestic rugby union competition. Premiership Rugby is also known as English Premiership Rugby or the Gallagher Premiership Rugby due to sponsorship reasons.

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Where is the 2019-20 Premiership Rugby played?

The 2019-20 Premiership Rugby is played in England.

When is the 2019-20 Top 14 Premiership Rugby played?

The 2019-20 Premiership Rugby starts on 20 September and concludes on 20 June 2020.

Who won the 2018-19 Premiership Rugby?

Saracens won the 2018-19 Premiership Rugby after defeating Exeter Chiefs 37-34 at Twickenham in the 2019 Premiership Rugby Final.

Premiership Rugby Rugby History


Organised rugby union leagues in England were long resisted by the Rugby Football Union (RFU) with English rugby clubs arranging their own fixtures. In 1972 the RFU sanctioned a national knock-out cup called the RFU Club Competition.

The rugby union league system in England began in 1987 which was called the Courage Leagues, a league system with approximately 1000 clubs playing in 108 leagues, each with their own promotion and relegation systems.

The clubs involved in the 1987-88 Courage League were Bath, Bristol, Coventry, Gloucester, Harlequins, Leicester, Moseley, Nottingham, Orrell, Sale, Wasps and Waterloo. The season was a success due to increased crowds and interest from local and national sponsors.

For the 1988-89 season the RFU allocated fixed Saturdays to the league season that removed the clubs' responsibility for scheduling fixtures. There was no home and away structure with clubs playing each other once.

Bath and Leicester dominated the Courage League in the early years of the Courage League. In 1994 the competition expanded to include home and away matches and the 1994-95 season was shown live on Sky Sports until the 2013-14 season when BT Sport acquired the exclusive rights.

The Courage League became professional in 1996 with clubs including Saracens, Newcastle, Northampton and London Wasps able to attract financial firepower to be able to cpmpete with traditional powerhouse clubs Bath and Leicester. Rugby union turning professional also had a downside for certain clubs with West Hartlepool, Richmond and London Scottish forced into administration.

The 2000-01 season saw a change in the season structure with an 8-team playoff (Championship) introduced but the club finishing top of the table at the end of the regular season crowned English champions and awarded the Premiership title.

From 1987 to 2002 the team at the top of the table was crowned English champions. A new playoff format was introduced to replace the 8-team Championship at the start of the 2002-03 season, the winner of the league awarded to the winner of the Premiership Final at Twickenham in London.

Since the introduction of the playoff system, only four teams have won the regular season and playoffs in the same year. Those teams were Leicester in 2000-01, 2008-09 and 2009-10, Sale Sharks in 2005-06, Harlequins in 2011-12 and Saracens in 2015-16.

Wasps earned a reputation of peaking at the right time after winning the English Champions in 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2008 without leading the league table. Gloucester were the opposite, topping the regular season table in 2003, 2007 and 2008 before losing the final in each year.

In 2013 the possibility of playing Premiership Rugby matches in the USA was discussed, the first match played in the USA occuring on 12 March 2016 when London Irish were defeated by Saracens at the Red Bull Arena in the New York.

Premiership Rugby Clubs


There are currrently 12 clubs competing in the Premiership Rugby competition:

ClubEstablishedCityStadiumCapacity
Bath 1865 Bath The Recreation Ground 14,500
Bristol Bears 1888 Bristol Ashton Gate 27,000
Exeter Chiefs 1871 Exeter Sandy Park 12,921
Gloucester 1873 Gloucester Kingsholm Stadium 16,115
Harlequins 1866 London Twickenham Stoop 14,800
Leicester Tigers 1880 Leicester Welford Road 25,849
London Irish 1898 Reading Madejski Stadium 24,161
Northampton Saints 1880 Northampton Franklin's Gardens 15,249
Sale Sharks 1861 Salford AJ Bell Stadium 12,000
Saracens 1876 London Allianz Park 8,500
Wasps 1867 Coventry Ricoh Arena 32,753
Worcester Warriors 1871 Worcester Sixways Stadium 11,499

Premiership Rugby Results


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Premiership Rugby Winners and Runners-up


Saracens are the defending champions after winning the 2018-19 Premiership Rugby competition. Saracens were found to have breached the salary cap in the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons, their titles were not removed but the club were handed a £5.3m fine and a 35 point deduction for the 2019-20 season.

SeasonWinnersScoreRunners-upLeague Winners
2019-20 tba tba tba tba
2018-19 Saracens 37-34 Exeter Chiefs Exeter Chiefs
2017-18 Saracens 27-10 Exeter Chiefs Exeter Chiefs
2016-17 Exeter Chiefs 23-20 Wasps Wasps
2015-16 Saracens 28-20 Exeter Chiefs Saracens
2014-15 Saracens 28-16 Bath Northampton Saints
2013-14 Northampton Saints 24-20 Saracens Saracens
2012-13 Leicester Tigers 37-17 Northampton Saints Saracens
2011-12 Harlequins 30-23 Leicester Tigers Harlequins
2010-11 Saracens 22-18 Leicester Tigers Leicester Tigers
2009-10 Leicester Tigers 33-27 Saracens Leicester Tigers
2008-09 Leicester Tigers 10-9 London Irish Leicester Tigers
2007-08 London Wasps 26-16 Leicester Tigers Gloucester
2006-07 Leicester Tigers 44-16 Gloucester Gloucester
2005-06 Sale Sharks 45-20 Leicester Tigers Sale Sharks
2004-05 London Wasps 39-14 Leicester Tigers Leicester Tigers
2003-04 London Wasps 10-6 Bath Bath
2002-03 London Wasps 39-3 Gloucester Gloucester
2001-02 Leicester Tigers
2000-01 Leicester Tigers
1999-00 Leicester Tigers
1998-99 Leicester Tigers
1997-98 Newcastle Falcons
1996-97 Wasps FC
1995-96 Bath
1994-95 Leicester Tigers
1993-94 Bath
1992-93 Bath
1991-92 Bath
1990-91 Bath
1989-90 Wasps FC
1988-89 Bath
1987-88 Leicester Tigers
             

Who has won the most Premiership Rugby competitions?

Leicester Tigers have won the most Premiership Rugby competitions with 10 titles. Bath and Wasps have won six titles each followed by Saracens with five.

TeamWinsWinning Years
Leicester Tigers101987-88, 1994-95, 1998-99, 1999-00, 2000-01, 2001-02, 2006-07, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2012-13
Bath61988-89, 1990-91, 1991-92, 1992-93, 1993-94, 1995-96
Wasps61989-90, 1996-97, 2002-03, 2003-04, 2004-05, 2007-08
Saracens52010-11, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2017-18, 2018-19
Newcastle Falcons11997-98
Sale Sharks12005-06
Harlequins12011-12
Northampton Saints12013-14
Exeter Chiefs12016-17

When is the Premiership Rugby Rugby Final?

The Premiership Rugby Final will be held on 20 June 2020.

Premiership Rugby Rugby Fixtures


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Premiership Rugby Rugby Betting Odds


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Premiership Rugby Live Streaming


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Premiership Rugby Highlights


Watch Premiership Rugby highlights at the Premiership Rugby Youtube channel. Highlights of each weekend's games are shown on Channel 5 with extended highlights on BT Sport.

Premiership Rugby News


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