A cup of hot tea to welcome you!


This is Wikiafripedia, the free encyclopedia that you can monetize your contributions. Wikiafripedia is aimed at WAP ZERO to the sum of all knowledge.
WAP is made by people like you, sign up and contribute.

A cup of hot tea to welcome you!

Welcome to Wikiafripedia, the free encyclopedia that you can monetize your contributions. Aimed at WAP ZERO to the sum of all knowledge.


WAP is made by people like you, sign up and contribute.

2019–20 Premiership Rugby

From Wikiafripedia, the free encyclopedia that you can monetize your contributions or browse at zero-rating.
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Template:Infobox rugby union season

The 2019–20 Premiership Rugby is the 33rd season of the top flight of English domestic rugby union competition and the second to be sponsored by Gallagher.[1] The competition is being broadcast by BT Sport for the seventh successive season with five games also simulcast free-to-air on Channel 5. Highlights of each weekend's games are shown on Channel 5 with extended highlights on BT Sport. The reigning champions entering the season are Saracens, who claimed their fifth title after defeating Exeter Chiefs in the 2019 final. London Irish were promoted as champions from the 2018–19 RFU Championship at the first attempt.

Due to changes to the global rugby calendar, this season started later and will finish later than previous seasons.

On 5 November 2019, Premiership Rugby announced that Saracens would be deducted 35 points in the current season and fined £5.3 million due to undisclosed payments to players in previous seasons.[2] Saracens initially said they would appeal the ruling, but on 18 November announced that they accepted the punishments, with the deduction leaving them 26 points adrift at the bottom of the table.[3] After further failure to comply with the salary cap, Saracens were announced to be automatically relegated at the end of the season on 18 January 2020.[4] On 28 January 2020 this was confirmed with the application of a further 70 point deduction.[5]

On 16 March 2020, the league was suspended for an initial five week period due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Resumption was scheduled for weekend of 24/25/26 April but has since been postponed indefinitely.[6][7]

Teams[edit source | edit]

London Irish, having won the 2018–19 RFU Championship, replaced Newcastle Falcons, who were relegated last season after finishing bottom of the table.

Lua error in Module:Location_map/multi at line 27: Unable to find the specified location map definition: "Module:Location map/data/England" does not exist.

Club Director of Rugby/Head Coach Captain Kit supplier Stadium Capacity City/Area
Bath England Stuart Hooper England Charlie Ewels Canterbury The Recreation Ground[lower-alpha 1] 14,509 Bath
Bristol Bears New Zealand/Template:Country data SAM Pat Lam New Zealand Steve Luatua Bristol Sport Ashton Gate 27,000 Bristol
Exeter Chiefs England Rob Baxter England Jack Yeandle Samurai Sportswear Sandy Park 13,593[lower-alpha 2] Exeter
Gloucester Template:Country data IRE David Humphreys England Willi Heinz Elite Pro Sports Kingsholm Stadium 16,115 Gloucester
Harlequins England Paul Gustard
Template:Country data AUS Billy Millard
England Chris Robshaw Adidas Twickenham Stoop[lower-alpha 3] 14,800 Twickenham, Greater London
Leicester Tigers Template:Country data IRE Geordan Murphy[9] England Tom Youngs Kukri Welford Road 25,849 Leicester
London Irish Template:Country data IRE Declan Kidney South Africa Franco van der Merwe
Template:Country data SCO Blair Cowan
Template:Country data AUS Dave Porecki
England Stephen Myler
BLK Madejski Stadium 24,161 Reading, Berkshire
Northampton Saints New Zealand Chris Boyd EnglandTeimana Harrison
England Alex Waller
Macron Franklin's Gardens 15,200 Northampton
Sale Sharks England Steve Diamond South Africa Jono Ross Samurai Sportswear AJ Bell Stadium 12,000 Salford, Greater Manchester
Saracens Template:Country data IRE Mark McCall England Brad Barritt Nike Allianz Park[lower-alpha 4] 8,500[lower-alpha 5] Barnet, Greater London
Wasps England Lee Blackett England Dan Robson
WalesThomas Young
Under Armour Ricoh Arena 32,609 Coventry
Worcester Warriors South Africa Alan Solomons South Africa GJ van Velze VX3 Sixways Stadium 11,499 Worcester

Pre-season[edit source | edit]

The 2019 edition of the Premiership Rugby Sevens Series was held at Franklin's Gardens on 13 and 14 September, 2019. For the third successive year all twelve Premiership teams would feature in one venue over two days. Teams would be split into four pools of three which played each other once in a round-robin basis with the tournament splitting into Cup and Plate competitions on the second day.[10]

In a repeat of the 2018 final, Saracens beat Wasps 35-19 to win the 2019 Premiership Sevens Cup. Gloucester beat Sale Sharks to win the Plate. It was the third successive year Wasps had made the cup final of the competition. [11]

Table[edit source | edit]

Template:2019–20 Premiership Rugby Table

Fixtures[edit source | edit]

Fixtures for the season were announced by Premiership Rugby on 10 July, 2019. Due to the Rugby World Cup, the first round of matches commenced during the fifth week of the season, following four rounds of the Premiership Cup. The London Double Header does not feature after being discontinued last year.[12]

Highlights of the season include:

All fixtures are subject to change.

Regular Season[edit source | edit]

Round 1[edit source | edit]

Template:Rugbybox Template:Rugbybox Template:Rugbybox Template:Rugbybox Template:Rugbybox Template:Rugbybox

Round 2[edit source | edit]

Template:Rugbybox

Template:Rugbybox Template:Rugbybox Template:Rugbybox Template:Rugbybox Template:Rugbybox

Round 3[edit source | edit]

Template:Rugbybox Template:Rugbybox Template:Rugbybox Template:Rugbybox Template:Rugbybox Template:Rugbybox

Round 4[edit source | edit]

Template:Rugbybox Template:Rugbybox Template:Rugbybox Template:Rugbybox Template:Rugbybox Template:Rugbybox

Round 5[edit source | edit]

Template:Rugbybox Template:Rugbybox Template:Rugbybox Template:Rugbybox Template:Rugbybox Template:Rugbybox

Round 6[edit source | edit]

Template:Rugbybox Template:Rugbybox Template:Rugbybox Template:Rugbybox Template:Rugbybox Template:Rugbybox

Round 7[edit source | edit]

Template:Rugbybox Template:Rugbybox Template:Rugbybox Template:Rugbybox Template:Rugbybox Template:Rugbybox

Round 8[edit source | edit]

Template:Rugbybox

Template:Rugbybox Template:Rugbybox Template:Rugbybox Template:Rugbybox Template:Rugbybox

Round 9[edit source | edit]

Template:Rugbybox Template:Rugbybox Template:Rugbybox Template:Rugbybox Template:Rugbybox Template:Rugbybox

Round 10[edit source | edit]

Template:Rugbybox Template:Rugbybox Template:Rugbybox Template:Rugbybox Template:Rugbybox Template:Rugbybox

Round 11[edit source | edit]

Template:Rugbybox Template:Rugbybox Template:Rugbybox Template:Rugbybox Template:Rugbybox Template:Rugbybox

Round 12[edit source | edit]

Template:Rugbybox Template:Rugbybox Template:Rugbybox Template:Rugbybox Template:Rugbybox Template:Rugbybox

Round 13[edit source | edit]

Template:Rugbybox Template:Rugbybox Template:Rugbybox Template:Rugbybox Template:Rugbybox Template:Rugbybox

Following round 13, the league was suspended indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United Kingdom.


Leading scorers[edit source | edit]

Note: Flags to the left of player names indicate national team as has been defined under World Rugby eligibility rules, or primary nationality for players who have not yet earned international senior caps. Players may hold one or more non-WR nationalities.

Season attendances[edit source | edit]

By club[edit source | edit]

  • Attendances do not include the final at Twickenham.
Club Home
Games
Total Average Highest Lowest % Capacity
Bath 7 99,747 14,250 14,509 13,976 98%
Bristol Bears 7 125,413 17,916 26,399 12,867 66%
Exeter Chiefs 7 86,888 12,413 13,593 11,015 93%
Gloucester 6 83,067 13,845 16,115 12,844 86%
Harlequins 7 158,885 22,698 75,500 13,006 94%
Leicester Tigers 6 118,739 19,790 23,353 17,559 77%
London Irish 6 34,995 5,833 9,259 3,622 24%
Northampton Saints 7 96,040 13,720 15,200 11,412 90%
Sale Sharks 6 43,051 7,175 8,579 5,951 60%
Saracens 6 43,814 7,302 8,500 6,293 86%
Wasps 6 81,415 13,569 24,842 9,503 42%
Worcester Warriors 7 60,455 8,636 11,499 7,297 75%

Highest attendances[edit source | edit]

Date Game Stadium Attendance
28 December 2019 Harlequins (h) v Leicester Tigers Twickenham 75,500
18 October 2019 Bristol Bears (h) v Bath Ashton Gate 26,399
21 December 2019 Wasps (h) v Harlequins Ricoh Arena 24,842
15 February 2020 Leicester Tigers (h) v Wasps Welford Road 23,353
27 December 2019 Bristol Bears (h) v Wasps Ashton Gate 23,078
21 December 2019 Leicester Tigers (h) v Exeter Chiefs Welford Road 21,219
4 January 2020 Leicester Tigers (h) v Bristol Bears Welford Road 19,807
25 January 2020 Bristol Bears (h) v Gloucester Ashton Gate 18,779
27 October 2019 Leicester Tigers (h) v Saracens Welford Road 18,533
29 February 2020 Leicester Tigers (h) v Worcester Warriors Welford Road 18,268

Play-offs[edit source | edit]

As in previous seasons, the top four teams in the Premiership table, following the conclusion of the regular season, contest the play-off semi-finals in a 1st vs 4th and 2nd vs 3rd format, with the higher ranking team having home advantage. The two winners of the semi-finals then meet in the Premiership Grand Final at Twickenham on 20 June 2020.

Notes[edit source | edit]

  1. Bath will also play a home game at Twickenham Stadium, London on 18 April 2020.
  2. Sandy Park's capacity increased from 12,921 to 13,593 from December 2019 onward.[8]
  3. Harlequins will also play a home game at Twickenham Stadium, London on 28 December 2019.
  4. Saracens will also play a home game at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London on 28 March 2020.
  5. Allianz Park will have a reduced capacity this season due to redevelopment works.

References[edit source | edit]

  1. "Gallagher confirmed as new title sponsors of Premiership Rugby". 12 April 2018. Retrieved 27 May 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "Saracens deducted 35 points and fined £5.3m for salary cap breach". Sky News. Retrieved 2019-11-30.
  3. "Saracens salary cap breach: Premiership champions will not contest sanctions". 2019-11-18. Retrieved 2019-11-30.
  4. "Saracens relegated from Premiership at end of 2019-20 season for salary cap breaches". 2020-01-19. Retrieved 2020-01-19.
  5. "Saracens: Edward Griffiths resigns as interim CEO as club docked further 70 points". BBC Sport. BBC. 28 January 2020. Retrieved 29 January 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. "A Message to our Fans". Premiership Rugby. Retrieved 2020-03-16.
  7. "Premiership Rugby Restart Update". Premiership Rugby. Retrieved 2020-04-08.
  8. "Premiership champions confirm stadium expansion". Ruck. Retrieved 1 December 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. https://www.leicestertigers.com/team/management
  10. "Premiership Rugby 7s Returns to Franklin's Gardens". Premiership Rugby. 2 May 2018. Retrieved 27 May 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. https://www.premiershiprugby.com/premiership-rugby-7s/#fixtures_&_results
  12. "Gallagher Premiership Rugby 2019-20 fixtures announced". Premiership Rugby. Premiership Rugby. Retrieved 10 July 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  13. "2019-20 Premiership Rugby top points scorers". ESPNScrum. Retrieved 8 March 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  14. "2019-20 Premiership Rugby top try scorers". ESPNscrum. Retrieved 8 March 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

External links[edit source | edit]

Template:English Premiership (rugby union) Template:Rugby union in England

Visibility[edit source | edit]

This page has been added to search engine indexes. learn more