2019–20 Premiership Rugby

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.

2019–20 Gallagher Premiership
Countries England
Date18 October 2019 – 20 June 2020
RelegatedSaracens
Matches played48
Attendance669,458
(average 13,947 per match)
Highest attendance75,500
Harlequins v Leicester Tigers
28 December 2019
Lowest attendance3,622
London Irish v Sale Sharks
26 October 2019
Tries scored241
(average 5 per match)
Top point scorerMarcus Smith, (Harlequins)
(79 points)
Top try scorerBen Earl, (Saracens)
Louis Rees-Zammit, (Gloucester)
(5 tries)
Official website
www.premiershiprugby.com

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]

TeamsEdit

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

Club Director of Rugby/Head Coach Captain Kit supplier Stadium Capacity City/Area
Bath   Stuart Hooper   Charlie Ewels Canterbury The Recreation Ground[a] 14,509 Bath
Bristol Bears   Pat Lam   Steve Luatua Bristol Sport Ashton Gate 27,000 Bristol
Exeter Chiefs   Rob Baxter   Jack Yeandle Samurai Sportswear Sandy Park 13,593[b] Exeter
Gloucester   David Humphreys   Willi Heinz Elite Pro Sports Kingsholm Stadium 16,115 Gloucester
Harlequins   Paul Gustard
  Billy Millard
  Chris Robshaw Adidas Twickenham Stoop[c] 14,800 Twickenham, Greater London
Leicester Tigers   Geordan Murphy[6]   Tom Youngs Kukri Welford Road 25,849 Leicester
London Irish   Declan Kidney   Franco van der Merwe
  Blair Cowan
  Dave Porecki
  Stephen Myler
BLK Madejski Stadium 24,161 Reading, Berkshire
Northampton Saints   Chris Boyd  Teimana Harrison
  Alex Waller
Macron Franklin's Gardens 15,200 Northampton
Sale Sharks   Steve Diamond   Jono Ross Samurai Sportswear AJ Bell Stadium 12,000 Salford, Greater Manchester
Saracens   Mark McCall   Brad Barritt Nike Allianz Park[d] 8,500[e] Barnet, Greater London
Wasps   Dai Young   Dan Robson
 Thomas Young
Under Armour Ricoh Arena 32,609 Coventry
Worcester Warriors   Alan Solomons   GJ van Velze VX3 Sixways Stadium 11,499 Worcester

Pre-seasonEdit

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.[7]

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. [8]

TableEdit

2019–20 Premiership Rugby Table
Club Played Won Drawn Lost Points for Points against Points diff Tries for Tries against Try bonus Losing bonus Points
1 Exeter Chiefs 8 6 0 2 201 132 69 24 15 3 2 29
2 Northampton Saints 8 6 0 2 229 177 52 29 21 4 0 28
3 Gloucester 8 4 0 4 178 136 42 25 9 4 3 23
4 Sale Sharks 8 4 0 4 192 115 77 22 11 2 4 22
5 Bristol Bears 8 3 1 4 175 196 -21 20 23 2 2 18
6 Bath 8 4 0 4 154 174 -20 13 21 1 0 17
7 Worcester Warriors 8 4 0 4 127 206 -79 11 28 0 1 17
8 Harlequins 8 3 1 4 168 217 -49 18 23 1 2 17
9 Wasps 8 2 0 6 165 226 -61 20 25 2 3 13
10 London Irish 8 2 1 5 156 224 -68 18 30 2 1 13
11 Leicester Tigers 8 2 1 5 149 212 -63 15 25 1 0 11
12 Saracens (R) 8 6 0 2 227 106 121 27 11 2 2 -7 [i]
  1. ^ Saracens were deducted 35 points for breaching salary cap regulations in previous seasons; for repeated salary cap breaches during this season, Saracens were automatically relegated.[9][10][11]
Green background (rows 1 to 4) are play-off places and earns a berth in the 2020–21 European Rugby Champions Cup.
Blue background (rows 5 & 6) indicates teams outside the play-off places, that earns a berth in the 2020–21 European Rugby Champions Cup based on their position in the table.
Plain background indicates teams that earn a place in the 2020–21 European Rugby Challenge Cup.
Red background (row 12) will be relegated, providing the champion of the 2019–20 RFU Championship are eligible for promotion.


(CH) Champions. (RU) Runners-up. (SF) Losing semi-finalists. (R) Relegated
Starting table — source: Premiership Rugby

Tiebreakers for teams tied on points: 1) Number of matches won; 2) Difference between points for and against; 3) Total number of points for; 4) Aggregate number of points scored in matches between tied teams; 5) Number of matches won excluding the first match, then the second and so on until the tie is settled

FixturesEdit

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:

  • Big Game 12 - Harlequins will host Leicester Tigers in this season's edition of the Big Game at Twickenham on 28 December 2019.
  • The Showdown - Saracens vs Harlequins at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on 28 March 2020.
  • The Clash - Bath Rugby will return to Twickenham on 18 April 2020. This year's opponent will be Wasps.

All fixtures are subject to change.

Regular SeasonEdit

Round 1Edit

18 October 2019
19:45
(1 BP) Bristol Bears 43 – 16 Bath
Try: Morahan (2) 1' m, 79' c
Hughes 11' c
Protheroe 40+1' m
O'Conor 51' c
Afoa 65' c
Lloyd 77' m
Con: Sheedy (3/6) 12', 51', 66'
Lloyd (1/1) 80+1'
Report Try: Mercer 26' c
Con: Priestland (1/1) 27'
Pen: Priestland (3/4) 5', 18', 54'
Ashton Gate
Attendance: 26,399
Referee: Tom Foley
19 October 2019
15:00
Exeter Chiefs 22 – 19 Harlequins (1 BP)
Try: J. Hill 31' c
Con: J. Simmonds (1/1) 32'
Pen: J. Simmonds (5/5) 24', 36', 54', 67', 70'
Report Try: Ibitoye (2) 26' m, 73' m
Pen: M. Smith (3/3) 7', 39', 49'
Sandy Park
Attendance: 11,896
Referee: Christophe Ridley
19 October 2019
15:00
(1 BP) Saracens 25 – 27 Northampton Saints
Try: Gallagher 28' c
Con: Spencer (1/1) 29'
Pen: Spencer (6/7) 2', 13', 26', 57', 61', 64'
Report Try: Ribbans 23' c
Hutchinson 34' c
Taylor 37' c
Con: Grayson (3/3) 24', 35', 39'
Pen: Grayson (2/2) 62', 79'
Allianz Park
Attendance: 6,707
Referee: Ian Tempest
19 October 2019
15:00
Worcester Warriors 24 – 16 Leicester Tigers
Try: T. Hill 4' m
Humphreys 27' c
Con: Weir (1/2) 28'
Pen: Weir (4/4) 38', 62', 74', 79'
Report Try: T. Youngs 9' c
Con: Hardwick (1/1) 10'
Pen: Hardwick (3/5) 2', 34', 47'
Sixways
Attendance: 7,740
Referee: Craig Maxwell-Keys
19 October 2019
15:00
(1 BP) Sale Sharks 16 – 18 Gloucester
Try: McGuigan 16' c
Con: R. du Preez (1/1) 17'
Pen: R. du Preez (3/4) 30', 48', 67'
Report Try: Atkinson 50' c
T. Marshall 56' m
Con: Twelvetrees (1/2) 52'
Pen: Twelvetrees (2/4) 64', 70'
AJ Bell Stadium
Attendance: 6,152
Referee: Andrew Jackson
20 October 2019
15:00
(1 BP) Wasps 26 – 29 London Irish
Try: Kibirige (2) 21' m, 35' m
Robson 63' c
Con: Sopoaga (1/3) 64'
Pen: Sopoaga (2/2) 6', 15'
Umaga (1/1) 72'
Report Try: Cowan 8' m
Tuisue 31' m
Hassell-Collins 41' c
Con: Jackson (1/3) 43'
Pen: Jackson (4/5) 20', 25', 40', 47'
Ricoh Arena
Attendance: 12,401
Referee: JP Doyle

Round 2Edit

25 October 2019
19:45
Bath 13 – 10 Exeter Chiefs (1 BP)
Try: Dunn 40'c
Con: Priestland (1/1) 40+1'
Pen: Priestland (2/3) 4', 55'
Report Try: J. Hill (1/1) 14' c
Con: J. Simmonds (1/1) 15'
Pen: J. Simmonds (1/1) 35'
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 14,290
Referee: JP Doyle
26 October 2019
14:00
(1 BP) Northampton Saints 35 – 16 Worcester Warriors
Try: Collins 45' c
Naiyaravoro 53' c
Furbank (2) 68' m, 75' m
Sleightholme 70' m
Con: Grayson (2/5) 45', 53'
Pen: Grayson (2/2) 22', 29'
Report Try: Venter 78' c
Con: Lance (1/1) 78'
Pen: Wier (3/5) 4', 10', 25'
Franklin's Gardens
Attendance: 11,412
Referee: Jack Makepeace
26 October 2019
15:00
London Irish 7 – 41 Sale Sharks (1 BP)
Try: Botha 62' c
Con: Myler (1/1) 63'
Report Try: A. van der Merwe 13' c
Solomona 32' m
Yarde 39' m
Beaumont 51' c
R. du Preez 61' c
Janse van Rensburg 76' c
Con: R. du Preez (4/6) 14', 52', 61', 78'
Drop: R. du Preez (1/1) 29'
Madejski Stadium
Attendance: 3,622
Referee: Craig Maxwell-Keys
26 October 2019
15:00
(1 BP) Gloucester 25 – 9 Wasps
Try: T. Marshall (2) 23' m, 71' m
Simpson (2) 37' m, 55' c
Con: Twelvetrees (1/4) 56'
Pen: Twelvetrees (1/1) 10'
Report Pen: Sopoaga (3/3) 40+2', 42', 53'
Kingsholm
Attendance: 12,844
Referee: Christophe Ridley
26 October 2019
15:00
Harlequins 22 – 17 Bristol Bears (1 BP)
Try: Marchant 66' c
Con: M. Smith (1/1) 67'
Pen: M. Smith (5/5) 12', 35', 39', 43', 57'
Report Try: Heenan 69' m
Pen: Sheedy (4/4) 2', 16', 30', 59'
Twickenham Stoop
Attendance: 13,006
Referee: Ian Tempest
27 October 2019
15:00
Leicester Tigers 10 – 24 Saracens
Try: Thompstone 58' c
Con: Reid (1/1) 59'
Pen: Reid (1/1) 7'
Report Try: Tompkins 17' c
Earl 46' c, 75' c
Con: Lozowski (2/2) 17', 47'
Man. Vunipola (1/1) 77'
Pen: Lozowski (1/3) 38'
Welford Road
Attendance: 18,533
Referee: Tom Foley

Round 3Edit

1 November 2019
19:45
Bristol Bears 16 – 10 Sale Sharks (1 BP)
Try: Lloyd 75' c
Con: Sheedy (1/1) 77'
Pen: Sheedy (3/4) 19', 26', 31'
Report Try: Neild 78' c
Con: MacGinty (1/1) 78'
Pen: MacGinty (1/1) 61'
Ashton Gate
Attendance: 14,639
Referee: Christophe Ridley
1 November 2019
19:45
(1 BP) Northampton Saints 40 – 22 Harlequins
Try: Naiyaravoro (2) 5' m, 25' c
T. Harrison (2) 9' c, 64' c
Haywood 36' m
Con: Grayson (3/5) 10', 26', 65'
Pen: Grayson (2/2) 13', 61'
Drop: Grayson (1/1) 58'
Report Try: Murley (2) 40+3' m, 73' c
Robshaw 55' c
Con: Herron (2/2) 56', 73'
Pen: M. Smith (1/1) 2'
Franklin's Gardens
Attendance: 12,791
Referee: JP Doyle
2 November 2019
15:00
Wasps 30 – 22 Bath
Try: Rowlands 40+2' c
Shields 64' c
Robson 71' c
Con: Sopoaga (3/3) 40+3', 66', 72'
Pen: Sopoaga (3/5) 28', 31', 80+4'
Report Try: Mercer 47' c
Con: Priestland (1/1) 47'
Pen: Priestland (5/5) 3', 23', 35', 52', 79'
Ricoh Arena
Attendance: 10,322
Referee: Anthony Woodthorpe
2 November 2019
15:00
Leicester Tigers 16 – 13 Gloucester (1 BP)
Try: Reid 22' c
Con: Hardwick (1/1) 23'
Pen: Hardwick (3/3) 2', 66', 79'
Report Try: Simpson 22' c
Con: Twelvetrees (1/1) 49'
Pen: Twelvetrees (2/3) 6', 36'
Welford Road
Attendance: 17,559
Referee: Ian Tempest
2 November 2019
15:00
Saracens 16 – 13 London Irish (1 BP)
Try: Lamositele 25' m
Earl 75' m
Pen: Lozowski (1/2) 14'
Man. Vunipola (1/2) 80'
Report Try: Tuisue 53' c
Con: Myler (1/1) 54'
Pen: Myler (2/2) 8', 30'
Allianz Park
Attendance: 6,293
Referee: Adam Leal
3 November 2019
15:00
(1 BP) Worcester Warriors 20 – 24 Exeter Chiefs
Try: Humphreys (2) 8' c, 26' c
Con: Weir (2/2) 9', 28'
Pen: Weir (2/2) 14', 68'
Report Try: J. Maunder 39' c
Kvesic 64' c
H. Williams 74' c
Con: J Simmonds (3/3) 40', 66', 75'
Pen: J Simmonds (1/1) 6'
Sixways
Attendance: 8,598
Referee: Tom Foley

Round 4Edit

8 November 2019
19:45
Sale Sharks 28 – 18 Wasps
Try: D. du Preez 17' c
Con: R. du Preez (1/1) 18'
Pen: R. du Preez (5/8) 5', 24' 46', 55', 61'
MacGinty (2/2) 74', 79'
Report Try: Vailanu 7' c
Kibirige 51' m
Con: Sopoaga (1/2) 8'
Pen: Sopoaga (1/1) 14'
Searle (1/1) 63'
AJ Bell Stadium
Attendance: 5,951
Referee: Tom Foley
9 November 2019
15:00
Bath 22 – 13 Northampton Saints
Try: Chudley 16' c
Stuart 50' m
Mercer 70' c
Con: Priestland (2/3) 17', 71'
Pen: Priestland (1/1) 31'
Report Try: Hutchinson 1' m
Wood 59' m
Pen: Grayson (1/2) 8'
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 14,066
Referee: Ian Tempest
9 November 2019
15:00
Gloucester 12 – 21 Saracens
Try: T. Marshall 28' m
Ludlow 72' c
Con: Twelvetrees (1/1) 73'
Report Try: Tomkins 24' c
Earl 47' m
Con: Man. Vunipola (1/2) 25'
Pen: Man. Vunipola (3/4) 17', 37', 40'
Kingsholm
Attendance: 13,454
Referee: Craig Maxwell-Keys
9 November 2019
15:00
(1 BP) Harlequins 14 – 19 Worcester Warriors
Try: Dombrandt 7' c
J. Chisholm 12' c
Con: M. Smith (2/2) 8', 13'
Report Try: Shillcock 66' c
Con: Lance (1/1) 67'
Pen: Lance (4/5) 4', 32', 40+1', 80'
Twickenham Stoop
Attendance: 13,461
Referee: Matthew Carley
10 November 2019
14:30
(1 BP) London Irish 36 – 11 Leicester Tigers
Try: Hoskins 7' m
Loader 19' c
Botha 40+1' c
Naholo 63' c
Parton 77' c
Con: Myler (3/4) 20', 40+4', 65'
Phipps (1/1) 78'
Report Try: Holmes 80' m
Pen: Hardwick (2/2) 14', 26'
Madejski Stadium
Attendance: 5,324
Referee: JP Doyle
10 November 2019
15:00
(1 BP) Exeter Chiefs 17 – 20 Bristol Bears
Try: S. Simmonds 14' c
White 21' c
Con: J. Simmonds (2/2) 15', 22'
Pen: J. Simmonds (1/1) 32'
Report Try: O'Conor 65' c
D. Thomas 80+1' c
Con: Sheedy (2/2) 66', 80+5'
Pen: Sheedy (2/2) 43', 59'
Sandy Park
Attendance: 11,015
Referee: Karl Dickson

Round 5Edit

29 November 2019
19:45
Bath 12 – 25 Saracens
Pen: Priestland (4/4) 2', 12', 30', 54'
Report Try: Maitland 32' c
Con: Farrell (1/1) 33'
Pen: Farrell (6/6) 9', 16', 37', 45', 57', 62'
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 14,509
Referee: Karl Dickson
30 November 2019
15:00
(1 BP) Exeter Chiefs 38 – 3 Wasps
Try: Moon 2' c
Cowan-Dickie 52' c
Penalty try 59'
O'Flaherty 66' c
Hepburn 75' c
Con: Steenson (4/4) 3, 53', 67', 76'
Pen: Steenson (1/1) 19'
Report Pen: Umaga (1/1) 8'
Sandy Park
Attendance: 13,320
Referee: Ian Tempest
30 November 2019
15:00
(1 BP) Northampton Saints 36 – 13 Leicester Tigers
Try: Proctor (2) 17' c, 27' c
Ratuniyarawa 38' c
Collins 56' m
Dingwall 70' c
Con: Grayson (4/5) 17', 29', 39', 71'
Pen: Grayson (1/1) 24'
Report Try: Thompson 21' c
Con: Ford (1/1) 22'
Pen: Ford (2/2) 13', 50'
Franklin's Gardens
Attendance: 15,200
Referee: Matthew Carley
30 November 2019
15:00
Worcester Warriors 20 – 13 Sale Sharks (1 BP)
Try: Humphreys 54' c
Beck 57' c
Con: Weir (2/2) 55', 58'
Pen: Weir (2/2) 22', 40'
Report Try: de Klerk 14' m
Ashton 36' m
Pen: MacGinty (1/1) 68'
Sixways
Attendance: 8,409
Referee: Luke Pearce
1 December 2019
15:00
Harlequins 23 – 19 Gloucester (1 BP)
Try: R. Chisholm 20' c
Dombrandt 60' c
Con: M. Smith (2/2) 21', 61'
Pen: M. Smith (3/3) 8', 45', 80 +2'
Report Try: Thorley (2) 13' c, 25' m
Morgan 56' c
Con: Cipriani (2/3) 13', 57'
Twickenham Stoop
Attendance: 13,528
Referee: Craig Maxwell-Keys
1 December 2019
15:00
(1 BP) Bristol Bears 27 – 27 London Irish
Try: Hughes 44' m
C. Piutau 54' c
E. Holmes 67' m
Thacker 76' c
Con: Sheedy (1/2) 54'
Lloyd (1/2) 77'
Pen: Sheedy (1/3) 26'
Report Try: Meehan 34' c
Naholo 62' c
Parton 72' c
Con: Myler (3/3) 35', 63', 73'
Pen: Myler (2/2) 48', 79'
Ashton Gate
Attendance: 15,033
Referee: Wayne Barnes

Round 6Edit

20 December 2019
19:45
(1 BP) Gloucester 36 – 3 Worcester Warriors
Try: Ackermann 59' c
C. Harris 63' m
Rees-Zammit (2) 67' c, 79' c
Morgan 72' c
Con: Cipriani (4/5) 59', 68', 72', 80'
Pen: Cipriani (1/2) 40+1'
Report Pen: Weir (1/2) 7'
Kingsholm
Attendance: 13,787
Referee: Christophe Ridley
21 December 2019
15:00
(1 BP) Wasps 22 – 28 Harlequins (1 BP)
Try: Willis 11' c
Kibirige 17' c
Young 69' m
Con: Umaga (2/3) 12, 18'
Pen: Umaga (1/2) 5'
Report Try: Chisholm 21' c
Sinckler 35' c
M. Smith 50' c
Elia 58' c
Con: M. Smith (4/4) 22', 36', 51', 59'
Ricoh Arena
Attendance: 24,842
Referee: Wayne Barnes
21 December 2019
15:00
Sale Sharks 22 – 10 Northampton Saints (1 BP)
Try: Ashton 10' c
Janse van Rensburg 44' c
A. van der Merwe 48' m
Con: R. du Preez (2/3) 11', 45'
Pen: R. du Preez (1/3) 3'
Report Try: Ludlam 24' c
Con: Biggar (1/1) 25'
Pen: Biggar (1/1) 16'
AJ Bell Stadium
Attendance: 8,120
Referee: JP Doyle
21 December 2019
15:00
Leicester Tigers 22 – 31 Exeter Chiefs (1 BP)
Try: May (2) 7' c, 19' m
Taufua 12' c
Con: Ford (2/3) 8', 13'
Pen: Ford (1/1) 35'
Report Try: Kirsten 4' c
Armand (2) 27' c, 60' c
J. Hill 63' c
Con: Steenson (4/4) 5', 28', 62', 65'
Pen: Steenson (1/1) 44'
Welford Road
Attendance: 21,219
Referee: Luke Pearce
21 December 2019
15:00
(1 BP) Saracens 47 – 13 Bristol Bears
Try: Mak. Vunipola 13' m
Malins (2) 40' c, 55' c
Tompkins (2) 43' c, 69' c
Earl 47' c
Barritt 63' c
Con: Farrell (5/6) 15', 40 +1', 43', 49', 64'
Daly (1/1) 71'
Report Try: Morahan 9' c
Con: Sheedy (1/1) 10'
Pen: Sheedy (2/2) 18', 23'
Allianz Park
Attendance: 8,250
Referee: Tom Foley
22 December 2019
15:00
London Irish 10 – 38 Bath (1 BP)
Try: Coleman 57' c
Con: Myler (1/1) 58'
Pen: Myler (1/1) 16'
Report Try: Obano 4' c
A. Watson 7' m
Rokoduguni 21' m
Penalty try 26'
Chudley 28' c
Homer 50' c
Con: Priestland (3/5) 5', 29', 51'
Madejski Stadium
Attendance: 9,259
Referee: Karl Dickson

Round 7Edit

27 December 2019
19:45
(1 BP) Bristol Bears 21 – 26 Wasps (1 BP)
Try: C. Piutau 53' c
Thacker 68' m
Con: Sheedy (1/2) 54'
Pen: Sheedy (3/3) 11', 45', 76'
Report Try: Umaga 42' c
Fekitoa 56' c
Minozzi 63' m
Carr 78' c
Con: Umaga (3/4) 43', 58', 80'
Ashton Gate
Attendance: 23,078
Referee: Luke Pearce
28 December 2019
14:00
Northampton Saints 33 – 26 Gloucester (2 BP)
Try: Haywood 31' c
Reinach (2) 42' c, 49' c
Con: Biggar (1/1) 32'
Francis (2/2) 42', 50'
Pen: Biggar (2/2) 24', 37'
Francis (2/2) 63', 78'
Report Try: Rees-Zammit (3) 6' c, 54' c, 74' m
C. Harris 46' c
Con: Cipriani (3/4) 7', 47', 55'
Franklin's Gardens
Attendance: 15,200
Referee: Karl Dickson
28 December 2019
15:00
Bath 16 – 14 Sale Sharks (1 BP)
Try: Joseph 45' c
Con: Priestland (1/1) 45'
Pen: Priestland (3/3) 8' 15', 70'
Report Try: A. van der Merwe 54' c
McGuigan 54' c
Con: R. du Preez (2/2) 55', 59'
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 14,509
Referee: Craig Maxwell-Keys
28 December 2019
15:00
Worcester Warriors 20 – 6 London Irish
Try: Weir 16' c
Lance 58' c
Con: Weir (1/1) 17'
Lance (1/1) 59'
Pen: Weir (2/2) 23', 27'
Report Pen: Myler (2/2) 14', 42'
Sixways
Attendance: 11,499
Referee: Ian Tempest
28 December 2019
16:30
Harlequins 30 – 30 Leicester Tigers
Try: Lasike 28' c
M. Smith 48' c
Robshaw 54' c
Con: M. Smith (3/3) 29', 49', 55'
Pen: M. Smith (3/3) 3', 35', 63'
Report Try: Eastmond 43' c
Taufua 60' c
Veainu 72' c
Con: Ford (3/3) 44', 61', 73'
Pen: Ford (3/3) 7', 24', 65'
Twickenham Stadium
Attendance: 75,500
Referee: Matthew Carley
29 December 2019
15:00
Exeter Chiefs 14 – 7 Saracens (1 BP)
Try: White 5' c
Vermeulen 51' c
Con: J. Simmonds (2/2) 6', 52'
Report Try: Penalty try 78'
Sandy Park
Attendance: 13,593
Referee: Wayne Barnes

Round 8Edit

3 January 2020
19:45
(1 BP) Sale Sharks 48 – 10 Harlequins
Try: A. van der Merwe 10' c
S. James 20' c
L. James 40+1' c
Webber 65' c
Ashton 71' c
Janse van Rensburg 80+1' c
Con: R. du Preez (4/4) 11', 22', 40+2', 66'
MacGinty (2/2) 72', 80+1'
Pen: R. du Preez (2/2) 7', 48'
Report Try: Ibitoye 5' c
Con: M. Smith (1/1) 5'
Pen: M. Smith (1/2) 35'
AJ Bell Stadium
Attendance: 8,579
Referee: Ian Tempest
4 January 2020
13:00
(1 BP) Leicester Tigers 31 – 18 Bristol Bears
Try: Genge 2' c
May (2) 18' c, 73' c
Ford 25' c
Con: Ford (4/4) 3', 19', 27', 74'
Pen: Ford (1/2) 53'
Report Try: D. Thomas 44' c
O'Conor 46' m
Con: Sheedy (1/2) 45'
Pen: Sheedy (2/2) 6', 15'
Welford Road
Attendance: 19,807
Referee: JP Doyle
4 January 2020
15:00
(1 BP) Gloucester 29 – 15 Bath
Try: Woodward 4' c
Clarke 44' m
Grobler 57' c
Ackermann 61' c
Con: Cipriani (1/2) 5'
Twelvetrees (2/2) 58', 63'
Pen: Twelvetrees (1/1) 77'
Report Pen: Priestland (5/6) 9', 18', 22', 48', 55'
Kingsholm
Attendance: 16,115
Referee: Tom Foley
4 January 2020
15:00
(1 BP) Saracens 62 – 5 Worcester Warriors
Try: Earl 5' c
Segun (2) 10' m, 40+1' c
Barritt 20' m
Mak. Vunipola 28' c
Barrington 44' c
Itoje 47' c
Taylor 58' m
Wray 67' m
Daly 80' c
Con: Farrell (6/10) 6', 30', 40+2', 46', 49', 80+1'
Report Try: Fidow 55' m
Allianz Park
Attendance: 8,500
Referee: Craig Maxwell-Keys
5 January 2020
14:30
(1 BP) London Irish 28 – 45 Exeter Chiefs (1 BP)
Try: Tuatagaloa 15' c
Tuisue 46' c
Hassell-Collins 51' c
Mafi 62' c
Con: Myler (4/4) 17', 48', 53', 64'
Report Try: S. Hill (2) 6' c, 41' c
Dennis 32' c
Cowan-Dickie 36' c
Devoto 39' c
Townsend 54' c
Con: Steenson (6/6) 7', 33', 37, 40', 42', 55'
Pen: Steenson (1/1) 66'
Madejski Stadium
Attendance: 6,412
Referee: Christophe Ridley
5 January 2020
15:00
(2 BP) Wasps 31 – 35 Northampton Saints (1 BP)
Try: M. Watson 27' c
Gopperth 54' c
Minozzi 59' c
Penalty try 69'
Con: Umaga (3/3) 29', 55', 60'
Pen: Umaga (1/1) 22'
Report Try: Reinach (2) 15' c, 50' c
Wood 34' c
T. Harrison 41' c
Naiyaravoro 76' c
Con: Biggar (5/5) 16', 34', 41', 52', 77'
Ricoh Arena
Attendance: 12,715
Referee: Matthew Carley

Round 9Edit

25 January 2020
15:00
Bath v Leicester Tigers
25 January 2020
15:00
Bristol Bears v Gloucester
25 January 2020
15:00
Exeter Chiefs v Sale Sharks
25 January 2020
15:00
Worcester Warriors v Wasps
26 January 2020
15:00
Harlequins v Saracens

Round 10Edit

14 February 2020
19:45
Gloucester v Exeter Chiefs
15 February 2020
15:00
Harlequins v London Irish
15 February 2020
15:00
Leicester Tigers v Wasps
15 February 2020
15:00
Worcester Warriors v Bath
16 February 2020
15:00
Saracens v Sale Sharks

Round 11Edit

21 February 2020
19:45
Wasps v Saracens
21 February 2020
20:00
Sale Sharks v Leicester Tigers
22 February 2020
15:00
Bath v Harlequins
22 February 2020
15:00
London Irish v Gloucester
22 February 2020
13:00
Bristol Bears v Worcester Warriors
22 February 2020
15:00
Exeter Chiefs v Northampton Saints

Round 12Edit

28 February 2020
19:45
Gloucester v Sale Sharks
29 February 2020
15:00
Bath v Bristol Bears
29 February 2020
15:00
Harlequins v Exeter Chiefs
1 March 2020
14:30
London Irish v Wasps

Round 13Edit

7 March 2020
15:00
Bristol Bears v Harlequins
7 March 2020
15:00
Exeter Chiefs v Bath
7 March 2020
15:00
Saracens v Leicester Tigers
7 March 2020
15:00
Wasps v Gloucester

Leading scorersEdit

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 attendancesEdit

By clubEdit

  • Attendances do not include the final at Twickenham.
Club Home
Games
Total Average Highest Lowest % Capacity
Bath 4 57,374 14,344 14,509 14,066 99%
Bristol Bears 4 79,149 19,787 26,399 14,639 73%
Exeter Chiefs 4 49,824 12,456 13,593 11,015 94%
Gloucester 4 56,200 14,050 16,115 12,844 87%
Harlequins 4 115,495 28,874 75,500 13,006 91%
Leicester Tigers 4 77,118 19,280 21,219 17,559 75%
London Irish 4 24,617 6,154 9,259 3,622 25%
Northampton Saints 4 54,603 13,651 15,200 11,412 90%
Sale Sharks 4 28,802 7,201 8,579 5,951 60%
Saracens 4 29,750 7,438 8,500 6,293 88%
Wasps 4 60,280 15,070 24,842 10,322 46%
Worcester Warriors 4 36,246 9,062 11,499 7,740 79%

Highest attendancesEdit

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
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
27 October 2019 Leicester Tigers (h) v Saracens Welford Road 18,533
2 November 2019 Leicester Tigers (h) v Gloucester Welford Road 17,559
4 January 2020 Gloucester (h) v Bath Welford Road 16,115
30 November 2019 Northampton Saints (h) v Leicester Tigers Franklin's Gardens 15,200
28 December 2019 Northampton Saints (h) v Gloucester Franklin's Gardens 15,200

Play-offsEdit

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.

NotesEdit

  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.[5]
  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.

ReferencesEdit

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  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. ^ "Premiership champions confirm stadium expansion". Ruck. Retrieved 1 December 2019.
  6. ^ https://www.leicestertigers.com/team/management
  7. ^ "Premiership Rugby 7s Returns to Franklin's Gardens". Premiership Rugby. 2 May 2018. Retrieved 27 May 2018.
  8. ^ https://www.premiershiprugby.com/premiership-rugby-7s/#fixtures_&_results
  9. ^ "Saracens appeal against 35-point deduction and £5.36m fine for breaching salary cap rules". 5 November 2019.
  10. ^ "Saracens set to drop appeal against fine and points penalty for salary cap breach". 17 November 2019.
  11. ^ "Saracens relegated from Premiership at end of 2019-20 season for salary cap breaches". 18 January 2020.
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