Name
Rugby Union Premiership

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Established
1987 (32 years old)

First Recorded Event
2010-09-03

Sport
Rugby

Location
England

Gender
Male

Alternate Names
Premiership Rugby

Last Edit
Ovokx: 01 Sep 2018
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Upcoming Events
23 Mar 19 Exeter Chiefs  -  Bath Rugby
23 Mar 19 Gloucester  -  Wasps
23 Mar 19 Newcastle Falcons  -  Sale Sharks
23 Mar 19 Saracens  -  Harlequins
23 Mar 19 Bath Rugby  -  Bristol Rugby
06 Apr 19 Leicester Tigers  -  Exeter Chiefs
06 Apr 19 Northampton Saint  -  Gloucester
06 Apr 19 Sale Sharks  -  Harlequins
06 Apr 19 Saracens  -  Newcastle Falcons
06 Apr 19 Wasps  -  Worcester Warrior

Latest Results
22 Mar 19 Leicester Tigers  -  Northampton Saint
10 Mar 19 Harlequins  -  Gloucester
09 Mar 19 Northampton Saint  -  Bristol Rugby
09 Mar 19 Wasps  -  Newcastle Falcons
09 Mar 19 Worcester Warrior  -  Exeter Chiefs
09 Mar 19 Bristol Rugby  -  Worcester Warrior
08 Mar 19 Bath Rugby  -  Saracens
08 Mar 19 Sale Sharks  -  Leicester Tigers
03 Mar 19 Newcastle Falcons  -  Worcester Warrior
02 Mar 19 Bristol Rugby  -  Gloucester

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The English Premiership, currently known as Aviva Premiership Rugby or more commonly the Aviva Premiership because of the league's sponsorship by Aviva, is a professional league competition for rugby union football clubs in the top division of the English rugby union system. There are twelve clubs in the Premiership. The competition has been played since 1987, and has evolved into the current Premiership system employing relegation to and promotion from the RFU Championship, known as National Division One before the 2009–10 season.

The governing body of rugby union in England, the Rugby Football Union (RFU), long resisted leagues as it was believed that the introduction of leagues would increase 'dirty' play and put pressure on clubs to pay their players (thereby contravening the amateur ethos). Instead, clubs arranged their own friendlies and had traditional games. The only organised tournaments were the County Cups and County Championship — the former played by clubs and the latter by County representative teams. The Daily Telegraph and a few local newspapers — such as the Yorkshire Post — compiled 'pennants' based on teams' performances, but as the strength of fixture lists varied, it was at best an estimate of a team's performance throughout a season.

The league turned professional for the 1996/97 season when the first winners were London Wasps, joining Bath and Leicester as the only champions in the league's first decade. Clubs like Saracens, Newcastle and Northampton were able to attract wealthy benefactors, but the professional era also had its casualties, as clubs like West Hartlepool, Richmond and London Scottish were forced into administration when their backers pulled out.

Schedule
1011 Season 1112 Season 1213 Season 1415 Season 1516 Season 1617 Season 1718 Season 1819 Season

Teams

Bath Rugby
-6

Bristol Rug
-9

Exeter Chie
-10

Gloucester
-10

Harlequins
-11

Leeds Carne
-11

Leicester T

London Iris
-11

London Wels
-11

Newcastle F
-11

Northampton
-11

Sale Sharks
-11

Saracens
-10

Wasps
-11

Worcester W
-11

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(- 4) Missing 4 Players: Data and Artwork
() Team Complete

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