2011–12 English Premiership (rugby union)

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2011–12 Aviva Premiership
2011–12 English Premiership winners.jpg
Countries  England
Champions Harlequins
(1st title)
Runners-up Leicester Tigers
Matches played 135
Attendance 1,755,073 (average 13,001 per match)
Top point scorer Tom Homer (London Irish)
(278 points)
Top try scorer Rob Miller (Sale Sharks)
(10 tries)

The 2011–12 Aviva Premiership was the 25th season of the top flight of the English domestic rugby union competitions and the second to be sponsored by Aviva. It began on 3 September with five matches, including the annual London Double Header at Twickenham, and ended with the final on 26 May, also at Twickenham.

The champions were Harlequins, who claimed their first-ever top-flight title after defeating Leicester Tigers in the final; Quins also finished atop the table in the home-and-away season.[1][2][3] The season's defending champions, Saracens, lost in the semi-finals to Leicester. Worcester Warriors were the newcomers for this season, after having earned promotion by winning the 2010–11 RFU Championship play-offs against Cornish Pirates; they successfully avoided relegation. Newcastle Falcons finished on the bottom of the 2011–12 table and were relegated to the RFU Championship. The Falcons relegation was confirmed when London Welsh, who won the Championship, successfully appealed the decision of the Rugby Football Union that they did not meet the standards for promotion.

The 2011–12 season was the first for a major change in the Premiership's salary cap, which at the time stood at £4 million per team. In what is now a permanent feature of the cap system, academy credits were introduced. Each team receives a £30,000 credit for every home-grown player in their senior squad, with a maximum of eight such credits. In addition, a standard provision of the cap system that applies only in seasons that run up against the Rugby World Cup provided each team with a credit of £30,000 for each senior squad player that participated in the World Cup.[4]

Teams[edit]

Club Coach Captain Kit Supplier Stadium Capacity City/Area
Bath Scotland Ian McGeechan England Stuart Hooper Puma The Recreation Ground 12,300 Bath, Somerset
Exeter Chiefs England Rob Baxter Ireland Tommy Hayes Samurai Sportswear Sandy Park 10,744 Exeter, Devon
Gloucester Vacant England Luke Narraway KooGa Kingsholm Stadium 16,500 Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Harlequins Ireland Conor O'Shea England Chris Robshaw O'Neills Twickenham Stoop[n 1] 14,600 Twickenham, London
Leicester Tigers England Richard Cockerill Ireland Geordan Murphy Canterbury of New Zealand Welford Road 24,000 Leicester, Leicestershire
London Irish England Toby Booth New Zealand Clarke Dermody ISC Madejski Stadium[n 2] 24,250 Reading, Berkshire
London Wasps Wales Dai Young South Africa Marco Wentzel Canterbury of New Zealand Adams Park 10,516 High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Newcastle Falcons New Zealand Peter Russell England James Hudson Orion Teamwear Kingston Park 10,200 Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northampton Saints England Jim Mallinder England Dylan Hartley BURRDA Franklin's Gardens 13,600 Northampton, Northamptonshire
Sale Sharks Scotland Bryan Redpath New Zealand Sam Tuitupou Cotton Traders Edgeley Park 10,852 Stockport, Greater Manchester
Saracens Ireland Mark McCall England Steve Borthwick Nike Vicarage Road[n 3] 19,920 Watford, Hertfordshire
Worcester Warriors England Richard Hill England Shaun Perry Cotton Traders Sixways Stadium 12,068 Worcester, Worcestershire
Notes
  1. ^ *Harlequins would also play 1 home game at Twickenham, London on 27 December 2011
  2. ^ *London Irish would also play 1 home game at Twickenham, London on 3 September 2011
  3. ^ *Saracens would also play 1 home game at Twickenham, London on 3 September 2011 as well as 1 home game at Wembley Stadium, London on 31 March 2012

Table[edit]

English Premiership Table watch · edit · discuss
Club Played Won Drawn Lost Points For Points Against Points Difference Tries For Tries Against Try Bonus Losing Bonus Points
1 Harlequins (C) 22 17 1 4 526 389 +137 53 33 4 1 75
2 Leicester Tigers (F) 22 15 1 6 647 475 +172 69 45 9 3 74
3 Saracens (SF) 22 16 1 5 489 350 +139 35 30 3 4 73
4 Northampton Saints (SF) 22 14 0 8 539 374 +165 51 31 5 4 65
5 Exeter Chiefs 22 12 0 10 436 421 +15 39 38 3 8 59
6 Sale Sharks 22 10 0 12 453 538 -85 42 46 2 7 49
7 London Irish 22 8 1 13 514 516 -2 46 43 3 9 46
8 Bath Rugby 22 9 0 13 365 412 -47 32 28 2 6 44
9 Gloucester Rugby 22 8 1 13 456 507 -51 42 47 1 9 44
10 Worcester Warriors 22 7 1 14 322 448 -126 23 46 0 6 36
11 London Wasps 22 6 0 16 363 502 -139 30 45 1 8 33
12 Newcastle Falcons 22 6 2 14 351 529 -178 26 56 0 4 32

If teams are level at any stage, tiebreakers are applied in the following order:

  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
Green background (rows 1 to 4) are play-off places, and receive berths in the 2012–13 Heineken Cup. Blue background (rows 5 and 6) are clubs that do not make the play-offs, but will receive Heineken Cup berths. Red background (row 12) to be relegated if the champion of the RFU Championship meets the requirements for promotion. Updated 22 April 2012 — Current English Leagues

source:Premiership Rugby

Notes:

Pre-Season[edit]

The 2011 edition of the Premiership Rugby Sevens Series began on 15 July 2011 at The Recreation Ground, continued on 22 July at Franklin's Gardens and 29 July at Edgeley Park. This was the first opportunity of the season for any of the teams competing in the Premiership to win a trophy. The finals were held on 5 August 2011 at The Stoop and the Series was won by Newcastle Falcons.[5]

Regular Season[edit]

Round 1[edit]

3 September 2011
14:00
London Irish 24-29 Harlequins
Report
Twickenham
Attendance: 55,437
Referee: Greg Garner
3 September 2011
15:00
Leicester Tigers 28-30 Exeter Chiefs
Report
Welford Road
Attendance: 18,251
Referee: Tim Wigglesworth
3 September 2011
15:00
Worcester Warriors 17-12 Sale Sharks
Report
Sixways
Attendance: 8,602
3 September 2011
16:30
Saracens 15-20 London Wasps
Report
Twickenham
Attendance: 55,437
3 September 2011
18:30
Newcastle Falcons 9-22 Bath Rugby
Report
Kingston Park
Attendance: 3,250
Referee: Martin Fox
4 September 2011
15:30
Northampton Saints 26-24 Gloucester Rugby
Report
Franklin's Gardens
Attendance: 13,124
Referee: Andrew Small

Round 2[edit]

9 September 2011
19:45
Harlequins 26-13 Northampton Saints
Report
Twickenham Stoop
Attendance: 10,990
Referee: Greg Garner
9 September 2011
19:45
Sale Sharks 30-29 London Irish
Report
Edgeley Park
Attendance: 6,547
Referee: Sean Davey
10 September 2011
15:00
Exeter Chiefs 32-15 Newcastle Falcons
Report
Sandy Park
Attendance: 5,405
Referee: Chris White
10 September 2011
15:00
Gloucester Rugby 29-8 Worcester Warriors
Report
Kingsholm
Attendance: 12,604
10 September 2011
15:15
Bath Rugby 26-28 Saracens
Report
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 10,085
Referee: Greg Garner
11 September 2011
14:15
London Wasps 26-28 Leicester Tigers
Report
Adams Park
Attendance: 5,078
Referee: Andrew Small

Round 3[edit]

17 September 2011
15:00
Harlequins 42-6 Gloucester Rugby
Report
Twickenham Stoop
Attendance: 10,526
Referee: Tim Wigglesworth
17 September 2011
15:00
London Wasps 18-29 Sale Sharks
Report
Adams Park
Attendance: 5,078
Referee: Greg Garner
17 September 2011
15:00
Northampton Saints 13-14 London Irish
Report
Frankin's Gardens
Attendance: 12,557
Referee: Martin Fox
17 September 2011
15:05
Newcastle Falcons 26-27 Leicester Tigers
Report
Kingston Park
Attendance: 4,214
17 September 2011
17:30
Bath Rugby 23-19 Exeter Chiefs
Report
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 10,827
18 September 2011
14:15
Saracens 18-6 Worcester Warriors
Report
Vicarage Road
Attendance: 5,937
Referee: Llyr ApGeraint-Roberts

Round 4[edit]

23 September 2011
19:45
Sale Sharks 29-21 Northampton Saints
Report
Edgeley Park
Attendance: 6,250
Referee: Tim Wigglesworth
24 September 2011
14:30
Leicester Tigers 25-50 Saracens
Report
Welford Road
Attendance: 17,557
Referee: Greg Garner
24 September 2011
15:00
Gloucester Rugby 23-6 Bath Rugby
Report
Kingsholm
Attendance: 14,736
24 September 2011
15:00
London Irish 46-29 Newcastle Falcons
Report
Madejski Stadium
Attendance: 6,333
24 September 2011
15:00
Worcester Warriors 15-17 Harlequins
Report
Sixways
Attendance: 7,965
Referee: Chris White
25 September 2011
15:00
Exeter Chiefs 21-11 London Wasps
Report
Sandy Park
Attendance: 6,795
Referee: Martin Fox

Round 5[edit]

30 September 2011
19:45
Worcester Warriors 12-3 Northampton Saints
Report
Sixways
Attendance: 9,248
1 October 2011
13:00
Gloucester Rugby 33-30 London Irish
Report
Kingsholm
Attendance: 10,864
Referee: Greg Garner
1 October 2011
15:00
Exeter Chiefs 13-17 Saracens
Report
Sandy Park
Attendance: 6,795
1 October 2011
15:00
Harlequins 48-41 Sale Sharks
Report
Twickenham Stoop
Attendance: 10,802
Referee: Martin Fox
1 October 2011
15:15
Bath Rugby 26-25 Leicester Tigers
Report
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 11,768
Referee: Tim Wigglesworth
2 October 2011
15:30
Newcastle Falcons 15-10 London Wasps
Report
Kingston Park
Attendance: 4,052
Referee: Sean Davey

Round 6[edit]

8 October 2011
14:30
Northampton Saints 33-3 Exeter Chiefs
Report
Franklin's Gardens
Attendance: 12,542
Referee: Greg Garner
8 October 2011
15:00
Sale Sharks 13-11 Gloucester Rugby
Report
Edgeley Park
Attendance: 8,088
Referee: Sean Davey
8 October 2011
16:45
Leicester Tigers 18-27 Harlequins
Report
Welford Road
Attendance: 17,227
9 October 2011
14:00
London Irish 42-24 Worcester Warriors
Report
Madejski Stadium
Attendance: 6,385
9 October 2011
15:00
London Wasps 27-24 Bath Rugby
Report
Adams Park
Attendance: 6,835
Referee: Andrew Small
9 October 2011
15:00
Saracens 27-24 Newcastle Falcons
Report
Vicarage Road
Attendance: 5,882

Round 7[edit]

28 October 2011
19:45
Sale Sharks 13-34 Leicester Tigers
Report
Edgeley Park
Attendance: 8,673
Referee: Andrew Small
28 October 2011
19:45
Worcester Warriors 12-14 London Wasps
Report
Sixways
Attendance: 9,304
Referee: Greg Garner
29 October 2011
14:30
London Irish 12-13 Bath Rugby
Report
Madejski Stadium
Attendance: 9,252
29 October 2011
15:00
Harlequins 19-13 Exeter Chiefs
Report
Twickenham Stoop
Attendance: 12,395
Referee: Sean Davey
29 October 2011
15:00
Northampton Saints 44-15 Newcastle Falcons
Report
Franklin's Gardens
Attendance: 13,326
29 October 2011
17:45
Gloucester Rugby 17-19 Saracens
Report
Kingsholm
Attendance: 11,949
Referee: Tim Wigglesworth

Round 8[edit]

4 November 2011
19:45
Newcastle Falcons 16-16 Worcester Warriors
Report
Kingston Park
Attendance: 7,013
Referee: Wayne Barnes
5 November 2011
14:15
Bath Rugby 13-26 Harlequins
Report
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 12,200
Referee: Dean Richards
5 November 2011
15:00
Exeter Chiefs 19-24 Gloucester Rugby
Report
Sandy Park
Attendance: 9,607
Referee: Andrew Small
5 November 2011
15:05
Leicester Tigers 24-24 London Irish
Report
Welford Road
Attendance: 20,479
Referee: Dave Pearson
6 November 2011
14:15
London Wasps 13-24 Northampton Saints
Report
Adams Park
Attendance: 8,222
Referee: Tim Wigglesworth
6 November 2011
15:00
Saracens 23-10 Sale Sharks
Report
Vicarage Road
Attendance: 6,012
Referee: Martin Fox

Round 9[edit]

25 November 2011
19:45
Sale Sharks 23-30 Exeter Chiefs
Report
Edgeley Park
Attendance: 6,877
Referee: Tim Wigglesworth
25 November 2011
19:45
Worcester Warriors 16-7 Bath Rugby
Report
Sixways
Attendance: 10,694
Referee: Martin Fox
26 November 2011
14:15
Gloucester Rugby 14-19 Leicester Tigers
Report
Kingsholm
Attendance: 14,437
26 November 2011
15:00
London Irish 21-17 London Wasps
Report
Madejski Stadium
Attendance: 8,612
Referee: Sean Davey
26 November 2011
17:00
Northampton Saints 30-8 Saracens
Report
Franklin's Gardens
Attendance: 13,402
Referee: Dave Pearson
27 November 2011
15:00
Harlequins 39-8 Newcastle Falcons
Report
Twickenham Stoop
Attendance: 12,521

Round 10[edit]

2 December 2011
20:00
Newcastle Falcons 26-25 Gloucester Rugby
Report
Kingston Park
Attendance: 4,111
Referee: Greg Garner
3 December 2011
14:15
Bath Rugby 13-16 Sale Sharks
Report
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 12,040
3 December 2011
14:15
Leicester Tigers 30-25 Northampton Saints
Report
Welford Road
Attendance: 24,000
Referee: Wayne Barnes
3 December 2011
15:00
Exeter Chiefs 15-9 Worcester Warriors
Report
Sandy Park
Attendance: 7,337
4 December 2011
14:00
Saracens 15-11 London Irish
Report
Vicarage Road
Attendance: 6,240
Referee: Andrew Small
4 December 2011
16:00
London Wasps 16-22 Harlequins
Report
Adams Park
Attendance: 6,792
Referee: Dean Richards

Round 11[edit]

24 December 2011
15:15
Northampton Saints 22-13 Bath Rugby
Report
Frankin's Gardens
Attendance: 13,475
26 December 2011
14:30
Sale Sharks 27-19 Newcastle Falcons
Report
Edgeley Park
Attendance: 9,045
Referee: Dave Pearson
26 December 2011
15:00
Gloucester Rugby 39-10 London Wasps
Report
Kingsholm
Attendance: 16,121
Referee: Greg Garner
27 December 2011
13:30
London Irish 29-22 Exeter Chiefs
Report
Madejski Stadium
Attendance: 13,474
Referee: Dean Richards
27 December 2011
14:00
Worcester Warriors 13-32 Leicester Tigers
Report
Sixways
Attendance: 12,024
27 December 2011
16:30
Harlequins 11-19 Saracens
Report
Twickenham
Attendance: 82,000
Referee: Wayne Barnes

Round 12[edit]

31 December 2011
14:00
Newcastle Falcons 14-32 Northampton Saints
Report
Kingston Park
Attendance: 6,017
Referee: Tim Wigglesworth
31 December 2011
15:45
Exeter Chiefs 9-11 Harlequins
Report
Sandy Park
Attendance: 10,602
1 January 2012
13:30
Bath Rugby 30-3 London Irish
Report
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 12,200
Referee: Martin Fox
1 January 2012
15:00
London Wasps 0-6 Worcester Warriors
Report
Adams Park
Attendance: 6,932
Referee: Wayne Barnes
1 January 2012
15:00
Saracens 15-15 Gloucester Rugby
Report
Vicarage Road
Attendance: 7,555
Referee: Sean Davey
1 January 2012
15:30
Leicester Tigers 28-23 Sale Sharks
Report
Welford Road
Attendance: 23,132
Referee: Andrew Small

Round 13[edit]

6 January 2012
19:45
Northampton Saints 24-3 Harlequins
Report
Franklin's Gardens
Attendance: 13,459
Referee: Dave Pearson
7 January 2012
14:45
Worcester Warriors 21-15 Gloucester Rugby
Report
Sixways
Attendance: 12,024
Referee: Martin Fox
7 January 2012
15:00
Newcastle Falcons 10-16 Exeter Chiefs
Report
Kingston Park
Attendance: 3,445
Referee: Andrew Small
7 January 2012
17:00
Leicester Tigers 19-11 London Wasps
Report
Welford Road
Attendance: 21,310
Referee: Tim Wigglesworth
8 January 2012
15:00
London Irish 21-19 Sale Sharks
Report
Madejski Stadium
Attendance: 8,088
Referee: Wayne Barnes
8 January 2012
15:00
Saracens 26-19 Bath Rugby
Report
Vicarage Road
Attendance: 5,799

Round 14[edit]

10 February 2012
20:00
Sale Sharks 15-12 Worcester Warriors
Report
Edgeley Park
Attendance: 5,926
Referee: Llyr ApGeraint-Roberts
11 February 2012
14:00
Harlequins 30-23 London Irish
Report
Twickenham Stoop
Attendance: 13,418
Referee: Tim Wigglesworth
11 February 2012
14:15
Bath Rugby 30-24 Newcastle Falcons
Report
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 11,944
Referee: Dean Richards
11 February 2012
14:15
Gloucester Rugby 27-24 Northampton Saints
Report
Kingsholm
Attendance: 12,758
11 February 2012
18:00
Exeter Chiefs 19-11 Leicester Tigers
Report
Sandy Park
Attendance: 9,025
Referee: Sean Davey
12 February 2012
13:15
London Wasps 17-22 Saracens
Report
Adams Park
Attendance: 5,574
Referee: Greg Garner

Round 15[edit]

18 February 2012
14:30
Bath Rugby 11-14 Gloucester Rugby
Report
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 12,200
Referee: Wayne Barnes
18 February 2012
15:00
London Wasps 12-15 Exeter Chiefs
Report
Adams Park
Attendance: 5,183
Referee: Dave Pearson
18 February 2012
15:00
Newcastle Falcons 19-10 London Irish
Report
Kingston Park
Attendance: 5,813
18 February 2012
15:00
Northampton Saints 24-17 Sale Sharks
Report
Franklin's Gardens
Attendance: 13,344
Referee: Greg Garner
18 February 2012
17:30
Harlequins 16-14 Worcester Warriors
Report
Twickenham Stoop
Attendance: 12,416
19 February 2012
14:30
Saracens 19-20 Leicester Tigers
Report
Vicarage Road
Attendance: 7,265
Referee: Andrew Small

Round 16[edit]

24 February 2012
19:45
Sale Sharks 46-34 London Wasps
Report
Edgeley Park
Attendance: 7,829
Referee: Sean Davey
24 February 2012
19:45
Worcester Warriors 16-11 Saracens
Report
Sixways
Attendance: 10,101
25 February 2012
15:00
Leicester Tigers 42-15 Newcastle Falcons
Report
Welford Road
Attendance: 18,759
Referee: Greg Garner
25 February 2012
18:00
Exeter Chiefs 9-12 Bath Rugby
Report
Sandy Park
Attendance: 9,151
25 February 2012
18:00
Gloucester Rugby 29-23 Harlequins
Report
Kingsholm
Attendance: 13,559
Referee: Dave Pearson
26 February 2012
13:15
London Irish 23-30 Northampton Saints
Report
Madejski Stadium
Attendance: 10,172
Referee: Andrew Small

Round 17[edit]

2 March 2012
19:45
Newcastle Falcons 9-9 Harlequins
Report
Kingston Park
Attendance: 10,172
Referee: Andrew Small
3 March 2012
14:15
Bath Rugby 36-17 Worcester Warriors
Report
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 12,200
Referee: Greg Garner
3 March 2012
15:00
Exeter Chiefs 37-12 Sale Sharks
Report
Sandy Park
Attendance: 7,108
Referee: Dean Richards
3 March 2012
15:00
London Wasps 18-13 London Irish
Report
Adams Park
Attendance: 7,136
Referee: Martin Fox
4 March 2012
13:00
Leicester Tigers 36-3 Gloucester Rugby
Report
Welford Road
Attendance: 21,699
Referee: Tim Wigglesworth
4 March 2012
17:00
Saracens 18-12 Northampton Saints
Report
Vicarage Road
Attendance: 6,044

Round 18[edit]

23 March 2012
19:45
Sale Sharks 9-45 Saracens
Report
Edgeley Park
Attendance: 9,476
Referee: Andrew Small
23 March 2012
19:45
Worcester Warriors 19-9 Newcastle Falcons
Report
Sixways
Attendance: 11,192
24 March 2012
14:15
Harlequins 14-6 Bath Rugby
Report
Twickenham Stoop
Attendance: 14,282
Referee: Wayne Barnes
24 March 2012
15:00
Gloucester Rugby 27-28 Exeter Chiefs
Report
Kingsholm
Attendance: 15,063
Referee: Greg Garner
24 March 2012
17:45
Northampton Saints 32-15 London Wasps
Report
Franklin's Gardens
Attendance: 13,469
Referee: Tim Wigglesworth
25 March 2012
15:00
London Irish 32-41 Leicester Tigers
Report
Madejski Stadium
Attendance: 20,905
Referee: Dean Richards

Round 19[edit]

30 March 2012
19:45
Leicester Tigers 43-13 Worcester Warriors
Report
Welford Road
Attendance: 21,344
Referee: Wayne Barnes
30 March 2012
19:45
Newcastle Falcons 22-19 Sale Sharks
Report
Kingston Park
Attendance: 5,200
31 March 2012
15:00
Exeter Chiefs 18-11 London Irish
Report
Sandy Park
Attendance: 8,977
Referee: Dave Pearson
31 March 2012
15:00
Saracens 19-24 Harlequins
Report
Wembley Stadium
Attendance: 83,761
Referee: Greg Garner
31 March 2012
17:30
Bath Rugby 6-26 Northampton Saints
Report
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 12,200
Referee: Martin Fox
1 April 2012
15:00
London Wasps 26-24 Gloucester Rugby
Report
Adams Park
Attendance: 6,849

Round 20[edit]

13 April 2012
19:45
Sale Sharks 16-9 Bath Rugby
Report
Edgeley Park
Attendance: 8,043
Referee: Greg Garner
14 April 2012
14:15
Northampton Saints 21-35 Leicester Tigers
Report
Franklin's Gardens
Attendance: 13,475
Referee: Dave Pearson
14 April 2012
15:00
Gloucester Rugby 20-29 Newcastle Falcons
Report
Kingsholm
Attendance: 12,950
Referee: Tim Wigglesworth
14 April 2012
15:00
London Irish 19-28 Saracens
Report
Madejski Stadium
Attendance: 9,473
Referee: Martin Fox
14 April 2012
15:00
Worcester Warriors 26-31 Exeter Chiefs
Report
Sixways
Attendance: 10,477
Referee: Dean Richards
14 April 2012
16:30
Harlequins 33-17 London Wasps
Report
Twickenham Stoop
Attendance: 14,282

Round 21[edit]

20 April 2012
19:45
Newcastle Falcons 3-9 Saracens
Report
Kingston Park
Attendance: 8,013
21 April 2012
14:15
Bath Rugby 17-12 London Wasps
Report
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 12,200
Referee: Dave Pearson
21 April 2012
15:00
Gloucester Rugby 19-24 Sale Sharks
Report
Kingsholm
Attendance: 14,491
21 April 2012
15:00
Worcester Warriors 16-25 London Irish
Report
Sixways
Attendance: 10,619
Referee: Tim Wigglesworth
21 April 2012
15:15
Harlequins 33-43 Leicester Tigers
Report
Twickenham Stoop
Attendance: 14,282
Referee: Wayne Barnes
22 April 2012
14:00
Exeter Chiefs 15-18 Northampton Saints
Report
Sandy Park
Attendance: 10,744
Referee: Andrew Small

Round 22[edit]

5 May 2012
14:00
Leicester Tigers 28-3 Bath Rugby
Report
Welford Road
Attendance: 24,000
Referee: Dean Richards
5 May 2012
14:00
London Irish 52-18 Gloucester Rugby
Report
Madejski Stadium
Attendance: 9,610
Referee: Dave Pearson
5 May 2012
14:00
London Wasps 10-14 Newcastle Falcons
Report
Adams Park
Attendance: 10,516
Referee: Wayne Barnes
5 May 2012
14:00
Northampton Saints 42-14 Worcester Warriors
Report
Franklin's Gardens
Attendance: 13,475
Referee: Greg Garner
5 May 2012
14:00
Sale Sharks 10-24 Harlequins
Report
Edgeley Park
Attendance: 10,149
Referee: Martin Fox
5 May 2012
14:00
Saracens 40-22 Exeter Chiefs
Report
Vicarage Road
Attendance: 6,346
Referee: Tim Wigglesworth

Play-offs[edit]

Semi-finals[edit]

12 May 2012
14:45
Harlequins England 25 – 23 England Northampton Saints
Twickenham Stoop, London
Attendance: 12,192
Referee: Andrew Small (England)
FB 15 England Mike Brown
RW 14 England Tom Williams
OC 13 England George Lowe
IC 12 England Jordan Turner-Hall
LW 11 England Sam Smith
FH 10 New Zealand Nick Evans
SH 9 England Karl Dickson
N8 8 England Nick Easter
OF 7 England Chris Robshaw (c)
BF 6 Samoa Maurie Fa'asavalu
RL 5 England George Robson
LL 4 England Ollie Kohn
TP 3 Samoa James Johnston
HK 2 England Joe Gray
LP 1 England Joe Marler
Replacements:
HK 16 England Rob Buchanan
PR 17 England Mark Lambert
PR 18 England Will Collier
LK 19 Argentina Tomas Vallejos
N8 20 England Tom Guest
SH 21 England Richard Bolt
FH 22 England Rory Clegg
CE 23 England Matt Hopper
Coach: Ireland Conor O'Shea
FB 15 England Ben Foden
RW 14 England Chris Ashton
OC 13 Samoa George Pisi
IC 12 Ireland James Downey
LW 11 England Paul Diggin
FH 10 England Ryan Lamb
SH 9 England Lee Dickson (c)
N8 8 Ireland Roger Wilson
OF 7 England Phil Dowson
BF 6 England James Craig
RL 5 England Christian Day
LL 4 New Zealand Mark Sorenson
TP 3 South Africa Brian Mujati
HK 2 England Andy Long
LP 1 Tonga Soane Tonga'uiha
Replacements:
HK 16 England Ross McMillan
PR 17 England Alex Waller
PR 18 England Paul Doran-Jones
FL 19 England Ben Nutley
FL 20 England Teimana Harrison
SH 21 Wales Martin Roberts
FH 22 England Stephen Myler
CE 23 England Tom May
Coach: England Jim Mallinder

12 May 2012
17:30
Leicester Tigers England 24 – 15 England Saracens
Welford Road, Leicester
Attendance: 20,173
Referee: Dave Pearson (England)
FB 15 Ireland Geordan Murphy (c)
RW 14 Argentina Horacio Agulla
OC 13 England Manu Tuilagi
IC 12 England Anthony Allen
LW 11 Samoa Alesana Tuilagi
FH 10 England Toby Flood
SH 9 England Ben Youngs
N8 8 England Thomas Waldrom
OF 7 Australia Julian Salvi
BF 6 Tonga Steve Mafi
RL 5 England Geoff Parling
LL 4 England George Skivington
TP 3 England Dan Cole
HK 2 England George Chuter
LP 1 Argentina Marcos Ayerza
Replacements:
HK 16 England Tom Youngs
PR 17 Samoa Logovi'i Mulipola
PR 18 Italy Martin Castrogiovanni
LK 19 England Graham Kitchener
FL 20 New Zealand Craig Newby
SH 21 England Sam Harrison
FH 22 England Billy Twelvetrees
WG 23 New Zealand Scott Hamilton
Coach: England Richard Cockerill
FB 15 England Alex Goode
RW 14 England David Strettle
OC 13 England Owen Farrell
IC 12 England Brad Barritt
LW 11 United States Chris Wyles
FH 10 England Charlie Hodgson
SH 9 South Africa Neil de Kock
N8 8 South Africa Ernst Joubert
OF 7 England Will Fraser
BF 6 England Jackson Wray
RL 5 England Mouritz Botha
LL 4 England Steve Borthwick (c)
TP 3 England Matt Stevens
HK 2 South Africa Schalk Brits
LP 1 Wales Rhys Gill
Replacements:
HK 16 England Jamie George
PR 17 South Africa John Smit
PR 18 Italy Carlos Nieto
LK 19 England Hugh Vyvyan
LK 20 England George Kruis
SH 21 England Richard Wigglesworth
CE 22 England Adam Powell
WG 23 England James Short
Coach: Ireland Mark McCall

Final[edit]

26 May 2012
15:00
Harlequins 30 – 23 Leicester Tigers
Try: Williams 9', Robshaw 56'
Con: Evans (1/2)
Pen: Evans (6/7) 1', 22', 38', 44', 67', 55'
Report Try: Mafi 30' c, Allen 66' c
Con: Ford (2/2)
Pen: Ford (3/3) 14', 27', 69'
Twickenham, London
Attendance: 81,779
Referee: Wayne Barnes
FB 15 England Mike Brown
RW 14 England Tom Williams
OC 13 England George Lowe
IC 12 England Jordan Turner-Hall
LW 11 England Ugo Monye
FH 10 New Zealand Nick Evans
SH 9 England Danny Care
N8 8 England Nick Easter
OF 7 England Chris Robshaw (c)
BF 6 Samoa Maurie Fa'asavalu
RL 5 England George Robson
LL 4 England Ollie Kohn
TP 3 Samoa James Johnston
HK 2 England Joe Gray
LP 1 England Joe Marler
Replacements:
HK 16 England Rob Buchanan
PR 17 England Mark Lambert
PR 18 England Will Collier
LK 19 Argentina Tomas Vallejos
N8 20 England Tom Guest
SH 21 England Karl Dickson
FH 22 England Rory Clegg
CE 23 England Matt Hopper
Coach: Ireland Conor O'Shea
FB 15 Ireland Geordan Murphy (c)
RW 14 Argentina Horacio Agulla
OC 13 England Manu Tuilagi
IC 12 England Anthony Allen
LW 11 Samoa Alesana Tuilagi
FH 10 England George Ford
SH 9 England Ben Youngs
N8 8 England Thomas Waldrom
OF 7 Australia Julian Salvi
BF 6 Tonga Steve Mafi
RL 5 England Geoff Parling
LL 4 England George Skivington
TP 3 England Dan Cole
HK 2 England George Chuter
LP 1 Argentina Marcos Ayerza
Replacements:
HK 16 England Tom Youngs
PR 17 Samoa Logovi'i Mulipola
PR 18 Italy Martin Castrogiovanni
LK 19 England Graham Kitchener
FL 20 New Zealand Craig Newby
SH 21 England Sam Harrison
FH 22 England Billy Twelvetrees
WG 23 New Zealand Scott Hamilton
Coach: England Richard Cockerill

Total Season Attendances[edit]

Club Home
Games
Total Average Highest Lowest % Capacity
Bath 11 129,864 11,806 12,200 10,085 96%
Exeter Chiefs 11 91,546 8,322 10,744 5,405 77%
Gloucester 11 149,532 13,594 16,121 10,864 82%
Harlequins 12 220,106 18,342 82,000 10,526 87%
Leicester Tigers 12 247,931 20,661 24,000 17,227 86%
London Irish 11 157,741 14,340 55,437 6,333 44%
London Wasps 11 74,195 6,745 10,516 5,078 64%
Newcastle Falcons 11 61,300 5,573 10,172 3,250 55%
Northampton Saints 11 145,648 13,241 13,475 12,542 97%
Sale Sharks 11 86,903 7,900 10,149 5,926 73%
Saracens 11 196,278 17,843 83,761 5,799 41%
Worcester Warriors 11 112,250 10,205 12,024 7,965 85%

Individual statistics[edit]

Top try scorers[edit]

Player Team Tries
England Rob Miller Sale Sharks 10
England Christian Wade London Wasps 9
England Mike Brown Harlequins 7
England Miles Benjamin Worcester Warriors 7
England Charlie Sharples Gloucester 7
Samoa Alesana Tuilagi Leicester Tigers 7

Top points scorers[edit]

Player Team Points
England Tom Homer London Irish 278
Wales Nick Macleod Sale Sharks 231
New Zealand Nick Evans Harlequins 226
New Zealand Jimmy Gopperth Newcastle Falcons 221
Argentina Ignacio Mieres Exeter Chiefs 211
England Toby Flood Leicester Tigers 199
England Freddie Burns Gloucester 193
England Owen Farrell Saracens 180
England Ryan Lamb Northampton Saints 166
Wales Nicky Robinson London Wasps 162

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Harlequins start 'new chapter' with Premiership win over Leicester". Guardian. 26 May 2012. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Harlequins captain Chris Robshaw leads club to the end of journey to redemption with Premiership final triumph". Daily Telegraph. 26 May 2012. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "Harlequins (14) 30 - 23 (13) Leicester Tigers (FT)". ESPN. 26 May 2012. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "Premiership clubs handed salary cap boost". ESPN Scrum. 26 May 2011. Retrieved 26 May 2011. 
  5. ^ "Fixtures - J.P. Morgan Asset Management Premiership Rugby 7s - Previous Seasons". Premiership Rugby. Retrieved 5 August 2013. 

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