1995–96 English Premiership (rugby union)

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1995–96 Courage League
Countries  England
Champions Bath (6th title)
Runners-up Leicester Tigers
Matches played 90
Official website
www.premiershiprugby.com

The 1995–96 English Premiership, known at the time as the 1995–96 Courage League was the ninth season of competitive rugby union in England. Each team played each other twice, in a round robin system. Bath were the champions, beating Leicester Tigers by one point. Despite a disastrous season with 18 defeats in as many matches, West Hartlepool kept its place in the first division.[1]

Participating teams[edit]

Locations of the 1995–96 Courage League National Division One teams
Greater London Courage League National One clubs
Team Stadium Capacity City/Area
Bath Bath 8,200 Bath, Somerset
Bristol Memorial Stadium 12,100 Bristol, Avon
Gloucester Kingsholm 11,000 Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Harlequins The Stoop 8,500 Twickenham, London
Leicester Tigers Welford Road 16,000 Leicester, Leicestershire
Orrell Edge Hall Road 3,000 Orrell, Greater Manchester
Sale Heywood Road 5,400 Sale, Greater Manchester
Saracens Bramley Road 2,000 Enfield, London
Wasps Repton Avenue Sudbury, London
West Hartlepool Victoria Park 7,856 Hartlepool, County Durham

Table[edit]


Club
Played
Won
Drawn
Lost
Points For
Points Against
Points Difference
Points
1 Bath (C) 18 15 1 2 575 276 299 31
2 Leicester Tigers 18 15 0 3 476 242 231 30
3 Harlequins 18 13 0 5 524 314 210 26
4 Wasps 18 11 0 7 439 322 117 22
5 Sale Sharks 18 9 1 8 365 371 -6 19
6 Bristol Rugby 18 8 0 10 329 421 -92 16
7 Orrell 18 7 0 11 323 477 -154 14
8 Gloucester 18 6 0 12 275 370 -95 12
9 Saracens (P) 18 5 0 13 284 451 -167 10
10 West Hartlepool 18 0 0 18 288 634 -346 0

Green denotes championship and qualification for the 1996–97 Heineken Cup.
Blue denotes qualification for the 1996–97 Heineken Cup.

Results[edit]

The Home Team is listed in the left column.

Clubs BAT BRI GLO HAR LEI ORR SAL SAR WAS WHA
Bath Rugby 52-19 37-11 41-15 14-15 55-20 38-38 52-16 36-12 34-22
Bristol Rugby 5-43 22-16 25-31 29-43 33-14 30-6 21-7 9-17 12-3
Gloucester RFC 16-10 18-14 13-24 14-27 27-0 17-22 17-10 15-26 17-16
Harlequins 13-19 28-3 33-19 25-29 21-25 55-0 23-15 29-20 34-18
Leicester Tigers 9-14 43-6 28-6 19-21 22-3 32-10 31-3 15-12 48-15
Orrell 11-44 26-29 21-3 9-23 10-38 12-6 38-13 32-29 20-10
Sale Sharks 18-30 15-6 21-13 29-11 12-16 39-13 18-15 18-25 44-13
Saracens 15-21 11-24 19-16 6-13 25-21 12-9 9-24 20-24 31-30
Wasps 6-15 33-5 21-10 3-34 11-21 51-16 25-16 38-16 52-12
West Hartlepool 15-20 15-37 19-27 21-91 12-19 22-44 11-29 31-41 3-34


Home Win Draw Away Win

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Courage National Leagues - Final Tables – 1995/96". www.moseleyrugby.co.uk. Archived from the original on 2 February 2009. Retrieved 11 February 2009. 

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