1999–2000 English Premiership (rugby union)

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1999–2000 Allied Dunbar Premiership
Countries  England
Champions Leicester Tigers (4th title)
Runners-up Bath
Relegated Bedford Blues
Matches played 132
Attendance 751,784 (average 5,695 per match)

The 1999–2000 English Premiership (knowns as the Allied Dunbar Premiership for sponsorship reasons) was the thirteenth full season of rugby union within the first tier of the English leagues, known as the Aviva Premiership. The league was reduced from fourteen teams to twelve following London Scottish and Richmond both entering administration.

Participating teams and locations[edit]

Locations of the 1999–00 Allied Dunbar Premiership teams
Greater London Allied Dunbar Premiership clubs
Team Stadium Capacity City/Area
Bath Bath 8,200 Bath, Somerset
Bedford Goldington Road 6,000 Bedford, Bedfordshire
Bristol Memorial Stadium 12,100 Bristol
Gloucester Kingsholm 11,000 Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Harlequins The Stoop 8,500 Twickenham, London
Leicester Tigers Welford Road 16,000 Leicester, Leicestershire
London Irish The Stoop 8,500 Twickenham, London
London Wasps Loftus Road 18,439 Shepherd's Bush, London
Newcastle Falcons Kingston Park 10,000 Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northampton Saints Franklin's Gardens 10,000 Northampton, Northamptonshire
Sale Heywood Road 5,400 Sale, Greater Manchester
Saracens Vicarage Road 22,000 Watford, Hertfordshire

Table[edit]

Club Played Won Drawn Lost Points for Points against Points diff Tries for Tries against Points
1 Leicester Tigers (C) 22 18 1 3 687 425 +262 74 45 51
2 Bath 22 15 2 5 690 425 +265 71 44 43
3 Gloucester 22 15 0 7 628 490 +138 68 46 40
4 Saracens 22 14 0 8 729 514 +215 83 57 37
5 Northampton Saints 22 13 0 9 551 480 +71 61 51 35
6 Bristol 22 12 1 9 632 602 +30 76 60 34
7 London Wasps 22 11 1 10 640 461 +179 76 39 32
8 London Irish 22 9 1 12 613 616 −3 63 77 25
9 Newcastle Falcons 22 6 2 14 377 630 −253 32 74 20
10 Harlequins 22 7 0 15 441 687 −246 55 82 18
11 Sale Sharks 22 7 0 15 381 633 −252 40 73 18
12 Bedford Blues (R) 22 1 0 21 396 802 −406 51 102 3

Points increased from 2 to 3 for a win after the World Cup in November 1999.

Results[edit]

Week 1[edit]

10 September 1999
15:00
Bristol Shoguns 40 – 25 Bedford Blues
Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 4,785
11 September 1999
15:00
Gloucester 31 – 16 Newcastle Falcons
Kingsholm
Attendance: 5,453
11 September 1999
15:00
NEC Harlequins 10 – 30 Bath Rugby
Twickenham Stoop
Attendance: 5,428
11 September 1999
15:00
Northampton Saints 46 – 24 Leicester Tigers
Franklin’s Gardens
Attendance: 9,512
11 September 1999
15:00
Sale Sharks 16 – 8 London Wasps
Heywood Road
Attendance: 2,210
12 September 1999
15:00
Saracens 23 – 28 London Irish
Vicarage Road
Attendance: 7,121

Week 2[edit]

25 September 1999
15:00
Bath Rugby 33 – 13 Northampton Saints
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 5,000
25 September 1999
15:00
Bedford Blues 8 – 27 London Irish
Goldington Road
Attendance: 2,659
25 September 1999
15:00
Leicester Tigers 18 – 3 Sale Sharks
Welford Road
Attendance: 8,721
25 September 1999
15:00
NEC Harlequins 33 – 24 Saracens
Twickenham Stoop
Attendance: 5,361
26 September 1999
15:00
London Wasps 30 – 26 Gloucester
Loftus Road
Attendance: 5,127
26 September 1999
15:00
Newcastle Falcons 32 – 37 Bristol Shoguns
Kingston Park
Attendance: 3,342

Week 3[edit]

1 October 1999
19:30
Gloucester 34 – 6 Leicester Tigers
Kingsholm
Attendance: 5,338
1 October 1999
20:00
Bristol Shoguns 20 – 13 London Wasps
Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 3,385
1 October 1999
20:00
Saracens 39 – 15 Bedford Blues
Vicarage Road
Attendance: 4,513
2 October 1999
15:00
Northampton Saints 29 – 27 NEC Harlequins
Franklin’s Gardens
Attendance: 6,257
2 October 1999
15:00
Sale Sharks 28 – 22 Bath Rugby
Heywood Road
Attendance: 2,800
3 October 1999
14:00
London Irish 56 – 8 Newcastle Falcons
Twickenham Stoop
Attendance: 3,951

Week 4[edit]

9 October 1999
14:30
Northampton Saints 8 – 32 Saracens
Franklin’s Gardens
Attendance: 5,781
10 October 1999
13:00
London Wasps 43 – 20 London Irish
Loftus Road
Attendance: 3,566
10 October 1999
13:00
NEC Harlequins 3 – 10 Sale Sharks
Twickenham Stoop
Attendance: 2,322
10 October 1999
14:15
Bath Rugby 33 – 20 Gloucester
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 6,600

Week 5[edit]

15 October 1999
19:30
Gloucester 24 – 23 NEC Harlequins
Kingsholm
Attendance: 4,809
16 October 1999
15:00
Bristol Shoguns 31 – 31 Bath Rugby
Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 7,020
16 October 1999
15:00
London Irish 30 – 31 Leicester Tigers
Twickenham Stoop
Attendance: 3,705
17 October 1999
15:00
Sale Sharks 9 – 13 Northampton Saints
Heywood Road
Attendance: 2,900
17 October 1999
15:00
Saracens 55 – 6 Newcastle Falcons
Vicarage Road
Attendance: 6,319

Week 6[edit]

23 October 1999
13:00
Leicester Tigers 36 – 19 Bristol Shoguns
Welford Road
Attendance: 7,785

Week 7[edit]

28 October 1999
15:00
NEC Harlequins 36 – 20 Bristol Shoguns
Twickenham Stoop
Attendance: 2,719
29 October 1999
19:45
Sale Sharks 12 – 58 Saracens
Heywood Road
Attendance: 2,800
30 October 1999
13:00
Bath Rugby 25 – 25 London Irish
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 6,200
30 October 1999
13:00
Leicester Tigers 61 – 12 Bedford Blues
Welford Road
Attendance: 8,308
30 October 1999
15:00
Northampton Saints 9 – 25 Gloucester
Franklin’s Gardens
Attendance: 6,257
30 October 1999
19:30
London Wasps 19 – 19 Newcastle Falcons
Loftus Road
Attendance: 2,871

Week 8[edit]

5 November 1999
19:30
Gloucester 35 – 14 Sale Sharks
Kingsholm
Attendance: 4,725
5 November 1999
19:30
Newcastle Falcons 12 – 12 Leicester Tigers
Kingston Park
Attendance: 2,835
5 November 1999
20:00
Bristol Shoguns 19 – 29 Northampton Saints
Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 3,500
6 November 1999
12:00
Bedford Blues 24 – 28 Bath Rugby
Goldington Road
Attendance: 2,119
7 November 1999
15:00
Saracens 27 – 26 London Wasps
Vicarage Road
Attendance: 8,517
7 November 1999
15:05
London Irish 16 – 17 NEC Harlequins
Twickenham Stoop
Attendance: 4,671

Week 9[edit]

13 November 1999
14:15
Bath Rugby 45 – 12 Newcastle Falcons
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 6,400
13 November 1999
15:00
Leicester Tigers 28 – 9 London Wasps
Welford Road
Attendance: 10,043
13 November 1999
15:00
NEC Harlequins 11 – 10 Bedford Blues
Twickenham Stoop
Attendance: 2,753
13 November 1999
15:00
Northampton Saints 24 – 19 London Irish
Franklin’s Gardens
Attendance: 6,489
13 November 1999
16:00
Sale Sharks 15 – 40 Bristol Shoguns
Heywood Road
Attendance: 2,588
14 November 1999
15:00
Gloucester 22 – 19 Saracens
Kingsholm
Attendance: 9,084

Week 10[edit]

4 December 1999
15:00
Bedford Blues 17 – 41 Northampton Saints
Goldington Road
Attendance: 4,306
4 December 1999
15:00
Bristol Shoguns 25 – 38 Gloucester
Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 7,620
4 December 1999
15:00
London Irish 26 – 3 Sale Sharks
Twickenham Stoop
Attendance: 3,716
5 December 1999
15:00
London Wasps 23 – 21 Bath Rugby
Loftus Road
Attendance: 6,012
5 December 1999
15:00
Newcastle Falcons 15 – 16 NEC Harlequins
Kingston Park
Attendance: 2,844
5 December 1999
18:30
Saracens 36 – 20 Leicester Tigers
Vicarage Road
Attendance: 8,182

Week 11[edit]

23 December 1999
19:00
NEC Harlequins 16 – 52 London Wasps
Twickenham Stoop
Attendance: 4,046
26 December 1999
14:15
Bath Rugby 3 – 13 Leicester Tigers
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 8,200
26 December 1999
15:00
Gloucester 40 – 15 London Irish
Kingsholm
Attendance: 7,388
26 December 1999
15:00
Northampton Saints 37 – 5 Newcastle Falcons
Franklin’s Gardens
Attendance: 9,478
26 December 1999
15:00
Sale Sharks 22 – 3 Bedford Blues
Heywood Road
Attendance: 2,800

Week 12[edit]

27 December 1999
13:00
Bristol Shoguns 45 – 22 Saracens
Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 6,420
29 December 1999
15:00
Leicester Tigers 29 – 17 NEC Harlequins
Welford Road
Attendance: 15,499
29 December 1999
19:30
London Irish 35 – 21 Bristol Shoguns
Twickenham Stoop
Attendance: 3,478
29 December 1999
19:30
Newcastle Falcons 12 – 6 Sale Sharks
Kingston Park
Attendance: 2,359
29 December 1999
19:45
London Wasps 15 – 21 Northampton Saints
Loftus Road
Attendance: 5,117
30 December 1999
15:00
Bedford Blues 6 – 18 Gloucester
Goldington Road
Attendance: 1,813
30 December 1999
15:00
Saracens 19 – 6 Bath Rugby
Vicarage Road
Attendance: 10,292

Week 13[edit]

22 January 2000
14:00
Gloucester 29 – 23 Bristol Shoguns
Kingsholm
Attendance: 8,903
22 January 2000
14:15
Bath Rugby 27 – 16 London Wasps
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 7,300
22 January 2000
15:00
Leicester Tigers 48 – 20 Saracens
Welford Road
Attendance: 13,910
22 January 2000
15:00
NEC Harlequins 12 – 15 Newcastle Falcons
Twickenham Stoop
Attendance: 3,978
22 January 2000
15:00
Northampton Saints 38 – 16 Bedford Blues
Franklin’s Gardens
Attendance: 7,049
23 January 2000
14:00
Sale Sharks 24 – 31 London Irish
Heywood Road
Attendance: 2,900

Week 14[edit]

25 January 2000
19:30
Bedford Blues 25 – 28 NEC Harlequins
Goldington Road
Attendance: 2,181
25 January 2000
19:30
Newcastle Falcons 16 – 20 Bath Rugby
Kingston Park
Attendance: 2,901
25 January 2000
19:45
Saracens 35 – 21 Gloucester
Vicarage Road
Attendance: 5,772
25 January 2000
20:00
London Wasps 20 – 29 Leicester Tigers
Loftus Road
Attendance: 5,168
26 January 2000
19:30
London Irish 20 – 44 Northampton Saints
Twickenham Stoop
Attendance: 4,229

Week 15[edit]

12 February 2000
14:00
Northampton Saints 19 – 23 Bristol Shoguns
Franklin’s Gardens
Attendance: 7,228
12 February 2000
15:00
Bath Rugby 32 – 22 Bedford Blues
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 6,800
12 February 2000
15:00
Leicester Tigers 34 – 26 Newcastle Falcons
Welford Road
Attendance: 13,246
12 February 2000
15:00
NEC Harlequins 14 – 39 London Irish
Twickenham Stoop
Attendance: 7,588
12 February 2000
15:00
Sale Sharks 13 – 31 Gloucester
Heywood Road
Attendance: 3,079
13 February 2000
15:00
London Wasps 41 – 17 Saracens
Loftus Road
Attendance: 8,372

Week 16[edit]

27 February 2000
15:00
Newcastle Falcons 23 – 20 Bedford Blues
Kingston Park
Attendance: 2,403

Week 17[edit]

8 March 2000
19:30
Bristol Shoguns 35 – 16 Sale Sharks
Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 2,656
11 March 2000
14:00
Gloucester 11 – 35 Northampton Saints
Kingsholm
Attendance: 9,381
11 March 2000
15:00
Bedford Blues 22 – 32 Leicester Tigers
Goldington Road
Attendance: 4,722
11 March 2000
15:00
Bristol Shoguns 42 – 39 NEC Harlequins
Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 3,825
11 March 2000
15:00
London Irish 16 – 64 Bath Rugby
Twickenham Stoop
Attendance: 7,174
12 March 2000
15:00
Newcastle Falcons 8 – 34 London Wasps
Kingston Park
Attendance: 4,260
12 March 2000
15:00
Saracens 56 – 28 Sale Sharks
Vicarage Road
Attendance: 6,112

Week 18[edit]

25 March 2000
14:15
Bath Rugby 39 – 13 Bristol Shoguns
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 8,500
25 March 2000
15:00
Leicester Tigers 41 – 16 London Irish
Welford Road
Attendance: 13,247
25 March 2000
15:00
NEC Harlequins 24 – 38 Gloucester
Twickenham Stoop
Attendance: 4,127
25 March 2000
15:00
Northampton Saints 26 – 7 Sale Sharks
Franklin’s Gardens
Attendance: 7,460
26 March 2000
15:00
London Wasps 62 – 8 Bedford Blues
Loftus Road
Attendance: 4,932
26 March 2000
15:00
Newcastle Falcons 15 – 6 Saracens
Kingston Park
Attendance: 3,950

Week 19[edit]

8 April 2000
15:00
Bedford Blues 32 – 22 Newcastle Falcons
Goldington Road
Attendance: 3,165
8 April 2000
15:00
Gloucester 16 – 36 Bath Rugby
Kingsholm
Attendance: 9,500
8 April 2000
15:00
Sale Sharks 36 – 20 NEC Harlequins
Heywood Road
Attendance: 2,398

Week 20[edit]

15 April 2000
14:15
Bath Rugby 36 – 6 Sale Sharks
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 5,300
16 April 2000
15:00
Bedford Blues 29 – 57 Saracens
Goldington Road
Attendance: 3,067

Week 21[edit]

18 April 2000
19:30
Newcastle Falcons 28 – 23 London Irish
Kingston Park
Attendance: 2,880
18 April 2000
19:45
Leicester Tigers 24 – 13 Gloucester
Welford Road
Attendance: 14,850
19 April 2000
19:30
NEC Harlequins 29 – 17 Northampton Saints
Twickenham Stoop
Attendance: 3,500
19 April 2000
19:45
London Wasps 25 – 31 Bristol Shoguns
Loftus Road
Attendance: 3,257
22 April 2000
15:00
Gloucester 26 – 12 London Wasps
Kingsholm
Attendance: 6,040
22 April 2000
15:00
London Irish 33 – 23 Bedford Blues
Twickenham Stoop
Attendance: 3,108
22 April 2000
15:00
Northampton Saints 13 – 17 Bath Rugby
Franklin’s Gardens
Attendance: 8,972
22 April 2000
15:00
Sale Sharks 13 – 48 Leicester Tigers
Heywood Road
Attendance: 3,443
23 April 2000
15:00
Bristol Shoguns 30 – 11 Newcastle Falcons
Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 4,126

Week 22[edit]

24 April 2000
15:00
Saracens 50 – 10 NEC Harlequins
Vicarage Road
Attendance: 8,352
26 April 2000
19:30
Bedford Blues 7 – 21 London Wasps
Goldington Road
Attendance: 2,283
29 April 2000
15:00
Bath Rugby 77 – 19 NEC Harlequins
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 8,200
29 April 2000
15:00
Bedford Blues 19 – 57 Bristol Shoguns
Goldington Road
Attendance: 2,093
29 April 2000
15:00
Leicester Tigers 26 – 21 Northampton Saints
Welford Road
Attendance: 16,880
29 April 2000
15:00
London Irish 27 – 41 Saracens
Twickenham Stoop
Attendance: 6,067
30 April 2000
15:00
London Wasps 58 – 5 Sale Sharks
Loftus Road
Attendance: 3,499
30 April 2000
15:00
Newcastle Falcons 36 – 28 Gloucester
Kingston Park
Attendance: 4,380

Week 23[edit]

6 May 2000
15:00
Bath Rugby 40 – 27 Saracens
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 8,200
6 May 2000
15:00
Gloucester 60 – 16 Bedford Blues
Kingsholm
Attendance: 4,402
6 May 2000
15:00
NEC Harlequins 5 – 54 Leicester Tigers
Twickenham Stoop
Attendance: 5,628
6 May 2000
15:00
Sale Sharks 45 – 17 Newcastle Falcons
Heywood Road
Attendance: 2,478

Week 24[edit]

9 May 2000
15:00
Northampton Saints 12 – 54 London Wasps
Franklin’s Gardens
Attendance: 5,617
10 May 2000
20:00
Bristol Shoguns 28 – 26 London Irish
Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 3,429
14 May 2000
15:00
Bedford Blues 37 – 50 Sale Sharks
Goldington Road
Attendance: 1,486
14 May 2000
15:00
Bristol Shoguns 23 – 30 Leicester Tigers
Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 7,775

Week 25[edit]

17 May 2000
19:45
London Irish 45 – 24 London Wasps
Twickenham Stoop
Attendance: 2,801
17 May 2000
19:45
Saracens 29 – 24 Northampton Saints
Vicarage Road
Attendance: 5,592
20 May 2000
15:00
London Irish 40 – 42 Gloucester
Twickenham Stoop
Attendance: 5,172
21 May 2000
15:00
Leicester Tigers 43 – 25 Bath Rugby
Welford Road
Attendance: 17,109
21 May 2000
15:00
London Wasps 35 – 32 NEC Harlequins
Loftus Road
Attendance: 6,175
21 May 2000
15:00
Newcastle Falcons 23 – 32 Northampton Saints
Kingston Park
Attendance: 4,000
21 May 2000
15:00
Saracens 37 – 10 Bristol Shoguns
Vicarage Road
Attendance: 8,988

Attendances[edit]

Club Total Average Highest Lowest % Capacity
Bath 76,700 6,973 8,500 5,000 85%
Bedford Blues 29,894 2,718 4,722 1,486 45%
Bristol 54,541 4,958 7,775 2,656 41%
Gloucester 75,023 6,820 9,500 4,402 62%
Harlequins 47,450 4,314 7,588 2,322 51%
Leicester Tigers 139,598 12,691 17,109 7,785 78%
London Irish 48,072 4,370 7,174 2,801 51%
London Wasps 54,096 4,918 8,372 2,871 27%
Newcastle Falcons 36,154 3,287 4,380 2,359 33%
Northampton Saints 80,100 7,282 9,512 5,617 73%
Sale Sharks 30,396 2,763 3,443 2,210 51%
Saracens 79,760 7,251 10,292 4,513 33%

External links[edit]