2019–20 Premiership Rugby

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2019–20 Gallagher Premiership
Countries England
Date18 October 2019 – 24 October 2020
ChampionsExeter Chiefs (2nd title)
Runners-upWasps
RelegatedSaracens
Matches played133
Attendance1,037,010
(average 7,797 per match)
Highest attendance75,500
Harlequins v Leicester Tigers
28 December 2019
Lowest attendance3,622
London Irish v Sale Sharks
26 October 2019
Tries scored757
(average 5.7 per match)
Top point scorerRhys Priestland, (Bath)
(206 points)
Top try scorerOllie Thorley, (Gloucester) & Ben Earl (Saracens & Bristol)
(11 tries)
Official website
www.premiershiprugby.com

The 2019–20 Premiership Rugby was the 33rd season of the top flight of English domestic rugby union competition and the second to be sponsored by Gallagher.[1] The competition was 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 were shown on Channel 5 with extended highlights on BT Sport. The reigning champions entering the season were 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.

Due to changes to the global rugby calendar and the COVID-19 pandemic, this season started and finished later than previous seasons and including the Premiership Rugby Cup ran for 58 weeks in total.

On 5 November 2019, Premiership Rugby announced that Saracens would be deducted 35 points in the 2019–20 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 despite relegation not being an available sanction in the salary cap regulations.[4] On 28 January 2020 this was confirmed with the application of a further 70 point deduction.[5]

On 16 March 2020, the league was suspended for an initial five week period due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Resumption was originally scheduled for the weekend of 24/25/26 April but was later postponed indefinitely.[6][7] Restart took place on 14 August,[8] with all games played behind closed doors and broadcast live on BT Sport.[9] Channel 5 also broadcast 5 matches.[10]

Teams[edit]

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 England Stuart Hooper England Charlie Ewels Canterbury The Recreation Ground 14,509 Bath
Bristol Bears Samoa Pat Lam New Zealand Steve Luatua Bristol Sport Ashton Gate 27,000 Bristol
Exeter Chiefs England Rob Baxter England Jack Yeandle Samurai Sportswear Sandy Park 13,593[a] Exeter
Gloucester England George Skivington[b] England Willi Heinz Elite Pro Sports Kingsholm Stadium 16,115 Gloucester
Harlequins England Paul Gustard
Australia Billy Millard
England Chris Robshaw Adidas Twickenham Stoop[c] 14,800 Twickenham, Greater London
Leicester Tigers Ireland Geordan Murphy[d] England Tom Youngs Kukri Welford Road 25,849 Leicester
London Irish Ireland Declan Kidney Scotland Blair Cowan BLK Madejski Stadium[e] 24,161 Reading, Berkshire
Northampton Saints New Zealand Chris Boyd England Teimana Harrison
England Alex Waller
Macron Franklin's Gardens 15,200 Northampton
Sale Sharks England Steve Diamond South Africa Jono Ross Samurai Sportswear AJ Bell Stadium 12,000 Salford, Greater Manchester
Saracens Ireland Mark McCall England Brad Barritt Nike Allianz Park 8,500[f] Hendon, Greater London
Wasps England Lee Blackett England Dan Robson
Wales Thomas Young
Under Armour Ricoh Arena 32,609 Coventry
Worcester Warriors South Africa Alan Solomons England Ted Hill[g] VX3 Sixways Stadium 11,499 Worcester

Preseason[edit]

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.[12]

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.[13]

Table[edit]

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 (CH) 22 15 0 7 630 443 +187 83 56 9 5 74
2 Wasps (RU) 22 14 0 8 662 497 +165 81 58 12 3 71
3 Bristol Bears (SF) 22 14 1 7 561 457 +104 70 53 8 3 69
4 Bath (SF) 22 14 1 7 520 457 +63 59 56 7 2 67
5 Sale Sharks 22 13 0 9 546 375 +171 69 42 7 5 64
6 Harlequins 22 10 1 11 517 560 –43 63 63 6 3 51
7 Gloucester 22 8 0 14 515 513 +2 72 55 9 5 46
8 Northampton Saints 22 8 0 14 438 547 –109 52 69 5 5 42
9 Worcester Warriors 22 8 0 14 398 578 –180 46 78 4 6 42
10 London Irish 22 6 1 15 386 633 –247 50 88 6 2 34
11 Leicester Tigers 22 6 1 15 374 609 –235 35 79 1 2 29
12 Saracens (R) 22 13 1 8 583 461 +122 72 55 9 4 –38[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 deducted a further 70 points and were automatically relegated.[14][15][16][17]
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 to 8) 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.[18]
Plain background indicates teams that earn a place in the 2020–21 European Rugby Challenge Cup.
Red background (row 12) are relegated, as the champion of the 2019–20 RFU Championship (Newcastle Falcons) 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

Fixtures[edit]

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.[19]

Highlights of the season include:

  • Big Game 12 - Harlequins hosted Leicester Tigers in this season's edition of the Big Game at Twickenham on 28 December 2019.

All fixtures are subject to change.

Regular season[edit]

Round 1[edit]

18 October 2019
19:45
(1 BP) Bristol Bears 43 – 16 Bath
Try: Morahan (2) 2' m, 80' c
Hughes 12' c
Protheroe 40+2' m
O'Conor 52' c
Afoa 66' c
Lloyd 78' m
Con: Sheedy (3/6) 13', 52', 67'
Lloyd (1/1) 80+2'
Report Try: Mercer 27' c
Con: Priestland (1/1) 28'
Pen: Priestland (3/4) 6', 19', 55'
Ashton Gate
Attendance: 26,399
Referee: Tom Foley
19 October 2019
15:00
Exeter Chiefs 22 – 19 Harlequins (1 BP)
Try: J. Hill 32' c
Con: J. Simmonds (1/1) 33'
Pen: J. Simmonds (5/5) 25', 37', 55', 68', 71'
Report Try: Ibitoye (2) 27' m, 74' m
Pen: M. Smith (3/3) 8', 40', 50'
Sandy Park
Attendance: 11,896
Referee: Christophe Ridley
19 October 2019
15:00
(1 BP) Saracens 25 – 27 Northampton Saints
Try: Gallagher 29' c
Con: Spencer (1/1) 30'
Pen: Spencer (6/7) 3', 14', 27', 58', 62', 65'
Report Try: Ribbans 24' c
Hutchinson 35' c
Taylor 38' c
Con: Grayson (3/3) 25', 36', 40'
Pen: Grayson (2/2) 63', 80'
Allianz Park
Attendance: 6,707
Referee: Ian Tempest
19 October 2019
15:00
Worcester Warriors 24 – 16 Leicester Tigers
Try: T. Hill 5' m
Humphreys 28' c
Con: Weir (1/2) 29'
Pen: Weir (4/4) 39', 63', 75', 80'
Report Try: T. Youngs 10' c
Con: Hardwick (1/1) 11'
Pen: Hardwick (3/5) 3', 35', 48'
Sixways
Attendance: 7,740
Referee: Craig Maxwell-Keys
19 October 2019
15:00
(1 BP) Sale Sharks 16 – 18 Gloucester
Try: McGuigan 17' c
Con: R. du Preez (1/1) 18'
Pen: R. du Preez (3/4) 31', 49', 68'
Report Try: Atkinson 51' c
T. Marshall 57' m
Con: Twelvetrees (1/2) 53'
Pen: Twelvetrees (2/4) 65', 70'1
AJ Bell Stadium
Attendance: 6,152
Referee: Andrew Jackson
20 October 2019
15:00
(1 BP) Wasps 26 – 29 London Irish
Try: Kibirige (2) 22' m, 36' m
Robson 64' c
Con: Sopoaga (1/3) 65'
Pen: Sopoaga (2/2) 7', 16'
Umaga (1/1) 73'
Report Try: Cowan 9' m
Tuisue 32' m
Hassell-Collins 42' c
Con: Jackson (1/3) 44'
Pen: Jackson (4/5) 21', 26', 40'+1, 48'
Ricoh Arena
Attendance: 12,401
Referee: JP Doyle

Round 2[edit]

25 October 2019
19:45
Bath 13 – 10 Exeter Chiefs (1 BP)
Try: Dunn 40'+1 c
Con: Priestland (1/1) 40+2'
Pen: Priestland (2/3) 5', 56'
Report Try: J. Hill (1/1) 15' c
Con: J. Simmonds (1/1) 16'
Pen: J. Simmonds (1/1) 36'
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 14,290
Referee: JP Doyle
26 October 2019
14:00
(1 BP) Northampton Saints 35 – 16 Worcester Warriors
Try: Collins 46' c
Naiyaravoro 54' c
Furbank (2) 69' m, 76' m
Sleightholme 71' m
Con: Grayson (2/5) 46', 54'
Pen: Grayson (2/2) 23', 30'
Report Try: Venter 79' c
Con: Lance (1/1) 79'
Pen: Wier (3/5) 5', 11', 26'
Franklin's Gardens
Attendance: 11,412
Referee: Jack Makepeace
26 October 2019
15:00
London Irish 7 – 41 Sale Sharks (1 BP)
Try: Botha 63' c
Con: Myler (1/1) 64'
Report Try: A. van der Merwe 14' c
Solomona 33' m
Yarde 40' m
Beaumont 52' c
R. du Preez 61' c
Janse van Rensburg 77' c
Con: R. du Preez (4/6) 15', 53', 62', 79'
Drop: R. du Preez (1/1) 30'
Madejski Stadium
Attendance: 3,622
Referee: Craig Maxwell-Keys
26 October 2019
15:00
(1 BP) Gloucester 25 – 9 Wasps
Try: T. Marshall (2) 24' m, 72' m
Simpson (2) 38' m, 56' c
Con: Twelvetrees (1/4) 57'
Pen: Twelvetrees (1/1) 11'
Report Pen: Sopoaga (3/3) 40+3', 43', 54'
Kingsholm
Attendance: 12,844
Referee: Christophe Ridley
26 October 2019
15:00
Harlequins 22 – 17 Bristol Bears (1 BP)
Try: Marchant 67' c
Con: M. Smith (1/1) 68'
Pen: M. Smith (5/5) 13', 36', 40', 44', 58'
Report Try: Heenan 70' m
Pen: Sheedy (4/4) 3', 17', 31', 60'
Twickenham Stoop
Attendance: 13,006
Referee: Ian Tempest
27 October 2019
15:00
Leicester Tigers 10 – 24 Saracens
Try: Thompstone 59' c
Con: Reid (1/1) 60'
Pen: Reid (1/1) 8'
Report Try: Tompkins 18' c
Earl (2) 47' c, 76' c
Con: Lozowski (2/2) 18', 48'
Man. Vunipola (1/1) 78'
Pen: Lozowski (1/3) 39'
Welford Road
Attendance: 18,533
Referee: Tom Foley

Round 3[edit]

1 November 2019
19:45
Bristol Bears 16 – 10 Sale Sharks (1 BP)
Try: Lloyd 76' c
Con: Sheedy (1/1) 78'
Pen: Sheedy (3/4) 20', 27', 32'
Report Try: Neild 79' c
Con: MacGinty (1/1) 79'
Pen: MacGinty (1/1) 62'
Ashton Gate
Attendance: 14,639
Referee: Christophe Ridley
1 November 2019
19:45
(1 BP) Northampton Saints 40 – 22 Harlequins
Try: Naiyaravoro (2) 6' m, 26' c
T. Harrison (2) 10' c, 65' c
Haywood 37' m
Con: Grayson (3/5) 11', 27', 66'
Pen: Grayson (2/2) 14', 62'
Drop: Grayson (1/1) 59'
Report Try: Murley (2) 40+4' m, 74' c
Robshaw 56' c
Con: Herron (2/2) 57', 74'
Pen: M. Smith (1/1) 3 '
Franklin's Gardens
Attendance: 12,791
Referee: JP Doyle
2 November 2019
15:00
Wasps 30 – 22 Bath
Try: Rowlands 40+3' c
Shields 65' c
Robson 72' c
Con: Sopoaga (3/3) 40+4', 67', 73'
Pen: Sopoaga (3/5) 29', 32', 80+5'
Report Try: Mercer 48' c
Con: Priestland (1/1) 48'
Pen: Priestland (5/5) 4', 24', 36', 53', 80'
Ricoh Arena
Attendance: 10,322
Referee: Anthony Woodthorpe
2 November 2019
15:00
Leicester Tigers 16 – 13 Gloucester (1 BP)
Try: Reid 23' c
Con: Hardwick (1/1) 24'
Pen: Hardwick (3/3) 3', 67', 80'
Report Try: Simpson 23' c
Con: Twelvetrees (1/1) 50'
Pen: Twelvetrees (2/3) 7', 37'
Welford Road
Attendance: 17,559
Referee: Ian Tempest
2 November 2019
15:00
Saracens 16 – 13 London Irish (1 BP)
Try: Lamositele 26' m
Earl 76' m
Pen: Lozowski (1/2) 15'
Man. Vunipola (1/2) 80'+1
Report Try: Tuisue 54' c
Con: Myler (1/1) 55'
Pen: Myler (2/2) 9', 31'
Allianz Park
Attendance: 6,293
Referee: Adam Leal
3 November 2019
15:00
(1 BP) Worcester Warriors 20 – 24 Exeter Chiefs
Try: Humphreys (2) 9' c, 27' c
Con: Weir (2/2) 10', 29'
Pen: Weir (2/2) 15', 69'
Report Try: J. Maunder 40' c
Kvesic 65' c
H. Williams 75' c
Con: J Simmonds (3/3) 40+1', 67', 76'
Pen: J Simmonds (1/1) 7'
Sixways
Attendance: 8,598
Referee: Tom Foley

Round 4[edit]

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 5[edit]

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 6[edit]

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: J. 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
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 7[edit]

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 8[edit]

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 9[edit]

24 January 2020
19:45
(1 BP) Northampton Saints 16 – 20 London Irish
Try: Reinach 32' c
Con: Grayson (1/1) 33'
Pen: Grayson (3/5) 23', 39', 63'
Report Try: Hassell-Collins 16' m
F. van der Merwe 72' c
Porecki 78' m
Con: Myler (1/3) 74'
Pen: Myler (1/1) 27'
Franklin's Gardens
Attendance: 13,793
Referee: Tom Foley
25 January 2020
15:00
Bath 13 – 10 Leicester Tigers (1 BP)
Try: Homer (2) 3' m, 69' m
Pen: Priestland (1/1) 46'
Report Try: B. White 59' c
Con: Hardwick (1/1) 60'
Pen: Hardwick (1/2) 23'
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 14,029
Referee: Wayne Barnes
25 January 2020
15:00
Bristol Bears 34 – 16 Gloucester
Try: Purdy 44' c
Morahan 68' m
Protheroe 72' c
Con: Sheedy (2/3) 46', 73'
Pen: Sheedy (5/5) 13', 19', 27', 35', 38'
Report Try: Clarke 77' c
Con: Twelvetrees (1/1) 77'
Pen: O. Williams (3/3) 15', 22', 30
Ashton Gate
Attendance: 18,779
Referee: Karl Dickson
25 January 2020
15:00
(1 BP) Exeter Chiefs 19 – 22 Sale Sharks
Try: Dollman 29' m
O'Flaherty 67' c
S. Skinner 74' c
Con: Steenson (2/3) 68', 74'
Report Try: Ashton 17' m
D. du Preez 36' c
McGuigan 38' c
Con: R. du Preez (2/3) 37', 39'
Pen: R. du Preez (1/2) 7'
Sandy Park
Attendance: 11,965
Referee: JP Doyle
25 January 2020
15:00
(1 BP) Worcester Warriors 26 – 30 Wasps (1 BP)
Try: Mama 40+8' c
Lawrence 67' c
Con: Weir (2/2) 40+9', 67'
Pen: Weir (4/4) 12', 32', 52', 62'
Try: Gopperth 17' m
Kibirige 57' m
J. Willis 64' c
Robson 71' c
Con: Searle (2/4) 65', 72'
Pen: Searle (2/2) 45', 49'
Sixways
Attendance: 8,848
Referee: Craig Maxwell-Keys
26 January 2020
15:00
(1 BP) Harlequins 41 – 14 Saracens
Try: Care 1' c
Murley (2) 10' m, 21' c
Ibitoye 43' m
Lasike 47' c
Landajo 75' c
Con: M. Smith (4/6) 2', 23', 48', 76'
Pen: M. Smith (1/1) 58'
Report Try: Lozowski 28' c
D. Morris 54' c
Con: Man. Vunipola (2/2) 29', 55'
Twickenham Stoop
Attendance: 14,258
Referee: Luke Pearce

Round 10[edit]

14 February 2020
19:45
Gloucester 15 – 26 Exeter Chiefs
Try: Polledri 68' c
Rees-Zammit 75' m
Con: Twelvetrees (1/2) 69'
Pen: Twelvetrees (1/1) 24'
Report Try: Vermeulen 9' c
Hogg 62' c
Con: Steenson (2/2) 10', 63'
Pen: Steenson (4/4) 47', 52', 55', 59'
Kingsholm
Attendance: 13,497
Referee: Craig Maxwell-Keys
15 February 2020
15:00
Harlequins 15 – 29 London Irish (1 BP)
Try: Dombrandt 50' c
Murley 74' m
Con: M. Smith (1/2) 51'
Pen: M. Smith (1/1) 13'
Report Try: Rogerson 6' c
Rona (2) 17' c, 60' c
Hoskins 78' m
Con: Myler (3/4) 8, 18' 62'
Pen: Myler (1/1) 36'
Twickenham Stoop
Attendance: 14,332
Referee: JP Doyle
15 February 2020
15:00
Leicester Tigers 18 – 9 Wasps
Try: Bateman 54' c
Veainu 64' m
Con: Reid (1/2) 55'
Pen: Hardwick (1/2) 27'
Reid (1/1) 49'
Report Pen: Gopperth (3/3) 8', 14', 43'
Welford Road
Attendance: 23,353
Referee: Karl Dickson
15 February 2020
15:00
(1 BP) Saracens 36 – 22 Sale Sharks
Try: Carré 0' m
Segun 43' c
Isiekwe 54' m
Barrington 66' c
Con: Man. Vunipola (2/4) 44', 67'
Pen: Man. Vunipola (3/3) 11', 34', 45'
Lozowski (1/1) 16'
Report Try: McGuigan 40' c
D. du Preez 70' c
R. du Preez 78' m
Con: R. du Preez (2/3) 40+1', 71'
Pen: R. du Preez (1/1) 6'
Allianz Park
Attendance: 7,500
Referee: Wayne Barnes
15 February 2020
15:00
(1 BP) Worcester Warriors 21 – 22 Bath
Try: C. du Preez 12' c
David 67' m
Con: Weir (1/2) 13'
Pen: Weir (3/7) 7', 21', 61'
Report Try: Mercer 1' c
Louw 44' c
McNally 56' m
Con: Priestland (2/3) 2', 45'
Pen: Priestland (1/1) 9'
Sixways
Attendance: 8,064
Referee: Christophe Ridley
16 February 2020
15:00
(1 BP) Northampton Saints 14 – 20 Bristol Bears
Try: Mallinder 7' m
Pen: Grayson (3/3) 17', 28', 42'
Report Try: Purdy 60' c
Thiede 62' c
Con: Sheedy (2/2) 61', 64'
Pen: Sheedy (1/1) 49'
Madigan (1/1) 80+1'
Franklin's Gardens
Attendance: 12,666
Referee: Tom Foley

Round 11[edit]

21 February 2020
19:45
(1 BP) Sale Sharks 36 – 3 Leicester Tigers
Try: B. Evans 28' m
Yarde (3) 32' c, 67' c, 71' c
Oosthuizen 38' c
Con: R. du Preez (4/5) 33', 39', 68', 72'
Pen: R. du Preez (1/1) 53'
Report Pen: Reid (1/2) 3'
AJ Bell Stadium
Attendance: 7,208
Referee: Ian Tempest
21 February 2020
19:45
(1 BP) Wasps 60 – 10 Saracens
Try: J. Willis 12' c
Carr 19' c
Kibirige (2) 24' c, 30' c
Shields (2) 45' c, 56' c
Umaga 49' c
Oghre 75' m
Con: Gopperth (7/8) 13', 20', 26', 32', 46', 50', 58'
Pen: Gopperth (2/2) 3', 43'
Report Try: Crossdale 39' m
Lewington 63' m
Ricoh Arena
Attendance: 11,632
Referee: Christophe Ridley
22 February 2020
15:00
Bath 19 – 12 Harlequins (1 BP)
Try: McConnochie (2) 11' m, 65' m
Pen: Priestland (1/3) 19'
Burns (2/2) 57', 75'
Report Try: Dombrandt 27' m
M. Smith 53' c
Con: M. Smith (1/2) 54'
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 14,368
Referee: Tom Foley
22 February 2020
15:00
(1 BP) London Irish 24 – 20 Gloucester (1 BP)
Try: Hassell-Collins (4) 12' m, 17' m, 42' c, 58' c
Con: Myler (2/4) 43', 60'
Report Try: Chapman 49' c
Thorley 56' m
Rees-Zammit 70' m
Con: Twelvetrees (1/3) 50'
Pen: Twelvetrees (1/2) 9'
Madejski Stadium
Attendance: 4,932
Referee: Luke Pearce
23 February 2020
13:00
Bristol Bears 13 – 10 Worcester Warriors (1 BP)
Try: Morahan 35' c
Con: Sheedy (1/1) 36'
Pen: Sheedy (2/3) 21', 69'
Report Try: David 41' c
Con: Weir (1/1) 42'
Pen: van Breda (1/1) 67'
Ashton Gate
Attendance: 12,867
Referee: JP Doyle
23 February 2020
13:00
(1 BP) Exeter Chiefs 57 – 7 Northampton Saints
Try: J. Hill 31' m
Taione 36' c
Kirsten 40+1' c
Hendrickson (2) 47' c, 58' c
Moon 53' c
O'Flaherty 70' c
S. Simmonds 77' c
Con: J. Simmonds (5/6) 36', 40+2', 48', 53', 59'
Steenson (2/2) 71', 78'
Pen: J. Simmonds (1/2) 10'
Report Try: Grayson 68' c
Con: Grayson (1/1) 69'
Sandy Park
Attendance: 11,528
Referee: Jack Makepeace

Round 12[edit]

28 February 2020
19:45
(1 BP) Gloucester 17 – 23 Sale Sharks
Try: Balmain 56' c
Twelvetrees 63' c
Con: Twelvetrees (2/2) 57', 64'
Pen: Twelvetrees (1/2) 49'
Report Try: L. James 35' c
B. Evans 45' m
Yarde 59' m
Con: R. du Preez (1/3) 35'
Pen: R. du Preez (2/3) 26', 72'
Kingsholm
Attendance: 13,370
Referee: Wayne Barnes
29 February 2020
15:00
Harlequins 34 – 30 Exeter Chiefs (1 BP)
Try: Lasike 19' c
Cavubati 43' c
M. Smith 60' c
Penalty try 80+6'
Con: M. Smith (3/3) 20', 44', 61'
Pen: M. Smith (2/2) 6', 26'
Report Try: Dollman 2' c
J. Simmonds (2) 49' c, 52' c
Con: J. Simmonds (3/3) 3', 50', 53'
Pen: J. Simmonds (3/3) 9', 32', 64'
Twickenham Stoop
Attendance: 14,800
Referee: Christophe Ridley
29 February 2020
15:00
Leicester Tigers 14 – 8 Worcester Warriors (1 BP)
Try: J. Olowofela 32' m
Pen: McPhillips (3/3) 22', 62', 79'
Report Try: Humphreys 10' m
Pen: Weir (1/1) 39'
Welford Road
Attendance: 18,268
Referee: Adam Leal
29 February 2020
15:00
(1 BP) Northampton Saints 21 – 27 Saracens (1 BP)
Try: Dingwall 2' m
Mallinder 5' c
Con: Biggar (1/2) 6'
Pen: Mallinder (3/3) 24', 54', 72'
Report Try: Segun 8' m
Singleton 45' c
Tompkins 48' c
Earl 57' m
Con: Man. Vunipola (2/4) 46', 49'
Pen: Man. Vunipola (1/1) 15'
Franklin's Gardens
Attendance: 14,978
Referee: Matthew Carley
1 March 2020
14:30
(1 BP) London Irish 26 – 36 Wasps (1 BP)
Try: Meehan 5' c
Loader 30' c
Rogerson 53' m
Matu'u 80+6' c
Con: Myler (3/4) 6', 31', 80+7'
Report Try: Alo 40+1' c
Harris 46' c
M. Watson 62' m
Robson 66' c
Umaga 74' c
Con: Gopperth (4/5) 40+2', 46', 67', 74'
Pen: Gopperth (1/1) 9'
Madejski Stadium
Attendance: 5,447
Referee: Tom Foley
1 March 2020
15:00
(1 BP) Bath 13 – 19 Bristol Bears
Try: Chudley 65' c
Con: Priestland (1/1) 65'
Pen: Priestland (2/2) 8', 38'
Report Try: Vui 4' m
Leiua 16' c
Randall 62' c
Con: Sheedy (2/3) 18', 63'
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 13,976
Referee: Ian Tempest

Round 13[edit]

6 March 2020
19:45
(1 BP) Worcester Warriors 10 – 16 Northampton Saints
Try: Lawrence 65' c
Con: Lance (1/1) 66'
Pen: Lance (1/1) 16'
Report Try: Haywood 32' c
Con: Grayson (1/1) 33'
Pen: Grayson (3/4) 9', 37', 77'
Sixways
Attendance: 7,297
Referee: Andrew Jackson
6 March 2020
20:00
(1 BP) Sale Sharks 39 – 0 London Irish
Try: S. James (2) 17' c, 68' c
L. James 40+1' m
Webber 62' c
Solomona 73' m
McGuigan 80' m
Con: R. du Preez (3/4) 18', 63', 69'
Pen: R. du Preez (1/1) 48'
Report
AJ Bell Stadium
Attendance: 7,041
Referee: Anthony Woodthorpe
7 March 2020
13:00
Saracens 24 – 13 Leicester Tigers
Try: Lewington (2) 16' c, 69' c
Morris 59' c
Con: Man. Vunipola (3/3) 17', 60', 70'
Pen: Man. Vunipola (1/1) 57'
Report Try: B. White 52' c
Con: Hardwick (1/1) 53'
Pen: Hardwick (2/2) 24', 35'
Allianz Park
Attendance: 6,564[h]
Referee: J P Doyle
7 March 2020
14:30
(1 BP) Exeter Chiefs 57 – 20 Bath
Try: O'Flaherty 5' m
Woodburn (2) 13' c, 70' c
S. Simmonds (2) 28' c, 41' c
Kirsten 33' c
Taione 50' c
J. Maunder 75' c
Con: J. Simmonds (5/6) 13', 30', 34', 41', 51'
Steenson (2/2) 71', 76'
Pen: J. Simmonds (1/1) 18'
Report Try: Mercer 47' m
Wright 54' c
McConnochie 63' m
Con: Burns (1/2) 54'
Pen: Priestland (1/1) 9'
Sandy Park
Attendance: 13,571
Referee: Luke Pearce
7 March 2020
14:30
(1 BP) Wasps 39 – 22 Gloucester (1 BP)
Try: J. Willis 4' c
Bassett 24' m
Umaga 27' c
Carr 40' c
Fekitoa 51' c
Con: Gopperth (4/5) 5', 29', 40+1', 52'
Pen: Gopperth (1/1) 62'
Drop: Robson (1/1) 14'
Report Try: Marshall 33' m
Thorley 37' m
Twelvetrees 47' c
Evans 57' m
Con: Twelvetrees (1/4) 48'
Ricoh Arena
Attendance: 9,503
Referee: Ian Tempest
8 March 2020
13:00
Bristol Bears 28 – 15 Harlequins
Try: Morahan (2) 1' c, 20' m
Vui 34' c
Con: Sheedy (2/3) 2', 35'
Pen: Sheedy (3/3) 11', 28', 49'
Report Try: Morris 17' m
Ibitoye 73' c
Con: M. Smith (1/1) 73'
Pen: Herron (1/2) 6'
Ashton Gate
Attendance: 14,618
Referee: Craig Maxwell-Keys

Following round 13, the league was suspended until 14 August due to the COVID-19 pandemic in England.

Round 14[edit]

14 August 2020
19:45
Harlequins 16 – 10 Sale Sharks (1 BP)
Try: Baldwin 57' c
Con: M. Smith (1/1) 58'
Pen: M. Smith (3/3) 15', 20', 32'
Report Try: McGuigan 44' c
Con: R. du Preez (1/1) 46'
Pen: MacGinty (1/1) 71'
Twickenham Stoop
Attendance: 0
Referee: Luke Pearce
15 August 2020
12:30
Worcester Warriors 15 – 44 Gloucester (1 BP)
Try: Hill 2' m
van Breda 72' c
Con: Weir (1/1) 73'
Pen: Searle (1/2) 25'
Report Try: Singleton 29' m
Thorley (2) 37' c, 49' c
Rees-Zammit 55' m
Woodward 62' c
Varney 78' c
Con: Twelvetrees (4/6) 38', 50', 63', 79'
Pen: Twelvetrees (2/2) 19', 75'
Sixways
Attendance: 0
Referee: Cristophe Ridley
15 August 2020
14:00
(1 BP) Exeter Chiefs 26 – 13 Leicester Tigers
Try: Ewers 27' m
Hogg 39' c
Cowan-Dickie 42' c
Penalty try 53'
Con: J. Simmonds (2/3) 40+1', 43'
Report Try: Penalty try 57'
Pen: Ford (1/1) 11'
Drop: Ford (1/1) 17'
Sandy Park
Attendance: 0
Referee: Tom Foley
15 August 2020
15:00
(1 BP) Bath 34 – 17 London Irish
Try: Spencer 5' m
Dunn (2) 16' c, 22' m
Joseph 62' c
Walker 69' c
Con: Priestland (3/5) 17', 63', 70'
Pen: Priestland (1/1) 58'
Report Try: Rona 38' c
Cornish 77' c
Con: Jackson (2/2) 39', 77'
Pen: Jackson (1/1) 53'
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 0
Referee: Craig Maxwell-Keys
15 August 2020
16:30
Bristol Bears 16 – 12 Saracens (1 BP)
Try: Penalty try 77'
Pen: Sheedy (3/3) 22', 26', 50'
Report Pen: Goode (4/5) 8', 11', 46', 65'
Ashton Gate
Attendance: 0
Referee: Matthew Carley
16 August 2020
15:00
Northampton Saints 21 – 34 Wasps (1 BP)
Try: Mitchell 45' c
Ribbans 63' m
Con: Biggar (1/2) 46'
Pen: Biggar (3/3) 5', 12', 69'
Report Try: Bassett (2) 8' c, 77' c
J. Willis 17' c
Harris 48' c
Con: Gopperth (3/3) 9', 19', 49'
Sopoaga (1/1) 78'
Pen: Sopoaga (2/2) 60', 74'
Franklin's Gardens
Attendance: 0
Referee: Karl Dickson

Round 15[edit]

21 August 2020
18:00
Sale Sharks 22 – 32 Exeter Chiefs (1 BP)
Try: T. Curry 7' c
du Preez 10' c
Solomona 78' m
Con: R. du Preez (2/3) 8', 11'
Pen: R. du Preez (1/1) 44'
Report Try: S. Simmonds 2' c
Vermeulen 48' c
Hogg 53' m
Cowan-Dickie 60' c
Con: J. Simmonds (3/4) 4', 49', 62'
Pen: J. Simmonds (2/2) 39', 58'
AJ Bell Stadium
Attendance: 0
Referee: Matthew Carley
21 August 2020
19:45
Gloucester 24 – 33 Bristol Bears (1 BP)
Try: Balmain 25' c
C. Harris 31' c
Varney 71' c
Con: Twelvetrees (2/2) 26', 32'
Cipriani (1/1) 71'
Pen: Twelvetrees (1/1) 43'
Report Try: Malins 5' m
Purdy 9' c
Thacker 17' c
Radradra 29' c
Earl 51' c
Con: Sheedy (4/5) 10', 18', 29', 51'
Kingsholm
Attendance: 0
Referee: Luke Pearce
21 August 2020
19:45
(1 BP) Wasps 32 – 17 Worcester Warriors
Try: T. Willis 29' c
Oghre 60' m
Barbeary 74' c
Cruse 80' c
Con: Miller (3/4) 29', 75', 80'+1
Pen: Miller (2/3) 15', 39'
Report Try: David 13' c
Cutting 19' c
Con: Weir (2/2) 14', 20'
Pen: Weir (1/1) 33'
Ricoh Arena
Attendance: 0
Referee: Craig Maxwell-Keys
22 August 2020
12:30
(1 BP) Saracens 38 – 24 Harlequins
Try: Maitland 3' m
Itoje 33' c
Davies 40' c
Lewington 76' c
Con: Farrell (3/4) 34', 40', 77'
Pen: Farrell (4/4) 14', 45', 57', 64'
Report Try: Lasike (2) 60' c, 75' c
Steele 69' c
Con: M. Smith (3/3) 60', 70', 75'
Drop: M. Smith (1/1) 31'
Allianz Park
Attendance: 0
Referee: Christophe Ridley
22 August 2020
14:00
London Irish 3 – 27 Northampton Saints (1 BP)
Pen: Jackson (1/1) 40'
Report Try: Collins 50' m
Penalty try (2) 58', 67'
Tuala 79' m
Con: Grayson (2/4) 59', 68'
Pen: Grayson (1/1) 16'
Twickenham Stoop
Attendance: 0
Referee: Ian Tempest
22 August 2020
16:30
Leicester Tigers 16 – 38 Bath (1 BP)
Try: Clare 67' m
Wallace 80' m
Con: McPhillips (0/2)
Pen: McPhillips (2/2) 1', 6'
Try: Stuart 17' c
Dunn 24' c
McConnochie 30' m
Boyce 36' c
Obano 48' m
de Glanville 52' c
Con: Priestland (3/5) 18', 26', 37'
B. Spencer (1/1) 53'
Welford Road
Attendance: 0
Referee: Karl Dickson

Round 16[edit]

25 August 2020
17:30
Wasps 11 – 20 Sale Sharks
Try: J. Willis 79' m
Pen: Gopperth (2/2) 32', 38'
Report Try: L. James 61' m
Pen: MacGinty (5/5) 8', 36', 40'+3, 48', 56'
Ricoh Arena
Attendance: 0
Referee: Matthew Carley
25 August 2020
19:45
(1 BP) Bristol Bears 22 – 25 Exeter Chiefs
Try: O'Conor 49' c
Morahan 52' c
Lloyd 70' m
Con: Sheedy (2/3) 50', 53'
Pen: Sheedy (1/2) 70'
Report Try: Dollman 14' c
Hidalgo-Clyne 23' m
Keast 77' c
Con: Steenson (2/3) 15', 78'
Pen: Steenson (2/2) 35', 65'
Ashton Gate
Attendance: 0
Referee: Wayne Barnes
26 August 2020
18:00
Leicester Tigers 13 – 7 London Irish (1 BP)
Try: Williams 25' c
Con: Ford (1/1) 26'
Pen: Ford (2/2) 8', 46'
Report Try: Meehan 61' c
Con: Jackson (1/1) 62'
Welford Road
Attendance: 0
Referee: Ian Tempest
26 August 2020
18:00
(1 BP) Saracens 36 – 20 Gloucester
Try: B. Harris 38' m
Woolstencroft (3) 46' c, 49' m, 65' m
Whiteley 73' m
Con: Man. Vunipola (1/5) 47'
Pen: Daly (2/2) 7', 15'
Man. Vunipola (1/1) 17'
Report Try: Varney 34' c
Walker 62' m
Rees-Zammit 80'+1 m
Con: L. Evans (1/3) 36'
Pen: L. Evans (1/2) 5'
Allianz Park
Attendance: 0
Referee: Jack Makepeace
26 August 2020
18:00
(1 BP) Worcester Warriors 29 – 14 Harlequins
Try: du Preez 5' c
Lawrence 12' m
Annett 28' c
Hougaard 39' c
Con: Weir (3/4) 6', 29', 40'
Pen: Weir (1/2) 47'
Report Try: Ashton 61' c
Elia 73' c
Con: Lang (2/2) 62', 73'
Sixways
Attendance: 0
Referee: Luke Pearce
26 August 2020
19:45
Northampton Saints 3 – 18 Bath
Pen: Biggar (1/2) 33'
Report Try: de Glanville 58' m
McConnochie 67' c
Con: Priestland (1/1) 68'
Pen: Matavesi (1/1) 21'
Priestland (1/1) 75'
Franklin's Gardens
Attendance: 0
Referee: Christophe Ridley

Round 17[edit]

29 August 2020
15:00
(1 BP) Sale Sharks 40 – 7 Bristol Bears
Try: L. James (2) 7' c, 50' c
Solomona 10' c
de Klerk 17' c
S. James 32' m
Yarde 54' c
Con: MacGinty (5/6) 8', 11', 19', 51', 55'
Report Try: Leiua 37' c
Con: Eden (1/1) 38'
AJ Bell Stadium
Attendance: 0
Referee: Karl Dickson
30 August 2020
14:00
(1 BP) Harlequins 30 – 17 Northampton Saints
Try: Earle 24' c
Baldwin 37' m
Robshaw 47' m
Ashton 50' c
Con: M. Smith (2/4) 26', 51'
Pen: M. Smith (2/3) 15', 40'+1
Report Try: Hutchinson 5' c
R. Olowofela 31' c
Con: Grayson (2/2) 6', 31'
Pen: Grayson (1/1) 58'
Twickenham Stoop
Attendance: 0
Referee: Craig Maxwell-Keys
30 August 2020
15:00
(1 BP) Exeter Chiefs 59 – 7 Worcester Warriors
Try: S. Simmonds (3) 8' c, 26' c, 63' c
J. Hill (3) 11' c, 36' m, 40'+1 c
Nowell 30' m
Hogg 42' c
Vermeulen 56' c
Con: J. Simmonds (7/9) 8', 12', 27', 40'+1, 42', 57', 64'
Report Try: Beck 70' c
Con: Searle (1/1) 71'
Sandy Park
Attendance: 0
Referee: Adam Leal
30 August 2020
16:30
(1 BP) Gloucester 46 – 30 Leicester Tigers
Try: Simpson 6' c
Thorley (4) 9' m, 22' c, 26' c, 30' m
C. Harris 33' m
L. Evans 74' c
Con: Twelvetrees (4/7) 7', 23', 27', 75'
Pen: Twelvetrees (1/1) 72'
Report Try: Potter 36' c
Taufua 55' c
Henderson 60' c
Con: Ford (3/3) 37', 56', 61'
Pen: Henry (2/2) 4', 18'
Ford (1/1) 65'
Kingsholm
Attendance: 0
Referee: Matthew Carley
31 August 2020
13:00
London Irish 12 – 40 Saracens (1 BP)
Try: Creevy 20' m
Williams 29' c
Con: Atkins (1/2) 30'
Report Try: George (2) 10' c, 34' m
Barritt 14' c
B. Vunipola 25' c
Barrington (2) 51' c, 54' c
Con: Man. Vunipola (5/6) 11', 16', 27', 52', 55'
Twickenham Stoop
Attendance: 0
Referee: Tom Foley
31 August 2020
15:00
(1 BP) Bath 23 – 27 Wasps
Try: McConnochie 2' c
Walker 67' c
Con: Priestland (2/2) 4', 69'
Pen: Priestland (3/4) 7', 11', 49'
Report Try: Umaga 27' c
West 57' c
Penalty try 75'
Con: Umaga (2/2) 28', 58'
Pen: Sopoaga (1/1) 13'
Umaga (1/2) 40'
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 0
Referee: Wayne Barnes

Round 18[edit]

4 September 2020
18:00
Worcester Warriors 13 – 36 Bristol Bears (1 BP)
Try: Nanai 28' c
Con: Weir (1/1) 30'
Pen: Weir (2/3) 25', 34'
Report Try: Holmes 7' c
D. Thomas 45' m
S. Piutau 50' c
Uren 67' c
Earl 74' c
Con: Sheedy (4/5) 8', 51', 68', 75'
Pen: Sheedy (1/1) 40'
Sixways
Attendance: 0
Referee: Wayne Barnes
4 September 2020
19:45
(1 BP) Northampton Saints 19 – 22 Exeter Chiefs
Try: Ribbans (2) 29' c, 42' c
H. Taylor 38' m
Con: Biggar (2/3) 30', 43'
Report Try: Lonsdale 8' c
Kirsten 12' c
O'Flaherty 71' m
Con: Steenson (2/3) 9', 12'
Pen: Steenson (1/1) 56'
Franklin's Gardens
Attendance: 0
Referee: Luke Pearce
5 September 2020
12:30
Saracens 18 – 28 Wasps
Try: Daly 3' c
Maitland 51' m
Con: Farrell (1/2) 5'
Pen: Farrell (1/1) 44'
Goode (1/1) 65'
Report Try: T. Willis 71' c
Con: Gopperth (1/1) 72'
Pen: Gopperth (7/7) 14', 23', 32', 40+1', 56', 61', 78'
Allianz Park
Attendance: 0
Referee: Christophe Ridley
5 September 2020
14:00
Harlequins 27 – 41 Bath (1 BP)
Try: Marchant 6' c
Landajo 70' c
Lang 80+1' c
Con: Herron (3/3) 7', 70', 80+1'
Pen: Herron (2/3) 13', 18'
Report Try: McConnochie (2) 19' c, 43' m
Stooke 24' c
Boyce 71' c
Con: Priestland (3/4) 20', 25', 72'
Pen: Priestland (5/5) 9', 16', 36', 57', 64'
Twickenham Stoop
Attendance: 3,500[i]
Referee: Tom Foley
5 September 2020
15:00
Leicester Tigers 31 – 40 Sale Sharks (1 BP)
Try: Liebenberg 52' c
Kerr 70' c
Steward 78' m
Con: Ford (2/3) 52', 71'
Pen: Ford (4/4) 12', 20', 29', 55'
Report Try: MacGinty 17' c
Tuilagi 26' c
Ross 45' c
Solomona 63' c
Con: MacGinty (4/4) 19', 27', 47', 65'
Pen: MacGinty (2/3) 34', 80+1'
de Klerk (1/1) 58'
Drop: de Klerk (1/1) 8'
Welford Road
Attendance: 0
Referee: Ian Tempest
5 September 2020
16:30
(1 BP) Gloucester 36 – 23 London Irish
Try: L. Evans 9' c
Thorley 33' c
Rees-Zammit 58' m
Stanley 65' c
Varney 77' c
Con: L. Evans (2/2) 10', 34'
Twelvetrees (2/3) 66', 78'
Pen: L. Evans (1/1) 20'
Report Try: Hassell-Collins 38' c
Creevy 52' c
Con: Jackson (2/2) 39', 53'
Pen: Jackson (3/3) 4', 13', 68'
Kingsholm
Attendance: 0
Referee: Hamish Smales

Round 19[edit]

8 September 2020
19:45
(1 BP) Bristol Bears 47 – 10 Northampton Saints
Try: Thacker 10' c
Leiua 15' c
Uren 18' c
Vui 62' c
Earl 65' c
O'Conor 67' c
Morahan 71' m
Con: Sheedy (6/7) 11', 15', 19', 63', 66', 68'
Report Try: Gillespie 57' c
Con: Grayson (1/1) 58'
Pen: Grayson (1/1) 4'
Ashton Gate
Attendance: 0
Referee: Tom Foley
9 September 2020
17:30
(1 BP) Wasps 54 – 7 Leicester Tigers
Try: Fekitoa 25' c
West 32' c
Barbeary (3) 46' m, 52' c, 62' c
Umaga 56' c
Spink 70' c
Kibirige 73' c
Con: Umaga (5/6) 25', 33', 52', 56', 63'
Gopperth (2/2) 71', 74'
Report Try: Henderson 5' c
Con: Henry (1/1) 6'
Ricoh Arena
Attendance: 0
Referee: Karl Dickson
9 September 2020
17:30
(1 BP) Exeter Chiefs 35 – 22 Gloucester
Try: Cowan-Dickie 3' c
S. Simmonds 29' c
J. Hill 40+1' c
Whitten 42' c
J. Maunder 54' c
Con: J. Simmonds (5/5) 4', 30', 40+1', 43', 56'
Report Try: Banahan (2) 8' m, 62' c
Gray 75' c
Con: Twelvetrees (2/3) 64', 76'
Pen: Twelvetrees (1/1) 23'
Sandy Park
Attendance: 0
Referee: Christophe Ridley
9 September 2020
18:00
Sale Sharks 24 – 17 Saracens (1 BP)
Try: Postlethwaite 3' c
Morozov 16' c
Hammersley 27' c
Con: R. du Preez (3/3) 4', 17', 28'
Pen: R. du Preez (1/2) 76'
Report Try: Segun (2) 4' c, 80+1' c
Con: Man. Vunipola (2/2) 6', 80+1'
Pen: Man. Vunipola (1/1) 60'
AJ Bell Stadium
Attendance: 0
Referee: Craig Maxwell-Keys
9 September 2020
19:45
(1 BP) Bath 40 – 15 Worcester Warriors
Try: Ellis 9' c
Stooke (2) 19' c, 49' c
Walker 32' m
de Glanville 38' c
Matavesi 52' c
Con: Matavesi (5/6) 10', 20', 39', 50', 53'
Report Try: Searle 7' c
Fidow 20' m
Con: Searle (1/2) 7'
Pen: Searle (1/1) 40+1'
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 0
Referee: Andrew Jackson
9 September 2020
19:45
London Irish 15 – 38 Harlequins (1 BP)
Try: Norton 15' c
Donnell 24' m
Con: J. Atkins (1/2) 16'
Pen: J. Atkins (1/1) 36'
Report Try: M. Smith (2) 7' m, 49' c
Baldwin 26' m
Steele 65' c
Penalty try 77'
Murley 80' c
Con: M. Smith (3/5) 49', 66', 80+1'
Twickenham Stoop
Attendance: 0
Referee: Matthew Carley

Round 20[edit]

13 September 2020
12:30
(1 BP) Wasps 59 – 35 Bristol Bears (1 BP)
Try: J. Willis 1' m
Bassett 6' c
Cruse 11' c
Rowlands 17' c
Kibirige 40+1' m
Robson 47' c
Penalty try 53'
T. Willis 68' c
Oghre 78' c
Con: Gopperth (6/8) 6', 12', 18', 48', 70', 79'
Report Try: Malins (2) 33' c, 60' c
O'Conor 36' c
Penalty try 74'
McCabe 80+1' c
Con: Malins (4/4) 33', 37', 60', 80+1'
Ricoh Arena
Attendance: 0
Referee: Ian Tempest
13 September 2020
14:00
Leicester Tigers 28 – 24 Northampton Saints (1 BP)
Try: B. Youngs 6' c
Con: Henry (1/1) 7'
Pen: Henry (5/7) 14', 19', 24', 45', 77'
Steward (1/1) 40'
Drop: Henry (1/1) 69'
Report Try: Penalty try 29'
Hill 64' c
Taylor 80+1' c
Con: Biggar (2/2) 65', 80+2'
Pen: Biggar (1/1) 4'
Welford Road
Attendance: 0
Referee: Wayne Barnes
13 September 2020
15:00
(1 BP) London Irish 25 – 40 Worcester Warriors (1 BP)
Try: Loader 4' m
Tuisue 62' c
Meehan 73' m
Homer 79' m
Con: Jackson (1/4) 63'
Pen: Jackson (1/1) 40+1'
Report Try: Hougaard (2) 25' c, 42' c
Nanai Vai 48' c
Lawrence (2) 58' c, 69' c
Howe 80+1' m
Con: Weir (5/5) 26', 43', 50', 59', 70'
Twickenham Stoop
Attendance: 0
Referee: Craig Maxwell-Keys
13 September 2020
15:00
Sale Sharks 22 – 37 Bath (1 BP)
Try: Janse van Rensburg 4' c
J. du Preez 52' c
D. du Preez 72' m
Con: MacGinty (2/3) 5', 72'
Pen: MacGinty (1/2) 58'
Report Try: McConnochie 21' c
Spencer (2) 31' c, 69' c
Joseph 78' c
Con: Priestland (4/4) 22', 31', 70', 79'
Pen: Priestland (3/3) 24', 61', 63'
AJ Bell Stadium
Attendance: 0
Referee: Matthew Carley
13 September 2020
16:30
(1 BP) Saracens 40 – 17 Exeter Chiefs
Try: Segun 5' m
Morris 40' c
Obatoyinbo 54' m
Venter 62' c
Boon 76' c
Con: Man. Vunipola (3/5) 40+1', 63', 78'
Pen: Man. Vunipola (3/4) 37', 44', 52'
Report Try: Cordero 13' m
Witty 46' m
Dennis 80+4' c
Con: Skinner (1/1) 80+5'
Allianz Park
Attendance: 0
Referee: Adam Leal
14 September 2020
19:45
Gloucester 15 – 28 Harlequins
Try: Polledri 45' c
Alemanno 66' m
Con: Cipriani (1/2) 45'
Pen: Cipriani (1/1) 12'
Report Try: Murley 14' c
Lewies 33' m
Steele 60' c
Con: M. Smith (2/3) 16', 61'
Pen: M. Smith (3/3) 4', 7', 10'
Kingsholm
Attendance: 1,000[i]
Referee: Karl Dickson

Round 21[edit]

22 September 2020
17:30
(1 BP) Bath 31 – 20 Gloucester
Try: Dunn (2) 62' c, 67' c
Boyce 75' c
Spencer 79' c
Con: Priestland (4/4) 63', 68', 75', 80'
Pen: Priestland (1/4) 24'
Report Try: C. Harris 21' c
Banahan 58' c
Con: Twelvetrees (2/2) 21', 59'
Pen: Twelvetrees (2/3) 11', 39'
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 0
Referee: Craig Maxwell-Keys
28 September 2020
19:45
Harlequins 23 – 32 Wasps (1 BP)
Try: Dombrandt (2) 20' m, 32' c
M. Smith 42' c
Con: M. Smith (1/3) 33'
Pen: M. Smith (2/2) 40+1', 60'
Report Try: T. Willis 12' m
Oghre 56' c
Young 72' c
J. Willis 76' c
Con: Gopperth (3/4) 58', 73', 77'
Pen: Gopperth (2/2) 37', 80+1'
Twickenham Stoop
Attendance: 0
Referee: Luke Pearce
29 September 2020
17:30
Northampton Saints 14 – 34 Sale Sharks (1 BP)
Try: Tuala 24' c
Mitchell 60' c
Con: Biggar (2/2) 25', 62'
Report Try: L. James (2) 5' m, 30' m
Penalty try 22'
Hammersley 39' m
Janse van Rensburg 72' m
Morozov 77' c
Con: R. du Preez (1/4) 78'
Franklin's Gardens
Attendance: 0
Referee: Wayne Barnes
30 September 2020
17:30
(1 BP) Bristol Bears 40 – 3 Leicester Tigers
Try: Lloyd 18' c
Hughes 29' c
Byrne 36' c
D. Thomas 45' c
Thacker 62' m
Con: Sheedy (4/5) 19', 30', 37', 46'
Report Pen: Henry (1/2) 24'
Ashton Gate
Attendance: 0
Referee: Christophe Ridley
30 September 2020
17:30
(1 BP) Exeter Chiefs 19 – 22 London Irish
Try: Witty 24' m
Devoto 33' c
Hendrickson 51' c
Con: H. Skinner (2/3) 34', 52'
Report Try: Cornish 28' m
Rona 40+1' c
Creevy 69' c
Con: Jackson (2/3) 40+2', 70'
Pen: Jackson (1/3) 20'
Sandy Park
Attendance: 0
Referee: Ian Tempest
30 September 2020
17:30
(1 BP) Worcester Warriors 40 – 27 Saracens (1 BP)
Try: Hougaard (2) 3' c, 31' c
Heward 16' c
Penalty try 23'
Beck 67' c
T. Hill 78' m
Con: Searle (4/5) 4', 17', 32', 69'
Report Try: Watson (2) 11' c, 18' c
Crossdale (2) 40+1' m, 80+2' m
Con: Man. Vunipola (2/4) 12', 19'
Pen: Man. Vunipola (1/1) 66'
Sixways
Attendance: 0
Referee: Karl Dickson

Round 22[edit]

4 October 2020
15:00
(1 BP) Gloucester 20 – 0
Cancelled[j]
Northampton Saints
Report
Kingsholm
Attendance: 0
Referee: Jack Makepeace
4 October 2020
15:00
(1 BP) Leicester Tigers 26 – 32 Harlequins (1 BP)
Try: T. Youngs 11' m
Nadolo 46' c
Scott 67' m
Con: Ford (1/3) 46'
Pen: Ford (3/3) 26', 28', 57'
Report Try: Dombrandt 18' c
Marchant (2) 40+1' c, 49' c
Lang 53' m
Con: Herron (3/4) 19, 40+2', 50'
Pen: Herron (2/2) 31', 61'
Welford Road
Attendance: 0
Referee: Matthew Carley
4 October 2020
15:00
London Irish 7 – 36 Bristol Bears (1 BP)
Try: Hassell-Collins 62' c
Con: Jackson (1/1) 63'
Report Try: Radradra 13' c
Earl 31' c
Thacker 67' c
Penalty try 76'
Capon 80+1' m
Con: Malins (3/4) 14', 32', 68'
Pen: Malins (1/1) 36'
Twickenham Stoop
Attendance: 0
Referee: Karl Dickson
4 October 2020
15:00
Saracens 17 – 17 Bath
Try: Penalty try 64'
Swinson 73' c
Con: Man. Vunipola (1/1) 75'
Pen: Man. Vunipola (1/1) 28'
Report Try: Obano 3' c
Spencer 18' c
Con: Priestland (2/2) 4', 19'
Pen: Priestland (1/1) 47'
Allianz Park
Attendance: 0
Referee: Wayne Barnes
4 October 2020
15:00
(1 BP) Wasps 46 – 5 Exeter Chiefs
Try: Umaga 25' c
Robson 27' c
Gopperth 39' m
Bassett 43' c
Vellacott (2) 62' c, 73' c
Con: Gopperth (4/5) 26', 28', 44', 64'
Miller (1/1) 74'
Pen: Gopperth (2/2) 8', 17'
Report Try: Southworth 56' m
Ricoh Arena
Attendance: 0
Referee: Tom Foley
7 October 2020[k]
19:45
Sale Sharks 0 – 20
Cancelled[l]
Worcester Warriors (1 BP)
AJ Bell Stadium
Attendance: 0
Referee: Ian Tempest

Play-offs[edit]

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 on 24 October 2020 at Twickenham Stadium.

Bracket[edit]

Semi-finals Final
      
1 Exeter Chiefs 35
4 Bath 6
1 Exeter Chiefs 19
2 Wasps 13
2 Wasps 47
3 Bristol Bears 24

Semi-Finals[edit]

10 October 2020
13:30
Wasps (2) 47 – 24 (3) Bristol Bears
Try: Fekitoa 9' c
J. Willis 35' c
Robson 60' c
Kibirige 64' c
Minozzi 67' c
Con: Gopperth (5/5) 10', 37', 61', 65', 68'
Pen: Gopperth (4/6) 15', 20', 31', 54'
Report Try: Morahan 22' m
Thacker 49' c
Randall 74' c
Malins 78'
Con: Sheedy (2/4) 50', 75'
10 October 2020
16:30
Exeter Chiefs (1) 35 – 6 (4) Bath
Try: J. Hill (2) 17' c, 63' c
Cowan-Dickie 30' c
Hogg 51' m
Devoto 70' c
Con: J. Simmonds (4/5) 18', 31', 64', 71'
Report Pen: Priestland (2/2) 23', 27'

Final[edit]

24 October 2020
18:00
Exeter Chiefs (1) 19 – 13 (2) Wasps
Try: Slade 18' c
Con: J. Simmonds (1/1) 19'
Pen: J. Simmonds (4/4) 36', 40+1', 66', 80+1'
Report Try: Umaga 30' c
Con: Gopperth (1/1) 31'
Pen: Gopperth (2/2) 13', 57'
Twickenham
Referee: Craig Maxwell-Keys
FB 15 Scotland Stuart Hogg
RW 14 England Jack Nowell
OC 13 England Henry Slade
IC 12 England Ollie Devoto
LW 11 England Olly Woodburn
FH 10 England Joe Simmonds (c)
SH 9 England Jack Maunder
N8 8 England Sam Simmonds
OF 7 South Africa Jannes Kirsten
BF 6 Zimbabwe Dave Ewers
RL 5 England Jonny Hill
LL 4 Scotland Sam Skinner
TP 3 England Harry Williams
HK 2 England Luke Cowan-Dickie
LP 1 England Alec Hepburn
Replacements:
HK 16 England Jack Yeandle
PR 17 England Ben Moon
PR 18 Wales Tomas Francis
LK 19 Scotland Jonny Gray
FL 20 South Africa Jacques Vermeulen
SH 21 Scotland Sam Hidalgo-Clyne
FH 22 Ireland Gareth Steenson
CE 23 Ireland Ian Whitten
Coach:
England Rob Baxter
FB 15 Italy Matteo Minozzi
RW 14 England Zach Kibirige
OC 13 South Africa Juan de Jongh
IC 12 New Zealand Jimmy Gopperth
LW 11 England Josh Bassett
FH 10 England Jacob Umaga
SH 9 England Dan Robson
N8 8 England Tom Willis
OF 7 Wales Thomas Young
BF 6 England Jack Willis
RL 5 Wales Will Rowlands
LL 4 England Joe Launchbury (c)
TP 3 New Zealand Jeffrey Toomaga-Allen
HK 2 England Tommy Taylor
LP 1 England Tom West
Substitutions:
HK 16 England Gabriel Oghre
PR 17 England Ben Harris
PR 18 England Biyi Alo
LK 19 England James Gaskell
FL 20 England Ben Morris
SH 21 Scotland Ben Vellacott
CE 22 New Zealand Lima Sopoaga
WG 23 Jersey Michael Le Bourgeois
Coach:
England Lee Blackett

Man of the Match:
England Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs)
Touch judges:
Simon Harding
Paul Dix
Television Match Official:
Rowan Kitt

Leading scorers[edit]

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 attendances[edit]

By club[edit]

  • Attendances only include matches up to the suspension of fixtures in March 2020. After this matches were played behind closed doors, or as part of the trialled return of spectators with attendance limited to 3,500 or 1,000.
Club Home
Games
Total Average Highest Lowest % Capacity
Bath 7 99,747 14,250 14,509 13,976 98%
Bristol Bears 7 125,413 17,916 26,399 12,867 66%
Exeter Chiefs 7 86,888 12,413 13,593 11,015 93%
Gloucester 6 83,067 13,845 16,115 12,844 86%
Harlequins 7 158,885 22,698 75,500 13,006 94%
Leicester Tigers 6 118,739 19,790 23,353 17,559 77%
London Irish 6 34,995 5,833 9,259 3,622 24%
Northampton Saints 7 96,040 13,720 15,200 11,412 90%
Sale Sharks 6 43,051 7,175 8,579 5,951 60%
Saracens 6 43,814 7,302 8,500 6,293 86%
Wasps 6 81,415 13,569 24,842 9,503 42%
Worcester Warriors 7 60,455 8,636 11,499 7,297 75%

Highest attendances[edit]

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
15 February 2020 Leicester Tigers (h) v Wasps Welford Road 23,353
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
25 January 2020 Bristol Bears (h) v Gloucester Ashton Gate 18,779
27 October 2019 Leicester Tigers (h) v Saracens Welford Road 18,533
29 February 2020 Leicester Tigers (h) v Worcester Warriors Welford Road 18,268

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Sandy Park's capacity increased from 12,921 to 13,593 from December 2019 onward.[11]
  2. ^ Skivington replaced Johan Ackermann as head coach in July 2020. Simultaneously, DoR David Humphreys also left the club.
  3. ^ Harlequins would also play a home game at Twickenham Stadium, London on 28 December 2019.
  4. ^ Murphy was promoted to DoR on 1 July 2020.
  5. ^ London Irish's tenure at Madejski ended on 30 June 2020 and would therefore play 5 home games at Twickenham Stoop.
  6. ^ Allianz Park will have a reduced capacity this season due to redevelopment works.
  7. ^ Hill was named as Worcester's club captain in July 2020, with Matt Moulds serving as team captain.
  8. ^ Premiership Rugby gave an attendance of 5,500 for the Saracens v Leicester Tigers game on 7 March, compared to 6,564 in The Rugby Paper. Until a more accurate figure can be produced by Premiership Rugby, The Rugby Paper version will be used.
  9. ^ a b Spectators were admitted to the match in limited capacity and socially distanced as part of a government trial
  10. ^ After a number of Sale players tested positive for COVID-19 following their match with Northampton the previous round, a number of Northampton players and staff self-isolated as a precaution. Northampton forfeited the game to Gloucester, with Gloucester being awarded four tries and a bonus point victory.[20]
  11. ^ Postponed from 4 October after a number of Sale Sharks players tested positive for COVID-19.[21]
  12. ^ After a number of Sale players tested positive for COVID-19 following their match with Northampton the previous round, a further round of testing was undertaken and additional positive tests were recorded. Sale Sharks therefore forfeited the game to Worcester, with Worcester being awarded four tries and a bonus point victory.[22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gallagher confirmed as new title sponsors of Premiership Rugby". 12 April 2018. Retrieved 27 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Saracens deducted 35 points and fined £5.3m for salary cap breach". Sky News. Retrieved 2019-11-30.
  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. ^ "Saracens: Edward Griffiths resigns as interim CEO as club docked further 70 points". BBC Sport. BBC. 28 January 2020. Retrieved 29 January 2020.
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