Name
English Premiership Rugby

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Established
1987 (37 years old)

First Recorded Event
2010-09-03

Current Season
2023-2024

API Football ID
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Location
England

Gender
Male

TV Rights
US - NBC Sports [2016-2021]

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Upcoming
22/03 Bristol Rugb home team badge - Away Team Badge Northampton
22/03 Leicester Ti home team badge - Away Team Badge Gloucester
23/03 Bath Rugby home team badge - Away Team Badge Sale Sharks
23/03 Exeter Chief home team badge - Away Team Badge Newcastle Fa
23/03 Saracens home team badge - Away Team Badge Harlequins
29/03 Northampton home team badge - Away Team Badge Saracens
29/03 Newcastle Fa home team badge - Away Team Badge Leicester Ti
30/03 Gloucester home team badge - Away Team Badge Bristol Rugb
30/03 Harlequins home team badge - Away Team Badge Bath Rugby
31/03 Sale Sharks home team badge - Away Team Badge Exeter Chief

Results
28/01 Gloucester home team badge 32 - 20home team badge Sale Sharks
27/01 Northampton  home team badge 38 - 13home team badge Newcastle Fa
27/01 Saracens home team badge 40 - 22home team badge Exeter Chief
27/01 Bristol Rugb home team badge 57 - 44home team badge Bath Rugby
26/01 Harlequins home team badge 19 - 20home team badge Leicester Ti
07/01 Bath Rugby home team badge 17 - 10home team badge Gloucester
06/01 Leicester Ti home team badge 19 - 10home team badge Saracens
06/01 Exeter Chief home team badge 36 - 42home team badge Northampton
05/01 Sale Sharks home team badge 14 - 22home team badge Bristol Rugb
05/01 Newcastle Fa home team badge 3 - 24home team badge Harlequins

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Premiership Rugby (officially known as Gallagher Premiership Rugby, or the Gallagher Premiership due to sponsorship reasons) is an English professional rugby union competition. The Premiership consists of twelve clubs, and is the top division of the English rugby union system. Premiership clubs qualify for Europe's two main club competitions, the European Rugby Champions Cup and the European Rugby Challenge Cup. The team finishing at the bottom of the Premiership each season is relegated to the second division, the RFU Championship; the winner of the Championship is promoted to the Premiership.

The competition has been played since 1987, and has evolved into the current Premiership system. The current champions are Saracens. The most recently promoted side are London Irish, who returned to the top flight in 2019.

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

The league turned professional for the 1996/97 season when the first winners were London Wasps, joining Bath and Leicester as the only champions in the league's first decade. Clubs like Saracens, Newcastle and Northampton were able to attract wealthy benefactors, but the professional era also had its casualties, as clubs like West Hartlepool, Richmond and London Scottish were forced into administration when their backers pulled out.
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2023-2024
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2022-2023
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2021-2022
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2020-2021
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Bath Rugby
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Bristol Rugby
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Exeter Chiefs
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Gloucester
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Harlequins
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Leicester Tigers
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Newcastle Falcons
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Northampton Saint
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Sale Sharks
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Saracens
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Wasps
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Worcester Warrior

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