2018–19 Premiership Rugby

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2018–19 Gallagher Premiership
Countries England
Date31 August 2018 – 1 June 2019
Matches played42
Attendance534,854
(average 12,735 per match)
Highest attendance40,013
Northampton v Leicester
6 October 2018
Lowest attendance5,586
Sale v Newcastle
6 October 2018
Tries scored258
(average 6.1 per match)
Top point scorerGeorge Ford (Leicester)
(94 points)
Top try scorerCharlie Sharples (Gloucester)
(8 tries)
Official website
www.premiershiprugby.com

The 2018–19 Premiership Rugby is the 32nd season of the top flight of English domestic rugby union competition and the first to be sponsored by Gallagher.[1] The competition will be broadcast by BT Sport for the sixth successive season with five games also simulcast free-to-air on Channel 5. Highlights of each weekend's games will be shown on Channel 5 with extended highlights on BT Sport.

The reigning champions entering the season were Saracens, who claimed their fourth title after defeating Exeter Chiefs in the 2018 final.

Bristol Bears were promoted as champions from the 2017–18 RFU Championship at the first attempt.

Teams[edit]

Bristol Bears, having won the 2017–18 RFU Championship, replace London Irish, 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 New Zealand Todd Blackadder England Matt Garvey Canterbury The Recreation Ground[a] 14,500 Bath
Bristol Bears Samoa Pat Lam N/A (Leadership Group)[2] Bristol Sport Ashton Gate 27,000 Bristol
Exeter Chiefs England Rob Baxter England Jack Yeandle Samurai Sportswear Sandy Park 12,800 Exeter
Gloucester Ireland David Humphreys New Zealand Willi Heinz XBlades Kingsholm Stadium 16,115 Gloucester
Harlequins England Paul Gustard
Australia Billy Millard
Australia James Horwill
England Chris Robshaw
Adidas Twickenham Stoop[b] 14,800 Twickenham, Greater London
Leicester Tigers Ireland Geordan Murphy (interim) England Tom Youngs Kukri Welford Road 25,849 Leicester
Newcastle Falcons England Dean Richards England Will Welch ISC Kingston Park 10,200 Newcastle upon Tyne
Northampton Saints New Zealand Chris Boyd England Dylan Hartley
England Alex Waller
Macron Franklin's Gardens[c] 15,249 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 10,000[d] Barnet, Greater London
Wasps Wales Dai Young England Joe Launchbury Under Armour Ricoh Arena 32,609 Coventry
Worcester Warriors South Africa Alan Solomons South Africa GJ van Velze VX3 Sixways Stadium 11,499 Worcester

Pre-season[edit]

The 2018 edition of the Premiership Rugby Sevens Series would be held on 27 and 28 July at Franklin's Gardens. 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.[3]

Table[edit]

2018–19 Premiership Rugby Table view · watch · edit · discuss
Club Played Won Drawn Lost Points for Points against Points diff Tries for Tries against Try bonus Losing bonus Points
1 Exeter Chiefs 7 7 0 0 239 136 103 34 13 6 0 34
2 Saracens 7 7 0 0 258 158 100 33 16 6 0 34
3 Gloucester 7 4 1 2 204 159 45 25 18 4 1 23
4 Wasps 7 4 0 3 185 203 -18 22 25 3 0 19
5 Harlequins 7 3 0 4 181 162 19 14 13 2 4 18
6 Bath 7 3 1 3 174 197 -23 20 25 2 1 17
7 Leicester Tigers 7 3 0 4 182 224 -42 18 32 3 2 17
8 Northampton Saints 7 3 0 4 179 180 -1 22 18 2 1 15
9 Worcester Warriors 7 2 0 5 175 165 10 21 19 2 3 13
10 Bristol Bears 7 2 0 5 149 230 -81 14 31 1 2 11
11 Sale Sharks 7 2 0 5 135 189 -54 14 23 0 2 10
12 Newcastle Falcons 7 1 0 6 130 188 -58 16 22 1 2 7

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 earns a berth in the 2019–20 European Rugby Champions Cup.
Blue background (rows 5 & 6) indicates teams outside the play-off places, that earns a berth in the 2019–20 European Rugby Champions Cup based on their position in the table.
Plain background indicates teams that earn a place in the 2019–20 European Rugby Challenge Cup.
Red background (row 12) will be relegated, providing the team promoted from the 2018–19 RFU Championship champions) are eligible for promotion.


(CH) Champions. (RU) Runners-up. (SF) Losing semi-finalists.

Starting table — source: [1]

Fixtures[edit]

Fixtures for the season were announced by Premiership Rugby on 6 July 2018. Due to redevelopment work causing the closure of Twickenham Stadium, round 1 did not include the London Double Header.

Despite a four-year deal being struck in 2016, no matches have yet been scheduled to take place in the United States. It had previously been reported that Sale Sharks vs Harlequins in round 18 would take place at Toyota Park just outside Chicago, Illinois.[4] However, the round 6 match between Harlequins and Saracens was broadcast live in the US on a major network with NBC as opposed to NBCSN broadcasting for the first time.[5]

All fixtures are subject to change.

Highlights of the season include:

  • The Derby — Northampton Saints vs Leicester Tigers at Twickenham on 6 October
  • Big Game 11 — Harlequins will host Wasps in this season's edition of the Big Game at Twickenham on 29 December.
  • The Clash — Bath Rugby will return to Twickenham on 6 April. This year's opponent will be fellow West Country rivals Bristol Bears.

Regular Season[edit]

Round 1[edit]

31 August 2018
19:45
Bristol Bears 17 – 10 Bath (1 BP)
Try: Leiua 71' m
Pen: Madigan (4/4) 8', 28', 42', 67'
Report Try: Homer 51' c
Con: Priestland (1/1) 53'
Pen: Priestland (1/3) 62'
Ashton Gate
Attendance: 26,079
Referee: JP Doyle
1 September 2018
14:00
Gloucester 27 – 16 Northampton Saints
Try: Hanson 4' m
Sharples 33' c
Con: Twelvetrees (1/2) 35'
Pen: Twelvetrees (5/6) 1', 12', 24', 62', 76'
Report Try: Francis 14' m
Lawes 65' m
Pen: Biggar (2/2) 10', 21'
Kingsholm
Attendance: 13,781
Referee: Matthew Carley
1 September 2018
15:00
(1 BP) Harlequins 51 – 23 Sale Sharks
Try: Tapaui (2) 21' c, 39' c
Earle 34' c
Marchant 55' c
M. Smith 70' c
Crumpton 78' c
Con: M. Smith (6/6) 22', 36', 40', 56', 71', 79'
Pen: M. Smith (3/4) 3', 42', 49'
Report Try: MacGinty 24' c
Yarde 29' c
Con: MacGinty (2/2) 26', 31'
Pen: MacGinty (3/3) 16', 38', 51'
Twickenham Stoop
Attendance: 11,463
Referee: Craig Maxwell-Keys
1 September 2018
15:00
(1 BP) Worcester Warriors 20–21 Wasps
Try: Mills 15' c
Lewis 52' c
Con: Weir (2/2) 17', 53'
Pen: Weir (2/2) 3', 9'
Report Try: Launchbury 49' c
Taylor 56' m
Con: Searle (1/2) 49'
Pen: Searle (2/3) 27', 35', 68'
Sixways
Attendance: 7,796
Referee: Karl Dickson
1 September 2018
16:30
(1 BP) Exeter Chiefs 40 – 6 Leicester Tigers
Try: Woodburn 27' c
S. Simmonds 36' c
Cowan-Dickie 60' c
Slade 64' c
Kvesic 75' m
Whitten 78' c
Con: Steenson (5/6) 28', 37', 61', 66', 79'
Report Pen: G. Ford (2/3) 14', 25'
Sandy Park
Attendance: 10,452
Referee: Wayne Barnes
2 September 2018
15:00
Newcastle Falcons 21 – 32 Saracens (1 BP)
Try: M. Wilson (2) 55' m, 70' c
Con: Flood (1/2) 71'
Pen: Flood (3/3) 3', 8', 33'
Report Try: George 14' c
Lewington (2) 39' c, 60' m
Tompkins 75' c
Con: Farrell (3/4) 15', 40', 76'
Pen: Farrell (2/2) 11', 80'
Kingston Park
Attendance: 7,015
Referee: Ian Tempest

Round 2[edit]

7 September 2018
19:45
Northampton Saints 25 – 18 Harlequins (1 BP)
Try: Hartley 55' c
Con: Biggar (1/1) 56'
Pen: Biggar (5/6) 18', 33', 40', 45', 62'
Mallinder (1/1) 76'
Report Try: Care 51' c
Lang 71' m
Con: M. Smith (1/1) 52'
Pen: M. Smith (2/2) 7', 64'
Franklin's Gardens
Attendance: 11,865
Referee: Tom Foley
8 September 2018
14:00
(1 BP) Wasps 31 – 42 Exeter Chiefs (1 BP)
Try: Daly 2' c
Bassett 13' c
Hughes 37' c
Robson 68' c
Con: Searle (3/3) 3', 14', 38'
Sopoaga (1/1) 69'
Pen: Searle (1/1) 33'
Report Try: Cordero 11' c
S. Simmonds (2) 17' c, 44' c
Slade (2) 24' c, 48' c
Armand 79' c
Con: Steenson (6/6) 12', 18', 25', 45', 49', 80'
Ricoh Arena
Attendance: 13,104
Referee: Christophe Ridley
8 September 2018
15:00
(1 BP) Leicester Tigers 49 – 33 Newcastle Falcons (1 BP)
Try: G. Ford 1' m
May (2) 8' c, 40' m
Thompstone 12' c
Tuilagi 22' c
Con: G. Ford (3/5) 9', 14', 23'
Pen: G. Ford (6/6) 6', 20', 29', 47', 56', 80'
Report Try: Takulua 16' c
Goneva (2) 25' c, 33' m
M. Wilson 45' c
Mavinga 52' c
Con: Flood (4/5) 17, 26', 45', 53'
Welford Road
Attendance: 20,045
Referee: Matthew Carley
8 September 2018
15:00
(1 BP) Saracens 44 – 23 Bristol Bears
Try: Gallagher 4' c
Lewington 43' m
B. Vunipola 49' c
L. Williams (3) 52' m, 69' c, 76' c
Con: Farrell (4/6) 5', 50', 69', 78'
Pen: Farrell (2/2) 32', 39'
Report Try: Leiua (2) 10' c, 40' m
Haining 72' m
Con: Sheedy (1/2) 11'
Pen: Sheedy (2/2) 20', 27'
Allianz Park
Attendance: 8,736
Referee: Andrew Jackson
8 September 2018
16:30
(1 BP) Bath 31 – 31 Gloucester (1 BP)
Try: Rokoduguni 39' c
Dunn (2) 42' c, 63' c
Stooke 73' c
Con: Burns (2/2) 40', 43'
Priestland (2/2) 63', 75'
Pen: Priestland (1/1) 71'
Report Try: Ackermann (2) 14' c, 25' c
Braley 33' c
Banahan 77' c
Con: Twelvetrees (4/4) 15', 26', 34', 78'
Pen: Twelvetrees (1/1) 69'
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 14,278
Referee: Luke Pearce
9 September 2018
15:00
Sale Sharks 21 – 15 Worcester Warriors (1 BP)
Try: Beaumont 19' m
Solomona 32' c
Con: MacGinty (1/2) 34'
Pen: MacGinty (3/3) 6', 30', 54'
Report Try: Heem 46' c
Pennell 60' m
Con: Weir (1/2) 47'
Pen: Weir (1/1) 51'
AJ Bell Stadium
Attendance: 7,145
Referee: JP Doyle

Round 3[edit]

14 September 2018
19:45
(1 BP) Gloucester 35 – 13 Bristol Bears
Try: Grobler 41' c
Sharples (2) 48' c, 54' m
Slater 63' m
Banahan 80' m
Con: Twelvetrees (2/5) 41', 48'
Pen: Twelvetrees (2/2) 8', 69'
Report Try: Morahan 16' c
Con: Madigan (1/1) 18'
Pen: Madigan (2/2) 10', 29'
Kingsholm
Attendance: 14,197
Referee: Tom Foley
15 September 2018
15:00
(1 BP) Exeter Chiefs 35 – 18 Sale Sharks
Try: Cordero 6' c
J. Hill 25' c
Maunder 49' c
Cuthbert 62' c
Lawday 73' c
Con: J. Simmonds (3/3) 7', 26', 50'
Steenson (2/2) 64', 74'
Report Try: Yarde 18' c
B. Evans 60' m
Con: MacGinty (1/2) 19'
Pen: MacGinty (2/3) 2', 15'
Sandy Park
Attendance: 9,073
Referee: Karl Dickson
15 September 2018
15:00
(2 BP) Harlequins 32 – 37 Bath (1 BP)
Try: Care 14' c
Marchant 19' m
Marler 75' c
Mulchrone 79' c
Con: M. Smith (1/2) 15'
Lang (2/2) 75', 79'
Pen: M. Smith (2/2) 13', 49'
Report Try: Roberts 10' m
Mercer (2) 23' c, 56' c
Cokanasiga (2) 36' c, 45' m
Con: Burns (2/4) 24', 36'
Priestland (1/1) 57'
Pen: Burns (1/2) 28'
Drop: Burns (1/1) 33'
Twickenham Stoop
Attendance: 11,897
Referee: Matthew Carley
15 September 2018
15:00
Northampton Saints 27 – 38 Saracens (1 BP)
Try: Francis 15' c
Hartley 54' c
Franks 62' c
Con: Biggar (3/3) 16', 55', 63'
Pen: Biggar (2/2) 24', 69'
Report Try: Lewington (2) 26' m, 31' m
B. Spencer 42' c
Strettle (2) 71' c, 74' m
Con: B. Spencer (1/3) 43'
Goode (1/2) 72'
Pen: B. Spencer (1/1) 48'
Goode (2/2) 60' 66'
Franklin's Gardens
Attendance: 12,317
Referee: JP Doyle
15 September 2018
15:00
(1 BP) Worcester Warriors 20 – 23 Newcastle Falcons
Try: Penalty try 40+2'
Weir 49' c
Con: Weir (1/1) 50'
Pen: Weir (1/1) 21'
Pennell (1/1) 68'
Report Try: Takulua 5' c
Sinoti 11' c
Con: Flood (2/2) 6', 12'
Pen: Flood (3/3) 44', 56', 72'
Sixways
Attendance: 5,641
Referee: Wayne Barnes
16 September 2018
15:00
(1 BP) Wasps 41 – 35 Leicester Tigers (2 BP)
Try: De Jongh (2) 9' c, 54' c
Bassett 14' c
Hughes 22' m
Con: Sopoaga (3/4) 10', 15', 55'
Pen: Sopoaga (4/4) 32', 66', 72', 79'
Daly (1/1) 40'
Report Try: May (2) 17' m, 56' c
Veainu 36' c
Kalamafoni 48' c
Con: G. Ford (3/4) 37', 49', 57'
Pen: G. Ford (3/4) 26', 30', 42'
Ricoh Arena
Attendance: 18,102
Referee: Ian Tempest

Round 4[edit]

21 September 2018
19:45
(1 BP) Newcastle Falcons 17 – 24 Exeter Chiefs
Try: Kibirige 1' c
J. Williams 51' c
Con: Flood (2/2) 2', 53'
Pen: Flood (1/1) 37'
Report Try: S. Simmonds (2) 5' c, 33' c
Kvesic 64' c
Con: J. Simmonds (2/2) 5', 34'
Steenson (1/1) 66'
Pen: J. Simmonds (1/1) 43'
Kingston Park
Attendance: 7,022
Referee: Andrew Jackson
22 September 2018
15:00
Sale Sharks 13 – 31 Wasps (1 BP)
Try: Ross 1' c
Con: MacGinty (1/1) 2'
Pen: MacGinty (2/2) 13', 45'
Report Try: Carr 34' c
Bassett 38' c
Stuart 52' c
Hughes 77' c
Con: Sopoaga (4/4) 35', 40', 53', 78'
Pen: Sopoaga (1/2) 8'
AJ Bell Stadium
Attendance: 6,340
Referee: Wayne Barnes
22 September 2018
15:00
Bristol Bears 20 – 13 Harlequins (1 BP)
Try: O'Conor 35' m
Pen: Madigan (5/5) 19', 42', 49', 53', 59'
Report Try: Care 7' c
Con: Lang (1/1) 8'
Pen: Lang (2/2) 15', 56'
Ashton Gate
Attendance: 12,287
Referee: Ian Tempest
22 September 2018
15:00
Bath 17 – 15 Northampton Saints (1 BP)
Try: Burns 28' c
Cokanasiga 62' c
Con: Burns (2/2) 29', 63'
Pen: Burns (1/3) 54'
Report Try: Reinach 18' c
Collins 78' m
Con: Biggar (1/2) 19'
Pen: Biggar (1/1) 72'
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 14,150
Referee: Karl Dickson
23 September 2018
15:00
(2 BP) Leicester Tigers 37 – 44 Worcester Warriors (1 BP)
Try: Thompson 26' m
May 57' m
Denton 62' c
Kalamafoni 68' c
G. Ford 75' c
Con: G. Ford (3/5) 62', 69', 75'
Pen: G. Ford (2/2) 11', 16'
Report Try: Weir (2) 1' c, 4' c
Singleton 22' m
Pennell 33' m
T. Hill (2) 52' c, 78' c
Con: Weir (3/5) 2', 5', 80'
Pennell (1/1) 53'
Pen: Weir (2/2) 11', 16'
Welford Road
Attendance: 18,444
Referee: Luke Pearce
23 September 2018
15:00
(1 BP) Saracens 38 – 15 Gloucester
Try: Strettle 5' c
Itoje (2) 26' c, 38' c
Maitland 52' c
Lozowski 68' c
Con: Farrell (5/5) 6', 27', 39', 54', 69'
Pen: Farrell (1/1) 3'
Report Try: Atkinson 71' m
Sharples 79' c
Con: Twelvetrees (1/2) 80+1'
Pen: Twelvetrees (1/1) 35'
Allianz Park
Attendance: 8,591
Referee: Christophe Ridley

Round 5[edit]

28 September 2018
19:45
(1 BP) Newcastle Falcons 22 – 23 Wasps
Try: M. Wilson 17'
J. Williams (2) 29' c, 46' c
Con: Flood (2/3) 29', 47'
Pen: Flood (1/1) 36'
Report Try: Bassett 11' m
M. Watson 40+1' m
De Jongh 59' c
Con: Sopoaga (1/3) 59'
Pen: Sopoaga (2/4) 22', 71'
Kingston Park
Attendance: 6,904
Referee: Karl Dickson
29 September 2018
15:00
(2 BP) Bristol Bears 40 – 45 Northampton Saints (1 BP)
Try: Hurrell (2) 6' c, 67' m
Thacker 30' c
Morahan 47' c
Leiua 80+1' m
Con: Sheedy (3/3) 7', 31', 49'
Pen: Sheedy (3/3) 24', 39', 54'
Report Try: Painter 13' c
Kellaway 20' c
Ludlam 36' c
Naiyaravoro 43' c
Waller 58' c
Haywood 62' c
Con: Biggar (5/5) 14', 21', 36', 45', 59'
Mallinder (1/1) 64'
Pen: Biggar (1/1) 5'
Ashton Gate
Attendance: 14,684
Referee: Luke Pearce
29 September 2018
15:00
(1 BP) Exeter Chiefs 28 – 11 Worcester Warriors
Try: Yeandle 24' c
Ewers (2) 31' c, 39' c
H. Williams 72' c
Con: Steenson (4/4) 25', 32', 40', 72'
Report Try: T. Hill 50' m
Pen: Pennell (2/2) 17', 43'
Sandy Park
Attendance: 9,730
Referee: Ian Tempest
29 September 2018
15:00
(1 BP) Gloucester 25 – 27 Harlequins
Try: Cipriani 12' m
Sharples (2) 37' c, 67' c
Con: Cipriani (2/3) 38', 68'
Pen: Cipriani (2/2) 28', 34'
Report Try: Earle (2) 16' m, 18' c
Con: Lang (1/2) 19'
Pen: Lang (2/3) 41', 45'
M. Smith (3/4) 58', 65', 78'
Kingsholm
Attendance: 13,232
Referee: JP Doyle
29 September 2018
15:00
(1 BP) Saracens 50 – 27 Bath
Try: L. Williams (3) 11' m, 41' c, 52' m
Goode 14' c
George 29' c
Tompkins 37' c
Maitland 66' m
Tolofua 77' c
Con: Farrell (5/8) 15', 30', 38', 42', 78'
Report Try: Cook 33' c
Homer (2) 40' c, 61' c
Con: Priestland (2/2) 34', 40+1'
Burns (1/1) 62'
Pen: Priestland (2/2) 2', 26'
Allianz Park
Attendance: 8,493
Referee: Tom Foley
30 September 2018
15:00
Leicester Tigers 19 – 15 Sale Sharks (1 BP)
Try: Eastmond 12' c
Con: G. Ford (1/1) 13'
Pen: G. Ford (4/4) 23', 37', 68', 76'
Report Try: Yarde 4' m
Webber 61' m
Langdon 78' m
Welford Road
Attendance: 18,652
Referee: Craig Maxwell-Keys

Round 6[edit]

5 October 2018
19:45
Bath 24 – 39 Exeter Chiefs (1 BP)
Try: Priestland 22' c
Cook 74' m
Con: Burns (1/2) 22'
Pen: Burns (4/4) 11', 33', 43', 52'
Report Try: Townsend 28' c
Armand 35' m
Kvesic 61' c
Whitten 65' c
Nowell 70' c
Con: Steenson (4/5) 29', 62', 66', 72'
Pen: Steenson (2/2) 26', 46'
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 14,301
Referee: Christophe Ridley
6 October 2018
15:00
Northampton Saints 15 – 23 Leicester Tigers
Try: Gibson 14' m
Ribbans 45' m
Haywood 68' m
Report Try: B. Youngs 30' c
Olowofela 32' c
Con: G. Ford (2/2) 30', 33'
Pen: G. Ford (3/4) 3', 24', 56'
Twickenham Stadium
Attendance: 40,013
Referee: JP Doyle
6 October 2018
15:00
Sale Sharks 20 – 7 Newcastle Falcons
Try: Phillips 53'
B. Evans 65' m
Janse van Rensburg 72' m
Con: MacGinty (1/3) 53'
Pen: MacGinty (1/1) 33'
Report Try: Welch 36' c
Con: Hodgson (1/1) 38'
AJ Bell Stadium
Attendance: 5,586
Referee: Tom Foley
6 October 2018
15:00
Wasps 21 – 35 Gloucester (1 BP)
Try: Robson 2' c
Daly 46' c
De Jongh 61' c
Con: Searle (3/3) 3', 46', 62'
Report Try: Vellacott 14' c
Sharples (2) 23' c, 70' m
Ludlow 73' c
Con: Cipriani (3/4) 15', 24', 74'
Pen: Cipriani (3/4) 22', 37', 56'
Ricoh Arena
Attendance: 15,401
Referee: Craig Maxwell-Keys
6 October 2018
19:30
(1 BP) Harlequins 20 – 25 Saracens
Try: Care 34' c
Marchant 53' c
Con: M. Smith (2/2) 35', 53'
Pen: M. Smith (2/3) 7', 33'
Report Try: B. Vunipola 68' c
Con: Farrell (1/1) 69'
Pen: Farrell (6/7) 16', 29', 41', 47', 65', 73'
Twickenham Stoop
Attendance: 13,950
Referee: Luke Pearce
7 October 2018
15:00
(1 BP) Worcester Warriors 52 – 7 Bristol Bears
Try: Van Velze 12' c
Mills 25' c
Mama 33' c
Venter 38' c
Pennell 42' c
Adams 46' c
Heem 78' c
Con: Weir (6/6) 14', 26', 35', 40', 43', 47', 80'
Pen: Pennell (1/1) 8'
Report Try: Y. Thomas 2' c
Con: Madigan (1/1) 4'
Sixways
Attendance: 9,172
Referee: Wayne Barnes

Round 7[edit]

16 November 2018
19:45
(1 BP) Gloucester 36 – 13 Leicester Tigers
Try: Woodward 15' c
Banahan 24' m
Balmain 36' c
Thorley (2) 45' c, 78' c
Con: Cipriani (3/4) 16', 37', 47'
Twelvetrees (1/1) 79'
Pen: Cipriani (1/2) 2'
Report Try: M. Williams 53' c
Con: J. Ford (1/1) 54'
Pen: J. Ford (2/3) 6', 20'
Kingsholm
Attendance: 13,381
Referee: Ian Tempest
16 November 2018
19:45
Harlequins 20 – 7 Newcastle Falcons
Try: Dombrandt 36' c
Saili 62' c
Con: M. Smith (1/1) 37'
Lang (1/1) 63'
Pen: M. Smith (2/2) 21', 51'
Report Try: Davidson 67' c
Con: Flood (1/1) 68'
Twickenham Stoop
Attendance: 9,847
Referee: JP Doyle
17 November 2018
12:45
Bath 28 – 13 Worcester Warriors
Try: Rokoduguni 19' c
Ellis 46' c
Stooke 77' m
Con: Burns (2/3) 20', 47'
Pen: Burns (3/3) 9', 28', 35
Report Try: Mills 24' c
Con: Weir (1/1) 25'
Pen: Weir (2/2) 5', 52'
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 14,072
Referee: Christophe Ridley
17 November 2018
13:00
(1 BP) Northampton Saints 36 – 17 Wasps
Try: Kellaway 5' m
Dingwall 37' m
Francis 43' m
Naiyaravoro (2) 54' m, 69' c
Con: Francis (1/2) 70'
Pen: Grayson (2/2) 18', 36'
Francis (1/1) 64'
Report Try: Young 50' c
Bassett 73' c
Con: Sopoaga (1/1) 51'
Searle (1/1) 74'
Pen: Sopoaga (1/2) 40+1'
Franklin's Gardens
Attendance: 13,375
Referee: Matthew O’Grady
17 November 2018
13:00
(1 BP) Saracens 31 – 25 Sale Sharks (1 BP)
Try: Rhodes 19' c
Lewington 29' c
Tompkins 32' c
Kpoku 73' c
Con: Spencer (4/4) 20', 30', 33', 74'
Pen: Spencer (1/2) 80'
Report Try: McGuigan 40' c
Con: du Preez (1/1) 40+1'
Pen: du Preez (6/7) 4', 25', 54', 60', 63', 68'
Allianz Park
Attendance: 7,465
Referee: Andrew Jackson
18 November 2018
15:00
(1 BP) Bristol Bears 29 – 31 Exeter Chiefs (1 BP)
Try: C. Piutau 35' c
Morahan 45' c
Con: Sheedy (2/2) 37', 46'
Pen: Sheedy (5/6) 4', 15', 19', 26', 75'
Report Try: Low 7' c
Lawday 30' m
Cordero 52' c
Yeandle 70' m
Penalty try 80+2'
Con: Steenson (2/4) 8', 53'
Ashton Gate
Attendance: 16,776
Referee: Greg Macdonald

Round 8[edit]

23 November 2018
19:45
Newcastle Falcons v Bath
23 November 2018
19:45
Worcester Warriors v Harlequins
24 November 2018
13:00
Exeter Chiefs v Gloucester
24 November 2018
13:00
Wasps v Bristol Bears
25 November 2018
15:00
Leicester Tigers v Saracens

Round 9[edit]

30 November 2018
19:45
Harlequins v Exeter Chiefs
1 December 2018
13:00
Bristol Bears v Leicester Tigers
1 December 2018
15:00
Gloucester v Worcester Warriors
1 December 2018
15:00
Saracens v Wasps
2 December 2018
15:00
Bath v Sale Sharks

Round 10[edit]

22 December 2018
15:00
Leicester Tigers v Harlequins
22 December 2018
15:00
Exeter Chiefs v Saracens
22 December 2018
15:00
Sale Sharks v Bristol Bears
23 December 2018
15:00
Wasps v Bath
23 December 2018
15:00
Newcastle Falcons v Gloucester

Round 11[edit]

29 December 2018
15:00
Gloucester v Sale Sharks
29 December 2018
15:00
Saracens v Worcester Warriors
29 December 2018
16:00
Harlequins v Wasps
30 December 2018
15:00
Bristol Bears v Newcastle Falcons
30 December 2018
15:00
Bath v Leicester Tigers

Round 12[edit]

4 January 2019
19:45
Sale Sharks v Saracens
5 January 2019
15:00
Worcester Warriors v Bath
5 January 2019
15:00
Exeter Chiefs v Bristol Bears
5 January 2019
15:00
Leicester Tigers v Gloucester
6 January 2019
15:00
Wasps v Northampton Saints

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 do not include the final at Twickenham.
Club Home
Games
Total Average Highest Lowest % Capacity
Bath 4 56,801 14,200 14,301 14,072 98%
Bristol Bears 4 69,826 17,457 26,079 12,287 65%
Exeter Chiefs 3 29,255 9,752 10,452 9,073 76%
Gloucester 4 54,591 13,648 14,197 13,232 85%
Harlequins 4 47,157 11,789 13,950 9,847 80%
Leicester Tigers 3 57,141 19,047 20,045 18,444 74%
Newcastle Falcons 3 20,941 6,980 7,022 6,904 68%
Northampton Saints 4 77,570 19,393 40,013 11,865 74%
Sale Sharks 3 19,071 6,357 7,145 5,586 53%
Saracens 4 33,285 8,321 8,736 7,465 83%
Wasps 3 46,607 15,536 18,102 13,104 48%
Worcester Warriors 3 22,609 7,536 9,172 5,641 66%

Highest attendances[edit]

Date Game Stadium Attendance
6 October 2018 Northampton Saints (h) v Leicester Tigers Twickenham Stadium 40,013
31 August 2018 Bristol Bears (h) v Bath Ashton Gate 26,079
8 September 2018 Leicester Tigers (h) v Newcastle Falcons Welford Road Stadium 20,045
30 September 2018 Leicester Tigers (h) v Sale Sharks Welford Road Stadium 18,652
23 September 2018 Leicester Tigers (h) v Worcester Warriors Welford Road Stadium 18,444
16 September 2018 Wasps (h) v Leicester Tigers Ricoh Arena 18,102

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Bath would also play a home game at Twickenham Stadium, Greater London on 6 April 2019.
  2. ^ Harlequins would also play a home game at Twickenham Stadium, Greater London on 29 December 2018.
  3. ^ Northampton Saints would also play a home game at Twickenham Stadium, Greater London on 6 October 2018.
  4. ^ Allianz Park typically has a capacity of 10,000 but this can be raised to 15,000 with temporary seating.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gallagher confirmed as new title sponsors of Premiership Rugby". 12 April 2018. Retrieved 27 May 2018.
  2. ^ "Bristol Bears Premiership Rugby". Retrieved 11 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Premiership Rugby 7s Returns to Franklin's Gardens". Premiership Rugby. 2 May 2018. Retrieved 27 May 2018.
  4. ^ "Premiership Rugby set for revamp with US insurance giant as new title sponsor". 2018-04-04. Retrieved 2018-07-20.
  5. ^ "Gallagher Premiership Rugby Fixtures". Premiership Rugby. 2018-07-06. Retrieved 2018-07-06.

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