2017–18 English Premiership (rugby union)

2017–18 Aviva Premiership
Countries  England
Date 1 September 2017 – 26 May 2018
Champions Saracens
Runners-up Exeter Chiefs
Relegated London Irish
Matches played 135
Attendance 1,912,301
(average 14,165 per match)
Tries scored 784
(average 5.8 per match)
Top point scorer Owen Farrell (Saracens)
(217 points)
Top try scorer Josh Adams (Worcester Warriors), Vereniki Goneva (Newcastle Falcons), Christian Wade (Wasps)
(13 tries)
Official website
www.premiershiprugby.com

The 2017–18 Premiership Rugby was the 31st season of the top flight of English domestic rugby union competition and the eighth and final one to be sponsored by Aviva (Gallagher purchased the naming rights beginning in the 2018–19 season).[1][2] The competition was broadcast by BT Sport for the fifth successive season with five games also simulcast free-to-air on Channel 5 for the first time. Highlights of each weekend's games were shown on Channel 5 with extended highlights on BT Sport.

The reigning champions entering the season were Exeter Chiefs, who claimed their first title after defeating Wasps in the 2016–17 final.

For the third season in a row, the relegation/promotion battle involved a straight swap between London Irish, who were relegated in their first season back in the Premiership, and Bristol, promoted as champions in their first season in the Greene King IPA Championship.

Saracens won their fourth Premiership title by beating Exeter 27–10 on 26 May 2018 in the Grand Final at Twickenham.


Teams[]

London Irish, having beaten Yorkshire Carnegie 84–66 on aggregate in the 2016–17 Greene King IPA Championship play-off final, replace Bristol, who were relegated last season after finishing bottom of the table.[3]

Club Coach Captain Kit supplier Stadium Capacity City/Area
Bath New Zealand Todd Blackadder England Matt Garvey Canterbury The Recreation Ground[a] 14,500 Bath, Somerset
Exeter Chiefs England Rob Baxter England Jack Yeandle Samurai Sportswear Sandy Park 12,800 Exeter, Devon
Gloucester Ireland David Humphreys New Zealand Willi Heinz XBlades Kingsholm Stadium 16,500 Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Harlequins England John Kingston Australia James Horwill Adidas Twickenham Stoop[b] 14,800 Twickenham, Greater London
Leicester Tigers Australia Matt O'Connor England Tom Youngs Kukri Welford Road 25,849 Leicester, Leicestershire
London Irish Ireland Declan Kidney South Africa Franco van der Merwe XBlades Madejski Stadium[c] 24,161 Reading, Berkshire
Newcastle Falcons England Dean Richards England Will Welch ISC Kingston Park[d] 10,200 Newcastle, Tyne and Wear
Northampton Saints Australia Alan Gaffney (interim) England Dylan Hartley Macron Franklin's Gardens 15,500 Northampton, Northamptonshire
Sale Sharks England Steve Diamond England Will Addison Samurai Sportswear AJ Bell Stadium 12,000 Salford, Greater Manchester
Saracens Ireland Mark McCall England Brad Barritt BLK Allianz Park[e] 10,000[f] Barnet, Greater London
Wasps Wales Dai Young England Joe Launchbury Under Armour Ricoh Arena 32,609 Coventry, West Midlands
Worcester Warriors South Africa Alan Solomons Ireland Donncha O'Callaghan Under Armour Sixways Stadium 12,024 Worcester, Worcestershire

Pre-season[]

The 2017 ion of the Singha Premiership Rugby Sevens was held on 28 and 29 July at Franklin's Gardens. For the first time all twelve Premiership teams featured together in one venue over two days. Teams were split into four pools of three which played each other in a round-robin basis with the tournament splitting into Cup, Plate and Bowl finals on the second day.

Table[]

2017–18 Aviva Premiership Table view · watch · · discuss
Club Played Won Drawn Lost Points for Points against Points diff Tries for Tries against Try bonus Losing bonus Points
1 Exeter Chiefs (RU) 22 17 0 5 618 354 264 79 42 13 4 85
2 Saracens (CH) 22 16 0 6 731 350 331 89 40 10 3 77
3 Wasps (SF) 22 14 1 7 615 501 114 76 57 10 3 71
4 Newcastle Falcons (SF) 22 14 0 8 455 506 –51 55 60 7 0 63
5 Leicester Tigers 22 13 0 9 537 472 65 61 55 5 6 63
6 Bath 22 11 0 11 572 531 41 63 68 8 4 56
7 Gloucester 22 11 1 10 490 597 –107 65 73 8 2 56
8 Sale Sharks 22 10 0 12 556 531 25 63 57 9 5 54
9 Northampton Saints 22 8 0 14 509 645 –136 64 80 5 6 43
10 Harlequins 22 7 0 15 479 640 –161 58 78 5 3 36
11 Worcester Warriors 22 7 0 15 432 601 –169 54 74 5 3 36
12 London Irish 22 3 0 19 385 651 –266 42 85 3 7 22

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 2018–19 European Rugby Champions Cup.
Blue background (rows 5 & 6) indicates teams outside the play-off places, that earns a berth in the 2018–19 European Rugby Champions Cup based on their position in the table.
Yellow background indicates team outside the play-off places, that earns a berth in the 2018–19 European Rugby Champions Cup based on being the runners-up of the 2017–18 European Rugby Challenge Cup. This is due to the 2017–18 European Rugby Champions Cup winners (Leinster) and the Challenge Cup winners (Cardiff Blues) both qualifying for the 2018–19 Champions Cup through their domestic leagues.
Plain background indicates teams that earn a place in the 2018–19 European Rugby Challenge Cup.
Red background (row 12) will be relegated, providing Bristol (the 2017–18 RFU Championship champions) are eligible for promotion.


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

Starting table — source: [1]

Regular season[]

Fixtures for the season were announced by Premiership Rugby on 7 July 2017.[4] As is the norm, round 1 included the London Double Header at Twickenham. After success in 2016 a match would once again take place in the United States with Newcastle Falcons hosting Saracens at the Talen Energy Stadium in the Philadelphia suburb of Chester, Pennsylvania.[5]

All fixtures are subject to change.[6]

Round 1[]

1 September 2017
19:45
(1 BP) Gloucester 28–21 Exeter Chiefs (1 BP)
Try: Thrush (2) 24' c, 39' c
Morgan 55' c
Woodward 80+1' c
Con: B. Burns (3/3) 25', 39, 56'
Twelvetrees (1/1) 80+2'
Report Try: S. Simmonds (2) 3' c, 28' c
Woodburn 70' c
Con: Steenson (2/2) 5', 29'
Slade (1/1) 70'
Kingsholm
Attendance: 15,547
Referee: Matthew Carley
1 September 2017
19:45
(1 BP) Newcastle Falcons 35–8 Worcester Warriors
Try: A. Tait 4' c
Vickers 51' c
Cooper 61' m
J. Socino 74' c
Con: Takulua (2/3) 5', 52'
Willis (1/1) 75'
Pen: Takulua (3/3) 20', 49', 66'
Report Try: Adams 46' m
Pen: Heathcote (1/2) 27'
Kingston Park
Attendance: 5,875
Referee: Wayne Barnes
2 September 2017
14:00
(1 BP) Saracens 55–24 Northampton Saints
Try: Barritt 8' m
Wigglesworth 11' c
Maitland (3) 20' m, 31' m, 34' m
Lozowski 28' c
Koch 37' c
Brits 51' c
B. Spencer 67' c
Con: Lozowski (5/9) 12', 29', 38', 52', 68'
Report Try: Ludlam 43' c
Wood (2) 55' c, 64' c
Con: Mallinder (3/3) 44', 56', 64'
Pen: Mallinder (1/2) 24'
Twickenham Stadium
Attendance: 56,532
Referee: Craig Maxwell-Keys
2 September 2016
15:00
(1 BP) Wasps 50–35 Sale Sharks (1 BP)
Try: Robson (4) 2' c, 13' c, 32' c, 43' m
Wade 16' c
Rowlands 69' c
Rieder 73' c
Con: Gopperth (6/7) 3', 14', 17', 33', 70', 74'
Pen: Gopperth (1/1) 25'
Report Try: McGuigan 21' c
B. Curry 34' c
Solomona 55' c
de Klerk 59' c
Strauss 77' c
Con: MacGinty (5/5) 21', 35', 56', 60', 77'
Ricoh Arena
Attendance: 12,018
Referee: JP Doyle
2 September 2017
16:45
(1 BP) London Irish 39–29 Harlequins (1 BP)
Try: Ojo 23' c
Bell 30' m
Treviranus 56' m
McKibbin 78' c
Con: Bell (2/4) 24', 79'
Pen: Bell (5/6) 4', 7', 37', 52', 75'
Report Try: Marchant 34' c
Yarde 63' c
Care 72' m
Walker 77' c
Con: M. Smith (1/1) 34'
Catrakilis (2/3) 64', 77'
Pen: M. Smith (1/1) 15'
Twickenham Stadium
Attendance: 56,532
Referee: Tom Foley
3 September 2017
15:00
(1 BP) Leicester Tigers 23–27 Bath
Try: M. Tuilagi 23' m
May (2) 72' m, 77' c
Con: G. Ford (1/3) 78'
Pen: G. Ford (2/2) 20', 58'
Report Try: Clark (2) 26' c, 31' c
Rokoduguni 34' c
Con: Priestland (3/3) 27', 31', 36'
Pen: Priestland (2/2) 55', 62'
Welford Road
Attendance: 22,582
Referee: Luke Pearce

Round 2[]

8 September 2017
19:45
(1 BP) Sale Sharks 12–13 Newcastle Falcons
Pen: MacGinty (4/4) 18', 48', 56', 59'
Report Try: Penalty try 73'
Pen: Takulua (2/2) 45', 51'
AJ Bell Stadium
Attendance: 4,510
Referee: Andrew Jackson
9 September 2017
14:00
Bath 31–21 Saracens
Try: Louw 23' m
Rokoduguni (2) 76' c, 80+1' c
Con: F. Burns (2/2) 77', 80+2'
Pen: Priestland (2/2) 35', 40+2'
Drop: Priestland (2/2) 17', 53'
Report Try: Penalty try 57'
B. Spencer 72' m
Pen: Lozowski (1/2) 41'
Farrell (2/2) 50', 66'
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 14,482
Referee: Wayne Barnes
9 September 2017
15:00
(1 BP) Exeter Chiefs 37–7 London Irish
Try: Slade 11' m
Penalty try 24'
Armand (2) 33' m, 80' c
Woodburn 75' c
Con: Steenson (2/4) 76', 80'
Pen: Steenson (2/2) 8', 45'
Report Try: Lewington 71' c
Con: Bell (1/1) 72'
Sandy Park
Attendance: 8,536
Referee: Craig Maxwell-Keys
9 September 2017
15:00
Harlequins 28–17 Gloucester
Try: Ward 28' c
Walker 37' c
Yarde 67' m
Con: Smith (2/3) 29' 38'
Pen: Catrakilis (1/1) 9'
Smith (2/3) 55' 60'
Report Try: Clarke 52' c
Rowan 80' c
Con: B. Burns (1/1) 52'
Twelvetrees (1/1) 80+1'
Pen: B. Burns (1/1) 12'
Twickenham Stoop
Attendance: 12,919
Referee: Luke Pearce
9 September 2017
16:30
Northampton Saints 24–11 Leicester Tigers
Try: Burrell 11' c
Hartley 27' c
Collins 67' c
Con: Mallinder (3/3) 12', 28', 68'
Pen: Mallinder (1/2) 40+6'
Report Try: May 79' m
Pen: G. Ford (2/3) 34', 57'
Franklin's Gardens
Attendance: 15,203
Referee: JP Doyle
10 September 2017
15:00
Worcester Warriors 10–24 Wasps
Try: Alo 38' c
Con: Heathcote (1/1) 39'
Pen: Olver (1/2) 56'
Report Try: M. Watson 21' c
le Roux 67'c
Bassett 77' c
Con: Gopperth (3/3) 22'
Pen: Gopperth (1/1) 18'
Sixways Stadium
Attendance: 7,735
Referee: Tom Foley

Round 3[]

15 September 2017
19:45
(1 BP) Northampton Saints 24–6 Bath
Try: Lawes 3' m
Ribbans (2) 38' c, 52' m
North 74' c
Con: Mallinder (2/4) 40', 76'
Report Pen: Priestland (2/2) 26', 32'
Franklin's Gardens
Attendance: 12,457
Referee: Tom Foley
15 September 2017
19:45
Worcester Warriors 10–41 Exeter Chiefs (1 BP)
Try: Alo 47' c
Con: Olver (1/1) 48'
Pen: Olver (1/1) 16'
Report Try: S. Simmonds (2) 24' c, 72' c
Nowell 34' c
Hill 39' c
Woodburn 62' c
Con: Steenson (5/5) 24', 35', 40' 63', 73'
Pen: Steenson (2/2) 1', 55'
Sixways
Attendance: 7,023
Referee: Ian Tempest
15 September 2017
20:00
(1 BP) Sale Sharks 36–7 London Irish
Try: R. Harrison 13' c
Solomona (2) 18' c, 25' c
Charnley 55' c
Jennings 69' m
Con: MacGinty (4/5) 14', 19', 26', 57'
Pen: MacGinty (1/1) 8'
Report Try: Penalty try 65'
AJ Bell Stadium
Attendance: 4,572
Referee: Wayne Barnes
16 September 2017
15:00
Leicester Tigers 24–10 Gloucester
Try: B. Youngs (2) 8' c, 14' c
Malouf 20' c
Con: G. Ford (3/3) 9', 16', 22'
Pen: G. Ford (1/1) 63'
Report Try: Hohneck 41' c
Con: Twelvetrees (1/1) 42'
Pen: Twelvetrees (1/1) 48'
Welford Road
Attendance: 20,008
Referee: Craig Maxwell-Keys
16 September 2017
17:10[g]
Newcastle Falcons 7–29 Saracens
Try: Goneva 25' c
Con: Takulua (1/1) 26'
Report Try: Wyles 7' c
Penalty try 74'
Con: Farrell (1/1) 8'
Pen: Farrell (5/5) 32', 40+3', 44', 50', 56'
17 September 2017
15:00
(1 BP) Wasps 21–24 Harlequins
Try: Wade 13' c
Cruse 53' m
Con: Cipriani (1/2) 14'
Pen: Cipriani (3/4) 4', 36', 61'
Report Try: Yarde 22' m
Walker 42' c
Con: Smith (1/2) 43'
Pen: Smith (4/4) 2' 20' 66' 71'
Ricoh Arena
Attendance: 15,308
Referee: Andrew Jackson

Round 4[]

22 September 2017
19:45
Gloucester 24–19 Worcester Warriors (1 BP)
Try: Thorley (2) 12' c, 15' c
Twelvetrees 41' c
Con: B. Burns (3/3) 13', 17', 41'
Pen: B. Burns (1/1) 9'
Report Try: Humphreys (2) 59' m, 70' m
Pen: Mills (3/3) 25', 38', 74'
Kingsholm Stadium
Attendance: 12,430
Referee: Wayne Barnes
23 September 2017
15:00
(2 BP) Bath 32–33 Newcastle Falcons (1 BP)
Try: Banahan 28' c
Rokoduguni 44' m
Ewels 47' c
Joseph 54' c
Con: Priestland (3/4) 29', 47', 56'
Pen: Priestland (2/2) 39', 42'
Report Try: Takulua 8' c
Vickers 11' c
van der Merwe 17' m
Harris 66' c
M. Wilson 75' c
Con: Takulua (2/3) 9', 13'
Hodgson (2/2) 67', 76'
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 14,121
Referee: Craig Maxwell-Keys
23 September 2017
15:00
(1 BP) Harlequins 28–31 Leicester Tigers
Try: Care 43' c
Luamanu 45' m
Alofa 62' c
Con: M. Smith (1/2) 44'
Swiel (1/1) 63'
Pen: M. Smith (3/3) 3', 17', 25'
Report Try: Veainu 10' m
May 52' c
Bateman 56' c
Con: G. Ford (2/3) 53', 57'
Pen: G. Ford (4/4) 5', 37', 66', 72'
Twickenham Stoop
Attendance: 14,418
Referee: Ian Tempest
23 September 2017
15:00
(1 BP) Saracens 41–13 Sale Sharks
Try: B. Spencer (2) 3' c, 51' c
Li. Williams 8' c
Koch 63' c
Earle 77' c
Con: Farrell (5/5) 4', 10', 52', 64', 79'
Pen: Farrell (2/2) 32', 50'
Report Try: McGuigan (2) 65' m, 80' m
Pen: de Klerk (1/1) 25'
Allianz Park
Attendance: 9,243
Referee: Tom Foley
24 September 2017
15:00
(1 BP) Exeter Chiefs 31–17 Wasps
Try: Woodburn (2) 8' m, 37' c
Dennis 19' m
Armand 25' c
Malton 59' c
Con: Steenson (3/5) 26, 38', 60'
Report Try: A. Johnson 11' c
Bassett 62' c
Con: Gopperth (2/2) 12', 63'
Pen: Gopperth (1/2) 17'
Sandy Park
Attendance: 11,858
Referee: JP Doyle
24 September 2017
15:00
London Irish 25–40 Northampton Saints (1 BP)
Try: Lewington 48' c
Bell 64' m
McNally 80' c
Con: Bell (1/2) 50'
Tonks (1/1) 80+2'
Pen: Bell (2/2) 11', 40'
Report Try: Groom 1' c
Horne (2) 5' c, 25' m
Haywood 31' c
North 53' c
Reinach 77' c
Con: Mallinder (5/6) 2', 6', 33', 54, 78'
Madejski Stadium
Attendance: 5,502
Referee: Matthew Carley

Round 5[]

29 September 2017
19:45
Newcastle Falcons 29–17 London Irish
Try: J. Socino 18' c
Goneva (2) 21' c, 26' c
Welch 59' m
Con: Takulua (3/4) 20', 22', 27'
Pen: Takulua (1/2) 15'
Report Try: Gilsenan 66' c
Fowlie 69' c
Con: Bell (2/2) 66', 70'
Pen: Bell (1/1) 3'
Kingston Park
Attendance: 7,650
Referee: Ian Tempest
29 September 2017
19:45
Worcester Warriors 3–25 Saracens
Pen: Shillcock (1/1) 30'
Report Try: Wyles (2) 5' c, 75' c
Goode 51' m
Con: Lozowski (1/2) 6'
Farrell (1/1) 76'
Pen: Lozowski (1/1) 11'
Sixways
Attendance: 7,517
Referee: Craig Maxwell-Keys
29 September 2017
20:00
(1 BP) Sale Sharks 57–10 Gloucester
Try: Solomona (2) 0' c, 50' c
McGuigan (3) 15' c, 32' m, 72' c
de Klerk 47' c
O'Connor 55' c
James 68' c
Con: MacGinty (6/7) 1', 17', 49', 51', 57', 69'
Cliff (1/1) 74'
Pen: MacGinty (1/1) 39'
Report Try: Afoa 76' c
Con: B. Burns (1/1) 76'
Pen: B. Burns (1/1) 7'
AJ Bell Stadium
Attendance: 5,123
Referee: JP Doyle
30 September 2017
15:00
Leicester Tigers 20–13 Exeter Chiefs (1 BP)
Try: Malouf 24' c
May 66' c
Con: G. Ford (2/2) 26', 68'
Pen: G. Ford (1/1) 48'
Drop: G. Ford (1/1) 36'
Report Try: Penalty try 56'
Pen: Steenson (2/3) 4', 80'
Welford Road
Attendance: 23,018
Referee: Tom Foley
30 September 2017
15:00
(1 BP) Northampton Saints 30–22 Harlequins
Try: North 7' m
Collins 21' c
Haywood 37' c
Tuala 42' m
Con: Mallinder (2/4) 22' 38'
Pen: Mallinder (1/2) 49'
Myler (1/1) 77'
Report Try: Morris 11' c
Roberts 40+1' m
Ward 63' c
Con: Smith (2/3) 12, 64'
Pen: Smith (1/2) 35'
Franklin's Gardens
Attendance: 12,806
Referee: Luke Pearce
1 October 2017
15:00
Wasps 9–25 Bath
Pen: Gopperth (3/3) 5', 12', 32'
Report Try: Rokoduguni 76' c
Con: F. Burns (1/1) 77'
Pen: Priestland (3/3) 11', 17', 44'
F. Burns (2/3) 48', 73'
Drop: Priestland (1/1) 28'
Ricoh Arena
Attendance: 15,488
Referee: Matthew Carley

Round 6[]

6 October 2017
19:45
(1 BP) Harlequins 42–26 Sale Sharks (1 BP)
Try: Visser (2) 11' c, 47' m
Marler 20' c
Marchant 23' c
Yarde 75' c
Con: M. Smith (4/5) 12', 21', 24', 76'
Pen: M. Smith (3/3) 37', 40+3', 60'
Report Try: Haley 31' c
Aulika 54' m
James 64' c
Webber 73' c
Con: MacGinty (1/1) 32'
de Klerk (2/3) 65', 73'
Twickenham Stoop
Attendance: 14,128
Referee: Matthew Carley
7 October 2017
15:00
(1 BP) Bath 29–13 Worcester Warriors
Try: Joseph 9' c
Brew (2) 29' m, 58' c
Tapuai 39' c
Con: F. Burns (3/4) 9', 40', 60'
Pen: J. Lewis (1/1) 75'
Report Try: Hammond 21' m
Shillcock 45' m
Pen: Shillcock (1/2) 12'
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 14,509
Referee: Luke Pearce
7 October 2017
15:00
(1 BP) Exeter Chiefs 34–24 Newcastle Falcons (1 BP)
Try: White 9' c
Turner 20' c
S. Simmonds 34' c
Penalty try 62'
Con: Steenson (3/3) 10' 21' 35'
Pen: Steenson (2/2) 17', 43'
Report Try: Welch 31' m
J. Socino 37' m
A. Tait 58' c
Goneva 75' c
Con: Flood (2/2) 59', 76'
Sandy Park
Attendance: 9,624
Referee: Andrew Jackson
7 October 2017
15:00
(1 BP) Gloucester 29–24 Northampton Saints (1 BP)
Try: Trinder (2) 8' m, 40+1 m
Woodward 47' m
Twelvetrees 58' c
Heinz 62' c
Con: O. Williams (2/5) 59', 63'
Report Try: Gibson 17' c
Mallinder 42' c
Haywood 68' c
Con: Mallinder (2/2) 18', 43'
Myler (1/1) 69'
Pen: Mallinder (1/3) 57'
Kingsholm
Attendance: 12,711
Referee: Wayne Barnes
7 October 2017
15:00
(1 BP) London Irish 27–28 Leicester Tigers
Try: Cowan 55' c
Paice 68' c
Lewington 80' c
Con: Bell (3/3) 56', 69', 80+1'
Pen: Bell (2/2) 32', 46'
Report Try: Malouf 2' m
W. Evans 41' c
May 61'
Con: G. Ford (2/3) 43', 62
Pen: G. Ford (3/3) 8', 17', 26'
Madejski Stadium
Attendance: 6,188
Referee: JP Doyle
8 October 2017
15:00
(1 BP) Saracens 38–19 Wasps
Try: Wyles 6' m
George (3) 11' c, 49' c, 64' c
Con: Lozowski (3/4) 12', 51', 65'
Pen: Lozowski (4/4) 15', 33', 42', 46'
Report Try: Moore 23' c
Willis 68' c
Bassett 80+1' m
Con: Miller (2/3) 24', 68'
Allianz Park
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Ian Tempest

Round 7[]

27 October 2017
19:45
(1 BP) Sale Sharks 6–10 Exeter Chiefs
Pen: de Klerk (2/3) 34', 57'
Report Try: Turner 43' c
Con: Steenson (1/1) 44'
Pen: Steenson (1/1) 30'
AJ Bell Stadium
Attendance: 6,490
Referee: Craig Maxwell-Keys
28 October 2017
15:00
Northampton Saints 22–38 Wasps (1 BP)
Try: Tuala 17' m
Mallinder 77' m
Pen: P. Francis (4/4) 10', 34', 53', 57'
Report Try: Wade 31' c
A. Johnson 42' m
Bassett 59' c
de Jongh 75' c
Con: Wade (1/1) 32'
Gopperth (2/3) 60', 76'
Pen: Gopperth (4/4) 7', 13', 27', 65'
Franklin's Gardens
Attendance: 15,109
Referee: Luke Pearce
28 October 2017
15:00
(1 BP) Harlequins 41–35 Worcester Warriors (2 BP)
Try: M. Smith 3' c
Luamanu 40' c
Care 44' c
Roberts 54' c
Walker 63' c
Con: M. Smith (5/5) 4', 40', 46', 55', 64'
Pen: M. Smith (1/2) 21'
Swiel (1/1) 72'
Report Try: Denton 6' m
Humphreys 8' m
Adams 28' m
Hammond (2) 65' m, 74' m
Singleton 77' c
Con: Heathcote (1/3) 78'
Pen: Lance (1/2) 23'
Twickenham Stoop
Attendance: 14,445
Referee: JP Doyle
28 October 2017
15:00
(1 BP) Saracens 44–13 London Irish
Try: M. Vunipola 9' c
Farrell 45' c
L. Williams 58' c
Wyles 60' c
Earle (2) 65'm 79' m
Con: Farrell (4/6) 10', 46', 59', 62'
Pen: Farrell (2/3) 31, 40+1
Report Try: Paice 49' c
Con: Bell (1/1) 50'
Pen: Bell (2/2) 4', 26'
Allianz Park
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Andrew Jackson
29 October 2017
15:00
Newcastle Falcons 13–30 Leicester Tigers
Try: Goneva 38' c
Con: Flood (1/1) 39'
Pen: Flood (2/2) 14', 41'
Report Try: Veainu 10' c
B. Youngs 17' c
May 70' c
Con: G. Ford (3/3) 11', 18', 72'
Pen: G. Ford (3/3) 52', 65', 69'
Kingston Park
Attendance: 10,100
Referee: Wayne Barnes
29 October 2017
15:00
(1 BP) Bath 21–22 Gloucester
Try: Rokoduguni (2) 13' m, 75' c
Con: Priestland (1/2) 76'
Pen: Priestland (3/5) 25', 49', 64'
Report Try: Heinz (2) 4' m, 52' c
Slater 80+4' c
Con: O. Williams (2/2) 54', 80+7'
Pen: O. Williams (1/1) 46'
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 14,509
Referee: Tom Foley

Round 8[]

17 November 2017
19:45
Gloucester 23–17 Saracens (1 BP)
Try: Thorley 60' c
Hudson 66' c
Con: Twelvetrees (2/2) 61', 68'
Pen: Twelvetrees (3/3) 7', 50', 57'
Report Try: Brits 52' m
Pen: Lozowski (3/5) 9', 17', 39'
B. Spencer (1/1) 80'
Kingsholm
Attendance: 12,871
Referee: Karl Dickson
18 November 2017
13:00
(1 BP) Worcester Warriors 30–15 Northampton Saints
Try: Heem (3) 23' m, 34' c, 80' c
Adams 48' m
Con: Lance (1/3) 35'
Pennell (1/1) 80+3'
Pen: Lance (2/3) 20', 44'
Report Try: Foden 52' m
Gibson 75' c
Con: Myler (1/2) 76'
Pen: Myler (1/2) 4'
Sixways
Attendance: 7,450
Referee: Andrew Jackson
18 November 2017
17:15
(1 BP) Wasps 40–10 Newcastle Falcons
Try: Wade (2) 2' c, 9' m
Eastmond 12' c
Haskell 43' c
Lovobalavu 58' c
Bassett 73' c
Con: Gopperth (5/6) 3', 14', 44', 59', 74'
Report Try: Robinson 31' c
Con: Flood (1/1) 32'
Pen: Flood (1/1) 7'
Ricoh Arena
Attendance: 16,073
Referee: Matthew O'Grady
19 November 2017
15:00
(1 BP) Exeter Chiefs 31–17 Harlequins
Try: Turner 4' c
Woodburn 23' c
Hill (2) 43' c, 67' c
Con: Steenson (4/4) 5', 24', 44', 68'
Pen: Steenson (1/1) 79'
Report Try: J. Chisholm 9' c
Visser 33' c
Con: M. Smith (2/2) 10', 34'
Pen: M. Smith (1/2) 40+1'
Sandy Park
Attendance: 12,598
Referee: JP Doyle
19 November 2017
15:00
(1 BP) Leicester Tigers 35–27 Sale Sharks (1 BP)
Try: Penalty try 23'
Genge 34' c
Owen 65' c
Malouf 76' m
Con: J. Ford (2/3) 35', 66'
Pen: J. Ford (3/4) 9', 27', 47'
Report Try: B. Curry 15' m
Jennings 31' c
Yarde 38' c
Ross 50' m
Con: de Klerk (2/4) 32', 39'
Pen: de Klerk (1/3) 4'
Welford Road
Attendance: 20,056
Referee: Luke Pearce
19 November 2017
15:00
(1 BP) London Irish 18–22 Bath
Try: Marshall 8' m
Steele 74' c
Con: Tonks (1/1) 75'
Pen: Bell (2/2) 2', 40'
Report Try: Banahan 7' c
Con: F. Burns (1/1) 8'
Pen: F. Burns (4/5) 13, 26, 46, 59'
Drop: F. Burns (1/1) 23'
Madejski Stadium
Attendance: 7,538
Referee: Tom Foley

Round 9[]

24 November 2017
19:45
Newcastle Falcons 7–29 Gloucester Rugby (1 BP)
Try: M. Wilson 40' c
Con: Hodgson (1/1) 40+1'
Report Try: Symons 16' c
Thrush 22' c
Purdy 34' m
Denman 67' c
Con: Twelvetrees (3/4) 16', 24', 68'
Pen: Twelvetrees (1/1) 41'
Kingston Park
Attendance: 6,768
Referee: JP Doyle
25 November 2017
12:15
(1 BP) Bath 38–14 Harlequins
Try: Grant 1' c
F. Burns 9' c
Stooke 12' m
Banahan 18' c
Con: F. Burns (3/4) 2', 10', 19'
Pen: F. Burns (2/3) 38', 60'
J. Lewis (2/2) 71', 79'
Report Try: Cheeseman 32' c
Ibitoye 63' c
Con: Lang (2/2) 33', 65'
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 14,509
Referee: Craig Maxwell-Keys
25 November 2017
15:00
(1 BP) Leicester Tigers 27–31 Worcester Warriors (1 BP)
Try: Fitzgerald 20' c
S. Harrison 40+3' c
Owen 78' c
Con: J. Ford (3/3) 22', 40+4', 78'
Pen: J. Ford (2/2) 27', 65'
Report Try: Fa'osiliva 3' m
Adams (2) 6' c, 36' c
Singleton 45' c
Mills 72' m
Con: Pennell (2/4) 7', 47'
Lance (1/1) 37'
Welford Road
Attendance: 21,112
Referee: Greg MacDonald
25 November 2017
17:30
Sale Sharks 18–15 Northampton Saints (1 BP)
Try: de Klerk 37' c
B. Curry 43' m
Con: de Klerk (1/2) 38'
Pen: de Klerk (1/1) 6'
Cliff (1/1) 62'
Report Try: Reinach 12' m
T. Harrison 20' c
Con: Mallinder (1/2) 21'
Pen: Mallinder (1/1) 54'
AJ Bell Stadium
Attendance: 5,132
Referee: Karl Dickson
26 November 2017
15:00
(1 BP) London Irish 13–17 Wasps
Try: Lewington 51' c
Con: Bell (1/1) 52'
Pen: Bell (2/2) 30' 60
Report Try: A. Johnson 56' m
Bassett 63' m
Carr 66' c
Con: Gopperth (1/3) 67'
Madejski Stadium
Attendance: 7,775
Referee: Christophe Ridley
26 November 2017
15:00
(1 BP) Saracens 18–20 Exeter Chiefs
Try: Goode 7' c
Brits 13' m
Con: B. Spencer (1/2) 8'
Pen: B. Spencer (1/1) 22'
Bosch (1/1) 54'
Report Try: Whitten 50' c
Low 72' c
Con: Steenson (2/2) 51', 73'
Pen: Steenson (2/2) 6', 29'
Allianz Park
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Ian Tempest

Round 10[]

1 December 2017
19:45
(1 BP) Northampton Saints 22–24 Newcastle Falcons
Try: Mallinder 20' m
Penalty try 33'
Hartley 59' c
Con: P. Francis (1/1) 60'
Pen: P. Francis (1/1) 69'
Report Try: Sinoti 24' c
Matavesi 29' c
Latu 79' c
Con: Flood (2/2) 25', 29'
Takulua (1/1) 80'
Pen: Flood (1/1) 51'
Franklin's Gardens
Attendance: 11,007
Referee: Craig Maxwell-Keys
1 December 2017
19:45
(1 BP) Worcester Warriors 14–18 Sale Sharks
Try: Adams 32' m
Pen: Pennell (3/3) 25', 61', 66'
Report Try: Janse van Rensburg 13' m
Jennings 69' c
Con: MacGinty (1/2) 70'
Pen: MacGinty (2/2) 9', 40'
Sixways
Attendance: 7,327
Referee: Matthew Carley
2 December 2017
14:00
(1 BP) Exeter Chiefs 42–29 Bath (1 BP)
Try: Cowan-Dickie 7' c
Short 15' c
Lees 28' c
Armand 34' c
Waldrom 52' c
Steenson 67' c
Con: Steenson (6/6) 7', 16', 29', 35', 53', 68'
Report Try: Joseph 65' c
A. Watson 72' c
Brew 75'
Banahan 79' c
Con: Joseph (1/1) 66'
Priestland (2/2) 73', 80+1'
Pen: F. Burns (1/1) 27'
Sandy Park
Attendance: 12,800
Referee: JP Doyle
2 December 2017
15:00
(1 BP) Gloucester 39–15 London Irish
Try: Ludlow 10' c
B. Burns (2) 36' c, 41' c
Polledri 52' c
Purdy 67' m
Con: Twelvetrees (4/5) 11', 37', 42', 53'
Pen: Twelvetrees (2/2) 17', 22'
Report Try: du Plessis 28' m
Paulo 55' c
Con: Bell (1/2) 56'
Pen: Bell (1/2) 13'
Kingsholm
Attendance: 12,351
Referee: Ian Tempest
2 December 2017
16:30
(1 BP) Wasps 32–25 Leicester Tigers (1 BP)
Try: Carr 22' c
Robson 31' c
Daly 62' m
Myall 78' c
Con: Gopperth (3/4) 23', 33' 80'
Pen: Daly (1/1) 36'
Gopperth (1/1) 58'
Report Try: T. Youngs 13' c
J. Holmes (2) 50' m, 56' c
Con: G. Ford (2/3)
Pen: G. Ford (2/3)
Ricoh Arena
Attendance: 22,148
Referee: Thomas Foley
3 December 2017
15:00
Harlequins 20–19 Saracens (1 BP)
Try: Walker (2) 25' m, 70' c
Visser 78' m
Con: Lang (1/3) 71'
Pen: Lang (1/1) 42'
Report Try: Barritt 1' c
Con: Farrell (1/1) 2'
Pen: Farrell (4/4) 8', 51', 60', 74'
Twickenham Stoop
Attendance: 14,800
Referee: Luke Pearce

Round 11[]

22 December 2017
19:45
Worcester Warriors 23–8 London Irish
Try: Adams (2) 4' c, 40' c
Con: Pennell (2/2) 5', 40+2'
Pen: Pennell (3/3) 21', 49', 53'
Report Try: Lewington 37' m
Pen: Tonks (1/1) 33'
Sixways
Attendance: 9,647
Referee: Wayne Barnes
23 December 2017
15:00
Newcastle Falcons 11–10 Harlequins (1 BP)
Try: Goneva 16' m
Pen: Takalua (2/2) 13', 25'
Report Try: Brown 42' c
Con: M. Smith (1/1) 43'
Pen: M. Smith (1/1) 67'
Kingston Park
Attendance: 9,128
Referee: Luke Pearce
23 December 2017
15:00
Northampton Saints 14–35 Exeter Chiefs (1 BP)
Try: Tuala 19' c
Reinach 75' c
Con: P. Francis (2/2) 20', 76'
Report Try: Chudley 11' m
S. Simmonds 59' c
Waldrom 72' c
Yeandle 80+1' c
Con: Steenson (2/3) 60', 73'
J. Simmonds (1/1) 80+2'
Pen: Steenson (3/3) 6', 31', 42'
Franklin's Gardens
Attendance: 15,120
Referee: Thomas Foley
23 December 2017
15:00
(1 BP) Sale Sharks 32–9 Bath
Try: Strauss 43' c
McGuigan 47' m
O'Connor 60' c
Cliff 71' c
Con: MacGinty (3/4) 43', 62', 72'
Pen: MacGinty (2/2) 13', 39'
Report Pen: Priestland (3/3) 8', 11', 35'
AJ Bell Stadium
Attendance: 6,426
Referee: Ian Tempest
23 December 2017
15:00
(1 BP) Wasps 49–24 Gloucester (1 BP)
Try: le Roux 11' m
Wade (2) 34' c, 77' c
T. Young 48' c
Thompson 66' c
Robson 75' c
Con: Cipriani (4/5) 35', 49', 68', 76' 78'
Pen: Cipriani (3/3) 31', 52', 58'
Report Try: Heinz 16' c
Atkinson 27' m
T. Marshall 38' m
Clarke 73' c
Con: Twelvetrees (2/4) 16', 74'
Ricoh Arena
Attendance: 26,296
Referee: Craig Maxwell-Keys
24 December 2017
15:00
Leicester Tigers 17–29 Saracens
Try: Tait 28' c
Penalty try 57'
Con: G. Ford (1/1) 29'
Pen: G. Ford (1/1) 34'
Report Try: Penalty try 10'
George 25' c
Con: Farrell (1/1) 25'
Pen: Farrell (4/4) 6', 47', 60', 69'
Drop: Farrell (1/1) 50'
Welford Road
Attendance: 24,873
Referee: Matthew Carley

Round 12[]

29 December 2017
19:45
(2 BP) Bath 26–31 Wasps (1 BP)
Try: Priestland 33' c
J.H. Wilson 39' c
Grant 52' m
Mercer 63' c
Con: Priestland (3/4) 34', 40', 64'
Report Try: M. Watson (2) 7' c, 22' m
Robson 16' c
de Jongh 41' c
Lovobalavu 56' m
Con: Cipriani (3/5) 8', 17', 42'
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 14,509
Referee: Luke Pearce
30 December 2017
15:00
Gloucester 20–16 Sale Sharks (1 BP)
Try: Halifonua 33' c
Vellacott 47' c
Con: Twelvetrees (2/2) 34', 47'
Pen: Twelvetrees (2/3) 63', 70'
Report Try: MacGinty 50' c
Con: MacGinty (1/1) 51'
Pen: MacGinty (3/3) 11', 18', 40'
Kingsholm
Attendance: 16,115
Referee: Andrew Jackson
30 December 2017
15:00
(1 BP) London Irish 15–20 Newcastle Falcons
Pen: Tonks (5/6) 3', 11', 28', 50', 76'
Report Try: A. Tait (2) 22' m, 25' c
Goneva 39' m
Con: Flood (1/3) 26'
Pen: Flood (1/2) 7'
Madejski Stadium
Attendance: 10,019
Referee: Tom Foley
30 December 2017
15:00
(1 BP) Saracens 46–31 Worcester Warriors (1 BP)
Try: B. Spencer 14' c
Maitland 26' c
Wray (2) 56' c, 61' c
Earle (2) 72' c, 76' m
Con: Farrell (5/6) 16', 26', 57', 62', 73'
Pen: Farrell (2/3) 30', 51'
Report Try: Adams 4' c
S. Lewis 40' c
Denton 64' c
Shillcock 79' c
Con: Pennell (4/4) 6', 40+1', 64', 80+1'
Pen: Pennell (1/3) 32'
Allianz Park
Attendance: 9,999
Referee: Christophe Ridley
(1 BP) Harlequins 50–21 Northampton Saints
Try: Ward 10' c
Walker 18' c
Visser (2) 20' c, 42' m
Care (2) 30' c, 56' c
Luamanu 67' c
Con: M. Smith (6/7) 11', 18', 21', 31', 57', 68'
Pen: M. Smith (1/1) 16'
Report Try: Horne 47' c
Groom 52' c
Haywood 72' c
Con: Myler (3/3) 47', 54', 73'
Twickenham
Attendance: 77,825
Referee: JP Doyle
31 December 2017
15:00
(1 BP) Exeter Chiefs 30–6 Leicester Tigers
Try: Armand 52' c
Slade 63' c
Hill 70' m
Yeandle 80+1' m
Con: Steenson (2/2) 53', 64
Pen: Slade (1/1) 23'
Steenson (1/1) 39'
Report Pen: G. Ford (2/2) 35', 42'
Sandy Park
Attendance: 12,807
Referee: Craig Maxwell-Keys

Round 13[]

5 January 2018
19:45
Worcester Warriors 25–46 Bath (1 BP)
Try: Denton 57' c
Taufete'e 71' c
Humphreys 78' m
Con: Pennell (2/2) 57', 72'
Pen: Pennell (2/4) 27', 40'
Report Try: Grant 33' c
Garvey 43' c
A. Watson 52' c
J. Phillips 59' c
Fotuali'i (2) 66' c, 76' m
Con: Priestland (3/3) 34', 44', 53'
F. Burns (2/2) 60', 67'
Pen: Priestland (2/2) 7', 14'
Sixways
Attendance: 8,225
Referee: JP Doyle
6 January 2018
15:00
Leicester Tigers 19–15 London Irish (1 BP)
Try: Toomua 35' c
May 41' c
Tuilagi 71' c
Con: G. Ford (2/3) 37', 72'
Report Try: Cokanasiga 20' m
Lewington 73' c
Con: Tonks (1/2) 74'
Pen: Tonks (1/2) 56'
Welford Road
Attendance: 20,845
Referee: Karl Dickson
6 January 2018
15:00
Northampton Saints 22–19 Gloucester (1 BP)
Try: Pisi 10' m
Groom 55' c
Penalty try 14'
Con: Mallinder (1/2) 56'
Pen: Mallinder (1/1) 26'
Report Try: Penalty try 14'
Hanson 30' c
Afoa 52' m
Con: O. Williams (1/2) 31'
Franklin’s Gardens
Attendance: 13,133
Referee: Ian Tempest
6 January 2018
15:00
Sale Sharks 30–29 Harlequins (2 BP)
Try: McGuigan 6' c
Janse van Rensburg (2) 10' c, 67' c
Con: MacGinty (2/2) 8', 11'
de Klerk (1/1) 68'
Pen: MacGinty (2/2) 24', 61'
de Klerk (1/1) 75'
Report Try: Alofa 19' m
Walker 28' c
R. Chisholm 34' c
Roberts 63' c
Con: M. Smith (3/4) 29', 35', 64'
Pen: M. Smith (1/2) 38'
AJ Bell Stadium
Attendance: 7,242
Referee: Matthew Carley
7 January 2018
15:00
Newcastle Falcons 28–20 Exeter Chiefs
Try: Sinoti 22' m
Goneva 25' c
Cooper 38' c
Con: Hodgson (2/2) 26', 39'
Pen: Flood (1/1) 2'
Hodgson (2/2) 30', 80'
Report Try: S. Simmonds 44' m
Woodburn 66' m
Salmon 77' c
Con: Steenson (1/3) 77'
Pen: Steenson (1/1) 10'
Kingston Park
Attendance: 7,174
Referee: Andrew Jackson
7 January 2018
15:00
Wasps 15–38 Saracens (1 BP)
Try: Penalty try 36'
le Roux 38' m
Pen: Cipriani (1/1) 19'
Report Try: Wyles 8' m
Goode (2) 13' m, 65' c
Burger 30' m
B. Spencer 78' c
Con: Farrell (2/5) 66', 79'
Pen: Farrell (3/3) 22', 55', 75'
Ricoh Arena
Attendance: 17,677
Referee: Wayne Barnes

Round 14[]

9 February 2018
19:45
Bath 32–19 Northampton Saints
Try: Banahan 40' c
Auterac 67' m
Batty 76' m
Con: F. Burns (1/2) 40+1
Pen: F. Burns (5/5) 24', 30', 36', 50', 57'
Report Pen: Francis (3/3) 5', 17', 53'
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 13,015
Referee: Tom Foley
10 February 2018
14:00
(1 BP) Exeter Chiefs 5–6 Worcester Warriors
Try: Lees 56' m
Report Pen: Pennell (2/3) 20', 40'
Sandy Park
Attendance: 10,666
Referee: Andrew Jackson
10 February 2018
14:30
Gloucester 24–17 Leicester Tigers (1 BP)
Try: Trinder (2) 28' c, 34' c
Scott 56' c
Con: Twelvetrees (3/3) 29', 35', 57'
Pen: Twelvetrees (1/1) 47'
Report Try: Malouf 11' c
J. Ford 31' c
Con: J. Ford (2/2) 12', 32'
Pen: Toomua (1/1) 80+1'
Kingsholm
Attendance: 13,179
Referee: JP Doyle
10 February 2018
14:30
Saracens 25–3 Newcastle Falcons
Try: Barrington 26' c
Penalty try 30'
Malins 74' m
Con: B. Spencer (1/1) 27'
Pen: B. Spencer (2/2) 8', 18'
Report Pen: Hodgson (1/1) 10'
Allianz Park
Attendance: 8,194
Referee: Christophe Ridley
10 February 2018
15:00
(1 BP) London Irish 9–13 Sale Sharks
Pen: Bell (3/3) 34', 59', 71'
Report Try: Strauss 29' c
Con: de Klerk(1/1) 30'
Pen: de Klerk(2/2) 4', 62'
Madejski Stadium
Attendance: 4,457
Referee: Craig Maxwell-Keys
11 February 2018
13:00
Harlequins 22–44 Wasps (1 BP)
Try: Visser 24' c
Morris 41' m
Matthews 70' c
Con: M. Smith (2/3) 25', 70'
Pen: M. Smith (1/1) 9'
Report Try: de Jongh 4' c
T. Young (2) 10' m, 49' c
le Roux 51' c
Cruse 63' c
Bassett 75' m
Con: Cipriani (4/6) 4', 49' 51, 64'
Pen: Cipriani (2/2) 28', 44'
Twickenham Stoop
Attendance: 13,400
Referee: Wayne Barnes

Round 15[]

16 February 2018
19:45
(1 BP) Newcastle Falcons 29–12 Bath
Try: Sinoti 4' c
Flood 14' c
Cooper 35' c
Goneva 50' m
Con: Flood (3/4) 5', 15', 36'
Pen: Flood (1/1) 75'
Report Try: Vuna 45' c
Perenise 80+2' m
Con: F. Burns (1/1) 46'
Kingston Park
Attendance: 7,062
Referee: Matthew Carley
16 February 2018
19:45
Sale Sharks 3–13 Saracens
Pen: de Klerk (1/1) 32'
Report Try: L. Williams 12' c
Con: B. Spencer (1/1) 13'
Pen: B. Spencer (2/3) 39', 50'
AJ Bell Stadium
Attendance: 6,662
Referee: Luke Pearce
17 February 2018
15:00
Leicester Tigers 33–18 Harlequins
Try: Toomua 58' c
Kitchener 60' c
Thompstone 80+2' c
Con: Toomua (3/3) 59', 62', 80+4'
Pen: Toomua (4/5) 13', 16', 36', 76'
Report Try: Alofa 2' m
Wallace 47' m
Matthews 69' m
Pen: M. Smith (1/1) 31'
Welford Road
Attendance: 23,647
Referee: Wayne Barnes
17 February 2018
15:00
Northampton Saints 25–17 London Irish
Try: North 41' c
Horne 44' m
Haywood 48' c
Con: Francis (2/3) 41', 50'
Pen: Francis (1/2) 27'
Drop: Francis (1/1) 71'
Report Try: Lewington (2) 5' c, 24' c
Con: Tonks (2/2) 6', 25'
Pen: Tonks (1/2) 55'
Franklin's Gardens
Attendance: 13,108
Referee: Ian Tempest
17 February 2018
15:00
Worcester Warriors 25–15 Gloucester
Try: Arr 4' c
Shillcock 10' c
Adams 18' m
Con: Pennell (2/3) 4', 11'
Pen: Pennell (2/2) 39', 65'
Report Try: Scott 14' c
Trinder 48' m
Con: B. Burns (1/1) 14'
Pen: Twelvetrees (1/1) 8'
Sixways
Attendance: 11,499
Referee: Thomas Foley
18 February 2018
15:00
Wasps 13–7 Exeter Chiefs (1 BP)
Try: M. Watson 12' c
Con: Cipriani (1/1) 13'
Pen: Gopperth (2/2) 52', 77'
Report Try: Cowan-Dickie 61' c
Con: Steenson (1/1) 62'
Ricoh Arena
Attendance: 16,924
Referee: JP Doyle

Round 16[]

24 February 2018
14:00
(1 BP) Exeter Chiefs 31–30 Northampton Saints (1 BP)
Try: Penalty try 16'
Hepburn 35' c
Armand 70' c
Waldrom 80' c
Con: Steenson (1/1) 36'
J. Simmonds (2/2) 71', 80'
Pen: Steenson (1/1) 51'
Report Try: Horne 12' c
Foden 37' c
Mallinder 42' c
Con: Francis (3/3) 13', 38', 42'
Pen: Myler (1/1) 25'
Francis (2/2) 53', 58
Sandy Park
Attendance: 11,466
Referee: Christophe Ridley
24 February 2018
14:30
Bath 33–32 Sale Sharks (1 BP)
Try: Mercer (2) 34' c, 78' c
Bayliss 46' c
Con: J.W.R. Wilson (3/3) 35', 48', 79'
Pen: J.W.R. Wilson (4/4) 2', 4', 21', 55'
Report Try: Solomona (2) 13' c, 69' m
Yarde 17' m
Con: de Klerk (1/3) 14'
Pen: de Klerk (5/5) 26', 40', 44', 52', 58'
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 13,843
Referee: Ian Tempest
24 February 2018
14:30
Gloucester 25–25 Wasps
Try: Hibbard 16' c
Sharples 35' m
Trinder 70' c
Con: Twelvetrees (2/3) 18', 71'
Pen: Twelvetrees (2/3) 6', 24'
Report Try: Robson 57' c
T. Young 67' m
Wade 80' c
Con: Gopperth (2/3) 58', 80+1'
Pen: Gopperth (2/2) 27', 31'
Kingsholm
Attendance: 12,447
Referee: Karl Dickson
24 February 2018
14:30
Harlequins 10–28 Newcastle Falcons (1 BP)
Try: Horwill 7' c
Con: M. Smith (1/1) 8'
Pen: M. Smith (1/2) 47'
Report Try: Chick 32' c
Cooper 50' c
Harris 54' c
Sinoti 65' c
Con: Flood (3/3) 33', 51', 55'
Hodgson (1/1) 66'
Twickenham Stoop
Attendance: 13,700
Referee: Thomas Foley
25 February 2018
13:00
London Irish 22–9 Worcester Warriors
Try: van Zyl 26' c
Con: Tonks (1/1) 27'
Pen: Tonks (5/7) 6', 18', 52', 76', 79'
Report Pen: Pennell (3/3) 2', 36', 59'
Madejski Stadium
Attendance: 5,250
Referee: JP Doyle
25 February 2018
15:30
Saracens 20–28 Leicester Tigers (1 BP)
Try: Malins (2) 68' c, 79' c
Con: Lozowski (2/2)
Pen: B. Spencer (2/2)
Report Try: M. Tuilagi 9' c
Bateman 32' c
Veainu 38' c
J. Holmes 64' c
Con: Toomua (4/4) 10', 33', 39', 65'
Allianz Park
Attendance: 9,772
Referee: Craig Maxwell-Keys

Round 17[]

3 March 2018
15:00
(2 BP) Gloucester 20–21 Newcastle Falcons
Try: Woodward 13' m
Halaifonua 47' m
Atkinson 65' m
Ludlow 75' m
Report Try: Hogg 18' c
M. Young 50' m
Con: Hodgson (1/2) 19'
Pen: Hodgson (3/3) 3', 25', 40+2'
Kingsholm
Attendance: 8,340
Referee: Craig Maxwell-Keys
3 March 2018
15:00
Northampton Saints 25 – 34 Sale Sharks (1 BP)
Try: Paterson 42' c
Horne 52' m
Brüssow 69' c
Con: Francis (2/3) 42', 70'
Pen: Francis (2/3) 19', 31'
Report Try: Solomona (3) 4' c, 25' c, 34' c
Yarde 37' c
Con: de Klerk (4/4)
Pen: de Klerk (2/3)
Franklin's Gardens
Attendance: 8,403
Referee: Wayne Barnes
4 March 2018
15:00
Exeter Chiefs 24 – 12 Saracens
Try: Dollman 35' m
Penalty try 71'
Pen: J. Simmonds (4/4) 1', 10', 26', 63'
Report Try: Earl 32' c
Brits 40' m
Con: B. Spencer (1/2) 33'
Sandy Park
Attendance: 12,727
Referee: Matthew Carley
4 March 2018
15:00
Harlequins 20 – 5 Bath
Try: Visser 23' c
Sinckler 54' c
Con: Catrakilis (2/2) 24', 55'
Pen: Catrakilis (1/2) 29'
M. Smith (1/1) 77'
Report Try: Banahan 15' m
Twickenham Stoop
Attendance: 7,450
Referee: JP Doyle
4 March 2018
15:00
Wasps 24 – 16 London Irish
Try: Cruse (2) 10' c, 76' c
Robson 48' c
Con: Cipriani (3/3) 11', 49', 77'
Pen: Cipriani (1/1) 63'
Report Try: Porecki 60' m
du Plessis 74' m
Pen: Bell (2/2) 55', 67'
Ricoh Arena
Attendance: 12,466
Referee: Thomas Foley
4 March 2018
15:00
Worcester Warriors 5 – 34 Leicester Tigers (1 BP)
Try: Fa'osiliva 22' m
Report Try: J. Holmes 11' m
Bateman 35' c
Veainu 68' m, 79' c
M. Tuilagi 77' c
Con: Toomua (3/5) 36', 78', 80'
Pen: Toomua (1/1) 44'
Sixways
Attendance: 9,674
Referee: Luke Pearce

Round 18[]

23 March 2018
19:45
(1 BP) Bath 18–20 Exeter Chiefs
Try: Banahan 53' m
Grant 66' c
Con: Priestland (1/1) 67'
Pen: F. Burns (2/2) 28', 38'
Report Try: Hill 22'
S. Simmonds 48' c
Con: J. Simmonds (2/2) 22', 49'
Pen: J. Simmonds (2/3) 6, 74'
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 14,509
Referee: Wayne Barnes
24 March 2018
15:00
(2 BP) London Irish 29–33 Gloucester (1 BP)
Try: McNally 9' c
van Zyl 17' c
Brophy-Clews 64' c
Cokanasiga 71' m
Con: Marshall (2/2) 10', 18'
Bell (1/2) 65'
Pen: Marshall (1/1) 4'
Report Try: Hanson 26' c
T. Marshall (2) 31' c, 55' c
Ludlow 34' m
Atkinson 52' c
Con: Twelvetrees (2/2) 27', 32'
B. Burns (2/3) 53', 56'
Madejski Stadium
Attendance: 15,274
Referee: Matthew Carley
24 March 2018
15:00
(1 BP) Sale Sharks 58–25 Worcester Warriors
Try: B. Curry 1' c
de Klerk 6' m
Yarde 31' c
Solomona 36' c
Haley 44' c
Strauss 51' m
McGuigan 58' c
O'Connor 75' c
Con: MacGinty (5/7) 3', 32', 38', 45', 58'
de Klerk (1/1) 76'
Pen: MacGinty (1/1) 14'
de Klerk (1/1) 67'
Report Try: Adams (2) 41'c, 61' c
Willison 78' m
Con: Shillcock (1/1) 43'
Olver (1/1) 62'
Pen: Shillcock (2/2) 17', 29'
AJ Bell Stadium
Attendance: 5,991
Referee: Andrew Jackson
24 March 2018
15:00
Saracens 24–11 Harlequins
Try: Li. Williams 8' c
Itoje 30' m
Con: Lozowski (1/2) 10'
Pen: Lozowski (4/4) 2', 40', 53', 77
Report Try: Horwill 50' m
Pen: Catrakilis (2/2) 23' 27'
London Stadium
Attendance: 55,329
Referee: Tom Foley
24 March 2018
17:30
Newcastle Falcons 25–22 Northampton Saints (1 BP)
Try: Goneva 20' c
Con: Flood (1/1) 21'
Pen: Flood (6/8) 3', 13', 39', 42', 55', 66'
Report Try: Ribbans 10' m
Horne 34' c
Tuitavake 51' c
Con: Myler (2/3) 35', 52'
Pen: Myler (1/1) 62'
St James' Park
Attendance: 30,174
Referee: JP Doyle
25 March 2018
15:00
Leicester Tigers 16–15 Wasps (1 BP)
Try: Kalamafoni 2' c
Con: G. Ford (1/1) 3'
Pen: G. Ford (3/4) 45', 69, 76'
Report Try: Daly (2) 13' m, 23' c
Con: Cipriani (1/1) 24'
Pen: Gopperth (1/1) 21'
Welford Road
Attendance: 25,849
Referee: Luke Pearce

Round 19[]

6 April 2018
19:45
(1 BP) Sale Sharks 28–27 Wasps (1 BP)
Try: Webber 36' c
McGuigan 39' m
B. Evans 40+1' m
Yarde 80+11' m
Con: MacGinty (1/4) 37'
Pen: MacGinty (2/3) 24', 45'
Report Try: Bassett (2) 10' c, 19' c
Daly 49' c
Con: Gopperth (3/3) 11', 20', 50'
Pen: Daly (1/1) 7'
Gopperth (1/1) 64'
AJ Bell Stadium
Attendance: 6,817
Referee: JP Doyle
7 April 2018
14:00
Bath 19–34 Leicester Tigers (1 BP)
Try: Dunn 32' c
Con: Priestland (1/1) 33'
Pen: Priestland (4/5) 5', 16', 57' 65'
Report Try: Thompstone 26' c
Kalamafoni (2) 49' m, 62' m
S. Harrison 72' c
Veainu 77' c
Con: G. Ford (3/5) 27', 73', 79'
Pen: G. Ford (1/2) 13'
Twickenham
Attendance: 60,880
Referee: Wayne Barnes
7 April 2018
14:00
Northampton Saints 13–63 Saracens (1 BP)
Try: R. Marshall 26'
Con: Myler (1/1) 27'
Pen: Myler (2/2) 15', 31'
Report Try: Lozowski 9' c
Brits 34' m
B. Spencer 42' m
M. Vunipola 49' c
L. Williams 57' c
Wyles 60' c
Maitland 63' c
Wray 68' c
Earle 79' m
Con: Farrell (6/9) 10', 50', 58', 62', 64', 69'
Pen: Farrell (2/2) 21', 55'
Franklin’s Gardens
Attendance: 13,673
Referee: Craig Maxwell-Keys
7 April 2018
15:00
Harlequins 5–35 London Irish (1 BP)
Try: Clifford 51' m
Report Try: van Zyl (2) 13' c, 21' c
Northcote-Green 29' m
Fowlie 61' c
Con: Bell (3/4) 14', 22', 62'
Pen: Bell (3/4) 40', 45', 68
Twickenham Stoop
Attendance: 12,053
Referee: Ian Tempest
7 April 2018
15:00
Worcester Warriors 27–13 Newcastle Falcons
Try: Denton (2) 63' c, 75' c
Schonert 66' c
Con: D. Jones (3/3) 63', 67', 76'
Pen: Pennell (2/5) 2', 37'
Report Try: Goneva 39' c
Con: Flood (1/1) 39'
Pen: Flood (2/2) 23', 27'
Sixways
Attendance: 7,891
Referee: Christophe Ridley
8 April 2018
15:00
(1 BP) Exeter Chiefs 46–10 Gloucester
Try: Hepburn 17' c
S. Simmonds 21' m
Woodburn 40' c
Nowell (2) 57' c, 62' c
Steenson 74' c
Con: J Simmonds (5/6) 18', 40', 58', 63', 75'
Pen: J Simmonds (2/2) 35', 45'
Report Try: Braley 41' c
Con: Williams (1/1) 42'
Pen: Williams (1/1) 5'
Sandy Park
Attendance: 12,760
Referee: Thomas Foley

Round 20[]

13 April 2018
19:45
(1 BP) Newcastle Falcons 35–30 Sale Sharks (1 BP)
Try: C. Green 8' m
Graham 15' c
Hammersley 19' m
Lawson 26' m
Vickers 77' c
Con: Hodgson (2/5) 15', 79'
Pen: Hodgson (2/2) 5', 69'
Report Try: B. Curry 31' c
Yarde (2) 38' c, 58' c
Con: MacGinty (3/3) 32' 39' 59'
Pen: MacGinty (3/3) 43' 53' 73'
Kingston Park
Attendance: 7,021
Referee: Craig Maxwell-Keys
14 April 2018
15:00
(1 BP) Gloucester 37–9 Harlequins
Try: Braley 6' c
Woodward 70' c
Polledri 73' c
Ackermann 80' c
Con: Twelvetrees (4/4) 7', 71', 74', 80+2'
Pen: Twelvetrees (3/3) 2', 25', 46'
Report Pen: M. Smith (3/4) 4', 14', 40+1'
Kingsholm
Attendance: 13,892
Referee: Luke Pearce
14 April 2018
15:00
(1 BP) Leicester Tigers 21–27 Northampton Saints
Try: Veainu 19' c
Toomua 28' m
Con: G. Ford (1/2) 19'
Pen: G. Ford (3/3) 57', 63', 71'
Report Try: Foden 8' c
Reinach 31' c
Tuala 43' c
Con: Myler (3/3) 10', 33', 44'
Pen: Myler (2/2) 17', 68'
Welford Road
Attendance: 25,849
Referee: Matthew Carley
14 April 2018
15:00
(1 BP) Wasps 30–15 Worcester Warriors
Try: Wade (2) 9' m, 33' m
Launchbury 30' c
Bassett 66' c
Con: Gopperth (1/3) 31'
Daly (1/1) 66'
Pen: Gopperth (2/2) 22', 39'
Report Try: Hammond 78' m
Adams 80' c
Con: Shillcock (1/2) 80+1'
Pen: D. Jones (1/2) 25'
Ricoh Arena
Attendance: 16,374
Referee: Ian Tempest
15 April 2018
15:00
London Irish 5–45 Exeter Chiefs (1 BP)
Try: Cokanasiga 53' m
Report Try: Moon 2' c
S. Simmonds (3) 19' c, 30' c, 48' c
Lees 60' c
Yeandle 76' c
Con: Steenson (6/6) 3', 20', 31', 48', 60', 77'
Pen: Steenson (1/1) 41'
Madejski Stadium
Attendance: 7,849
Referee: JP Doyle
15 April 2018
15:00
(1 BP) Saracens 41–6 Bath
Try: Brits 14' c
L. Williams 20' m
Wigglesworth 44' c
Farrell 48' c
Burger 71' m
B. Spencer 77' c
Con: Farrell (4/6) 16', 45', 49', 78'
Pen: Farrell (1/1) 40'
Report Pen: Priestland (2/2) 25', 37'
Allianz Park
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Karl Dickson

Round 21[]

27 April 2018
19:45
(1 BP) Leicester Tigers 23–25 Newcastle Falcons
Try: May 5' c
Fitzgerald 53' c
Con: G. Ford (2/2) 6', 54'
Pen: G. Ford (3/3) 23', 30', 60'
Report Try: Goneva (2) 1' c, 68' m
Hogg 80' c
Con: Hodgson (1/1) 2'
Takulua (1/1) 80+6'
Pen: Hodgson (1/1) 11'
J. Socino (1/1) 37'
Welford Road
Attendance: 23,828
Referee: Luke Pearce
28 April 2018
15:00
(1 BP) Exeter Chiefs 34–19 Sale Sharks
Try: White 21' c
Turner 24' c
Yeandle 45' c
G. Holmes 77' c
Con: J. Simmonds (3/3) 22', 26', 47'
Steenson (1/1) 78'
Pen: J. Simmonds (1/1) 4'
Steenson (1/1) 71'
Report Try: McGuigan (2) 8' c, 66' m
Ostrikov 34' c
Con: MacGinty (2/3) 9', 35'
Sandy Park
Attendance: 12,754
Referee: Karl Dickson
28 April 2018
15:00
Gloucester 20–43 Bath (1 BP)
Try: Slater 28' c
Woodward 50' c
Con: Twelvetrees (2/2) 30', 52'
Pen: Twelvetrees (2/2) 21', 37'
Report Try: Dunn 1' c
Priestland 13' c
Brew 25' c
Homer 32' m
Vuna 55' c
J.W.R. Wilson 75' c
Con: Priestland (4/5) 2', 14', 26', 57'
F. Burns (1/1) 76'
Pen: Priestland (1/1) 46'
Kingsholm
Attendance: 16,115
Referee: Wayne Barnes
28 April 2018
15:00
(1 BP) Worcester Warriors 44–13 Harlequins
Try: Heem 13' m
Willison (2) 20' m, 78' c
Barry 25' c
Te'o 32' m
Hougaard 45' m
Shillcock 65' c
Con: Dorian Jones (1/4) 26'
Shillcock (2/3) 66', 79'
Pen: D. Jones (1/1) 1'
Report Try: Walker 16' c
Con: M. Smith (1/1) 16'
Pen: M. Smith (2/2) 9', 30'
Sixways
Attendance: 10,582
Referee: Craig Maxwell-Keys
29 April 2018
15:00
London Irish 14–51 Saracens (1 BP)
Try: Cokanasiga 30' c
J. Williams 40+1' c
Con: Tonks (2/2) 31', 40+2'
Report Try: Barritt 21' m
Taylor 25' m
Rhodes 49' c
Bosch 55' c
Barrington 71' c
Goode 77' c
Brits 80+1' c
Con: Farrell (5/7) 51', 57', 72', 77', 80+3'
Pen: Farrell (2/2) 16', 36'
Madejski Stadium
Attendance: 7,628
Referee: Ian Tempest
29 April 2018
15:00
(1 BP) Wasps 36–29 Northampton Saints (2 BP)
Try: Wade (2) 4' c, 44' c
Daly 18' m
de Jongh 54' m
Con: Gopperth (2/4) 5', 45'
Pen: Gopperth (4/4) 16', 29', 32', 72'
Report Try: T. Harrison 11' c
Ratuniyarawa 25' c
Mitchell 64' c
Tuala 68' m
Con: Myler (2/2) 12', 26'
Grayson (1/2) 65'
Pen: Myler (1/1) 40+1'
Ricoh Arena
Attendance: 23,274
Referee: Matthew Carley

Round 22[]

5 May 2018
16:00
(1 BP) Bath 63–19 London Irish
Try: Faletau 2' c
Vuna 9' c
Banahan (3) 21' c, 50' c, 62' c
J.W.R. Wilson (2) 30' c, 55' c
Stooke 39' c
Vaughan 70' c
Con: Priestland (5/5) 3', 9', 23', 31', 40+1'
F. Burns (4/4) 52', 56', 63', 71'
Report Try: McNally (2) 58' m, 80' c
Loader 73' c
Con: Tonks (1/2) 74'
Paice (1/1) 80+1'
Recreation Ground
Attendance: 14,509
Referee: Matthew Carley
5 May 2018
16:00
Harlequins 17–41 Exeter Chiefs (1 BP)
Try: M. Smith 3' c
Brown 39' c
Con: M. Smith (2/2) 3', 40'
Pen: M. Smith (1/1) 27'
Report Try: Ewers 10' c
Dennis (2) 20' m, 31' c
J. Simmonds 34' m
Hendrickson 71' c
Hepburn 75' c
Con: J. Simmonds (2/4) 11', 32'
Steenson (2/2) 72', 76'
Pen: Steenson (1/1) 68'
Twickenham Stoop
Attendance: 12,384
Referee: Christophe Ridley
5 May 2018
16:00
Newcastle Falcons 22–39 Wasps (1 BP)
Try: Matavesi 63' m
Kibirige 68' c
Olmstead 72' c
Con: C. Willis (2/3) 69', 73'
Pen: Takalua (1/1) 10'
Report Try: Cruse 17' c
Daly 34' m
Cipriani 40+1' c
Bassett 42' m
Gopperth 47' c
le Roux 78' m
Con: Cipriani (1/3) 18'
Daly (1/1) 40+2'
Gopperth (1/2) 47'
Pen: Gopperth (1/1) 76'
Kingston Park
Attendance: 10,100
Referee: Ian Tempest
5 May 2018
16:00
(1 BP) Northampton Saints 32–24 Worcester Warriors
Try: Eadie 23' c
Tuitavake 45' c
Foden 49' m
Collins 56' c
Con: Grayson (3/4) 23', 45', 57'
Pen: Grayson (1/1) 39'
Myler (1/1) 80'
Report Try: Butler (2) 5' c, 10' c
Te'o 41' c
Con: D. Jones (3/3) 6', 11', 42'
Pen: D. Jones (1/1) 52'
Franklin’s Gardens
Attendance: 14,121
Referee: Luke Pearce
5 May 2018
16:00
Sale Sharks 13–35 Leicester Tigers (1 BP)
Try: Yarde 52' c
Con: MacGinty (1/1) 54'
Pen: MacGinty (2/2) 15', 25'
Report Try: Holmes (2) 9' c, 80' m
G. Ford 41' c
M. Williams 64' c
Con: G. Ford (3/3) 10', 42', 65'
Pen: G. Ford (2/4) 47', 51'
Drop: G. Ford (1/1) 74'
AJ Bell Stadium
Attendance: 10,050
Referee: Wayne Barnes
5 May 2018
16:00
(1 BP) Saracens 62–12 Gloucester
Try: Maitland 10' c
L. Williams 16' m
Farrell 39' c
Figallo 41' c
Itoje 47' m
Wyles 50' c
Penalty try 70'
B. Spencer (2) 74' c, 80' c
Con: Farrell (4/6) 11', 39', 41', 51'
B. Spencer (2/2) 75', 80+1'
Pen: Farrell (1/2) 29'
Report Try: Seabrook 0' m
Halaifonua 14' c
Con: Twelvetrees (1/2) 15'
Allianz Park
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: Craig Maxwell-Keys

Play-offs[]

As in previous seasons, the top four teams in the Premiership table, following the conclusion of the regular season, contested 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 met in the Premiership Grand Final at Twickenham on 26 May 2018.

Semi-Finals[]

19 May 2018
12:30
Saracens (2) 57–33 Wasps (3)
Try: Lozowski 2' c
Koch 12' c
Wyles 43' c
Figallo 64' c
Itoje 71' c
Spencer 76' c
Con: Farrell (6/6) 3', 13', 44', 65', 72', 77'
Pen: Farrell (5/5) 18', 22', 27', 56', 59'
Report Try: Le Roux (2) 23' m, 61' c
Cooper-Woolley 47' c
Young 50' c
Wade 73' c
Con: Gopperth (2/3) 48', 51'
Cipriani (2/2) 62', 74'
Allianz Park
Attendance: 10,000
Referee: JP Doyle
19 May 2018
15:30
Exeter Chiefs (1) 36–5 Newcastle Falcons (4)
Try: White 39' c
Woodburn 60' c
Armand 80' c
Con: J. Simmonds (2/2) 40', 61'
Steenson (1/1) 80'
Pen: J. Simmonds (5/5) 15', 25', 29', 47', 51'
Report Try: Tait 57' m
Sandy Park
Attendance: 12,772
Referee: Matthew Carley

Final[]

26 May 2018
15:00
Exeter Chiefs 10–27 Saracens
Try: Steenson 63' c
Con: Steenson (1/1)
Pen: J. Simmonds (1/2) 6'
Report Try: B. Vunipola 15' c
Wyles (2) 19' m, 47' c
Earle 79' m
Con: Farrell (2/3)
Pen: Spencer (1/1) 71'
Twickenham Stadium, London
Attendance: 75,128
Referee: Wayne Barnes
FB 15 Australia Lachlan Turner
RW 14 England Jack Nowell
OC 13 England Henry Slade
IC 12 England Sam Hill Substituted off 48'
LW 11 England Olly Woodburn
FH 10 England Joe Simmonds Substituted off 48'
SH 9 Australia Nic White Substituted off 58'
N8 8 England Sam Simmonds Substituted off 65'
OF 7 England Don Armand (c) Substituted off 30' Substituted in 38'
BF 6 England Dave Ewers
RL 5 England Jonny Hill
LL 4 Australia Mitch Lees Substituted off 50'
TP 3 Wales Tomas Francis Substituted off 48'
HK 2 England Luke Cowan-Dickie Substituted off 48'
LP 1 England Alec Hepburn Substituted off 48'
Replacements:
HK 16 England Jack Yeandle Substituted in 48'
PR 17 England Ben Moon Substituted in 48'
PR 18 Australia Greg Holmes Substituted in 48'
LK 19 England Sam Skinner Substituted in 50'
FL 20 England Thomas Waldrom Substituted in 30' Substituted off 38' Substituted in 65'
SH 21 England Stu Townsend Substituted in 58'
FH 22 Ireland Gareth Steenson Substituted in 48'
CE 23 Ireland Ian Whitten Substituted in 48'
Coach:
England Rob Baxter
FB 15 England Alex Goode
RW 14 Scotland Sean Maitland
OC 13 England Alex Lozowski
IC 12 England Brad Barritt (c) Substituted off 50' Substituted in 57'
LW 11 United States Chris Wyles Substituted off 61' Substituted in 70' Substituted off 74'
FH 10 England Owen Farrell Substituted off 66'
SH 9 England Richard Wigglesworth Substituted off 58'
N8 8 England Billy Vunipola Substituted off 58'
OF 7 England Jackson Wray
BF 6 England Nick Isiekwe Substituted off 66'
RL 5 England George Kruis
LL 4 England Maro Itoje
TP 3 South Africa Vincent Koch Substituted off 52'
HK 2 England Jamie George Substituted off 52' Substituted in 61' Substituted off 70'
LP 1 England Mako Vunipola Substituted off 74'
Substitutions:
HK 16 South Africa Schalk Brits Temporarily suspended from 60' to 71' 60' to 71' Substituted in 52'
PR 17 England Richard Barrington Substituted in 74'
PR 18 Argentina Juan Figallo Substituted in 52'
LK 19 Australia Will Skelton Substituted in 66'
FL 20 South Africa Michael Rhodes Substituted in 58'
SH 21 England Ben Spencer Substituted in 58'
CE 22 Argentina Marcelo Bosch Substituted in 50' Substituted off 57' Substituted in 66'
WG 23 England Nathan Earle Substituted in 74'
Coach:
Ireland Mark McCall

Man of the Match:
England Mako Vunipola (Saracens)

Touch judges:
Luke Pearce
Paul Dix
Television Match Official:
David Grashoff

Leading scorers[]

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[]

By club[]

Club Home
Games
Total Average Highest Lowest % Capacity
Bath 11 203,395 18,490 60,880 13,015 96%
Exeter Chiefs 12 140,596 11,716 12,807 8,536 92%
Gloucester 11 145,998 13,273 16,115 8,340 80%
Harlequins 11 207,522 18,866 77,825 7,450 88%
Leicester Tigers 11 251,667 22,879 25,849 20,008 89%
London Irish 11 134,012 12,183 56,532 4,457 35%
Newcastle Falcons 11 107,323 9,757 30,174 5,875 71%
Northampton Saints 11 144,140 13,104 15,203 8,403 85%
Sale Sharks 11 69,015 6,274 10,050 4,510 52%
Saracens 12 209,069 17,422 56,532 8,194 95%
Wasps 11 194,046 17,641 26,296 12,018 54%
Worcester Warriors 11 94,570 8,597 11,499 7,023 72%

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Highest attendances[]

Game Stadium Attendance
Harlequins (h) v Northampton Saints Twickenham 77,825
Exeter Chiefs v Saracens (final) Twickenham 75,128
Bath (h) v Leicester Tigers Twickenham 60,880
London Irish (h) v Harlequins Twickenham 56,532
Saracens (h) v Northampton Saints Twickenham 56,532
Saracens (h) v Harlequins London Stadium 55,329
Newcastle Falcons (h) v Northampton Saints St James' Park 30,174
Wasps (h) v Gloucester Ricoh Arena 26,296
Leicester Tigers (h) v Northampton Saints Welford Road 25,849
Leicester Tigers (h) v Wasps Welford Road 25,849

Notes[]

  1. ^ Bath will also play a home game at Twickenham Stadium, Greater London on 7 April.
  2. ^ Harlequins also played a home game at Twickenham Stadium, Greater London on 30 December.
  3. ^ Irish also played a home game at Twickenham Stadium, Greater London on 2 September.
  4. ^ Falcons also played a home game at Talen Energy Stadium, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States on 16 September and will play a home game at St James' Park, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne on 24 March
  5. ^ Saracens also played a home game at Twickenham Stadium, Greater London on 2 September and will play a home game at London Stadium, Greater London on 24 March.
  6. ^ Allianz Park typically has a capacity of 10,000 but this can be raised to 15,000 with temporary seating.
  7. ^ Kick off time local to Pennsylvania; 22:10 BST in England.

References[]

  1. ^ "Aviva extends Premiership Rugby title sponsorship". Aviva plc. Aviva plc. Retrieved 3 August 2017.
  2. ^ Gallagher confirmed as new title sponsors of Premiership Rugby 12/04/18. Retrieved: 27/05/18
  3. ^ "London Irish promoted to the premiership". London Irish. BBC. 25 May 2017. Retrieved 25 May 2017.
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