Aviva Premiership Rugby

Premiership Structure

2014/15 - Season Structure

The 12 clubs in Aviva Premiership Rugby are:

Bath Rugby, Exeter Chiefs, Gloucester Rugby, Harlequins, Leicester Tigers, London Irish, London Wasps, London Welsh, Newcastle Falcons, Northampton Saints, Sale Sharks and Saracens.

Aviva Premiership Rugby commences on the weekend of 4th/5th/6th September 2014.

During Aviva Premiership Rugby points will be awarded as follows:

• 4 points will be awarded for a win
• 2 points will be awarded for a draw
• 1 point will be awarded to a team that loses a match by 7 points or less
• 1 point will be awarded to a team scoring 4 tries or more in a match

The Aviva Premiership Rugby Semi-Finals and Final

Aviva Premiership Rugby consists of 22 rounds with round 22 taking place on Saturday 16th May 2015.

The club that tops the Aviva Premiership Rugby table after round 22 will automatically qualify for home advantage in the Aviva Premiership Rugby semi-final against the club that finishes fourth. The club that finishes second will qualify for home advantage in the other Aviva Premiership Rugby semi-final against the club that finishes third.

The two Aviva Premiership Rugby semi-final matches will take place over the weekend of 22nd/23rd/24th May 2015 and the winning clubs will go forward to the prestigious Aviva Premiership Rugby Final at Twickenham on Saturday 30th May 2015.

The club that wins the Aviva Premiership Rugby Final will be Aviva Premiership Rugby Champions.

European Qualification

Qualification for the European Rugby Champions Cup will be as follows based on results from the 2014/15 season:

• Aviva Premiership Rugby Final winner
• Aviva Premiership Rugby Final runner-up
• Aviva Premiership Rugby semi-finalist
• Aviva Premiership Rugby semi-finalist
• Aviva Premiership Rugby fifth place
• Aviva Premiership Rugby sixth place

Aviva Premiership Rugby seventh place club will enter a play off with the seventh place Top 14 club, eighth and ninth placed Pro 12 clubs for a place in The European Rugby Champions Cup.

Those clubs not involved in the European Rugby Champions Cup and will play in the European Rugby Challenge Cup.

Promotion / Relegation

As in previous seasons there will be automatic promotion and relegation between the club that finishes bottom of Aviva Premiership Rugby after 22 rounds and the club that wins the RFU Championship.

As in previous seasons this is dependent on the Minimum Standards Criteria which require certain minimum standards to be met across all areas of a professional club's business.

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