Aviva Premiership Rugby 2017-18


The 2017– 18 English Premiership is the 31st period of the best flight of English residential rugby union rivalry and the eighth to be supported by Aviva. The opposition is being communicated by BT Sport for the fifth progressive season with five diversions likewise simulcast allowed to-air on Channel 5 out of the blue. Features of each end of the week’s recreations are appeared on Channel 5 with expanded features on BT Sport.

The supreme champions entering the season were Exeter Chiefs, who asserted their first title subsequent to overcoming Wasps in the 2016– 17 last.

After only one season back in the Premiership, Bristol were consigned with two recreations to follow they lost 21– 36 to Wasps at Ashton Gate on 16 April 2017.[2] Bristol’s poor begin to the season, joined with an absence of value enlistment, implied that they generally looked top choices for the drop thus it at last demonstrated. They were supplanted by London Irish who made a quick come back to the prevalence after only one season in the Greene King IPA Championship.

2017–18 Aviva Premiership
Countries England
Date 1 September 2017 – 26 May 2018
Matches played 42
Attendance 518,565
(average 12,347 per match)
Tries scored 246
(average 5.857 per match)
Top point scorer Marcus Smith (Harlequins)
(71 points)
Top try scorer Byron McGuigan (Sale Sharks)
(6 tries)

Teams

Club Coach Captain Kit supplier Stadium Capacity City/Area
Bath Rugby Rugby Club Bath Todd Blackadder Matt Garvey Canterbury The Recreation Ground 14,500 Bath, Somerset
Exeter Chiefs Rob Baxter Jack Yeandle Samurai Sportswear Sandy Park 12,600 Exeter, Devon
Gloucester David Humphreys Willi Heinz XBlades Kingsholm Stadium 16,500 Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Harlequins John Kingston James Horwill Adidas Twickenham Stoop 14,816 Twickenham, Greater London
Leicester Tigers Matt O’Connor Tom Youngs Kukri Welford Road 25,849 Leicester, Leicestershire
London Irish Nick Kennedy David Paice XBlades Madejski Stadium 24,161 Reading, Berkshire
Newcastle Falcons Dean Richards Will Welch ISC Kingston Park 10,200 Newcastle, Tyne and Wear
Northampton Saints Jim Mallinder Dylan Hartley Macron Franklin’s Gardens 15,500 Northampton, Northamptonshire
Sale Sharks Steve Diamond Will Addison Samurai Sportswear AJ Bell Stadium 12,000 Salford, Greater Manchester
Saracens Mark McCall Brad Barritt BLK Allianz Park 10,000 Barnet, Greater London
Wasps Dai Young Joe Launchbury Under Armour Ricoh Arena 32,609 Coventry, West Midlands
Worcester Warriors Gary Gold Donncha O’Callaghan Under Armour Sixways Stadium 12,024 Worcester, Worcestershire

Records

Winners

# Team Wins Winning Years
1 Leicester Tigers 10 1987–88, 1994–95, 1998–99, 1999–00, 2000–01, 2001–02,
2006–07, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2012–13
2 Bath 6 1988–89, 1990–91, 1991–92, 1992–93, 1993–94, 1995–96
3 Wasps 6 1989–90, 1996–97, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2007–08
4 Saracens 3 2010–11, 2014–15, 2015–16
5 Newcastle Falcons 1 1997–98
6 Sale Sharks 1 2005–06
7 Harlequins 1 2011–12
8 Northampton Saints 1 2013–14
9 Exeter Chiefs 1 2016–17

Player records

Appearances

Rank Player Club(s) Years Apps
1 Steve Borthwick Bath, Saracens 1998–2014 265
2 George Chuter Saracens, Leicester 1997–2014 262
Phil Dowson Newcastle, Northampton, Worcester 2001–2017
4 Charlie Hodgson Sale, Saracens 2000–2016 254
5 Tom May Newcastle, Northampton, London Welsh 1999–2015 247
6 Hugh Vyvyan Newcastle, Saracens 1998–2012 245
7 Richard Wigglesworth Sale, Saracens 2002– 244
8 Simon Shaw Wasps 1997–2011 237
9 Andy Goode Leicester, Saracens, Worcester, Wasps, Newcastle 1998–2016 236
10 Stuart Hooper Saracens, Leeds, Bath 2000–2016 232

Points

Rank Player Club(s) Years Points
1 Charlie Hodgson Sale, Saracens 2000–2016 2,623
2 Andy Goode Leicester, Saracens, Worcester, Wasps, Newcastle 1998–2016 2,285
3 Nick Evans Harlequins 2008–2017 1,656
4 Stephen Myler Northampton 2006– 1,648
5 Olly Barkley Bath, Gloucester, London Welsh 2001–2015 1,605
6 Jonny Wilkinson Newcastle 1997–2008 1,489
7 Gareth Steenson Exeter 2010– 1,286
8 Barry Everitt London Irish, Northampton 2000–2010 1,267
9 Tim Stimpson Newcastle, Leicester, Leeds 1997–2005 1,243
10 Paul Grayson Northampton 1997–2005 1,238

Tries

Rank Player Club(s) Years Tries
1 Tom Varndell Leicester, Wasps, Bristol 2004–2017 93
2 Mark Cueto Sale 2001–2015 90
3 Chris Ashton Northampton, Saracens 2008–2017 80
4 Steve Hanley Sale 1998–2007 75
5 Christian Wade Wasps 2011– 69
6 Paul Sackey Bedford, London Irish, Wasps, Harlequins 1999–2014 68
7 Tom Voyce Bath, Wasps, Gloucester, London Welsh 2000–2013 66
8 James Simpson-Daniel Gloucester 2000–2013 63
9 Neil Back Leicester 1997–2005 59
10 Ben Cohen Northampton, Sale 1997–2011 58

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