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Allied Dunbar Premiership
Division 2
Jewson National League 1
Jewson National League 2
Regional Division 1

Allied Dunbar Premiership 1999/00

Overview
The best team in the table, i Leicester Tigers, was proclamed national champion. The worst team (Bedford Blues) had to play a home and away playoff against the 1st (Rotherham Titans) of Premiership 2 to preserve its place in Premiership.
Teams placed between 1st and 5th place (Leicester Tigers, Bath, Gloucester, Saracens and Northampton Saints) qualified for Heineken Cup. For Challenge Cup qualifying criterium was the admission to Premiership.
Points were awarded as follows: 2 points for a win and 1 point for a draw. After Rugby World Cup 1999 points for wins were increased to 3.

The league was sponsored by insurance company Allied Dunbar.

Teams variations
Relegated to Allied Dunbar Premiership - Division 2 1999/00:West Hartlepool
Relegated to Lower Leagues 1999/00:London Scottish (The team failed and restarted playing in lower leagues.) - Richmond (The team failed and restarted playing in lower leagues.)
Promoted from Allied Dunbar Premiership - Division 2 1998/99:Bristol Rugby

Regular season
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiffTFTA
1Leicester Tigers512218136874252627445Winner
2Bath432215256904252657144
3Gloucester402215076284901386846
4Saracens372214087295142158357
5Northampton Saints35221309551480716151
6Bristol Rugby34221219632602307660
7London Wasps3222111106404611797639
8London Irish25229112613616-36377
9Newcastle Falcons20226214377630-2533274
10Harlequins18227015441687-2465582
11Sale Sharks18227015381633-2524073
12Bedford Blues3221021396802-40651102Qualified for playout

BathBedford
Blues
Bristol
Rugby
GloucesterHarlequinsLeicester
Tigers
London
Irish
London
Wasps
Newcastle
Falcons
Northampton
Saints
Sale
Sharks
Saracens
Bath-32-2239-1333-2077-193-1325-2527-1645-1233-1336-640-27
Bedford
Blues
24-28-19-576-1825-2822-328-277-2132-2217-4137-5029-57
Bristol
Rugby
31-3140-25-25-3842-3923-3028-2620-1330-1119-2935-1645-22
Gloucester16-3660-1629-23-24-2334-640-1526-1231-1611-3535-1422-19
Harlequins10-3011-1036-2024-38-5-5414-3916-5212-1529-173-1033-24
Leicester
Tigers
43-2561-1236-1924-1329-17-41-1628-934-2626-2118-348-20
London
Irish
16-6433-2335-2140-4216-1730-31-45-2456-820-4426-327-41
London
Wasps
23-2162-825-3130-2635-3220-2943-20-19-1915-2158-541-17
Newcastle
Falcons
16-2023-2032-3736-2815-1612-1228-238-34-23-3212-615-6
Northampton
Saints
13-1738-1619-239-2529-2746-2424-1912-5437-5-26-78-32
Sale
Sharks
28-2222-315-4013-3136-2013-4824-3116-845-179-13-12-58
Saracens19-639-1537-1035-2150-1036-2023-2827-2655-629-2456-28-

Playout
Playout
Rotherham Titans
5/24/2000 - 40-20
5/27/2000 - 0-14
Rotherham Titans
Bedford Blues

Matches schedule
27/05/2000 - Playout
Bedford Blues - Rotherham Titans14-0
24/05/2000 - Playout
Rotherham Titans - Bedford Blues40-20
21/05/2000 - Regular season
Leicester Tigers - Bath43-25
London Wasps - Harlequins35-32
Newcastle Falcons - Northampton Saints23-32
Saracens - Bristol Rugby37-10
20/05/2000 - Regular season
London Irish - Gloucester40-42
17/05/2000 - Regular season
London Irish - London Wasps45-24
Saracens - Northampton Saints29-24
14/05/2000 - Regular season
Bedford Blues - Sale Sharks37-50
Bristol Rugby - Leicester Tigers23-30
10/05/2000 - Regular season
Bristol Rugby - London Irish28-26
09/05/2000 - Regular season
Northampton Saints - London Wasps12-54
06/05/2000 - Regular season
Bath - Saracens40-27
Gloucester - Bedford Blues60-16
Harlequins - Leicester Tigers5-54
Sale Sharks - Newcastle Falcons45-17
30/04/2000 - Regular season
London Wasps - Sale Sharks58-5
Newcastle Falcons - Gloucester36-28
29/04/2000 - Regular season
Bath - Harlequins77-19
Bedford Blues - Bristol Rugby19-57
Leicester Tigers - Northampton Saints26-21
London Irish - Saracens27-41
26/04/2000 - Regular season
Bedford Blues - London Wasps7-21
24/04/2000 - Regular season
Saracens - Harlequins50-10
23/04/2000 - Regular season
Bristol Rugby - Newcastle Falcons30-11
22/04/2000 - Regular season
Gloucester - London Wasps26-12
London Irish - Bedford Blues33-23
Northampton Saints - Bath13-17
Sale Sharks - Leicester Tigers13-48
19/04/2000 - Regular season
Harlequins - Northampton Saints29-17
London Wasps - Bristol Rugby25-31
18/04/2000 - Regular season
Leicester Tigers - Gloucester24-13
Newcastle Falcons - London Irish28-23
16/04/2000 - Regular season
Bedford Blues - Saracens29-57
15/04/2000 - Regular season
Bath - Sale Sharks36-6
08/04/2000 - Regular season
Bedford Blues - Newcastle Falcons32-22
Gloucester - Bath16-36
Sale Sharks - Harlequins36-20
26/03/2000 - Regular season
London Wasps - Bedford Blues62-8
Newcastle Falcons - Saracens15-6
25/03/2000 - Regular season
Bath - Bristol Rugby39-13
Harlequins - Gloucester24-38
Leicester Tigers - London Irish41-16
Northampton Saints - Sale Sharks26-7
12/03/2000 - Regular season
Newcastle Falcons - London Wasps8-34
Saracens - Sale Sharks56-28
11/03/2000 - Regular season
Bedford Blues - Leicester Tigers22-32
Bristol Rugby - Harlequins42-39
Gloucester - Northampton Saints11-35
London Irish - Bath16-64
08/03/2000 - Regular season
Bristol Rugby - Sale Sharks35-16
27/02/2000 - Regular season
Newcastle Falcons - Bedford Blues23-20
13/02/2000 - Regular season
London Wasps - Saracens41-17
12/02/2000 - Regular season
Bath - Bedford Blues32-22
Harlequins - London Irish14-39
Leicester Tigers - Newcastle Falcons34-26
Northampton Saints - Bristol Rugby19-23
Sale Sharks - Gloucester13-31
26/01/2000 - Regular season
London Irish - Northampton Saints20-44
25/01/2000 - Regular season
Bedford Blues - Harlequins25-28
London Wasps - Leicester Tigers20-29
Newcastle Falcons - Bath16-20
Saracens - Gloucester35-21
23/01/2000 - Regular season
Sale Sharks - London Irish24-31
22/01/2000 - Regular season
Bath - London Wasps27-16
Gloucester - Bristol Rugby29-23
Harlequins - Newcastle Falcons12-15
Leicester Tigers - Saracens48-20
Northampton Saints - Bedford Blues38-16
30/12/1999 - Regular season
Bedford Blues - Gloucester6-18
Saracens - Bath19-6
29/12/1999 - Regular season
Leicester Tigers - Harlequins29-17
London Irish - Bristol Rugby35-21
London Wasps - Northampton Saints15-21
Newcastle Falcons - Sale Sharks12-6
27/12/1999 - Regular season
Bristol Rugby - Saracens45-22
26/12/1999 - Regular season
Bath - Leicester Tigers3-13
Gloucester - London Irish40-15
Northampton Saints - Newcastle Falcons37-5
Sale Sharks - Bedford Blues22-3
23/12/1999 - Regular season
Harlequins - London Wasps16-52
05/12/1999 - Regular season
London Wasps - Bath23-21
Newcastle Falcons - Harlequins15-16
Saracens - Leicester Tigers36-20
04/12/1999 - Regular season
Bedford Blues - Northampton Saints17-41
Bristol Rugby - Gloucester25-38
London Irish - Sale Sharks26-3
14/11/1999 - Regular season
Gloucester - Saracens22-19
13/11/1999 - Regular season
Bath - Newcastle Falcons45-12
Harlequins - Bedford Blues11-10
Leicester Tigers - London Wasps28-9
Northampton Saints - London Irish24-19
Sale Sharks - Bristol Rugby15-40
07/11/1999 - Regular season
London Irish - Harlequins16-17
Saracens - London Wasps27-26
06/11/1999 - Regular season
Bedford Blues - Bath24-28
05/11/1999 - Regular season
Bristol Rugby - Northampton Saints19-29
Gloucester - Sale Sharks35-14
Newcastle Falcons - Leicester Tigers12-12
30/10/1999 - Regular season
Bath - London Irish25-25
Leicester Tigers - Bedford Blues61-12
London Wasps - Newcastle Falcons19-19
Northampton Saints - Gloucester9-25
29/10/1999 - Regular season
Sale Sharks - Saracens12-58
28/10/1999 - Regular season
Harlequins - Bristol Rugby36-20
23/10/1999 - Regular season
Leicester Tigers - Bristol Rugby36-19
17/10/1999 - Regular season
Sale Sharks - Northampton Saints9-13
Saracens - Newcastle Falcons55-6
16/10/1999 - Regular season
Bristol Rugby - Bath31-31
London Irish - Leicester Tigers30-31
15/10/1999 - Regular season
Gloucester - Harlequins24-23
10/10/1999 - Regular season
Bath - Gloucester33-20
Harlequins - Sale Sharks3-10
London Wasps - London Irish43-20
09/10/1999 - Regular season
Northampton Saints - Saracens8-32
03/10/1999 - Regular season
London Irish - Newcastle Falcons56-8
02/10/1999 - Regular season
Northampton Saints - Harlequins29-27
Sale Sharks - Bath28-22
01/10/1999 - Regular season
Bristol Rugby - London Wasps20-13
Gloucester - Leicester Tigers34-6
Saracens - Bedford Blues39-15
26/09/1999 - Regular season
London Wasps - Gloucester30-26
Newcastle Falcons - Bristol Rugby32-37
25/09/1999 - Regular season
Bath - Northampton Saints33-13
Bedford Blues - London Irish8-27
Harlequins - Saracens33-24
Leicester Tigers - Sale Sharks18-3
12/09/1999 - Regular season
Saracens - London Irish23-28
11/09/1999 - Regular season
Gloucester - Newcastle Falcons31-16
Harlequins - Bath10-30
Northampton Saints - Leicester Tigers46-24
Sale Sharks - London Wasps16-8
10/09/1999 - Regular season
Bristol Rugby - Bedford Blues40-25