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Zurich Premiership
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Zurich Premiership 2000/01

Overview
The best team in the table, Leicester Tigers, was proclamed national champion. The worst team (Rotherham Titans) was relegated to National League 1.
Additionally, an 8 team end of season knock-out competition, the Zurich Championship was introduced, although this was not used to determine the English Champions.
Teams placed between 1st and 4th place (Leicester Tigers, London Wasps, Bath e Northampton Saints) qualified for Heineken Cup, along with Newcastle Falcons, winners of Powergen Cup and Harlequins, winners of Challenge Cup. For Challenge Cup qualifying criterium was the admission to Premiership.
In this season the bonus point scoring system was introduced.

The league was sponsored by insurance company Zurich.

Teams variations
Relegated to National Division 1 2000/01:Bedford Blues
Promoted from Allied Dunbar Premiership - Division 2 1999/00:Rotherham Titans

Regular season
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiffTFTATBLB
1Leicester Tigers82221813571346225602571Winner
2London Wasps74221606663428235773773
3Bath70221408680430250723795
4Northampton Saints5922130951846355454534
5Saracens58221201058950188634864
6Newcastle Falcons572211011554568-14576576
7Gloucester482210012473526-53434535
8London Irish452210111476576-100366012
9Bristol Rugby44229112443492-49343615
10Sale Sharks43228113561622-61566763
11Harlequins38227015440538-98444837
12Rotherham Titans12222020335813-4782910313Relegated

BathBristol
Rugby
GloucesterHarlequinsLeicester
Tigers
London
Irish
London
Wasps
Newcastle
Falcons
Northampton
Saints
Rotherham
Titans
Sale
Sharks
Saracens
Bath-19-1650-1638-2216-1756-2016-1319-1236-1342-1934-3221-33
Bristol
Rugby
16-9-18-913-924-2026-3012-2427-1446-1632-2113-3623-34
Gloucester21-2238-16-27-2322-1326-63-2828-1312-1550-1718-1916-15
Harlequins24-2231-2521-19-13-1616-2218-3118-2025-3426-1336-1014-30
Leicester
Tigers
27-1917-1031-2837-5-33-2028-1351-733-1926-1824-1256-15
London
Irish
13-5826-2635-1021-169-28-14-1319-1713-1054-1128-1327-22
London
Wasps
12-3623-1743-2338-1922-2429-16-44-753-1758-333-2425-6
Newcastle
Falcons
24-2323-1518-1922-2422-2542-3559-21-27-2134-1948-2432-27
Northampton
Saints
24-1324-634-1527-209-1227-1018-2126-18-42-032-2625-14
Rotherham
Titans
12-6820-2323-2912-329-2719-1815-3036-3919-32-13-3919-8
Sale
Sharks
33-3225-2616-2435-1017-1743-1829-5913-2734-2345-12-6-51
Saracens11-3124-1350-2026-1817-935-2224-3034-2910-3059-544-30-

Zurich Championship
Quarter finalsSemifinalsFinal
Leicester Tigers
4/28/2001 - 24-11Leicester Tigers
5/5/2001 - 17-13
London IrishLeicester Tigers
Northampton Saints5/13/2001 - 22-10
4/28/2001 - 45-17
Northampton Saints
SaracensLeicester Tigers
London Wasps
4/29/2001 - 18-6London Wasps
5/6/2001 - 31-36
Gloucester
BathBath
4/28/2001 - 18-9
Bath
Newcastle Falcons

Matches schedule
13/05/2001 - Final Zurich Championship
Leicester Tigers - Bath22-10
06/05/2001 - Semifinals Zurich Championship
London Wasps - Bath31-36
05/05/2001 - Semifinals Zurich Championship
Leicester Tigers - Northampton Saints17-13
29/04/2001 - Quarter finals Zurich Championship
London Wasps - Gloucester18-6
28/04/2001 - Quarter finals Zurich Championship
Bath - Newcastle Falcons18-9
Leicester Tigers - London Irish24-11
Northampton Saints - Saracens45-17
16/04/2001 - Regular season
Bristol Rugby - Northampton Saints46-16
London Irish - Gloucester35-10
15/04/2001 - Regular season
Saracens - Newcastle Falcons34-29
14/04/2001 - Regular season
Leicester Tigers - Harlequins37-5
Rotherham Titans - Bath12-68
Sale Sharks - London Wasps29-59
10/04/2001 - Regular season
London Wasps - Harlequins38-19
Rotherham Titans - Newcastle Falcons36-39
Sale Sharks - London Irish43-18
01/04/2001 - Regular season
London Wasps - Rotherham Titans58-3
Newcastle Falcons - London Irish42-35
31/03/2001 - Regular season
Bath - Bristol Rugby19-16
Gloucester - Leicester Tigers22-13
Harlequins - Sale Sharks36-10
Northampton Saints - Saracens25-14
28/03/2001 - Regular season
London Wasps - Newcastle Falcons44-7
24/03/2001 - Regular season
Rotherham Titans - Sale Sharks13-39
18/03/2001 - Regular season
Saracens - Bristol Rugby24-13
17/03/2001 - Regular season
Bath - London Wasps16-13
Leicester Tigers - Newcastle Falcons51-7
London Irish - Northampton Saints13-10
Rotherham Titans - Harlequins12-32
Sale Sharks - Gloucester16-24
14/03/2001 - Regular season
London Irish - Bath13-58
11/03/2001 - Regular season
Bristol Rugby - London Wasps12-24
Newcastle Falcons - Sale Sharks48-24
Saracens - London Irish35-22
10/03/2001 - Regular season
Gloucester - Rotherham Titans50-17
Harlequins - Bath24-22
Northampton Saints - Leicester Tigers9-12
06/03/2001 - Regular season
Leicester Tigers - Sale Sharks24-12
Newcastle Falcons - Harlequins22-24
24/02/2001 - Regular season
Bath - Gloucester50-16
Leicester Tigers - Saracens56-15
London Irish - Bristol Rugby26-26
Northampton Saints - Sale Sharks32-26
20/02/2001 - Regular season
London Irish - Rotherham Titans54-11
11/02/2001 - Regular season
Bristol Rugby - Harlequins13-9
Newcastle Falcons - Bath24-23
Saracens - Sale Sharks44-30
10/02/2001 - Regular season
Gloucester - London Wasps3-28
London Irish - Leicester Tigers9-28
Northampton Saints - Rotherham Titans42-0
06/02/2001 - Regular season
Harlequins - Gloucester21-19
Leicester Tigers - Bristol Rugby17-10
06/01/2001 - Regular season
Bath - Northampton Saints36-13
Bristol Rugby - Gloucester18-9
Rotherham Titans - Saracens19-8
30/12/2000 - Regular season
Northampton Saints - London Wasps18-21
Saracens - Bath11-31
27/12/2000 - Regular season
Gloucester - Northampton Saints12-15
Harlequins - Saracens14-30
London Wasps - London Irish29-16
Newcastle Falcons - Bristol Rugby23-15
26/12/2000 - Regular season
Bath - Leicester Tigers16-17
23/12/2000 - Regular season
Bath - London Irish56-20
Gloucester - Newcastle Falcons28-13
Harlequins - Northampton Saints25-34
London Wasps - Saracens25-6
Rotherham Titans - Leicester Tigers9-27
Sale Sharks - Bristol Rugby25-26
17/12/2000 - Regular season
Bristol Rugby - Newcastle Falcons27-14
Saracens - Harlequins26-18
16/12/2000 - Regular season
Leicester Tigers - Bath27-19
London Irish - London Wasps14-13
Northampton Saints - Gloucester34-15
Sale Sharks - Rotherham Titans45-12
05/12/2000 - Regular season
London Irish - Newcastle Falcons19-17
03/12/2000 - Regular season
Saracens - Northampton Saints10-30
02/12/2000 - Regular season
Bristol Rugby - Bath16-9
Leicester Tigers - Gloucester31-28
Rotherham Titans - London Wasps15-30
Sale Sharks - Harlequins35-10
26/11/2000 - Regular season
Bath - Rotherham Titans42-19
London Wasps - Sale Sharks33-24
Newcastle Falcons - Saracens32-27
25/11/2000 - Regular season
Gloucester - London Irish26-6
Northampton Saints - Bristol Rugby24-6
24/11/2000 - Regular season
Harlequins - Leicester Tigers13-16
19/11/2000 - Regular season
Bath - Sale Sharks34-32
London Irish - Harlequins21-16
18/11/2000 - Regular season
Bristol Rugby - Rotherham Titans32-21
Gloucester - Saracens16-15
Leicester Tigers - London Wasps28-13
Northampton Saints - Newcastle Falcons26-18
01/10/2000 - Regular season
London Wasps - Northampton Saints53-17
30/09/2000 - Regular season
Bath - Saracens21-33
Gloucester - Bristol Rugby38-16
Harlequins - Newcastle Falcons18-20
Rotherham Titans - London Irish19-18
Sale Sharks - Leicester Tigers17-17
24/09/2000 - Regular season
London Irish - Sale Sharks28-13
Saracens - Rotherham Titans59-5
23/09/2000 - Regular season
Bristol Rugby - Leicester Tigers24-20
Gloucester - Harlequins27-23
Newcastle Falcons - London Wasps59-21
Northampton Saints - Bath24-13
17/09/2000 - Regular season
London Wasps - Gloucester43-23
16/09/2000 - Regular season
Bath - Newcastle Falcons19-12
Harlequins - Bristol Rugby31-25
Leicester Tigers - London Irish33-20
Rotherham Titans - Northampton Saints19-32
Sale Sharks - Saracens6-51
10/09/2000 - Regular season
Bristol Rugby - London Irish26-30
Newcastle Falcons - Rotherham Titans34-19
Saracens - Leicester Tigers17-9
09/09/2000 - Regular season
Gloucester - Bath21-22
Harlequins - London Wasps18-31
Sale Sharks - Northampton Saints34-23
06/09/2000 - Regular season
Bristol Rugby - Sale Sharks13-36
Leicester Tigers - Rotherham Titans26-18
Newcastle Falcons - Gloucester18-19
Northampton Saints - Harlequins27-20
Saracens - London Wasps24-30
03/09/2000 - Regular season
London Wasps - Bristol Rugby23-17
02/09/2000 - Regular season
Bath - Harlequins38-22
Leicester Tigers - Northampton Saints33-19
London Irish - Saracens27-22
Rotherham Titans - Gloucester23-29
Sale Sharks - Newcastle Falcons13-27
27/08/2000 - Regular season
London Wasps - Bath12-36
Newcastle Falcons - Leicester Tigers22-25
26/08/2000 - Regular season
Bristol Rugby - Saracens23-34
Gloucester - Sale Sharks18-19
Harlequins - Rotherham Titans26-13
Northampton Saints - London Irish27-10
20/08/2000 - Regular season
Newcastle Falcons - Northampton Saints27-21
Rotherham Titans - Bristol Rugby20-23
Saracens - Gloucester50-20
19/08/2000 - Regular season
Harlequins - London Irish16-22
London Wasps - Leicester Tigers22-24
Sale Sharks - Bath33-32