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Zurich Premiership
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Zurich Premiership 2001/02

Overview
The best team in the table, Leicester Tigers, was proclamed national champion. The worst team (Leeds Tykes) should have been relegated to National League 1, but Rotherham Titans did not have an adequate stadium so relegation was avoided.
The Zurich Championship, an 8 team end of season knock-out competition, was confirmed, but again this was not used to determine the English Champions.
Teams placed between 1st and 4th place (Leicester Tigers, Sale Sharks, Gloucester and London Irish) qualified for Heineken Cup. Since Powergen Cup was won by London Irish and Zurich Championship by Gloucester, wild cards were given to Northampton Saints, 5th in table, and Bristol Shoguns, finalist in Zurich Championship. For Challenge Cup qualifying criterium was the admission to Premiership.
The bonus point scoring system was used to determine standing positions.

The league was sponsored by insurance company Zurich.

Teams variations
Relegated to National Division 1 2001/02:Rotherham Titans
Promoted from National Division 1 2000/01:Leeds Tykes

Regular season
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiffTFTATBLB
1Leicester Tigers832218046583493097219101Winner
2Sale Sharks6922141758951772674792
3Gloucester68221408692485207684584
4London Irish57221138574465109463734
5Northampton Saints5622121950642680483642
6Newcastle Falcons5622121949045832434033
7London Wasps54221201051950712424133
8Bristol Shoguns50229112591632-41556675
9Harlequins35225314434507-73335254
10Saracens34227015425671-246336815
11Bath33227015311524-213214705
12Leeds Tykes28226016406654-248386822Relegated
Leeds Tykes avoided relegation due to the inadequacies of Rotherham Titans ground.

BathBristol
Shoguns
GloucesterHarlequinsLeeds
Tykes
Leicester
Tigers
London
Irish
London
Wasps
Newcastle
Falcons
Northampton
Saints
Sale
Sharks
Saracens
Bath-15-912-918-923-129-2719-1122-2424-911-2920-1720-27
Bristol
Shoguns
31-17-40-4143-2734-2938-2119-1943-2233-1727-3725-3522-25
Gloucester68-1251-17-33-758-1718-4029-2243-1329-2522-942-1436-13
Harlequins15-832-386-18-40-1621-3821-3233-1333-1916-2416-2343-6
Leeds
Tykes
10-624-617-5023-18-37-1624-2918-289-196-2620-4727-14
Leicester
Tigers
48-926-1927-1023-1831-10-34-1645-1520-1217-633-1036-10
London
Irish
31-1524-1319-1518-1842-1415-30-31-1718-2248-1232-3630-23
London
Wasps
23-1034-1644-916-664-1436-2415-20-30-3317-621-4012-8
Newcastle
Falcons
36-937-2018-166-619-819-1633-2822-23-13-2830-1047-18
Northampton
Saints
26-720-2358-2113-1334-1411-2124-1523-1024-19-10-2052-27
Sale
Sharks
20-1453-4721-4440-1135-203-3719-1927-2237-1134-14-23-3
Saracens33-1126-2834-3039-2515-377-4813-5514-2019-2425-2026-25-

Zurich Championship
Quarter finalsSemifinalsFinal
Sale Sharks
5/19/2002 - 43-18Sale Sharks
6/2/2002 - 11-33
London WaspsGloucester
Gloucester6/8/2002 - 28-23
5/18/2002 - 60-9
Gloucester
Newcastle FalconsGloucester
Leicester Tigers
5/18/2002 - 13-27Bristol Shoguns
6/1/2002 - 32-24
Bristol Shoguns
London IrishBristol Shoguns
5/19/2002 - 14-38
Northampton Saints
Northampton Saints

Matches schedule
08/06/2002 - Final Zurich Championship
Gloucester - Bristol Shoguns28-23
02/06/2002 - Semifinals Zurich Championship
Sale Sharks - Gloucester11-33
01/06/2002 - Semifinals Zurich Championship
Bristol Shoguns - Northampton Saints32-24
19/05/2002 - Quarter finals Zurich Championship
London Irish - Northampton Saints14-38
Sale Sharks - London Wasps43-18
18/05/2002 - Quarter finals Zurich Championship
Gloucester - Newcastle Falcons60-9
Leicester Tigers - Bristol Shoguns13-27
12/05/2002 - Regular season
Bath - London Wasps22-24
Leeds Tykes - Gloucester17-50
Leicester Tigers - London Irish34-16
Northampton Saints - Newcastle Falcons24-19
Sale Sharks - Harlequins40-11
Saracens - Bristol Shoguns26-28
08/05/2002 - Regular season
Bristol Shoguns - Northampton Saints27-37
Newcastle Falcons - London Irish33-28
Sale Sharks - Leeds Tykes35-20
05/05/2002 - Regular season
Bristol Shoguns - Leicester Tigers38-21
London Irish - Sale Sharks32-36
Newcastle Falcons - Saracens47-18
04/05/2002 - Regular season
Gloucester - Bath68-12
London Wasps - Northampton Saints17-6
03/05/2002 - Regular season
Harlequins - Leeds Tykes40-16
28/04/2002 - Regular season
Newcastle Falcons - Bath36-9
27/04/2002 - Regular season
Northampton Saints - Saracens52-27
26/04/2002 - Regular season
London Wasps - Harlequins16-6
21/04/2002 - Regular season
Bristol Shoguns - Gloucester40-41
19/04/2002 - Regular season
Leicester Tigers - Leeds Tykes31-10
Sale Sharks - Saracens23-3
14/04/2002 - Regular season
London Irish - Harlequins18-18
Saracens - London Wasps14-20
13/04/2002 - Regular season
Bath - Leeds Tykes23-12
Leicester Tigers - Newcastle Falcons20-12
Northampton Saints - Gloucester58-21
Sale Sharks - Bristol Shoguns53-47
10/04/2002 - Regular season
London Irish - Bath31-15
London Wasps - Gloucester44-9
31/03/2002 - Regular season
Bristol Shoguns - Harlequins43-27
Leeds Tykes - London Irish24-29
London Wasps - Leicester Tigers36-24
Newcastle Falcons - Sale Sharks30-10
30/03/2002 - Regular season
Bath - Northampton Saints11-29
Gloucester - Saracens36-13
17/03/2002 - Regular season
Saracens - Bath33-11
16/03/2002 - Regular season
Harlequins - Newcastle Falcons33-19
Leicester Tigers - Gloucester27-10
London Irish - Bristol Shoguns24-13
Northampton Saints - Leeds Tykes34-14
Sale Sharks - London Wasps27-22
10/03/2002 - Regular season
Leeds Tykes - Bristol Shoguns24-6
09/03/2002 - Regular season
Bath - Leicester Tigers9-27
Gloucester - Sale Sharks42-14
24/02/2002 - Regular season
Bristol Shoguns - Newcastle Falcons33-17
London Irish - London Wasps31-17
Saracens - Leeds Tykes15-37
23/02/2002 - Regular season
Harlequins - Gloucester6-18
Leicester Tigers - Northampton Saints17-6
Sale Sharks - Bath20-14
10/02/2002 - Regular season
Leeds Tykes - Newcastle Falcons9-19
London Wasps - Bristol Shoguns34-16
09/02/2002 - Regular season
Bath - Harlequins18-9
Gloucester - London Irish29-22
Northampton Saints - Sale Sharks10-20
Saracens - Leicester Tigers7-48
27/01/2002 - Regular season
Newcastle Falcons - London Wasps22-23
26/01/2002 - Regular season
Harlequins - Northampton Saints16-24
30/12/2001 - Regular season
Leeds Tykes - London Wasps18-28
Saracens - Harlequins39-25
29/12/2001 - Regular season
Bath - Bristol Shoguns15-9
Gloucester - Newcastle Falcons29-25
Northampton Saints - London Irish24-15
27/12/2001 - Regular season
Leicester Tigers - Sale Sharks33-10
23/12/2001 - Regular season
London Irish - Saracens30-23
22/12/2001 - Regular season
Harlequins - Leicester Tigers21-38
09/12/2001 - Regular season
Leeds Tykes - Harlequins23-18
Saracens - Newcastle Falcons19-24
08/12/2001 - Regular season
Bath - Gloucester12-9
Leicester Tigers - Bristol Shoguns26-19
Northampton Saints - London Wasps23-10
Sale Sharks - London Irish19-19
02/12/2001 - Regular season
Bristol Shoguns - Saracens22-25
London Irish - Leicester Tigers15-30
London Wasps - Bath23-10
Newcastle Falcons - Northampton Saints13-28
01/12/2001 - Regular season
Gloucester - Leeds Tykes58-17
Harlequins - Sale Sharks16-23
25/11/2001 - Regular season
Bath - Newcastle Falcons24-9
Leeds Tykes - Sale Sharks20-47
Northampton Saints - Bristol Shoguns20-23
23/11/2001 - Regular season
Gloucester - London Wasps43-13
Leicester Tigers - Harlequins23-18
22/11/2001 - Regular season
Saracens - London Irish13-55
18/11/2001 - Regular season
Bristol Shoguns - Bath31-17
London Irish - Northampton Saints48-12
London Wasps - Leeds Tykes64-14
Newcastle Falcons - Gloucester18-16
17/11/2001 - Regular season
Sale Sharks - Leicester Tigers3-37
16/11/2001 - Regular season
Harlequins - Saracens43-6
11/11/2001 - Regular season
Bath - London Irish19-11
Leeds Tykes - Leicester Tigers37-16
London Wasps - Newcastle Falcons30-33
Saracens - Sale Sharks26-25
10/11/2001 - Regular season
Gloucester - Bristol Shoguns51-17
09/11/2001 - Regular season
Northampton Saints - Harlequins13-13
21/10/2001 - Regular season
Bristol Shoguns - London Wasps43-22
London Irish - Gloucester19-15
Newcastle Falcons - Leeds Tykes19-8
20/10/2001 - Regular season
Harlequins - Bath15-8
Leicester Tigers - Saracens36-10
Sale Sharks - Northampton Saints34-14
14/10/2001 - Regular season
Leeds Tykes - Saracens27-14
London Wasps - London Irish15-20
Newcastle Falcons - Bristol Shoguns37-20
13/10/2001 - Regular season
Bath - Sale Sharks20-17
Gloucester - Harlequins33-7
Northampton Saints - Leicester Tigers11-21
23/09/2001 - Regular season
Bristol Shoguns - Leeds Tykes34-29
London Irish - Newcastle Falcons18-22
Saracens - Northampton Saints25-20
22/09/2001 - Regular season
Harlequins - London Wasps33-13
Leicester Tigers - Bath48-9
Sale Sharks - Gloucester21-44
16/09/2001 - Regular season
Bristol Shoguns - London Irish19-19
Leeds Tykes - Northampton Saints6-26
London Wasps - Sale Sharks21-40
Newcastle Falcons - Harlequins6-6
15/09/2001 - Regular season
Bath - Saracens20-27
Gloucester - Leicester Tigers18-40
09/09/2001 - Regular season
London Irish - Leeds Tykes42-14
08/09/2001 - Regular season
Harlequins - Bristol Shoguns32-38
Leicester Tigers - London Wasps45-15
Northampton Saints - Bath26-7
Sale Sharks - Newcastle Falcons37-11
Saracens - Gloucester34-30
02/09/2001 - Regular season
Bristol Shoguns - Sale Sharks25-35
Leeds Tykes - Bath10-6
London Wasps - Saracens12-8
Newcastle Falcons - Leicester Tigers19-16
01/09/2001 - Regular season
Gloucester - Northampton Saints22-9
Harlequins - London Irish21-32