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Zurich Premiership
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Regional Division 1

Zurich Premiership 2002/03

Overview
The bonus point scoring system was used to determine standing positions.
The first team in the table, Gloucester, qualified for the final where it played the winner of the semifinal match between the 2nd (London Wasps) and the 3rd (Northampton Saints). The worst team (Bristol Shoguns) was relegated to National League 1.
Teams placed between 1st and 4th (Gloucester, London Wasps, Northampton Saints e Sale Sharks) place qualified for Heineken Cup. Teams placed between 5th and 8th place (Leeds Tykes, Leicester Tigers, HArlequins e Saracens) played a knock-out competition to qualify a 5th team to Heineken Cup. Since Powergen Cup was won by Gloucester already qualified, Leeds Tykes, the best team among the excluded, got the last place. For Challenge Cup qualifying criterium was the admission to Premiership.

The league was sponsored by insurance company Zurich.

Regular season
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiffTFTATBLB
1Gloucester82221723617396221673573Qualified to final
2London Wasps6722132755346093553665Qualified to semifinals
3Northampton Saints62221309512376136522455
4Sale Sharks6222122855647086614682
5Leeds Tykes5822122847843543383915Qualified for wild card tournament semifinals
6Leicester Tigers55221201044839652443243
7Harlequins44229013461560-99436035
8Saracens42228014499587-88496155
9London Irish40228113432485-53324624
10Newcastle Falcons40228014388545-157315835
11Bath36227213385490-105334413
12Bristol Shoguns36227114504633-129477133Relegated

BathBristol
Shoguns
GloucesterHarlequinsLeeds
Tykes
Leicester
Tigers
London
Irish
London
Wasps
Newcastle
Falcons
Northampton
Saints
Sale
Sharks
Saracens
Bath-19-3021-2123-920-228-1518-1527-2724-1210-2724-1830-9
Bristol
Shoguns
30-20-21-3848-4112-1725-2032-3219-3438-1028-3618-630-45
Gloucester29-1645-18-29-1128-1031-1325-2024-1725-2318-944-844-14
Harlequins18-926-1719-25-23-3317-929-1927-1447-2319-310-4536-32
Leeds
Tykes
20-725-1330-2323-22-26-1341-1615-1812-1726-1929-2927-18
Leicester
Tigers
22-2040-620-1530-618-17-19-209-652-912-2533-2023-18
London
Irish
22-2441-2119-406-1614-2627-7-21-3120-012-1411-2332-10
London
Wasps
36-1738-3523-1621-2527-2726-1335-11-13-1216-925-3251-23
Newcastle
Falcons
20-2412-2019-2232-1727-2024-2216-2424-17-22-2031-2026-22
Northampton
Saints
24-343-1313-1635-728-63-1610-2234-2031-13-27-1734-25
Sale
Sharks
36-1828-1430-3020-1632-2029-1636-149-1638-324-21-37-26
Saracens28-317-1622-2936-3011-618-2612-1431-4217-1331-1934-19-

Final phase
SemifinalsFinal
Gloucester
5/31/2003 - 3-39
London Wasps
London Wasps
5/17/2003 - 19-10
London Wasps
Northampton Saints

Wild card tournament
SemifinalsFinal
Harlequins
5/14/2003 - 26-23
5/18/2003 - 13-28
Leicester Tigers
5/31/2003 - 27-20
Leicester TigersLeicester Tigers
Saracens
5/14/2003 - 57-21
5/18/2003 - 13-27
Saracens
Leeds Tykes

Matches schedule
31/05/2003 - Final
Gloucester - London Wasps3-39
31/05/2003 - Final Wild card tournament
Leicester Tigers - Saracens27-20
18/05/2003 - Semifinals Wild card tournament
Leeds Tykes - Saracens27-13
Leicester Tigers - Harlequins28-13
17/05/2003 - Semifinals
London Wasps - Northampton Saints19-10
14/05/2003 - Semifinals Wild card tournament
Harlequins - Leicester Tigers26-23
Saracens - Leeds Tykes57-21
10/05/2003 - Regular season
Bath - Newcastle Falcons24-12
Gloucester - Leicester Tigers31-13
London Irish - Bristol Shoguns41-21
London Wasps - Harlequins21-25
Northampton Saints - Leeds Tykes28-6
Saracens - Sale Sharks34-19
04/05/2003 - Regular season
Bristol Shoguns - Bath30-20
Leeds Tykes - Gloucester30-23
Newcastle Falcons - Saracens26-22
03/05/2003 - Regular season
Leicester Tigers - London Irish19-20
Sale Sharks - London Wasps9-16
02/05/2003 - Regular season
Harlequins - Northampton Saints19-31
29/04/2003 - Regular season
Saracens - Bristol Shoguns17-16
26/04/2003 - Regular season
Gloucester - Harlequins29-11
Leicester Tigers - Leeds Tykes18-17
Northampton Saints - Sale Sharks27-17
20/04/2003 - Regular season
Bristol Shoguns - London Wasps19-34
London Irish - Leeds Tykes14-26
Newcastle Falcons - Northampton Saints22-20
19/04/2003 - Regular season
Harlequins - Leicester Tigers17-9
18/04/2003 - Regular season
Sale Sharks - Gloucester30-30
16/04/2003 - Regular season
Northampton Saints - Bristol Shoguns43-13
12/04/2003 - Regular season
Gloucester - Newcastle Falcons25-23
10/04/2003 - Regular season
Bath - London Irish18-15
06/04/2003 - Regular season
Leicester Tigers - Sale Sharks33-20
London Wasps - Bath36-17
Saracens - London Irish12-14
04/04/2003 - Regular season
Leeds Tykes - Harlequins23-22
16/03/2003 - Regular season
Bristol Shoguns - Gloucester21-38
London Irish - Harlequins6-16
Newcastle Falcons - Leicester Tigers24-22
Saracens - London Wasps31-42
15/03/2003 - Regular season
Bath - Northampton Saints10-27
Sale Sharks - Leeds Tykes32-20
02/03/2003 - Regular season
Bristol Shoguns - Harlequins48-41
01/03/2003 - Regular season
Bath - Saracens30-9
London Wasps - Newcastle Falcons13-12
09/02/2003 - Regular season
London Wasps - London Irish35-11
08/02/2003 - Regular season
Gloucester - Bath29-16
Harlequins - Sale Sharks0-45
Leicester Tigers - Bristol Shoguns40-6
Northampton Saints - Saracens34-25
07/02/2003 - Regular season
Leeds Tykes - Newcastle Falcons12-17
02/02/2003 - Regular season
Bristol Shoguns - Leeds Tykes12-17
London Irish - Sale Sharks11-23
London Wasps - Northampton Saints16-9
Saracens - Gloucester22-29
01/02/2003 - Regular season
Bath - Leicester Tigers8-15
Newcastle Falcons - Harlequins32-17
04/01/2003 - Regular season
Gloucester - London Wasps24-17
Harlequins - Bristol Shoguns26-17
Leicester Tigers - Saracens23-18
Northampton Saints - London Irish10-22
03/01/2003 - Regular season
Leeds Tykes - Bath20-7
Sale Sharks - Newcastle Falcons38-3
29/12/2002 - Regular season
Bristol Shoguns - Sale Sharks18-6
London Irish - Newcastle Falcons20-0
Saracens - Leeds Tykes11-6
28/12/2002 - Regular season
Bath - Harlequins23-9
Northampton Saints - Gloucester13-16
27/12/2002 - Regular season
London Wasps - Leicester Tigers26-13
01/12/2002 - Regular season
Leeds Tykes - London Wasps15-18
Newcastle Falcons - Bristol Shoguns12-20
30/11/2002 - Regular season
Gloucester - London Irish25-20
Harlequins - Saracens36-32
Leicester Tigers - Northampton Saints12-25
29/11/2002 - Regular season
Sale Sharks - Bath36-18
24/11/2002 - Regular season
Bath - Bristol Shoguns19-30
Gloucester - Leeds Tykes28-10
London Irish - Leicester Tigers27-7
London Wasps - Sale Sharks25-32
Saracens - Newcastle Falcons17-13
23/11/2002 - Regular season
Northampton Saints - Harlequins35-7
17/11/2002 - Regular season
Bristol Shoguns - London Irish32-32
Harlequins - London Wasps27-14
Leeds Tykes - Northampton Saints26-19
Newcastle Falcons - Bath20-24
15/11/2002 - Regular season
Leicester Tigers - Gloucester20-15
Sale Sharks - Saracens37-26
10/11/2002 - Regular season
Bath - Sale Sharks24-18
Bristol Shoguns - Newcastle Falcons38-10
London Irish - Gloucester19-40
London Wasps - Leeds Tykes27-27
Saracens - Harlequins36-30
09/11/2002 - Regular season
Northampton Saints - Leicester Tigers3-16
03/11/2002 - Regular season
Leeds Tykes - Saracens27-18
Newcastle Falcons - London Irish16-24
02/11/2002 - Regular season
Gloucester - Northampton Saints18-9
Harlequins - Bath18-9
Leicester Tigers - London Wasps9-6
01/11/2002 - Regular season
Sale Sharks - Bristol Shoguns28-14
27/10/2002 - Regular season
London Irish - Northampton Saints12-14
Newcastle Falcons - Sale Sharks31-20
Saracens - Leicester Tigers18-26
26/10/2002 - Regular season
Bath - Leeds Tykes20-22
London Wasps - Gloucester23-16
06/10/2002 - Regular season
Leeds Tykes - Bristol Shoguns25-13
05/10/2002 - Regular season
Gloucester - Saracens44-14
Harlequins - Newcastle Falcons47-23
Leicester Tigers - Bath22-20
Northampton Saints - London Wasps34-20
Sale Sharks - London Irish36-14
29/09/2002 - Regular season
Bristol Shoguns - Leicester Tigers25-20
London Irish - London Wasps21-31
Newcastle Falcons - Leeds Tykes27-20
28/09/2002 - Regular season
Bath - Gloucester21-21
Saracens - Northampton Saints31-19
27/09/2002 - Regular season
Sale Sharks - Harlequins20-16
22/09/2002 - Regular season
London Wasps - Saracens51-23
21/09/2002 - Regular season
Gloucester - Bristol Shoguns45-18
Harlequins - London Irish29-19
Leicester Tigers - Newcastle Falcons52-9
Northampton Saints - Bath24-3
20/09/2002 - Regular season
Leeds Tykes - Sale Sharks29-29
15/09/2002 - Regular season
Bristol Shoguns - Northampton Saints28-36
London Irish - Saracens32-10
Newcastle Falcons - Gloucester19-22
14/09/2002 - Regular season
Bath - London Wasps27-27
Harlequins - Leeds Tykes23-33
13/09/2002 - Regular season
Sale Sharks - Leicester Tigers29-16
08/09/2002 - Regular season
Leeds Tykes - London Irish41-16
London Wasps - Bristol Shoguns38-35
Saracens - Bath28-3
07/09/2002 - Regular season
Gloucester - Sale Sharks44-8
Leicester Tigers - Harlequins30-6
Northampton Saints - Newcastle Falcons31-13
01/09/2002 - Regular season
Bristol Shoguns - Saracens30-45
London Irish - Bath22-24
Newcastle Falcons - London Wasps24-17
31/08/2002 - Regular season
Harlequins - Gloucester19-25
Leeds Tykes - Leicester Tigers26-13
30/08/2002 - Regular season
Sale Sharks - Northampton Saints24-21