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Zurich Premiership
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Zurich Premiership 2003/04

Overview
The bonus point scoring system was used to determine standing positions.
The first team in the table, Bath, 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 (Rotherham Titans) was relegated to National League 1.
The tree teams playing the final phase qualified for Heineken Cup. Teams placed between 4th and 7th place (Gloucester, Leicester Tigers, Harlequins e Sale Sharks) played a knock-out competition to qualify a 4th team to Heineken Cup. In this tournament, Gloucester, after winning the semifinal, retired for having already gained a spot thanks to London Wasps' victory in Heineken Cup. Sale Sharks could so play the final. For Challenge Cup qualifying criterium was the admission to Premiership.

The league was sponsored by insurance company Zurich.

Teams variations
Relegated to National Division 1 2003/04:Bristol Shoguns
Promoted from National Division 1 2002/03:Rotherham Titans

Regular season
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiffTFTATBLB
1Bath79221804508311197452443Qualified to final
2London Wasps73221606575406169593763Qualified to semifinals
3Northampton Saints70221516574416158614862
4Gloucester6322140849141279514143Qualified for wild card tournament semifinals
5Leicester Tigers55221138537430107533742
6Harlequins54221021050244953504346
7Sale Sharks5322931051047238565056
8London Irish492210111427454-27303716
9Newcastle Falcons45227213497525-28535549
10Saracens39228113397543-146405633
11Leeds Tykes37227114449588-139475943
12Rotherham Titans3220022309770-461329003Relegated
Leicester Tigers and Saracens had 1 point deducted for fielding an ineligible player.

BathGloucesterHarlequinsLeeds
Tykes
Leicester
Tigers
London
Irish
London
Wasps
Newcastle
Falcons
Northampton
Saints
Rotherham
Titans
Sale
Sharks
Saracens
Bath-41-718-1022-1331-1723-216-1020-1024-647-316-1225-3
Gloucester14-20-18-1724-1924-328-1328-2536-1228-2022-838-1230-7
Harlequins25-220-16-9-1620-2315-1033-2718-1143-2143-2021-3012-10
Leeds
Tykes
32-4422-1816-30-39-189-167-1130-3015-3123-1320-3141-31
Leicester
Tigers
12-1318-2830-2139-11-29-1932-2228-2115-3275-1316-2238-10
London
Irish
20-2116-1015-1531-169-22-19-3415-1915-3647-269-314-20
London
Wasps
19-2020-1222-2133-1017-4822-15-30-2631-539-1126-1041-0
Newcastle
Falcons
19-1742-2225-2925-2825-2515-1620-23-23-1956-109-820-25
Northampton
Saints
16-630-1718-1748-2414-024-3027-1733-20-18-851-1224-3
Rotherham
Titans
18-3421-3515-4320-3417-2710-1520-2720-2613-42-14-2812-25
Sale
Sharks
9-1438-2027-2737-213-326-2833-3741-1637-3735-7-33-3
Saracens15-248-1639-3327-319-1931-343-4232-2718-2229-1039-23-

Final phase
SemifinalsFinal
Bath
5/29/2004 - 6-10
London Wasps
London Wasps
5/16/2004 - 57-20
London Wasps
Northampton Saints

Wild card tournament
SemifinalsFinal
Leicester Tigers
5/15/2004 - 43-26Leicester Tigers
5/29/2004 - 48-27
HarlequinsLeicester Tigers
Gloucester
5/15/2004 - 44-35
Sale Sharks
Sale Sharks

Matches schedule
29/05/2004 - Final
Bath - London Wasps6-10
29/05/2004 - Final Wild card tournament
Leicester Tigers - Sale Sharks48-27
16/05/2004 - Semifinals
London Wasps - Northampton Saints57-20
15/05/2004 - Semifinals Wild card tournament
Gloucester - Sale Sharks44-35
Leicester Tigers - Harlequins43-26
08/05/2004 - Regular season
Bath - Gloucester41-7
Leeds Tykes - Sale Sharks20-31
London Irish - Saracens14-20
London Wasps - Leicester Tigers17-48
Northampton Saints - Harlequins18-17
Rotherham Titans - Newcastle Falcons20-26
02/05/2004 - Regular season
Harlequins - Bath25-22
Leeds Tykes - Northampton Saints15-31
Newcastle Falcons - London Irish15-16
Saracens - Sale Sharks39-23
01/05/2004 - Regular season
Gloucester - London Wasps28-25
Leicester Tigers - Rotherham Titans75-13
23/04/2004 - Regular season
Sale Sharks - Newcastle Falcons41-16
18/04/2004 - Regular season
Gloucester - London Irish28-13
Leeds Tykes - London Wasps7-11
Northampton Saints - Bath16-6
16/04/2004 - Regular season
Harlequins - Rotherham Titans43-20
Leicester Tigers - Saracens38-10
04/04/2004 - Regular season
London Irish - Harlequins15-15
London Wasps - Northampton Saints31-5
Newcastle Falcons - Leicester Tigers25-25
03/04/2004 - Regular season
Bath - Sale Sharks16-12
Saracens - Gloucester8-16
02/04/2004 - Regular season
Rotherham Titans - Leeds Tykes20-34
28/03/2004 - Regular season
Leeds Tykes - Newcastle Falcons30-30
London Wasps - Rotherham Titans39-11
27/03/2004 - Regular season
Bath - London Irish23-21
Harlequins - Leicester Tigers20-23
Northampton Saints - Saracens24-3
26/03/2004 - Regular season
Sale Sharks - Gloucester38-20
21/03/2004 - Regular season
London Irish - Bath20-21
19/03/2004 - Regular season
Leicester Tigers - Harlequins30-21
22/02/2004 - Regular season
London Wasps - Harlequins22-21
Rotherham Titans - Gloucester21-35
Saracens - Newcastle Falcons32-27
21/02/2004 - Regular season
Bath - Leeds Tykes22-13
London Irish - Leicester Tigers9-22
Northampton Saints - Sale Sharks51-12
15/02/2004 - Regular season
Newcastle Falcons - Leeds Tykes25-28
Saracens - Northampton Saints18-22
14/02/2004 - Regular season
Gloucester - Sale Sharks38-12
Rotherham Titans - London Wasps20-27
07/02/2004 - Regular season
Bath - London Wasps6-10
Gloucester - Newcastle Falcons36-12
Harlequins - Saracens12-10
Northampton Saints - Rotherham Titans18-8
06/02/2004 - Regular season
Leeds Tykes - London Irish9-16
Sale Sharks - Leicester Tigers3-3
04/01/2004 - Regular season
London Irish - Northampton Saints15-36
London Wasps - Sale Sharks26-10
Newcastle Falcons - Harlequins25-29
Rotherham Titans - Bath18-34
03/01/2004 - Regular season
Leicester Tigers - Gloucester18-28
01/01/2004 - Regular season
Saracens - Leeds Tykes27-3
28/12/2003 - Regular season
Newcastle Falcons - Northampton Saints23-19
27/12/2003 - Regular season
Gloucester - Harlequins18-17
Leicester Tigers - Leeds Tykes39-11
London Irish - London Wasps19-34
Sale Sharks - Rotherham Titans35-7
Saracens - Bath15-24
21/12/2003 - Regular season
Leeds Tykes - Gloucester22-18
London Wasps - Saracens41-0
20/12/2003 - Regular season
Bath - Newcastle Falcons20-10
Northampton Saints - Leicester Tigers14-0
Rotherham Titans - London Irish10-15
19/12/2003 - Regular season
Sale Sharks - Harlequins27-27
30/11/2003 - Regular season
London Irish - Sale Sharks9-3
Saracens - Rotherham Titans29-10
29/11/2003 - Regular season
Gloucester - Northampton Saints28-20
Harlequins - Leeds Tykes9-16
Leicester Tigers - Bath12-13
Newcastle Falcons - London Wasps20-23
23/11/2003 - Regular season
London Irish - Newcastle Falcons15-19
22/11/2003 - Regular season
Bath - Harlequins18-10
Northampton Saints - Leeds Tykes48-24
Rotherham Titans - Leicester Tigers17-27
21/11/2003 - Regular season
London Wasps - Gloucester20-12
Sale Sharks - Saracens33-3
09/11/2003 - Regular season
Newcastle Falcons - Rotherham Titans56-10
Saracens - London Irish31-34
08/11/2003 - Regular season
Gloucester - Bath14-20
Harlequins - Northampton Saints43-21
Leicester Tigers - London Wasps32-22
Sale Sharks - Leeds Tykes37-21
02/11/2003 - Regular season
London Wasps - Newcastle Falcons30-26
01/11/2003 - Regular season
Bath - Leicester Tigers31-17
Northampton Saints - Gloucester30-17
Rotherham Titans - Saracens12-25
31/10/2003 - Regular season
Leeds Tykes - Harlequins16-30
Sale Sharks - London Irish26-28
26/10/2003 - Regular season
London Irish - Rotherham Titans47-26
Saracens - London Wasps3-42
25/10/2003 - Regular season
Gloucester - Leeds Tykes24-19
Harlequins - Sale Sharks21-30
Leicester Tigers - Northampton Saints15-32
Newcastle Falcons - Bath19-17
19/10/2003 - Regular season
Bath - Saracens25-3
Leeds Tykes - Leicester Tigers39-18
London Wasps - London Irish22-15
18/10/2003 - Regular season
Harlequins - Gloucester0-16
Northampton Saints - Newcastle Falcons33-20
17/10/2003 - Regular season
Rotherham Titans - Sale Sharks14-28
12/10/2003 - Regular season
Leeds Tykes - Saracens41-31
11/10/2003 - Regular season
Bath - Rotherham Titans47-3
Gloucester - Leicester Tigers24-3
Harlequins - Newcastle Falcons18-11
Northampton Saints - London Irish24-30
10/10/2003 - Regular season
Sale Sharks - London Wasps33-37
05/10/2003 - Regular season
London Irish - Leeds Tykes31-16
London Wasps - Bath19-20
Newcastle Falcons - Gloucester42-22
Saracens - Harlequins39-33
04/10/2003 - Regular season
Leicester Tigers - Sale Sharks16-22
Rotherham Titans - Northampton Saints13-42
27/09/2003 - Regular season
Gloucester - Saracens30-7
Harlequins - London Irish15-10
Northampton Saints - London Wasps27-17
26/09/2003 - Regular season
Leeds Tykes - Rotherham Titans23-13
Leicester Tigers - Newcastle Falcons28-21
Sale Sharks - Bath9-14
21/09/2003 - Regular season
London Irish - Gloucester16-10
London Wasps - Leeds Tykes33-10
Newcastle Falcons - Sale Sharks9-8
Saracens - Leicester Tigers19-19
20/09/2003 - Regular season
Bath - Northampton Saints24-6
Rotherham Titans - Harlequins15-43
14/09/2003 - Regular season
Leeds Tykes - Bath32-44
Newcastle Falcons - Saracens20-25
13/09/2003 - Regular season
Gloucester - Rotherham Titans22-8
Harlequins - London Wasps33-27
Leicester Tigers - London Irish29-19
12/09/2003 - Regular season
Sale Sharks - Northampton Saints37-37