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Zurich Premiership
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Regional Division 1

Zurich Premiership 2004/05

Overview
The bonus point scoring system was used to determine standing positions.
The first team in the table, Leicester Tigers, qualified for the final where it played the winner of the semifinal match between the 2nd (London Wasps) and the 3rd (Sale Sharks). The worst team (Harlequins) was relegated to National League 1.
The tree teams playing the final phase, along with the 4th in table (Bath) and the winner of Powergen Cup (Leeds Tykes) qualified for Heineken Cup. Teams placed between 5th and 8th place (Saracens, Gloucester, Newcastle Falcons e Worcester Warriors, 9th took the spot left free by Leeds Tykes, 8th but already qualified) played a knock-out competition to qualify a 6th team to Heineken Cup. 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 2004/05:Rotherham Titans
Promoted from National Division 1 2003/04:Worcester Warriors

Regular season
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiffTFTATBLB
1Leicester Tigers78221534665323342752793Qualified to final
2London Wasps73221516561442119594065Qualified to semifinals
3Sale Sharks6022130951344271514344
4Bath5822122840736641333515
5Saracens57221228384428-44394332Qualified for wild card tournament semifinals
6Gloucester472210111407487-80434332
7Newcastle Falcons47229211475596-121436434
8Leeds Tykes43229013380431-51344016
9Worcester Warriors42229013365493-128365315
10London Irish40228014378421-43283517
11Northampton Saints40228014410473-63314426
12Harlequins38226115416459-43414639Relegated

BathGloucesterHarlequinsLeeds
Tykes
Leicester
Tigers
London
Irish
London
Wasps
Newcastle
Falcons
Northampton
Saints
Sale
Sharks
SaracensWorcester
Warriors
Bath-29-1415-176-106-627-1516-1918-3330-1227-136-1318-10
Gloucester17-16-29-2315-3313-2823-1617-2731-1718-2624-1413-1428-16
Harlequins10-1838-9-31-179-1520-2515-2739-2313-4522-2340-109-15
Leeds
Tykes
28-3016-2121-10-23-2216-59-1311-1526-2111-145-1424-19
Leicester
Tigers
16-1628-1332-1742-20-15-645-1083-1032-1345-1521-950-7
London
Irish
19-2112-1318-1212-1622-39-19-3321-1521-226-920-325-15
London
Wasps
9-1233-2019-1630-1517-1735-26-43-2939-930-3345-2432-17
Newcastle
Falcons
5-927-2722-2129-1615-4423-1629-28-27-1630-2920-2016-21
Northampton
Saints
29-1412-1822-2018-926-1120-219-1023-22-6-2320-216-17
Sale
Sharks
19-1035-1713-1919-1026-1916-1725-2739-2537-24-25-1557-3
Saracens30-3714-98-823-2919-1712-3013-1132-1323-1232-19-16-10
Worcester
Warriors
22-2613-1833-722-1511-3816-627-249-3021-1923-1018-19-

Final phase
SemifinalsFinal
Leicester Tigers
5/14/2005 - 14-39
London Wasps
London Wasps
5/7/2005 - 43-22
London Wasps
Sale Sharks

Wild card tournament
SemifinalsFinal
Saracens
5/6/2005 - 28-10Saracens
5/14/2005 - 24-16
Worcester WarriorsSaracens
Gloucester
5/8/2005 - 23-16
Gloucester
Newcastle Falcons

Matches schedule
14/05/2005 - Final
Leicester Tigers - London Wasps14-39
14/05/2005 - Final Wild card tournament
Saracens - Gloucester24-16
08/05/2005 - Semifinals Wild card tournament
Gloucester - Newcastle Falcons23-16
07/05/2005 - Semifinals
London Wasps - Sale Sharks43-22
06/05/2005 - Semifinals Wild card tournament
Saracens - Worcester Warriors28-10
30/04/2005 - Regular season
Bath - Leeds Tykes6-10
Gloucester - Saracens13-14
Harlequins - Sale Sharks22-23
Leicester Tigers - London Wasps45-10
Newcastle Falcons - London Irish23-16
Worcester Warriors - Northampton Saints21-19
26/04/2005 - Regular season
Leeds Tykes - Harlequins21-10
24/04/2005 - Regular season
London Irish - Bath19-21
17/04/2005 - Regular season
London Wasps - Worcester Warriors32-17
Saracens - Leicester Tigers19-17
15/04/2005 - Regular season
Northampton Saints - Newcastle Falcons23-22
Sale Sharks - Gloucester35-17
10/04/2005 - Regular season
London Wasps - Saracens45-24
Newcastle Falcons - Worcester Warriors16-21
09/04/2005 - Regular season
Bath - Northampton Saints30-12
Gloucester - Leeds Tykes15-33
Harlequins - London Irish20-25
Leicester Tigers - Sale Sharks45-15
27/03/2005 - Regular season
Leeds Tykes - Leicester Tigers23-22
Newcastle Falcons - Bath5-9
26/03/2005 - Regular season
London Irish - Gloucester12-13
Northampton Saints - Harlequins22-20
Worcester Warriors - Saracens18-19
25/03/2005 - Regular season
Sale Sharks - London Wasps25-27
13/03/2005 - Regular season
Harlequins - Newcastle Falcons39-23
London Wasps - Leeds Tykes30-15
Saracens - Sale Sharks32-19
12/03/2005 - Regular season
Bath - Worcester Warriors18-10
Gloucester - Northampton Saints18-26
11/03/2005 - Regular season
Leicester Tigers - London Irish15-6
27/02/2005 - Regular season
London Irish - London Wasps19-33
Newcastle Falcons - Gloucester27-27
26/02/2005 - Regular season
Bath - Harlequins15-17
Northampton Saints - Leicester Tigers26-11
25/02/2005 - Regular season
Leeds Tykes - Saracens5-14
Worcester Warriors - Sale Sharks23-10
20/02/2005 - Regular season
London Wasps - Northampton Saints39-9
Saracens - London Irish12-30
19/02/2005 - Regular season
Gloucester - Bath17-16
Harlequins - Worcester Warriors9-15
Leicester Tigers - Newcastle Falcons83-10
18/02/2005 - Regular season
Sale Sharks - Leeds Tykes19-10
06/02/2005 - Regular season
London Irish - Sale Sharks6-9
Newcastle Falcons - London Wasps29-28
05/02/2005 - Regular season
Bath - Leicester Tigers6-6
Harlequins - Gloucester38-9
Northampton Saints - Saracens20-21
04/02/2005 - Regular season
Worcester Warriors - Leeds Tykes22-15
29/01/2005 - Regular season
Gloucester - Worcester Warriors28-16
Leicester Tigers - Harlequins32-17
London Wasps - Bath9-12
Sale Sharks - Northampton Saints37-24
28/01/2005 - Regular season
Leeds Tykes - London Irish16-5
Saracens - Newcastle Falcons32-13
02/01/2005 - Regular season
Gloucester - Leicester Tigers13-28
Harlequins - London Wasps15-27
Newcastle Falcons - Sale Sharks30-29
01/01/2005 - Regular season
Bath - Saracens6-13
Northampton Saints - Leeds Tykes18-9
Worcester Warriors - London Irish16-6
27/12/2004 - Regular season
Leeds Tykes - Newcastle Falcons11-15
Leicester Tigers - Worcester Warriors50-7
London Irish - Northampton Saints21-22
London Wasps - Gloucester33-20
Sale Sharks - Bath19-10
26/12/2004 - Regular season
Saracens - Harlequins8-8
28/11/2004 - Regular season
Bath - London Irish27-15
Harlequins - Leeds Tykes31-17
Newcastle Falcons - Northampton Saints27-16
27/11/2004 - Regular season
Leicester Tigers - Saracens21-9
26/11/2004 - Regular season
Gloucester - Sale Sharks24-14
Worcester Warriors - London Wasps27-24
21/11/2004 - Regular season
London Irish - Newcastle Falcons21-15
London Wasps - Leicester Tigers17-17
Saracens - Gloucester14-9
20/11/2004 - Regular season
Northampton Saints - Worcester Warriors6-17
19/11/2004 - Regular season
Leeds Tykes - Bath28-30
Sale Sharks - Harlequins13-19
14/11/2004 - Regular season
Newcastle Falcons - Leeds Tykes29-16
13/11/2004 - Regular season
Bath - Sale Sharks27-13
Northampton Saints - London Irish20-21
Worcester Warriors - Leicester Tigers11-38
12/11/2004 - Regular season
Gloucester - London Wasps17-27
Harlequins - Saracens40-10
07/11/2004 - Regular season
London Irish - Worcester Warriors25-15
06/11/2004 - Regular season
Leicester Tigers - Gloucester28-13
Saracens - Bath30-37
05/11/2004 - Regular season
Leeds Tykes - Northampton Saints26-21
London Wasps - Harlequins19-16
Sale Sharks - Newcastle Falcons39-25
17/10/2004 - Regular season
Newcastle Falcons - Saracens20-20
16/10/2004 - Regular season
Bath - London Wasps16-19
Harlequins - Leicester Tigers9-15
London Irish - Leeds Tykes12-16
Northampton Saints - Sale Sharks6-23
Worcester Warriors - Gloucester13-18
10/10/2004 - Regular season
Leeds Tykes - Worcester Warriors24-19
London Wasps - Newcastle Falcons43-29
Saracens - Northampton Saints23-12
09/10/2004 - Regular season
Gloucester - Harlequins29-23
Leicester Tigers - Bath16-16
08/10/2004 - Regular season
Sale Sharks - London Irish16-17
03/10/2004 - Regular season
Leeds Tykes - Sale Sharks11-14
London Irish - Saracens20-3
02/10/2004 - Regular season
Bath - Gloucester29-14
Newcastle Falcons - Leicester Tigers15-44
Northampton Saints - London Wasps9-10
Worcester Warriors - Harlequins33-7
26/09/2004 - Regular season
London Wasps - London Irish35-26
Saracens - Leeds Tykes23-29
25/09/2004 - Regular season
Gloucester - Newcastle Falcons31-17
Harlequins - Bath10-18
Leicester Tigers - Northampton Saints32-13
24/09/2004 - Regular season
Sale Sharks - Worcester Warriors57-3
19/09/2004 - Regular season
Leeds Tykes - London Wasps9-13
London Irish - Leicester Tigers22-39
Newcastle Falcons - Harlequins22-21
18/09/2004 - Regular season
Northampton Saints - Gloucester12-18
Worcester Warriors - Bath22-26
17/09/2004 - Regular season
Sale Sharks - Saracens25-15
12/09/2004 - Regular season
Saracens - Worcester Warriors16-10
11/09/2004 - Regular season
Bath - Newcastle Falcons18-33
Gloucester - London Irish23-16
Harlequins - Northampton Saints13-45
Leicester Tigers - Leeds Tykes42-20
London Wasps - Sale Sharks30-33
05/09/2004 - Regular season
Leeds Tykes - Gloucester16-21
Sale Sharks - Leicester Tigers26-19
Worcester Warriors - Newcastle Falcons9-30
04/09/2004 - Regular season
London Irish - Harlequins18-12
Northampton Saints - Bath29-14
Saracens - London Wasps13-11