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Guinness Premiership
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Guinness Premiership 2005/06

Overview
The bonus point scoring system was used to determine standing positions.
The first 4 teams in the table (Sale Sharks, Leicester Tigers, London Irish and London Wasps) qualified for semifinals. The worst team (Leeds Tykes) was relegated to National League 1.
The 4 teams playing the final phase, along with the 5th in table (Gloucester) and the 6th (Northampton Saints) qualified for Heineken Cup. For Challenge Cup qualifying criterium was the admission to Premiership.

The league was sponsored by Guinness brewery.

Teams variations
Relegated to National Division 1 2005/06:Harlequins
Promoted from National Division 1 2004/05:Bristol Rugby

Regular season
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiffTFTATBLB
1Sale Sharks69221615573444129524212Qualified to semifinals
2Leicester Tigers66221435518415103512431
3London Irish6222140849345439544424
4London Wasps5822123752744780534213
5Gloucester56221111048338598463319
6Northampton Saints502210111464488-24535017
7Newcastle Falcons45229112416433-17424416
8Worcester Warriors44229112451494-43405606
9Bath43229112441494-53384905
10Saracens41228113433483-50424807
11Bristol Rugby41228113393445-52284107
12Leeds Tykes27225017363573-210366207Relegated

BathBristol
Rugby
GloucesterLeeds
Tykes
Leicester
Tigers
London
Irish
London
Wasps
Newcastle
Falcons
Northampton
Saints
Sale
Sharks
SaracensWorcester
Warriors
Bath-31-1618-1612-1612-1928-3328-1620-189-179-2112-1225-22
Bristol
Rugby
19-16-9-4132-615-320-219-923-716-1922-1411-2323-26
Gloucester15-1815-20-31-734-169-1332-3727-2028-2421-1819-827-16
Leeds
Tykes
25-1426-167-31-20-2811-2723-4710-1328-2511-1713-1721-15
Leicester
Tigers
40-2632-325-2026-23-35-320-1916-1632-027-2734-2728-22
London
Irish
36-1324-2225-1028-2425-28-19-356-930-321-2930-1815-20
London
Wasps
28-2021-1632-2528-029-2937-56-21-619-1926-1623-1134-20
Newcastle
Falcons
16-2714-169-1354-1924-1620-2317-15-13-3232-2121-1621-15
Northampton
Saints
24-2129-2221-2021-1819-2425-2313-219-16-34-3658-1721-22
Sale
Sharks
38-1231-2918-1535-2424-1629-318-1026-2534-14-9-1524-13
Saracens29-3413-199-1934-1612-1319-2013-1227-1828-2232-40-29-15
Worcester
Warriors
18-3624-1515-1522-1515-1110-1237-835-2711-1533-4825-24-

Final phase
SemifinalsFinal
Sale Sharks
5/14/2006 - 22-12Sale Sharks
5/27/2006 - 45-20
London WaspsSale Sharks
Leicester Tigers
5/14/2006 - 40-8
Leicester Tigers
London Irish

Matches schedule
27/05/2006 - Final
Sale Sharks - Leicester Tigers45-20
14/05/2006 - Semifinals
Leicester Tigers - London Irish40-8
Sale Sharks - London Wasps22-12
06/05/2006 - Regular season
Bath - Worcester Warriors25-22
Gloucester - London Wasps32-37
Leicester Tigers - Bristol Rugby32-3
London Irish - Saracens30-18
Newcastle Falcons - Leeds Tykes54-19
Northampton Saints - Sale Sharks34-36
30/04/2006 - Regular season
Bristol Rugby - Northampton Saints16-19
Leeds Tykes - Gloucester7-31
London Wasps - London Irish37-56
29/04/2006 - Regular season
Worcester Warriors - Newcastle Falcons35-27
28/04/2006 - Regular season
Sale Sharks - Bath38-12
Saracens - Leicester Tigers12-13
22/04/2006 - Regular season
Leicester Tigers - London Wasps20-19
16/04/2006 - Regular season
Newcastle Falcons - Sale Sharks32-21
Saracens - London Wasps13-12
15/04/2006 - Regular season
Bath - Bristol Rugby31-16
Gloucester - Worcester Warriors27-16
London Irish - Leeds Tykes28-24
14/04/2006 - Regular season
Northampton Saints - Leicester Tigers19-24
09/04/2006 - Regular season
Bristol Rugby - Newcastle Falcons23-7
08/04/2006 - Regular season
Northampton Saints - Bath24-21
Sale Sharks - Gloucester18-15
Worcester Warriors - London Irish10-12
07/04/2006 - Regular season
Leeds Tykes - Saracens13-17
26/03/2006 - Regular season
London Wasps - Leeds Tykes28-0
Newcastle Falcons - Northampton Saints13-32
Saracens - Worcester Warriors29-15
25/03/2006 - Regular season
Bath - Leicester Tigers12-19
Gloucester - Bristol Rugby15-20
London Irish - Sale Sharks21-29
12/03/2006 - Regular season
Bristol Rugby - London Irish20-21
11/03/2006 - Regular season
Bath - Newcastle Falcons20-18
Northampton Saints - Gloucester21-20
10/03/2006 - Regular season
Leicester Tigers - Leeds Tykes26-23
Sale Sharks - Saracens9-15
Worcester Warriors - London Wasps37-8
26/02/2006 - Regular season
London Irish - Northampton Saints30-3
London Wasps - Sale Sharks26-16
Saracens - Bristol Rugby13-19
25/02/2006 - Regular season
Gloucester - Bath15-18
24/02/2006 - Regular season
Leeds Tykes - Worcester Warriors21-15
Newcastle Falcons - Leicester Tigers24-16
19/02/2006 - Regular season
Bristol Rugby - London Wasps9-9
Newcastle Falcons - Gloucester9-13
18/02/2006 - Regular season
Bath - London Irish28-33
Northampton Saints - Saracens58-17
17/02/2006 - Regular season
Leicester Tigers - Worcester Warriors28-22
Sale Sharks - Leeds Tykes35-24
12/02/2006 - Regular season
London Irish - Newcastle Falcons6-9
London Wasps - Northampton Saints19-19
Saracens - Bath29-34
11/02/2006 - Regular season
Worcester Warriors - Sale Sharks33-48
10/02/2006 - Regular season
Gloucester - Leicester Tigers34-16
Leeds Tykes - Bristol Rugby26-16
28/01/2006 - Regular season
Bath - London Wasps28-16
Gloucester - London Irish9-13
Leicester Tigers - Sale Sharks27-27
Newcastle Falcons - Saracens21-16
Northampton Saints - Leeds Tykes21-18
27/01/2006 - Regular season
Bristol Rugby - Worcester Warriors23-26
08/01/2006 - Regular season
Leeds Tykes - Bath25-14
London Irish - Leicester Tigers25-28
London Wasps - Newcastle Falcons21-6
Sale Sharks - Bristol Rugby31-29
Saracens - Gloucester9-19
07/01/2006 - Regular season
Worcester Warriors - Northampton Saints11-15
02/01/2006 - Regular season
Bath - Sale Sharks9-21
Leicester Tigers - Saracens34-27
01/01/2006 - Regular season
Newcastle Falcons - Worcester Warriors21-15
Northampton Saints - Bristol Rugby29-22
31/12/2005 - Regular season
Gloucester - Leeds Tykes31-7
London Irish - London Wasps19-35
27/12/2005 - Regular season
Bristol Rugby - Leicester Tigers15-3
Leeds Tykes - Newcastle Falcons10-13
Saracens - London Irish19-20
26/12/2005 - Regular season
London Wasps - Gloucester32-25
Sale Sharks - Northampton Saints34-14
Worcester Warriors - Bath18-36
27/11/2005 - Regular season
Bristol Rugby - Sale Sharks22-14
Newcastle Falcons - London Wasps17-15
26/11/2005 - Regular season
Gloucester - Saracens19-8
Northampton Saints - Worcester Warriors21-22
25/11/2005 - Regular season
Bath - Leeds Tykes12-16
Leicester Tigers - London Irish35-3
20/11/2005 - Regular season
Leeds Tykes - Northampton Saints28-25
London Irish - Gloucester25-10
London Wasps - Bath28-20
Saracens - Newcastle Falcons27-18
18/11/2005 - Regular season
Sale Sharks - Leicester Tigers24-16
Worcester Warriors - Bristol Rugby24-15
13/11/2005 - Regular season
Bath - Saracens12-12
Bristol Rugby - Leeds Tykes32-6
12/11/2005 - Regular season
Leicester Tigers - Gloucester25-20
Northampton Saints - London Wasps13-21
11/11/2005 - Regular season
Newcastle Falcons - London Irish20-23
Sale Sharks - Worcester Warriors24-13
05/11/2005 - Regular season
Gloucester - Newcastle Falcons27-20
Leeds Tykes - Sale Sharks11-17
London Irish - Bath36-13
Saracens - Northampton Saints28-22
04/11/2005 - Regular season
London Wasps - Bristol Rugby21-16
Worcester Warriors - Leicester Tigers15-11
16/10/2005 - Regular season
Bristol Rugby - Saracens11-23
15/10/2005 - Regular season
Bath - Gloucester18-16
Northampton Saints - London Irish25-23
14/10/2005 - Regular season
Leicester Tigers - Newcastle Falcons16-16
Sale Sharks - London Wasps18-10
Worcester Warriors - Leeds Tykes22-15
25/09/2005 - Regular season
Leeds Tykes - Leicester Tigers20-28
London Wasps - Worcester Warriors34-20
Newcastle Falcons - Bath16-27
Saracens - Sale Sharks32-40
24/09/2005 - Regular season
Gloucester - Northampton Saints28-24
London Irish - Bristol Rugby24-22
18/09/2005 - Regular season
Bristol Rugby - Gloucester9-41
Leeds Tykes - London Wasps23-47
17/09/2005 - Regular season
Leicester Tigers - Bath40-26
Northampton Saints - Newcastle Falcons9-16
Worcester Warriors - Saracens25-24
16/09/2005 - Regular season
Sale Sharks - London Irish29-3
11/09/2005 - Regular season
London Irish - Worcester Warriors15-20
Newcastle Falcons - Bristol Rugby14-16
Saracens - Leeds Tykes34-16
10/09/2005 - Regular season
Bath - Northampton Saints9-17
Gloucester - Sale Sharks21-18
London Wasps - Leicester Tigers29-29
04/09/2005 - Regular season
Bristol Rugby - Bath19-16
Worcester Warriors - Gloucester15-15
03/09/2005 - Regular season
Leeds Tykes - London Irish11-27
Leicester Tigers - Northampton Saints32-0
London Wasps - Saracens23-11
02/09/2005 - Regular season
Sale Sharks - Newcastle Falcons26-25