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Guinness Premiership 2009/10

Overview
The bonus point scoring system was used to determine standing positions.
The first 4 teams in the table (Leicester Tigers, Northampton Saints, Saracens and Bath) qualified for semifinals. The worst team (Worcester Warriors) was relegated to RFU Championship.
The 4 teams playing the final phase, along with the 5th in table (London Wasps) and the 6th (London Irish) 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 RFU Championship 2009/10:Bristol Rugby
Promoted from National Division 1 2008/09:Leeds Carnegie

Regular season
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiffTFTATBLB
1Leicester Tigers73221516541325216461874Qualified to semifinals
2Northampton Saints71221606472322150442625
3Saracens69221516480367113392225
4Bath6122122845036684493354
5London Wasps57221309394399-5353123
6London Irish5222103946938485423333
7Gloucester48221011147045713464224
8Harlequins46229211420484-64424633
9Newcastle Falcons37226412319431-112204114
10Leeds Carnegie36227114283493-210174806
11Sale Sharks32226115333495-162245106
12Worcester Warriors28223415312420-108233608Relegated

BathGloucesterHarlequinsLeeds
Carnegie
Leicester
Tigers
London
Irish
London
Wasps
Newcastle
Falcons
Northampton
Saints
Sale
Sharks
SaracensWorcester
Warriors
Bath-24-824-1339-320-200-1615-1716-2721-2034-1511-1237-13
Gloucester24-5-46-619-012-934-206-3525-1314-2747-329-2813-13
Harlequins13-1135-29-46-119-159-920-2123-1413-635-209-2214-11
Leeds
Carnegie
15-2010-2627-30-9-147-5626-109-97-1417-2419-1212-10
Leicester
Tigers
43-2033-1140-2239-6-35-1934-815-629-1532-623-3219-14
London
Irish
22-3540-1029-1413-2318-12-28-1611-157-3138-023-1916-16
London
Wasps
19-3524-1926-159-1524-2233-22-6-1220-1522-169-023-3
Newcastle
Falcons
13-1725-1317-1715-167-3112-1221-25-8-2816-1615-2214-3
Northampton
Saints
15-1338-2326-1730-1019-324-2214-925-13-21-1627-2820-17
Sale
Sharks
12-2528-2321-1610-1915-128-1119-830-327-15-19-3017-3
Saracens14-1619-1637-1821-1515-2218-1422-658-1519-1615-13-25-20
Worcester
Warriors
12-1222-2322-2627-718-3913-2320-2413-06-2624-1812-12-

Final phase
SemifinalsFinal
Leicester Tigers
5/16/2010 - 15-6Leicester Tigers
5/29/2010 - 33-27
BathLeicester Tigers
Northampton Saints
5/16/2010 - 19-21
Saracens
Saracens

Matches schedule
29/05/2010 - Final
Leicester Tigers - Saracens33-27
16/05/2010 - Semifinals
Leicester Tigers - Bath15-6
Northampton Saints - Saracens19-21
08/05/2010 - Regular season
Bath - Leeds Carnegie39-3
Harlequins - Sale Sharks35-20
Leicester Tigers - Saracens23-32
London Irish - Northampton Saints7-31
Newcastle Falcons - London Wasps21-25
Worcester Warriors - Gloucester22-23
25/04/2010 - Regular season
Leeds Carnegie - Worcester Warriors12-10
24/04/2010 - Regular season
Gloucester - London Irish34-20
Leicester Tigers - Harlequins40-22
London Wasps - Bath19-35
Northampton Saints - Saracens27-28
23/04/2010 - Regular season
Sale Sharks - Newcastle Falcons30-32
20/04/2010 - Regular season
Bath - Northampton Saints21-20
18/04/2010 - Regular season
London Irish - Leeds Carnegie13-23
Newcastle Falcons - Leicester Tigers7-31
17/04/2010 - Regular season
Bath - Sale Sharks34-15
Northampton Saints - Gloucester38-23
Saracens - Harlequins37-18
Worcester Warriors - London Wasps20-24
10/04/2010 - Regular season
Harlequins - Leeds Carnegie46-11
Worcester Warriors - London Irish13-23
09/04/2010 - Regular season
Sale Sharks - Saracens19-30
04/04/2010 - Regular season
London Wasps - London Irish33-22
03/04/2010 - Regular season
Gloucester - Saracens29-28
Harlequins - Newcastle Falcons23-14
Leeds Carnegie - Northampton Saints7-14
Leicester Tigers - Bath43-20
02/04/2010 - Regular season
Sale Sharks - Worcester Warriors17-3
31/03/2010 - Regular season
Newcastle Falcons - Gloucester25-13
28/03/2010 - Regular season
London Irish - Sale Sharks38-0
Saracens - Newcastle Falcons58-15
27/03/2010 - Regular season
Bath - Harlequins24-13
Gloucester - Leeds Carnegie19-0
Northampton Saints - London Wasps14-9
Worcester Warriors - Leicester Tigers18-39
19/03/2010 - Regular season
Sale Sharks - London Wasps19-8
07/03/2010 - Regular season
Leeds Carnegie - Saracens19-12
London Wasps - Gloucester24-19
Newcastle Falcons - Bath13-17
Sale Sharks - Northampton Saints7-15
06/03/2010 - Regular season
Harlequins - Worcester Warriors14-11
Leicester Tigers - London Irish35-19
28/02/2010 - Regular season
Leeds Carnegie - London Wasps26-10
London Irish - Harlequins29-14
Saracens - Bath14-16
27/02/2010 - Regular season
Gloucester - Sale Sharks47-3
Northampton Saints - Leicester Tigers19-3
26/02/2010 - Regular season
Worcester Warriors - Newcastle Falcons13-0
21/02/2010 - Regular season
London Wasps - Saracens9-0
20/02/2010 - Regular season
Bath - Worcester Warriors37-13
Harlequins - Northampton Saints13-6
Leicester Tigers - Gloucester33-11
Newcastle Falcons - London Irish12-12
19/02/2010 - Regular season
Sale Sharks - Leeds Carnegie10-19
14/02/2010 - Regular season
Leeds Carnegie - Leicester Tigers9-14
London Irish - Bath22-35
London Wasps - Sale Sharks22-16
13/02/2010 - Regular season
Gloucester - Harlequins46-6
Northampton Saints - Newcastle Falcons25-13
Saracens - Worcester Warriors25-20
09/01/2010 - Regular season
Leicester Tigers - London Wasps34-8
03/01/2010 - Regular season
London Wasps - Newcastle Falcons6-12
02/01/2010 - Regular season
Gloucester - Worcester Warriors13-13
Leeds Carnegie - Bath15-20
Northampton Saints - London Irish24-22
Saracens - Leicester Tigers15-22
01/01/2010 - Regular season
Sale Sharks - Harlequins21-16
27/12/2009 - Regular season
Bath - Gloucester24-8
Harlequins - London Wasps20-21
Leicester Tigers - Sale Sharks32-6
London Irish - Saracens23-19
Newcastle Falcons - Leeds Carnegie15-16
26/12/2009 - Regular season
Worcester Warriors - Northampton Saints6-26
06/12/2009 - Regular season
London Wasps - Leicester Tigers24-22
05/12/2009 - Regular season
Gloucester - Newcastle Falcons25-13
London Irish - Worcester Warriors16-16
Northampton Saints - Bath15-13
Saracens - Sale Sharks15-13
04/12/2009 - Regular season
Leeds Carnegie - Harlequins27-30
28/11/2009 - Regular season
Bath - London Irish0-16
Harlequins - Gloucester35-29
Leicester Tigers - Leeds Carnegie39-6
27/11/2009 - Regular season
Newcastle Falcons - Northampton Saints8-28
Worcester Warriors - Saracens12-12
22/11/2009 - Regular season
Leeds Carnegie - Sale Sharks17-24
London Irish - Newcastle Falcons11-15
Saracens - London Wasps22-6
21/11/2009 - Regular season
Northampton Saints - Harlequins26-17
20/11/2009 - Regular season
Gloucester - Leicester Tigers12-9
Worcester Warriors - Bath12-12
01/11/2009 - Regular season
London Wasps - Leeds Carnegie9-15
Newcastle Falcons - Worcester Warriors14-3
31/10/2009 - Regular season
Bath - Saracens11-12
Harlequins - London Irish9-9
Leicester Tigers - Northampton Saints29-15
30/10/2009 - Regular season
Sale Sharks - Gloucester28-23
25/10/2009 - Regular season
Saracens - Leeds Carnegie21-15
24/10/2009 - Regular season
Bath - Newcastle Falcons16-27
Gloucester - London Wasps6-35
London Irish - Leicester Tigers18-12
Northampton Saints - Sale Sharks21-16
Worcester Warriors - Harlequins22-26
04/10/2009 - Regular season
Leeds Carnegie - Gloucester10-26
London Wasps - Northampton Saints20-15
Newcastle Falcons - Saracens15-22
03/10/2009 - Regular season
Harlequins - Bath13-11
Leicester Tigers - Worcester Warriors19-14
02/10/2009 - Regular season
Sale Sharks - London Irish8-11
27/09/2009 - Regular season
London Irish - London Wasps28-16
Saracens - Gloucester19-16
26/09/2009 - Regular season
Bath - Leicester Tigers20-20
Northampton Saints - Leeds Carnegie30-10
Worcester Warriors - Sale Sharks24-18
25/09/2009 - Regular season
Newcastle Falcons - Harlequins17-17
20/09/2009 - Regular season
Leeds Carnegie - London Irish7-56
London Wasps - Worcester Warriors23-3
19/09/2009 - Regular season
Gloucester - Northampton Saints14-27
Harlequins - Saracens9-22
Leicester Tigers - Newcastle Falcons15-6
18/09/2009 - Regular season
Sale Sharks - Bath12-25
13/09/2009 - Regular season
London Irish - Gloucester40-10
Newcastle Falcons - Sale Sharks16-16
12/09/2009 - Regular season
Bath - London Wasps15-17
Harlequins - Leicester Tigers9-15
Saracens - Northampton Saints19-16
11/09/2009 - Regular season
Worcester Warriors - Leeds Carnegie27-7
06/09/2009 - Regular season
Gloucester - Bath24-5
Leeds Carnegie - Newcastle Falcons9-9
Northampton Saints - Worcester Warriors20-17
05/09/2009 - Regular season
London Wasps - Harlequins26-15
Saracens - London Irish18-14
04/09/2009 - Regular season
Sale Sharks - Leicester Tigers15-12