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Aviva Premiership 2011/12

Overview
The bonus point scoring system was used to determine standing positions.
The first 4 teams in the table (Harlequins, Leicester Tigers, Saracens and Northampton Saints) qualified for semifinals. The worst team (Newcastle Falcons) was relegated to RFU Championship.
The 4 teams playing the final phase, along with the 5th in table (Exeter Chiefs) and the 6th (Sale Sharks) qualified for Heineken Cup. For Challenge Cup qualifying criterium was the admission to Premiership.

The league was sponsored by insurance company Aviva.

Teams variations
Relegated to RFU Championship 2011/12:Leeds Carnegie
Promoted from RFU Championship 2010/11:Worcester Warriors

Regular season
Pos.TeamPtsPldWDLFADiffTFTATBLB
1Harlequins75221714526389137533341Qualified to semifinals
2Leicester Tigers74221516647475172704593
3Saracens73221615489350139353034
4Northampton Saints65221408539374165513154
5Exeter Chiefs59221201043642115393838
6Sale Sharks492210012453538-85424627
7London Irish46228113514516-2464339
8Bath44229013365412-47322926
9Gloucester44228113456507-51424719
10Worcester Warriors36227114322448-126234606
11London Wasps33226016363502-139304518
12Newcastle Falcons32226214351529-178265604Relegated

BathExeter
Chiefs
GloucesterHarlequinsLeicester
Tigers
London
Irish
London
Wasps
Newcastle
Falcons
Northampton
Saints
Sale
Sharks
SaracensWorcester
Warriors
Bath-23-1911-1413-2626-2530-317-1230-246-2613-1626-2836-17
Exeter
Chiefs
9-12-19-249-1119-1113-1121-1132-1515-1837-1213-1715-9
Gloucester23-627-28-29-2314-1933-3039-1020-2927-2419-2417-1929-8
Harlequins14-619-1342-6-33-4330-2333-1739-826-1348-4111-1916-14
Leicester
Tigers
28-328-3036-318-27-24-2429-1142-1530-2528-2325-5036-6
London
Irish
12-1329-2242-1124-2932-41-21-1746-2923-3021-1919-2842-24
London
Wasps
27-2412-1526-2416-2235-2918-13-10-1413-2418-2917-220-6
Newcastle
Falcons
9-2210-1626-259-926-2719-1015-10-14-3222-193-916-16
Northampton
Saints
22-1333-326-2424-321-3513-1432-1544-15-24-1730-842-14
Sale
Sharks
16-923-3013-1110-2413-3430-2946-3427-1929-21-9-4515-12
Saracens26-1940-2215-1519-2419-2015-1115-2025-518-1223-10-18-6
Worcester
Warriors
16-726-3121-1515-1713-3216-2512-1419-912-317-1216-11-

Final phase
SemifinalsFinal
Harlequins
5/12/2012 - 25-23Harlequins
5/26/2012 - 30-23
Northampton SaintsHarlequins
Leicester Tigers
5/12/2012 - 24-15
Leicester Tigers
Saracens

Matches schedule
26/05/2012 - Final
Harlequins - Leicester Tigers30-23
12/05/2012 - Semifinals
Harlequins - Northampton Saints25-23
Leicester Tigers - Saracens24-15
05/05/2012 - Regular season
Leicester Tigers - Bath28-3
London Irish - Gloucester42-11
London Wasps - Newcastle Falcons10-14
Northampton Saints - Worcester Warriors42-14
Sale Sharks - Harlequins10-24
Saracens - Exeter Chiefs40-22
22/04/2012 - Regular season
Exeter Chiefs - Northampton Saints15-18
21/04/2012 - Regular season
Bath - London Wasps17-12
Gloucester - Sale Sharks19-24
Harlequins - Leicester Tigers33-43
Worcester Warriors - London Irish16-25
20/04/2012 - Regular season
Newcastle Falcons - Saracens3-9
14/04/2012 - Regular season
Gloucester - Newcastle Falcons20-29
Harlequins - London Wasps33-17
London Irish - Saracens19-28
Northampton Saints - Leicester Tigers21-35
Worcester Warriors - Exeter Chiefs26-31
13/04/2012 - Regular season
Sale Sharks - Bath16-9
01/04/2012 - Regular season
London Wasps - Gloucester26-24
31/03/2012 - Regular season
Bath - Northampton Saints6-26
Exeter Chiefs - London Irish13-11
Saracens - Harlequins19-24
30/03/2012 - Regular season
Leicester Tigers - Worcester Warriors36-6
Newcastle Falcons - Sale Sharks22-19
25/03/2012 - Regular season
London Irish - Leicester Tigers32-41
24/03/2012 - Regular season
Gloucester - Exeter Chiefs27-28
Harlequins - Bath14-6
Northampton Saints - London Wasps32-15
23/03/2012 - Regular season
Sale Sharks - Saracens9-45
Worcester Warriors - Newcastle Falcons19-9
04/03/2012 - Regular season
Leicester Tigers - Gloucester36-3
Saracens - Northampton Saints18-12
03/03/2012 - Regular season
Bath - Worcester Warriors36-17
Exeter Chiefs - Sale Sharks37-12
London Wasps - London Irish18-13
02/03/2012 - Regular season
Newcastle Falcons - Harlequins9-9
26/02/2012 - Regular season
London Irish - Northampton Saints23-30
25/02/2012 - Regular season
Exeter Chiefs - Bath9-12
Gloucester - Harlequins29-23
Leicester Tigers - Newcastle Falcons42-15
24/02/2012 - Regular season
Sale Sharks - London Wasps46-34
Worcester Warriors - Saracens16-11
19/02/2012 - Regular season
Saracens - Leicester Tigers19-20
18/02/2012 - Regular season
Bath - Gloucester11-14
Harlequins - Worcester Warriors16-14
London Wasps - Exeter Chiefs12-15
Newcastle Falcons - London Irish19-10
Northampton Saints - Sale Sharks24-17
12/02/2012 - Regular season
London Wasps - Saracens17-22
11/02/2012 - Regular season
Bath - Newcastle Falcons30-24
Exeter Chiefs - Leicester Tigers19-11
Gloucester - Northampton Saints27-24
Harlequins - London Irish30-23
10/02/2012 - Regular season
Sale Sharks - Worcester Warriors15-12
08/01/2012 - Regular season
London Irish - Sale Sharks21-19
Saracens - Bath26-19
07/01/2012 - Regular season
Leicester Tigers - London Wasps29-11
Newcastle Falcons - Exeter Chiefs10-16
Worcester Warriors - Gloucester21-15
06/01/2012 - Regular season
Northampton Saints - Harlequins24-3
01/01/2012 - Regular season
Bath - London Irish30-3
Leicester Tigers - Sale Sharks28-23
London Wasps - Worcester Warriors0-6
Saracens - Gloucester15-15
31/12/2011 - Regular season
Exeter Chiefs - Harlequins9-11
Newcastle Falcons - Northampton Saints14-32
27/12/2011 - Regular season
Harlequins - Saracens11-19
London Irish - Exeter Chiefs29-22
Worcester Warriors - Leicester Tigers13-32
26/12/2011 - Regular season
Gloucester - London Wasps39-10
Sale Sharks - Newcastle Falcons27-19
24/12/2011 - Regular season
Northampton Saints - Bath22-13
04/12/2011 - Regular season
London Wasps - Harlequins16-22
Saracens - London Irish15-11
03/12/2011 - Regular season
Bath - Sale Sharks13-16
Exeter Chiefs - Worcester Warriors15-9
Leicester Tigers - Northampton Saints30-25
02/12/2011 - Regular season
Newcastle Falcons - Gloucester26-25
27/11/2011 - Regular season
Harlequins - Newcastle Falcons39-8
26/11/2011 - Regular season
Gloucester - Leicester Tigers14-19
London Irish - London Wasps21-17
Northampton Saints - Saracens30-8
25/11/2011 - Regular season
Sale Sharks - Exeter Chiefs23-30
Worcester Warriors - Bath16-7
06/11/2011 - Regular season
London Wasps - Northampton Saints13-24
Saracens - Sale Sharks23-10
05/11/2011 - Regular season
Bath - Harlequins13-26
Exeter Chiefs - Gloucester19-24
Leicester Tigers - London Irish24-24
04/11/2011 - Regular season
Newcastle Falcons - Worcester Warriors16-16
29/10/2011 - Regular season
Gloucester - Saracens17-19
Harlequins - Exeter Chiefs19-13
London Irish - Bath12-13
Northampton Saints - Newcastle Falcons44-15
28/10/2011 - Regular season
Sale Sharks - Leicester Tigers13-34
Worcester Warriors - London Wasps12-14
09/10/2011 - Regular season
London Irish - Worcester Warriors42-24
London Wasps - Bath27-24
Saracens - Newcastle Falcons25-5
08/10/2011 - Regular season
Leicester Tigers - Harlequins18-27
Northampton Saints - Exeter Chiefs33-3
Sale Sharks - Gloucester13-11
02/10/2011 - Regular season
Newcastle Falcons - London Wasps15-10
01/10/2011 - Regular season
Bath - Leicester Tigers26-25
Exeter Chiefs - Saracens13-17
Gloucester - London Irish33-30
Harlequins - Sale Sharks48-41
30/09/2011 - Regular season
Worcester Warriors - Northampton Saints12-3
25/09/2011 - Regular season
Exeter Chiefs - London Wasps21-11
24/09/2011 - Regular season
Gloucester - Bath23-6
Leicester Tigers - Saracens25-50
London Irish - Newcastle Falcons46-29
Worcester Warriors - Harlequins15-17
23/09/2011 - Regular season
Sale Sharks - Northampton Saints29-21
18/09/2011 - Regular season
Saracens - Worcester Warriors18-6
17/09/2011 - Regular season
Bath - Exeter Chiefs23-19
Harlequins - Gloucester42-6
London Wasps - Sale Sharks18-29
Newcastle Falcons - Leicester Tigers26-27
Northampton Saints - London Irish13-14
11/09/2011 - Regular season
London Wasps - Leicester Tigers35-29
10/09/2011 - Regular season
Bath - Saracens26-28
Exeter Chiefs - Newcastle Falcons32-15
Gloucester - Worcester Warriors29-8
09/09/2011 - Regular season
Harlequins - Northampton Saints26-13
Sale Sharks - London Irish30-29
04/09/2011 - Regular season
Northampton Saints - Gloucester26-24
03/09/2011 - Regular season
Leicester Tigers - Exeter Chiefs28-30
London Irish - Harlequins24-29
Newcastle Falcons - Bath9-22
Saracens - London Wasps15-20
Worcester Warriors - Sale Sharks17-12