SEASON - 2000 - 2001

The 2000–01 season saw Zurich take over the sponsorship of the top division with no interest in the second tier. This saw Premiership 2 rebranded National 1, with National 1 and 2 (North and South) becoming National 2 and 3 (North and South) respectively. It also saw the creation of a promotion play-off between the runners-up of the National 3 divisions with an extra relegation place from National 2.

A new Championship competition for the top eight clubs was introduced this season. It was intended that the winners of the Championship would become champions "but this decision was revoked after outcry. This season also saw the introduction of the rugby union bonus points system.

Champions: Leicester Tigers
Posn Premiership 1 Posn National 1 Posn National 2
1 Leicester Tigers 1 1
2 London Wasps 2 Worcester 2
3 Bath 3 Exeter 3 Rosslyn Park
4 Northampton Saints 4 Wakefield 4 Kendal
5 Saracens 5 Coventry 5 Harrogate
6 Newcastle Falcons 6 London Welsh 6 Wharfedale
7 Gloucester 7 Henley 7 Preston Grasshoppers
8 London Irish 8 Manchester 8 Esher
9 Bristol 9 Birmingham 9 Newbury
10 Sale Sharks 10 Moseley 10 Fylde
11 Harlequins 11 Bedford Blues 11 Nottingham
12 Rotherham 12 Otley 12 Camberley
    13 Orrell 13 Lydney
    14 Waterloo 14 West Hartlepool
           
           
Worcester: Runners Up Div 1
SEASON - 2001 - 2002

Rotherham not Promoted

Champions: Leicester Tigers
Posn Premiership 1 Posn National 1 Posn National 2
1 Leicester Tigers 1 Rotherham 1
2 London Wasps 2 Worcester 2
3 Bath 3 Exeter 3 Sedgely Park
4 Northampton Saints 4 Coventry 4 Harrogate
5 Saracens 5 London Welsh 5 Fylde
6 Newcastle Falcons 6 Bedford Blues 6 Wharfedale
7 Gloucester 7 Otley 7 Esher
8 London Irish 8 Birmingham 8 Nottingham
9 Bristol Rugby 9 Wakefield 9 Newbury
10 Sale Sharks 10 Rugby Lions 10 Kendal
11 Harlequins 11 Moseley 11 Stourbridge
12 Leeds Tykes 12 Manchester 12 Rosslyn Park
    13 Henley 13 Waterloo
    14 Bracknell 14 Preston Grasshoppers
           
Worcester: Runners Up Div 1
SEASON - 2002 - 2003

This season saw the replacement of the Zurich Championship with a top four play-off, the winner of which would be crowned champions.

Champions: London Wasps
Posn Premiership 1 Posn National 1 Posn National 2
1 Gloucester 1 1
2 London Wasps 2 Worcester 2
3 Northampton Saints 3 Exeter 3 Esher
4 Sale Sharks 4 Orrell 4 Harrogate
5 Leeds Tykes 5 London Welsh 5 Bracknell
6 Leicester Tigers 6 Coventry 6 Sedgley Park
7 Harlequins 7 Bedford Blues 7 Doncaster Knights
8 Saracens 8 Birmingham 8 Stourbridge
9 London Irish 9 Plymouth Albion 9 Newbury
10 Newcastle Falcons 10 Wakefield 10 Wharfedale
11 Bath 11 Otley 11 Nottingham
12 Bristol Rugby 12 Manchester 12 Launceston
    13 Moseley 13 Kendal
    14 Rugby Lions 14 Fylde
           
           
Worcester: Runners Up Div 1
SEASON 2003 - 2004

Champions: London Wasps
Posn Premiership 1 Posn National 1 Posn National 2
1 Bath 1 1
2 London Wasps 2 Orrell 2
3 Northampton Saints 3 Plymouth Albion 3 Nuneaton
4 Gloucester 4 Birmingham 4 Doncaster Knights
5 Leicester Tigers 5 Otley 5 Wharfedale
6 Harlequins 6 Exeter 6 Esher
7 Sale Sharks 7 Bedord Blues 7 Bracknell
8 London Irish 8 London Welsh 8 Harrogate
9 Newcastle Falcons 9 Bristol Rugby 9 Newbury
10 Saracens 10 Cornish Pirates 10 Moseley
11 Leeds Tykes 11 Henley 11 Stourbridge
12 Rotherham 12 Coventry 12 Rosslyn Park
    13 Wakefied (Disband) 13 Rugby Lions
    14 Manchester 14 Lydney
           
           
Worcester: National Div 1 Champions
Played 26, Won 26, League Pts 125, TBP's 22, Tries 154
Average Match Score - For 43:13 Against
SEASON 2004 - 2005

Champions: London Wasps
Posn Premiership 1 Posn National 1 Posn National 2
1 Leicester Tigers 1 1
2 London Wasps 2 Exeter 2
3 Sale Sharks 3 Plymouth Albion 3 mase;ey
4 Bath 4 Cornish Pirates 4 Waterloo
5 Saracens 5 Otley 5 Launceston
6 Gloucester 6 Coventry 6 Manchester
7 Newcastle Falcons 7 Bedford Blues 7 Stourbridge
8 Leeds Tykes 8 Rotherham 8 Wharfedale
9 Worcester 9 Birmingham 9 Blackheath
10 London Irish 10 Sedgley Park 10 Harrogate
11 Northampton Saints 11 Nottingham 11 Esher
12 Harlequins 12 London Welsh 12 Nuneaton
    13 Henley 13 Bracknell
    14 Orrell 14 Rosslyn Park
           
           
Worcester 9th
Played 22, Won 9, Lost 13, Pts 42, TBP 1, Tries 37
Average Match Scores: For 17:22 Against
SEASON 2005 -2006

The 2005-06 season saw "Zurich" replaced as Premiership Sponsors by Guinness, Rotherham and Birmingham change names and Orrell become Anvils. No relegation as Div 1 increased to 16 Clubs

Champions: Sale Sharks
Posn Premiership 1 Posn National 1 Posn National 2
1 Sale Sharks 1 1
2 Leicester Tigers 2 Bedford Blues 2
3 London Irish 3 Cornish Pirates 3 Esher
4 London Wasps 4 Earth Titans 4 Launceston
5 Gloucester 5 Plymouth Albion 5 Wharfedale
6 Northampton Saints 6 Exeter 6 Manchester
7 Newcastle Falcons 7 Nottingham 7 barking
8 Worcester 8 Otley 8 Stourbridge
9 bath 9 Doncaster Knights 9 Blaxkheath
10 Saracens 10 Coventry 10 Redruth
11 Bristol Rugby 11 Newbury 11 Halifax
12 Leeds Tykes 12 London Welsh 12 Henley
    13 Sedgley Park 13 Harrogate
    14 Pertemps Bees 14 Orrell (pre Anvils)
           
           
Worcester 8th
Played 22, Won 9, Lost 12, Drawn 1, Pts 47, TBP 3, Tries 43
Average Match Scores: For 21:22 Against
SEASON 2006 - 2007
National Div 1 increased to 16 Clubs
Champions: Leicester Tigers
Posn Premiership 1 Posn National 1 Posn National 2
1 Gloucester 1 1
2 Leicester Tigers 2 Earth Titans 2
3 Bristol Rugby 3 Doncaster Knights 3 Henley
4 Saracens 4 Exeter 4 Redruth
5 London Wasps 5 Cornish Pirates 5 Blackheath
6 London Irish 6 Plymouth Albion 6 Wharfedale
7 Harlequins 7 Bedford Blues 7 Stourbridge
8 Bath 8 Pertemps Bees 8 Manchester
9 Newcastle Falcons 9 Nottingham 9 Cambridge
10 Sale Sharks 10 Coventry 10 Nuneaton
11 Worcester 11 Newbury 11 Halifax
12 Northampton Saints 12 London Welsh 12 Bradford & Bingley
    13 Sedgley park 13 Barking
    14 Moseley 14 Harrogate
    15 Otley    
    16 Waterloo    
Worcester 11th
Played 22, Won 7, Lost 14, Drawn 1, Pts 37, TBP 0, Tries 32
Average Match Scores: For 16:20 Against
SEASON 2007 - 2008
We became "Worcester Warriors"
Champions: London Wasps
Posn Premiership 1 Posn National 1 Posn National 2
1 Gloucester 1 1
2 London Wasps 2 Exeter 2
3 Bath 3 Nottingham 3 Stourbridge
4 Licester Tigers 4 Doncaster Knights 4 Westcombe Park
5 Sale Sharks 5 Cornish Pirates 5 Blaclheath
6 Harlequins 6 Bedford Blues 6 Cambridge
7 London Irish 7 London Welsh 7 Wharfedale
8 Saracens 8 Plymouth Albion 8 Southend Saxons
9 Bristol Rugby 9 Coventry 9 Redruth
10 Worcester Warriors 10 Moseley 10 Blaydon
11 Newcastle Falcons 11 Rotherham Titans 11 Waterloo
12 Leeds Tykes 12 Esher 12 Nuneaton
    13 Newbury 13 Henley
    14 Segley Park 14 Halifax
    15 Pertemps Bees    
    16 Launceston    
Worcester 10th
Played 22, Won 6, Lost 14, Drawn 2, Pts 36, TBP 1, Tries 48
Average Match Score : For 18:21 Against
SEASON: 2008 - 2009
5 Relegated from National 1
Champions: Leicester Tigers
Posn Premiership 1 Posn National 1 Posn National 2
1 Leicester Tigers 1 1
2 Harlequins 2 Exeter 2 Cambridge
3 London Irish 3 bedford Blues 3 Redruth
4 Bath 4 Nottingham 4 Tynedale
5 Sale Sharks 5 Doncaster Knights 5 Cinderford
6 Gloucester 6 London Welsh 6 Blaclheath
7 London Wasps 7 Cornish Pirates 7 Launceston
8 Northampton Saints 8 Moseley 8 Stourbridge
9 Saracens 9 Coventery 9 Wharfedale
10 Newcastle Falcons 10 Rotherham Titans 10 Blaydon
11 Worcester Warriors 11 Plymouth Albion 11 Westcombe Park
12 Bristol Rugby 12 Esher 12 Southend Saxons
    13 Sedgley Park 13 Mounts Bay (Disbanded)
    14 Newbury 14 Waterloo
    15 Otley    
    16 Manchester    
Worcester 11th
Played 22, Won 7, Lost 13, Drawn 2, Pts 33, TBP 0, Tries 30
Average Match Score: For 15:24 Against
SEASON 2009 - 2010
The 2009–10 season saw major changes to the league system below the Premiership.
The second tier was reduced to twelve teams and rebranded the RFU Championship with a play-off system and only one relegation spot.
National 2 and 3 (North and South) reverted to National 1 and National 2 (North and South), and were expanded to sixteen teams.
Four National 3 divisions were created based around the top regional leagues with fourteen teams in each.
National play-offs for the title were created for the winners of the National 2 and National 3 divisions.
A similar play-off series was created for the eight winners of the regional divisions.
Champions: Leicester Tigers
Posn Premiership Posn Championship Posn National 1
1 Leicester Tigers 1 Bristol 1
2 Northampton Saints 2 2 London Scottish
3 Saracens 3 London Welsh 3 Launceston
4 bath 4 Bedford Blues 4 Canbridge
5 London Wasps 5 Nottingham 5 Tynedale
6 London Irish 6 Cornish Pirate 6 Wharfedale
7 Gloucester 7 Doncaster Knights 7 Blatdon
8 Harlequins 8 Plymouth Albion 8 Blackheath
9 Newcastle Falcons 9 Moseley 9 Segley Park
10 Leeds Tykes 10 Rotherham Titans 10 Stourbridge
11 Sale Sharks 11 Coventry 11 Redruth
12 Worcester 12 Birmingham 12 Cinderford
        13 Otley
        14 Newbury
        15 Nineaton
        16 Manchester
Worcester Relegated
Played 22, Won 3, Lost 15, Drawn 4, Pts 26, TBP 0, Tries 23
Average Match Score: For 14:19 Against
SEASON 2010 - 2011
Worcester Warriors promoted straight back to the Premiership
Champions: Saracens
Posn Premiership Posn Championship Posn National 1
1 Leicester Tigers 1 1
2 Saracens 2 Bristol 2 Barking
3 Gloucester 3 London Welsh 3 Cambridge
4 Northampton Saints 4 Bedford Blues 4 Macclesfield
5 Bath 5 Nottingham 5 Tynedale
6 London Irish 6 Cornish Pirates 6 Blackheath
7 Harlequins 7 Doncaster Knights 7 Rosslyn Park
8 Exeter 8 Plymouth Albion 8 Coventry
9 London Wasps 9 Moseley 9 Stourbridge
10 Sale Sharks 10 Rotherham Titans 10 Blaydon
11 Newcastle Falcons 11 Esher 11 Sedgley Parl
12 Leeds Tykes 12 Birmingham 12 Cinderford
        13 Wharfedale
        14 Redruth
        15 Otley
        16 Launceston
Worcester Warriors Div 1 Champions
Played 33, Won 31, Lost 2, Pts 111, TBP 24, Tries 154
Average match score For 35:17 Against
SEASON 2011 - 2012

Champions: Harlequins
Posn Premiership Posn Championship Posn National 1
1 Harlequins 1 Bristol 1
2 Leicester Tigers 2 Bedford Blues 2 Ealing Trailfinders
3 Saracens 3 Cornish Pirates 3 Blackheath
4 Northampton saints 4 4 Fylde
5 Exeter 5 Nottingham 5 Rosslyn Park
6 Sale Sharks 6 Leeds Tykes 6 Macclesfield
7 London Irish 7 Rotherham Titans 7 Balydon
8 bath 8 Doncaster Knights 8 Cinderford
9 Gloucester 9 London Scottish 9 Sedgley park
10 Worcester Warriors 10 Moseley 10 Wharfedale
11 London Wasps 11 Plymouth Albion 11 Cambridge
12 Newcastle Falcons 12 Esher 12 Tynedale
        13 Coventry
        14 Birmingham
        15 Stourbridge
        16 Barking
Worcester 10th
Played 22, Won 7, Lost 14, Drawn 1, Pts 36, TBP 0, Tries 23
Average Match Score For 15:20 Against
SEASON 2012 - 2013

Champions Leicester Tigers
Posn Premiership Posn Championship Posn National 1
1 Saracens 1 1
2 Leicester Tigers 2 Nottingham 2 Esher
3 harlequins 3 Bedford Blues 3 Blaydon
4 Northamptone Saints 4 Leeds Tykes 4 Rosslyn Park
5 Gloucester 5 Bristol 5 Old Albanians
6 Exeter 6 Cornish Pirates 6 Fylde
7 Bath 7 Rotherham Titans 7 Loughbourgh Students
8 London Wasps 8 London Scottish 8 Richmond
9 London Irish 9 Plymouth Albion 9 Coventry
10 Sale Sharks 10 Moseley 10 Blackheath
11 Wotcester Warriors 11 Jerset 11 Cinderford
12 London Welsh 12 Doncaster Knights 12 Tynedale
        13 Wharfedake
        14 Macclesfield
        15 Sedgley park
        16 Cambridge
Worcester 11th
Played 22, Won 5, Lost 16, Drawn 1, Pts 30, TBP 1, Tries 35
Average Match Score Fr 17:25 Against
SEASON 2013 - 2014
Champions Northampton Saints
Posn Premiership Posn Championship Posn National 1
1 Saracens 1 Bristol 1
2 Northampton Saints 2 2 Rosslyn Park
3 leicester Tigers 3 Leeds Tykes 3 Fylde
4 Harlequins 4 Rotherham Titans 4 Coventry
5 bath 5 London Scottish 5 Esher
6 Sale Sharks 6 Cornish Pirates 6 Blaydon
7 London Wasps 7 Moseley 7 Richmond
8 Exeter 8 Plymouth Albion 8 Wharfedale
9 Gloucester 9 Bedford Blues 9 Old Albanians
10 London Irish 10 Nottingham 10 Blackheath
11 Newcastle Falcons 11 Jersey 11 Cinderford
12 Worcester Warriors 12 Ealing Trailfinders 12 Loughborough Students
        13 Tynedale
        14 Henley
        15 Worthing
        16 Hull Ionians
Worcester Warriors Relegated
Played 22, Won 2, Lost 20, Pts 20, TBP 0, Tries 31
Average Match Score For 15:26 Against

SEASON 2014 - 2015
Worcester Warriors finished second during the regular season and became champions after beating Bristol 59 – 58 in the two-legged final.

The Warriors overcame third-place London Scottish in the semi-final play-off, while Bristol (who finished first in the league table) beat fourth-place Rotherham Titans in the other semi-final.
Champions: Saracens

Posn Premiership Posn Championship Posn National 1
1 Northampton Saints 1 Bristol Bears 1  
2 Bath 2 2  
3 Leicester Tigers 3 London Scottish 3  
4 Saracens 4 Rotherham Titans 4  
5 Exeter Chiefs 5 Nottingham 5  
6 Wasps 6 Yorkshire Carnegie 6  
7 sale Sharks 7 Jersey 7  
8 Harlequins 8 Cornish Pirates 8  
9 Gloucester 9 Doncaster Knoghts 9  
10 London Irish 10 Bedford Blues 10  
11 Newcastle Falcons 11 Moseley 11  
12 London Welsh 12 Plymouth Albion 12  
        13  
        14  
        15  
        16  
Worcester Warriors
Played 35, Won 31, Lost 3, Drawn 1, Pts 135, TBP 24, Tries 160
Average Match Score For 36:16 Against

SEASON 2015 - 2016
The 2015–16 English Premiership was the 29th season of the top flight of English domestic rugby union competition, and the sixth to be sponsored by Aviva. The competition began slightly later than normal, due to the 2015 Rugby World Cup taking place in England

Salary cap
This season was the first for several significant changes to the Premiership's salary cap regulations: The base salary cap, which was £4.76 million in 2014–15, rose to £5.1 million.

The amount of "academy credits" available to each club—credits against the cap for younger players on the senior squad who were developed at the club—rose from £240,000 to £400,000. The number of "academy credits" remained at eight, as in past seasons, but the credit per player rose from £30,000 to £50,000.

A club that could use all of its available credits in both 2014–15 and 2015–16 saw its effective cap rise from £5 million to £5.5 million.

Each club is now allowed to exclude two players from the salary cap calculations, up from one in 2014–15. However, the two slots for what the Premiership calls "excluded players" differ in how they can be used. The first slot can be used on a player on the club's current roster. The new slot can only be used for a player who had not been in the Premiership during the 12 months preceding the start of his contract.

In a change from the rules that prevailed from 2011–12 through to 2014–15, a player's presence on or absence from a Rugby World Cup roster is no longer relevant to his status as an excluded player.
Champions: Saracens

Posn Premiership Posn Championship Posn National 1
1 Saracens 1 1  
2 Exeter 2   2  
3 Wasps 3   3  
4 Leicester Tigers 4   4  
5 Northampton Saints 5   5  
6 sale Sharks 6   6  
7 Harlequins 7   7  
8 Gloucester 8   8  
9 Bath 9   9  
10 Worcester Warriors 10   10  
11 Newcastle Falcons 11   11  
12 London Welsh 12   12  
        13  
        14  
        15  
        16  
Worcester Warriors
Played 22, Won 7, Lost 15, Pts 35, TBP 2, Tries 47(massive increase)
Average Match Score For 19:27 Against

SEASON 2016 - 2017
In the final on 27 May, Exeter Chiefs defeated Wasps 23-20 to win their first ever Premiership title

After just one season back in the Premiership, Bristol were relegated with two games to go after they lost 21-36 to Wasps at Ashton Gate on 16 April 2017.[
Champions: Exeter Chiefs

Posn Premiership Posn Championship Posn National 1
1 Wasps 1 1  
2 Exeter Chiefs 2 Yorkshire Carnegie 2  
3 Saracens 3 Ealing Trailfinders 3  
4 Leicester Tigers 4 Doncaster Knights 4  
5 Bath 5 Jersey Reds 5  
6 Harlequins 6 Cornish Pirates 6  
7 Northampton Saints 7 London Scottish 7  
8 Newcastle Falcons 8 Bedford Blues 8  
9 Gloucester 9 Nottingham Rugby 9  
10 Sale Sharks 10 Richmons 10  
11 Worcester Warriors 11 Rotherham Titans 11  
12 Bristol 12 Ldn. Welsh(Expelled) 12  
        13  
        14  
        15  
        16  
Worcester Warriors 11th
Played 22, Won 5, Lost 15, Drawn 2, Pts 33, TBP 5, Tries 56
Average match Score For 21:30 Against
SEASON 2017 - 2018
For the third season in a row, the relegation/promotion battle involved a straight swap between London Irish, who were relegated in their first season back in the Premiership, and Bristol, promoted as champions in their first season in the Greene King IPA Championship..
Champions: Saracens
Posn Premiership Posn Championship Posn National 1
1 Exeter Chiefs 1 1  
2 Saracens 2   2  
3 Wasps 3   3  
4 Newcastle 4   4  
5 leicester Tigers 5   5  
6 Bath 6   6  
7 Gloucester 7   7  
8 Sale Sharks 8   8  
9 Northampton Saints 9   9  
10 Harlequins 10   10  
11 Worcester Warriors 11   11  
12 London Irish 12   12  
        13  
        14  
        15  
        16  
Worcester Warriors 11th
Played 22, Won 7, Lost 15, Pts 36, TBP 5, Tries 53
Average Match Score For 19:27 Against

SEASON 2018 - 2019
The 2018–19 Premiership Rugby was the 32nd season of the top flight of English domestic rugby union competition and the first to be sponsored by Gallagher

It was the third time that Newcastle have been relegated from the top flight since the leagues began
Champions: Saracens

Posn Premiership Posn Championship Posn National 1
1 Exeter Chiefs 1 1  
2 Saracens 2   2  
3 Gloucester 3   3  
4 Northampton Saints 4   4  
5 Harlequins 5   5  
6 Bath 6   6  
7 Sale Sharks 7   7  
8 Wasps 8   8  
9 Bristol Bears 9   9  
10 Worcester Warriors 10   10  
11 Leicester Tigers 11   11  
12 Newcastle Falcons 12   12  
        13  
        14  
        15  
        16  
Worcester Warriors 10th
Played 22, won 9, Lost 13, Pts 46, TBP 6, Tries 56
Average Match Score For 22:25 Against
SEASON 2019 - 2020
Posn Premiership Posn Championship Posn National 1
1   1   1  
2   2   2  
3   3   3  
4   4   4  
5   5   5  
6   6   6  
7   7   7  
8   8   8  
9   9   9  
10   10   10  
11   11   11  
12   12   12  
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SEASON 2020 - 2021
Posn Premiership Posn Championship Posn National 1
1   1   1  
2   2   2  
3   3   3  
4   4   4  
5   5   5  
6   6   6  
7   7   7  
8   8   8  
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10   10   10  
11   11   11  
12   12   12  
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