2021–22 Premiership Rugby

The 2021–22 Premiership Rugby was the 35th season of the top flight of English domestic rugby union competition and the fourth to be sponsored by Gallagher.[1] It is also the first since 1992–93 to feature thirteen teams. The competition was broadcast by BT Sport for the ninth successive season with four league season games and the final also simulcast free-to-air on ITV. Highlights of each weekend's games were shown on ITV with extended highlights on BT Sport.

2021–22 Gallagher Premiership
Countries England
Number of teams13
Date17 September 2021 – 18 June 2022
ChampionsLeicester Tigers
Runners-upSaracens
Relegatedno relegation
Matches played156
Attendance1,930,469
(average 12,375 per match)
Highest attendance72,735 – Harlequins v Northampton Saints, 27 December 2021
Lowest attendance3,376 – Newcastle Falcons v Worcester Warriors, 27 November 2021
Tries scored1055
(average 6.8 per match)
Top point scorer George Ford (Leicester Tigers) – 220 points
Top try scorer Max Malins (Saracens) – 16 tries
Official website
www.premiershiprugby.com

The reigning champions entering the season were Harlequins who claimed their 2nd title after defeating Exeter Chiefs in the 2021 final. Saracens were promoted as champions from the 2020–21 RFU Championship at the first attempt.

Due to changes to the global rugby calendar implemented in 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic causing a moratorium to be placed on relegation last season, the tournament features thirteen teams and will include an extra four rounds.[2] The season would take place over 40 weeks.


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