Rugby Union

Gallagher Premiership Rugby

Need we say more?

“Premiership Rugby were delighted to partner with RDA at the start of the 2016/17 season. Through RDA’s distribution of our rights, Premiership Rugby’s global footprint has doubled, with matches now seen in over 175m households in over 200 countries. This is a testament to RDA and the ongoing growth of Aviva Premiership Rugby on the global stage”. Dominic Hayes, Commercial Director, Premiership Rugby.

Close calls

Premiership Rugby is the world’s leading club rugby competition featuring England’s top 12 professional teams – Saracens are reigning Champions, having beaten Exeter Chiefs in front of 80,000 fans at Twickenham. Many of the clubs are loaded with England and International stars. The average winning margin of each game is only five points, which makes for intense and nail-biting matches.

24 world-class weekends

Played each year from September through to May, Premiership Rugby takes place across 22 regular weekend rounds, building to semi-finals and a final showdown at the end of the season.

Premiership Rugby Cup

Featuring the 12 Gallagher Premiership Rugby clubs, and with total prize money of more than £500,000, the Premiership Rugby Cup is played over four pool rounds from October through to March, including a Derby Day weekend, semi-finals and final.

The Cup has proved to be a highly successful competition in recent years, helping develop the best new Premiership and England players, in front of big crowds and TV audiences.