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Top division of the English rugby union system

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Premiership Rugby is an English professional rugby union competition. The Premiership consists of twelve clubs, and is the top division of the English rugby union system. Premiership clubs qualify for Europe's two main club competitions, the European Rugby Champions Cup and the European Rugby Challenge Cup. The team finishing at the bottom of the Premiership each season is relegated to the second division, the RFU Championship; the winner of the Championship is promoted to the Premiership.

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Eddie Jones expects England players to return from break in better shape [Video]

Eddie Jones expects England players to return from break in better shape

Eddie Jones expects many of England’s top players to return in better shapefollowing their enforced break due to the coronavirus pandemic. PremiershipRugby resumes next week having been suspended..

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Flanker James Chisholm: Harlequins are ‘mad keen’ to resume hectic season [Video]

Flanker James Chisholm: Harlequins are ‘mad keen’ to resume hectic season

Harlequins flanker James Chisholm holds a press conference ahead of the team'smatch against Sale on August 14, the day the Gallagher Premiership seasonresumes.

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Six players and four non-playing staff test positive after the first round of Premiership Rugby's coronavirus testing.
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Premiership clubs to move to close contact training

Premiership Rugby still aims to restart the season in mid-August after clubs were allowed to move to close contact training from 6 July.
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Premiership: 15 August targeted for resumption of season

Premiership Rugby hopes to resume the season on 15 August, with no games played since 8 March because of coronavirus.
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Premiership clubs agree salary cap overhaul

A ground-breaking overhaul of the Premiership Rugby salary cap is unanimously approved by England's top-flight clubs.
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Premiership Rugby auditing suitable grounds for restart

Premiership Rugby are auditing their clubs' grounds to look for suitable venues to host rugby union's restart.
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May move highlights Premiership's confusion, says sports lawyer

Jonny May's move from Leicester to Gloucester highlights the "confusion and ambiguity" of the current situation regarding player contracts, according to a top sports lawyer.
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Premiership Rugby 'intends to complete season' after further delay announced

Premiership Rugby is exploring the possibility of rescheduling the Twickenham final after further postponing the season.
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Coronavirus: Premiership rugby chief wants to finish season

Premiership rugby could play multiple matches at one venue in a bid to restart the season.
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Chris Ashton: Harlequins sign former England winger after Sale exit

Former England winger Chris Ashton joins Harlequins two days after leaving Premiership rivals Sale Sharks.
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Saracens salary cap breaches: What we have learned from Premiership Rugby report?

BBC Sport guides you through the reasons why Saracens were fined £5.4m and docked 35 points for breaking the Premiership salary cap.
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Saracens: Premiership Rugby to release report into salary cap breaches

Premiership Rugby begin preparations to release the report into Saracens' breaches of the salary cap.
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Saracens: Premiership Rugby urge club to be more transparent

Saracens have been urged to be more transparent with fans over how they came to be relegated to the Championship, says Premiership Rugby chief executive Darren Childs.
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Saracens: Rugby has lost 'moral high ground' after 'financial doping', says Ugo Monye

Former England wing Ugo Monye says rugby has lost its "moral high ground" after "financial doping" led to Saracens' Premiership relegation.
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English champions Saracens to be relegated for salary cap breaches

Premiership Rugby confirm Saracens will be relegated to the Championship this season after salary cap breaches.
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Saracens relegated from Premiership at end of 2019-20 season for salary cap breaches

Premiership Rugby confirm Saracens will be relegated to the Championship this season after salary cap breaches.
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Premiership Rugby to 'comprehensively review' salary cap regulations

Premiership Rugby announce a "comprehensive review" of their salary cap regulations after champions Saracens were docked 35 points.
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'Changing landscape' prompts Leicester Tigers sale

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Leicester Tigers have been put up for sale to help ensure they remain a Premiership force, says chief executive Simon Cohen.
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Leicester Tigers: Premiership club put up for sale for about £60m

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Premiership rugby club Leicester Tigers has put itself up for sale and is seeking a price of about £60m, BBC Sport understands.
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