Allied Dunbar Premiership  - Final League Tables 1997/98

 

1997/8 Newly named Allied Dunbar Premiership 1, finishing order

1 - Newcastle, 2 - Saracens, 3 - Bath, 4 - Leicester, 5 - Richmond, 6 - Sale, 7 - Gloucester, 8 - Northampton, 9 - Wasps, 10 - Harlequins, 11 - London Irish, 12 - Bristol.

Champions - Newcastle.

Relegated - Bristol (after play-off).
No automatic Relegation. Top two clubs from Premiership Two were automatically promoted. Playoffs; bottom two in Premiership One take on 3rd and 4th in Premiership Two over two legs, making a 14-team Premiership for 98/99.
Promoted: Bedford, West Hartlepool, and London Scottish
London Irish retain their Premiership One status, Bristol relegated.

Sin bins introduced

full table below
 

 
1997/98 ALLIED DUNBAR PREMIERSHIP TWO
TEAM PLAYED WON DRAWN LOST FOR AGAINST DIFF    POINTS
BEDFORD 22 20 0 2 791 365 426 40
WEST HARTLEPOOL 22 15 1 6 617 431 186 31
LONDON SCOTTISH 22 14 1 7 517 404 113 29
ROTHERHAM 22 14 0 8 566 386 180 28
ORRELL 22 12 0 10 533 400 133 24
MOSELEY 22 11 1 10 478 421 57 23
COVENTRY 22 11 1 10 444 532 -88 23
WATERLOO 22 11 0 11 510 525 -15 22
BLACKHEATH 22 8 0 14 472 621 -149 16
WAKEFIELD 22 6 0 16 382 556 -174 12
EXETER 22 6 0 16 334 553 -219 12
FYLDE 22 2 0 20 258 710 -452 4

 

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1997/8 Allied Dunbar Premiership One
  Team P W D L F A Diff BP BT Pts
1 Newcastle Falcons 22 19 0 3 645 387 85 31 0 38  
2 Saracens 22 18 1 3 584 396 59 36 0 37  
3 Bath Rugby 22 13 0 9 575 455 66 49 0 26  
4 Leicester Tigers 22 12 2 8 569 449 64 45 0 26  
5 Richmond 22 12 0 10 607 499 81 50 0 24  
6 Gloucester 22 11 1 10 512 528 52 65 0 23  
7 Sale Sharks 22 10 2 10 605 558 71 60 0 22  
8 Northampton Saints 22 9 1 12 493 472 46 53 0 19  
9 London Wasps 22 8 1 13 490 609 47 68 0 17  
10 NEC Harlequins 22 8 0 14 516 645 58 73 0 16  
11 London Irish 22 6 0 16 457 673 45 82 0 12  
12 Bristol Shoguns 22 2 0 20 351 733 36 98 0 4  

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