Rugby Football Union on Thursday confirmed a six-week touchline ban for Sale Sharks rugby director Steve Diamond.
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Aviva Premiership Rugby 2016/17 - Teams
|Bath||Todd Blackadder||Guy Mercer||The Recreation Ground|
|Exeter Chiefs||Rob Baxter||Jack Yandle||Sandy Park|
|Gloucester||David Humphreys||Greig Laidlaw||Kingsholm Stadium|
|Harlequins||John Kingston||Danny Care||Twickenham Stoop|
|Leicester Tigers||Richard Cockerill||Tom Youngs||Welford Road|
|Bristol||Andy Robinson||Jack Lam||Ashton Gate|
|Newcastle Falcons||Dean Richards||Will Welch||Kingston Park|
|Northampton Saints||Jim Mallinder||Tom Wood||Franklin's Gardens|
|Sale Sharks||Steve Diamond||Josh Beaumont||AJ Bell Stadium|
|Saracens||Mark McCall||Brad Barritt||Allianz Park|
|Wasps||Dai Young||Joe Launchbury||Ricoh Arena|
|Worcester Warriors||Carl Hogg||Gerrit-Jan van Velze||Sixways Stadium|
Widely regarded as the most competitive rugby union league in the world...it can only be the Aviva Premiership.
12 teams compete in the league over a season, playing every team both home and away, before four move into the playoffs and one is relegated.
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Aviva Premiership Rugby 2016/17 - Points Table
2015-16 Top Points-Scorers
Aviva Premiership Rugby 2015/16 - Leading try-scorers