10 things you need to know about the Premiership restart

The Gallagher Premiership restart is here! As top-flight English rugby returns this week, here is what you need to know before kickoff…

1. It has been 159 days since the last Gallagher Premiership Rugby game, the longest hiatus ever between Premiership Rugby matches. The previous record was 139 days between the 2015 final and the start of the 2015/16 season, and exactly the same four years later!

2. All to play for: Exeter obtained 43 of a possible 45 league points on offer from the last nine rounds in the 2016/17 season, whilst in 2008/09 Leicester climbed from 6th spot in the league table after round 13 to top place by round 22.

3. There is a five-way tie for the most Premiership tries this season with seven tries each being run in by Ben Earl, Ollie Hassell-Collins, Zach Kibirige, Luke Morahan and Louis Rees-Zammit.

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