The Aviva Premiership Absolutely Smashed A Record Over The Weekend

Rugby is back.

The Aviva Premiership returned to our screen over the weekend with an absolutely scintillating round of rugby.

European champions Saracens made a serious statement with a 55-24 thrashing of Northampton Saints in Saturday’s Twickenham double-header. That game was followed by a massive win for newly-promoted London Irish over Harlequins.

Champions Exeter however, were overturned by Gloucester on Friday night, while it was Bath who came out on top in a thriller on Sunday, with George Ford returning to his old club for the firs time since switching over the summer.

In all there were 50 tries scored, a record as 11 of the 12 teams scored three tries or more and seven try-bonus points were picked up. This smashed the previous Round 1 record held by 2007 of 36 tries.

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