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Summary

  1. FT: Saracens 24-14 London Irish
  2. FT: Bath 28-38 Harlequins
  3. FT: Gloucester 24-22 Worcester
  4. England captain Chris Robshaw makes Harlequins return

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By Nabil Hassan, Rob Stevens and Brendon Mitchell

All times stated are UK

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Time for the big one...

That was a busy old three hours or so, wasn't it?

A winning Harlequins return for England skipper Chris Robshaw, Saracens continue their 100% start and Gloucester edge the M5 derby.

And now for the big one.

Over at Rugby HQ the World Cup final has just begun - and you can follow live text and radio commentary by clicking here. We'll see you there!

Recap

FT: Gloucester 24-22 Worcester

Gloucester v Worcester
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Gloucester recorded their second win of the season with a narrow victory over local rivals Worcester at Kingsholm.

The Cherry and Whites led 19-17 at half-time, with Richard Hibbard and Sione Kalamafoni crossed for the hosts and Cooper Vuna and Niall Annett touched down for Warriors.

Vuna grabbed his second try after the break, but Tevita Halaifonua scored to restore his side's lead with 20 minutes left.

Dean Ryan's side huffed and puffed but could not overcome the two-point deficit.

Recap

FT: Bath 28-38 Harlequins

Chris Robshaw
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Harlequins produced a stunning second-half performance to defeat Bath at the Recreation Ground.

Quins, who had England captain Chris Robshaw back in their side for the first time since the World Cup, trailed 13-12 at the break after Kyle Eastmond's try.

But fly-half Nick Evans kicked eight penalties, while Danny Care and Dave Ward each scored tries, as the visitors ran riot in the second half.

Late scores from Nick Auterac and Semesa Rokoduguni made the scoreline look closer than it was.

Recap

FT: Saracens 24-14 London Irish

Owen Farrell
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Saracens came from behind to squeeze past London Irish and continue their 100% start to the defence of their Premiership title.

The Exiles held a surprise 7-3 lead at the break, with Asaeli Tikoirotuma's try coming against the run of play.

But, after Tikoirotuma was sin-binned, Jackson Wray and Alex Goode scored to put Mark McCall's side ahead.

Owen Farrell's penalty after Leo Halavatau had touched down secured a less-than-convincing win for Sarries.

Full-time

Gloucester 24-22 Worcester.

Gloucester are eventually awarded a penalty from the scrum. James Hook kicks to touch and that's time.

The Cherry and Whites edge what was a gripping match.

Full Time | @gloucesterrugby 24-22 @WorcsWarriors #GLOSvWOR

Full Time | @gloucesterrugby 24-22 @WorcsWarriors #GLOSvWOR

Gloucester 24-22 Worcester

A sudden break from Worcester and they enter the Gloucester 22. However, their hopes of scoring a late winning try are dashed by a forward pass.

Sin-bin (Schonert)

Gloucester 24-22 Worcester

Worcester feel the cost of all those scrum penalties as prop Nick Schonert is shown a yellow card.

The Warriors have used all their forward replacements so we go to uncontested scrums.

Gloucester kick for touch but Worcester steal the line-out and clear the pressure.

Less than three minutes remain.

Gloucester 24-22 Worcester

Gloucester v Worcester
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Two more penalties for Gloucester from this series of five-metre scrums.

The Warriors are on the rack...

Four minutes to go.

Gloucester 24-22 Worcester

Gloucester get a penalty from the first scrum but decide for another scrum.

Worcester infringe a second time, wheeling the scrum. Cherry and Whites lock Donncha O'Callaghan is furious and calling for further action from the referee.

Gloucester 24-22 Worcester

Chris Pennell is forced back over his try-line and Gloucester have a scrum five metres out.

The home side are looking to turn the screw and tension is mounting at Kingsholm with less than 10 minutes left.

No try (May)

Gloucester 24-22 Worcester

Jonny May thinks he has crossed in the corner to score Gloucester's fourth try of the afternoon, but referee Craig Maxwell-Keys blows up for a forward pass.

The replays are shown on the big screen, and they aren't conclusive.

The Kingsholm crowd are not impressed.

Full-time

Bath 28-38 Harlequins

And that's the last action of the game as Quins produce a stunning second-half performance to stun last season Premiership runners-up.

#AvivaPrem Result: @bathrugby 28-38 @QuinsRugbyUnion

#AvivaPrem Result: @bathrugby 28-38 @QuinsRugbyUnion

Try (Rokoduguni, con Ford)

Bath 28-38 Harlequins

There is late consolation for Bath as Semesa Rokoduguni finishes well in the corner but it has no impact on the game. George Ford kicks the conversion.

No try

Bath 21-38 Harlequins

It's a late flurry from Bath as Leroy Houston thinks he's finished off a stunning burst from Semesa Rokoduguni. However, the TMO rules it a 'No Try'.

Try (Halaifonua, missed con Hook)

Gloucester 24-22 Worcester

Gloucester hit back and the pendulum swings again, this time back in favour of the home side.

After great work from Willi Heinz and Charlie Sharples, David Halaifona races away and finishes in the corner.

James Hook can't convert from out wide and the Cherry and Whites have a two point lead with 20 minutes remaining at Kingsholm.

Try (Auterac, missed con Ford)

Bath 21-38 Harlequins

Bath have something cheer about as a driving maul sees Nick Auterac bundle over. George Ford hits the upright with the conversion with three minutes remaining.

Bath 16-38 Harlequins

Chris Robshaw
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It's 26-3 to Quins in this second half. One heck of a performance from the visitors. 

Try (Ward, con Evans)

Bath 16-38 Harlequins

It's becoming a rout at The Rec as Dave Ward scores Quins' second try of the game after a decent offload from Tim Visser sets him free. Evans does what he's done all afternoon and kicks the extras. 

Sin-bin (Eastmond)

Bath 16-31 Harlequins

Bath's Kyle Eastmond is sent to the bin for tackling without the use of his arms. There's a bit of a coming together with Marland Yarde also and the Bath man will leave the field for 10 minutes.

Try (Vuna, missed con Lamb)

Gloucester 19-22 Worcester

Worcester work a great move from a line-out. Chris Pennell makes a break and the support comes from Cooper Vuna, who crosses in the corner from 15 metres out.

Ryan Lamb, on for Tom Heathcote, can't add the extras.

No try (Visser)

Bath 16-31 Harlequins

Tim Visser goes over in the corner for Quins but after consulting the TMO a forward pass is called and Bath survive.

Gloucester 19-17 Worcester

Gloucester go through the phases in the Worcester 22 and get up to within three metres of the try-line.

Billy Twelvetrees' kick over the top doesn't find a Cherry and White shirt and the Warriors touch down in their own in-goal area and get a 22-metre drop-out.

Penalty (Evans)

Bath 16-31 Harlequins

Nick Evans is having quite some afternoon for Harlequins with yet another penalty. He's contributed 26 of Quins' 31 points at The Rec. 

60: Anguish as the referee blows for a Quins penalty in front of the Bath posts.

Kick-off

Gloucester 19-17 Worcester

Gloucester start the second half at Kingsholm.

Penalty (Ford)

Bath 16-28 Harlequins

George Ford
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Bath have a penalty in front of the posts but decide to go for the sticks rather than kick to the corner and Ford gets their first points of the half.

Full-time

Saracens 24-14 London Irish

The full-time whistle sounds at Allianz Park, and Saracens continue their 100% start to the season with a 24-14 victory over London Irish.

Penalty (Evans)

Bath 13-28 Harlequins

With 14 minutes of the second half gone the scoreboard does not make pleasant reading for Bath fans with their side now 15 points behind after yet another Evans penalty. 

Missed penalty (Geraghty)

Saracens 24-14 London Irish

And that, you'd have thought, definitely will be that.

Shane Geraghty drags a kick wide to leave Saracens 10 points ahead inside the final 60 seconds - in the process wasting an opportunity to grab a losing bonus point for his team.

Bath 13-25 Harlequins

Wales international Rhys Priestland is on for his home debut, replacing Ollie Devoto as Bath look to get back in this game.

Penalty (Farrell)

Saracens 24-14 London Irish

That may well prove to be terminal for London Irish, who concede a penalty at the breakdown, from which Owen Farrell lands another three points to put Saracens clear.

Five metres left at Allianz Park.

Half-time

Gloucester 19-17 Worcester

Gloucester have a narrow lead at the break in a cracking encounter against Worcester at Kingsholm.

The two sides traded early tries and the lead has switched between the home side and the Warriors several times.

This derby game could go to the wire...

Half Time | @gloucesterrugby 19-17 @WorcsWarriors #GLOSvWOR

Half Time | @gloucesterrugby 19-17 @WorcsWarriors #GLOSvWOR

Penalty (Evans)

Bath 13-25 Harlequins

Quins with their tails up and after winning yet another penalty in range of Bath's posts Evans kicks them into a 12-point lead against last season's Premiership runners-up.

Missed penalty (Twelvetrees)

Gloucester 19-17 Worcester

Gloucester get another penalty, this time six metres into the Worcester half.near the touchline.

But Twelvetrees' effort hits the right hand upright and the visitors manage to hack the ball away to touch.

MATCH ACTION | @Billy_12trees kicks for goal. [19-17] #GLOSvWOR

MATCH ACTION | @Billy_12trees kicks for goal. [19-17] #GLOSvWOR

Try (Care, con Evans)

Bath 13-22 Harlequins

Danny Care produces a bit of individual brilliance as he breaks from his own 22, finds a gap, kicks forward and after Leroy Houston misjudged it the England scrum-half collected to cross for Quins. 

The reliable boot of Nick Evans sends over the conversion. 

Penalty (Twelvetrees)

Gloucester 19-17 Worcester

Gloucester get a penalty from a scrum right in front of the posts and five metres out.

It's a simple kick for Billy Twelvetrees and he makes no mistake. Five minutes to go until half-time.

Penalty (Farrell)

Saracens 21-14 London Irish

But as is so often the case, the team who've just scored concede a penalty straight from the restart - and Owen Farrell splits the posts to open up a seven-point gap.

Penalty (Evans)

Bath 13-15 Harlequins

Bath are penalised for not releasing and Nick Evans puts Quins back in front at The Rec.

Tim Visser
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Try (Halavatau, con Geraghty)

Saracens 18-14 London Irish

What have we got here then? It had looked like Saracens may well coast to victory after Alex Goode's try - but London Irish have other ideas.

Leo Halavatau scores it, Shane Geraghty converts it an only four points separate the sides with 15 minutes left.

Kick-off

Bath 13-12 Harlequins

We're back under way at The Rec as Quins fly-half Nick Evans gets the second half started.

Try (Annett, con Heathcote)

Gloucester 16-17 Worcester

Worcester start a rolling maul from a line-out, and most of the backs get involved as well to push over the Gloucester line.

Prop Niall Annett is the man who touches down and Tom Heathcote converts to put the Warriors back in front.

31m: Niall Annett is on the end of a 14-man maul!!!

31m: Niall Annett is on the end of a 14-man maul!!!