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Summary

  1. FT: Leicester 24-16 Wasps
  2. FT: Sale 20-13 Northampton
  3. FT: Newcastle 3-41 Exeter

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By Brendon Mitchell, Phil Shepka and Nabil Hassan

All times stated are UK

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And that concludes our coverage of Sunday's Premiership rugby.

Thanks for joining us - we'll be back on Friday with more live text and radio commentary of Harlequins against Sale Sharks at The Stoop.

Recap

Leicester 24-16 Wasps

Niki Goneva
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Leicester Tigers maintained their winning start to the new Premiership season with an ultimately comfortable ‘local derby’ victory over Wasps.

Two solo bursts on either wing brought Fiji’s Niki Goneva the only first-half try.

Tongan international Telusa Veainu then crossed after Wasps were down to 10 men following Jimmy Gopperth’s yellow card.

Other than Gopperth’s three first-half penalties, Wasps’ only reply was Italian Lorenzo Cittadini’s late try, while Owen Williams earned a 14-point individual haul for Tigers.

Recap

Sale 20-13 Northampton

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Sale Sharks held on to record an eye-catching win over Northampton Saints, who have now lost two of their opening three games of the Premiership season.

Sam James, a late replacement for Sam Tuitupou, put the Sharks into a 13-6 half-time lead with a kick-and-run try.

Sale's Danny Cipriani and Saints' Stephen Myler also both kicked two penalties in the first period.

Will Addison's try furthered Sale's lead and they held on despite Myler's score for the visitors.

Recap

Newcastle 3-41 Exeter

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Exeter Chiefs sealed a comprehensive bonus-point victory over Newcastle Falcons, who are without a point this season.

Falcons' only points came from Mike Delany's penalty to put them 3-0 up.

Chiefs scored five first-half tries through Will Chudley, Julian Salvi, Matt Jess and two from Don Armand, with three Gareth Steenson conversions.

Moray Low crossed for try number six, with Steenson sending over the extras, as well as a last-minute penalty to add gloss to a comfortable victory.

Full-time

Leicester 24-16 Wasps

However, time runs out for Wasps as Leicester hold on to earn their third win from three games. Hugely impressive performance from the Tigers. It's a second defeat for Wasps this season.

#AvivaPrem Result: @LeicesterTigers 24-16 @WaspsRugby

#AvivaPrem Result: @LeicesterTigers 24-16 @WaspsRugby

Try (Cittadini Con Jackson)

Leicester 24-16 Wasps

Joe Simpson and then James Haskell are so close to touching down. Wasps continue to batter the Leicester defence and eventually Lorenzo Cittadini bundles over. The conversion is kicked by Ruaridh Jackson as Wasps move to within eight points and touching distance of a losing bonus point.

Leicester 24-9 Wasps

Wasps are determined to end the game on a high, Tom Croft concedes a penalty at the breakdown and the visiting team again kick to the corner. 

Leicester 24-9 Wasps

Guy Thompson breaks for the line off the back of the scrum, but Tigers' defence is sharp and they win a penalty from the resulting breakdown. Into the final five minutes now.

No try

Leicester 24-9 Wasps

Wasps win the line-out, drive to the line, James Haskell is over but is held up by the Leicester pack. Scrum five. 

75 mins: We're over the line but held up. 24-9

Leicester 24-9 Wasps

We're inside the last 10 minutes here at Welford Road as Wasps need to find 15 points from somewhere. Leicester have a scrum just outside their opponents' 22 and a penalty is conceded as Wasps kick to the corner.  

Replacement

Leicester 24-9 Wasps

Tom Youngs leaves the field to a standing ovation, the England hooker has had a decent 70 minutes for Leicester. 

Almost 20,000 at Welford Road today... congratulations to the back room team at @LeicesterTigers

Penalty (Williams)

Leicester 24-9 Wasps

Wasps are offside and Leicester have a penalty bang in front of the posts. It's a 15-point advantage now for Leicester with 12 minutes remaining, thanks to the boot of Owen Williams.

Replacement

Leicester 21-9 Wasps

Forward Dom Barrow is on for his Leicester debut after his arrival from Newcastle. Mike Williams departs. 

Leicester 21-9 Wasps

There's some huge hits out there as Tigers' defence work overtime to keep Wasps out. Three big hits and they earn a penalty. Wasps waste a rare opportunity for points in this half. 

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Leicester 21-9 Wasps

It's another penalty from another scrum, as this time Leicester are accused of not feeding straight. Wasps kick into Tigers' 22.

Try (Veainu)

Leicester 21-9 Wasps

Owen Williams is so close to the Wasps try-line, and then Jordan Crane is agonisingly short as Leicester spread it to their three-quarters.

Eventually the ball comes back the other way and debutant Telusa Veainu goes over in the corner. The conversion is missed by Williams. 

Leicester 16-9 Wasps

Ged Scott

BBC Sport at Welford Road

Jimmy Gopperth can consider himself very lucky to still be in this game.

But there is a citing officer present here at Welford Road and Gopperth may not have heard the last of this, after only getting a yellow card instead of a red for his late 'challenge' on home full-back Matthew Tait.

Maybe, in all the excitement, the referee Tim Wigglesworth simply did not see the same video replay that was seen by the press box and those Tigers fans watching the big screen.

Leicester 16-9 Wasps

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"It's pretty even out there," Leicester's director of rugby Richard Cockerill tells BT Sport. Leicester win the line-out, make a mess of the maul but quickly win the ball back.

Leicester 16-9 Wasps

Wasps are managing to stay in touch here at Welford Road despite Leicester's dominance. Neither side are managing to keep the scoreboard ticking over though as the Tigers pack win another penalty at a scrum. 

Owen Williams kicks for territory in the Wasps 22. 

Replacement

Leicester 16-9 Wasps

Jono Kitto comes on for his Leicester debut, replacing Sam Harrison at scrum-half. Nice moment.

Welcome to Jono Kitto, well played Sam Harrison #LEIvWAS

Sin-bin (Gopperth)

Leicester 16-9 Wasps

Jimmy Gopperth makes a mess of a kick, booting it out on the full - and realising his mistake he takes out Mathew Tait in the air also swinging an elbow at Leicester's full-back in a moment of madness.

He's sent to the bin, but it could easily have been more.

Leicester 16-9 Wasps

Leicester are starting to take a hold on this game as Sam Harrison finds space with a clever dummy but Lachlan McCaffrey spills the ball on the left wing wasting decent territory. 

Penalty (Williams)

Leicester 16-9 Wasps

Wasps are penalised for a maul infringement and Owen Williams sends over his third penalty of the afternoon. That's a seven-point lead for Leicester now. 

Leicester 13-9 Wasps

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Wasps finally get a chance to launch their flyers with Elliot Daly breaking up-field but Christian Wade cannot catch the pass and it's knocked on. Leicester have the ball back in Wasps' 22.

Replacement

Leicester also lose their big ball carrier, with Opeti Fonua being replaced by Telusa Veainu. 

Replacement

Leicester 13-9 Wasps

Nathan Hughes cannot go on and Guy Thompson is on in his place for Wasps.

Leicester 13-9 Wasps

Nathan Hughes is down with a knee injury, which will be a worry for Wasps considering his impact this season and the amount of carries he's had. He looks to have fallen awkwardly in a tackle with Tom Youngs. 

Full-time

Sale 20-13 Northampton

What an ending to the match! Ahsee Tuala goes inches, and I mean inches, away from the try-line to give Saints a dramatic late score but is kept out by the Sale defence.

Moments later the ball is knocked forward and Sale get it away to signal the end of the game.

That was a cracking finish!

FT: @SaleSharksRugby 20 @SaintsRugby 13 .... what a dramatic finale!!!!

Sale 20-13 Northampton

With the clock ticking up to 80, the referee gives a penalty to Northampton... Still time for a leveller.

Kick-off

Leicester 13-9 Wasps

Owen Williams gets things back under way at Welford Road.

Missed penalty (Macleod)

Sale 20-13 Northampton

That should be that as replacement Nick Macleod lines up a penalty after the referee adjudges Saints turned the ball over illegally.

But it hits the post and bounces back in to play when it looked rather kickable.

Sale 20-13 Northampton

Northampton have a scrum in the middle of the park, and Luther Burrell sums up Saints' day, as he plays a forward pass to give the ball back to the hosts.

Sale 20-13 Northampton

Only eight minutes left now in a chilly Manchester and the ball is deep in Northampton territory. Sale will be very happy to keep it there.

Leicester 13-9 Wasps

Ged Scott

BBC Sport at Welford Road

After such an ultimately depressing World Cup for the home nations, it's the sort of afternoon to put a spring in the step at Welford Road.

The sun is shining, making it an unseasonally warm afternoon in Leicestershire - and the rugby has been pretty hot too.

The highlight of the first half might have been from a Fijian, and there have been the usual glut of mystifying penalties that proliferate any game of rugby union, but there does seem to have been more of an inclination to run with the ball, making it an entertaining contest thus far.

Sale 20-13 Northampton

Northampton Saints go right down the other end and come close to breaking through, but Ben Foden plays a loose pass just behind JJ Hanrahan and Sale get the ball back.

Missed penalty (Cipriani)

Sale 20-13 Northampton

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Danny Cipriani has a chance from the tee and it all goes eerily quiet at the AJ Bell Stadium as they know how important this kick could be...

And it's missed! That would have given his side some breathing space.

Half-time

Leicester 13-9 Wasps

And that is half-time at Welford Road where Leicester will perhaps be a little disappointed they have not made more of their territory and time in Wasps' 22. 

Leicester 13-9 Wasps

There's a break in play while Jake Cooper-Woolley gets some attention for a head injury on the stroke of half-time.

Leicester 13-9 Wasps

Opeti Fonua is starting to have an impact in this game regularly breaking the gain line. His latest break takes Leicester to within five metres but it's yet another penalty conceded at the breakdown. Let off for Wasps. 

Leicester 13-9 Wasps

That scrum is a mess, but it's fine work from the Wasps pack and they win a crucial penalty. They miss touch from the resulting kick and it's coming back at them.