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Summary

  1. FT: Wasps 27-41 Exeter - Chiefs run in six tries as Waldrom scores hat-trick
  2. FT: Harlequins 38-7 London Irish - England head coach Eddie Jones in the crowd
  3. FT: Worcester 20-29 Leicester - Donncha O'Callagahan sent off for Worcester
  4. FT: Bath 11-13 Northampton - Late JJ Hanrahan penalty seals win

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By Adam Williams, Rob Stevens and Louise Gwilliam

All times stated are UK

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Lights out for now

And that brings the curtain down on Saturday's Premiership action.

No shortage of talking points or tries despite the windy conditions across the country.

Don't forget - there's more Premiership action to come on Sunday as Saracens will look to reclaim top spot against Newcastle at Kingston Park.

Join us from 14:45 GMT for all the build-up. 

Full-time reaction

Wasps 27-41 Exeter

Wasps director of rugby Dai Young on BT Sport: "You've got to take your hat off to Exeter.

"They were really solid today in everything they did. They muscled-up up front and did a job on us.

"What this game does is that when people start talking about you and saying nice things, it brings you down to earth.

"We have to take it on the chin and dust ourselves off."

How they stand

Confirmation then of the Chiefs' rise to the Premiership summit....

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Full-time reaction

Wasps 27-41 Exeter

Exeter man-of-the-match Mitch Lees on BT Sport: "I thought our whole pack stood up today. We took it to them in the early minutes.

"We wanted to show that intent in the game and I thought we really did that today.

"Our scrum and our maul were really powerful. We've got great ambition at the club to really press on from where we were last year.

"The aim is to reach the top four."

FT: Wasps 27-41 Exeter

Exeter are top of the table after that win. Well-deserved too.

Wasps slip to sixth after Northampton's earlier win.

Full-time

Wasps 27-41 Exeter

That's it. Wasps run out of room and the ball flies into touch.

Great display from Exeter to score six tries away from home and a hat-trick to number eight Thomas Waldrom.

FT - Wasps 27 Exeter Chiefs 41 - WOW what a result that is

Wasps 27-41 Exeter

Last rights now as Wasps look to run it from their own try line to claim the bonus points for a fourth try and for being within seven points.

Wasps 27-41 Exeter

More punishment for Wasps as Greg Garner rules they took out the men in the air from the line-out.

Chiefs up to Wasps' five-metre line once again.

Wasps 27-41 Exeter

Scrum to Exeter in their own half and it leads to a penalty allowing them to clear their lines once more.

Wasps looking forlorn once again.

Wasps 27-41 Exeter

Henry Slade is on crutches on the touchline as he takes his seat on the Exeter bench.

Some encouraging signs that he's stayed in the ground at least after that nasty looking knee injury.

Wasps 27-41 Exeter

Had to do a bit of checking there as I thought I'd somehow missed a try among all this great running rugby.

Nine tries in total in this one so far - six for the visitors.

Five minutes remaining.

Try (Low, con Steenson))

Wasps 27-41 Exeter

It wasn't quite the rolling maul once more, but it was a great display of patience and confidence for Exeter for their sixth try.

Moray Low is the man who gets it over after it was moved across to the right through half a dozen phases.

Another conversion added by Steenson. Game over?

Wasps 27-34 Exeter

Gareth Steenson kicks for the corner.

Another catch-and-drive coming?

Wasps 27-34 Exeter

Penalty to Exeter as Wasps don't roll away on their own 10-metre line.

Wasps look pretty aggrieved by that but that's what Greg Garner's seen.

Wasps 27-34 Exeter

Elvis Taione fumbles as he tries to squeeze out the back of a scrum.

He fumbles and Wasps clear, but not too far and Exeter will eat up some more time with more phases.

Wasps 27-34 Exeter

The television commentators are saying they've decided not to show some of the close-up replays of the Henry Slade injury.

Sounds concerning.

Play is back under way and Wasps are back down in their own 22 where they don't want to be.

Henry Slade
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Wasps 27-34 Exeter

Treatment continues for an anguished-looking Slade.

Rob Baxter is also looking concerned with his head in his hands.

Wasps 27-34 Exeter

This doesn't look good for England man Slade.

Olly Woodburn is on to replace him and the Exeter centre is being looked at by the physios with a stretcher not that far away.

Wasps 27-34 Exeter

Henry Slade is clutching his knee as Nathan Hughes is inches away from getting through under Exeter's posts.

But, the replacement Wasps lock is punished for holding on their as Mitch Lees made the try-saving tackle.

Wasps 27-34 Exeter

That man on the PA at the Ricoh - what is he shouting in a bid to stir up the crowd?

Sounds like "Oggie, Oggie, Oggie" - but it's just noise to me.

Wasps clear their lines after an infringement by Exeter on their 10-metre line.

Wasps 27-34 Exeter

Rob Baxter will like the look of that scrum though from Exeter. They force Elliot Daly to kick clear from his own dead ball line.

Pressure continues to be piled on here by the Chiefs.

Wasps 27-34 Exeter

I'm really pleased with a lot of what we've done but we've given away a couple of soft tries in this half. Our forwards are doing good stuff and there are more points out there. The wind is swirling at both ends.

Rob BaxterExeter director of rugby

Wasps 27-34 Exeter

More attacking endeavour from Exeter as they go again for the Wasps try line.

But, they're let down as Gareth Steenson can't cling on to a snap pass from 15 metres out.

Ironic cheers from the home crowd.

Wasps 27-34 Exeter

Fantastic advert for attacking, running rugby this and on a night where the wind is blowing at full pelt.

Great news is there's still 20 minutes left!

Try (Waldrom, con Steenson)

Wasps 27-34 Exeter

They say you can't script sport, but not tonight.

Exeter once again go with the catch-and-drive and once again Thomas Waldrom scores the try as it's driven over.

His hat-trick is complete and so is Steenson's conversion to re-establish an Exeter lead.

57 - TRY for the Chiefs, another brilliantly executed lineout move and Waldrom gets his hat-trick (27-32)

57 - TRY for the Chiefs, another brilliantly executed lineout move and Waldrom gets his hat-trick (27-32)

Wasps 27-27 Exeter

Here comes the Chiefs' trademark catch-and-drive from the first half.

Thomas Waldron and Julian Salvi get held up trying to go over but it's back for a penalty to Exeter after a Wasps player came in at the side.

Wasps 27-27 Exeter

Changes aplenty from both sides as we approach the hour mark.

How will Exeter respond to this great comeback from Wasps?

Try (Cittadini, con Gopperth)

Wasps 27-27 Exeter

Lorenzo Cittadini gets over from short-range but that try to level things up was all down to a burst through from halfway by Sam Jones.

Gopperth kicks the simple conversion and all of a sudden it's all square.

In all the excitement Wasps have lost track of time...

64 mins: CON Gopperth. We're all square 27-27!! Incredible spirit by the squad. Now got to keep it going! #COYW

Wasps 20-27 Exeter

Bit of a contentious moment here as Greg Garner consults with the television match official.

Jack Nowell competes with Frank Halai in the air, but the ball's gone into touch from the cross kick.

Line-out awarded to Exeter despite Nowell making contact with Halai off his feet.

Wasps 20-27 Exeter

Tom Johnson fails to release in the tackle for Exeter and Jimmy Gopperth can clear up to the Chiefs' 10-metre line.

Home crowd being whipped up by the over-enthusiastic man on the PA.

Wasps 20-27 Exeter

Dai Young takes a long sip of whatever's in his cup after that Johnson try. Imagine he might have shouted himself a bit horse with his half-time team talk.

Exeter settle themselves and work through some phases.

Try (Johnson, con Gopperth)

Wasps 20-27 Exeter

Great start to the second half for Wasps.

A burst by both Ben Jacobs and Charles Piutau before Ashley Johnson gets over the line for the try by the posts.

Jimmy Gopperth converts. Game on.

Ashley Johnson
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Wasps 13-27 Exeter

Wind continues to swirl around, maybe not as much as in the first-half.

Henry Slade overkicks one though out beyond the dead ball line and now Exeter have to defend on their own 10-metre line.

Kick-off

Wasps 13-27 Exeter

And we're off again.

Can Wasps claw this one back?

Wasps players
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HT: Wasps 13-27 Exeter

So that brings you up to date as the teams come back out for the second half at the Ricoh.

Hat-trick man Visser punishes Irish

Harlequins 38-7 London Irish

Tim Visser scored a hat-trick of tries as Harlequins put in a dominant display against winless London Irish.

Visser's third of the afternoon sealed a bonus point and a third home win in three Premiership matches for Quins.

Captain Danny Care and replacement Jack Clifford were on hand to add the hosts' other tries as fly-half Nick Evans kicked 11 points.

Front row replacement Halani Aulika scored a late consolation try for bottom of the table Irish.

Tigers show Warrior spirit

Worcester 20-29 Leicester

Leicester overcame 14-man Worcester in an extraordinary encounter at Sixways.

Warriors took a 17-0 lead through a Tom Heathcote penalty and converted tries from Wynand Olivier and Matt Cox.

But Graham Kitchener replied for Tigers with Donncha O'Callaghan in the sin-bin, before the Worcester lock was red carded minutes into the second half.

Home duo Gareth Milasinovich and Matt Cox were also sin-binned as Tigers capitalised through Telusa Veainu, a penalty try and Lachlan McCaffrey.

Saints edge it at The Rec

Bath 11-13 Northampton

JJ Hanrahan's late penalty saw Northampton earn a narrow win at Bath after an error-strewn, scrappy game.

The Saints led 3-0 after the break through a Hanrahan penalty, with Bath's scrum punished several times during a disappointing first period.

George Ford levelled with a penalty before his pass was intercepted by Luther Burrell for the game's only try.

Another Ford penalty and a fine Semesa Rokoduguni try put Bath ahead but Hanrahan's 73rd-minute penalty won it.

A quick reminder....

While we digest that five-try beast of a first half at the Ricoh Arena, a quick reminder of how the day's other games went....