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  1. FT: Saracens 25-12 Gloucester
  2. FT: Worcester 31-23 Sale
  3. FT: Bath 18-24 Wasps

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By Nathan Middleton, Adam Williams and Andrew Aloia

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Saturday's reports

Wins for Saracens, Worcester and Wasps

Missed any of today's live action? Catch up with our match reports...

So Saracens are top of the Premiership, now eight points clear of second-placed Exeter, while Wasps did their top-four aspirations no harm at all with their win at Bath.

And congratulations to Worcester, who ended a long, long wait for a victory by beating Sale.

Thanks for your company today. We'll see you again tomorrow.

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The Six Nations returns

Round three: 26-27 February

England and France take their 100% winning starts into the third round of Six Nations fixtures next week.

France are in Wales on Friday - a game you can watch live on BBC One - while on Saturday it's Italy v Scotland and England v Ireland.

All three games are live on BBC Radio 5 live and 5 live sports extra, while you can catch up with the highlights on Sunday at 19:00 GMT on BBC Two.

We're not done yet...

FT: Saracens 25-12 Gloucester, Worcester 31-23 Sale, Bath 18-24 Wasps

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That's four out of six games wrapped up for the weekend.

However we're back with you tomorrow with a double dose of Premiership action to go with your Sunday roast - both games kicking off at 15:00 GMT.

  • London Irish v Exeter
  • Newcastle v Northampton


Bath 18-24 Wasps

A fifth successive win for Wasps for the first time in this competition since the 2012-13 season.

It's another defeat for Bath, but they do come away with the losing bonus point.

Try (Mafi, missed con Homer)

Bath 18-24 Wasps

And Bath get that losing bonus point score from a catch-and-drive. 

Japan international Amanaki Mafi the man who touches it down after the maul rumbles over.

Tom Homer off target with the conversion.

Bath 13-24 Wasps

Final minute at The Rec.

Bath have a line-out on Wasps' five-metre line for a consolation try.

Worrying news for England?

FT: Worcester 31-23 Sale

Sale forward Josh Beaumont, who has been on the fringe of the England side during the Six Nations, was forced off with an injury at Worcester...

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As mentioned earlier, Bath centre Ollie Devoto was also taken off at half-time at The Rec with concussion which could rule him out of the match against Ireland next week.

Bath 13-24 Wasps

Bath going in search of a score here in the final three minutes to claim a losing bonus point.

Wasps back to full strength with the return of Thomas Young from the bin and they are sniffing a bonus point try to go with a fifth win in succession.

Bath 13-24 Wasps

Big burst to the Bath line by Christian Wade, showing all the pace that we know he possesses.

He's brought down 10 metres short. Wasps shift it left, but they spurn the fourth try as Charles Piutau's pass to Frank Halai is fumbled.

Should've been a hat-trick for the winger in the closing six minutes.

Penalty (Gopperth)

Bath 13-24 Wasps

Into the last 10 minutes at The Rec and Wasps have got some of their earlier lead back after Ross Batty is penalised for coming in at the side.

Bit of a delay before Jimmy Gopperth kicks the three points as captain George Smith seems to have had the decision taken out of his hands. He wanted to go for the corner, but referee Tom Foley says the tee was already bought onto the field.


Worcester 31-23 Sale

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Worcester's 13-game, four-month wait for a win is over!

Three tries and a 16-point haul from fly-half Tom Heathcote has secured four points for Dean Ryan's side who are up to 10th.

Sale take a try bonus point after scoring four tries.


Saracens 25-12 Gloucester

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An immense second-half display from a 14-man Saracens side sees them bounce back from that huge loss to Wasps last week with a gritty victory over Gloucester.

Ben Ransom grabbed the game's only try inside four minutes and while Schalk Brits saw red on 29 minutes, the Premiership leaders came up with a memorable win thanks to six penalties from Charlie Hodgson and a huge display from the Sarries pack.

Try (Homer, con Homer)

Bath 13-21 Wasps

Last 15 minutes and Bath have finally woken up in this one.

Aided by an earlier yellow card to Thomas Young, they capitalise on the man advantage and Tom Homer runs on to Matt Banahan's grubber just in time.

Homer then adds the extras to his own try off the tee.

Saracens 25-12 Gloucester

Surely that is game done now. Charlie Hodgson lands a sixth penalty for Saracens with three minutes remaining at Allianz Park.

Try (Haley, missed con)

Worcester 31-23 Sale

Mike Haley's burst into the line and crashes over for Sale for his second of the afternoon.

That is a try bonus point for Sale but with Cipriani's missed conversion, his fourth from five, they're not on for a losing bonus point,

90 seconds left.

79mins - Warriors 31 Sharks 23 TRY TIMEEE!!!!!!! @mikehaley_1 crosses over from fantastic @MarkyJ13 offload.

79mins - Warriors 31 Sharks 23 TRY TIMEEE!!!!!!! @mikehaley_1 crosses over from fantastic @MarkyJ13 offload.

Worcester 31-18 Sale

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Just over three minutes left and Worcester are heading to a first win in 13 games as Nick Schonert jogs on so they have a full complement of 15 men.

Sale's best hope is a losing bonus point - a fourth try will give them another point too with a try bonus.

Try (McIntyre, missed con Gopperth)

Bath 6-21 Wasps

That could well be that at The Rec. A third try of the afternoon for Wasps through prop Simon McIntyre.

Jimmy Gopperth the man who engineered it originally and his offload to Christian Wade almost led to the score, but after he was held up, McIntyre was there to put it down.

Gopperth misses the conversion.

Saracens 22-12 Gloucester

Nine minutes remaining and Saracens have their biggest lead of the contest, Charlie Hodgson sending a fifth penalty through the sticks.

A staggering display at scrum time has been the key to this second-half performance against Gloucester. Remember, this is a Saracens side that have been a man down since the 29-minute mark.

Bath 6-16 Wasps

Bath so close to getting the try that would've pulled them right back into this one.

Jimmy Gopperth wrestles possession back for Wasps from five metres out and the visitors can break clear quickly back up to halfway as we enter the final quarter of this one.

Worcester 31-18 Sale

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Sale, with the man advantage, were unable to nudge over from successive scrums as they piled pressure on the Worcester try line.

The Sharks spin it out to the backs but it results in a knock-on and Worcester have a relieving scrum where they will hope to get the ball upfield.

Six minutes left.

Bath 6-16 Wasps

First real passage of attacking phases in this half from Bath as Tom Homer makes a big break through Wasps' line.

They're eventually held up five metres short, but get a penalty for an earlier offside.

Bath 6-16 Wasps

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Wasps chasing a bit of a landmark if they can get the win here.

It would be a fifth win in succession for Dai Young's side in the competition, something they haven't done since the 2012-13 season.

Saracens 19-12 Gloucester

It has been scrappy at times at Allianz Park, but Charlie Hodgson has 14-man Saracens ticking over with a fourth penalty.

With just over 10 minutes remaining, the Premiership leaders are doing what is needed in trying circumstances. Huge effort in every department from Mark McCall's side right now.

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Sin-bin (Schonert)

Worcester 31-18 Sale

How costly could that be?

Worcester prop Nick Schonert is sent to the sin bin for 10 minutes for a no arms tackle.

Sale kick to touch inside the 22 where they will have the line-out - they have already scored twice from rolling mauls...

Bath 6-16 Wasps

Changes from both sides with 30 minutes to go.

Jimmy Gopperth is on at fly-half for Wasps and there's a change at scrum-half for Bath with Jonathan Evans plus two changes in the front row.

Bath in need of some inspiration here and not for the first time this season at home.

Worcester 31-18 Sale

Sale beginning to get more ball now as both sides start to bring on their replacements.

There has been six tries so far today, is there another one to come? 14 minutes to go.

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Try (Halai, missed con)

Bath 6-16 Wasps

Great vision for Wasps from Elliot Daly as he kicks from hand through the Bath line to the corner.

Tom Homer stretches out his hand to try to push it out of touch, but he only shovels it along the line and Frank Halai gets there just in time to touch down in the corner for his and Wasps' second try.

Ruaridh Jackson off target with the conversion.

The Bath defender came across and he couldn't quite smother the ball. Halai was there, right place, right time, and dabbed down for his second try.

Richard MoonBBC Coventry & Warwickshire

Saracens 16-12 Gloucester

Charlie Hodgson

As bad as they wanted the try, eventually Saracens opt for the sticks and the points after Gloucester stubbornly kept them at bay. Charlie Hodgson slots it to restore the seven-point lead.

But the Cherry and Whites can not be shaken and within moments James Hook sends his fourth penalty over.

With 22 minutes still to play, it is all still to play for in north London.

Try (Haley, missed con)

Worcester 31-18 Sale

Sale haven't had much of the ball to attack with but they've got a third of the afternoon. 

Slick hands works it out eventually to Mike Haley who crosses out wide.

Danny Cipriani is now one from four with as he misses the kick again - 18 minutes for the Sharks to try and get a losing bonus point, or mount a sensational comeback.

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Penalty (Jackson)

Bath 6-11 Wasps

Dan Robson is back on ball balancing duties again for Wasps and to good effect as Ruaridh Jackson successfully kicks an early penalty to re-establish a five-point lead for the visitors.

Bath 6-8 Wasps

A change for Bath at the start of the second half as Ollie Devoto is taken off suffering from concussion and is replaced by Max Clark.

Not good news from an England perspective. 


Bath 6-8 Wasps

Back under way at The Rec and Wasps have a two-point lead.

Will their full-back Charles Piutau be as instrumental as he was in the first half?

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'Careful what you're kicking, mate...'

HT: Bath 6-8 Wasps

The windy conditions at The Rec have left Wasps' Dan Robson in an unenviable position on a few occasions so far this afternoon...

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Saracens 13-6 Gloucester

Despite being a man down, Saracens are piling huge pressure on Gloucester.

The Cherry and Whites have resisted repeat phases inside their own 22, holding Sarries up on the line... Will they yield as Saracens wave away chance after chance to kick the points?

Penalty (Heathcote)

Worcester 31-13 Sale

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Tom Heathcote continues his excellent kicking record so far today with a clean strike and is that game over?

Sale boss Steve Diamond rings the changes, with Ross Harrison, Brian Mujati and Mark Jennings coming on.

Despite that Tommy Taylor try at the start of the second half, his side have struggled to impose themselves.

Saracens 13-9 Gloucester

And there is one change for Saracens with Juan Figallo coming off the bench to replace Petrus Du Plessis. Great commitment from prop Figallo to be part of it today, following the birth of his child earlier today.

A good start from Gloucester and James Hook lands a third penalty for the visitors.

Try (Pennell, con Heathcote)

Worcester 28-13 Sale

Well you're getting some entertainment at Sixways!

Sale mix up the catch from Worcester's restart as two players go for the ball and the hosts get the ball back from it.

They work themselves up to the line and full-back Chris Pennell crosses - Tom Heathcote makes it two more with an excellent conversion.



HT: Bath 6-8 Wasps

Importantly, we got some points on the board at the end there. A try would have given a huge momentum swing. But 8-6 down - we'll take that. Two points is nothing - it's one kick.

Kane Palma-NewportBath prop on BBC Radio Bristol


Bath 6-8 Wasps

Far from a classic opening 40 minutes at The Rec, but plenty of hustle and bustle.

Bath have seen little of the ball, but they're just two points behind at the break.

Frank Halai's earlier try for Wasps has been the highlight.

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Try (Taylor, missed con)

Worcester 21-13 Sale

Worcester, with the man advantage, concede three penalties at the start of the half. 

Sale got to touch, set their driving maul again and their hard work of the forwards gets them to line with hooker Tommy Taylor at the bottom of it.

Danny Cipriani's poor record continues from the tee as he gets nowhere near the posts.