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  1. FT: Exeter 26-17 Bath
  2. Exeter close gap to three points to leaders Saracens
  3. FT: Wasps 42-10 Harlequins
  4. Wasps win sixth straight league game
  5. FT: Leicester 47-20 London Irish
  6. Leicester run in seven tries against Irish

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By Nathan Middleton and Emma Thurston

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I'm afraid that's all we have time for today.

It was another afternoon packed full of tries and fast and furious action and thoroughly enjoyable!

Thank you for joining us. Until next time, goodbye.

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Wasps 42-10 Harlequins

Six wins in a row now for Wasps to go with their six tries today.

The last time a Wasps side did that was eight years ago when they were crowned champions.

Try (Macken, con Lozowski)

Wasps 42-10 Harlequins

The cherry on teh cake I think is what this is called.

With the clock dead, Wasps opt to take a penalty scrum rather than kick it out and Brendan Macken hits an excellent line to cross.

Alex Lozowski keeps up the hosts 100% kicking record for today.

Wasps 35-10 Harlequins

Not only superb in attack, Christian Wade shows he can do it in defence.

Harlequins wing Charlie Walker initially rounds Wade, but he recovers to make a sublime covering tackle and stop his opposite number from touching down in goal. 

Wasps 35-10 Harlequins

Harlequins keeping the ball well at the moment, recycling the ball quickly, but they're struggling to break down the wall of black and gold.

Conor O'Shea's side have simply been second best today. 

Marland Yarde's face says a lot...

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Try (S Piutau, con Gopperth)

Wasps 35-10 Harlequins

Wasps turning on the style now.

A superb break and off load by Frank Halai puts in Siale Piutau but he still has some work to do from 22 metres out the Tongan centre- he shows superb footwork and strength to cross though.

They really are a superb side in full flow Wasps, and Jimmy Gopperth is five from five with another conversion.


Leicester 47-20 London Irish

Leicester's dominant first-half and four tries before the break meant that the damage was done for bottom of the table London Irish. 

In fairness the visitors showed a great deal of character and resolve to continue playing until the final whistle but they were overpowered by the home team and struggled to stem Leicester's attacking threats. 

Try (Fenby, missed con Geraghty)

Leicester 47-20 London Irish

Ciaran Hearn shows what he can do when he's given a spot of space and Andrew Fenby is on his shoulder to ensure that Irish score the final points of the day. 

Shane Geraghty converts however it puts a gloss on what has been a tough day at the Premiership office for London Irish.  

Try (Young, con Gopperth)

Wasps 28-10 Harlequins

Slick try this from Wasps and Dai Young's son Tom is at the end of it.

That's the bonus point and with Jimmy Gopperth making it four from four, this game is pretty much done you would think.

Tom Young
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Try review (Wasps)

It looks as if Tom Young as got the try bonus point but we're just checking for an earlier knock on...

Wasps 21-10 Harlequins

It's been all Wasps since that Harlequins try.

Moving from their cruising gear of third up into fourth, they've just found an extra intensity in their play. They're still looking for that fourth bonus point try.

Try (Trayfoot, con Geraghty)

Leicester 47-15 London Irish

London Irish catch Leicester napping and this try is straight off the training paddock. 

The ball is whipped off the top of the line-out and Shane Geraghty pops an inside ball to Joe Trayfoot. Geraghty adds the conversion and Irish are showing good character late on in this match. 

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Leicester 47-8 London Irish

#bbcrugby if Tom Croft keeps up this form Eddie J will have to look at him, a try scoring test Lion. His experience would be invaluable

Try (Walker, missed con Botica)

Wasps 21-10 Harlequins

The trick works again!

Harlequins forwards go close with a couple of barraging drives, but eventually the spin it from right to left where Charlie Walker dives over.

Ben Botica misses the conversion but a bit of hope for Quins.

Try (Thompstone, con Bell)

Leicester 47-8 London Irish

London Irish's defence is shaky... to say the least! 

Adam Thomsptone takes full advantage as he surges through and turns on the pace. 

This is getting a little ugly now as Tommy Bell adds the conversion and Leicester have the half-century in sight.

Wasps 21-5 Harlequins

The opening stages of the second-half have a very similar feeling to the start of game with errors on top from both sides.

Harlequins have had most of the ball but neither side has had a whiff of the try line since the break.

Last time I said it was a tad dull, we had four tries...

Try (de Villiers, con Burns)

Leicester 40-8 London Irish

Next it's time for Jean de Villiers to open his try-scoring account for Leicester. 

Once again it's quick handling and crisp distribution from Freddie Burns that sets up de Villiers for the score. The South African produces a cheeky step and Burns duly adds the conversion. 

Wasps 21-5 Harlequins

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Harlequins start the half with some intent, challenging the Wasps line.

They earn themselves a 5m line-out but it is wasted at the back and allows the hosts to clear.


Wasps 21-5 Harlequins

Jimmy Gopperth gets proceedings back underway in a sunny, but chilly, Coventry.

Is there a way back into this match for Harlequins?

Try (Paice, missed Con)

Leicester 33-8 London Irish

London Irish's first real foray forwards is a profitable one as they keep it tight and David Paice charges over to give them something to cling onto. From out wide Shane Geraghty's conversion misses the mark and they can't quite reach double figures.

So close but yet so far...

Leicester 33-3 London Irish

Off the re-start Leicester immediately find London Irish at sixes and sevens and it looks like Jono Kitto will add to their try-scoring tally. 

However the TMO jumps in and Adam Thompstone's final pass is deemed to be forwards... much to the dismay of the home crowd.

Irish breathe a sigh of relief!

Try (Croft, con Burns)

Leicester 33-3 London Irish

Finally Leicester make their offloads stick and the result is a Harlem Globetrotters esque try!

Jean de Villiers' final offload finds Tom Croft but prior both Manu Tuilagi and Harry Thacker showed silky hands with offloads that defied gravity. 

Freddie Burns converts and now the writing really is on the wall for London Irish. 

Leicester 26-3 London Irish

It's all a little bit wayward at the minute, with penalties being given away by both sides.

Leicester are continuing to dominate the possession but aren't making their opportunities count. 

Irish's defensive work is manful but it has to be taking quite a lot out of Tom Coventry's men. 


Wasps 21-5 Harlequins

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It took a while to get going, but Wasps are firmly in charge at the break and heading for a sixth win a row.

Jake Cooper-Woolley, Christian Wade and Nathan Hughes tries have all been converted with Luke Wallace crossing for Quins.

Time for a half-time orange segment.

Wasps 21-5 Harlequins

Well, starved of excitement for the first 20 minutes this game's come to life since with four tries - can the hosts get a try bonus point before the break?

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Leicester 26-3 London Irish

The teams are back out for the second half and London Irish have a mountain to climb. On the other hand Leicester have the the bonus-point in the bag and will simply be looking for more of the same.

Try (Hughes, con Gopperth)

Wasps 21-5 Harlequins

Wave after wave of Wasps attacking and Harlequins cannot keep them out.

A pass from a couple of metres out to Nathan Hughes and full pace and you don't stop the number eight from there.

Jimmy Gopperth is three from three as we approach half-time.

Definitely worth watching the highlights for how that try was made. So many players involved!

Try (Wallace, missed con Botica)

Wasps 14-5 Harlequins

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First meaningful foray in the Wasps 22 and Harlequins come away with points.

They had gone close with a couple of drives before this, but Luke Wallace is the grateful recipient at the back of the rolling maul. 

Ben Botica doesn't get his direction right with his first strike at goal from the conversion.

Try review (Harlequins)

Wasps 14-0 Harlequins

Since that second try, it's been all Harlequins and we're just checking with the television match official if Quins have got the touch down from a driving maul.

Try (Wade, con Gopperth)

Wasps 14-0 Harlequins

I said Wasps were on top and they've extended their lead.

Nathan Hughes does the damage through the middle and then slick hands from Charles Piutau puts Christian Wade in out wide.

Jimmy Gopperth makes it two from two from the tee.

Wasps 7-0 Harlequins

A kick and chase from Dan Robson and a drive from Nathan Hughes close to the line will tell you that Wasps are on top after that try. 

Harlequins yet to really get into the hosts half.


Leicester 26-3 London Irish

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It's been all about the home side in this opening-half as they've played all of the rugby and given themselves a healthy half-time cushion. 

London Irish have had one or two flourishes forward but they've been overpowered by a Leicester team that are determined to show their worth. Late replacement hooker Harry Thacker has been everywhere and Freddie Burns' radar is on target. 

Will Irish have any answers in the second or will Leicester continue in the same manner?

Try (Kitto, con Burns)

Leicester 24-3 London Irish

Freddie Burns makes the initial break and Mike Fitzgerald's support line is perfect. Fitzgerald then shows the hands of a centre as he offloads to Jono Kitto who turns on the pace to score

Once again Burns is on target with the conversion and as half-time approaches the Tigers are going through the gears with ease. 

Try (Cooper-Woolley, con Gopperth)

Wasps 7-0 Harlequins

Some points! Some actual points.

Wasps have had much more of the possession and that dominance has been rewarded. 

The hard work of the forwards is rewarded and Jake Cooper-Woolley powers over from close range - Jimmy Gopperth adds the extras 

Leicester 19-3 London Irish

A little break in proceedings as a few players are receiving treatment. It's a physical old affair and Manu Tuilagi is making his presence felt... Blair Cowen was on the receiving end of a 'Tuilagi special' that we think might have been heard across the country!

Wasps 0-0 Harlequins

Approaching the halfway point of the first half - no points, little action and quite a few errors.

No real excuses either as there is bright sunshine at the Ricoh Arena. Defence on top. To put it into context, I've seen a lot of the centre circle drawn on the pitch as Coventry City, of course, play at the same venue.

Try (McCaffrey, con Burns)

Leicester 19-3 London Irish

It's textbook rugby for the Tigers as Harry Thacker finds his man at the back of the line-out, Jono Kitto whips the ball out and Lachlan McCaffrey picks his line brilliantly. 

Leicester had been pressing incessantly and with Freddie Burns' conversion they finally gain their reward. 

Wasps 0-0 Harlequins

Scrappy would be a kind way to describe the opening 11 minutes at the Ricoh Arena. 

A couple of half breaks from Wasps is about the best of the excitement so far.

Dai Young's face probably sums it up.

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Leicester 12-3 London Irish

After the early flourish of points Leicester are still enjoying the lions' share of the territory but aren't making it count. 

The boots of Freddie Burns and Matthew Tait are finding space behind Irish but they're lacking a spot of precision to finish the opportunities off.