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Summary

  1. Exeter Chiefs 20-12 Northampton Saints
  2. Wasps 39-12 Sale Sharks
  3. Leicester Tigers 21-13 Saracens
  4. London Irish 23-18 Gloucester

Live Reporting

By Rob Stevens and Nathan Middleton

All times stated are UK

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Six Nations highlights

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On a weekend which England won the Grand Slam with victory over France in Paris, there's only one way to finish our live offering today.

If you missed anything from the Six Nations action this weekend then we have you covered.

Nearly 200 points were scored across the three games and you can see every one of them on the iPlayer.

We'll be back with more live coverage of the Premiership over the Easter weekend. Until then, goodbye.

Recap: Leicester hold off Sarries

Leicester 21-13 Saracens

Saracens surrendered the lead at the top of the Premiership to Exeter after slipping to defeat at Leicester.

Tigers led 6-3 at the break as two Freddie Burns penalties cancelled out one from Alex Goode.

But Leicester took advantage of Sarries having fly-half Nils Mordt in the sin-bin to score tries through Burns and Vereniki Goneva.

Goode's converted try and a second penalty cut the lead but Burns dropped a goal to settle it.

Saracens missed out on a losing bonus point and now sit two points behind leaders Exeter Chiefs while victory moves Leicester up to fourth in the table.

Recap: Irish secure crucial win

London Irish 23-18 Gloucester

London Irish boosted their hopes of Premiership survival with victory over Gloucester in the St Patrick's Day game at the Madejski Stadium.

Irish remain bottom of the Premiership but their first win since early February puts the Exiles five points behind of Newcastle.

Tries from Halani Aulika and Blair Cowan and 13 points from the boot of Greig Tonks sealed victory.

Gloucester failed to make up ground on the top six following their second consecutive defeat.

Recap: Wasps continue play-off bid

Wasps 39-12 Sale

Wasps ran in five tries at the Ricoh Arena as they thrashed Sale to boost their Premiership play-off hopes.

The hosts dominated the first half and tries from Charles Piutau, Rob Miller and Ashley Johnson secured a 25-0 lead.

Sharks rallied through scores from David Seymour and Neil Briggs, but Jimmy Gopperth added the try bonus point for the hosts.

Christian Wade danced through for their fifth before Sale centre Johnny Leota was sent off in a scuffle late on.

Recap: Exeter seize top spot

Exeter 20-12 Northampton

There have been big results at both ends of the Premiership table today and no more so at Sandy Park, where Exeter beat Northampton to go top.

The Chiefs scored 17 unanswered second-half points as they fought back to maintain their Premiership challenge.

Saints arrived at Sandy Park on the back of five wins in six games and led 12-3 at the break thanks to tries from Lee Dickson and Ken Pisi.

But Olly Woodburn scored in the corner to cut Northampton's lead and Gareth Steenson kicked four penalties to seal victory for Exeter.

FT: Leicester 21-13 Saracens

That performance is for Seru Rabeni and his family. Physicality sets it all off and it is a massive win. Hopefully we can now start looking up the table and we need to get some momentum going.

Freddie BurnsLeicester fly-half on BT Sport

FT: Leicester 21-13 Saracens

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It's a deserved win for Leicester in front of their own fans, having largely dominated possession and territory throughout the match.

Sarries showed little in attack themselves but looked bright when Richard Wigglesworth came on at scrum-half, although he and Alex Goode could not inspire a comeback.

Full-time

Leicester 21-13 Saracens

Freddie Burns kicks to touch and JP Doyle blows his whistle.

It wasn't a classic by any stretch of the imagination but the Tigers move up to fourth in the table, leapfrogging Northampton, 

Meanwhile, Sarries miss out on the chance to return to the top of the table and are two points behind Exeter.

Missed penalty (Goode)

Leicester 21-13 Saracens

Saracens have a late chance to get a losing bonus point with a penalty attempt from Goode.

However he skews it wide, to large cheers from the home crowd.

Only the second kick he has missed this season in the Premiership.

Sin-bin (Ellery)

Leicester 21-13 Saracens

After a bit of a stoppage in play so referee JP Doyle can consult with the TMO, Saracens winger Mike Ellery is sent to the sin-bin.

Doyle was originally set to give Sarries a penalty for a neck roll by Marcos Ayerza on Kelly Brown but he's more interested in a late challenge by Ellery on Lachlan McCaffrey.

He decides it's a shoulder charge so Sarries receive their second yellow card of the afternoon.

They were only shown three all season before today.

Full-time

London Irish 23-18 Gloucester

Irish get a line-out and pick and drive to run the clock down and that's it! A priceless win for London Irish, they keep their survival hopes alive and climb back to within five points of Newcastle. 

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Irish dominated the set piece, they should have been awarded a penalty try, they had the better of the territory and it would seem to be a fair result. Gloucester faded from the game.

Andy WymanBBC Radio Gloucestershire

Drop-goal (Burns)

Leicester 21-13 Saracens

Leicester win the ball from a Saracens scrum and go through the phases.

Freddie Burns drops back into space and is found by Sam Harrison, and the fly-half slots a drop-goal straight through the posts.

With four minutes remaining, surely that is enough to give the Tigers victory?

Leicester 18-13 Saracens

Lachlan McCaffrey makes a great half-break in his own half and finds Telusa Veainu, who juggles and then kicks forward.

That's good play from the winger to relieve pressure on the Tigers.

Penalty (Tonks)

London Irish 23-18 Gloucester

Topsy Ojo penalised for being on the wrong side of a ruck so Gloucester can get good field position. Into the 22 they go. Gloucester set up the maul but it comes loose and they knock on. Irish hoof it it away and we end up back into the Gloucester 22. 

The visitors are caught offside and Irish get a chance to move further ahead. Greig Tonks takes every second available and slots the penalty.

Penalty (Goode)

Leicester 18-13 Saracens

Alex Goode makes the kick, and it wasn't an easy one, being about 35 metres out and 15 metres in from the right-hand touchline.

Sarries back to within a score and the game is back on...

Leicester 18-10 Saracens

Saracens have had to defend for the majority of this match but this time they get a penalty as referee JP Doyle spots some Leicester hands in the ruck.

Another infringement from a line-out gives Sarries another penalty and the visitors opt to go for goal in an attempt to reduce the arrears.

Leicester 18-10 Saracens

Another good kick from Freddie Burns puts the pressure back on the Saracens line-out on the edge of the visitors' 22.

Try (Goode, con Goode)

Leicester 18-10 Saracens

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The first scrum goes down and needs to be re-set and Tigers prop Harry Thacker is replaced by Greg Bateman.

However the second is clean and Richard Wigglesworth finds Alex Goode, who spins out of a tackle and finished brilliantly.

Goode adds the extras... is the comeback on for Sarries?

Try (Cowan, con Tonks)

London Irish 20-18 Gloucester

At long last, London Irish get the maul spot on and they drive over seven yards from the touchline. So it's a difficult conversion for Greig Tonks but he nails a beauty and now Irish are firm favourites.

That's all Irish deserve after all that pressure. But Gloucester are far from out of it, a penalty will do.

Andy WymanBBC Radio Gloucestershire

Yellow Card (Savage)

With their scrum advantage withdrawn, Irish kick for the corner and set up the maul, Gloucester are penalised again four yards out. Another line-out and another penalty and another card. Had to be.

Leicester 18-3 Saracens

After Richard Wigglesworth is stopped a metre short of the try line, Sarries win a penalty at the break down just to the right of the posts.

They call for a scrum.

Leicester 18-3 Saracens

Saracens kick a penalty to the corner as they look for a way back into the game. Alex Goode has moved to fly-half with Nils Mordt now replaced.

Yellow Card (Thomas)

London Irish 13-18 Gloucester

The Gloucester scrum is retreating again - four times in a row they concede scrum penalties in front of their own posts. London Irish want a yellow card and a penalty try. The card does come but Gloucester don't have a replacement prop left so it will be uncontested scrums. This could backfire for Irish.

Leicester 18-3 Saracens

Saracens are now back up to 15 men but Leicester are still on top.

Freddie Burns puts a perfectly-weighted kick right into the corner and the Tigers are very much on top, having dominated field position for most of the game.

Leicester 18-3 Saracens

Tigers survive an awkward moment straight from the restart as Sam Harrison has a kick charged down.

Vereniki Goneva manages to gather the bouncing ball and runs along part of the dead-ball line within his own in-goal area before helping to clear the danger.

London Irish 13-18 Gloucester

Gloucester pinged for coming in from the side of a ruck. Irish - in need of a response - kick to the corner. The maul is controlled before Irish use the backs, Billy Twelvetrees makes a great tackle when it looked like an overlap was on. David Paice then knocks on and the chance is wasted. 

Try (Goneva, missed con Burns)

Leicester 18-3 Saracens

Leicester capitalise again while Saracens are down to 14 men.

It looked like the move would break down after Vereniki Goneva fumbles a pass but Tommy Bell picks up the scraps and sprints down the line.

He holds off his man and there's good support work from Sam Harrison, who finds Goneva to score.

Freddie Burns can't add the extras.

Leicester 13-3 Saracens

Leicester work the ball all the way across the pitch from their line-out on the left wing but the Saracens' defence drifts over well and manages to snuff out the danger to gain their own defensive line-out.

Leicester 13-3 Saracens

Following a great line break by hooker Harry Thacker into the Saracens 22, Leicester miss a chance to capitalise on an overlap on the right wing.

However Tigers pick up a penalty on the left after Kelly Brown is penalised at the breakdown and they kick for the corner.

Try (Trinder, miss con)

London Irish 13-18 Gloucester

Rob Cook carves a lovely line into the Irish 22. The home defence sprints up and James Hook sees the space in behind and dribbles a grubber through, Henry Trinder follows up to touch down. The TMO wants to check whether Trinder is in touch but the score is allowed and Gloucester have the lead for the first time today.

Try (Burns, con Burns)

Leicester 13-3 Saracens

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Leicester go through the phases in the Saracens 22 and Jono Kitto feeds his fellow half-back Freddie Burns who manages to evade a tackle and get the first try of the afternoon under the posts, adding the conversion himself.

It has been coming for Tigers and they have another few minutes against 14 men to try and extend their lead further.

Penalty (Hook)

London Irish 13-13 Gloucester

A chip foward from Billy Twelvestrees takes Gloucester five yards short, Sione Kalamafoni has to send this wide where a four-on-two overlap is available. But Kalamafoni keeps it tight, the chance is spurned but Gloucester get away with it as Irish infringe at the breakdown and James Hook levels the game.

James Hook kicks a penalty
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Sin-bin (Mordt)

Leicester 6-3 Saracens

Nils Mordt looks to kick the ball through in midfield but his kick is charged down by Peter Betham and the Leicester winger is away, with Mordt the last man.

However, Mordt pulls back Betham, grabbing a fistful of shirt, and referee JP Doyle blows up to consult the television match official.

Mordt is sent to the bin and Saracens are down to 14 men.

Leicester 6-3 Saracens

There's a scrappy start the the second half and the two sides trade a few kicks before Jono Kitto knocks on whilst trying to gather a high one from Alex Goode.

We've got another scrum close to where the Tigers groundstaff were carrying out running repairs in the half-time break.

Penalty (Tonks)

London Irish 13-10 Gloucester

Once again the Gloucester scrum is going backwards and Irish get the penalty. Greig Tonks with a shot from 25 yards out, fairly straight, and Irish regain the lead 10 minutes into the second half.

Leicester 6-3 Saracens

We are under way again at Welford Road between Leicester and Saracens as Nils Mordt gets the second half started.

Petrus du Plessis has come on at tighthead prop for Saracens in place of Juan Figallo.

London Irish 10-10 Gloucester

Alex Lewington is called for a tackle in the air and James Hook sends the Gloucester penalty to within 10 yards of the Irish line. Two scrums follow the line-out with Gloucester under pressure again at scrum time before Irish win a turnover at the breakdown and clear.

London Irish v Gloucester
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#bbcrugby JHook by far the best utility back in Europe is the key man again today those few years in Top 14 rugby did him the world of good

Wow, such a tight-nip brace from London Irish v Gloucester + Leicester v Saracens :) love the nail biting thrills #bbcrugby brings us :) :)

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London Irish 10-10 Gloucester

Back under way at the Madejski - huge 40 minutes for Irish. BBC Radio Berkshire's Adam Williams agrees...

HT: Irish 10-10 Gloucester. Could be so much different for the hosts if chances were taken. Huge 2nd 40 ahead #bbcrugby

Half-time

Leicester 6-3 Saracens

The half ends with a scrum which is re-set just inside the Saracens half, with the turf breaking up horribly.

Sarries eventually get the ball and number eight Jackson Wray wriggles his way into touch.

It's been a rather scrappy first 40 minutes but Leicester have had the better attacking opportunities.

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