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  1. FT: Worcester 23-23 Gloucester
  2. Worcester's Alafoti Faosiliva sent off
  3. FT: Sale 19-10 Harlequins
  4. Harlequins' Matt Luamanu sent off

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By Phil Cartwright and James Law

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That's all from us tonight, thanks for your company. Eventful, wasn't it?!

Remember, BBC Sport will have live text and radio commentary of round two's remaining four Premiership matches this weekend...

Saturday: Bath v Newcastle Falcons, Leicester Tigers v Wasps.

Sunday: Bristol v Northampton Saints, Exeter Chiefs v Saracens.

All games start at 15:00 BST. Hope you can join us again then.

Report: Sale beat 14-man Harlequins for first win

Meanwhile, at the AJ Bell Stadium it was Dan Mugford who was the star - he kicked 14 points as the Sharks beat 14-man Harlequins for their first Premiership win of 2016-17...

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Sale 19-10 Harlequins

Dan Mugford kicks 14 points for Sale Sharks as they beat 14-man Harlequins for their first Premiership win of 2016-17.

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Report: Gloucester draw with 14-man Worcester

If you missed any of tonight's action, catch up with our match reports, starting with Gloucester's dramatic draw at Worcester...

Greig Laidlaw

Worcester 23-23 Gloucester

Worcester hold on with 14 men to claim a draw in a desperately tense M5 derby at home to Gloucester at Sixways.

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Match reaction

FT: Worcester 23-23 Gloucester

More reaction from Worcester's draw with Gloucester...

Warriors head coach Carl Hogg told BT Sport:

"I'm disappointed with the outcome - we weathered the storm for the first 20 minutes and I think the red card changed the game.

"I think we showed a huge amount of spirit and togetherness, but we've got to challenge ourselves to get technically better and improve our accuracy in parts of the game."


Sale 19-10 Harlequins

Sale hold out after a spell of late pressure from Harlequins, who are unable to get a losing bonus point.

A first win of the season for Sale, while it's a first defeat for Quins.

Sale 19-10 Harlequins

Steve Diamond
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Some nailbiting by Steve Diamond, but the job is almost done for Sale.

They have a man advantage following Mat Luamanu's red card, but worryingly they've lost TJ Ioane and Josh Beaumont to head injuries in this match.

Thankfully, Ioane is reported to be doing fine after his second-minute exit on a stretcher.

Red card

Sale 19-10 Harlequins

Another red card! This time at the AJ Bell Stadium, and it's Harlequins replacement Mat Luamanu who has been sent off for a no-arms tackle on Josh Beaumont with nine minutes left to play.

Sale will be without captain Beaumont for a while - he's heading off the field too for a concussion check.

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Sale 19-10 Harlequins

Listen to the conclusion of Sale v Harlequins on BBC Radio Manchester by clicking on the audio icon at the top of the page.

Sale 19-10 Harlequins

Danny Care and Mike Phillips
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Here's the moment when two experienced international scrum-halves - Mike Phillips and Danny Care - were involved in a small disagreement.

There were handshakes afterwards, though, from the Sale and Harlequins number nines.

About 12 minutes to play.

Match reaction

FT: Worcester 23-23 Gloucester

Gloucester captain Greig Laidlaw, who scored 13 points with his boot tonight, told BT Sport:

"I think last year we would’ve lost this game, so that’s one positive we’ll take out of it.

"There was probably a lack of concentration, but I’m really delighted that we came back tonight.

"We’d have liked to have won the game but we’ve clawed our way back into it and got a draw."

Greig Laidlaw
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Penalty (Mugford)

Sale 19-10 Harlequins

Dan Mugford
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Dan Mugford does the business again with the boot for Sale. It's 19-10 to the home side with 20 minutes to go.

Sale 16-10 Harlequins

Harlequins now down to 13 players as prop Kyle Sinckler is shown a yellow card at the ruck.

A punch-up ensues. Tensions rising.

Penalty (Evans)

Sale 16-10 Harlequins

Harlequins, still down to 14 men, have got three points back with a long-distance Nick Evans penalty.


Worcester 23-23 Gloucester

That was some absolutely massive defending at the death by the Warriors.

Gloucester, with their man advantage, were all over the hosts in search of what would've been an undeserved victory, but roared on by the home crowd at Sixways they held firm, won the penalty, booted the ball out of play and come away with a share of the spoils.

Try (Seymour, con Mugford)

Sale 16-7 Harlequins

Seconds after Harlequins prop Owen Jones was sent to the sin-bin for pulling down a maul, Sale go over for their first try of the evening.

David Seymour is the man to get it and Dan Mugford slots over a very testing kick, in windy conditions, from the touchline. The hosts in control.

Worcester 23-23 Gloucester

Let's take a deep breath and quickly take stock of things at Sixways.

Five minutes remaining, Warriors down to 14 men and the scores level.

This photo was taken before the match, but Carl Hogg probably looks this worried right now.

Carl Hogg
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Sale 9-7 Harlequins

Away from the drama at Sixways, they're under way again at the AJ Bell Stadium.

BBC Radio Manchester's Nathan Middleton reports that Sale forward TJ Ioane, who was taken off on a stretcher after taking a strong hit in the first couple of minutes, is in a stable condition. Good news to hear.

Try (Purdy, con Laidlaw)

Worcester 23-23 Gloucester

Henry Purdy
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Gloucester haven't been good tonight by any means, but the extra man is really starting to count.

It's an expansive move from the visitors and Tom Marshall feeds Henry Purdy a gift - he simply falls to the floor and puts the ball down.

Greig Laidlaw kicks from the touchline and we're level. You've got to fancy the Cherry and Whites now, don't you?

Penalty (Heathcote)

Worcester 23-16 Gloucester

Gloucester, after their long-awaited first try, have two players caught offside and from the resulting penalty, Tom Heathcote does the business.

Still to come

Plenty of action still left tonight, and remember that BBC Sport will have live text and radio commentary of round two's remaining four Premiership matches this weekend...

Saturday: Bath v Newcastle Falcons, Leicester Tigers v Wasps.

Sunday: Bristol v Northampton Saints, Exeter Chiefs v Saracens.

All games start at 15:00 BST.

Try (Scott, con Laidlaw)

Worcester 20-16 Gloucester

The visitors had to respond and, to their credit they have.

Off the back of a scrum Gloucester flood forward and centre Matt Scott is backing up play, getting the ball from Mark Atkinson and dotting down.

It's a third try of the season in just his second match in a Cherry and White shirt - it's game on with 17 minutes to go.

Try (Humphreys)

Worcester 20-9 Gloucester

Perry Humphreys
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That was some finish by young half-time replacement Perry Humphreys for 14-man Worcester.

He fends off England international Matt Kvesic to touch down for a third try of the match for the Warriors.

Ryan Lamb's conversion is caught in the wind and missed, but is an 11-point buffer enough for the hosts with 22 minutes remaining?


Sale 9-7 Harlequins

Sale v Harlequins
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Half-time at the AJ Bell Stadium, where Sale have a narrow lead over Harlequins.

Chris Robshaw's try replied to three Sale penalties, all struck between the posts by Dan Mugford.

There was a big hold-up right at the start of the match as Sharks forward TJ Ioane received several minutes of treatment before being carried off on a stretcher - we'll attempt to get an update on his condition as soon as possible.

Red card (Faosiliva)

Worcester 15-9 Gloucester

This could be a game-changing moment in the M5 derby.

Worcester's Alafoti Faosiliva leads with his forearm and catches Mariano Galarza plum on the chin.

It doesn't look pretty, but was it intentional? A very difficult call in fairness to referee Luke Pearce, who deliberated with TMO Stuart Terheege on the incident before sending Faosiliva on his way.

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Contenders for the Lions in 2017

Tonight we're asking you for the Premiership players that you think could or should be on the plane to New Zealand next summer.

Chris Robshaw, Henry Slade and Alex Lozowski are among the suggestions we've had so far on Twitter.

They don't have to be the obvious ones - four years ago, prop Mako Vunipola and hooker Tom Youngs featured in all three Tests against Australia, despite having only made their international debuts for England only seven months earlier.

Send us your suggestions using #bbcrugby on Twitter.

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Sale 9-7 Harlequins

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Harlequins have started to look fluent in attack now and that's not good news for Sale.

A very aggressive start from the Sharks' forwards is now wearing on them as we approach half-time and as long as Quins control the ball, they could have some more joy shortly.

Chris Robshaw
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This may be their chance - Sale lock Jonathan Mills has been shown a yellow card for coming in at the side with eight minutes of the first half remaining, and the Sharks are down to 14 men for the next 10 minutes.

A chance to impress?

Worcester 15-9 Gloucester

Eddie Jones
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Ah, it appears we have an interested spectator at Sixways.

Is Eddie Jones enjoying what he's seeing from Worcester and Gloucester?

Missed penalty

Worcester 15-9 Gloucester

Gloucester are clearly concerned about the home side's scrummaging prowess, and give away a penalty as a result.

Fly-half Ryan Lamb steps up but can only hit the outside of the post, and a subsequent attack by the Warriors breaks down when veteran Donncha O'Callaghan is penalised.

Try (Robshaw, con Evans)

Sale 9-7 Harlequins

After a laboured start at the AJ Bell Stadium, Harlequins have their first points on the board.

They repeatedly turned down the chance to go for the posts, instead electing to kick to touch, and it's rewarded as England flanker Chris Robshaw rumbles over for the visitors.

Chris Robshaw
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Penalty (Laidlaw)

Worcester 15-9 Gloucester

That's not how you start a half...

Worcester concede a penalty inside the first 90 seconds and Scotland international Greig Laidlaw pings over with ease.

The home side have the wind against them this half too, so must be wary.


Worcester 15-6 Gloucester

We're back under way at Sixways and there's been a forced change for Worcester, with try-scorer Ben Te'o being concussed and replaced by Perry Humphreys.

Penalty (Mugford)

Sale 9-0 Harlequins

Harlequins captain Danny Care is given a bit of a warning by the referee after his team are penalised at the breakdown again.

Sale fly-half Dan Mugford steps up and slots over his third penalty of the night, at the midway point of the first period.

Dan Mugford
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Sale 6-0 Harlequins

Another first-half injury at the AJ Bell Stadium, as Harlequins and England prop Joe Marler is forced off the field.

Owen Evans is on in the front row.

Penalty (Mugford)

Sale 6-0 Harlequins

Sale's driving maul earns the home side a penalty and Dan Mugford makes it two kicks from two from the tee.

The Sharks on top in the first 15 minutes.


Worcester 15-6 Gloucester

Gloucester try building up a head of steam but Warriors have enough back-up to win the penalty and force the half-time whistle.

It's been a frustrating 40 minutes for the Cherry and Whites, who had a Charlie Sharples 'try' correctly ruled out, while Worcester have been clinical with the help of Ben Te'o and Cooper Vuna, who looked pretty pleased after going over.

Cooper Vuna
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Penalty (Mugford)

Sale 3-0 Harlequins

That'll be a nice settler for Sale fly-half Dan Mugford, who has slotted over the first points of their match against Harlequins.

Mugford, who is making his first start for the Sharks, was playing in the Championship for Nottingham last season.

Quite a big step up to be facing Chris Robshaw, Danny Care, Jamie Roberts et al in the Quins line-up.

Penalty (Lamb)

Worcester 15-6 Gloucester

A lack of discipline from Gloucester leads to a penalty and from more than 40 metres out, near the left touchline, Ryan Lamb spectacularly finds the middle of the posts.

We're approaching half time at Sixways and Worcester have really turned their performance around.

Food for thought

Worcester 12-6 Gloucester

He may have done his fair share of gesticulating from the sidelines, but David Humphreys and his Gloucester side may rue not making more of their impressive start.

The stats aren't exactly in his side's favour either - the Cherry and Whites have won just once in the past 10 years at the home of their rivals - that was by a single point in May 2010.

David Humphreys
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Sale 0-0 Harlequins

An injury problem inside two minutes for Sale, after what was a bright start for the hosts against Harlequins.

TJ Ioane has been receiving treatment for several minutes and is about to be taken off on a stretcher. Cameron Neild is on to replace him in the back row.

Standing ovation for TJ as he is stretched off the field. We'll give you an update on him when we have one #AllTheBestTJ

2' | Play back under way here, wishing TJ a speedy recovery. 0-0

Try (Vuna, con Lamb)

Worcester 12-6 Gloucester

It's a free-flowing Warriors move from left to right, ending with fly-half Ryan Lamb getting another assist, playing in former Australia international Cooper Vuna who goes over unchallenged in the corner.

It goes to the TMO for a suspected forward pass but there's absolutely nothing wrong with that.

Lamb converts excellently, and the Warriors have gone up a couple gears here at Sixways as we enter the 33rd minute.