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Summary

  1. FT: Gloucester 15-17 Saracens
  2. Owen Farrell kicks late penalty to win it for Sarries
  3. FT: Sale 27-13 Worcester
  4. Cipriani, Seymour, Beaumont, Leota tries give Sale bonus point

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By Brendon Mitchell and Gary Smee

All times stated are UK

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I'm afraid that is all we've got time for tonight.

While we didn't have a glut of tries, both games were certainly intriguing battles as this Premiership season gets into its stride.

Thank you for joining us. Goodnight.

The rest of the Premiership action

There may be the small matter of a couple of World Cup semi-finals at Twickenham this weekend, but the Premiership continues at full steam ahead.

Here's what's coming up...

Saturday, 24 October

Northampton v Newcastle - 13:45 BST

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Recap

Sale 27-13 Worcester

Danny Cipriani
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Sale Sharks produced a resolute performance as they beat Worcester Warriors in a scrappy game at the AJ Bell Stadium. 

Danny Cipriani went over for the hosts early on before David Seymour crashed over a second try either side of two Ryan Mills' penalties for Worcester. 

Josh Beaumont bundled over for Sale after the break before Jonny Arr touched down for the visitors. 

However, Johnny Leota made sure of the win with a try in the last minute.

Recap

Gloucester 15-17 Saracens

Owen Farrell
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Owen Farrell's late penalty sealed victory for Saracens over Gloucester in a tight affair at Kingsholm.

Sarries led 11-6 at the break thanks to penalties from Charlie Hodgson and Farrell, as well as Mike Ellery's try.

Billy Twelvetrees sent over five penalties in total, and looked to have won it when he kicked Gloucester 15-14 ahead with five minutes remaining. 

However, Farrell kept up the defending champions' 100% start and consigned Gloucester to their first defeat.

Full-time

Sale 27-13 Worcester

A job well done for Sale Sharks, with tries from Danny Cipriani, David Seymour, Josh Beaumont and Johnny Leota rounds off an excellent evening in the north west.

Try (Leota, con Cipriani)

Sale 27-13 Worcester

And the bonus point is indeed Sale's! Johnny Leota is the man to cross the whitewash and provide a fitting finale for the Sharks.

Danny Cipriaini adds the extras, and the full-time whistle sounds...

Try review

Sale 20-13 Worcester

And the hosts think they've grabbed themselves a last-gasp try! To the TMO we go...

Sale 20-13 Worcester

Right then, Sale Sharks are giving this a good go for the bonus point with a couple of minutes left, they're into the Warriors' 22...

Sale 20-13 Worcester

It's all Sale now and Warriors give away a penalty following a line-out five metres from their try-line.

Danny Cipriani opts not to kick for the posts with all the momentum in the hosts' favour.

Seven minutes to go.

Sale 20-13 Worcester

Sale are back on the front foot straight from the kick-off but Warrriors pull off some huge tackles to keep the hosts at bay.

Sharks have the ball where they want it though, inside the visiting 22 with just 10 or so minutes to go.

Full-time

Gloucester 15-17 Saracens

And that'll be that. The boot of Billy Twelvetrees kept Gloucester in it - but the boot of Owen Farrell handed Saracens a second successive victory.

Gloucester 15-17 Saracens

It's back in blue-and-white hands again now though, the clocking edging towards the red zone...

Try (Arr, con Lamb)

Sale 20-13 Worcester

Worcester are back in this! 

After five minutes of pressure in front of the Sale try-line, Warriors skipper Gerrit-Jan van Velze shows some quick hands to feed the ball to Jonny Arr who dives over in the corner.

Ryan Lamb converts from the touchline and the gap is down to just seven points. There are 14 minutes left.

Gloucester 15-17 Saracens

We're into the final 60 seconds, the Cherry and Whites working their way through the phases inside their own half.

It'll take a big effort from here...

Gloucester v Saracens
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Sale 20-6 Worcester

Worcester are enjoying their best spell of the game so far as Ryan Lamb breaks through before he's eventually tackled.

Warriors win a penalty from the breakdown in the corner and opt for a scrum. They need to go for the try rather than the points you feel.

64m: Come on Warriors!!!! Let's find the tryline!

Penalty (Farrell)

Gloucester 15-17 Saracens

And in the latest episode of this tale of the tee, England man Owen Farrell splits the posts to restore his side's advantage.

Three minutes left now. Another twist, anyone?

Gloucester 15-14 Saracens

But straight from the restart Gloucester have been penalised! How often do you see that happen?

Owen Farrell's turn now...

Penalty (Twelvetrees)

Gloucester 15-14 Saracens

Wowzers, that is an absolute monster of a kick from Billy Twelvetrees from fully 50 metres.

I mentioned James Hook's last-gasp winner in 2014-15 - has Billy done it this time around?

Five minutes left.

Gloucester 12-14 Saracens

After three or four resets, eventually the referee decides the penalty can go Gloucester's way. Step forward, Billy Twelvetrees...

73min | Twelvetrees points from the posts from the halfway line. These games are never dull are they? #SarriesLive

Sale 20-6 Worcester

Sam Tuitupou
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The game has gone a bit scrappy again with a series of scrums on halfway.

Worcester need to make something happen.

They've got about 20 minutes left to do so.

Gloucester 12-14 Saracens

Into the final nine minutes now, as Gloucester insert at a scrum on halfway. On a knife edge, is this one.

Penalty (Farrell)

Gloucester 12-14 Saracens

That's more like it from Owen Farrell, landing a penalty in almost dead silence around Kingsholm to pop his side back into the lead.

Gloucester had been penalised at the line-out.

Sale 20-6 Worcester

Worcester now drive forward searching for their first try of the evening but the Sale defence holds firm.

Eventually Warriors concede a penalty for holding on and all the pressure is relieved. 

Dean Ryan will be livid.

Warriors have made a couple of changes, Ryan Lamb is on for Tom Heathcote and Val Rapava Ruskin on for Na'ama Leleimalefaga.

49mins - Sharks 20 Warriors 6 WHAT DEFENCE! Warriors look certain to score, but Sharks keep them out & Ioane forces them to hold on

Missed penalty (Farrell)

Gloucester 12-11 Saracens

And Owen Farrell is on the wrong end of some more wrath from the shed now, dragging an angled penalty wide of the sticks.

Fifteen minutes left, only a single point in it.

12-11 66: Cheers from the Shed as Owen Farrell misses a penalty at goal, minutes after escaping a sin-binning. #GLOSvSAR

Penalty (Twelvetrees)

Gloucester 12-11 Saracens

Billy Twelvetrees lands the kick and Gloucester edge ahead.

Try (Beaumont, con Cipriani)

Sale 20-6 Worcester

Sale crash over for their third try of the night and it's Josh Beaumont!

The son of former England captain Bill touches down from the base of the scrum and Danny Cipriani adds the extras.

Fantastic start from the Sharks after the break.

Gloucester 9-11 Saracens

Owen Farrell
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The referee isn't too impressed with Saracens centre Owen Farrell here, who seems to be appealing rather too vehemently for a decision.

It goes against him at the breakdown - so Billy Twelvetrees calls for the tee.

Kick-off

Sale 13-6 Worcester

Ryan Mills gets Warriors under way for the second half. 

Dean Ryan's men have a big job on their hands if they are going to get back-to-back wins.

Gloucester 9-11 Saracens

A couple of scrums, a couple of resets. Same old story at set-piece time, isn't it?

Twenty minutes left at Kingsholm.

Gloucester 9-11 Saracens

Richard Wigglesworth
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This game is threatening to spark - but poor decision making is costing both teams.

Mike Ellery threatens to go over in the corner for his second try of the evening for Saracens but is just about halted and then, with numbers over, Richard Wigglesworth's pass to Jackson Wray is an unkind one and the whole thing fizzles out.

Penalty (Twelvetrees)

Gloucester 9-11 Saracens

And Billy Twelvetrees splits the posts, so the deficit is back down to two points.

But if only he'd passed. If only, if only.

Gloucester 6-11 Saracens

Goodness me, eventually Sarries infringe at the breakdown and Billy Twelvetrees will have a kick at goal.

The England man mouths "I didn't see you" to team-mate Jonny May, but the replays suggest he probably did. Perhaps he simply didn't back himself to arrow out the longish-range pass?

Either way, here he comes from the tee...

Half-time

Sale 13-6 Worcester

Steve Diamond
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It hasn't been a great first-half but Sale director of rugby Steve Diamond will probably be the happier of the two coaches with his side taking a narrow lead into half-time.

Danny Cipriani and David Seymour crossed the whitewash for the hosts and Ryan Mills responded with two wonderful penalties from around 50 metres.

Cipriani's kicking has been a bit wayward so far, missing a penalty and both conversions, but Worcester have really struggled to find much attacking momentum.

Gloucester 6-11 Saracens

The game has exploded into life now, however, as the Cherry and Whites move up to the Sarries five-metre line.

It had looked like a certain walk-in try for Jonny May wide left, but centre Billy Twelvetrees opted against the pass for some reason only known to himself.

Still the hosts attack, to cries of "Glawwwssttterrr" around Kingsholm...

Penalty (Cipriani)

Sale 13-6 Worcester

Danny Cipriani finally succeeds with a kick! Worcester are penalised after huge pressure from Sale in their 22 and the England fly-half has an easy penalty in front of the posts.

And that's half-time.

Gloucester 6-11 Saracens

It's been a scrappy old start to the second period in Gloucester too. Not much to report after the first five minutes or so.

The Cherry and Whites have a line-out around 25 metres into their own half, which Richard Hibbard will deliver.

Sale 10-6 Worcester

Vadim Cobilas
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It's been a bit scrappy so far, not helped by a number of injuries.

Worcester wing Cooper Vuna is the latest to go off with what looks like a head injury.

He's replaced by Ben Howard. Seconds to go until half-time.

Gloucester 6-11 Saracens

Nabil Hassan

BBC Sport at Kingsholm

England coach Andy Farrell is in attendance this evening, taking time out at half-time to pose for pictures with home supporters.

Kick-off

Gloucester 6-11 Saracens

We're back under way at Kingsholm then. What's in store for us during the next 40 minutes?