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Summary

  1. FT: Wasps 33-15 London Irish
  2. FT: Saracens 48-18 Worcester
  3. FT: Exeter 26-25 Harlequins
  4. FT: Sale 15-15 Newcastle
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By Rob Stevens, Matt Newsum and Brendon Mitchell

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But that's your lot for today!

We'll see you at around 14:45 GMT tomorrow for live text and radio commentary from that match at Welford Road, so until then it's goodnight from the three of us.

Still to come...

Leicester v Bath (Sunday, 15:00 GMT)

Five matches down, one to go. And my goodness, is the one to go a belter.

Tomorrow Leicester Tigers host old rivals Bath at Welford Road - and I reckon Richard Cockerill will fancy settling an old score.

The Blue, Black and Whites hammered Tigers 47-10 in last season's Premiership semi-finals, having beaten them 45-0 at The Rec earlier in the season.

Should be tasty.

FT: London Irish 15-33 Wasps

London Irish head coach Tom Coventry told BT Sport:

"They had 65% possession so we had a lot of time without the ball - we defended valiantly, but we didn't have enough of the ball.

"We're trying to play positive rugby but we need to grow up and hold onto possession in field position out of our own 22. It takes us a long time to get going - we suffer from not having possession.

"It's nice to know we can score tries when we need to, but it's result based - it's about winning rugby.

"There are heads down in the dressing room, they're desperate to put a performance with a W at the end. We need to hold course and stay positive."

FT: London Irish 15-33 Wasps

36 - @WaspsRugby have won more turnovers (36) than any other team in the 2015/16 Aviva Premiership. Coerce.

Recap

FT: London Irish 15-33 Wasps

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Wasps secured a bonus-point victory at Twickenham to consign London Irish to a fifth Premiership defeat of the season.

Frank Halai's try helped Wasps to a 11-8 half-time lead, with Johnny Williams crossing in reply for the Exiles.

Elliot Daly touched down to extend the lead to 21-8 after the break before Irish hit back through a second try from Williams, which was converted.

But Wasps pulled away in the final quarter, with James Young crossing and Halai grabbing his second score.

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Recap

FT: Saracens 48-18 Worcester

Chris Ashton
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Premiership champions Saracens ran in six tries to thrash Worcester in the London double header at Twickenham.

Chris Ashton grabbed tries in both halves as Sarries recorded their 10th consecutive win in all competitions.

Ben Spencer, Schalk Brits and Ben Ransom also touched down for the bonus point, while Joe Rees and GJ van Velze scored late consolations for Worcester.

Saracens fly-half Charlie Hodgson kicked 18 points, taking his Premiership career tally past 2,500.

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FT: London Irish 15-33 Wasps

Wasps director of rugby Dai Young told BT Sport:

"We weren't anywhere near as accurate today, as was to be expected - if you look at the stats from the European games they were the same intensity as internationals.

"I'd have taken the result before the game, we talked about not always playing well, we weren't vintage but you need to grind out those victories,.

"We would have settled for a win and they [London Irish] are due a win. We're just glad they didn't get it today."

Recap

FT: Exeter 26-25 Harlequins

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Exeter remain second in the Premiership after hanging on to beat third-placed Harlequins in appalling weather at a wet and windy Sandy Park.

Chiefs stand-off Gareth Steenson racked up 21 of his side's 26 points, converting his own second-half try to add to his four first-half penalties and conversion of James Short's try.

Quins scored four tries to earn a bonus point, the first of them a penalty try.

Nick Evans, Charlie Walker and Tim Visser all crossed for the visitors.

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Recap

FT: Sale 15-15 Newcastle

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Newcastle earned their first points of the season as they held Sale to a draw at the AJ Bell Stadium.

But stand-off Danny Cipriani missed a chance to win it for the home side when he failed with a last-minute penalty.

The recalled Cipriani had kept the home side ahead in the game, kicking four first-half penalties before adding a further three points after the break.

But Newcastle were well worth the draw, thanks to tries in each half from props Rob Vickers and Jon Welsh.

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FT: London Irish 15-33 Wasps

While we continue to bring you reaction from the match between London Irish and Wasps, it's also about time to start reflecting on the day's action...

FT: London Irish 15-33 Wasps

Wasps back-rower Nathan Hughes told BT Sport after his man-of the-match display:

"It was an 80-minute performance. Last week we had Toulon and we knew it wasn't going to be easy against Irish, they stuck it to us up front but the lads fronted up today.

"Dai Young has signed some outstanding players and we've got depth in the squad from front to back, switching players it's gelling well and we can see Wasps going a long way.

"My heart is pumping, I'm glad the game is over and I'm glad we've got the five points."

FT: London Irish 15-33 Wasps

@WaspsRugby break away against @LiRFC in the last quarter to seal the deal. A great afternoon of rugby #LDH2015
@WaspsRugby break away against @LiRFC in the last quarter to seal the deal. A great afternoon of rugby #LDH2015

@WaspsRugby break away against @LiRFC in the last quarter to seal the deal. A great afternoon of rugby #LDH2015

Full-time

London Irish 15-33 Wasps

Bonus-point win secured for Wasps, who go fourth.

Irish, bottom of the table, have pride and positives but no points.

Dan Robson boots into touch to bring an end to an absorbing, bruising and at times beautiful encounter at Twickenham.

London Irish 15-33 Wasps

Time ticking down now, Wasps smartly keeping London Irish in their own territory, not allowing a breakout.

There are so pretty shattered bodies out there on this expansive surface.

Wasps have used every blade when at their best today.

London Irish 15-33 Wasps

Have to feel for London Irish, it's a case of fine margins at the moment for them.

You can see the progress made but they've made more than twice as many tackles that Wasps have in this game.

Irish get a penalty though and tap to get on the front foot.

Try (Halai, missed con Gopperth)

London Irish 15-33 Wasps

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Brilliant, brilliant breakout try constructed by swift hands in the middle, the pace of Elliot Daly and the backing up of Frank Halai out wide.

There's the bonus point. Boom.

Try (Young, con Gopperth)

London Irish 15-28 Wasps

Rumbling, rolling maul sees Wasps force their way over with Thomas Young carting over at the base.

Gopperth lands the conversion to give Wasps a BIT of breathing space. Just a bit... You can't say for sure in this game!

London Irish 15-21 Wasps

Great tackle from Topsy Ojo to stop Frank Halai out on the left after Wasps snaffled possession.

Wasps have a penalty to come after Jimmy Gopperth's chip kick to the right comes to nothing.

London Irish 15-21 Wasps

London Irish force an error from Thomas Young, one that won't have pleased his old man up in the stands.

Scrum goes Exiles way. It's been a real tussle at that set-piece tonight.

London Irish 15-21 Wasps

Replacement scrum-half Dan Robson pokes a great kick in behind the London Irish defence to turn them round and gain ground.

Smart play, game management from the ex-Gloucester playmaker.

Missed penalty (Daly)

London Irish 15-21 Wasps

Not a great effort from Elliot Daly. Not quite enough to take the gloss off his overall performance but one to forget from the tee.

London Irish 15-21 Wasps

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Collapsed scrum sees Ben Franks wearily get back to his feet. Penalty goes Wasps way and Elliot Daly fancies it from just inside the opposition half.

London Irish 15-21 Wasps

I'm a big fan of the league code, where crooked feeds are an accepted part of the game.

Some of these feeds don't look entirely straight. I get all the 'channel' chat but still...

I digress.

London Irish 15-21 Wasps

Jimmy Gopperth almost poked his nose through for Wasps and his offload to James Gaskell just doesn't quite work

Exit kick charged down but ball bounces into touch and we've a raft of changes for both teams before the Exiles scrum.

London Irish 15-21 Wasps

Hour gone and we're still very much in a game here.

Wasps look really good in full flight, lots of runners and depth but conversely, London Irish are tenacious in defence and rapid in linespeed.

Try (Williams, con Noakes)

London Irish 15-21 Wasps

Johnny Williams
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How quickly a game can change.

Wasps looked like they had this game by the scruff of the neck but London Irish work the shortside brilliantly.

Ball dinked down the line by Aesali Tikoirotuma, and Johnny Williams was Johnny on the Spot to touch the ball down over the line.

No problem for Chris Noakes and we've got a game again.

Penalty (Gopperth)

London Irish 8-21 Wasps

No mistake from Jimmy Gopperth for Wasps.

The former Newcastle and Leinster man nails his kick. 13-point ballgame now.

London Irish 8-18 Wasps

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Wasps have sent on twice Premiership Golden Boot winner Jimmy Gopperth, perhaps to give them an edge from the tee.

Nathan Hughes has hands on his knees as he gulps in the air around him, he's been an energy ball.

Try (Daly, con Jackson)

London Irish 8-18 Wasps

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Quicksilver outside back Elliot Daly hits a screamer of a line to meet a Ben Jacobs at the line pass to score.

Jackson splits the uprights to add the extra points.

England hopeful Daly looks sharp.

50mins - Elliot Daly crosses for his sides second try cutting a great line off Ben Jacobs 8-18

London Irish 8-11 Wasps

Topsy Ojo whacks a kick out on the full, and Wasps march them back into the middle of the park.

Wasps move it quickly though and they're into midfield and closing on the 22.

Missed penalty (Noakes)

London Irish 8-11 Wasps

Chris Noakes screws his kick wide of the mark and it's not been a good day so far for the kickers.

Conditions? Nerves? Who knows? It's adding to the intensity though.

London Irish 8-11 Wasps

Penalty goes Irish way, scrum infringement by Jake Cooper-Woolley.

Exiles will kick for goal.

London Irish 8-11 Wasps

The tension perhaps getting to Wasps there, even All Black class act Charles Piutau dropping the ball to give Irish a scrum in midfield.

Missed penalty (Jackson)

London Irish 8-11 Wasps

Ruaridh Jackson fails to convert from the tee, and the tension remains, as does the three-point deficit.

London Irish 8-11 Wasps

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Blair Cowan intervenes to stop Nathan Hughes and James Haskell linking.

Penalty with the Exiles man offside.

London Irish 8-11 Wasps

Wasps win the ball from the line-out and move it out to the left but Charles Piutau's kick is mopped up by Topsy Ojo.

Irish getting lots of the ball in their own end of the field. Bit scrappy so far. Very early on naturally.

London Irish 8-11 Wasps

Penalty goes Wasps way at the first ruck of the half.

Line-out snared and Joe Simpson's box kick is lifted downfield.

Kick-off

London Irish 8-11 Wasps

We're back under way at Twickenham, Chris Noakes sends the ball soaring into the night sky and Wasps have it.

Second half is now underway! A tight fought contest so far... #LDH2015

Second half is now underway! A tight fought contest so far... #LDH2015

HT: London Irish 8-11 Wasps

Wasps are taking nothing for granted...

Irish looking dangerous ball in hand. Taking ball at pace & cutting some great lines. A huge 40 mins ahead with every point so important!

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HT: London Irish 8-11 Wasps

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