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Live Reporting

Phil Shepka, Nathan Middleton and Louise Gwilliam

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye

    Thanks for your company this afternoon. 

    BBC One, Radio 5 Live and the online text service of Scotland against England is available now.

    We'll be back with you tomorrow lunchtime for Exeter against Saracens as well as London Irish taking on Worcester.

    Enjoy your Saturday night.

  2. Recap

    FT: Harlequins 23-27 Northampton

    Ben Foden

    What a dramatic afternoon in the capital. Harlequins looked on course to maintain their unbeaten home record in all competitions, but Ben Foden's last-gasp try stole a much needed victory for Northampton.

    The first 40 minutes was a spectacle of running rugby which coughed up four tries, whilst the second descended into a battle from the kicking tee as the wind howled around The Stoop.With the clock on red, Quins simply had to clear their lines, but Ben Foden's acrobatics kept the ball in play and he finished off the move as his side move up to sixth in the Premiership table.

  3. Premiership table

    Sale moved up to seventh with that win, while Leicester remain third, missing the chance to close the gap on the top two in Exeter and Saracens who play tomorrow.

    Wasps are up to fifth and Northampton sixth. If you want to see the full Premiership table it's here.

  4. Recap

    FT: Wasps 9-8 Newcastle

    Wasps v Newcastle

    Wasps and Newcastle at the Ricoh Arena won't live too long in the memory, with the windy conditions causing problems for both sides.

    In the end, it was a tale of two players against their former clubs. Jimmy Gopperth scored all of Wasps' points from the tee in their 9-8 win, while Andy Goode - back at his old stomping ground for the first time - missed two penalties and a conversion attempt.

    The victory was Wasps' third in succession and they move up to fifth in the Premiership, while Newcastle stay 11th.

  5. Full-time

    Leicester 3-10 Sale

    Sale inflict a first Premiership loss to Leicester since London Irish won at Welford Road in 2014.

    It might not have been pretty but they keep their unbeaten start to 2016 up as well as securing a first away win in the league.

    The Tigers seemed to run out of ideas trying to break down the Sharks in the second-half.

  6. Leicester 3-10 Sale

    TJ Ioane

    The Sharks are yet to win away in the Premiership this season. The Tigers are yet to lose at home in the league this term.

    In two minutes, that could be about to change.

  7. Leicester 3-10 Sale

    One or two Leicester fans beginning to leave their seats.

    They've not had much to shout about throughout this game, barely getting near the Sale try-line. 

    Another Danny Cipriani kick up field relieves more pressure - four minutes to go.

  8. Leicester 3-10 Sale

    The hosts get a line-out deep inside the Sale 22, but they are unable to keep hold of the ball and the Sharks have the scrum.

    It's been a match littered with mistakes so far and I'm sure there are one or two more left. 

    We've had two dramatic finishes already today in the Premiership, are we set for another?!

  9. Leicester 3-10 Sale

    Leicester City

    The Tigers will be bringing the mood down for the city of Leicester at the moment. 

    Fans of the East Midlands' city's football club will be enjoying their afternoon, I'm sure, after winning their top-of-the-table clash at Manchester City 3-1 to sit six points clear at the top of the Premier League.

    On the pitch, Leicester with lots of ball in the Sale half at the moment - 10 minutes to go.

  10. Six Nations

    Scotland v England (16:50 GMT)

    Eddie Jones

    After France overcame Italy 23-21 in the opening game of the Six Nations, we're just about ready to get things going at Murrayfield as Eddie Jones' England era begins.

    We'll be bringing you updates of the score while focusing on matters at Welford Road, but if you would like to follow the game in full you can here or on BBC One.

  11. Try (Beaumont, con Cipriani)

    Leicester 3-10 Sale

    Well, Sale opt for touch and they are rewarded. 

    It takes two line outs for the Sharks to crash over. They win a penalty from the first one but go to touch again and Josh Beaumont is the man who touches down from the driving maul.

    Danny Cipriani finally lands another kick and the Sharks have a healthy advantage given the conditions.

  12. Leicester 3-3 Sale

    Sale get another penalty... but this time Danny Cipriani hoofs it towards touch.

    It's an excellent kick to five metres out and the Sharks will have an attacking line-out to try to work the first score of the second half.

  13. Missed penalty (Cipriani)

    Leicester 3-3 Sale

    Danny Cipriani

    Things going from bad to worse for Danny Cipriani from the tee.

    He misses a fifth kick from six from around 30 metres out and that's now 15 potential points he has not managed to score for Sale.

    Leicester change things around in their pack with two replacements - Tom Croft and Greg Bateman on for Jordan Crane and Leonardo Ghiraldini.

  14. Six Nations update

    FT: France 23-21 Italy

    France scrape through in the Six Nations opener. 

    Italy captain Sergio Parisse, a try scorer earlier, went for a drop goal to try to win the game when the clock was red but it drifts wide.

    Les Bleus are up and running.

    France v Italy.
  15. Six Nations update

    France 23-21 Italy

    Jules Plisson has taken over kicking duties and has nudged France ahead but the blue shirts of Italy will not go away, with Kelly Haimona's penalty meaning a score puts them back in front. Five minutes to go.

    You can follow the action here.

  16. Missed penalty (Burns)

    Leicester 3-3 Sale

    Danny Cipriani struggled with kicks with the wind in the first half, but this is a good effort from Freddie Burns who strikes the upright.

    The score remains the same and we're up to six missed kicks in all so far this afternoon.

    Freddie Burns
  17. Kick-off

    Leicester 3-3 Sale

    Mathew Tait leads Leicester to out to probably the biggest roar from the crowd for some time.

    Not much running rugby on show with no fluidity from either side so far. 

    Freddie Burns gets us going again.

  18. Full-time

    Harlequins 23-27 Northampton

    What an end to the game. After an electric first half which delivered four tries, the second 40 became an exchange of penalties. Harlequins looked to have won it by three, but they threw it away in the dying seconds. With the clock in red, Quins just needed to kick the ball into the stands, but they missed touch and the Saints punished their mistake. Brilliant acrobatics from Ben Foden kept the ball in play, and the full-back threw the dummy later on in the move to hand his side victory at The Stoop. A brilliant encounter in the capital.

  19. Try (Foden, con Hanrahan)

    Harlequins 23-27 Northampton

    Northampton steal it at the death! Harlequins with the chance to kick the ball out for the win, but they miss touch and Ben Foden scores a fantastic try to secure a bonus point win for Saints.

  20. Full-time

    Wasps 9-8 Newcastle

    Newcastle do everything right, they set themselves up near Wasps' 22 with Andy Goode in the pocket after numerous phases.

    But the ball comes loose, Micky Young passes it to Giovanbattista Venditti, who knocks forward and Wasps get the ball dead to win it.

    Quite an end to a match which struggled to come alive at times.