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Live Reporting

Rob Stevens and Emma Thurston

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye

    That's it from us this evening - thanks for joining us.

    We'll be back tomorrow for live text commentary on Sunday's three Premiership games.

    Here's what's in store:

    • Exeter v Wasps (13:00 BST)
    • London Irish v Harlequins (15:00 BST)
    • Saracens v Newcastle (15:15 BST)

    Until then, goodbye.

  2. Recap

    Northampton 15-14 Bath

    Mikey Haysood

    Northampton moved up to fifth in the Premiership table thanks to a second-half comeback against Bath.

    Saints dominated possession and territory in the first half but trailed 14-0 at the break through two converted tries from winger Jeff Williams.

    After Bath's Chris Cook was sin-binned, Teimana Harrison touched down in the corner and a penalty from Stephen Myler reduced the arrears.

    Mikey Haywood powered over late on and Myler converted to seal victory.

    Read more here.

  3. Recap

    Leicester 31-17 Worcester


    Leicester secured their place in the Premiership semi-finals for the 12th successive year with a bonus-point win over Worcester.

    The hosts led 21-17 at the break with tries from Vereniki Goneva, Opeti Fonua and Telusa Veainu.

    Bryce Heem and Andy Symons went over to keep Worcester in touch but as the weather worsened Leicester's pack gained the ascendency.

    Will Evans secured the bonus point for Tigers and booked their play-off spot.

    You can read the full report here.

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    That was a fairly tense end to the game at Northampton.

    While we catch out breath, have you ever fancied getting into journalism or sports reporting yourself?

    Well, this could be your chance to take the first steps on that road at the BBC.

    The BBC Kick Off Trainee Sports Reporter scheme is open for applications for 2016.

    You can read more about it and apply here.

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  5. FT: Northampton 15-14 Bath

    Quote Message: What a way to finish the game. It was hard-fought. The fans are our 16th man on the field and Franklin's Gardens is an amazing place to play from Teimana Harrison Northampton forward on BT Sport
    Teimana HarrisonNorthampton forward on BT Sport
  6. FT: Northampton 15-14 Bath

    Saints left it late there but managed to secure a crucial win, which moves them up to fifth in the Premiership table.

    Northampton face Gloucester next weekend at Kingsholm and their destiny is still in their own hands.

  7. Full-time

    Northampton 15-14 Bath

    The clock goes red, the ball is worked back to Northampton fly-half Stephen Myler and he dabs into touch.

    A great comeback from the hosts to overcome a dogged Bath side.

    The Champions Cup dream is still alive for Saints.

  8. Northampton 15-14 Bath

    But Bath see the line out stolen after Victor Matfield gets a big paw to the ball!

    Less than a mintue to go, surely there is no way back for the visitors?

  9. Northampton 15-14 Bath

    Northampton are eating up the clock in the Bath half, with replacement scrum-half Kahn Fotuali'i controlling the ball and marshalling his troops.

    But Bath steal after another handling error with just 90 seconds to go and set-up a line-out on half-way.

  10. Northampton 15-14 Bath

    Bath had held out for so long and defended well for most of the game.

    Do they have anything left in the tank to provide a sting at the death?

  11. Try (Haywood, con Myler)

    Northampton 15-14 Bath

    Mikey Haywood

    But there's no denying this one!

    From the resulting line-out Northampton show patience to set up the rolling maul and eventually Mikey Haywood breaks off and bundles over.

    Stephen Myler adds the extras from the tee to give Saints the lead for the first time this afternoon.

    Five minutes remain at Franklin's Gardens.

    Quote Message: I have not seen a game like this for a long time. The team that has the possession has been the one that has let the tries in. from Kane Palma-Newport Bath prop on BBC Radio Bristol
    Kane Palma-NewportBath prop on BBC Radio Bristol
  12. Northampton 8-14 Bath

    Wayne Barnes has another long hard look at the replays with Northampton claiming another try.

    Tom Wood powers over the line from two metres out but is held up by Will Homer and Francois Louw.

    However Luther Burrell comes in and the bodies roll over once again - but Barnes decides not to award the try.

    Great defence from Bath again - but they've conceded another penalty.

  13. Northampton 8-14 Bath

    Northampton come again and go close to a second try out on the left flank.

    But Bath prop Nick Auterac puts in a big hit on Tiemana Harrison which was high, and stops the number eight in in tracks.

    Referee Wayne Barnes decides not to go to the TMO, and just awards a penalty.

  14. Missed penalty (Ford)

    Northampton 8-14 Bath

    George Ford hasn't been on for long and decides to have a pop at goal from the latest penalty

    The England international is five metres in from the left flank on the 10-metre line.

    The wind at Franklin's Gardens means Matt Banahan has to lie down and hold the ball on the tee.

    Ford's kick doesn't quite have the legs and drops just short. IT was a good effort, from a tricky position.

    There are 10 minutes left.

  15. Full-time

    Leicester 31-17 Worcester

    As the full time whistle blows Leicester secure a Premiership semi-final place for the twelfth successive season. 

    Will Evans' first Premiership try added the bonus-point and their solid defensive work ensured that Worcester didn't add to their own tally after the break. 

  16. Northampton 8-14 Bath

    And Willimas is denied a hat-trick by the bounce of the ball!

    Francois Louw turns the ball over, Tom Homer puts in a great break and then George Ford chips towards the corner.

    But Williams, in space, sees the ball bobble across him and into touch. Bath could have seized control of the scoreboard there.

  17. Northampton 8-14 Bath

    Bath have their own spell on the attack and Jeff Williams goes in search of a third try after receiveing a low pass from George Ford, who's on as a replacement.

    But Saitns steal the ball well at the break down and clear up to their 10-metre line.

  18. Penalty (Myler)

    Northampton 8-14 Bath

    This time Stephen Myler opts to kick for goal from in front of the post.

    His attempt wobbles a bit but does bisect the posts.

    Saints back to within a converted score with 18 minutes to go.

  19. Northampton 5-14 Bath

    George North

    Bath show more great and committed defence to thwart another wave of Northampton attacks.

    The Saints go through the phases and pound away at the Bath line but the visitors turn the ball over.

    However Will Homer's clearing kick is a poor one and Saints get another penalty...

  20. Try (Harrison, con missed Myler)

    Northampton 5-14 Bath

    Teimana Harrison has the ball down for Saints and they finally have their breakthrough.

    Bath looked like they might survive conceding while down to 14 men but Saints do the damage from a line-out five metres out.

    Harrison eventually gets hold of the ball and finishes well, holding off Matt Banahan.

    Stephen Myler misses the conversion from out wide.

    Just over 22 minutes left at Franklin's Gardens.