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Summary

  1. FT: Sale 36-26 Worcester; Newcastle 16-14 Gloucester
  2. Joel Hodgson converts penalty with last kick to win game for Falcons
  3. Sam James scores two tries in Sale win over Worcester
  4. Worcester also pick up bonus point for four tries

Live Reporting

By Andrew Aloia

All times stated are UK

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  1. Adios

    FT: Newcastle 16-14 Gloucester; Sale 36-26 Worcester.

    So Friday night under lights draws to a close... but let's face it, the weekend's Premiership party hasn't even started yet!

    Join us again tomorrow for a London blockbuster as Saracens and Harlequins do battle at Wembley Stadium. Very fancy of them!

    The day of rugby revelry in the capital starts with Bath taking on Leicester at Twickenham (14:00 BST) - the home of English rugby, but not the home of either of these two sides. Still, big crowds expected.

    Oh, and wedged in between the early and late London kick-offs is bottom side Bristol's trip to Sandy Park to face high-flying Exeter.

    Like I said, tons to look forward to.

    Until then, good night.

  2. As it stands...

    FT: Newcastle 16-14 Gloucester; Sale 36-26 Worcester.

    Right, now a look a the table.

    Crucially, at the foot of the ladder Worcester are now 10 points clear of bottom side Bristol after collecting a bonus point at Sale.

    Premiership safety is looking increasingly likely for Worcester now.

    Newcastle remain ninth, despite overcoming Gloucester in dramatic circumstances at Kingston Park. However, they are now just a point adrift of the Cherry and Whites.

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  3. 'We have to be hard on ourselves'

    FT: Sale 36-26 Worcester

    Worcester Warriors boss Gary Gold told BT Sport:  "I'm very disappointed that we didn't come away with more.

    "We only have ourselves to blame. Our errors led to at least three of their tries.

    "We have to be really hard on ourselves and understand that if you make mistakes, sides will score tries against you.

    "We don't play rugby for bonus points, but it makes it little easier to a take point away."

    Sale v Worcester
  4. 'A full 80-minute performance'

    FT: Sale 36-26 Worcester

    Sale's two-try scorer Sam James told BT Sport: "It was massively pleasing. Having had a couple of weeks break really ramped us up for the performance.

    "Credit to the boys, it was a full 80-minute performance, with tries at the end pulling us through."

  5. Post update

    After catching our breath for a moment or two, let's get some reaction from Sale's victory over Worcester at the AJ Bell Stadium.

  6. Full-time

    Newcastle 16-14 Gloucester

    What a finish at Kingston Park!

  7. Penalty (Hodgson)

    Newcastle 16-14 Gloucester

    That's it! Newcastle have won this game at the death thanks to the boot of Joel Hodgson, who makes no mistake.

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  8. Penalty to Newcastle

    Newcastle 13-14 Gloucester

    It's all gone wrong for Gloucester. Their scrum goes backwards and is turned.

    Referee Luke Pearce awards Newcastle a penalty and Joel Hodgson will have a kick to win the game.

  9. Post update

    Newcastle 13-14 Gloucester

    Gloucester will get the put-in at the scrum with only seconds to play. Surely they can hold on now?

  10. Post update

    Newcastle 13-14 Gloucester

    Into the final minute at Kingston Park with Newcastle back on their own 10m line.

    Can Gloucester's defence hold firm?

  11. Post update

    Newcastle 13-14 Gloucester

    A big chance for Newcastle goes begging!

    Vereniki Goneva sets the Falcons on the attack but with the Gloucester defence stretched Sinoti Sinoti throws a pass into touch.

  12. Sin-bin (Evans)

    Newcastle 13-14 Gloucester

    If Gloucester are going to hold on, they're going to have to do it with 14 men.

    Lloyd Evans chips and chases and jumps with Joel Hodgson but is penalised for a high tackle and referee Luke Pearce pulls out the yellow card.

    BBC Radio Gloucestershire's Andrew Pugh believes it was a harsh decision.

  13. No try

    Newcastle 13-14 Gloucester

    Tom Denton forces his way over the line for Gloucester following a close-range scrum and thinks he's scored.

    But the referee goes to the TMO, with replays showing that Denton spilled the ball and then reclaimed it before Tom Marshall finally dotted down. But it was a knock-on so no try.

  14. Full-time

    Sale 36-26 Worcester

    That Biyi Alo score at the end is enough earn a try-scoring bonus point.

    Something is better than nothing. Is that the point to confirm Worcester's Premiership status for another season.

    Bristol really have it all to do to stay up.

  15. Penalty (Hodgson)

    Newcastle 13-14 Gloucester

    Suddenly there is only one point in it as Gloucester are penalised and Joel Hodgson kicks a straightforward penalty.

    Fourteen minutes to play.

  16. Try (Alo)

    Sale 36-26 Worcester

    There was a crush of bodies over the line for Worcester Warriors.

    Biyi Alo was the man in possession, and there is no reason not to give the try.

  17. Post update

    Newcastle 10-14 Gloucester

    Marcus Watson sets Newcastle off on a break as they look to get their noses back in front but his attempted offload to Juan Pablo Socino is scrappy and the chance is gone.

  18. Try review

    Sale 36-21 Worcester

  19. Sin-bin (Phillips)

    Sale 36-21 Worcester

    Well, that didn't last long as Mike Phillips finishes the night in the sin-bin for Sale Sharks.

    Worcester pushing for a try now to claim a four-try bonus point.

  20. Post update

    Sale 36-21 Worcester

    And Sale are back to full strength as Denny Solomona returns to the field as the sin-binning is served. 

    Prop Halani 'Aulika remains on the bench after being yellow carded in the first place.