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Live Reporting

Phil Shepka and Phil Cartwright

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  1. Goodbye

    That's just about it from us today, on what could prove to be a pivotal day at both ends of the Premiership.

    We're back tomorrow from 14:30 BST to see if Bristol can do the unthinkable - beat leaders Wasps to preserve their Premiership status.

    There's also coverage of Northampton's game with champions Saracens.

    In the meantime, catch up with today's three Premiership games in the rugby union section of the BBC Sport website.

    Thanks for your company.

  2. How it stands

    Premiership table

    So this is how the Premiership looks after today's results...

    Leicester have opened up a four-point gap between themselves and fifth-placed Bath.

    Gloucester are within one point of the top six, while Sale remain 10th in the table.

    At the bottom, Worcester's win leaves Bristol 12 points adrift at the foot of the Premiership and they will be relegated if they lose to Wasps on Sunday.

  3. Full-time

    Leicester 30-3 Newcastle

    All over at Welford Road. Huge result for Leicester, made all the more important because of Bath's slip up at Worcester.

    Could this be the defining moment in the battle for the top four?

  4. Full-time

    Worcester 25-19 Bath

    All over at Sixways!

    Worcester take a giant step closer to Premiership survival.

    With Leicester beating Newcastle handsomely, Bath's hopes of the top four have been severely dented.

  5. Full-time

    Gloucester 39-30 Sale

    With the last kick of the game, Billy Burns slots a penalty through the posts.

    Sale, having done so well today, only come away with one point.

  6. Penalty (Ford)

    Worcester 25-19 Bath

    George Ford

    George Ford kicks a fourth penalty for Bath, who reduce their deficit to six points.

    Some hope with two minutes to play?

  7. Post update

    Leicester 30-3 Newcastle

    Game put to bed.

    Ben Youngs breaks through a tackle on the right-hand side and runs in from around 30 metres to give Leicester the bonus point after evading another Newcastle defender's efforts on the line. 

    Meanwhile, Sale's AJ MacGinty has just scored a penalty to make it Gloucester 36 Sharks 30.

  8. Post update

    Gloucester 36-27 Sale

    What a wonderful, wonderful move from Gloucester to potentially win this match. Tom Marshall shows a blistering turn of speed, lays off to Ben Vellacott and the Billy Twelvetress does the rest.

    Excellent conversion from Billy Burns adds the extra two.

  9. Post update

    Worcester 25-16 Bath

    Worcester are almost home and hosed!

    The win that will take them to the brink of Premiership safety is almost secure, courtesy of a try scored by former Bath lock Will Spencer.

    Ryan Mills kicks the conversion to establish a nine-point lead.

  10. Try (Ben Youngs)

    Leicester 30-3 Newcastle

    Ben Youngs
  11. Try (Spencer)

    Worcester 23-16 Bath

  12. Try (Twelvetrees)

    Gloucester 34-27 Sale

  13. Post update

    Leicester 25-3 Newcastle

    Finally we have a bit of play and Newcastle manage to scramble it clear. They don't want to go out with a whimper it seems.

  14. Post update

    Leicester 25-3 Newcastle

    Scrum after scrum after scrum after scrum. It's like Groundhog Day at Welford Road as Leicester keep turning the proverbial screw against Newcastle.

    They can't get out of the succession of scrums though at the moment. Yellow card coming for Newcastle?

  15. Post update

    Worcester 18-16 Bath

    Worcester celebrate

    These were the scenes after Wynand Olivier's second-half try that put Worcester in front.

    A win will leave bottom club Bristol an almost impossible task to stay in the Premiership.

  16. Try (Marshall)

    Gloucester 29-27 Sale

    Gloucester are pushing and pushing and pushing, and potential Ben Morgan try is sent up to the TMO, however it's not given.

    But pretty much immediately after Tom Marshall crosses for his second of the game following superb hands from Billy Burns and lovely passing overall for the Cherry and Whites.

    Burns adds the extras. Gloucester back in front.

  17. Penalty (Ford)

    Worcester 18-16 Bath

    Bath are back to within two points at Sixways with 13 minutes to play. George Ford kicks his third penalty of the afternoon.

    With Leicester winning easily against Newcastle, a victory is critical for Bath's top-four hopes.

  18. Penalty (MacGinty)

    Gloucester 22-27 Sale

    Eddie Jones

    England coach Eddie Jones is watching an eventful game at Kingsholm, where Sale are still just ahead against Gloucester with about 15 minutes to play.

    AJ MacGinty has added another penalty and the Sharks lead by five points, but they've lost Ross Harrison to the sin bin for 10 minutes.

  19. Post update

    Leicester 25-3 Newcastle

    It's an easy conversion for Freddie Burns.

    And, after all the handbags, the referee gives a lesser-spotted penalty restart to Newcastle. Anyone know the last time that happened in the Premiership?

  20. Post update

    Worcester 18-13 Bath

    Worcester almost have a third try! But Taulupe Faletau saves the day for Bath, racing back to beat Chris Pennell to a kick through and touch down ahead of the Warriors' full-back.