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Summary

  1. FT: Wasps 27-41 Exeter - Chiefs run in six tries as Waldrom scores hat-trick
  2. FT: Harlequins 38-7 London Irish - England head coach Eddie Jones in the crowd
  3. FT: Worcester 20-29 Leicester - Donncha O'Callagahan sent off for Worcester
  4. FT: Bath 11-13 Northampton - Late JJ Hanrahan penalty seals win

Live Reporting

By Adam Williams, Rob Stevens and Louise Gwilliam

All times stated are UK

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  1. Lights out for now

    And that brings the curtain down on Saturday's Premiership action.

    No shortage of talking points or tries despite the windy conditions across the country.

    Don't forget - there's more Premiership action to come on Sunday as Saracens will look to reclaim top spot against Newcastle at Kingston Park.

    Join us from 14:45 GMT for all the build-up. 

  2. Full-time reaction

    Wasps 27-41 Exeter

    Wasps director of rugby Dai Young on BT Sport: "You've got to take your hat off to Exeter.

    "They were really solid today in everything they did. They muscled-up up front and did a job on us.

    "What this game does is that when people start talking about you and saying nice things, it brings you down to earth.

    "We have to take it on the chin and dust ourselves off."

  3. How they stand

    Confirmation then of the Chiefs' rise to the Premiership summit....

    Premiership table
  4. Full-time reaction

    Wasps 27-41 Exeter

    Exeter man-of-the-match Mitch Lees on BT Sport: "I thought our whole pack stood up today. We took it to them in the early minutes.

    "We wanted to show that intent in the game and I thought we really did that today.

    "Our scrum and our maul were really powerful. We've got great ambition at the club to really press on from where we were last year.

    "The aim is to reach the top four."

  5. FT: Wasps 27-41 Exeter

    Exeter are top of the table after that win. Well-deserved too.

    Wasps slip to sixth after Northampton's earlier win.

  6. Full-time

    Wasps 27-41 Exeter

    That's it. Wasps run out of room and the ball flies into touch.

    Great display from Exeter to score six tries away from home and a hat-trick to number eight Thomas Waldrom.

  7. Wasps 27-41 Exeter

    Last rights now as Wasps look to run it from their own try line to claim the bonus points for a fourth try and for being within seven points.

  8. Wasps 27-41 Exeter

    More punishment for Wasps as Greg Garner rules they took out the men in the air from the line-out.

    Chiefs up to Wasps' five-metre line once again.

  9. Wasps 27-41 Exeter

    Scrum to Exeter in their own half and it leads to a penalty allowing them to clear their lines once more.

    Wasps looking forlorn once again.

  10. Wasps 27-41 Exeter

    Henry Slade is on crutches on the touchline as he takes his seat on the Exeter bench.

    Some encouraging signs that he's stayed in the ground at least after that nasty looking knee injury.

  11. Wasps 27-41 Exeter

    Had to do a bit of checking there as I thought I'd somehow missed a try among all this great running rugby.

    Nine tries in total in this one so far - six for the visitors.

    Five minutes remaining.

  12. Try (Low, con Steenson))

    Wasps 27-41 Exeter

    It wasn't quite the rolling maul once more, but it was a great display of patience and confidence for Exeter for their sixth try.

    Moray Low is the man who gets it over after it was moved across to the right through half a dozen phases.

    Another conversion added by Steenson. Game over?

  13. Wasps 27-34 Exeter

    Gareth Steenson kicks for the corner.

    Another catch-and-drive coming?

  14. Wasps 27-34 Exeter

    Penalty to Exeter as Wasps don't roll away on their own 10-metre line.

    Wasps look pretty aggrieved by that but that's what Greg Garner's seen.

  15. Wasps 27-34 Exeter

    Elvis Taione fumbles as he tries to squeeze out the back of a scrum.

    He fumbles and Wasps clear, but not too far and Exeter will eat up some more time with more phases.

  16. Wasps 27-34 Exeter

    The television commentators are saying they've decided not to show some of the close-up replays of the Henry Slade injury.

    Sounds concerning.

    Play is back under way and Wasps are back down in their own 22 where they don't want to be.

    Henry Slade
  17. Wasps 27-34 Exeter

    Treatment continues for an anguished-looking Slade.

    Rob Baxter is also looking concerned with his head in his hands.

  18. Wasps 27-34 Exeter

    This doesn't look good for England man Slade.

    Olly Woodburn is on to replace him and the Exeter centre is being looked at by the physios with a stretcher not that far away.

  19. Wasps 27-34 Exeter

    Henry Slade is clutching his knee as Nathan Hughes is inches away from getting through under Exeter's posts.

    But, the replacement Wasps lock is punished for holding on their as Mitch Lees made the try-saving tackle.

  20. Wasps 27-34 Exeter

    That man on the PA at the Ricoh - what is he shouting in a bid to stir up the crowd?

    Sounds like "Oggie, Oggie, Oggie" - but it's just noise to me.

    Wasps clear their lines after an infringement by Exeter on their 10-metre line.

  21. Wasps 27-34 Exeter

    Rob Baxter will like the look of that scrum though from Exeter. They force Elliot Daly to kick clear from his own dead ball line.

    Pressure continues to be piled on here by the Chiefs.

  22. Wasps 27-34 Exeter

    Quote Message: I'm really pleased with a lot of what we've done but we've given away a couple of soft tries in this half. Our forwards are doing good stuff and there are more points out there. The wind is swirling at both ends. from Rob Baxter Exeter director of rugby
    Rob BaxterExeter director of rugby
  23. Wasps 27-34 Exeter

    More attacking endeavour from Exeter as they go again for the Wasps try line.

    But, they're let down as Gareth Steenson can't cling on to a snap pass from 15 metres out.

    Ironic cheers from the home crowd.

  24. Wasps 27-34 Exeter

    Fantastic advert for attacking, running rugby this and on a night where the wind is blowing at full pelt.

    Great news is there's still 20 minutes left!

  25. Try (Waldrom, con Steenson)

    Wasps 27-34 Exeter

    They say you can't script sport, but not tonight.

    Exeter once again go with the catch-and-drive and once again Thomas Waldrom scores the try as it's driven over.

    His hat-trick is complete and so is Steenson's conversion to re-establish an Exeter lead.

  26. Wasps 27-27 Exeter

    Here comes the Chiefs' trademark catch-and-drive from the first half.

    Thomas Waldron and Julian Salvi get held up trying to go over but it's back for a penalty to Exeter after a Wasps player came in at the side.

  27. Wasps 27-27 Exeter

    Changes aplenty from both sides as we approach the hour mark.

    How will Exeter respond to this great comeback from Wasps?

  28. Try (Cittadini, con Gopperth)

    Wasps 27-27 Exeter

    Lorenzo Cittadini gets over from short-range but that try to level things up was all down to a burst through from halfway by Sam Jones.

    Gopperth kicks the simple conversion and all of a sudden it's all square.

    In all the excitement Wasps have lost track of time...

  29. Wasps 20-27 Exeter

    Bit of a contentious moment here as Greg Garner consults with the television match official.

    Jack Nowell competes with Frank Halai in the air, but the ball's gone into touch from the cross kick.

    Line-out awarded to Exeter despite Nowell making contact with Halai off his feet.

  30. Wasps 20-27 Exeter

    Tom Johnson fails to release in the tackle for Exeter and Jimmy Gopperth can clear up to the Chiefs' 10-metre line.

    Home crowd being whipped up by the over-enthusiastic man on the PA.

  31. Wasps 20-27 Exeter

    Dai Young takes a long sip of whatever's in his cup after that Johnson try. Imagine he might have shouted himself a bit horse with his half-time team talk.

    Exeter settle themselves and work through some phases.

  32. Try (Johnson, con Gopperth)

    Wasps 20-27 Exeter

    Great start to the second half for Wasps.

    A burst by both Ben Jacobs and Charles Piutau before Ashley Johnson gets over the line for the try by the posts.

    Jimmy Gopperth converts. Game on.

    Ashley Johnson
  33. Wasps 13-27 Exeter

    Wind continues to swirl around, maybe not as much as in the first-half.

    Henry Slade overkicks one though out beyond the dead ball line and now Exeter have to defend on their own 10-metre line.

  34. Kick-off

    Wasps 13-27 Exeter

    And we're off again.

    Can Wasps claw this one back?

    Wasps players
  35. HT: Wasps 13-27 Exeter

    So that brings you up to date as the teams come back out for the second half at the Ricoh.

  36. Hat-trick man Visser punishes Irish

    Harlequins 38-7 London Irish

    Tim Visser scored a hat-trick of tries as Harlequins put in a dominant display against winless London Irish.

    Visser's third of the afternoon sealed a bonus point and a third home win in three Premiership matches for Quins.

    Captain Danny Care and replacement Jack Clifford were on hand to add the hosts' other tries as fly-half Nick Evans kicked 11 points.

    Front row replacement Halani Aulika scored a late consolation try for bottom of the table Irish.

  37. Tigers show Warrior spirit

    Worcester 20-29 Leicester

    Leicester overcame 14-man Worcester in an extraordinary encounter at Sixways.

    Warriors took a 17-0 lead through a Tom Heathcote penalty and converted tries from Wynand Olivier and Matt Cox.

    But Graham Kitchener replied for Tigers with Donncha O'Callaghan in the sin-bin, before the Worcester lock was red carded minutes into the second half.

    Home duo Gareth Milasinovich and Matt Cox were also sin-binned as Tigers capitalised through Telusa Veainu, a penalty try and Lachlan McCaffrey.

  38. Saints edge it at The Rec

    Bath 11-13 Northampton

    JJ Hanrahan's late penalty saw Northampton earn a narrow win at Bath after an error-strewn, scrappy game.

    The Saints led 3-0 after the break through a Hanrahan penalty, with Bath's scrum punished several times during a disappointing first period.

    George Ford levelled with a penalty before his pass was intercepted by Luther Burrell for the game's only try.

    Another Ford penalty and a fine Semesa Rokoduguni try put Bath ahead but Hanrahan's 73rd-minute penalty won it.

  39. A quick reminder....

    While we digest that five-try beast of a first half at the Ricoh Arena, a quick reminder of how the day's other games went....

  40. HT: Wasps 13-27 Exeter

    Well, what a first half that was?

    So much going on at one point, my screen froze completely as Frank Halai dived down on the ball.

    Many thanks to Rob Stevens for stepping in there for the closing stages and keeping you right up to date.

  41. Try (Halai, con Gopperth)

    Wasps 13-27 Exeter

    Wasps strike back just before the half-time break.

    George Smith picks up from an attacking scrum and sends a grubber kick through the Exeter defence.

    Jack Nowell can't gather it under pressure and Frank Halai picks up the pieces to score in the corner.

    Wasps needed that and Jimmy Gopperth converts to end the half on a high.

    That's the last action of the first half. Exeter have been very impressive.

  42. Wasps 6-27 Exeter

    Wasps look absolutely shell-shocked here.

    Jimmy Gopperth does give them a slight breather with a booming kick right onto Exeter's try line, but it back at them again by some great counter-kicking.

  43. Try (Waldrom, Steenson missed con)

    Wasps 6-27 Exeter

    Amazing. A third catch-and-drive from Jack Yeandle's line-out.

    Chiefs get that huge truck and trailer rolling again and Thomas Waldrom is over for his second try and Exeter's fourth.

    Steenson unable to add the extras this time.

  44. Wasps 6-22 Exeter

    Exeter going for the bonus point before half-time here as the penalty gets kicked for the corner once more.

    Here comes the drive....

  45. Wasps 6-22 Exeter

    More problems for Wasps as Charles Piutau and Elliot Daly have a communication breakdown.

    Piutau tries to pop it up for Daly but the centre fumbles it out of touch for a Chiefs line-out.

  46. Try (Lees, con Steenson)

    Wasps 6-22 Exeter

    And there is that third try.

    Mitch Lees is the man who bundles over the catch-and-drive this time. Dream stuff for the Chiefs.

    Steenson makes it two conversions form three with the kick.

    Mitch Lees try
  47. Wasps 6-15 Exeter

    Problems continue for Wasps as Exeter sniff a third try.

    They kick for the corner after another burst by Jack Nowell sees Wasps punished for trying to play the ball on the floor.

  48. Wasps 6-15 Exeter

    Quote Message: We have got to keep it a bit more simple and direct. Their line speed is causing us a lot of problems. The message has gone down to punch holes in them before we make more passes. from Dai Young Wasps director of rugby
    Dai YoungWasps director of rugby
  49. Penalty (Gopperth)

    Wasps 6-15 Exeter

    Penalty again for Wasps as Dai Young gets quizzed on how he's seen this one so far by the television commentators.

    He says they're playing too lateral and with little penetration.

    Jimmy Gopperth meanwhile creeps his penalty just inside the posts.

  50. Wasps 3-15 Exeter

    Hint of a high tackle on James Gaskell by Mitch Lees, but nothing doing.

    Scrappy stuff as Exeter clear ans Wasps look to build some phases. Resolute defence so far from the Chiefs.

  51. Try (Nowell, con Steenson)

    Wasps 3-15 Exeter

    Bang. Just like that, a second try for Exeter.

    Henry Slade combines with Jack Nowell and he finds a pocket out wide to run through and over the line from the 10-metre line.

    Steenson does kick the conversion this time.

  52. Wasps 3-8 Exeter

    Phil Dollman does well to keep the ball in touch after it goes over his shoulder from the restart.

    Wasps lack some patience in their passing as Elliot Daly runs out of room.

  53. Penalty (Gopperth)

    Wasps 3-8 Exeter

    Exeter hold firm a metre out from their line. But, there's an offside which we come back for against Phil Dollman.

    Jimmy Gopperth slots the penalty over from 20 metres out for Wasps' first score.

  54. Wasps 0-8 Exeter

    George Smith gets stopped in his tracks by referee Greg Garner at the scrum.

    Dan Robson's put in went all the way through the tunnel and the Australian tried to pick it up and run with it.

    Scrum gets reset though.

  55. Wasps 0-8 Exeter

    That's the first try Wasps have conceded at home this season.

    Dai Young's side looking for a reply now as Charles Piutau puts a neat little grubber through the Exeter line to get them into Chiefs territory.

  56. Try (Waldrom, missed con Steenson)

    Wasps 0-8 Exeter

    Thomas Waldrom gets over for Exeter

    Exeter catch the line-out and drive it over from that monster kick from Steenson.

    Thomas Waldrom is the man at the back of it who gets the ball down.

    Steenson can't add the conversion though as the kick drifts wide right.

  57. Wasps 0-3 Exeter

    Plenty of possession for Wasps leads to a sighter for Sailosi Tagicakibau to think about darting down the line.

    But, Exeter get the ball back on halfway after an infringement and Gareth Steenson kicks right into the corner from the penalty.

  58. Wasps 0-3 Exeter

    I think Wasps have got the wind on their back in this first half, but it looks like it's also swirling around a bit at pitch-side.

    Going to be a tricky and testing evening for both sets of backs.

    Will Chudley kicks clear over the top for Exeter and it bounces all the way over the dead ball line from his own 10-metre line.

  59. Wasps 0-3 Exeter

    Wasps work through nine phases but Gopperth is sloppy as he kicks out on the full looking for the corner.

    Looks like the wind caught him unawares.

  60. Wasps 0-3 Exeter

    First scrum for Wasps after some sloppy hands from Exeter.

    Jimmy Gopperth bounces off Gareth Steenson's tackle and the first chance for the home side to launch an attack.

  61. Penalty (Steenson)

    Wasps 0-3 Exeter

    Dan Robson penalised for Wasps as he gets caught offside.

    Greg Garner awards the penalty to Chiefs and Gareth Steenson kicks from dead in front to open the score.

  62. Wasps 0-0 Exeter

    Great start this from Exeter.

    They've pretty much had all the possession straight from the kick-off.

    But, Wasps get to breath a bit easier as both Elliot Daly and Ashley Johnson break clear.

  63. Listen to live commentary

    Remember you can listen to live commentary of Wasps v Exeter Chiefs courtesy of BBC local radio.

    Simply click the 'Live Coverage' link at the top of the page, and choose from BBC Coventry & Warwickshire or BBC Radio Devon.

  64. Kick-off

    Gareth Steenson has the honour of starting things off for Exeter.

    Here we go.

  65. Can you hear me?

    Cranking up the music with Ride of the Valkyries at the Ricoh Arena for this one.

    Two teams are on their way, first up Jack Yeandle and his Exeter Chiefs before Matt Mullan leads out Wasps in the absence of injured James Haskell.

  66. Team news

    Wasps v Exeter (17:30 GMT)

    Exeter

    Replacements: Taione, Rimmer, Low, Welch, White, Lewis, Whitten, Woodburn.  

    England lock Geoff Parling makes his first Premiership start for Exeter.

    But the Chiefs are missing influential back-rowers Dom Armand and Dave Ewers, who are replaced by Tom Johnson and Julian Salvi.

    Meanwhile Sam Hill starts at centre.

  67. Team news

    Wasps v Exeter (17:30 GMT)

    Wasps

    Replacements: Shervington, McIntyre, Cittadini, Davies, Jones, Robson, Gopperth, Macken.  

    George Smith returns for Wasps having been rested for the win against London Irish at Twickenham, but fellow flanker James Haskell misses out with a shoulder injury.

    Bradley Davies starts in the second row, with England lock Joe Launchbury (hamstring) still unavailable.

  68. Still more to come.....

    Right, caught your breath after those early games?

    Hope so, as there's one more to come for you from the Ricoh Arena as Wasps hosts Exeter.

  69. Northampton edge Bath

    Bath 11-13 Northampton

    Quote Message: We lost to a very experienced Northampton side. We are not playing as well as we can. Today we were on the wrong end of the scrum. The game is too much in the influence of the referee guessing at scrum-time from Mike Ford Bath director of rugby
    Mike FordBath director of rugby
  70. A sixth defeat in sixth for Irish

    Harlequins 38-7 London Irish

    Tim Visser celebrates his hat-trick

    Tim Visser scored a hat-trick of tries as Harlequins put in a dominant display against winless London Irish. 

    Visser's third of the afternoon sealed a bonus point and a third home win in three Premiership matches for Quins. 

    Captain Danny Care and replacement Jack Clifford were on hand to add the hosts' other tries as fly-half Nick Evans kicked 11 points. 

    Front row replacement Halani Aulika scored a late consolation try for bottom of the table Irish.

  71. A tale of two halves

    Worcester 20-29 Leicester

    In wild conditions at Sixways stadium, the term 'a tale of two halves' has never rung truer.

    The first period was all Worcester, with the Warriors putting on a great attacking display.

    But Donncha O'Callaghan's red card just minutes into the second half turned the game on its head. 

    In a match which saw four yellow cards for the home side, the Leicester Tigers ran in three second-half tries to earn a bonus-point victory.

    A somewhat bitter end to an entertaining game for the hosts at least.

  72. FT: Bath 11-13 Northampton

    Northampton move up to fifth with that victory, while Bath remain ninth after suffering their fourth defeat of the Premiership season.

    We've got one more match to come this evening, as Exeter Chiefs look to go top of the table with victory at Wasps.

  73. Post update

    Let's just recap what's happened elsewhere in the Premiership so far today.

  74. Full-time

    Bath 11-13 Northamtpon

    Northampton manage to steal the ball at the turnover, and Stephen Myler kicks to touch to secure victory,

    It was not a classic by any stretch of the imagination, but Saints are now unbeaten in nine games against Bath.

  75. Bath 11-13 Northampton

    Bath get over half-way but are then forced back into their own half. They've still got the ball, but it's slow.

  76. Bath 11-13 Northampton

    Bath get a penalty for offside with the ball not yet out of the scrum.

    George Ford kicks for a line-out on the Bath 10-metre line.

    Thirty seconds remain on the clock.

  77. Bath 11-13 Northampton

    The rolling maul goes down and Karl Dickson delays playing the ball.

    Bath get a scrum inside their own 22. they have less than two minutes to force a score.

  78. Bath 11-13 Northampton

    Saints get another penalty at the scrum - their seventh of the afternoon - but Hanrahan decides an attempt from half-way is too ambitious.

    He kicks for a line-out on the 22.

    Three minutes remain at The Rec.

  79. Bath 11-13 Northampton

    Bath get a free-kick from the scrum on half-way following an early engagement from Bath.

    With five mintues left, they opt for another scrum to eat up a few more seconds.

    Wales international Rhys Priestland is on for Bath, replacing Ollie Devoto.

  80. Penalty (Hanrahan)

    Bath 11-13 Northampton

    A powerful surge from the Northampton pack at the scrum reasserts their advantage at the set-piece.

    Bath pop under pressure and allows JJ Hanrahan a shot at goal.

    He slots it through the posts to put Saints back in the lead.

    George Ford makes another error from the resulting kick-off, sending the ball straight out.

  81. Bath 11-10 Northampton

    There's just under 10 minutes left at The Rec and there's one point in the game.

    Bath have been much improved in the second half and Saints have not been as dominant at the scrum since the break.

    Will Bath be able to hold on for a first win in nine over Northampton?

  82. Try (McCaffrey, con Williams)

    Worcester 20-29 Leicester

    Leicester secure a bonus point with their fourth try of the afternoon through Lachlan McCaffrey and in cruel fashion, they also snatch the losing bonus point away from Worcester.

    A true tale of two halves at Sixways this afternoon.

  83. Full-time

    Harlequins 38-7 London Irish

    All over at The Stoop.

    A third home win in three for Harlequins courtesy of Tim Visser's hat-trick.

    A sixth defeat in six for bottom of the table London Irish.

  84. Try (Aulika, con Brophy-Clews)

    Harlequins 38-7 London Irish

    London Irish get themselves on the board with the final play of the game.

    Replacement front row Halani Aulika gets over the line to give them the tiniest of consolations.

    Theo Brophy-Clews adds the conversion.

  85. Try (Clifford, con Botica)

    Harlequins 38-0 London Irish

    London Irish just want this one over as Tom Cruse is sent to the sin bin for a late tackle.

    Quins replacement Jack Clifford adds the fifth try of the afternoon with three minutes remaining.

    Ben Botica adds the conversion.

  86. Missed penalty (Heathcote)

    Worcester 20-22 Leicester

    Worcester earn a penalty and Tom Heathcote goes for a long-range effort but the wind intervenes and his kick fails to make even the five-metre line.

    Worcester are not giving up...

  87. Try (Rokoduguni, missed con Ford)

    Bath 11-10 Northampton

    A great finish by Semesa Rokoduguni.

    Bath work the ball wide through the backs and Anthony Watson finds Rokoduguni on the wing.

    He beats Ben Foden in a one-on-one and hands off George North to score in the corner and give Bath the lead.

    George Ford misses the conversion from out wide.

    The replays show a hint of a forward pass in the build-up to the try. Northampton might be aggrieved.

  88. Bath 6-10 Northampton

    The game has opened up and Bath are looking a lot more purposeful.

    A great line break by Anthony Watson sets up another attacking opportunity.

    Niko Matawalu, on as a replacement, looks to go down the blind side but loses the ball in contact.

  89. Try (penalty, con Williams)

    Worcester 20-22 Leicester

    Referee Wayne Barnes runs towards the middle as he awards Tigers a penalty try.

    Owen Williams slots the conversion to put Leicester in front for the first time this afternoon.

    Worcester's woes continue as Matt Cox gets their fourth yellow card of the afternoon and they'll finish the game with 13 men.

  90. Penalty (Williams)

    Worcester 20-15 Leicester

    Owen Williams brings Leicester back to within five points of the Warriors with less than 12 minutes to play.

    A tense finish to a topsy-turvy game at Sixways...

  91. Bath 6-10 Northampton

    Bath come withing metres of scoring their first try, having cut out the handling errors which plagued their first-half display.

    Anthony Watson almost wriggles through a couple of tackles to the line but is denied three metres short. But, as Chris Cook looks to set up another opportunity, the ball is lost forward.

    Bath look much more threatening that they did in the first half.

  92. Try (Visser, Evans con)

    Harlequins 31-0 London Irish

    Tim Visser hat-trick for Harlequins

    Told you Tim Visser wouldn't have to wait long for that hat-trick.

    The very next move from Harlequins sees the winger get over in the corner this time and Quins do have that bonus point.

    It's been a sorry afternoon for bottom-of-the-table Irish.

  93. Missed penalty (Ford)

    Bath 6-10 Northampton

    Ford attempts a monster penalty from a central position, but 47 metres out.

    Kicking into the wind, it falls short. It's only the third kick at the posts he has missed this season.

    Meanwhile Northampton prop Alex Waller is on for his 100th consecutive Premiership appearance. He's replaced his younger brother Ethan.

  94. Worcester 20-12 Leicester

    Former Leicester flanker Steve Johnson isn't too impressed by his old side's efforts this afternoon.

  95. Harlequins 24-0 London Irish

    Almost a hat-trick of tries for Harlequins winger Tim Visser, but he's denied as the television match official spots an infringement.

    Alex Lewington is once again the man with the last-ditch tackle that forces him out of touch and denies Quins the bonus point..for now.

  96. Penalty (Ford)

    Bath 6-10 Northampton

    Bath hit back immediately with a penalty after Ethan Waller was penalised for not rolling away in the tackle.

    George Ford gave away a try moments a go but partly makes up for that error by converting for the three points.

  97. Penalty (Heathcote)

    Worcester 20-12 Leicester

    Jonny Arr holds the ball still forTom Heathcoteas he thumps a kick through the posts against the wind at Sixways.

    Worcester, in expectional circumstances, extend their lead to eight points. And it appears some people don't have many fingernails left..

  98. Try (Burrell, con Hanrahan)

    Bath 3-10 Northampton

    Luther Burrell

    From a line-out which goes wrong, Bath fly-half George Ford lingers in his own 22 and then decides to throw a long missed pass across the centre of the field.

    But Luther Burrell is there to leap and intercept the pass with ease, scoring unopposed under the posts.

    JJ Hanrahan converts.

    Ford will not want to see that one on the replays.

  99. Bath 3-3 Northampton

    After Ben Foden makes a second line break in as many minutes, Jamie Elliott knocks on in the Bath 22.

    The home side are back up to 15 men, and managed to level the scores with Henry Thomas off the field.

    Meanwhile Dave Denton has replaced Matt Garvey at flanker for Bath.

  100. Penalty (Ford)

    Bath 3-3 Northampton

    Bath get a penalty in front of the sticks and George Ford levels the scores.

    The England man hasn't had a great day with the ball in hand, but has now only missed two of his 20 kicks at goal this season.

  101. Try (Visser, con Evans)

    Harlequins 24-0 London Irish

    Tim Visser

    Still no sign of a way back into this one for winless London Irish as we reach the hour mark.

    Definitely no way back now as Tim Visser crosses the line for the second time this afternoon.

    Nick Evans faultless with the boot once again and things looking ominous for Tom Coventry's side.

  102. Bath 0-3 Northampton

    The Television Match Official has been called into action after Ethan Waller made contact with Chris Cook after the Bath scrum-half launched a box kick.

    However Craig Maxwell-Keys decides not to award a card and just gives a penalty.

    George Ford gives the home side a line-out just outside the 22.

    Two minutes left for Bath with 14 men...

  103. Try (Veainu, missed con Williams)

    Worcester 17-12 Leicester

    Telusa Veainu

    And no sooner did I press 'publish' on the previous Worcester entry then Leicester finally get their act together in the line-out and slice open the Warriors' back line through Telusa Veainu.

    Owen Williams pulls the conversion wide.

  104. Kick-off

    Bath 0-3 Northampton

    The action has restarted at The Rec as Northampton fly-half JJ Hanrahan gets the second half under way.

    Can Bath stop Saints from scoring while Henry Thomas completes his time in the sin-bin?

  105. Worcester 17-7 Leiecester

    Worcester continue to lead by 10 points at Sixways and their 13 men are continuing to hold firm.

    But try scoring has been a problem for the Tigers this year...

  106. Worcester 17-7 Leicester

    And here's what happened from the line-out...

  107. Sin-bin (Milasinovich)

    Worcester 17-7 Leicester

    Warriors with their hands firmly on the self-destruct button. Wayne Barnes awards Leicester a string of penalties before reaching to his pocket and Gareth Milasinovich is sent to the bin. 

    Worcester are down to 13 men as Leicester have the lineout...

  108. Get Involved at #bbcrugby

    Sounds like it's a bit blowy at Sixways. Anyone out there noticed?

  109. Try (Care, con Evans)

    Harlequins 17-0 London Irish

    Danny Care scores a try for Harlequins

    Second try of the afternoon for Harlequins after London Irish had started positively after the break.

    Danny Care celebrates signing a new contract at the club this week by running clear with a two on one to add to Irish's problems. Nick Evans makes it three attempts from three with the boot.

  110. Red card (O'Callaghan)

    Worcester 17-7 Leicester

    Not the start Worcester wanted to the second half as Irish lock Donncha O'Callagahan is sent off after being shown a second yellow card.

  111. Half-time

    Bath 0-3 Northampton

    Bath v Northampton

    Northampton have dominated at the scrum and Bath have lacked fluency.

    However there's only one penalty in it at the moment.

    Saints will have a man advantage during the opening stages of the second half, and the wind behind them.

  112. Post update

    We're off and running in the second half at both The Stoop and Sixways. Both Harlequins and Worcester hold 10-point leads.

  113. Bath 0-3 Northampton

    Luther Burrell comes close to forcing himself over the line, and Northampton come very close to a try but George Pisi knocks on just metres away from scoring under pressure from Anthony Watson.

    Saints are looking to capitalise on their numerical advantage before half-time.

  114. Bath 0-3 Northampton

    Henry Thomas is the eighth Bath player to see yellow in the Premiership this season.

    The west country side have had five more players sent to the sin-bin than any other side in the league.

    They are being overwhelmed at the scrum.

  115. Half-time

    Worcester 17-7 Leicester

    That's it for the first period at Sixways and Worcester go into the break with a 10-point lead.

    The home team have been dangerous with ball in hand and look good at the moment to maintain their unbeaten home record.

    Leicester with some thinking to do.

  116. Sin-bin (Thomas)

    Bath 0-3 Northampton

    Bath are successful at the scrum but Matt Banahan knocks on in contact with Jamie Elliott as he was heading towards the line.

    Northampton dominate the resulting scrum and Henry Thomas is sent to the bin as Bath concede their fifth scrum penalty.

  117. Bath 0-3 Northampton

    Ollie Devoto puts a perfectly weighted kick into the Northampton 22 and causes problems for Ben Foden and Jamie Elliott.

    A good chase from Bath leaves Saints under pressure and Bath force a knock-on.

    Can their scrum take advantage of this attacking opportunity?

  118. Bath 0-3 Northampton

    Bath put the pressure on immediately from the kick-off and force a five-metre line-out.

    Saints are penalised for pulling down a maul and the Blue, Black and Whites go for the corner again.

    However Rob Webber throws the line-out too long and Saints manage to steal the loose ball and clear their lines.

  119. Half-time

    Harlequins 10-0 London Irish

    Harlequins v London Irish

    That's the end of the first 40 minutes at The Stoop.

    London Irish, as has been the way throughout this season so far, doing the bulk of the defending.

    Quins looking well set to keep up their 100% home record.

  120. TRY (Kitchener, con Williams)

    Worcester 17-7 Leicester

    Leicester take advantage of 14-man Worcester and get their first points of the game through former Warrior Graham Kitchener.

    This half has been all about the home side but Tigers get a vital score just before the break to give them hope.

  121. Penalty (Hanrahan)

    Bath 0-3 Northampton

    Bath concede another penalty at the scrum, their fourth in five scrums, and referee Craig Maxwell-Keys has a word with skipper Francois Louw.

    This time JJ Hanrahan takes on the kick from just outside the 22, and reads the wind nicely to send it through the posts for the first points of the afternoon.

  122. Look who's watching....

    Harlequins 10-0 London Irish

    Eddie Jones

    Cameras have picked this face out in The Stoop crowd.

    New England head coach Eddie Jones has sorted out his visa issues and is in the country.

    Watching a certain Chris Robshaw perhaps?

  123. Bath 0-0 Northampton

    Northampton go through a few phases for the first time in the game and look to establish a platform for an attack, but a pass from scrum-half Kahn Fotuali'i hits referee Craig Maxwell-Keys.

    From the resulting scrum Saints get a penalty, and now they'll have a chance to score the game's first points.

    But, given the windy conditions, Saints choose to go for the corner rather than kick for goal.

    However the line-out goes wrong and the ball bobbles into touch.

  124. Try (Visser, con Evans)

    Harlequins 10-0 London Irish

    First try of the afternoon at The Stoop goes to Harlequins.

    Tim Visser breaks through a couple of tackles in the London Irish line on 32 minutes.

    Nick Evans kicks the extras.

    Tim Visser scores a try for Harlequins
  125. Sin-bin (O'Callaghan)

    Worcester 17-0 Leicester

    It's all happening at Sixways.

    Leicester's first real period of pressure produces a yellow card for Warriors' Irish second-rower Donncha O'Callaghan who is pulled up for a blatant offside.

    A crucial 10 minutes coming up...

  126. Bath 0-0 Northampton

    Nabil Hassan

    BBC Sport at The Rec

    There are 13,506 in attendance here at the Rec, which is a stadium record. Literally packing them in like sardines, including here in the press box.

  127. Bath 0-0 Northampton

    Anthony Watson puts a kick through and Northampton full-back Ben Foden can only shepherd the bouncing ball into touch.

    Saints have a defensive line-out about seven metres out from their own line.

  128. Harlequins 3-0 London Irish

    Ross Chisholm's first act of the afternoon after stepping off the bench is to find space outside wide for Quins.

    He races to the line and looks to have got over for the hosts in the corner.

    But, a great tackle from Irish winger Alex Lewington and the television replays confirm he just couldn't keep his foot in touch. No try.

    Ross Chisholm denied a try for Harlequins
  129. Try (Cox, con Heathcote)

    Worcester 17-0 Leicester

    Warriors in complete control as Matt Cox runs in their second try of the afternoon and build up a healthy lead.

    Leicester, however, have been forced into two early changes as Mike Williams and Greg Bateman exit the field to be replaced by Lachlan McCaffrey and Tom Youngs.

  130. Bath 0-0 Northampton

    Bath v Northampton

    We're still scoreless at the Rec but a second penalty at a defensive scrum has allowed Northampton to gain some territory.

    It's been a fairly scrappy encounter so far.

  131. Harlequins 3-0 London Irish

    Another change for Harlequins as winger Ollie Lindsay-Hague is replaced by Ross Chisholm.

    Two enforced changes already for Conor O'Shea's men but still just the one Nick Evans penalty separating the two sides.

  132. Bath 0-0 Northampton

    It's been a fairly even opening few minutes between these two mid-table sides.

    George Ford gets away with a clearing kick from inside his own 22 being charged down, as Semesa Rokoduguni manages to gather the rebound and clear Bath's lines.

  133. Try (Olivier, con Heathcote)

    Worcester 10-0 Leicester

    Worcester, with all the early pressure, follow up their penalty with a try.

    Wynand Olivier collects a pass from the Warriors scrum and runs in straight under the sticks. What a start at Sixways.

    Meanwhile, Leicester form a huddle under the posts and receive a stern talking to...

    I'm guessing former Tigers flanker Johnson is not impressed either...

  134. Harlequins 3-0 London Irish

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    The World Cup winner is throwing his weight around for winless Irish. Quins have already lost lock Sam Twomey after 10 minutes for a stiff challenge.

    Charlie Matthews has come on in his place.

  135. Kick-off

    Bath 0-0 Northampton

    George Ford gets us under way at the Rec. Bath are in their traditional home kit and Saints are in their grey away shirts.

  136. Teams out at the Rec

    Bath v Northampton

    Full-back Ben Foden leads out Northampton, while Matt Banahan comes out before the rest of his Bath team-mates to mark his 200th appearance for the club last week.

    We're almost ready for kick-off.

  137. Bath look to end Saints hoodoo

    Bath v Northampton (15:15 GMT)

    Bath, Premiership finalists last season, have found life tough so far in 2015-16.

    They have lost three of their last four league games and don't have a great record against today's visitors Northampton.

    Their last Premiership victory over Saints came at the Rec in February 2011.

    Can returning England centre Jonathan Joseph inspire the Blue, Black and Whites to end that winless run?

    Bath
  138. Penalty (Heathcote)

    Worcester 3-0 Leicester

    Worcester make a bright start at Sixways and they get their just rewards. Tom Heathcote with an easy kick from in front of the posts and the home side have an early lead.

  139. Penalty (Evans)

    Harlequins 3-0 London Irish

    Fairly quiet start at The Stoop in the opening stages before the visitors are penalised at the ruck and Harlequins fly-half Nick Evans pops over the penalty for the opening score.

  140. Team news

    Bath v Northampton (15:15 GMT)

    Northampton

    Replacements: Marshall, A. Waller, Hill, Matfield, Craig, Dickson, Myler, K. Pisi.  

    Northampton make four changes to the side which beat Gloucester last week, with Jamie Elliott coming on the wing and JJ Hanrahan replacing Stephen Myler at fly-half.

    Forwards Ethan Waller and Teimana Harrison also come into the side, while South Africa veteran Victor Matfield remains on the bench.

  141. Team news

    Bath v Northampton (15:15 GMT)

    Bath

    Replacements: Batty, Lahiff, Wilson, Denton, Mercer, Matawalu, Priestland, Homer.

    England centre Jonathan Joseph makes his first appearance of the season forBathafter suffering a pectoral injury at the World Cup.

    Mike Ford is forced into two late changes, with Dave Attwood dropping out of the starting XV and Charlie Ewels starting in his place.

    Replacement hooker Ross Batty has also withdrawn and is replaced by Tom Dunn on the bench.

    Elsewhere Chris Cook, a replacement during last weekend's defeat by Leicester, starts at scrum-half alongside fly-half George Ford.

  142. Kick-off

    We're under way in our two 15:00 GMT kick-offs.

  143. Get Involved on #bbcrugby

    We are moments away from kick-off in our first two games of the day.

    Remember you can get involved with us at any time, whichever club you support.

    Whether you're a Leicester fan looking up or a London Irish fan trying to remain optimistic, you can send us your tweets throughout the afternoon using the hashtag #bbcrugby

  144. Listen to radio commentary

    As well as following our live text coverage this afternoon, you can also listen to live BBC local radio commentary of today's Premiership games.

    Simply click on the 'live commentary' tab and scroll through to select your game.

    Moseley v Bristol is also available in the Championship too.

  145. Worcester hope to extend unbeaten home run

    Worcester v Leicester (15:00 GMT)

    Worcester, winners of last season's Championship play-off final, are yet to lose at Sixways this campaign.

    With wins over Northampton and Newcastle in the Premiership and La Rochelle in the European Challenge Cup, they'll be looking to use home advantage once again.

    But Leicester, having won four of their five league games, and with Vereniki Goneva and Owen Williams returning to the starting XV, will be firm favourites this afternoon.

    Here's another reason why...

  146. Team news

    Worcester v Leicester (15:00 GMT)

    Leicester

    Replacements: Youngs, Ayerza, Balmain, Barrow, McCaffrey, Kitto, Bell, Smith.

    Winger Vereniki Goneva and fly-half Owen Williams start for Leicester after recovering from injuries.

    Prop Matias Aguero makes his first start of the season, while Jordan Crane returns at number eight in place of Jordan McCaffrey.

    Lock Graham Kitchener makes his first start of the campaign.

  147. Team news

    Worcester v Leicester (15:00 GMT)

    Worcester Warriors

    Replacements: Bregvadze, Ruskin, Milasinovich, Cavubati, Mama, Mulchrone, Lamb, Howard.

    Worcester make two changes to the starting XV which lost 48-18 to Saracens at Twickenham in their last Premiership game.

    Joe Rees replaces Nick Schonert at prop, while GJ van Velze makes way for Matt Cox at blindside flanker.

  148. Exiles still looking for first win

    Harlequins v London Irish (15:00 GMT)

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    London Irish are bottom of the Premiership table, with five defeats from five matches. Can they record their first win of the season in south west London?

    But the Twickenham Stoop has not been a happy hunting ground in recent years...

  149. Team news

    Harlequins v London Irish (15:00 GMT)

    London Irish

    Replacements: Cruse, Smallbone, Aulika, Curry, Treviranus, McKibbin, Brophy-Clews, Maitland.

    London Irish, bottom of the table and without a point after five defeats from five, make a total of eight changes from the side beaten by Wasps at Twickenham last Saturday.

    Canada centre Ciaran Hearn makes his club debut while Darren Allinson starts a Premiership match for the first time this season at scrum-half.

    The Exiles have had to make a late change, with illness forcing skipper Matt Symons to withdraw.

    Eoin Sheriff starts in his place at lock, as Luke Narraway is handed the armband.

  150. Team news

    Harlequins v London Irish (15:00 GMT)

    Harlequins

    Replacements: Buchanan, Lambert, Collier, Matthews, Clifford, Dickson, Botica, Chisholm.

    Harlequins make four changes from the narrow 26-25 defeat at Exeter last weekend.

    Ollie Lindsay-Hague partners Tim Visser and Mike Brown in the back three.

    Dave Ward starts at hooker while Adam Jones returns alongside him in the front row.

  151. Today's matches

    Our first two matches of the day get under way at 15:00 GMT, with Harlequins welcoming winless London Irish and Worcester entertaining third-placed Leicester.

    And then at 15:15 GMT, Bath will attempt to record a first victory in nine league meetings against Northampton. 

    Later on this evening Wasps host Exeter at the Ricoh Arena (17:30 GMT).

    Coming up, we'll have the team news on the early kick-offs.

  152. Good afternoon

    Welcome to our live text coverage of another bumper Saturday of Premiership rugby.

    We have four games to offer you today, with five of the top six in action.

    Later this evening, we'll see if Exeter can go top of the table with victory at Wasps but before that we have three other games to focus on...

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