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Summary

  1. FT: Exeter 19-10 Gloucester
  2. FT: Harlequins 29-23 Saracens
  3. FT: Leicester 30-27 Northampton

Live Reporting

By Rob Stevens, Nabil Hassan and Brendon Mitchell

All times stated are UK

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  1. That's a wrap

    Wowzers, what an afternoon of Premiership rugby!

    Two epic finishes, at Welford Road and The Stoop, and another eye-catching win for Exeter Chiefs.

    We'll be back with more live text and radio commentary of tomorrow's top-flight matches, with the bottom four teams all in action, so we'll see you then!

  2. Recap

    FT: Exeter 19-10 Gloucester

    Thomas Waldrom

    Thomas Waldrom scored two tries as Exeter moved to within three points of Premiership leaders Saracens with victory over Gloucester.

    Olly Woodburn also crossed and along with two Gareth Steenson conversions they led 19-0 at the break.

    Greig Laidlaw got Gloucester on the board with a penalty before Charlie Sharples went over in the corner for a try, which Billy Burns converted.

    Exeter pushed for the bonus point but despite late pressure could not cross but they at least avenged last weekend's loss to Northampton

    Click here to read the full report.

  3. Recap

    FT: Harlequins 29-23 Saracens

    Harlequins try

    Saracens suffered defeat for the first time this season, ending with 14 men as Harlequins won an absorbing encounter at The Stoop

    Jack Clifford's try gave Quins a 15-14 lead at the break after Neil de Kock and Billy Vunipola crossed for Sarries either side of Rob Buchanan's score.

    Owen Farrell kicked three penalties after the break but Ben Botica's boot got Quins back ahead after Sarries prop Rhys Gill was sent off for a tip-tackle.

    Lock James Horwill scored late on to confirm an end to Saracens' 15-match unbeaten run.

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  4. Recap

    FT: Leicester 30-27 Northampton

    Freddie Burns

    Freddie Burns' last-gasp penalty secured victory for Leicester Tigers over East Midlands rivals Northampton Saints at Welford Road.

    Leicester led 21-0 after 22 minutes, with Matt Smith, Lachlan McCaffrey and Owen Williams all touching down.

    Tries from Teimana Harrison, George North and Jamie Gibson wrestled Saints back into it, before Burns and Stephen Myler traded kicks to make it 27-27.

    But Tigers, boosted by the return of Manu Tuilagi, stole it at the death.

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  5. Premiership table

    Here's what the Premiership table looks like following a dramatic afternoon of rugby...

    Prem table

    Exeter move to within three points of Saracens at the top of the table while Leicester's last-gasp win over Saints gives them a seven-point cushion over their close rivals.

  6. Saracens suffer first defeat

    Saracens may have seen their 15-match unbeaten run come to an end but the north London club are already looking forward to the return fixture on 16 April...

  7. Full-time

    Leicester 30-27 Northampton

    With the clock already red, it's the last kick of the game and Wayne Barnes brings an epic contest to a close.

    Freddie Burns is the hero - and still the Saints are without a win at Welford Road since 2007.

  8. Penalty (Burns)

    Leicester 30-27 Northampton

    Freddie Burns lands it and Leicester have stolen the points in the East Midlands derby!

  9. Leicester 27-27 Northampton

    But it's even better than that for Leicester, as Wayne Barnes awards them the penalty at the breakdown.

    Freddie Burns will call for the tee, 25 metres out, right in front of the posts...

  10. Leicester 27-27 Northampton

    We're into the final minute, and Leicester fly-half Freddie Burns is back in the pocket and ready for another drop-goal attempt...

  11. Leicester 27-27 Northampton

    The clock has ticked past 78 minutes now, as Freddie Burns' long-range drop-goal attempt drifts just wide of the posts.

    We're far from done, however, as Leicester win a line-out 25 metres from the Saints line.

  12. Leicester 27-27 Northampton

    Right then, with our two 15:00 GMT kick-offs all done and dusted it's all eyes on Welford Road.

    And Stephen Myler's penalty has levelled the scores!

    Five minutes to go in the wind, rain and mud.

  13. Full-time

    Harlequins 29-23 Saracens

    And that is full-time.

    Saracens suffer their first defeat of the season after going down to 14 men mid-way through the second half.

    Harlequins beat their north London rivals for the first time since March 2012.

  14. Leicester 27-24 Northampton

    Dan Cole is back on the field and we're into the final 10 minutes.

    As the rain eases, the intensity most certainly does not. It's end-to-end stuff.

  15. Try (Horwill, con missed Botica)

    Harlequins 29-23 Saracens

    And from the resulting line-out, James Horwill crosses to seal a massive victory for Harlequins against 14-man Saracens.

    Ben Botica misses the conversion.

    What a finish! 

  16. Harlequins 24-23 Saracens

    Sarries set up an attacking platform after winning a penalty at the scrum on the Harelquins put-in and Farrell kicks for touch.

    Saracens go through the phases but Quins flanker Chris Robshaw hacks away at the breakdown and the home side break away.

    Alex Good concedes a penalty and Quins, with time running down, have a chance to see the game through in the Sarries 22....

  17. Try (Gibson, con Myler)

    Leicester 27-24 Northampton

    It just had to be Jamie Gibson, didn't it?

    The former Leicester man, who said this week he was expecting to be targeted in today's contest, has wriggled clear around the base of a ruck and slid over the line belly first for Northampton.

    Stephen Myler, recently on for JJ Hanrahan, converts and they're back to within striking distance.

  18. Leicester 27-17 Northampton

    This East Midlands derby is now taking place in conditions that can be best described as treacherous.

    The rain is absolutely pounding down and the pitch is becoming an absolute mud bath.

    Fifteen minutes to go and Leicester's lead is still 10, despite having Dan Cole currently plonked on the sin bin step.

  19. Harlequins 24-23 Saracens

    Two more penalties from Ben Botica and Harlequins have a narrow lead.

    Just under 10 minutes to go, the rain is falling hard in south-west London and the Quins fans at The Stoop have found their voice.

    Is Saracens' unbeaten start about to come to an end?

  20. Full-time

    Exeter 19-10 Gloucester

    Despite late pressure Exeter fail to get the bonus point they wanted as they seal a three-try victory over Gloucester, whose only try came from Charlie Sharples.