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Rob Stevens and Andrew Aloia

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  1. Goodbye

    That is it from us in terms of rugby union coverage this evening.

    Thanks for joining the ride during the afternoon as Bath, Exeter and Saracens all recorded victories.

    We'll have more live text coverage tomorrow when Wasps host Bristol and Newcastle entertain Leicester.

    Until then, goodbye.

  2. Recap: Saracens 27-12 Northampton

    Jamie George

    Reigning Premiership champions Saracens record their third win of the season after a physical encounter with Northampton.

    Alex Lozowski and Saints counterpart Stephen Myler kicked three penalties each as the first half ended 9-9.

    Myler put the visitors ahead after the break but Sarries seized control when Alex Waller was sin-binned.

    Jamie George crossed and the hosts were then awarded a penalty try before two more Lozowski penalties sealed victory.

    Saracens 27-12 Northampton

    Jamie George

    Reigning Premiership champions Saracens record their third win of the season after a physical encounter with Northampton.

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  3. Recap: Exeter 36-25 Harlequins

    Don Armand and Charlie Walker

    Luke Cowan-Dickie scored a hat-trick as Exeter Chiefs condemned Harlequins to their second defeat in three games.

    Lachie Turner and Cowan-Dickie both grabbed first-half braces, with Gareth Steenson kicking nine points as the hosts led 29-13 at the break.

    Rob Buchanan went over in response and Tom Swiel converted after landing two earlier penalties.

    Cowan-Dickie competed a treble before Charlie Walker and Danny Care replied for Quins. Tomas Francis saw red for Exeter late on.

    Exeter 36-25 Harlequins

    Luke Cowan-Dickie in action for Exeter

    Luke Cowan-Dickie scores a hat-trick as Exeter Chiefs condemned Harlequins to their second defeat in three games.

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  4. Recap: Bath 37-22 Worcester

    Leroy Houston

    Leroy Houston scored on his Premiership return with Bath as Todd Blackadder's side fought back to beat Worcester Warriors at The Rec.

    The Blue, Black and Whites ran in four tries to go top of the table on points difference.

    Bath 37-22 Worcester

    Leroy Houston

    Leroy Houston scores on his Premiership return with Bath as they fight back to beat Worcester Warriors at The Rec.

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  5. Bath go top of the table

    This is how the Premiership table stands after today's three matches.

    Bath go to the top of the pile on points difference after they beat Worcester, but Saracens are level on points with Todd Blackadder's side after their win over Northampton.

    Exeter move up to sixth after recording their first victory of the season over Harlequins.

  6. FT: Saracens 27-12 Northampton

    Quote Message: It was a tough contest as Saints came here looking to put us under pressure. We couldn't get anything going in the first half and we wanted to up our quality after individual errors. Against the wind we had to play more cleverly in the second half. After the yellow card we got on top. from Schalk Burger Saracens flanker on BT Sport
    Schalk BurgerSaracens flanker on BT Sport
  7. Full-time

    Saracens 27-12 Northampton

    The final whistle goes at Allianz Park, and Saracens have recorded their third victory of the season.

    The reigning champions were made to work hard for victory by Northampton, in what was a extremely physical encounter.

  8. Disallowed try

    Saracens 27-12 Northampton

    Northampton think they have scored their first try of the afternoon following a good passing move which stretched the play across to the right flank.

    However, referee Greg Garner blows up as the final pass from Ken Pisi to Mikey Hayward was forward.

    A correct decision but it looks like Northampton will be denied a losing bonus point.

  9. Full-time

    Exeter 36-25 Harlequins

    Exeter finish a man down after Tomas Francis' red card for kicking out at a scrum, but the hosts see out a 36-25 win over Harlequins

    Quins failed to make the advantage count as they didn't add the the score after Francis' exit eight minutes from the end.

  10. Penalty (Lozowski)

    Saracens 27-12 Northampton

    Saracens number 10 Alex Lozowski slots another penalty through the posts to put the seal on this victory.

    That is a personal tally of 17 points from the fly-half in the absence of Owen Farrell.

  11. Post update

    Saracens 24-12 Northampton

    Saracens are starting to smother Northampton, who really only have a losing bonus point left to play for.

    Sarries force a handling error and get a scrum about five metres outside the Saints 22.

  12. Post update

    Saracens 24-12 Northampton

    Luther Burrell is back up on his feel and is being helped off by the medics, but he won't continue.

    Play is set to be restarted with a scrum to Saints.

  13. Full-time

    Bath 37-22 Worcester

    Bath complete the win and maintain their perfect start to the season. They grab a bonus point with four second-half tries. Great second half comeback, that.

    Just a few minutes still to play at Sandy Park as Exeter lead Harlequins 26-25.

  14. Post update

    Saracens 24-12 Northampton

    There's a stoppage in play at Allianz Park as Luther Burrell puts in a massive hit on Brad Barritt.

    Burrell is down after taking the full force of Barritt's hip on his jaw in a rather shuddering collision.

    A chance for both sides to catch breath as Burrell receives attention from the medics.

  15. Penalty (Lozowski)

    Saracens 24-12 Northampton

    Saracens are very much in control now. Alex Lozowski adds another three points from the penalty which Dickinson went to the bin for from right in front of the posts.

    I doubt Northampton will be able to salvage anything from this match.

  16. Sin-bin (Dickinson)

    Saracens 21-12 Northampton

    Northampton go down to 14 men once again, and this time it is Sam Dickinson.

    It is for a series of offences by the Saints, and Dickinson did not roll away from the tackle right in front of the posts.

  17. Elsewhere

    Bath 37-22 Worcester; Exeter 36-25

    Bath have a four-try bonus point in the bag after Leroy Houston, the man making his return on a short-term deal, grabs a try. Around the ground, Bath united and sing 'Leeeerrroooy, Leeeerrrroooy', great noise being made at The Rec.

    Leroy Houston in action for Bath

    Earlier Semesa Rokoduguni also went over for the hosts and Perry Humphreys grabbed a reply for Worcester.

    Two tries from Harlequins makes it an 11-point contest at Sandy Park against Exeter. Quins tries came from Charlie Walker and Danny Care.

  18. Try (Penalty try, con Lozowski)

    Saracens 21-12 Northampton

    After winning the line out and gaining another penalty, Sarries go to the corner again.

    The hosts set up another rolling maul and look to be powering over the line but Jamie Goerge is stopped short.

    Greg Garner decides he has seen enough and awards a penalty try under the posts.

    Alex Lozowski adds the extras and Sarries are nine points ahead.

    Alex Waller is back on the pitch for Saints but it has been a costly 10 minutes for his side.

  19. Post update

    Saracens 14-12 Northampton

    Saracens are starting to get on top of the Northampton pack and a massive rolling maul wins another penalty.

    The champions go to the corner again in a bid to press home their advantage and score another try.

    There are less than two minutes on the clock for Alex Waller to spend on the sidelines.

  20. Post update

    Saracens 14-12 Northampton

    Northampton are looking to rediscover their momentum after going down to 14 men and conceding that try.

    The Saints had looked like they might have seized control of the game after going 12-9 up but are now looking to consolidate their position while a man down.