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Summary

  1. FT: Leicester 19-11 Northampton
  2. Both sides had a player sin-binned in the first half for separate incidents
  3. Saints' North returns after head injury assessment
  4. FT: Bath 14-11 Saracens
  5. FT: Gloucester 26-18 Bristol
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By Matt Newsum

All times stated are UK

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  1. What a day...

    Right, what a day. Eddie Jones' England go a year unbeaten, polishing off Australia in the process.

    Leicester win the East Midlands derby, denying Northampton a bonus point...

    Bristol give Gloucester a late scare but they too miss out on a losing bonus point...

    And let's not forget Bath beat champions Saracens!

    There's even more to come tomorrow on BBC Sport with Newcastle v Harlequins and Worcester v Wasps.

    Refresh yourselves this evening, and join us again tomorrow.

    Until then - thank you and goodnight!

  2. Tigers prevail in tense East Midlands derby against Saints

    Leicester 19-11 Northampton

    And the last recap before we sign off for another day...

    Adam Thompstone scores a try but is sin-binned soon after as Leicester overcome Northampton in a fierce East Midlands derby.

    Leicester 19-11 Northampton

    Adam Thompstone

    Adam Thompstone scores a try but is sin-binned soon after as Leicester overcome Northampton in a fierce East Midlands derby.

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  3. North was fine to continue - Mallinder

    Leicester 19-11 Northampton

    One positive for Northampton amid the defeat was the return to the field of winger George North after his landing in the tackle saw him sent for a concussion assessment.

    The 24-year-old has had serious head knocks before that have forced him to miss games and there were concerns when he landed awkwardly after an aerial challenge by Adam Thompstone.

    However North was allowed to continue and head coach Jim Mallinder defended his decision - in consultation with the club doctor - to play on.

    "If you get knocked out you can't go back on," he told BT Sport. "He wasn't knocked out, he was fine."

    George North
  4. Cockerill happy Tigers kept pace

    Leicester 19-11 Northampton

    Leicester director of rugby Richard Cockerill told BT Sport:

    "There was plenty of incident early on with the yellow cards, very tight, lots of defending, we were camped on their goalline.

    "We were happy with the win and it was an added bonus to take the bonus points away from them.

    "We're deadly rivals, they're a good club but today was about winning. We needed to defend, if we had lost today we would have been down in sixth, seventh.If we won we're back in amongst the top four.

    "We’ve got a really tough run and I just wish we could show that spirit to get over the line and finish off the game earlier."

  5. Gloucester rally to beat Bristol

    Gloucester 26-18 Bristol

    Let's do a mini-rewind now and revisit the action at Kingsholm.

    Gloucester scored four second-half tries to beat local rivals Bristol in Saturday's Premiership derby.

    Gloucester 26-18 Bristol

    Willi Heinz's try was Gloucester's second in 15 minutes after the break against Bristol

    Gloucester score four second-half tries to beat local rivals Bristol in Saturday's Premiership derby at Kingsholm.

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  6. Eddie Jones' England overcome Wallabies

    England 37-21 Australia

    Now for some entertaining reading for England rugby fans here as Eddie Jones' side equal the Red Rose's record of 14 consecutive Test victories with a fourth win in a row against Australia at Twickenham.

    England 37-21 Australia

    England's Ben Teo'o, Jamie George and Marland Yarde congratulate Jonathan Joseph (13) on his second try in the win over Australia

    England equal their record of 14 consecutive Test victories with a fourth win in a row against Australia at Twickenham.

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  7. Bath hold on to beat leaders Saracens

    Bath 14-11 Saracens

    A throw back right to the start of the day's Premiership action as Bath sprung an upset on Saracens...

    Alex Lozowski failed to kick a last-gasp penalty for Saracens as Bath held on to beat the Premiership leaders in front of a record crowd at the Rec.

    Bath 14-11 Saracens

    Semesa Rokoduguni of Bath bursts past the challenge of Vincent Koch of Saracens

    Alex Lozowski fails to kick a last-gasp penalty for Saracens as Bath hold on to beat the Premiership leaders.

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  8. Gather your breath...

    Phew. Three sumptuous Premiership encounters covered here on BBC Sport today, not to mention the England result against Australia.

    Let's have a look at what's been occurring...

  9. Full-time

    Leicester 19-11 Northampton

    Adam Thompstone

    Leicester come away from their big East Midlands derby with the four points that keeps them in touch with the boys at the top.

    Adam Thompstone's try and the unerring boot of Freddie Burns were enough to edge them clear.

    Owen Williams' late penalty was a dagger to the Northampton heart, cruelly robbing them of a bonus point.

    They scored a try too through Mikey Haywood but an inability to crack Leicester in the second-half leaves them without any reward.

    Bruising. Get yourselves an ice bath and a beer gents, you've earned it.

  10. Penalty (Owen Wiliams)

    Leicester 19-11 Northampton

    In one action Owen Williams delights the Leicester fans and snatches away the Saints losing bonus point.

    What a way to cap a derby for the Tigers.

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    Leicester 16-11 Northampton

    Penalty after penalty and Leicester eat down the clock.

    Game over. Oh but...

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    Leicester 16-11 Northampton

    Two and a half minutes. Leicester smuggled into touch as Tom Brady tries to get away. Or should that be out of bounds with his name?

    Anyway, JP Doyle has brought it back for the original offence against Northampton.

    Tigers just winding down the clock.

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    Leicester 16-11 Northampton

    Northampton give away the penalty after huge pressure on the Leicester line.

    Ed Slater deserves the credit, he was a machine there.

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    Leicester 16-11 Northampton

    Saints get the lucky bounce and with it a glimpse of Leicester territory.

    Ball goes to the left then the right...

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    Leicester 16-11 Northampton

    Collapsed scrum lifts a bit of Leicester pressure and agitates the Northampton side further.

    Tigers hammer the ball down field, gaining good field position.

    An iced-up Freddie Burns watches on satisfied with his night's work.

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    Leicester 16-11 Northampton

    Quite a shake of the head and a puff of the cheeks by Luther Burrell. Sums up his side's frustrations here.

    The mythical bragging rights as they stand will remain in Leicester after this one.

  17. Post update

    Leicester 16-11 Northampton

    George North tries to take Leicester on the outside and goes close... then the Saints raid is foiled by their own fumble.

    No reward for Northampton there. Jim Mallinder looks on a bit vexed.

  18. Post update

    Leicester 16-11 Northampton

    JP Pietersen is on, replacing the trusty boot of Freddie Burns.

    Northampton in possession in midfield, looking to have a dig. Luther Burrell slides a kick in behind to twist Leicester.

    Tigers punt it back. Five points in it, nine to play.

  19. Penalty (Burns)

    Leicester 16-11 Northampton

    We do get points this time. Though it's a penalty from the last scrum.

    Freddie Burns made it look difficult though, almost missed!

  20. Post update

    Leicester 13-11 Northampton

    Yet another scrum. Leicester feed. Same distance. Same outcome?