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Summary

  1. Denny Solomona scores first-half hat-trick for Sale in victory over Wasps
  2. Sonatane Takulua gets one of his own for Newcastle in win over Northampton
  3. FT: Newcastle 46-31 Northampton
  4. FT: Sale Sharks 34-28 Wasps

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By Emma Thurston and Adam Williams

All times stated are UK

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  1. Six Nations and Premiership return

    England celebrate

    So, the end of a pulsating weekend in the Premiership and next weekend it'll be an international and domestic double-header on BBC Sport.

    Harlequins against Leicester at The Stoop kicks off the Premiership action on Friday night before three more matches on Saturday and a couple to finish round 16 on Sunday.

    There's also the third round of the Six Nations with Scotland against Wales on Saturday and England up against Italy at Twickenham on Sunday.

    We'll have it all covered on television, radio and online for you. 

    Until then, thanks for being with us...

  2. Tale of the table

    So Wasps take a point from that defeat at Sale and they are now six points ahead of Saracens and Exeter in joint-second.

    A win for Newcastle takes them above Northampton into seventh.

  3. Post update

    Well, that wasn't too bad an afternoon was it?

  4. Full-time scores at a glance

    Newcastle 46-31 Northampton

    Sale 34-28 Wasps

  5. Full-time

    Sale 34-28 Wasps

    Sale have done it!

    Wasps' comeback was head-turning but the hosts showed grit and determination to secure the W. 

    Denny Solomona
  6. Full-time

    Newcastle 46-31 Northampton

    All over at Kingston Park and that is a very impressive second-half display from the Falcons.

    For Northampton, it was a second 40 minutes to forget and all they'll take from the day is a try-scoring bonus point.

  7. Post update

    Sale 34-28 Wasps

    When you bring a player off the bench you want them to add something and PeterStringer has done just that. He wins a potentially match-winning penalty for Sale Sharks and they boot the ball up field. 

    Two minutes to play... 

  8. Try (Wilson, con Takulua)

    Newcastle 46-31 Northampton

    And that is probably that at Kingston Park.

    Just three minutes to go and Falcons drive a rolling maul over the Northampton line for a try finished off by back row Mark Wilson.

    Sonatane Takulua on target this time with the conversion and off he goes to loud applause from the home crowd.

  9. Post update

    Sale 34-28 Wasps

    Wasps are keeping ball in hand well and it looks like it's going to be a tense final six minutes for the hosts. 

    Can Sale hold on or will Wasps perform a miraculous victory from 9-31 down? 

  10. Post update

    Moving towards the closing stages and both games still in the balance....

  11. Try (Beale, con Gopperth)

    Sale 34-28 Wasps

    Wasps aren't finished yet!

    This time the break comes from Willie Le Roux who charges down the wing and he finds KurtleyBeale on his shoulder. 

    Jimmy Gopperth calmly adds the conversion and we're back to within a score. Game on!

  12. Try (Haywood, con Myler)

    Newcastle 39-31 Northampton

    Northampton still hunting for something in this one.

    They've got themselves a try bonus point as hooker Mikey Haywood dots down for their fourth of the afternoon.

    Stephen Myler on the money with his boot to bring it back to eight points.

    Stephen Myler
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    Nick Hughes: As usual, Sale making it difficult from in a winning position. Need to cut the mistakes & stop trying to force it  

  14. Post update

    Newcastle 39-24 Northampton

    We're still going at Kingston Park and a shell-shocked Northampton are desperately trying to find their way back into the contest with 15 minutes to play.

  15. Post update

    Sale 34-21 Wasps

    Sale have their tails back up at the AJ Bell Stadium and are testing Wasps' defence with every carry of the ball. 

    Will Addison is having what they call in the trade 'a stormer'. He's everywhere and it's driving the home side forwards moving into the final quarter. 

    Will Addison
  16. Penalty (Addison)

    Sale 33-21 Wasps

    It's a calming three points for Sale after Wasps have enjoyed a bit of a momentum shift in this match. 

    After WillAddison slots the penalty a new face arrives onto the field - Willie Le Roux for Wasps.

  17. Try (Cooper, con Hodgson)

    Newcastle 39-24 Northampton

    This is crazy stuff now for Newcastle against Northampton and I'm not really sure where the Saints defence has gone since the break.

    They've conceded four tries in 18 minutes since the interval and Newcastle are rampant. Hooker Kyle Cooper gets their sixth try of the game.

    Joel Hodgson on target with the boot for the conversion.

  18. Try (Johnson)

    Sale 31-21 Wasps

    Now it's Wasps that have their tails up!

    This is much sharper from the visitors and once again it comes through quick handling and Sale's defensive line getting a little tight. 

    Christian Wade shows his footwork and quick hands to find Kurtley Beale (again) with Ashley Johnson driving over. 

    A blood injury to Jimmy Gopperth hands the kicking duties to Danny Cipriani but he misses. 

  19. Try (Takulua, missed con Hodgson)

    Newcastle 32-24 Northampton

    Takulua

    So, not just one hat-trick hero this afternoon, we've got two.

    Newcastle in business again against a leaky Northampton defence and Sonatane Takulua again is the man who pounces.

    It's his third of the game and Newcastle's fifth. They're running away with this now.

  20. Post update

    This enough tries in one afternoon for you?!