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Summary

  1. FT: Saracens 29-18 Sale Sharks
  2. FT: Exeter Chiefs 36-14 Newcastle Falcons
  3. FT: Northampton Saints 24-14 Worcester Warriors

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By James Law, Andrew Aloia and Alex Winter

All times stated are UK

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  1. Until tomorrow...

    Sunday's Premiership action

    Bristol v Bath

    This afternoon may have seen some interesting results in the Premiership, but we're all about looking forward rather than being obsessed with the past.

    Sunday brings a mouthwatering derby between Bristol and Bath, while Premiership leaders Wasps take to the field at home to Gloucester.

    With kick-offs at 13:00 GMT, it'll be the perfect warm-up for England's Six Nations match against Italy - see you then.

  2. Saints move into top six with Worcester win

    Northampton 24-14 Worcester

    A win is a win... well, it seems that might be the way Northampton look at their victory over Worcester as it wasn't the most entertaining Premiership fixture. And that is putting it mildly. 

    Northampton 24-14 Worcester

    Northampton v Worcester

    Northampton moved back into the top six of the Premiership with victory over Worcester at Franklin's Gardens.

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  3. Six Nations Sunday

    England v Italy (Sun, 15:00 GMT)

    Ben Te'o

    But wait, there's MORE!

    It's expected to be a formality for England tomorrow afternoon at Twickenham, as they look to make it three wins from three against bottom side Italy.

    While it might be seen as a run-of-the-mill match by some, it's sure to be a day to remember for Worcester centre Ben Te'o who makes his first international start.

    For team news, commentator's notes, quotes and stats, read our all-encompassing preview of the game here.

  4. Scotland beat Wales for first time in 10 years

    Scotland 29-13 Wales

    While we are busy looking back at today's action, why not check out what happened in the Six Nations.

    Oh, and if you want to continue following the international action, live text commentary of Ireland's match against France is here.

    Scotland 29-13 Wales

    Tim Visser and Tommy Seymour

    Scotland produce a spirited second-half display to defeat Wales at Murrayfield, with Tommy Seymour and Tim Visser the hosts' try-scorers.

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  5. First-timer Simmonds helps Exeter up to second

    Exeter 36-14 Newcastle

    Twice Newcastle led Exeter in the first half, but the Chiefs proved too strong as a bonus-point win lifts them to second in the table.

    It was a particularly memorable day for fly-half Joe Simmonds, who was perfect with the boot in his first Premiership start.

    Exeter 36-14 Newcastle

    Joe Simmonds

    Joe Simmonds kicks 11 points in his first Premiership start to help Exeter move into second with victory over Newcastle.

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  6. Sarries back to winning ways against Sale

    Saracens 29-18 Sale

    Victory for Saracens ends a mini-drought for for the defending champions, but it is not enough to keep them second in the table...

    Saracens 29-18 Sale

    Saracens v Sale

    Saracens show resilience to pick up their first Premiership win in four against Sale to move within two points of leaders Wasps.

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  7. Full-time

    Northampton 24-14 Worcester

    Northampton win very easily in the end but it's been a poor game. Saints move back into the top six with a much-needed victory but there's not too much to take from a lacklustre display.

    Worcester offered very little and remain in a relegation battle, six points above bottom-club Bristol.

  8. Try (Heem, con Lamb)

    Northampton 24-14 Worcester

    Worcester have successive penalties close to the Northampton line, eventually Bryce Heem streaks through the defence for a consolation score. Replacement outside half ryan Lamb adds the extras but it's scant consolation for Worcester.

  9. Full-time

    Exeter 36-14 Newcastle

    And there it is confirmed, Exeter up to second with victory over Newcastle.

  10. Try (Haywood, con Myler)

    Northampton 24-7 Worcester

    Finally some action as Northampton win a very kickable penalty on the 22 but they decide to kick for the corner to really kill the game. The maul forms 10 yards from the Worcester line and Saints surge forward. 

    Mikey Haywood dummies and goes himself off the back of the maul and two phases later Saints think they've scored - but they're held up.

    Back for penalty advantage and from a second maul Haywood gets his second try of the afternoon. Myler converts splendidly again.

  11. Try (Short, con missed Hooley)

    Exeter 36-14 Newcastle

    James Short is over for his fifth try in two games!

    And what a finish, getting on the end of a fine Will Hooley grubber kick.

  12. Northampton 17-7 Worcester

    Apart from substitutions there is nothing to report from a poor second period at Franklin's Gardens. Neither side can get a grip on the game and gain any territory. 

    It's a poor game now, the ground is quiet, and Saints are far enough ahead at the moment to be comfortable.

  13. Try (Skinner, con Simmonds)

    Exeter 31-14 Newcastle

    A handing error is punished by Exeter.

    From mistake to Sam Skinner's try, it took just three phases. Ruthless, that.

    And Joe Simmonds lands his fifth kick of the day. Perfect at the tee in his first Premiership start. What a day to remember as could be the win that takes Exeter to second in the table. 

    Joe Simmonds
  14. Full-time

    Saracens 29-18 Sale

    Mark McCall's side pile forward in search of a fourth try, which would bring a bonus point, but they are made to settle for the win.

    Saracens were a wounded animal but, led by the excellent Chris Ashton, have managed to keep Sale at arms' length.

    The visitors were plucky and extremely dangerous in parts - they may argue they deserved a losing bonus point.

  15. Northampton 17-7 Worcester

    A third Worcester penalty - this time they kick to within 15 yards. Substitute Chris Pennell makes a break off the first phase but again Worcester are wasteful as Michael Paterson forces a turnover. 

    Northampton were awful in the second period last week at Newcastle. They aren't too much better here but force a chance as Harry Mallinder puts Ben Foden through on the left wing, he's held up close to the line and Worcester then force a turnover. Twenty minutes to play.

    
          Ben Foden of Northampton Saints is tackled by Francois Hougaard
  16. Try (Neild, con missed)

    Saracens 29-18 Sale

    Crash, bang, wallop.

    Pure strength and power sees replacement Cameron Neild shove himself over for Sale's second try.

    The conversion from AJ MacGinty, even considering the conditions, is well below-par.

    Both sides chasing a bonus point with three minutes to go.

  17. Missed Penalty (Mills)

    Northampton 17-7 Worcester

    This has been pretty ordinary stuff so far in the second period but Worcester force another penalty, this one almost in front of the sticks, but Ryan Mills hooks it wide! 

  18. Missed Penalty (Mills)

    Northampton 17-7 Worcester

    Francois Hougaard is more than often all that is good about Worcester and here he works around the fringes well before drawing a penalty at the breakdown.

    It's a makeable shot at goal for Ryan Mills but has missed and a early chance for the visitors goes begging.

  19. Try (Penalty, con Simmonds)

    Exeter 24-14 Newcastle

    Exeter backed themselves all the way there.

    Repeat penalties, scrums collapsing, pressure building and three points were begging to be kicked.

    Eventually, however, the whistle goes and the penalty try is awarded. Joe Simmonds lands the extras and it is a 10-point lead for the hosts. 

    Referee blow for try
  20. Try (Earle, con missed)

    Saracens 29-13 Sale

    It'll be Nathan Earle's name going down against that Saracens try, but massive credit must go to Chris Ashton and Brad Barritt.

    The duo play the decisive, quick passes to allow the alarmingly quick Earle to cross in the corner.

    Kicking from the corner in these winds is incredibly tough, and Alex Lozowski's conversion misses.