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Summary

  1. FT: Northampton 31-36 Leicester
  2. Leicester edge Saints in derby thriller
  3. Late show gives Mauger winning send off
  4. FT: Exeter 30-25 Sale Sharks
  5. FT: Harlequins 53-17 Newcastle

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By Tom Garry and Andrew Aloia

All times stated are UK

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  1. Thanks for joining us

    That's about it for today's Premiership drama, folks. Time for a breather.

    Do join us again tomorrow when Saracens host Bath, with the visitors looking to get straight back into the top four having been leapfrogged by Leicester today, and leaders Wasps host Worcester.

    Until then, have a good evening, and good bye.

  2. Mauger signs off as Tigers boss with dramatic win

    FT: Northampton 31-36 Leicester

    There was plenty of emotion in this action-packed derby game, with Leicester boss Aaron Mauger victorious in his last match in charge.

    Northampton 31-36 Leicester

    Lachlan McCaffrey of Leicester

    Leicester take a big stride towards the play-offs with a breathless derby victory over top-four rivals Northampton.

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  3. Quins improve top-four hopes

    FT: Harlequins 53-17 Newcastle

    Just how important will Harlequins' big win over Newcastle be as they chase a semi-final spot?

    Harlequins 53-17 Newcastle

    Mike Brown

    Harlequins improve their hopes of a top-four finish with a convincing victory over Newcastle at the Stoop.

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  4. Chiefs fight back to boost hopes of a home semi

    FT: Exeter 30-25 Sale

    Exeter did it the hard way, but they came up with a vitally important bonus-point win against Sale.

    Exeter 30-25 Sale

    Don Armand

    Exeter Chiefs come from 14 points down to beat Sale Sharks and boost their hopes of securing a home Premiership semi-final.

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  5. Reaction: Tigers win it for Mauger

    FT: Northampton 31-36 Leicester

    Leicester's Owen Williams tells BT Sport:

    "It has been a tough week. We wanted to win it for him [Aaron Mauger] today.

    "He is a quality bloke. He's a good man, he cares about his players greatly and he's a good coach."

  6. FT: Northampton 31-36 Leicester

    It is a huge win for Leicester! And outgoing interim boss Aaron Mauger celebrates an emotional win in his final game in charge. He looks like he has lived every tackle of that breathless match.

    He'll leave Tigers on a winning note. They are up to fourth in the table.

  7. Full-time

    Northampton 31-36 Leicester

    Tigers turn the ball over and that's it!

    Leicester have won one of the best games you'll see all season!

  8. Post update

    Northampton 31-36 Leicester

    Northampton need a try. The clock has ticked past the 80. The hosts have the ball in Leicester's half. Last chance.

  9. Penalty (O Williams)

    Northampton 31-36 Leicester

    He makes it! From all of 50m out. It just has the length. Superb from Owen Williams!

  10. Post update

    Northampton 31-33 Leicester

    Tigers win a penalty at a scrum, as Saints are penalised for collapsing.

    Owen Williams will kick this again, even though it is way, way out, on the halfway line.

    Time is being eaten up...

  11. Full-time

    Harlequins 53-17 Newcastle

    Harlequins v Newcastle

    Well, after going a try down early on Harlequins never looked in trouble against Newcastle.

    Tim Swiel's late try, Quins' seventh of the day, helped seal a thumping 53-17 win! 

  12. Penalty (O Williams)

    Northampton 31-33 Leicester

    .... And it is a superb kick from Owen Williams! Over by the left touchline, he hits it straight and true.

    Leicester, with a man down still, are back in front. How many more twists is there time for?

  13. Post update

    Northampton 31-30 Leicester

    But now Leicester have a penalty in the Saints half and Owen Williams will kick this...

    It looks like a daft offside infringement from Luther Burrell, there.

  14. FT: Exeter 30-25 Sale

    Exeter v Sale

    Sale manage to take something away from Sandy Park in the final minute, as AJ MacGinty slots a penalty.

    So that is a losing bonus point for the Sharks, while Exeter's fightback earns them a bonus-point win!

  15. Penalty (Myler)

    Northampton 31-30 Leicester

    Stephen Myler

    High tackle. Penalty to Saints... around 40m out... And Stephen Myler nervelessly takes his own kicking tally for the afternoon to 16 points and Saints regain a slender lead.

  16. Leicester lead

    Northampton 28-30 Leicester

    Leicester break with energy through Telusa Veainu and JP Petersen goes so close to the line before it comes out the left flank to Lachlan McCaffrey , who swivels past the last Saints defender to score in the corner. Good finish from the big man!

    And Owen Williams converts from a very, very tight angle to put the visitors ahead.

  17. Try (McCaffrey)

    Northampton 28-28 Leicester

    14 men? No problem. Tigers are level.

    Northampton v Leicester
  18. Post update

    Exeter 30-22 Sale

    Henry Slade lands a very important penalty with less than four minutes remaining.

    That kick gives Exeter a two-score lead! It will be a tense finish, but Chiefs may just have done enough to prevail!

  19. Sin-bin (M Williams)

    Northampton 28-23 Leicester

    Northampton are furious as Tigers' Mike Williams appears to go in high on Teimana Harrison.

    Was that contact with Harrison's head? They go for a review... No. No red card. He caught him though, flying into the ruck without using his arms.

    It is a yellow for the Leicester replacement. They are down to 14.

  20. Post update

    Northampton 28-23 Leicester

    Now Tigers have possession in the Saints half, 30m out, trying to break down the defence... But the hosts turn it over! Cheers from the home fans.

    Up the other end, Saints do well at the breakdown and look to have earned a penalty.