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Live Reporting

James Law and Nathan Middleton

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  1. Record-breaking Chiefs

    Exeter celebrate

    We'll leave you with this image.

    To win seven matches in the Premiership is impressive enough, but to score at least four tries in all of them is quite something.

    Exeter know that a win at Gloucester on the final day of the regular season will guarantee them a home play-off semi-final.

    We'll be back tomorrow.

  2. The final countdown

    It's first against third. It's sixth against seventh. The last weekend of fixtures looks an absolute humdinger.

    • Bristol v Newcastle
    • Gloucester v Exeter
    • Northampton v Harlequins
    • Sale v Bath
    • Wasps v Saracens
    • Worcester v Leicester
  3. Still to come...

    Bath v Gloucester (Sunday; 15:00 BST)

    Bath v Gloucester

    Fifth-placed Bath need a win to keep their play-off hopes alive, while Gloucester will be looking to strengthen their faint chances of a top-six finish.

    Both sides will be in action for the first time since contrasting results in last weekend's Challenge Cup semi-finals, which saw Gloucester win at La Rochelle but Bath lose narrowly at Stade Francais.

    We'll be back for this belter of a West Country derby tomorrow.

  4. 'We had to rise to the challenge'

    FT: Exeter 36-12 Northampton

    Quote Message: We had to rise to the challenge, which we haven't necessarily done over the last few weeks. We're getting the points on the board, but as a coach you look for performances all the time. from Ali Hepher Exeter Chiefs coach
    Ali HepherExeter Chiefs coach
  5. 'We just work hard'

    FT: Exeter 36-12 Northampton

    Quote Message: We didn't start the season too great and then we reassessed - we just work hard and see what comes. You see with the crowd how important it is for us to play at home. from Kai Horstmann Exeter Chiefs back row
    Kai HorstmannExeter Chiefs back row
  6. Post update

    FT: Exeter 36-12 Northampton

    Chris Jones

    BBC Radio 5 live rugby reporter at Sandy Park

    Buoyed by his Lions selection, Jack Nowell had already carried the ball an astonishing 22 times today, and that was with around 20 minutes left. A constant threat.

  7. Post update

    FT: Exeter 36-12 Northampton

    A seventh straight bonus-point win in the Premiership for Exeter, who run in six tries to go joint top of the table with Wasps.

    Northampton scored the first and last tries of the match, but offered very little in between...

  8. Full-time

    Exeter 36-12 Northampton

  9. Post update

    Exeter 36-12 Northampton

    It will ultimately count for little, but Ahsee Tuala showed some good hands to go over in the corner with the final play of the match.

    The Northampton conversion is missed.

  10. Try (Tuala)

    Exeter 36-12 Northampton

    Saints have the final word...

  11. Full-time

    Leicester 41-18 Sale

    Leicester can see the play-off places after that five point win, in impressive style.

    Sale did not have much to play for and that is how they played.

  12. Post update

    Exeter 36-7 Northampton

    Olly Woodburn

    That was very unselfish play from Jack Nowell, who's surely been man of the match this afternoon.

    The England wing draws in a Northampton defender before cleverly passing to Olly Woodburn, who crosses for his second try of the match.

    Gareth Steenson dissects the posts and we're into the last minute...

  13. Try (McGuigan)

    Leicester 41-18 Sale

    George McGuigan

    George McGuigan rounds off a superb afternoon for Leicester as they cross the 40-point mark with a fifth try,

    Owen Williams with the extras.

  14. Try (Woodburn)

    Exeter 34-7 Northampton

    A second of the afternoon for Olly Woodburn and a sixth for Exeter...

  15. Post update

    Exeter 29-7 Northampton

    Northampton are yet to register any points in this second half, and have less than five minutes to change that.

    They have a line-out as they attempt to ease the pressure after another wave of Exeter attack.

    The visitors have taken off many of their star names, with next weekend's match in mind...

  16. Full-time

    Saracens 27-9 Bristol

    Heads will have been raised when Bristol led 9-3 at the break, but four second-half tries showed what the Saracens are all about.

    With Exeter also winning the home semi-finals will be decided in the final weekend.

  17. Try (Du Plessis)

    Saracens 27-9 Bristol

    If this is final appearance at home for Saracens he is going out in some style. 

    After scoring his first ever try for the club earlier on, Pestrus du Plessis crosses for his second as the champions have their bonus-point fourth try.

  18. Post update

    Exeter 29-7 Northampton

    That was power and pace in equal measure from Exeter's Sam Hill.

    The centre breaks through a tackle and bursts past the Northampton defence to touch down.

    It's a fifth try of the afternoon and Gareth Steenson adds the extras.

  19. Try (Evans)

    Leicester 34-18 Sale

    The most consolation of consolation scores from Bryn Evans for Sale.

    The visitors are still a couple of scores from a losing bonus-point.

  20. Try (Hill)

    Exeter 27-7 Northampton

    Sam Hill

    Some nifty footwork from Sam Hill and Exeter are out of sight...