A late try gives Gloucester victory over Northampton in the Premiership Rugby Cup, while Newcastle and Sale win elsewhere.
All Black centre Charles Piutau makes his Bristol Bears bow as Gloucester are well-beaten in the Premiership Rugby Cup.
Sale Sharks sign fly-half Robert du Preez on a three-month deal from South African side the Sharks.
Worcester Warriors convincingly beat Sale Sharks 35-3 in the opening match of the inaugural Premiership Rugby Cup.
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