Gloucester vs London Irish
Ruan Ackermann was the try scorer in the first half as the hosts muscled past the visitors. Lloyd Evans converted the try to give the hosts a 7-0 lead at halftime. The home team scored their second try through Ollie Thorley, with Evans again adding the extra two points. Irish converted a try of their own, but Gloucester closed out the 24-7 victory with a penalty and late converted try from man of the match Ackermann.
Bristol vs Newcastle Falcons
Bristol won their fourth successive match in all competitions, securing a 37-21 bonus-point victory over the Newcastle Falcons at Ashton Gates.
The Bears scored four tries through Andy Uren, Siva Naulago, Luke Morahan and Alapati Leiua. Tom Whiteley scored 17 points with four conversions and three penalties. The Falcons’ three tries were scored by Cameron Nordli-Kelemeti and Nathan Earle, with a penalty try being awarded after the Bears collapsed a rolling maul. Fly-half Will Haydon-Wood kicked the other four points with two conversions.
Exeter Chiefs vs Wasps
The hosts were comfortably leading 26-15 in the 71st minute, but an Alfie Barbeary try and a touchline conversion from Jimmy Gopperth opened the door for the grandstand finish. The Chiefs scored tries through Tom O’Flaherty, Lewis Pearson, Jack Innard and Richard Capstick, while Joe Simmonds kicked three conversions. Odogwu and lock Joe Launchbury had earlier scored tries for the visitors, but it seemed to be in a losing cause until the last five minutes.
Leicester Tigers vs Worcester Warriors
First-half tries from Hosea Saumaki, Freddie Burns and a penalty try gave the home team a comfortable 22-6 halftime lead. Billy Searle kicked two penalties for the visitors. Hanro Liebenberg and Tommy Reffell crossed over for two more second-half tries, with Burns converting both. The Warriors replied with an Alex Hearle try, and five more points were added from the boot of Searle.
Saracens vs Bath
Saracens crushed a hapless Bath team 40-3.
Saracens hooker Tom Woolstencroft went over from two driving maul tries in the first half, and eight points from the boot of Alex Lozowski saw Sarries take an 18-3 lead at the break. In the second half, the home team scored their third try through Alex Goode before Alex Lewington and Theo McFarland rounded off the scoring. Bath’s lone points came from the boot of Ben Spencer.
Harlequins vs Sale Sharks
Two Tom Roebuck tries gave the visitors the perfect start, and it was soon 22-0 when hooker Ewan Ashman crashed over. Hugh Tizard scored in first-half added time to get the hosts on the scoreboard. Any hopes of a Quins comeback were quickly ended with two second-half tries from Robert du Preez. A try from Tommy Allan was a consolation for the hosts as they succumbed to a 36-14 defeat.