Saracens and Newcastle picked up wins in the Premiership on Friday while Sale Sharks destroyed Gloucester at the AJ Bell Stadium.
Worcester Warriors 3-25 Saracens
Saracens secured a 25-3 victory over the Worcester Warriors in their Premiership clash at Sixways on Friday.
Two tries from Chris Wyles helped Saracens to a routine win , but they didn’t have it all their own way against winless Worcester.
The European champions returned south without the bonus point they will have wished for with Worcester feeling aggrieved that their display didn’t at least make the score line look more respectable.
Wyles crossed in the first-half after Alex Goode found him with a looping pass. Goode then crossed himself to double Sarries’ try tally.
England fly-half Owen Farrell came off the bench to show his quality with a brilliant cross kick that allowed Wyles to get his second but the elusive fourth try evaded Mark McCall’s side.
Their defence was at its resilient best as a Jamie Shillcock penalty was all Worcester had to show for their efforts as they lost their fifth game on the trot.
Tries: Wyles 2, Goode
Cons: Lozowski, Farrell
Pens: Lozowski 2
Newcastle Falcons 29-17 London Irish
Newcastle Falcons defeated London Irish 29-17 in their Premiership match at Kingston Park on Friday.
London Irish’s reputation as slow starters doesn’t look like being shook anytime soon as Newcastle romped to a bonus point victory that took them top of the table.
Three first-half tries cancelled out Tommy Bell’s early penalty for the visitors when, first, Juan Pable Socino cut through the Irish defence to dot over under the posts.
Goneva then helped himself to two tries, the first a length of the field special to rival Gloucester’s breathtaking try from a week ago. The second was from a meter out as he turned into a forward to drive over.
Captain Will Welch crashed over for the bonus point in front of the Kingston Park faithful. Conor Gilsenan and Tom Fowlie both crossed after to give Irish a glimmer of hope that they could leave with a bonus point but they didn’t manage to do so.
Dean Richards men now sit top of the table whilst London Irish are without a win since the opening weekend.
Tries: Socino, Goneva 2, Welch
Cons: Takulua 3
For London Irish:
Tries: Gilsenan, Fowlie
Cons: Bell 2
Sale Sharks 57-10 Gloucester
Sale Sharks destroyed Gloucester with a 57-10 victory in their Premiership encounter at AJ Bell Stadium on Friday.
A sublime solo Denny Solomona try after 40 seconds set the tone for a rout at the AJ Bell stadium as Sale scored eight tries.
Solomona chipped on and broadcasted his dancing skills as much as his rugby skill as he two stepped down the touchline and then across the try area to dot down under the posts.
Not to be out done though, fellow winger Byron McGuigan notched a hat-trick to leave the internal wingers competition 3-2 in his favour after Solomona added to his initial try.
Wallaby James O’Connor, on for his debut, sent Faf de Klerk over for another Sale try after the interval before he crossed to mark what must have been a dream debut.
The AJ Bell were then treated to a Sam James intercept after McGuigan had complete his treble . John Afoa crossed late on to give Gloucester a late consolation with Billy Burns kicking five points on a miserable night for the Cherry & Whites.
Tries: Solomona 2, McGuigan 3, De Klerk, O’Connor, James
Cons: MacGinty 6, Cliff