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English Premiership Saturday Wrap – Wins for Worcester, Tigers, Saints and Sharks

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It was an exciting start to the new season in the English Premiership on Saturday.

It was wins for Saracens on Friday Night and on Saturday the Tigers, Saints, Warriors and Sharks register their first wins of the new season.

Here is how the Log looks after Friday and Saturdays matches:

2021 Gallagher English Premiership

PosTeamPWLDPDPts
155007323
243103416
343108415
453203415
543101214
65320-113
75221-1213
75221-1213
942203411
105032-199
114130-397
125140-844
134040-673

The Warriors opened their campaign with a bonus point win over London Irish on Saturday, beating them 36-24 at Sixways.

It as London Irish that go the first try of the match when Hassell-Collins went over but the home side responded with their first try from Sam Lewis.

Two more tries from Heinz and Nanai saw the host lead at the break 19-5 putting them in a good position for the win.

In the second half Tuisue got one for the visitors before Kvesic scored the home side bonus point try. There was two more late tries from Hoskins and Humphrey but the Warriors did enough by that time to seal the win in their opening match.

Scorers:

Worcester: Tries – Lewis, Heinz, Nanai, Humphreys Conversions – Williams(4) Penalties Williams

London Irish: Tries – Hassell-Collins, Tuisue, Hoskins Conversions – Jackson(2)

The Tigers surprised last season Premiership finalist, Exeter when they beat them 34-19 on Saturday in an impressive display in the opening round of the competition.

The home side had the perfect start to the match with a try by Stewart but that was answered by the Chiefs with one of their own by Armond.

The host got their second not long after when Potter got over. The Tigers got a 15 point lead at the break after Matt Scott went over.

Exeter got back in the game after the break when they got a penalty try but two tries from Nic Dolly sealed the win for the home side.

Exeter got a consolation try late in the match when Hidalgo-Clyne got over.

It was not just a great start for the Tigers but also the first win over Exeter in four years which would have made the fans pretty happy on Saturday.

Scorers:

Leicester Tigers: Tries – Steward, Potter, Scott, Dolly(2) Conversions – Ford(3) Penalties – Ford

Exeter Chiefs: Tries – Armand, Penalty, Hidalgo-Clyne Conversions – Skinner

After tight first half on Saturday, Northampton got two early second half tries which helped them take the game away form Gloucester for a 34-20 win.

The Saints started well with an early try by Furbank to take the lead in the game but the visitors replied halfway through the half with their first try by Ollie Thorley.

WIth a yellow card for Gloucester the home side got a double in the second half through Grayson and Auterac. That took the game  really away from Gloucester.

Gloucester did reply with tries by Reid and May but that was a little too late with Wood sealing it with a late try which also gave the home side a bonus point.

Scorers:

Saints: Tries – Furbank, Grayson, Auterac, Wood Conversions – Grayson(3) Furbank Penalties – Grayson(2)

Gloucester: Tries – Thorley, Reid, May Conversions – Evans Penalties – Evans

Sale Sharks had to work hard for a one point win at the end against Bath on Saturday.

It was a great second half from the visitors but Sale Sarks manage to survive it to take the win after the led 17-3 at half time.

In the first half it was Akker Van der Merwe who opened the scoring for the home side with McGuigan also going over.

Danny Cipriani kept Bath in the match with two penalties before Juan Schoeman went over for Bath to be within four points of the host.

Two more penalties from Bath Baily saw Bath take the lead 19-17 but a late penalty from Wilkinson gave the win for Sale.

Scorers:

Sale Sharks: Tries – Van der Merwe, McGuigan Conversions – Du Preez(2) Penalties – Du Preez, Wilkinson(2)

Bath: Tries – Schoeman Conversions – Bailey Penalties – Cipriani, Bailey(2)

Sunday Match:

Newcastle v Harlequins