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English Premiership Restart Weekend Wrap


The English Premiership restarted this past weekend and we saw some great matches over the first weekend.

Harlequins 16 Sale Sharks 10

Harlequins and Sale kicked things off on Friday. It was Harlequins who got the better off the Sharks beating them 16-10.

Sale came into the match as favorites as they are still chasing the league leaders Exeter, but a great performance from Harlequins brought them straight back to earth.

Sale struggled to get going throughout the match although they have some good star players in their squad.

Harlequins was just smarter and sharper throughout and deserve the win through and through.

Both teams struggle getting back to things as the penalty count of 29 shows.

It was expected that players will be a bit rusted and the quality of play should get better in the weeks to come.

Bristol Bears 16 Saracens 12

The Bristol Bears cause another upset this weekend when they beat Saracens on Saturday 16-12.

It was a late penalty try that gave them the victory over Saracens and this saw them move up to second on the league table.

The penalty try came when captain Jamie George enter the ruck illegally on his own line which gave the Bears the crucial penalty try for the win.

The quality was poor with just too many penalties between the two side.

Gloucester 44 Worcester 15

With Worcester Melani Nanai red carded in the 18th minute, it was always going to be difficult for them to get a win against a good Gloucester side.

Gloucester ran in six tries in the match which secure them a great win.

The red card came when Nanai crashed into May with a head-high shoulder charge.

Although and early try by Hill put the home side in the lead the red card proved to turn the game on his head as it normally does at this level.

Ollie Thorley scored two tries and Jack Singleton, Louis Rees-Zammit, Jason Woodward and Stephen Varney one apiece, with Billy Twelvetrees adding two penalties and four conversions.

Scott Van Breda scored a late consolation try for Worcester which Duncan Weir converted.

Exeter Chiefs 26 Leicester Tigers 13

The league leaders extended their lead on the table when they got a bonus point win over the Tigers beating them 26-13 at Sandy Park.

Exeter was just too good for the Tigers with tries coming from Dave Ewers, Stuart Hogg and Luke Cowan-Dickie with a penalty try while the Tigers were also awarded a penalty try.

Bath 34 London Irish 17

Bath saw off London Irish at the Recreation Ground with a 34-17 win on Saturday.

Ben Spencer who made his debut for Bath was in for an early try. He got over after just five minutes into the game with Bath adding four more tries to get a well deserved bonus point win.

Tom Dunn crossed twice in that spell before Jonathan Joseph and Jack Walker went over in the second period to seal the maximum.

Wasp 34 Northampton 21

Wasp helped themselves to a great win over Northampton on Sunday when they beat them 34-21.

Two tries by Josh Bassett was crucial in Wasp getting the better off the Saints. This was two off the four tries scored by Wasp with the other two coming from Jack Willis and Bassett.

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