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Gallagher English Premiership – Wins for Bears, Exeter, Bath, Saints and Tigers

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It was another great weekend of English Premiership rugby in Round 13 off this years competitions.

The two top sides in the league, Bristol and Exeter won their games this weekend with Gloucester and Sale loosing closes one’s on Saturday.

Here is the current standings:

2021 Gallagher English Premiership

PosTeamPWLDPFPAPDPts
113102135521611051
214104034822712149
31485140829711144
4138502802413937
513562240236435
613760222238-1635
714770308377-6934
814770290307-1733
914680209238-2930
1014680304361-5730
11143110291377-8620
12143110194314-12018

Bristol is now 11 points clear at the top of the English Premiership log after beating Wasps 37-20 on Friday.

It was Wasps that got into an early lead when they got their first try through Sione Vailanu but the Bears hot back almost immediately with O’Conor’s try.

Eden then got three penalties over before Gopperth got a long-range penalty over to make the halftime score 16-13 for Bristol.

The Bears came out in the second half still dominating play and Joyce got over for his try.

There was also a try for Adeolokun with ten minutes to go before Bassett got a lat try for Wasps. The Bears had the last say in the match with another try, this time from Vui went over for a deserved bonus point win

Scorers:

Bristol 37
Tries: O’Conor, Joyce, Adeolokun, Vui Cons: Eden 4 Pens: Eden 3
Wasps 20
Tries: Vailanu, Bassett Cons: Gopperth 2 Pens: Gopperth 2

It was a thriller at Sandy Park on Saturday where Exeter won a nail bitter against Harlequins 21-20. It was a try by Ewers that gave the home side the win after trailing Harlequins.

Quins got their noses in front in the with a try by Danny Care before Exeter Touwnsend levelled it again a few minutes later.

Scot Baldwin got a try from Harlequins with a penalty by Marcus Smith to take their lead to 20-7 before the host replied with a try by Williams.

Exeter had a good period on Quins line at the end of the match that saw Ewers go over for the winning try.

Scorers:

Exeter: (7) 21
Tries: Townsend, Williams, Ewers Cons: J Simmonds 3
Harlequins: (10) 20
Tries: Care, Baldwin Cons: Smith 2 Pens: Smith 2

It was a six-try win for Bath at Kingston Park on Saturday when they beat Newcastle.

Great news for England fans was to see Sam Underhill back on the park after his injury. The England international also score a try for Bath with Dunn that went over twice.

Other Bath tries came from Thomas, Mecer and Walker.

The Falcons got their tries from Davison and Penny as well as a late penalty try.

Scorers:

Newcastle (12) 19
Tries: Davison, Penny, penalty try Cons: Connon
Bath (19) 38
Tries: Dunn 2, Underhill, Mercer, Thomas, Walker Cons: Schoeman 2, Spencer 2

It was another thrilling match at Franklin’s Gardens when the Saints was able to hold off Sale for a 17-14 win on Saturday.

The Saints were better out off the blocks with a try by Harrison and penalty from Grayson that gave them a 8-0 lead at halftime. Grayson knocked over two more penalties before Sale got their first points from a Jean-Luc du Preez try.

Grayson knocked over another penalty before Lood de Jager got over for his try.

Sale tried but could not add anymore points with some great defence by Northampton.

Sale had to settle with only one bonus point for loosing within 7 points.

Scorers:

Northampton (8) 17
Try: Harrison Pens: Grayson 4
Sale (0) 14
Tries: Du Preez, De Jager Cons: MacGinty 2

It was the Tigers first away win in the 2020-21 season when they beat Gloucester 20-14.

Leicester captain was first to cross the line for the Tigers. There was also tries from Dan Kelly and Harry Wells which setup the win for the Tigers.

Gloucester got two tries through Carreras and Slater

Scorers:

Gloucester (7) 14
Tries: Carreras, Slater Cons: Barton 2
Leicester (15) 20
Tries: T Youngs, Kelly, Wells Cons: Henry Pens: Henry
Paddy Jackson landed a master of a penalty to secure a win for London Irish on Sunday against Worcester.
London Irish had a comfortable lead at the break after tries by Meehan and Mafi but Worcester came back at them in the second half with tries by Annett and Clegg to level things up with 10 minutes remaining.
With only 14-men on the field London Irish had to dig deep to fight that last 10 minutes and at the end it was Jackson boot that secure them the win.

Scorers:
London Irish (17) 20
Tries: Meehan, Mafi Cons: Jackson 2 Pens: Jackson 2
Worcester (3) 17
Tries: Annett, Clegg Cons: Searle 2 Pen: Searle
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