There was another great weekend in the English Gallagher Premiership competitions with for Wasps over Newcastle, Bath over Worcester, Harlequins over Gloucester and Exeter over the Tigers.
Sunday matches to come:
Saints v Bristol
Sharks v London Irish
Here is the current standings:
2021 Gallagher English Premiership
Wasps had to fight back for their win over Newcastle on Friday but they did just that with a great second half display to win with 2 points at the end.
Newcastle had a handy lead at the break(18-6) with tries by Fuser and Wacokecoke.
But it was all Wasps in the second half playing much better with tries form Shields and West to turn things around for them in the match.
Newcastle did not help themselves much with yellow cards for bot Peterson and Young which open the door for Wasps to complete the comeback.
|Newcastle (18) 18|
|Tries: Fuser, Wacokecoke Con: Hodgson Pens: Hodgson 2|
|Wasps (6) 20|
|Tries: Shields, West Cons: Gopperth 2 Pens: Gopperth 2|
Bath was just too good for the Warriors on Saturday beating them 47-22.
It was a you Worcester side that was taught a lesson in what it takes to play in the Premiership with Bath scoring seven tries in the match.
Dunn and Muir scored twice with Muir scoring his first after just 90 seconds in the match. Mac Clark’s try made it a 40-0 lead at the break but the Warriors did hot back in the second half with tries by Batley and Humphreys.
Humphreys got his second try late in the game with Waller also adding his name to the Warriors scoresheet.
|Bath: (40) 47|
|Tries: Muir 2, Dunn 2, Mercer, Spencer, Clark Cons: Priestland 5, Bailey|
|Worcester: (0) 22|
|Tries: Batley, Humphreys 2, Waller Cons: Smith|
It was another thumping defeat for the men from Gloucester when Harlequins outplayed them at Twickenham Stoop 59-24 with nine tries to three.
Tries for the home side by Luke Northmore, Mike Brown, Cadan Murley and Danny Care gave them a 24-0 lead at halftime and it seems the writing was against the wall already for the cherrie and whites.
To their credit Gloucester came back in the second half with tries by Freddie Clarke and two from Charlie Chapman but Quins pulled away again with Care scoring his second of the match and Green putting his name again on the scoresheet.
Gloucester also got a yellow card with Banahan send off which did not helped their cause. That saw Dombrandt adding two more tries with Northmore also adding one.
|Harlequins: (24) 59|
|Tries: Northmore 2, Brown, Murley, Care 2, Green, Dombrandt 2. Cons: Smith 4, Herron 3.|
|Gloucester: (7) 24|
|Tries: Chapman 2, Clarke. Cons: Barton 3. Pen: Barton.|
Exeter came out winners against a 14-man Leicester side on Saturday beating them 47-31.
Exeter, Williams got an early try for the Homeside before Kobus Van Wyk was send off in the 14th minute of the match leaving the visitors to play almost the whole match with 14 players.
It also did not helped Leicester when they got a yellow as well in the 28th minute making it 13 against 15.
Tom O’Flaherty, Dave Ewers and Harvey Skinner all scored after that for Exeter before the Tigers hit back with tries by Tomas Lavanini and Jack van Poortvliet.
In the second half the homes side got some more tries by Sam Simmonds, Olly Woodburn and Jacques Vermeulen with Matt Scott, Hanro Liebenberg and Charlie Clare scoring for the Tigers in the second half.
The bonus point win sees Exeter now closing the gab on the leaders Bristol to only two points.
|Exeter: (28) 47|
|Tries: Williams, O’Flaherty, Ewers, Skinner, S Simmonds, Woodburn, Vermeulen Cons: J Simmonds 6|
|Leicester: (12) 31|
|Tries: Lavanini, Van Poortvliet, Scott, Clare, Liebenberg Cons: Henry, McPhillips 2|