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Gallagher Premiership – Wins for Tigers, Sale, Exeter, Gloucester and Bears

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We saw another exciting round for English Premiership rugby this past weekend.

We still have Bristol leading the pack on the log with 46 points followed by Exeter on 40 and Sale in third place with 36.

Here is the current Log 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

With discipline again the main factor in the result, The Tigers took full advantage to get a win over London Irish on Friday.

It was a poor display of their discipline when London Irish gave away 20 penalties with Matt Rogerson getting a yellow card for a high tackle.

London Irish took the early lead after a try by Jackson but the host came back just before halftime to level things up as the teams went into the break.

After the try from Jackson after only 37 seconds in the game it was the Tigers to play catchup rugby and they finally got over with Van Wyk getting over from a brilliant pass by Henry.

Leicester took the lead for the first time after the break when Chessum got over before London Irish had tries ruled out for obstruction.

Hassell-Collins finally got over after a mail but Hepetema red card did not help.

Murimurivalu extended the Tigers lead to 33-18 after great work from Van Poortvliet who was then sin-binned for a deliberate knock-down which gave London Irish a penalty try.

The Tigers had to finish the game with only 13 men after Heyes was given a yellow card for a high tackle which saw Cornish get over for a losing bonus point.

Scorers:

Leicester Tigers (13) 33
Tries: Van Wyk, Chessum, Murimurivalu Cons: Henry 2, McPhillips Pens: Henry 3, McPhillips
London Irish (13) 32
Tries: Jackson, Hassell-Collins, penalty, Cornish Cons: Jackson 2 Pens: Jackson 2

It was another good performance from the Sharks two weeks in a row when they beat the Falcons 31-16 on Friday.

It was first half tries from Marland Yarde and Lood de Jager for Sale with the boot of Brett Connon that gave the Falcons their first points

After the break we saw John send off with a yellow card which gave the Falcons their only try through Matavesi.

Simon Hammersley got a late try for the host.

Scorers:

Sale Sharks (18) 31
Tries: Yarde, De Jager, Hammersley Cons: MacGinty, Du Preez Pens: MacGinty 3, Du Preez
Newcastle Falcons (6) 16
Try: Matavesi Con: Connon Pens: Connon 3

The defending champions got back to winning ways on Saturday when they beat Bath 38-16. The current champions has loss their last two matches in the Priemership.

Bath raced away when Ruaridh McConnochie got over for a try and Priestland adding two penalties for a 13-0 lead. The champions responded with tries by O’Flaherty and Simmonds.

Preistland extended Bath lead with another penalty before Exeter took the lead with two tries by Sam Skinner which also gave them their bonus point.

Exeter had Gray and O’Flaherty going over late in the match to make this a convincing win over Bath.

Scorers:

Bath (13) 16
Try: McConnochie Con: Priestland Pens: Priestland 3
Exeter Chiefs (12) 38
Tries: O’Flaherty 2, S Simmonds, S Skinner 2, Gray Cons: J Simmonds 4

Getting to a 17-0 lead at the break, Gloucester almost gave the game away but manage to hold on and beat Wasp 20-19 on Saturday.

It as a penalty by Twelvetrees who secured the win three minutes from time having played with 14-men for almost 52 minutes.

Tries by Santiago Socino and Chris Harris before and after Ollie Thorley red card saw Gloucester lead by 17-0 going into the break.

Wasp came alive in the second half with tries by Jams Gaskell, Rob Miller and Josh Bassett which looked like they have made the perfect comeback.

But it was not to be as Twelvetrees kicked a massive kick over to claim a hard fought win for Gloucester. This was only Gloucester third win of the season.

Scorers:

Wasps (0) 19
Tries: Gaskell, Miller, Bassett Cons: Umaga, Gopperth
Gloucester (17) 20
Tries: Socino, Harris Cons: Barton 2 Pens: Barton, Twelvetrees

A late try by Siva Naulago gave Bristol a narrow win on Saturday against Worcester Warriors.

It was the same man that gave the Bears an early 10-0 lead when he crossed the line twice in the first half. The Warriors level the score with a try by Humphrey and a penalty.

A brilliant solo effort by Andy Uren gave Bristol the lead back to lead 17-10 at the break.

Warriors came back in the second half with a try by Francois Venter and two penalties from Searle, but it was the hat-tick man that secured the win for Bristol with a late try.

Scorers:

Worcester Warriors (10) 23
Tries: Humphreys, Venter Cons: Shillcock, Searle Pens: Searle 3
Bristol Bears (17) 24
Tries: Naulago 3, Uren Cons: Sheedy 2

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