Sale Sharks, Saracens and Exeter Chiefs were big winners at the weekend, in a high-scoring round of Gallagher Premiership matches.
Harlequins were thrashed 48-10 on Friday night in Salford, as their up and down season continues, and they remain in mediocre melee of mid-table teams, whilst Sale are into the top four. If the Sharks’ could win a few away games to go with their fine home form, they’d be right up there at the end of the season.
Exeter and Northampton both won their away games in high-scoring encounters at London Irish and Wasps, and both sides would be keeping pace with Saracens, who would be on 28 points without their 35-point deduction.
Leicester Tigers also had an important win over Bristol, ensuring they remain in touch with London Irish, Wasps and the raft of sides tightly packed from 5th to 8th.
There’s another fortnight’s break now for the Heineken Champions Cup, and then the Six Nations period will be fascinating for the Premiership.
Here are the weekend’s results along with the Superbru predictability.
Sale 48 – 10 Harlequins, 80%
Leicester 31 – 18 Bristol, 44%
Gloucester 29 – 15 Bath, 64%
Saracens 62 – 5 Worcester, 98%
London Irish 28 – 45 Exeter, 98%
Wasps 31 – 35 Northampton, 83%
What were your highlights and talking points from the weekend’s action?