In the restart of activities in the Premiership, Harlequins prevailed on Sale Sharks by the 14th date. The game will be able to be seen again on Sunday from 11am on ESPN 3. On the other hand, on Saturday Gloucester, Exeter Chiefs, Bath and Briston won against Worcester Warriors, Leicester Tigers, London Irish and Saracens respectively. They close the date, Northampton Saint and Wasps on Sunday.
BRISTOL 16-12 SARACENS (Saturday)
With the powerful Semi Radradra among its starters, Bristol achieved a close victory over Saracens, in which Argentine Juan Pablo Socino debuted and was there from the start. With two penalties from Alex Goode, the sarries began by getting ahead on the scoreboard, however, minutes later, it was Callum Sheedy with his foot who achieved partial equality before going to rest. In addition, the tries were also made to wait and they only added the openings of each of the protagonists through their kick. The only conquest was a penalty try for Bristol in the 77th minute, which gave them the fundamental points to take the victory and place second in the standings eight points behind the punter, Exeter.
BATH 34-17 LONDON IRISH (Saturday)
The homeowner started the restart of activities in the Premiership with the right foot and obtained an important victory not to lose track of the leaders of the contest. With tries scored by Ben Spencer (5 ‘), Tom Dunn (16 and 22’), Jonathan Joseph (62 ‘) and Jack Walker (69’), along with nine points from Rhys Priestland’s foot (three conversions and a penalty ), Bath was impossible to stop for the defense of the whole of London. The Irish conquests were by Curtis Rona (38 ‘) and Matt Cornish (77’), as well as two conversions and a panel by Paddy Jackson.
EXETER 26-13 LEICESTER (Saturday)
Despite starting low in the result after a penalty and a drop from George Ford, the Chiefs took a clean and jerk and finally managed to defeat their rival on duty with a great game during the end of the first stage and the start of the second. Dave Ewers (27 ‘), Stuart Hogg (39’) and Luke Cowan-Dickie (42 ‘) were the ones who reached the ingoal for the locals (Facundo Cordero was not called up), in addition to scoring through a penalty try at 53 ‘. On the side of the Tigers, the Argentine Tomás Lavanini started and played 62 minutes in total, while Facundo Gigena was not called up among the 23. Leicester’s thirteen points came from Ford’s foot and a penalty try (57 ‘). With the victory, Exeter continues as the sole leader of the Premiership after 14 disputed dates.
WORCESTER 15-44 GLOUCESTER (Saturday)
It is true that the local team was the one that struck first with a tremendous try from Ted Hill, who after receiving a barbaric assist with the foot of his opening Billy Searle, only had to support the rival ingoal. But it is also true that, from that moment (2 ‘), it was going to be all of the visiting team. Thanks to the creativity of his media partner, Gloucester flourished and, in a shower of tries, left no doubts: the conquests went to Jack Singleton (29 ‘), Ollie Thorley (36’, 49 ‘), Louis Rees-Zammit (55 ‘), Jason Woodward (62’), Stephen Varney (78 ‘). Thus, the team led by Johan Ackermann reached 31 points, while his rival on duty still does not raise his head and only reaped 22 so far in the competition.
HARLEQUINS 16-10 SALE SHARKS (Friday)
Harlequins restarted the competition against Sale Sharks, one of the candidates running second and seeking the title after 14 years of misfortune. However, in a tight match in which the first half ended without tries and Marcus Smith only added three penalties with his foot (9-0), the homeowner showed to take better advantage of the opportunities and was left with a very important victory for face the return to the activity in the best way. The conquests were scored by Scott Baldwin (57 ‘) and, for the Sharks, Byron McGuigan (44’). In Quins, Martín Landajo was the starter and fundamental for the victory (he was chosen best player of the match), while Santiago García Botta entered the complement.