Date 14 of the English Premiership continued, which began on Friday with London Wasps’ narrow win over Newcastle 20-18. This Saturday Harlequins thrashed Gloucester that did not have an Argentine presence, Exeter with Facundo Cordero beat Leicester that had Tomás Lavanini who scored a try and Bath beat Worcester 47-22 at home.
On Sunday the London Irish will visit Sale and the exiles will have Agustín Creevy What hooker holder and in the bench of substitutes will be present Facundo Gigena to give air to the first line in the complement. Bristol closed the date with a tremendous victory in the last 5 against Northampton.
EXETER 47-31 LEICESTER (Saturday)
The Chiefs had Facundo Cordero as the starter who saw the yellow card 10 minutes from the end of the game. Harry Williams (12 ‘), Tom O’Flaherty (22’), Dave Ewers (29 ‘), Harvey Skinner (32’), Sam Simmonds (43 ‘), Olly Woodburn (50’) and Jacques Vermeulen (74 ‘) they supported the ingoal and Joe Simmonds made 6 of the 7 conversions. For the Tigers, who did not have it easy due to the expulsion of Jacobus Van Wyk at 14 ‘, he had Tomas Lavanini as a starter and opened the way to the try at 36’. He was followed by Matt Scott (48 ‘), Charlie Clare (58’), Hanro Liebenberg (67 ‘) and Jack Van Poortvliet (80’). Zack Henry participated in 1 conversion and Johnny McPhillips in 2.
HARLEQUINS 59-24 GLOUCESTER (Saturday)
A win for the Quins who reached the ingoal on 9 occasions through Luke Northmore (10 and 72 ‘), Mike Brown (16’), Cadan Murley (19 ‘), Danny Care (26 and 58’), Tyrone Green (62 ‘) and Alex Dombrandt (70 and 80’). Martín Landajo entered the winners at 23 ‘of the complement. For Gloucester, who did not have Argentines on the court, tries were scored by Charlie Chapman (34 and 53 ‘) and Freddie Clarke (51’). George Barton was in charge of the 3 conversions and 1 penalty. 10 minutes from the end of the game, Matt Banahan saw the red one.
BATH 47-22 WORCESTER (Saturday)
Victory that serves to get out of the bottom and settle in the middle of the table. The winners had a solid performance in the first half where they made great differences on the scoreboard. The tries came with the signatures of Will Muir (2 and 23 ‘), Tom Dunn (7 and 50’), Zach Mercer (18 ‘), Ben Spencer (27’) and Max Clark (40). Rhys Priestland put his stamp on 5 conversions and Orlando Bailey on 1. For the Warriors there were tries by Joe Batley (41 ‘), Perry Humphreys (46 and 74’) and Ethan Waller (77 ‘). Fin Smith only made 1 conversion.
NEWCASTLE 18-20 LONDON WASPS (Friday)
The Wasps clung to the defense to protect the win over the Falcons at Kingston Park, which opened the weekend’s date. Brad Shields (46 ‘) and Tom West (63’) marked the victories of the visitors who counted on the effectiveness of Jimmi Gopperth with 2 conversions and 2 penalties. For Newcastle, which had a good job from Mateo, starting races, they came to the ingoal Marco Fuser (13 ‘) by George Wacokecoke (36’). Joel Hodgson hit 1 conversion and 2 penalties.
SALE SHARKS 41-13 LONDON IRISH (Sunday)
Sharks did not give the London Irish a chance and defeated them 36-11. Simon Hammersley woke up early with a conquest to open the scoring after supporting two tackles that came from the sides. After a ruck on the five meter line, Lood De Jagger ducked his body and pushed through the defense until he saw the white line to support and stretch the 12-3 difference. With five minutes to go, Faf de Klerk gave a remote control to Byron McGuigan to give him the third victory of the afternoon and go to rest 19-3. In the second half, Arron Reed stretched the score to 26-6. The group led by Les Kiss failed to support a conquest throughout the meeting. Sharks’ right wing appeared again from the lead and gave his second victory to the locals to leave half a penalty in the match 31-6. Near the end, Ben Donnell discounted for the visitors. And to seal this incredible match, McGuigan converted a hat trick at the last minute and left with a bonus point smile for Sale. Agustín Creevy was the only Argentine starter and player in his team’s defeat.
NORTHAMPTON 21-28 BRISTOL BEARS (Sunday)
At the Franklins Gardens there was a very disputed match and all the emotions were saved for the end. Bristol Bears traveled to Northampton to stay at the top of the Premiership and did so, defending first place against a Saints who wanted the lot of teams above not to escape. From the beginning it was a very even game, where the first to hit was the visit that did it twice through Purdy and Naulago, to go to the break 14-0 up for Bristol. Northampton’s reaction came from the start of the second half, where Isiekwe scored for Furbank to follow and with some hits to the sticks the story went 21-14. In the absence of 5 for the closing, the leaders got the best of their game and from pure heart they achieved two conquests that closed the game in their favor. Morahan and Uren were in charge of supporting the tries that with Bedlow’s conversions settled the 28-21 story for the Bears.