Premiership season 2021/22 started and the newly promoted Saracens defeated Bristol Bears in the only game that was played on Friday. Saturday Leicester defeated 34-19 a Exeter chiefs; Northampton 34-20 a Gloucester; Worcester 36-24 a London irish and Sharks out 20-19 a Bath. Sunday was the turn of the last champion Harlequiens, who defeated 26-20 to Newcastle Falcons out of home.
NEWCASTLE FALCONS 20 – HARLEQUINS 26 (Sunday)
The last champion started his title defense on the right foot. Louis Lynagh, in duplicate, Joe Marchant and Danny Care supported for the winner, with three conversions from Allan. On the visit, tries by Radwan, Stephens and Schreuder and a conversion and a penalty by Haydoon-Wood.
LEICESTER TIGERS 34-19 EXETER CHIEFS (Saturday)
The Tigers put first in the championship in the best way. Leicester took the initiative of the meeting with a penalty converted by Georg Ford, which was accompanied by a try from his teammate Freddie Steward a few minutes later. The good attack of the visiting team was not enough to reverse history and be able to overcome Leicester in its historic Welford Road stadium.
NORTHAMPTON SAINTS 34 – 20 GLOUCESTER RUGBY (Saturday)
Northampton started the league with a major win. With George Furbank as the author of the first points of the match, 20 minutes later Ollie Thorley appeared to score the first try for the visiting team. Although in the initial stage of the meeting both teams did not manage to get great advantages, the local managed to support more times in the ingoal of Gloucester and with a bonus point they beat the visitor 34 to 20.
WORCESTER WARRIORS 36- 24 LONDON IRISH (Saturday)
The local team started the Premiership with the right foot. In a very even match, the highlight of the match was rookie Willi Heinz, who scored a try and worked with his hands to score another. The good defense of Worcester Warriors was key to finish the first game of the season 36 to 24 against the Argentine Agustin Creevy team.
SALE SHARKS 20 – 19 BATH (Saturday)
Sale Sharks celebrated with his people at the AJ Bell in a match that until the penultimate minute had Bath as the winner. The local team was not enough to have the first convincing half to direct the game. The enormous effort in the second half of the visitors put the score 19-17 in their favor, but a penalty converted by Kieran Wilkinson in the last minutes snatched the comeback that the visit had achieved and ended the match 20-19.
BRISTOL BEARS 9 – 26 SARACENS (Friday)
In his return to the top flight, Saracens managed to take a great victory in his visit to Ashton Gate. Bristol Bears could not make foot at home and the visiting team knew how to sentence at the right time. With seven penalties taken by match scorer Alex Lozowski, which also generated an assist for Alex Lewington’s only try of the match, the Sarries began their Premiership adventure with a 26-9 victory.