Gallagher Premiership Round Eight: Highlights and match reports

The Premiership continued with another cracking weekend of fixtures including Leicester Tigers vs Bath and Wasps vs Harlequins

By Callum Davis Published: 8 November 2021 - 12.49pm

As the Autumn Nations Series continues on Amazon Prime, all eyes were on the Gallagher Premiership as the road to Twickenham continued with round eight.

Read on for all the information you need to know about all six games, including how to watch free highlights of each match on BT Sport.

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Friday 5 November

Leicester 40-23 Bath - Watch replay

League leaders Leicester made it eight wins from eight on Friday night with a hard-fought win over bottom side Bath.

The form of the two clubs couldn’t have been more contrasting going into the clash at Mattioli Woods Welford Road, but Max Clark’s early try gave the visitors a surprise early lead.

Matt Scott soon replied for the hosts who led at the break, but it was a similar story in the second period with Bath scoring early through Josh McNally.

Tries from George Ford and Tom Cowan-Dickie ultimately sealed the bonus-point win for the home side who extended their lead at the top of the table.

Saturday 6 November

Sale 30-6 Northampton

Exeter 14-15 Newcastle

Sunday 7 November

Wasps 16-26 Harlequins - Watch replay

Champions Harlequins came from 16-0 down at half-time to beat Wasps in the final game of the weekend.

Without their England stars the visitors looked off the pace in the first period but they were much improved after the break.

Second-half tries from Luke Northmore and Tyrone Green secured the win for Quins who were looking for a response after their defeat to Saracens last week.