There were plenty of thrills and spills as the new Gallagher Premiership season got under way with round one of what is set to be another heart-stopping campaign of club rugby.

Opening weekend saw champions Exeter pick up where they left off last season with victory over Harlequins, a welcome return to winning ways for Leicester Tigers plus much, much more in the way of domestic storylines. 

Here's what's on the menu for round two, including four live games for BT Sport subscribers to feast on throughout Saturday afternoon.


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Friday 27 November

Newcastle Falcons 15-13 Sale Sharks

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Ex-England fly-half Toby Flood scored the decisive try in added time as Newcastle Falcons edged out Sale Sharks 15-13 in the second round of the Gallagher Premiership at Kingston Park.

The newly-promoted Falcons now have two wins from their opening two games and sit top of the table while Sale Sharks are at second with six points.

"I'm really pleased with the character we've shown so far when you consider we've been paired with three of the top five sides from last season," said Newcastle director of rugby Dean Richards.

"To come away with two wins out of two so far, I think everyone is delighted."

Saturday 28 November

Northampton Saints 29-49 Harlequins

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Northampton's rotten home form continued as they were outclassed and outgunned during an entertaining match at Franklin's Gardens.

There were plenty of scores for the neutral to enjoy on a chilly afternoon but Quins fly-half Marcus Smith was the standout performer as he helped himself to two assists and try during the visiting side's first win in Northampton since 2012.

Bristol Bears 30-13 Worcester Warriors

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Bristol Bears picked up their first win of the season with an attacking bonus point to boot thanks to a hard-fought win over Worcester Warriors.

Piers O’Conor, Bryan Byrne and Siale Piatau were among the tryscorers for the home side as they christened Ashton Gate with a victory to briefly move second in the Gallagher Premiership table.

Gloucester 40-24 Wasps

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Wasps’ seven-year wait for a win at Kingsholm goes on after they were soundly beaten by Gloucester on Saturday afternoon.

George Skivington’s men were without Danny Cipriani – who was omitted from the match day 23 – but did not struggle to create in his absence, scoring five tries on their way to a first win of the season.

Exeter Chiefs 40-3 Bath

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Exeter continued their Gallagher Premiership title defence with a thumping win over Bath at Sandy Park.

Playing at home for the first time since last season's historic double, the Simmonds brothers produced a masterclass with power and precision to blow Bath away with ease.

Sunday 29 November

London Irish 22-9 Leicester Tigers

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London Irish enjoyed a winning return to the capital as they got the better of Leicester in their first match at Brentford's Community Stadium.

Curtis Rona scored the first try at the new ground, the only one of the game, while Paddy Jackson kicked 17 points.

The Tigers failed to build on an impressive win against Gloucester as their poor away form continued.

A first win of the season for Irish was just their second victory in their past 13 Premiership fixtures.