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Premiership photos

Player-coach Mike Catt shows his players the way at the Madejski Stadium

London Irish 42-12 Gloucester: Exiles player-coach Mike Catt puts his in-form side through their paces before the top-of-the-table clash

Peter Hewat runs at the Gloucester defensive line

It is expected to be a tight contest, but London Irish begin to run away with it as Peter Hewat pulls the strings at fly-half

Sailosi Tagicakibau goes through four tacklers to score London Irish's third try

And second-half scores from Sailosi Tagicakibau and Declan Danaher seal a deserved bonus-point for the Premiership leaders

Bath fly-half Butch James kicks at goal

Bath 24-20 Sale: Butch James has a mixed day with the boot, but his 14 points prove crucial to Bath's victory

Sebastien Chabal soars into the air as he contests the line-out

Sebastien Chabal is always in the thick of the action, but the Frenchman loses his head in the first half and is sent to the sin-bin

Sale full-back Mark Cueto cuts through the line

Mark Cueto looks to be back to his best as he crosses for two tries as Sale push Bath all the way at The Rec

Bath winger Matt Banahan smashes the ball into contact

But with Bath trailing 20-19 in the dying seconds, giant winger Matt Banahan gets on the end of a chip to score the match-winning try

Paul Sackey capitalises on Noah Cato's mistake to score

Wasps 33-24 Saracens: The visitors look to be on course for the win, but three late tries from Wasps - including this one from Paul Sackey - seal the win

Josh Lewsey scores Wasps' third try

Josh Lewsey may have stood down from the Test scene, but he shows his class with a fine third try for the home side

Jon Clarke finds a gap in the Quins defensive line

Northampton 23-13 Harlequins: Quins go ahead through Ugo Monye's try, but Saints centre Jon Clarke replies for his side

Andy Gomarsall tries to get the backline moving

Veteran scrum-half Andy Gomarsall is one of two Quins players to be sent to the sin-bin as his side lose their way in the second half

Northampton celebrate James Downey's try

And a try from James Downey (centre) puts Saints in control of the game, and they go on to seal a crucial win

Toby Flood darts into space against Newcastle

Leicester 20-3 Newcastle: The Tigers make a slow start against a below-strength Falcons line-up, but their class eventually begins to tell

Scott Hamilton drives forward for Leicester

It's all hands to the decks for the Falcons defence as Leicester dominate possession against their outgunned opponents

Aaron Mauger goes over for Leicester's second try of the match

Aaron Mauger's try makes the game safe for Leicester, but they may end up regretting their failure to secure a bonus point

Pat Sanderson gets his offload away to Darren Morris

Worcester 20-20 Bristol: The hosts battle their way back into the game after trailing 10-3 at half-time

Lee Robinson dives over the line for Bristol's second try

Bristol regain the lead through Lee Robinson's try, but Worcester seem set to take the win after Chris Latham scores at the other end

Ed Barnes kicks a vital late penalty to earn a draw for his side

But Bristol fly-half Ed Barnes keeps his nerve in the final minute to rescue a point for his side and keep them in touch at the bottom of the table



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