Wasps 19 Exeter 16
Recent results have seen the League Two club slide down the table
The hosts, who had moved the match across from the Stoop, led 19-3 at the break but were unable to add a crucial fourth try
Toby Flood has denied reports that he has signed for Toulouse and will definitely be leaving Leicester. The England fly-half had already been heavily linked with a move across the Channel to join Jonny Wilkinson’s Toulon.
Wilkinson let 11 points slip away through missed kicks but valiant Chiefs are seen off thanks to late drop goal
Six penalties and a drop goal maintains Bath's winning record against the Chiefs since their 2010 promotion
Newbury’s Hennessy Gold Cup meeting opens on Thursday with the unusual spectacle these days, when Saturdays have long since commandeered almost all worthwhile jumps races on the way to the Festival, of an informative contest that has moved in the opposite direction.
Saracens survived a late attacking onslaught from Exeter to maintain pole position in the Aviva Premiership with a hard-fought 16-9 win at Sandy Park.
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England coach stopped by RFU agreement from bringing in impressive No 8 for autumn Tests
Ben White capped a remarkable 15-point run with the decisive try as Exeter battled back to overcome a London Irish side whose long injury list gained two additions in a rugged encounter.
If you were a betting man you would not have put money midway through the second half on London Wasps travelling home with a consolation point. Two tries by Tom James, the former Wales wing, had helped Exeter to an 18-point advantage, and the hosts were cruising home.
England Under-20s became Junior World Champions on Sunday for the first time after fighting back from a 12-point half-time deficit to defeat Wales Under-20s 23-15 in Vannes, France. It was a double first for England who also became the first team from the northern hemisphere to win the tournament.
In summers gone by, today's weather statistics would hardly be worth a mention. But after a freezing winter, snow in May and a miserable summer so far, this afternoon at least brought a sunny smile to many British faces.
Climate change may be intensifying the natural cycle and may prolong it, says expert, but it is too early to say
Chance for Burns, Twelvetrees, Joseph, Wade and Yarde to excite against Baa-Baas