Premiership Round 5 kicked off Friday night with Bristol Bears hosting Exeter Chiefs at Ashton Gate Stadium.
Olly Woodburn and Jack Nowell scored two tries apiece as Exeter Chiefs powered to a 50-14 win.
Toby Fricker opened the scoring with a try for the home side, but Jack Nowell and Olly Woodburn doubles saw the Chiefs lead by 24.
Will Capon pulled a try back before a Luke Cowan-Dickie interception pushed the gap back out. Ruben van Heerden and Richard Capstick added a score each as Exeter dominated the closing stages.
Bristol Bears: Tries: Fricker 6, Capon 62. Cons: Sheedy 6, MacGinty 62. Yellow: Genge 18, O’Conor 72
Exeter Chiefs: Tries: Nowell 19, Woodburn 29, 52, Nowell 60, Cowan-Dickie 65, Van Heerden 69, Capstick 74. Cons: J Simmonds 19, 29, 52, Slade 60, 65, 69. Pens: J Simmonds 13.
Bath Rugby 17-21 Gloucester Rugby
Two tries from Matias Alemanno helped Gloucester Rugby edge a West Country derby against Bath Rugby as they came away with a 21-17 win at the Rec.
The Argentina lock got over at the start and end of a first half that was dominated by the Cherry & Whites as they led 21-7 at the break.
After the break, Bath hookers Tom Dunn and Niall Annett struck back to cut the deficit to four points, but they could never quite find the solution to win the game.
Sale Sharks remain unbeaten after producing a second-half fightback to down defending champions Leicester Tigers 16-26.
Tom Curry and Raffi Quirke both dotted down after the break to turn the tables at Mattioli Woods Welford Road Stadium.
Freddie Burns’ boot and a Jasper Wiese score had given the Tigers four-point lead at the interval, but they were left stunned by an impressive recovery by the Sharks.
Newcastle Falcons 14-34 Saracens
A late rally was not enough for Newcastle Falcons as unbeaten Saracens continued to set the pace at the top of the Gallagher Premiership, taking all five points on Sunday at Kingston Park Stadium.
Saracens led 26-0 at half-time having raced into the lead as early as the third minute when winger Alex Lewington grounded an unconverted try in the left corner, chasing a grubber kick in behind the defensive line.
Wasps 36-40 Northampton Saints