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Gallagher Premiership Rugby: Last gasp try gives Worcester first win

A last-gasp try from debutant Ted Hill gave Worcester their first win of the Gallagher Premiership Rugby season and saw them move off the foot of the table.

Worcester ran out to a huge lead against ten-time champions Leicester with a 30-11 half-time margin. Duncan Weir led the way, scoring two tries and converting them himself, before a second half meltdown almost cost Worcester the game.

Leicester hit four tries in the second period and briefly leveled the score 37-37 before Hill won it late on with his second try of the day. With 11 tries in total, Worcester moved up to 9th in the table, with Leicester slumping to 7th.

Sale replaced Worcester in the bottom spot thanks to a 31-13 loss at the hands of Wasps.

Wasps had to come from behind to seal victory as Sale ran out to a 10-3 lead before two late Wasps tries changed the game.

At the top of the table, Saracens continued their winning start with a 38-15 win over Gloucester. The convincing win came thanks to four tries, two from England international Maro Itoje, and five penalties from the boot of England team-mate Owen Farrell.

Exeter joined Saracens at the top of the Gallagher Premiership Rugby table with a win over Newcastle Falcons. The 2016/17 champions ran out 24-17 winners thanks to a pair of tries from Sam Simmonds.

Bristol ran out 20-13 winners over Harlequins thanks to the boot of Ian Madigan. In a close game, Madigan was the difference as he scored five penalties in a game that saw two yellow cards.

In the final game of the weekend, Bath were able to snatch their first home win of the season in a tense game against Northampton.

The evenly poised game saw the sides tied 7-7 at half-time before Freddie Burns’ put the home side ahead with a penalty before Joe Cokanasiga ran over for Bath’s second try of the day. Tom Collins grabbed a try back for Northampton but Dan Biggar hit the post with the conversion as Northampton had to settle for a bonus point loss.



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