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Premier 15s review: leaders pushed hard but maintain perfect start

Mike Bovill
Authored by Mike Bovill
Posted: Monday, December 21, 2020 - 07:24

Between them, Harlequins and Saracens have won all 15 matches they've played with a try bonus point in the Allianz Premier 15s. Only a postponed fixture separates the sides, with Quins five points clear at the top, but both had their winning records pushed to the limit at the weekend.

Loughborough Lightning opened a 12-point lead against Saracens but eventually succumbed to a 29-24 defeat. Quins travelled to Worcester and played in front of 400 fans, eventually scoring a fourth try late in the game to secure a 24-12 victory.

Wasps continued to push the leaders with a bonus point win of their own, beating Gloucester-Hartpury 29-17 to remain third in the table.

Exeter Chiefs continued their impressive start to a first-ever Premier 15s campaign, demolishing fellow newcomers Sale Sharks 38-0.

Bristol Bears were also winners, dismantling DMP Durham Sharks 50-3. The Sharks remain bottom of the table without a single point from their seven matches and points difference of -459, an average deficit of 65 points per game.

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