Gallagher Premiership Round 21: Highlights and replays
With the race for the play-offs and European qualification going down to the wire, the penultimate round of the Gallagher Premiership provided plenty of drama on BT Sport.
After an unforgettable weekend of European rugby, Premiership Rugby took centre stage as a lengthened Round 21 continued on BT Sport with the tussle for the top four going down to the wire.
With only two rounds of the regular season remaining, four clubs – Wasps, Bath, Sale Sharks and Bristol Bears – had powered away from the pack and were jostling for a place in the top four.
Exeter Chiefs were hoping to maintain their imperious run of form ahead of a defining few weeks for the club at home and on the continent.
With European qualification for the 2020/21 season still to be determined, there was so much at stake as the Premiership approaches an almighty crescendo.
Here, BTSport.com provides highlights and replays for every Round 21 fixture.
Bath Rugby 31-20 Gloucester Rugby
Bath produced an incredible comeback to secure a bonus point win over Gloucester at the Rec to put them second in the Premiership.
Harlequins 23-32 Wasps
Chris Robshaw was dramatically denied victory in his final match at The Stoop, as play-off hopefuls Wasps fought back to beat 14-man Harlequins.
Sale's bonus-point win over Northampton was overshadowed by injuries to England duo Sharks' Manu Tuilagi and Saints' Courtney Lawes within the space of four first-half minutes.
The visitors were comfortably ahead through tries from Luke James (2), Simon Hammersley and a penalty try before Ahsee Tuala replied for Northampton.
Saints threatened a comeback when Alex Mitchell went but Rohan Janse van Rensburg and Valeri Morozov made sure of the win.
Bristol continued their rich vein of form with a thumping win over struggling Leicester at Ashton Gate. The Bears turned on the style, running in six tries in the bonus point victory, ensuring the race for the play-offs goes down to the wire.
Exeter Chiefs 19-22 London Irish
A much-changed Exeter Chiefs, already guaranteed to finish top of the table, suffered a rare home defeat to London Irish, who have no chance of finishing in the top eight and qualifying for next season’s Champions Cup despite victory.
Worcester Warriors 40-27 Saracens
Worcester beat an inexperienced Saracens side in an end-to-end encounter which saw 10 tries scored at Sixways Stadium.
Two first-half tries from Francois Hougaard either side of a penalty try secured a bonus point for the hosts. Mark McCall’s Saracens, knocked out of Europe last weekend, meet Bath on Sunday in their last Premiership fixture before relegation.