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Top 14: Clermont back on top

Clermont returned to the summit of the Top 14 standings in style on Saturday while Castres climbed out of the relegation zone thanks to a hard-fought win over Oyonnax.

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Scarlets thrash Treviso

The Scarlets bounced back from their hammering at the hands of Leinster with a seven-try, 43-0 thumping of hapless Treviso at Parc y Scarlets.

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Bath trounce sorry Tigers

England fly-half hopeful George Ford inspired a Bath romp at the Recreation Ground as hapless Leicester were ruthlessly battered into submission.

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Cockerill: We couldn't cope

Leicester boss Richard Cockerill admitted "we got what we deserved" after the Tigers suffered a humiliating 45-0 Aviva Premiership defeat against Bath at the Recreation Ground.

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O'Shea backs Robshaw after win

Harlequins director of rugby Conor O'Shea offered an impassioned defence of Chris Robshaw in reaction to a week of "insulting" speculation over his England future.

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Quins show character, Tigers slain

Harlequins rebounded from their surrender to Saracens by beating Wasps 26-23 in the Aviva Premiership, while Bath, Saracens and Sale also won.

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Smith upbeat despite defeat

London Irish director of rugby Brian Smith was proud of his side's performance despite seeing them deprived of a remarkable win over high-flying Saracens by a last-gasp Billy Vunipola try.

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Last-gasp Sarries edge Irish

A last-minute try by Billy Vunipola from a driving maul saved Saracens' unbeaten record just as a rejuvenated London Irish had seemed set to pull off a remarkable Aviva Premiership victory.

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Diamond eyes Sale improvement

Sale director of rugby Steve Diamond acknowledged there is plenty of room for improvement after his side secured their first win of the Aviva Premiership season at the expense of London Welsh.

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Arscott seals Sharks win

Tom Arscott scored a hat-trick as Sale secured their first Aviva Premiership win of the season with a 46-8 thumping of London Welsh.

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Saturday's PRO12 preview

Glasgow Warriors aim to maintain their unbeaten start to the Guinness PRO12 season on Saturday as they travel to face Newport Gwent Dragons.

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Saturday's Aviva Prem preview

Saturday's Premiership action sees two London derbies, a battle of fly-halves, while London Welsh and Sale lock horns as both search for their first win of the season.

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