London Welsh made life difficult for Saracens on Sunday afternoon, but Charlie Hodgson scored all 28 points to see his side home. Down the Thames Valley, there was a first Wasps try for ex-Salian Simon McIntyre.
Here's what happened around the country over the weekend:
Gloucester 16 - Bath 10
Rob Cook's second-half try helped Gloucester turn around a half-time deficit and secure a narrow Premiership victory over local rivals Bath.
Stephen Donald's try after only 32 seconds gave the visitors a great start and the fly-half added the conversion and a penalty. Two Freddie Burns kicks closed the gap to 10-6 at half-time.
Cook put Gloucester ahead for the first time and Burns added the extras, as well as a drop-goal, to seal the win.
The visitors have now won only once in the last 10 meetings against their near neighbours, who move up to fourth in the Premiership table.
Exeter Chiefs 42 - Harlequins 28
Two second-half Jason Shoemark tries in five minutes helped Exeter to a 42-28 victory over Harlequins.
Brett Sturgess's try put the hosts ahead, but last season's champions hit back to lead 18-16 at half-time with scores from Ugo Monye and Nick Evans.
Shoemark's double was augmented by tries from Ben White and Sireli Naqelevuki, while Gareth Steenson took his tally to 17 with the boot. Karl Dickson went over for the visitors but Exeter claimed a famous five-try win.
London Irish 39 - Northampton Saints 17
Premiership leaders Northampton's winning start to the season was wrecked by London Irish at the Madejski Stadium.
First-half tries by Jonathan Joseph and David Paice helped give Irish an 18-0 interval lead as they bounced back from last weekend's thumping at Worcester.
Tomas O'Leary and Jamie Gibson added two more after the break to lead 33-3.
Ken Pisi and Phil Dowson crossed in a late rally by Saints, but it was not enough to prevent Irish's second win.
Steve Shingler's boot provided 13 points for the home side, Ian Humphreys adding a drop goal just before the break. Stephen Myler kicked both his conversion attempts and a penalty for Northampton, who stay top as a result of Harlequins' defeat at Exeter.
London Wasps 10 - Worcester Warriors 6
Ex-Sale Jet Simon McIntyre's first-half try for Wasps helped them to a narrow victory over Worcester Warriors.
McIntyre's score, with a conversion and a penalty by Stephen Jones, gave the hosts a 10-0 lead at half-time.
Warriors' veteran Andy Goode landed a penalty and a drop-goal for the visitors in the second half as they looked to get back into the match.
Wasps had to weather late pressure but held on for a second win of the season.
London Welsh 23 - Saracens 28
Charlie Hodgson scored all of Saracens' points as Gavin Henson's first start for London Welsh ended in defeat. Henson slotted three penalties and two conversions on his competitive debut but it proved to be in vain.
Sarries led at the break thanks to 19 points from Hodgson after Phil MacKenzie had touched down for the hosts early on.
Hodgson landed three further kicks meaning Tom Arscott's score for the hosts was merely a consolation. The former Shark's points came from a try, conversion and seven penalties.
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