Bryce Heem scored a hat trick of tries as Worcester picked up their first Aviva Premiership win of the season with a bonus-point 30-15 success over Northampton at Sixways.
Northampton recovered from the Anglo-Welsh Cup loss to Exeter with a bonus point win over a battling but outgunned Dragons side at Franklin's Gardens.
Exeter began their Anglo-Welsh Cup campaign in style with seven tries in a 43-28 win over Northampton at Sandy Park.
Northampton forward David Ribbans has agreed a new contract with the Aviva Premiership club.
England are awaiting injury updates on Elliot Daly, Matt Mullan and Piers Francis after the trio were hurt during Wasps' 38-22 Aviva Premiership win at Northampton.
Injuries to Elliot Daly and Matt Mullan were the only blemishes as Wasps continued to display signs of revival after a troubled start to the season in a 38-22 Aviva Premiership victory over Northampton.
Wasps captain Joe Launchbury believes his struggling team has "got the monkey off our backs" and head to Northampton ready to prove they have recaptured the belief that powered them into last season's Aviva Premiership final.
With Eddie Jones having named his squad for the November internationals, this weekend's Aviva Premiership games take on added incentive for the players selected as they bid to stake a claim for a starting place.
England captain Dylan Hartley has had his citing case dismissed by European Club Rugby after his contact with the face of Rabah Slimani was deemed accidental.
Clermont hooker Benjamin Kayser has claimed it would be bad for the game to further punish Dylan Hartley for the yellow card he received during Northampton's Champions Cup defeat in France.
Northampton suffered a second straight Champions Cup defeat as they were beaten 24-7 by Clermont Auvergne in an ill-tempered affair at the Stade Marcel Michelin.
Northampton flanker Teimana Harrison hopes a few pointers from Eddie Jones can help revive his England career.
Mark McCall acclaimed Saracens' determination to put Northampton to the sword in their 57-13 Champions Cup victory at Franklin's Gardens.
Mark McCall's Saracens proved they're still the team to beat with an imperious win at Franklin's Gardens
European club rugby returns after a five month absence, and the first round of fixtures should not disappoint.
Northampton Saints forward Courtney Lawes has been named the Aviva Premiership player of the month for September.
Owen Farrell will return for the launch of Saracens' Champions Cup title defence as one of three possible reinforcements for Sunday's clash with Northampton.
Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall looked ahead to Jamie George's duel with Dylan Hartley next Sunday after seeing the England hooker claim a hat trick of tries in a 38-19 victory over Wasps.
Northampton's four-match unbeaten run in the Aviva Premiership came to an end as they lost 29-24 in a thriller against Gloucester at Kingsholm.
Northampton and Wales wing George North says the Saints are 'nowhere near the perfect performance' despite traveling to the Kingsholm on top of the Premiership standings ahead of their clash with Gloucester.
England prop Kyle Sinckler has been cited for an alleged eye-gouging incident in Harlequins' Aviva Premiership defeat at Northampton on Saturday.
Harlequins director of rugby John Kingston robustly defended Kyle Sinckler against a claim of gouging and then accused Northampton of foul play themselves after hooker Dave Ward was left with a gruesome black eye.
England prop Kyle Sinckler could face disciplinary action following an accusation of gouging made during Harlequins' 30-22 Aviva Premiership defeat by Northampton.
Premiership Rugby plans to extend the club season in England have been met with considerable resistance. ESPN rounds up who has said what on the issue.
London Irish gave supporters little to celebrate on their first appearance of the season at the Madejski Stadium after falling to a 40-25 Aviva Premiership defeat to Northampton.
- NTHMP18thTRIES SCORED 1st Saracens : 13 Tries ScoredSARAC1st213
- NTHMP20thPOINTS DIFFERENCE 1st Saracens : 46 Points DifferenceSARAC1st-6146