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.
Sam Underhill produced a superb defensive shift in front of Eddie Jones but it was not enough to prevent Bath slipping to a 24-6 Aviva Premiership defeat against Northampton.
Get all the team news ahead of another busy weekend of Aviva Premiership action.
Bath boss Todd Blackadder says England star Anthony Watson is "good to go" ahead of Friday's Aviva Premiership clash against Northampton.
Injured Saints back-row Tom Wood wants Northampton to have a cornered animal instinct about them when they face fierce Aviva Premiership rivals Leicester on Saturday.
Northampton atoned for their chastening opening-weekend rout by Saracens by shifting the spotlight on to Leicester's poor start to the season in a comprehensive 24-11 victory.
Leicester head coach Matt O'Connor believes his players must keep their nerve if they are to defeat local rivals Northampton on Saturday.
Northampton Saints have announced the signing of Wales star Dan Biggar ahead of next season.
Dylan Hartley has challenged Northampton not to let Saturday's "reality check" nine-try thumping by Saracens dent their Aviva Premiership play-off ambitions.
Saracens blew Northampton away at a sweltering Twickenham with their dominance highlighted by the handling skills of their front row trio.
Aviva Premiership rugby returns on Friday night, and in the 12 clubs have been busy in the off-season. Check out ESPN's guide to each club.
Saracens will begin their quest for a third successive European Champions Cup crown with a trip to Aviva Premiership rivals Northampton.
Aviva Premiership clubs have decided unanimously to amend a league regulation affecting player transfer fees.
Edgar Mobbs died at Passchendaele on July 31, 1917. A committed soldier, he had also been a key figure in the regeneration of English rugby in the early 20th century.
Wasps clinched the Premiership Sevens title after beating Newcastle Falcons 31-12 in the final at Franklin's Gardens.
Dan Robson will lead a star-studded Wasps side as they begin the defence of their Premiership Rugby Sevens crown at Franklin's Garden on Friday night.
England captain Dylan Hartley has been handed a contract extension and the captain's armband by Northampton Saints ahead of the coming season.
One Twitter user got more than he bargained for when he suggested Maro Itoje should replace Dylan Hartley as England captain -- and tagged both players in his post.
The draw and groups for the 2017/18 Champions Cup season has been revealed in Switzerland, with defending champions Saracens grouped with last year's finalists Clermont Auvergne.
Northampton Saints flanker Tom Wood will miss England's tour of Argentina after being suspended for six weeks following his sending-off in the Champions Cup playoff victory over Stade Francais.
Montpellier have resigned Northampton Saints and France back-row Louis Picamoles, with the Aviva Premiership club confirming his departure back to his first Top 14 club.
Northampton Saints have rallied from a 16-point deficit while down to 14-men for most of the second half to beat Stade Francais 23-22 and qualify for the Champions Cup next season.
England will be without prop Paul Hill and centre Joe Marchant for their two-Test tour of Argentina.
Northampton kept alive their hopes of playing in the European Champions Cup next season with a hard-fought 21-15 victory over Connacht in the second play-off at Franklin's Gardens.
Northampton Saints and Connacht have released their starting teams for Saturday's Champions Cup playoff semifinal at Franklin's Gardens.