Exeter Chiefs pounced on Saracens’ defeat to reclaim top spot in the Premiership with a 37-17 win over struggling Newcastle Falcons.
Sarries lost for just the third time this season on Friday, going down 30-24 at Gloucester, and a day later the Chiefs scored five tries in a bonus-point win at Sandy Park.
Nic White and Greg Holmes added tries in the second half, Kibirige replying with consolation scores on each occasion, as the Chiefs went four points clear at the summit.
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Quins had already earned a bonus point at the break thanks to tries from Ross Chisholm, Marcus Smith, Mike Brown and Joe Marchant, with Bristol twice having led through scores from Charles Piutau and Alapati Leiua.
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Callum Sheedy and Leiua scored either side of a fifth Quins try from Nathan Earle, but the Bears fell short.
Rob Webber and Denny Solomona touchdowns, coupled with a penalty try and nine points from the boot of Faf de Klerk did the damage for the Sharks.
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