Exeter, beaten by Saracens in two of the past three finals, ran in five tries in a 35-18 success over the Sharks, while Alex Lewington and David Strettle both scored two tries apiece as the defending champions beat Northampton 38-27.
The Chiefs were able to turn their narrow one-point advantage at the break into a victory as Jack Maunder, Alex Cuthbert and Tom Lawday crossed to add to first-half scores from Santiago Cordero and Jonny Hill.
At Franklin’s Gardens, England international Dylan Hartley, starting a competitive game for the first time since March, was one of the try-scorers for Northampton, who were leading heading into the final eight minutes.
However, Strettle’s late double maintained Saracens’ 100 per cent start.
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Bath edged a high-scoring affair at the Stoop to claim their first victory as they beat Harlequins 37-32.
Newcastle Falcons also claimed their first success of the season, 23-20 against Worcester Warriors, who are now propping up the table as the only remaining winless side.
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