Saracens bounced back from a poor first-half display to record a 27-20 victory over Harlequins and cut Exeter Chiefs’ lead at the top of the Premiership to four points.
After defeat to Bath last time out, Saracens were sluggish early on at London Stadium as Quins opened up a 17-3 advantage, Marcus Smith scoring 12 points.
Schalk Burger began Sarries’ comeback as he barged over from close range, before Skelton turned the game around in the space of nine minutes.
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After a sluggish start, Gloucester eventually found their rhythm, fighting back from 11-0 down to lead 14-11 at the break.
Wasps were unable to replicate their impressive start after the break as Jake Polledri’s try and three penalties from Billy Twelvetrees gave Gloucester victory.
Elsewhere, Worcester Warriors boosted their survival hopes with a 27-25 win over Bristol Bears, while fellow strugglers Newcastle Falcons made it three wins in-a-row with a 22-17 triumph over Sale Sharks at St James’ Park.
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