Saracens moved to within two points of the Premiership summit by beating Newcastle Falcons, after struggling Worcester Warriors had earned a historic win in a low-scoring affair at leaders Exeter Chiefs.
The Warriors defeated the defending champions 6-5 to record a first win at Sandy Park, putting a 12-point buffer between themselves and bottom club London Irish.
A fine defensive effort kept the Chiefs at bay during a first half in which two Chris Pennell penalties had put Worcester into a 6-0 half-time lead.
Mitch Lees crossed for Exeter after the break to ensure a nervy ending, but the Warriors held on for a famous win.
Massive thanks to the Warriors faithful today who drove the boys on, especially at the end!
It’s days like these that make some of those long trips worth it! pic.twitter.com/8FWqFIhcDX
— Worcester Warriors (@WorcsWarriors) February 10, 2018
That allowed Saracens to close on top spot thanks to a convincing 25-3 win over Newcastle at Allianz Park.
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