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Gloucester continue winning streak and Wasps move to the top with London Irish

Gloucester Rugby preserved their winning record in the Aviva Premiership Rugby U18 Academy Competition with a 17-10 victory over Leicester Tigers.

The Northern Conference leaders found themselves 10-0 down but Harry Robinson reduced the deficit with a try, powering over the line despite the attentions of two defenders.
Dan Openshaw struck just before half-time, intercepting the ball inside his own half and streaking clear to put the Cherry & Whites ahead at the break. And Harry Randall cemented the victory, capitalising on a powerful drive to touch down, as Gloucester moved onto 23 points with one conference game left to play.
Northampton Saints moved second in the table, ahead of Leicester, with a 39-7 victory at Yorkshire Carnegie.
Saints held a slender 10-0 lead at the break, after Sam Easton crossed over, while Ehren Painter dotted down shortly after half-time.
Carnegie hit back with a try of their own but that only served to fire up the visitors, Painter completing his hat-trick before fellow prop Rhys Charalambous scored two to wrap things up.
Sale Sharks kept themselves in the hunt for the end-of-season play-offs on 15 February with a 24-14 home win against Worcester Warriors.
In the Southern Conference, Wasps moved level on points with leaders London Irish following their 32-12 triumph over Bristol.
Captain Jacob Turner led by example with a hat-trick of tries as Wasps collected their fourth win of the campaign to tighten their grip on a place in the play-offs.
Academy coach James Honeyben said: “We were pleased to get the win and the bonus point. I was also impressed with some of our attacking intent and our execution in the first 25 minutes was a real positive.
“Whilst we can be generally happy with our performance we know we can improve in certain areas and the players have been working really hard in training to do so, with the focus now turning to the Harlequins’ game in two weeks’ time.”
Saracens are five points off the pace after they recorded a convincing 38-13 victory over Bath Rugby at Millfield School.
And Exeter Chiefs edged their way to an away win, beating Harlequins 20-15 to record their second triumph of the competition and move above Bath in the table.
Northern Conference
Yorkshire Carnegie U18                   7 – 39                     Northampton Saints U18
Gloucester Rugby U18                   17 – 10                   Leicester Tigers U18                        
Sale Sharks U18                              24 – 14                   Worcester Warriors U18
Southern Conference

Bath U18                                         13 – 38                   Saracens U18    
Harlequins U18                               15 – 20                   Exeter Chiefs U18           
Wasps U18                                      32 – 12                   Bristol U18

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