Gloucester’s Danny Cipriani (left) and Worcester’s Billy Searle each set up tries with intelligent crossfield chips at Sixways on Saturday.
The previous evening, Marcus Smith produced a measured kicking performance for Harlequins at the Twickenham Stoop. He manipulated Sale’s backfield with centrefield dinks and driving punts that skidded off the surface.
A clip to Chris Ashton across his own 22 also sparked a breakaway. Sale’s Rob du Preez attempted something similar in the second half, seemingly believing his side to have earned a penalty advantage. However, a lofted strike was gathered by Mike Brown and eventually led to Harlequins’ sole try.