Sale boss Steve Diamond praised Danny Cipriani's maturity after his side's win over Newcastle took them into the top six.
Gloucester director of rugby David Humphreys admitted his side were made to work for a 21-9 win over London Irish.
Northampton Saints coach Jim Mallinder was relieved to survive a tough November yet remain top of the Aviva Premiership.
Second-half tries from Henry Purdy and Steve McColl helped Gloucester to a 21-9 victory over struggling London Irish.
A composed display, interspersed with moments of brilliance, from Danny Cipriani helped Sale record an 18-13 win over Newcastle.
Northampton moved to the top of the table with an 43-14 win over London Welsh, who lost for the ninth straight game.
Exeter moved second in the Aviva Premiership with a deserved 27-19 victory over Saracens at Sandy Park.
Owen Williams kicked six penalties as Leicester Tigers beat Wasps 18-16 at Welford Road on Saturday.
Sam Burgess has revealed he'll stay at centre 'for now' having made his rugby union debut in Bath's win over Quins.
Sam Burgess made his rugby union debut as Bath beat Harlequins 25-6 to move to the top of the Aviva Premiership table.
Bottom-placed London Welsh face a tough ask against Aviva Premiership table-toppers Northampton on Saturday.
Sam Burgess may make his debut for Bath on Friday night after being named on the bench for the game against Harlequins.
Sam Burgess could make his first Bath appearance as early as this Friday's Premiership game against Harlequins.
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