Tom de Glanville scored a last-gasp try to hand EPCR Challenge Cup side Bath Rugby a dramatic 29-27 home victory over Bristol Bears in the Gallagher Premiership on Saturday.

Bath, who drop into the EPCR Challenge Cup Round of 16 next month following their elimination from the Heineken Champions Cup, were 21-0 down inside the first quarter of an hour at The Recreation Ground.

However, Semesa Rokoduguni, Jonathan Joseph, Toby Faletau and Joe Cokanasiga all crossed before de Glanville dived over in stoppage time to seal Bath’s fourth league win of the season.

Saracens, another EPCR Challenge Cup outfit, also picked up a win in the Premiership on Saturday as they triumphed 34-27 over league leaders Leicester Tigers at StoneX Stadium.

Tom Woolstencroft scored a try brace for the three-time European champions, with Alex Lewington, Sean Maitland and Vincent Koch also dotting down.

Elsewhere in the Premiership, there were two all-EPCR Challenge Cup contests as Gloucester Rugby won 35-30 against Northampton Saints at Kingsholm Stadium and London Irish claimed a 43-12 victory over Worcester Warriors at Brentford Community Stadium.

Harry Elrington, Tom Seabrook, Louis Rees-Zammit and Alex Craig crossed in addition to a penalty try as Gloucester, who have already sealed their qualification for the EPCR Challenge Cup Round of 16 through Pool B, battled back from 27-14 down.

Matt Proctor, Fraser Dingwall and Tom Collins went over for Northampton, who drop into the EPCR Challenge Cup Round of 16 following their demotion from the Heineken Champions Cup, with Dan Biggar kicking 15 points.

Agustin Creevy’s try double and further efforts from Lucio Cinti, Juan Martin, Curtis Rona, Paddy Jackson and Ben White saw Irish, who have already confirmed their progression from EPCR Challenge Cup Pool C, cruise to victory over Pool A hopefuls Worcester, for whom Noah Heward notched a try brace.

In the United Rugby Championship on Saturday, three EPCR Challenge Cup teams were handed bruising defeats as Benetton Rugby lost 61-17 at home to Leinster Rugby, Dragons went down 64-3 at Munster Rugby and Glasgow Warriors were beaten 35-10 at Scarlets.

Nicola Piantella and Lorenzo Cannone scored consolation tries for Benetton, Sam Davies kicked Dragons’ points and Jonny Matthews dotted down for Glasgow.

In the TOP 14, RC Toulon picked up a 45-17 win at Biarritz Olympique in a contest which will be repeated in Round 5 of the EPCR Challenge Cup next month when the two sides go head-to-head in Pool A.

A penalty try and scores from Gervais Cordin, Aymeric Luc, Jules Danglot and Louis Carbonel – the latter of whom tallied 21 points on the day – saw Toulon ease to victory at Parc des Sports Aguiléra. Tevita Kuridrani and Tomas Cubelli dotted down for Biarritz.

Benjamín Urdapilleta scored a try and kicked 10 points as Castres Olympique, another side dropping into the EPCR Challenge Cup from the Heineken Champions Cup, won 25-9 at home against Montpellier Hérault Rugby. Adrea Cocagi and Thomas Combezou also crossed for the hosts.

Tries from Tumua Manu (2) and Antoine Hastoy saw EPCR Challenge Cup Pool C outfit Section Paloise triumph 23-16 at Union Bordeaux-Bègles.

Meanwhile, Pool B counterparts USAP beat Racing 92 34-13 at Stade Aimé Giral thanks to scores from Genesis Mamea Lemalu, Bautista Delguy, George Tilsley and Joaquin Oviedo, in addition to 14 points from Tristan Tedder.

Elsewhere, CA Brive lost 41-15 at Stade Rochelais – Valentin Tireforte and Florian Dufour grabbed the Pool C side’s tries – and Lyon went down 25-16 at ASM Clermont Auvergne. The already-confirmed Pool B winners’ points were provided by the boot of Léo Berdeu and a Pierre-Louis Barassi try.