Harlequins began their Gallagher Premiership title defence with a 26-20 bonus-point win against Newcastle Falcons at Kingston Park.
Quins local rivals Saracens began life back in the top flight with a 26-9 win against Bristol Bears on Friday night while Leicester beat Exeter Chiefs 34-19 and Sale Sharks edged past Bath 20-19 at the AJ Bell Stadium
A new-look Worcester Warriors started the new season with a 36-24 win against London Irish at Sixways.
Finally, Northampton Saints started their season in style at Franklin’s Gardens with a 34-20 win against Gloucester.
Check out our team of the week below.
- 15. Freddie Steward (Leicester Tigers)
- 14. Adam Radwan (Newcastle Falcons)
- 11. Louis Lynagh (Harlequins)
Leicester Mercury on Steward: The talented full-back picked up where he left off last season with a superb opening-day display. He started with an assured highball then went on to be the focal point of everything Tigers did well on an opening day to remember.
- 13. Sam Hutchinson (Northampton Saints)
- 12. Manu Tuilagi (Sale Sharks)