England fly-half Toby Flood steered Guinness Premiership leaders Leicester to an emphatic 39-18 victory at Sixways as Tigers piled the pressure on basement club Worcester.
Flood, preferred to Jonny Wilkinson in Paris last Saturday, booted 24 points, including conversions of Leicester tries by full-back Jeremy Staunton, scrum-half Ben Youngs and substitute James Grindal.
Flood's opposite number Willie Walker kicked six penalties, yet Worcester remain bottom of the table, two points behind Leeds Carnegie and Sale Sharks with just five games left.
Two strikes from replacement fly-half Stephen Myler enabled treble-chasing Northampton to stretch their long unbeaten home run to 21 matches with a 14-9 win over Wasps.
Wasps looked to be heading for victory when Dave Walder took over the kicking duties from Danny Cipriani to boot his side ahead with a 65th-minute penalty but rugby league convert Myler hit a superbly-struck right-footed drop-goal to restore his side's lead before adding a penalty four minutes later.
Wasps had most of the play in the first half but failed to capitalise and went in 8-6 behind after number eight Roger Wilson finished off the final move before the interval with a try in the right-hand corner - the only touchdown of the game.
Bath slipped back into top gear after a three-week break to maintain their push for Heineken Cup qualification and perhaps even a play-off place with a 24-13 win over Harlequins.
The only disappointment from their seventh successive league victory was the failure to secure a bonus point after Joe Maddock scored their third try as early as the 52nd minute.
Olly Barkley contributed 14 points, including a 25th-minute try, while Duncan Bell also touched down for the hosts.
Nicky Robinson scored all of Gloucester's points as they ground out a 19-0 victory over Leeds to continue their late push for a top-six finish and Heineken Cup qualification. The Wales fly-half scored a try, which he converted, and kicked four penalties.