Bristol Bears remained on course to play with a 49-24 win over Sale Sharks as the Premier 15s resumed after the Women’s Nations.
England midfielder Lark Davies scored twice as the Bears led 21-12 at the break.
Keira Bevan, Ella Lovibond, Sarah Bern, Deborah Wills and Phoebe Murray also crossed, with Bevan hitting four goals and Elinor Snowsill adding three more.
Hollie Bawden’s hat-trick was little consolation for the home side.
Elsewhere, England midfielder Ellie Kildunne scored four tries as fifth Harlequins kept Bristol’s pressure on by beating bottom side Wasps 80-7, with Lauren Torley also scoring twice.
Worcester Warriors they won the free 48-7 over DMP Sharks with two tries each Carys Cox and Lydia Thompson.