It's now three Premiership wins out of three for the Exeter Chiefs.
Rob Baxter's men were 18 - 16 winners at Sale tonight, thanks to six penalties from Gareth Steenson.
And in the Championship, the Cornish Pirates have bounced back after last week's heavy defeat by winning 16-8 at home to London Scottish. Thomas Kebsel scored two tries for the Pirates.
Yeovil Town's Championship survival hopes were severely dented last night, but Plymouth Argyle have edged closer to the League 2 play-offs.
All three of Devon's Football League teams suffered defeats, but Yeovil's Championship survival battle received a boost at Blackpool.
Exeter's Gareth Steenson missed a conversion attempt with the last kick of the match as Gloucester won 14-13 at Sandy Park.