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Exeter Chiefs vs Northampton Saints

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Exeter Chiefs 0-0 Saints

FT ScoreFull Time Score

Exeter Chiefs 40-21 Saints

Attendance

12,911

Referee

Karl Dickson

Exeter Chiefs
Exeter Chiefs
40

Summary

Full Time

Northampton Saints
Northampton Saints
21
Exeter Chiefs
T
C
T
C
T
C
T
T
C
T
C
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Northampton Saints
T
C
T
C
T
C

Maunder sends the ball into the stands and that's it here. 

79

Saints come forwards again but Franks just loses control of the ball. Chiefs collect and start to run the clock down. 

77

Saints come wide but the ball finds Woodburn's hands. He's in touch int he next step though. Lineout Saints. 

76

Saints maul forwards but the ball pops out and Chiefs collect it. They play on but knock on just after. Scrum Saints.

75

Penalty Saints as the ball comes wide. Grayson sends it to the corner. 

74

Chiefs knock on the restart though and Saints have the scrum. 

Simmonds...

... sends the conversion through too. 

Try Chiefs.

Chiefs work the phases once again and Cowan-Dickie is the man over the line. 

73

White dinks through from the lineout but is taken down just short. Chiefs keep pushing though. 

72

Mitchell boxes from the lineout and Chiefs have the lineout this time. 

71

White boxes off the back of the lineout and Kvesic collects the loose ball. Simmonds sends the ball through and it just rolls into touch. Lineout Saints on their own ten metre line. 

69

Saints take the lineout and play on. The ball comes to Ribbans who's on the wing but he's pushed into touch by a mass of Chiefs bodies. Lineout Chiefs on halfway. 

68

Penalty Saints at the scrum! Grayson sends it to touch for a lineout inside Chiefs' half. 

67

Knock on Chiefs at the maul and Saints will have the scrum. 

66

Chiefs earn a penalty at the breakdown again and send it to touch once more. Lineout Chiefs on Saints' 22. 

65

Penalty Chiefs at the scrum. Simmonds sends it to touch. Lineout Chiefs on halfway. 

64

Saints come forwards and whip the ball wide but Harrison can't quite keep hold of the last pass and Chiefs have the scrum. 

63

Naiyaravoro breaks down the left and Saints are attacking in Chiefs' 22 now. 

62

Chiefs go to maul but get nowhere. The ball goes high and Gibson collects. Saints play on. 

61

Penalty Chiefs at the scrum. Simmonds sends it to touch.

60

No try says the TMO as the ball is deemed to have been knocked on over the line. Scrum Exeter. 

60

A lovely bit of play from Hutchinson and we're with the TMO to see if he's scored...

59

White boxes the restart clear and Tuala is there.Saints play on. 

Biggar is replaced by Grayson as we restart. 

Simmonds...

... sends the conversion over too.

Try Chiefs.

Dennis breaks through Saints' line is has a clear run in to score. 

Moon and Ludlam make way for Saints, with Ribbans and Wood taking their places. 

56

But Chiefs earn a penalty at the breakdown and Simmonds sends it to touch. Lineout Chiefs in Saints' 22. 

55

Moon takes the lineout and Saints come forwards. Mitchell boxes forwards and Chiefs collect. Kvesic barges forwards before White boxes himself. Collins takes it and Saints play on.

54

Penalty Saints at the breakdown! Biggar sends the ball into touch for a lineout near halfway. 

53

Exeter push from the lineout and they're within inches now. 

Francis is replaced bu Burrell as we set the lineout. 

51

Chiefs turn the ball over though and come forwards. The ball comes loose and Francis is there but he's pushed into touch. Lineout Chiefs. 

50

Gibson taps the restart back and Saints play on with the ball. 

49

Simmonds...

... sends the conversion wide though. 

Chiefs maul from the lineout and Kvesic breaks off and goes over for the score. 

47

Mitchell boxes clear but Woodburn uses it quickly. Chiefs earn a penalty at the breakdown though and Slade sends it to the corner. 

Reinach - who took a big hit a few minutes ago - is replaced by Mitchell as we set the lineout. 

45

Lawes returns from the sin bin as we set the scrum and Chiefs whip the ball widen and keep coming. Slade hacks the ball through and it finds touch. Lineout Saints in their own 22. 

44

Cuthbert looks to come forwards but Hutchinson halts him as he works into the Saints' 22. And there Saints turn the ball over. Biggar clears. Lineout Chiefs back near halfway. 

43

Chiefs maul and though Naiyaravoro stops their attack out wide, we come back for an advantage at the maul. Slade sends the penalty into touch. Lineout Chiefs on Saints' 22. 

43

Chiefs maul and though Naiyaravoro stops their attack out wide, we come back for an advantage at the maul. Slade sends the penalty into touch. Lineout Chiefs on Saints' 22. 

41

Penalty Chiefs at the scrum. Slade sends it to touch. Lineout Chiefs on halfway. 

41

Chiefs work their way forwards but the ball comes loose and Hutchinson is there to collect it. Saints play on but the ball comes forwards and Chiefs will have the scrum. 

40

WE'RE BACK ON!

Biggar - who returns from the blood bin - gets us restarted here at Sandy Park. 

Grayson...

... sends the conversion over from in front of the posts to level things and take us into the break!

TRYYYYYYYYY COBUS!!!!!

IT'S INTERCEPT TIME!!

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Collins is replaced by Van Wyk while we have the scrum. 

40

Chiefs choose scrum again with the penalty. 

Penalty Chiefs at the scrum and Waller is sent to the sin bin this time.

40

Time's up here and though Exeter get over the whitewash, the ball is held up and we scrum again. Naiyaravoro takes the number eight spot.

39

Chiefs choose the scrum with the resulting penalty. 

Chiefs work their way back into Saints' 22 and earn a penalty there as Lawes is sent to the sin bin. 

39

Chiefs secure the restart and White clears. Woodburn taps it back and Chiefs play on.

Simmonds...

... sends the conversion over too.

Try Chiefs.

The home side build the phases again and this time it's Armand who's over the line. 

35

Penalty Chiefs at the scrum. Slade sends it into touch for a lineout inside Saints' 22. 

34

Free kick Chiefs at the scrum, they opt to go again.

33

Straight out at the restart from Saints though and Chiefs have the scrum on halfway. 

Change for Saints; Grayson replaces Biggar as we get restarted.

Simmonds...

... converts to level things again.

Try Chiefs.

Chiefs build the phases and eventually Moon barrels over for the home side. 

31

Overthrow but White just gets a hand to it. Chiefs keep coming. 

30

Chiefs get the ball out of the scrum and start pushing. Saints hold them well but Chiefs earn a penalty. Simmonds sends it to touch. 

29

No try says the TMO as Waller just manages to hold the ball up. Scrum Chiefs.

29

We're with the TMO to see if they've scored...

28

Chiefs' maul breaks up but they're still pushing on the line now.

27

Chiefs earn a penalty at the breakdown after they turn over. Slade sends it to the corner. 

Biggar...

... sends the conversion through too!

TRYYYYYY HUTCH!!!

Reinach makes it to the 22 before the ball comes wide and Hutchinson slips through for the score!!

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24

Devoto clears after Chiefs turn over but Tuala keeps it alive. He races forwards before Reinach makes it into Chiefs' 22. 

23

Chiefs look to maul from the lineout. White whips the ball wide but it heads straight into touch. Lineout Saints.

22

Solid at the scrum and Saints play on. Reinach boxes and Biggar is there to take it. The ball comes wide to Naiyaravoro but Reinach's pushed into touch just after. Lineout Chiefs in their own 22. 

19

Saints comes forwards hard but knock on and Chiefs play on. Nowell comes wide but his pass to Ewers is forward. Scrum Saints on halfway. 

18

Lawes gets up for the lineout and Harrison charges forwards. Francis is on his shoulder but the ball goes loose. Chiefs play on but knock on at the breakdown. Scrum Saints. 

16

Gibson is up for the lineout and Saints come forwards. Harrison makes it over halfway before Naiyaravoro is free out wide. He races up to Chiefs' ten metre line but the ball comes loose as he goes to ground. Chiefs clear and though play becomes scrappy and Saints are pushed back within their own 22, Saints earn the penalty. Biggar sends it to touch again. Lineout Saints on halfway. 

15

Nowell comes forwards but Saints turn the ball over and earn a penalty just afterwards. Biggar sends it to touch. Lineout Saints on halfway. 

14

Saints get the ball wide and Tuala looks to have set Naiyaravoro free but referee Karl Dickson says forward pass and we come back for a Chiefs scrum. 

13

Penalty Saints at the scrum as Chiefs go early and Biggar sends the ball into touch for a lineout.

11

Woodburn races through and thinks he's scored a second for Chiefs but the TMO intervenes. Forward pass in the build up and we come back for a Saints scrum. 

10

Penalty Chiefs as Gibson touches the man in the air from the restart and Simonds sends it to touch for a lineout just inside Saints' half. 

Simmonds...

... converts to level things. 

Try Chiefs.

Saints hold Chiefs out well but as Simmonds puts the grubber through Slade is there to collect it and score. 

8

Penalty Chiefs at the scrum. Simmonds sends the ball into touch for a lineout on Saints' 22. 

8

Chiefs knock on just after the lineout and Saints play on. Naiyaravoro looks to have set Tuala free but the pass if deemed forwards. Scrum Chiefs. 

7

Biggar sends it high and Collins there to take it. Saints keep pushing and make their way up to the halfway line. Reinach clears but the ball goes straight out. Lineout Exeter.

6

Free kick Saints at the scrum and they go quickly. Naiyaravoro makes it over the gain line and Saints keep coming. 

Marshall takes a knock and is replaced by Fish as we get restarted. Take it easy Reece!

5

Chiefs come forwards but Saints work hard to hold them up and earn the scrum. 

4

Saints collect the restart and start to go again. Reinach boxes and Nowell collects this time. Chiefs play on.

Biggar...

... adds the extras too!

TRYYYYYY PIERS!!

Gibson breaks again and plays the dummy perfectly to find Tuala. The fullback makes it close but Francis is there for the final stretch to the line!

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2

Gibson makes a charge down the right to get Saints into Chiefs' half and they keep coming.

1

Reinach clears the restart and Hutchinson gets up to tap it back. Saints still in possession and pushing forwards. 

HERE WE GO!

Saints' last clash of the regular season is on at Sandy Park!

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Opposition LineupExeter Chiefs

15
Jack Nowell
14
Alex Cuthbert
13
Henry Slade
12
Ollie Devoto
11
Olly Woodburn
10
Joe Simmonds
9
Nic White
1
Ben Moon
2
Jack Yeandle
3
Harry Williams
4
David Dennis
5
Jonny Hill
6
Dave Ewers
7
Don Armand
8
Matt Kvesic

SubsExeter Chiefs

16
Luke Cowan-Dickie
17
Billy Keast
18
Tomas Francis
19
Sam Skinner
20
Sam Simmonds
21
Jack Maunder
22
Gareth Steenson
23
Sam Hill
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Exeter Chiefs
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Northampton Saints
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Form Guide

Form

WWWLL

Last match

Lost to Exeter Chiefs 12-42

Past meeting

Lost 12-42
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Exeter Chiefs
Exeter Chiefs
40
Northampton Saints
Northampton Saints
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