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Exeter Chiefs vs Northampton Saints

Match Details

HT ScoreHalf Time Score

Exeter Chiefs 14-12 Saints

FT ScoreFull Time Score

Exeter Chiefs 42-12 Saints

Attendance

12,577

Referee

Matthew Carley

Exeter Chiefs
Exeter Chiefs
42

Summary

Full Time

Northampton Saints
Northampton Saints
12
Exeter Chiefs
T
C
C
T
C
T
C
T
T
T
T
T
T
C
T
C
T
T
C
KOHTFT
Northampton Saints
T
T

A disappointing end to Saints' campaign but what a season it was!

Simmonds...

... sends the conversion over and that's the game. 

They barge closer and it's Hill who's over the line for the home team. 

They barge closer and it's Hill who's over the line for the home team. 

80

Time's up as we set the scrum but Chiefs keep coming. 

79

Chiefs think they're over again but it's held up. Scrum Chiefs. 

79

Chiefs keep coming and work up to Saints' five metre line.

78

Chiefs look to maul but Saints push them backwards and it comes down. Chiefs play the phases and gain a few inches. 

76

Penalty Chiefs at the scrum. Steenson sends the ball into the corner. 

75

Saints play from deep and Ribbans charges forwards before Collins gets play out of Saints' 22. But there they knock on and Chiefs come forwards again. Steenson chips over but Mitchell is there. He comes forwards but so does his offload. Scrum Chiefs on Saints' 22. 

74

Knock on Chiefs though and Saints will have the scrum. 

73

Skinner tries to go quickly off the lineout but Saints take him down. Chiefs still in possession in Saints' 22 though. 

72

Simmonds sends the ball into space in behind Saints' line and though Burrell gets there first, Chiefs earn a penalty at the breakdown. Simmonds sends it into the corner. 

71

Biggar goes short with the restart but O'Flaherty gets there first. Chiefs play on. 

Simmonds...

... sends the conversion over to. 

Try Chiefs.

TMO says the ball is over the line and it's Simmonds who gets it there. 

69

They get over the line but we're with the TMO to see if it's a try. 

69

Chiefs are within inches now. 

68

Chiefs get the ball out of the scrum quickly and have an advantage coming too. 

67

Free kick Chiefs at the scrum as Saints are penalised for pushing early. Chiefs opt for the scrum. 

66

Saints disrupt the maul and earn the scrum. 

65

They're held up over the line but we come back for that advantage. Chiefs go for the corner with the penalty.

65

Chiefs maul from the lineout but it comes down and they have the advantage coming. 

64

Chiefs make it into Saints' 22 and Saints are penalised for a high tackle. Simmonds sends the ball into the corner. 

64

Chiefs make it into Saints' 22 and Saints are penalised for a high tackle. Simmonds sends the ball into the corner. 

64

Chiefs make it into Saints' 22 and Saints are penalised for a high tackle. Simmonds sends the ball into the corner. 

63

Chiefs come wide before going back the other way. They make it into Saints' half and keep coming. 

Burrell replaces Naiyaravoro to empty Saints' bench. 

62

Biggar sends the cross field over to Hutchinson but there's just too much on the kick and it goes straight out. Lineout Chiefs on halfway. 

61

Chiefs look to maul but are held and White boxes. Collins is there and Saints play on. 

60

Free kick Saints at the scrum and Biggar sends it downfield. Lineout Chiefs back near their own 22. 

60

Free kick Saints at the scrum and Biggar sends it downfield. Lineout Chiefs back near their own 22. 

60

Free kick Saints at the scrum and Biggar sends it downfield. Lineout Chiefs back near their own 22. 

60

Free kick Saints at the scrum and Biggar sends it downfield. Lineout Chiefs back near their own 22. 

60

Free kick Saints at the scrum and Biggar sends it downfield. Lineout Chiefs back near their own 22. 

Ludlam is replaced by Wood as we set the scrum. 

59

Chiefs look to maul but Lawes disrupts it and Saints will have the scrum. 

Dawidiuk replaces Fish as we set the lineout. 

58

Chiefs turn the ball over and work their way forwards. They're up to Saints' 22 now and have an advantage coming. We come back for it and Simmonds sends the ball into the corner. 

Reinach is replaced by Mitchell as we set the lineout. 

56

Collins breaks out wide and chips over the top. He chases hard but Nowell just gets there first. Chiefs are pinned back in their 22 though and White clears. Lineout Saints on Chiefs' 22. 

56

Collins breaks out wide and chips over the top. He chases hard but Nowell just gets there first. Chiefs are pinned back in their 22 though and White clears. Lineout Saints on Chiefs' 22. 

56

Collins breaks out wide and chips over the top. He chases hard but Nowell just gets there first. Chiefs are pinned back in their 22 though and White clears. Lineout Saints on Chiefs' 22. 

56

Collins breaks out wide and chips over the top. He chases hard but Nowell just gets there first. Chiefs are pinned back in their 22 though and White clears. Lineout Saints on Chiefs' 22. 

56

Collins breaks out wide and chips over the top. He chases hard but Nowell just gets there first. Chiefs are pinned back in their 22 though and White clears. Lineout Saints on Chiefs' 22. 

55

Chiefs turn he ball over after the lineout and come forwards before White boxes. Collins takes it and Saints play on.

Waller and Hill come of with Painter and Van Wyk making way. 

54

Saints turn the ball over and come wide and earn a penalty there as Chiefs take a man off the ball. Biggar sends it to touch for a lineout for a lineout on Chiefs' 22. 

54

Saints turn the ball over and come wide and earn a penalty there as Chiefs take a man off the ball. Biggar sends it to touch for a lineout for a lineout on Chiefs' 22. 

53

Harrison feeds Reinach off the scrum and Saints push forwards. Harrison makes it out of the 22 before the ball comes back to Biggar to clear. Nowell is there and Chiefs play on. 

Ribbans and Gibson enter play, with Ratuniyarawa and Moon making way. 

Ribbans and Gibson enter play, with Ratuniyarawa and Moon making way. 

Ribbans and Gibson enter play, with Ratuniyarawa and Moon making way. 

51

Saints come forwards, Reinach finding Naiyaravoro but he knocks on and Chiefs play on. Ewers breaks through and makes it up to Saints' 22 but his offload comes forwards. Scrum Saints. 

50

Chiefs push forwards from the restart and White boxes clear. Naiyaravoro takes it and Saints play on. 

Simmonds...

... converts too. 

Try Chiefs.

O'Flaherty breaks and winds his way up to the try line to score. 

Try Chiefs.

O'Flaherty breaks and winds his way up to the try line to score. 

Try Chiefs.

O'Flaherty breaks and winds his way up to the try line to score. 

Try Chiefs.

O'Flaherty breaks and winds his way up to the try line to score. 

Try Chiefs.

O'Flaherty breaks and winds his way up to the try line to score. 

Try Chiefs.

O'Flaherty breaks and winds his way up to the try line to score. 

47

Chiefs take the restart and White clears. They collect their own ball and whip it wide but Saints halt them on halfway. The home side keep pushing though.

Simmonds...

... sends the conversion over too.

Try Chiefs.

Dennis is the man over the line with the ball after Chiefs' barge over the line.

44

Chiefs look to maul but Saints hold them. White uses the ball and Chiefs begin to build the phases. 

43

Saints are penalised at the breakdown for being offside and Simmonds sends the ball into the corner. 

43

Knock on Saints and White clears. Naiyaravoro takes it but the ball somehow ends up in touch in the next play. Lineout Chiefs. 

42

Naiyaravoro charges up the right and Reinach is inside him. Saints are up to the 22 now and still pushing. 

41

Saints steal the lineout and push on. Ratuniyarawa gets things over the halfway line and Saints keep coming. 

41

Reinach takes the restart and boots it downfield. Lineout Chiefs on halfway. 

40

WE'RE BACK UNDERWAY!

Simmonds gets us back underway here.

Hutchinson breaks through and Reinach is on his shoulder but somehow the ball goes to ground and that's the end of the half. 

39

Saints take the ball and come forwards again. They have the advantage again for a high tackle and play on. 

39

Biggar goes for the drop goal but the wide takes it wide. 22 drop Chiefs. 

39

Harrison charges forwards off the lineout and Saints are quickly inside Chiefs' 22. 

38

Chiefs look to maul but Saints hold them. The ball comes out and Lawes comes round to push the carrier into touch. Lineout Saints. 

37

Hutchinson charges forwards but he's pushed into touch and Chiefs have the lineout on their own 22. 

37

Another solid scrum and Saints come forwards again. 

36

Saints try to whip the ball wide but the ball comes off Devoto in a tackle and Saints have the scrum. 

36

Another solid scrum and Saints come wide quickly. They're into Chiefs' half quickly and keep pushing. 

35

Reinach boxes clear and Chiefs knock on. Scrum Saints. 

34

Overthrow from Chiefs and Reinach gathers. Saints press forwards.

33

The ball comes wide to Collins but he is isolated and penalised for holding on. Simmonds sends the ball into the corner. 

31

No conversion from Biggar but Lawes takes the restart and Saints push on. 

TRYYYYYY ACE!!

They don't need the advantage! Saints work their way close before the ball comes wide and it's Mr 100 Tuala who scores out wide!!

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29

Moon takes the restart and Biggar sends the ball across the field. Collins is there and he races forwards with Tuala on his shoulder. Saints are in Chiefs' 22 now and have the advantage coming. 

PENALTY TRY SAINTS!!!

Fish gets over the line but he's disrupted by O'Flaherty and Carley awards the penalty try!

28

Moon again on the lineout and Saints maul forwards again.

28

Saints have the advantage and we come back for it eventually. Lineout Saints.  

27

Moon is up for the lineout and Saints maul forwards. 

26

Chiefs steal the lineout but Saints turn the ball over and earn the penalty just after. Biggar sends it into the corner. 

25

Straight out again from White as he boxes. Lineout Saints just outside Chiefs' 22 again. 

25

Big push from Saints but the ball is already out and Chiefs play on. 

24

Saints come inside off the lineout but Biggar is deemed to have knocked on. Scrum Chiefs. 

23

Chiefs take the restart and push forwards before White boxes clear. But his kick goes straight out and Saints will have the lineout just outside Chiefs' 22. 

Simmonds...

... converts his own score too. 

Try Chiefs.

Chiefs work their way close and Simmonds slinks back inside, slipping through a gap to score. 

21

Overthrow from Chiefs and Van Wyk nearly gets there but Chiefs somehow collect. They play on. 

20

Saints are penalised for being offside and Simmonds sends the ball into touch for a lineout in Saints' 22.

19

Overthrow from Chiefs at the lineout and Saints play on. Reinach sends it high and Chiefs get under it first. 

18

Nowell takes the restart and White boxes clear. Tuala is there but he can't collect and the ball bounces into touch. Lineout Chiefs just inside Saints' half.

Simmonds...

... sends the conversion over too.

Simmonds...

... sends the conversion over too.

Try Chiefs.

Williams is the man over the line as Chiefs play the phases to charge over. 

17

Devoto charges close off the back of the scrum and Chiefs begin to build the phases again.

16

Scrum Chiefs says Carley as Tuala is deemed to have carried the ball over the line. 

16

Chiefs come forwards and chip through. Tuala is there but he takes a knock to the head so we pause the game for a moment. 

15

Harrison strips the ball but illegally says referee Matthew Carley. Slade sends the resulting penalty into the corner. 

14

Overthrow at the lineout and Chiefs have it. O'Flaherty storms into Saints' 22 and they keep coming. 

13

Penalty Saints at the scrum - brilliant stuff from Painter! Biggar sends the ball into touch for a lineout near halfway. 

12

Short of the line says the TMO. Scrum Chiefs. 

11

Chiefs push close from the lineout and are within inches of Saints' line now. We're with the TMO to see if they've scored. 

10

Penalty Chiefs at the scrum. Slade sends it into the corner. 

9

Reinach gets the ball away and is nearly through the Chiefs' line. But the ball goes forwards and Chiefs have the scrum on Saints' 22. 

7

Chiefs push forwards but Lawes and Tuala hold them up and earn Saints the put in at the scrum. 

6

Chiefs whip the ball wide but Saints get there. The home side keep pushing in Saints' 22 though.

5

Saints turn the ball over and get themselves into Chiefs' half. But Naiyaravoro is isolated and penalised for holding on. Slade sends the ball into touch for lineout on Saints' 22. 

4

Harrison feeds Franics from the scrum and Saints play on. Reinach boxes and Chiefs collect. 

3

They're penalised for a forward pass and we come back for the knock on. Scrum Saints. 

2

Solid scrum and Chiefs are forced to use it. Nowell comes forwards but knocks on. Saints have the advantage and play on.

1

Naiyaravoro charges forwards off the restart and Saints press over halfway but knock on. Scrum Chiefs. 

HERE WE GO!

Saints' first outing in the Gallagher Premiership knock-outs since 2015 is on!

Kick Off.gif

HERE WE GO!

Saints' first outing in the Gallagher Premiership knock-outs since 2015 is on!

Kick Off.gif

HERE WE GO!

Saints' first outing in the Gallagher Premiership knock-outs since 2015 is on!

Kick Off.gif

HERE WE GO!

Saints' first outing in the Gallagher Premiership knock-outs since 2015 is on!

Kick Off.gif

HERE WE GO!

Saints' first outing in the Gallagher Premiership knock-outs since 2015 is on!

Kick Off.gif

HERE WE GO!

Saints' first outing in the Gallagher Premiership knock-outs since 2015 is on!

Kick Off.gif

Opposition LineupExeter Chiefs

15
Jack Nowell
14
Alex Cuthbert
13
Henry Slade
12
Ollie Devoto
11
Tom O'Flaherty
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
Alec Hepburn
18
Tomas Francis
19
Sam Skinner
20
Sam Simmonds
21
Jack Maunder
22
Gareth Steenson
23
Sam Hill
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Northampton Saints
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Form Guide

Form

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Past meeting

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