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Exeter Chiefs vs Northampton Saints

Match Details

HT ScoreHalf Time Score

Exeter Chiefs 22-0 Saints

FT ScoreFull Time Score

Exeter Chiefs 57-7 Saints

Attendance

11,528

Referee

Jack Makepeace

Exeter Chiefs
Exeter Chiefs
57

Summary

Full Time

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Chiefs push forwards from the restart and keep possession as the clock runs down. Steenson sends it into the stands as it hits zero and that's the game.

Steenson...

... adds the extras too.

Try Chiefs.

Intercept from Hepburn and he offloads to Simmonds for the score.

77

Saints secure the lineout and push forwards. Collins finds Naiyaravoro out wide and they push on.

HIA for Grayson, Naiyaravoro returns in his place.

76

Penalty Chiefs at the breakdown and Steenson sends it to the corner.

75

Simmonds breaks clear and Chiefs are up to the halfway line now.

74

Saints push forwards but Symons knocks on in contact and Chiefs play on.

73

Penalty Saints at the scrum and Grayson sends it to touch for a lineout on Chiefs' 22. 

72

Chiefs push forwards from the restart before Maunder clears. Hendrickson gets there but knocks on. Scrum Saints.

Steenson...

... sends the conversion through.

Try Chiefs.

Chiefs turn the ball over from the restart and it's O'Flaherty who's through behind Saints' line to score.

Grayson...

... converts his own score.

Try Grayson.

Saints push close before working an overlap and Grayson is over.

68

Penalty Saints at the breakdown and Saints go quickly again.

68

Eadie charges forwards and Saints earn a penalty at the breakdown. Saints take it quickly. They're up to the five metre line now.

66

Coles is up for the lineout and Saints push on.

66

Penalty Saints at the scrum and Grayson sends it to the corner.

65

Saints push out of their 22 quickly and from there Reinach sends it high. Chiefs knock on and Saints will have the scrum. 

65

Wood is replaced by Eadie as we set the lineout.

64

Saints secure the lineout but the ball comes loose and Chiefs hack through into touch. Lineout Saints in their own 22. 

63

Penalty Chiefs at the lineout as Saints are penalised for touching the jumper in the air. Steenson - on for Simmonds - sends it to touch. Lineout Chiefs.

62

Saints creep forwards, Dingwall spots space in behind but his chips heads straight out. Lineout Chiefs just outside their own 22. 

61

Overthrow at the lineout but Saints regather and play on.

60

Saints push from the restart after Chiefs return it. And they earn a penalty at the breakdown too. Grayson sends it to the corner.

Glynn is on for his Saints debut, with Bean making way.

Simmonds...

... sends the conversion through too.

Try Chiefs.

The scrum holds but Hendrickson is through off the back of it.

57

Chiefs barge over the whitewash but they're held up. Five metre scrum for the hosts instead.

56

Woodburn hacks through and chases himself. Chiefs are up to Saints' 22 now.

55

Maunder - on for White - boxes the restart and Woodburn beats Tuala in the air. Chiefs play on.

Changes for Saints: Reinach and Dingwall enter the game, with Mitchell and Naiyaravoro making way.

Simmonds...

... sends the conversion through.

Try Chiefs.

Chiefs push close and Moon breaks through five metres out, his charge is too strong for the last man and he's over.

52

Saints work hard but Chiefs hold them on the halfway line and eventually force the knock on. Scrum Chiefs.

51

Symons and Wood push forwards. Saints keep coming.

50

White clears the restart and Tuala is there. Saints play on.

Simmonds...

... sends the conversion through.

48

Try Chiefs.

Hendrickson cuts through Saints' line and beats the last man to score just right of the sticks.

47

Free kick Exeter at the scrum and they opt to scrum again.

46

Chiefs push up to Saints' 22 but Saints defend hard and push them back and force the handling error. Scrum Saints.

45

Grayson sends it high and Dollman is there. Exeter play on.

45

Haywood charges forwards of the lineout and Saints push on again.

44

Collins returns to the field as we set the lineout.

44

Waller gets over the ball and earns Saints a penalty of their own. Grayson sends it to touch for a lineout on halfway. 

43

Scrappy at the lineout but Exeter keep the ball. They push on.

43

Penalty Exeter at the lineout as Saints are deemed to have touched the jumper in the air. Simmonds sends it to the corner.

42

Mitchell boxes high and though Naiyaravoro is there is chase, he's penalised for taking his opposite number out in the air. Simmonds sends the ball to touch. Lineout Exeter in Saints' 22. 

41

Naiyaravoro collects the restart and Saints push on.

A host of changes for Saints at the break: Waller, Haywood, Franks and Ludlam enter the game with Van Wyk, Fish, Hill and Tonks making way.

40

WE'RE BACK UNDERWAY!

Simmonds gets things restarted here at Sandy Park.

And that's half-time here at Sandy Park.

Simmonds...

... adds the conversion too.

Try Chiefs.

The TMO says try and it's Kirsten who've over for Exeter.

40

The home side think they're over but we're with the TMO to see if they've scored...

40

Penalty Chiefs as they get close to the line. They go quickly and begin to push again.

40

Time's up here as we set the lineout. Exeter look to maul but it comes down, they keep the ball and begin to push.

39

Penalty Exeter at the scrum and Simmonds sends it to the corner.

39

Saints come forwards but a huge hit on Coles dislodges the ball. Scrum Exeter.

38

Simmonds returns the restart an Tuala is there. He comes forwards and Saints play on.

Simmonds...

... makes no mistake from in front of the posts.

Try Chiefs.

The forwards barge close and it's Taione who's eventually over.

Collins is sent to the sin bin as Saints concede a penalty in their own 22. 

35

Solid at the scrum from Saints but as they come wide the ball comes loose. Exeter hack through and O'Flaherty collects. 

34

But Chiefs knock on just after and Saints will have the scrum. 

34

White sends the ball up and O'Flaherty taps it back. Chiefs play on.

33

No conversion from Simmonds out wide and Grayson restarts.

Try Exeter.

Chiefs push up before Simmonds hacks through. The ball looks to have come loose off Chiefs hands but the referee says play on and Hill gets over the whitewash. 

31

Mitchell spots space again but O'Flaherty gets there and pushes Chiefs out of their 22. The home side keep coming.

30

Tonks collects the high ball and Saints play on once more.

29

Mitchell chips through and though Dollman is there, he dots down over the try line. 22 drop Chiefs. 

29

Naiyaravoro barrels through the middle and Saints are into the Chiefs' 22. They keep coming.

28

Wood is up for the lineout and Saints push forwards. Mitchell hacks the ball through and Woodburn returns. Collins is there and he comes forwards. Saints play on again. 

27

Scrappy at the lineout from Chiefs and Saints get over the ball to earn a penalty. Grayson clears to touch for a lineout back near halfway. 

26

Exeter go quickly and have another advantage coming, they continue to push.

26

Chiefs push from the lineout and Whitten makes it into Saints' 22 but he's hit high there. Simmonds sends the resulting penalty into the corner.

25

Penalty Exeter at the lineout and Simmonds sends it to touch. Lineout Chiefs just outside Saints' 22. 

24

Saints attack hard and the ball comes wide to Proctor but he's just pushed into touch on halfway. Lineout Chiefs there.

23

Bean steals the lineout and Saints play on.

22

Naiyaravoro secures the high ball as Chiefs return. The ball comes loose but Saints secure it again and Mitchell clears well. Lineout Chiefs back near halfway.

21

The scrum collapses and the penalty goes Exeter's way. Simmonds clears to touch. Lineout Chiefs.

20

Chiefs look to maul but White knocks on at the base. Scrum Saints.

19

Coles is up for the lineout and Saints move wide swiftly. Collins spots space in behind and hacks the ball through. It bobbles into touch. Lineout Chiefs in their own 22. 

19

Chiefs clear Grayson's kick but it heads straight into touch. Lineout Saints in Exeter's half. 

Collins returns to the field while we set it up, Dingwall returns to the bench.

17

Wide from Simmonds with the penalty and Saints have the 22 drop. 

16

Woodburn gets Exeter into Saints' 22 and the home side earn a penalty there as Saints are found offside. Simmonds points to the posts.

15

Free kick Exeter at this scrum as Saints are penalised for not putting the ball in fast enough. Chiefs choose to scrum. 

15

Good defensive pressure from Saints forces the error from Exeter. Scrum Saints on the halfway line. 

14

Solid scrum from Saints this time and Exeter are forced to use it. 

13

Saints secure the restart and begin to push. They work up to the halfway line but there Bean knocks on in contact. Scrum Exeter.

HIA for Collins, Dingwall takes his place. 

Simmonds...

... sends the simple penalty through to get the scoring started.

9

Exeter push in Saints' 22 and though Hill gets over the ball, the penalty goes Exeter's way as Saints are penalised for not rolling. Simmonds points to the posts.

9

Penalty Exeter at the scrum and Simmonds sends it to touch. Lineout Chiefs on Saints' 22. 

8

Free kick Saints and Mitchell goes quickly but Tuala can't quite get there for the offload and the ball comes forwards. Scrum Exeter.

7

Exeter knock on though and Saints will have this scrum. 

6

Free kick Saints at the scrum and Grayson sends it high. Woodburn is there and Exeter play on.

5

Solid scrum from Saints and Proctor pressures well off the back of it. But referee Jack Makepeace deems the ball to have come off Proctor as it comes loose. Scrum Exeter.

4

Wood is up for this lineout but Saints knock on just after. Scrum Exeter.

3

Exeter steal the lineout though and clear to touch. Lineout Saints in their own half. 

2

Space opens up out wide for Saints and the ball goes through Grayson, Tuala and Symons before Collins comes into contact out wide. The ball comes loose from the ruck into touch but it's off a Exeter foot. Lineout Saints.

1

White clears the restart and though O'Flaherty gets to the ball first, he knocks it on. Scrum Saints on halfway.

HERE WE GO!

Exeter v Saints is on at Sandy Park! Grayson gets us underway...

Opposition LineupExeter Chiefs

15
Phil Dollman
14
Tom O'Flaherty
13
Ian Whitten
12
Tom Hendrickson
11
Olly Woodburn
10
Joe Simmonds
9
Nic White
1
Ben Moon
2
Elvis Taione
3
Harry Williams
4
Jannes Kirsten
5
Jonny Hill
6
Dave Ewers
7
Jacques Vermeulen
8
Sam Simmonds

SubsExeter Chiefs

16
Jordan Poole
17
Alec Hepburn
18
Enrique Pieretto Heiland
19
Sam Skinner
20
Don Armand
21
Jack Maunder
22
Gareth Steenson
23
Max Bodilly
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Exeter Chiefs
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Northampton Saints
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