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Exeter Chiefs vs Northampton Saints

Match Details

HT ScoreHalf Time Score

Exeter Chiefs 7-7 Saints

FT ScoreFull Time Score

Exeter Chiefs 12-13 Saints

Attendance

Not available

Referee

Christophe Ridley

Exeter Chiefs
Exeter Chiefs
12

Summary

Full Time

Northampton Saints
Northampton Saints
13
Exeter Chiefs
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Northampton Saints
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P

80

It's a first Saints win at Sandy Park since 2014 – a huge effort from the lads!

Simmonds begins his run up and Saints charge forwards, Sleightholme knocks the ball off the tee into touch and the referee blows the full-time whistle!

Try Chiefs.

The home side whip it wide and it's Skinner who's over in the corner for the hosts.

79

Advantage coming for a high tackle and Chiefs play on. 

78

Whitten slips down the right wing and Chiefs make it up to the 22 but Saints bring them down there.

77

Chiefs steal the lineout though and push over the halfway line. 

76

Chiefs push but Coles gets over the ball and earns the penalty for Saints. Mallinder sends it long into touch for a Saints lineout on halfway. 

75

Chiefs look to maul but Saints hold them and Maunder whips the ball out. 

74

Mitchell clears the restart once more but this one heads straight one and we come all the way back for a Chiefs lineout on Saints' 22. 

Francis...

... sends this one through too!

72

Saints come forwards and have a penalty coming, eventually we come back for it and Francis points to the posts again. 

71

Mallinder clears and Chiefs knock on as they gather. Saints collect the loose ball and Mitchell darts forwards, finding Sleightholme. Chiefs regather the ball there though and Maunder sends it skyward. 

70

Mitchell sends the restart skyward and Hogg collects it. Chiefs push around halfway before Maunder boxes high. Saints are there and they play on. 

Francis...

... sends this one through to put Saints ahead!

69

No foul play from Ewers says the TMO but it's a penalty Saints way nonetheless. Francis points to the posts again.

69

We're with the TMO to check a tackle in Ribbans as he knocks the ball on.

Marshall replaces Matavesi as we set the scrum. 

68

Maunder boxes high and Mallinder claims it but the ball comes forwards in contact in the next phase and Chiefs will have the scrum. 

67

Mitchell tries to dink through into space but Hogg gets a hand to it and Chiefs try to push out of their own 22. 

66

Saints are pushing hard and work up to the 22 now as Hutchinson and Proctor link up out wide. Still the away side push.

65

The wind sends Francis' kick into the left upright though and Maunder clears. Sleightholme is there and Saint push on again.

64

Penalty Saints at the scrum! It's another dominant charge from the forward pack and Francis points to the posts with this one. 

64

Isiekwe steals the lineout and Mitchell sends it out to the midfield. Saints begin to push there but the ball comes forwards in contact and Chiefs will have the scrum. 

63

A splinter maul breaks off and comes to ground but Saints are deemed to be at fault and Skinner sends the ball into touch for a lineout just outside the Chiefs 22. 

62

Furbank returns to the field as we set the lineout and Chiefs look to maul there. 

61

Isiekwe is up for the lineout and Saints maul forwards once more. Mitchell gets the ball out as it slows and the ball is quickly sent wide to Slieghtholme. He's almost pushed into touch and though he gets the ball away to Proctor well, the other wing is sent into touch there instead. 

Wood replaces Adendorff as we set the scrum. 

58

Maunder boxes high and Saints collect. Sleightholme charges forwards before the forwards take over. It's slow progress though and we come back for a penalty in the build up as Chiefs are found offside. Mallinder sends it long into the corner. 

58

Chiefs look to push again but Saints defend hard and push the home side back over the halfway line. 

56

Adendorff finds Francis off the scrum and the ball comes back to Mallinder to clear. Lineout Chiefs outside Saints' 22 now. 

55

Not straight at the lineout though and Saints will have the scrum. 

54

Hodge is there and he races forwards, finding Hogg outside him. Chiefs still push but when Saints slow their progress we come back for a penalty in the build up. Skinner sends it to the corner.

54

Isiekwe is up for the lineout and Saints look to maul forwards. They make some ground before Mitchell boxes high. 

53

Penalty Saints at the scrum! A huge effort from the forwards! Mallinder sends the penalty to touch for a lineout back near halfway. 

Waller is replaced by Auterac as we set the scrum. 

52

Chiefs go quickly with the penalty once more but Saints' defence holds them firm. The ball doesn't come out of a breakdown though and the referee decides to restart the game with a Chiefs scrum. 

Yellow card for Furbank as the penalties begin to mount. 

Mallinder replaces Tuala as we restart.

50

Chiefs are held up over the line but with another penalty advantage coming for the home side, we come back for it. Chiefs go quickly one more.

49

Good defence from Saints the ball comes loose but we come back for a penalty in the build up. Chiefs go quickly and push from close range once more.

48

Simmonds looks to charge forwards off the back of the lineout but Adendorff brings him down. Chiefs still push though and are closing in on the five metre line now.

47

Penalty Chiefs at the scrum and Skinner sends the ball into the corner. 

46

Chiefs push towards Saints' 22 but a monster hit from Hutchinson sees Ewers knock on. Scrum Saints. 

45

Chiefs maul forwards but it comes down and Maunder boxes high. Proctor collects the ball and Furbank looks to clear. He's charges down though and Exeter re-gather and push once more. 

44

Isiekwe managed to disrupt Chiefs lineout but the home team manage to keep it. And they earn a penalty at the breakdown as Ribbans is pinged for not rolling away. Skinner sends it to touch and Chiefs have the lineout just outside their own 22. 

43

Solid at this scrum and Mitchell hacks through off the back of it. The ball bobbles downfield and into touch and Chiefs will have the lineout back in their own 22. 

42

Simmonds pushes up off the back of the scrum but he knocks on and Saints will have the put in at the scrum this time.

41

Hogg returns the restart and Sleightholme is there to collect but Ribbans is held up in the next phase and Chiefs have the scrum. 

One changes for Saints as we restart: Hill replaces Painter.

40

WE'RE BACK UNDERWAY!

Furbank gets us restarted here at a wet and windy Sandy Park.

Time's up here as Chiefs continue to push but the ball comes forwards and Isiekwe dives on it. Mitchell finds Hutchinson and the centre sends the ball into touch to see us head into the break.

39

Chiefs maul but Saints hold them well and the home side are forced to use it. 

38

Isiekwe is up for the lineout and Saints maul forwards once more. They make good ground before Mitchell gets the ball out. Saints push but Chiefs get over the ball and earn the penalty there. Skinner sends it long to touch. Lineout Chiefs just outside the Saints 22. 

37

Eventually we come back for the penalty as Furbank is tackles off the ball. Furbank sends the ball into the corner for a lineout inside Chiefs' 22. 

36

Sleigtholme gets over the halfway line off the back of the scrum and Saints have an advantage coming as they push forwards now.

35

Knock on from Chiefs in the midfield as they look to push from the lineout. Scrum Saints. 

34

Chiefs return the ball to Saints hands and Tuala clears well. Lineout Chiefs.

33

Isiekwe is up for the lineout and Saints push forwards. They work over the halfway line but the ball comes loose there. Devoto hacks it through but Sleightholme races up to make sure the ball heads dead. 22 drop Saints.

32

Penalty Saints at the scrum! It's another huge shove from the forwards and Furbank sends it to touch for a lineout just inside Chiefs' half.

31

Chiefs return the restart and Tuala is under it but he can't keep a hand on the slippy ball. Scrum Chiefs near halfway. 

Skinner...

... levels things with the conversion.

Try Chiefs.

Yeandle takes the penalty quickly and he manages to reach for the line.

30

Penalty Chiefs at the scrum though and Chiefs go quickly again.

29

No try says the TMO and we come back for another five metre scrum. 

28

Simmonds scoops the ball up off the back of the scrum and Chiefs begin to push from close again. The referee thinks they're held up over the line but we're with the TMO to check...

27

Unsteady at the scrum and Mitchell knocks on as he's tackled off the base of it. Scrum Chiefs then.

26

A mammoth effort in defence from Saints and eventually they're rewarded for it as Chiefs knock on over the line. Scrum Saints.

25

Quickly again from Chiefs and they push once more. 

24

There's an advantage coming for Chiefs and though Saints hold them up over the line, we come back for it. Chiefs got quickly and push from close range again.

24

Scrappy at the lineout and Chiefs come away with the ball as it goes loose. They barge up to the five metre line and begin to push.

22

Ribbans gets up and slaps the ball back Saints way. And the away side earn the penalty at the breakdown there too. Mitchell takes it quickly and they work out of the 22 quickly. Mitchell looks to box but his kick is charged down and it heads into touch. Lineout Saints on their own 22. 

21

Penalty Exeter at the lineout though and Skinner sends the ball into the corner. 

20

A more solid effort this time and Saints push forwards but the ball comes loose again and its deemed to have headed into touch off Saints hands this time. Lineout Chiefs.

18

Free kick Saints as Chiefs push early at the scrum and Saints opt for another. 

17

Mitchell scoops up the ball as it spins out of the back of the scrum and Saints push over halfway. But the conditions slow their progress and the ball comes loose, it heads into touch but it's been knocked on by a Chiefs hand and Saints will have the scrum.

15

Mitchell sends the ball high and Hutchinson rises to get under it but Hogg is there too and the home fullback claims it. Chiefs whip the ball wide but there's a forward pass in there and Saints will have the scrum. 

14

Chiefs look to work into Saints' 22 but Saints' defence pushes them back. And Saints are rewarded for their efforts as Sleightholme counter-rucks and earns them the possession. 

13

Tuala can't keep a hand on the ball though and Chiefs collect.

12

Sleightholme collects the restart and Saints push their way out of the own 22 before Mitchell boxes high. Chiefs knock on but the advantage is short-lived as Mitchell gets a foot to the loose ball. O'Flaherty collects it and Maunder sends it high too. 

Francis...

... steps up for the kicking duties and makes no mistake from out wide.

TRYYYYY ADENDORFF!!

There's no stopping the forwards from that range and it's the No. 8 that comes up with the ball!

10

Ribbans is up front the lineout and Saints' maul begins to rumble...

9

A huge shove from Saints and they earn the penalty there! Furbank sends it into the corner.

9

Free kick Chiefs at the scrum and they opt to pack down again.

8

An overthrow at the lineout from Chiefs but Adendorff can't quite collect the loose ball and Chiefs will have the scrum. 

7

Furbank spots Sleightholme in space and attempts a cross field kick to him but the windy conditions send the ball into touch before the winger can reach it. Lineout Chiefs.

6

Matavesi goes short to Ratuniyarawa at the lineout and then collects the offload to get Saints over the halfway line. Saints begin to push from there. 

5

Chiefs look to maul again and Saints push them backwards. Maunder whips the ball out and Saints pressure well and earn the penalty at the breakdown. Furbank sends it to touch once more for a Saints lineout near halfway. 

4

Furbank clears off the lineout and O'Flaherty is there to collect. They have an advantage coming for a high tackle and we come back for it. Skinner sends the ball into the corner once more.

3

Penalty Saints at the scrum and Furbank clears to touch. Lineout Saints then. 

3

Scrappy at the lineout and Chiefs knock on. Scrum Saints. 

2

Exeter look to maul forwards from the lineout and though Saints hold firm, the penalty goes Chiefs' way as the maul collapses. Skinner sends it to the corner again. 

1

Chiefs get over the ball from the kick-off and earn a penalty there. Skinner sends it to the corner.

HERE WE GO!

We're underway here at Sandy Park as Skinner gets us going.

Opposition LineupExeter Chiefs

15
Stuart Hogg
14
Tom O'Flaherty
13
Tom Hendrickson
12
Ollie Devoto
11
Josh Hodge
10
Harvey Skinner
9
Jack Maunder
1
Alec Hepburn
2
Jack Yeandle
3
Harry Williams
4
Will Witty
5
Sam Skinner
6
Dave Ewers
7
Richard Capstick
8
Sam Simmonds

SubsExeter Chiefs

16
Jack Innard
17
James Kenny
18
Marcus Street
19
Don Armand
20
Sean Lonsdale
21
Sam Hidalgo-Clyne
22
Joe Simmonds
23
Ian Whitten
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Exeter Chiefs
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Northampton Saints
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Form Guide

Form

WLWWL

Last match

Lost to Ulster 27-35

Past meeting

Won 13-12
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