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London Irish vs Northampton Saints

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HT ScoreHalf Time Score

Irish 8-14 Saints

FT ScoreFull Time Score

Irish 22-42 Saints

Attendance

14,842

Referee

Wayne Barnes

London Irish
London Irish
22

Summary

Full Time

Northampton Saints
Northampton Saints
42
London Irish
T
P
T
C
T
C
KOHTFT
Northampton Saints
T
C
T
C
T
T
C
T
C
T
C

Saints wait the clock out and James sends the ball into the stands as it runs down to end the game!

79

Freeman sends the ball high and Saints win the restart back. They push up to Irish's 22 now.

Jackson...

... sends the conversion over too. 

Try Irish.

It's Phipps again who dives over as Irish push from close range.

79

Saints defend hard at the maul but Irish manage to keep the ball and keep pushing from a few metres out. 

78

Jackson sends the resulting penalty to the corner.

Irish work forwards and Furbank goes for the intercept but can't quite gather, he's sent to the sin bin for the last two minutes. 

77

Saints hold Irish well as the home side try to come forwards but slowly Irish work towards the halfway line. 

76

Penalty coming for Saints at the scrum but it's called over as they work into Irish's 22. The home side get over the ball there and earn a penalty. Jackson puts it into touch for a lineout.

75

Irish try to play from deep but Saints hold firm and force the knock on in contact. Scrum Saints.

Jackson...

... sends the conversion over too. 

Try Irish.

Eventually the home side's pressure pays off and it's Phipps who dives over.

73

Irish come forwards off the lineout and are awarded a penalty as Saints fail to roll away. Jackson sends it into the corner. 

71

Saints steal the ball off the back of the lineout and Freeman and Collins come forwards. Collins sends the back downfield and it bobbles into touch. Lineout Irish there. 

71

Irish push forwards into Saints' 22 and Saints are penalised at the breakdown there. Jackson puts it into the corner.

70

Saints intercept the ball as it comes wide off the lineout but Dingwall's clearing kick heads straight out. Lineout Irish back near Saints' 22. 

69

Penalty Irish at the scrum this time though and Jackson sends it to touch. Lineout Irish in Saints' half. 

69

James sends the ball high off the back of the lineout and though Hassell-Collins is under it, Skosan takes him down quickly. Irish keep pushing but the ball comes forwards in contact and it's deemed to come off Saints hands. Scrum Irish.

68

Irish steal the lineout and Jackson hacks through to touch. Lineout Saints.

67

A huge shove at the scrum and Saints get the penalty there. Furbank puts it into the corner.

Final replacement for Saints, Haywood replaces Lawes as we set the scrum. 

66

Hutchinson is replaced by Litchfield as we set the scrum. 

Hutchinson is replaced by Litchfield as we set the scrum. 

65

Irish come forwards and Parton tries to hack through to himself but he can't gather the ball. Scrum Saints.

64

James sends the ball high as we restart, Skosan gets there first but he knocks the ball forwards. Irish play on.

The skipper Ludlam takes his leave as we restart, with Coles taking his place.

Hutchinson...

... takes over kicking duties to send the conversion over!

TRYYYY COLLINS!!

It's a little chip and chase from the winger and he wins the footrace to the ball to dot down!

60

Irish try to come wide off the lineout but Collins hits hard and the ball comes loose in the midfield. Scrum Saints. 

Irish knock the ball on as they work into Saints' 22 and James clears well. Lineout Irish back inside their own half. 

59

Irish knock the ball on as they work into Saints' 22 and James clears well. Lineout Irish back inside their own half. 

59

James sends the ball high off the back of the lineout and its Hassell-Collins who's under it. Irish play on on halfway. 

Moon replaces Ribbans as we set the lineout.

57

Penalty Irish at the breakdown and they go quickly. Phipps hacks through to chase himself but the ball heads into touch. Lineout Saints in their own 22.

57

Irish push back into Saints' half off the back of the scrum and back to full strength now, they keep coming at Saints' defence.

56

Saints come wide left but the final pass is deemed forwards. Scrum Irish. 

55

Lawes is up for the restart and Dingwall comes forwards through the midfield again. Saints work up towards the Irish 22 now.

James and Freeman replace Mitchell and Biggar as we restart.

55

Biggar sends a cross field over to Augustus and though Hassell-Collins gets there first, he knock the ball on into touch. Lineout Saints.

54

Saints whip the ball wide quickly and it's Mitchell and Collins who break free. They work up to the Irish 22 now and still Saints push. 

Auterac replaces Waller as we restart.

Biggar...

... adds the extras too!

TRYYYYY DINGWALL!!!

Unbelievable score!! Saints bring the ball out to the midfield quickly and Dingwall waltzes through untouched in a move straight off the training paddock!

52

Ludlam gets over the ball at the breakdown and earns Saints the penalty. Biggar sends the ball long into touch for a Saints lineout in Irish's 22 now.

51

Irish push forwards and work into Saints' half now. 

Biggar...

... sends the conversion through too!

TRYYYY MITCHELL!!

Saints whip the ball to the right and Skosan charges down the wing before sending the ball inside to the scrum-half for the bonus point score!

48

Saints push them back and Lawes steal the ball at the breakdown and Saints come forwards themselves. 

47

Irish get up for the restart and push forwards into Saints' half now.

PENALTY TRY SAINTS!

Matavesi gets over the try line but he can't quite ground the ball, there's interference at the side from Phipps though and he's shown a yellow card for his efforts – with referee Wayne Barnes getting under the posts for the penalty try.

45

Saints maul forwards and think they're over the whitewash, we're with the TMO to check...

44

Lawes is up for the lineout and there's an advantage coming for Saints there too. Eventually we come back for it and Biggar puts the ball into the corner. 

43

Ratuniyarawa breaks free at the ruck and charges forwards again. He's up to the five metre line before he's taken down. His offload finds Irish hands though and Phipps clears to touch. Lineout Saints.

40

WE'RE BACK UNDERWAY!

Jackson gets us restarted here!

Time's up here as we set the scrum, the free kick goes Irish's way and Phipps sends the ball into the stands the end the half. 

39

Saints push up to Irish's 22 now but the ball is deemed to go forwards as it comes wide. Scrum Irish just outside their own 22. 

38

Lawes is up for the lineout and Saints maul forwards into Irish's half now. Matavesi breaks free and Saints push on.

38

Biggar sends the resulting penalty to touch for a lineout on halfway. 

It's ten minutes in the sin bin for Simmons and his arm hits Hutchinson in the head at the ruck. 

37

Irish steal the ball at the breakdown and come forwards. Hassell-Collins hacks through but Saints come forwards. We're with the TMO to check foul play against Irish.

35

Free kick Saints at the scrum and they go quickly, pushing into Irish's half now. Mitchell chips it over the top and Saints regather. They're up to the 22 now and pushing. 

33

Saints defend hard and push Irish back to the ten metre line, and then the reward coms as Irish knock the ball on. Scrum Saints. 

32

Saints disrupt the maul again and Irish are forced to break away. The come wide and Furbank get his hands to it, but the ball comes forwards as he offloads. Scrum Irish inside Saints' 22. 

30

Irish push forwards with an advantage coming as Saints fail to roll away. Eventually we come back for it and Jackson sends it to the corner. 

29

Irish try to maul forwards but Saints hold firm. Phipps thinks he's over but he's held up over the try line. Goal line drop out Saints. 

28

Irish come forwards off the lineout and work up to Saints' 22. The away side are penalised for being off their feet at the breakdown there and Jackson sends it into the corner.

27

Mitchell sends the ball high from the restart and hold Irish well within their own half. But they're penalised at the breakdown and Jackson sends the ball to touch. Lineout Irish just inside Saints' half. 

Biggar...

... adds the conversion from the touchline too!

TRYYYYYY HUTCHINSON!!

A lovely score!! Mitchell jinks forwards and gets the offload away to Hutchinson – with the centre reaching over the line to score!

25

Collins is under the restart and he pushes forwards. Ratuniyarawa breaks free and charges up to the halfway line before finding Mitchell. Saints play on.

Biggar...

... adds the extras too!

TRYYYYY COLLINS!!

Saints push from close range before a gap opens up out wide, the ball gets there quickly and it's Collins who dives over in the corner for the score!

22

Lawes is up for the lineout and Dingwall barges forwards off the back of it. Ludlam is nearly through in the midfield and still Saints push. 

20

Good defence at the maul from Saints and Phipps is forces to send it high. Collins is under it and Saints play on again and earn a penalty at the breakdown as Irish are found offside. Biggar puts the ball into the corner. 

19

Jackson sends the ball high and Furbank returns it, finding touch. Lineout Irish back near their 22 again.

16

Irish steal the ball off the back of the scrum and the ball comes wide to Hassell-Collins again but he's taken down. Saints manage to get their hand on the ball again and come forwards before Biggar finds touch well. Lineout Irish back near their own 22.

16

The ball comes wide quickly to Hassell-Collins but this time he's brought down. Irish whip it back the other way but knock the ball on there. Scrum Saints on halfway. 

14

Scrappy at the lineout but Saints manage to keep it. The come forwards but the ball comes loose in the midfield. Rowe boots it downfield and Furbank returns with interest to touch. Lineout Irish.

13

Saints gather loose ball and Furbank and Skosan team up to right to get the ball up into Irish's 22. There Biggar attempts a cross field kick to Augustus but Phipps gets there first and marks the ball. The Irish scrum-half sends the ball to touch for a Saints lineout.

11

Phipps looks to send the ball high from the restart again but Ratuniyarawa charges the kick down. Irish manage to regather and play a few phases before Phipps has another go. This one lands in Biggar's hands and he comes forwards into Irish's half. But there the home side get over the ball for the penalty. Jackson sends it to touch for a lineout just outside Saints' 22. 

Jackson...

... sends the kick through the uprights. 

9

Penalty Irish at the scrum as it comes down and Jackson points to the posts.

6

No conversion from Jackson out wide and Biggar sends the restart high. Irish are the first under it and Phipps sends it high himself. Aerial tennis ensues but it's Mitchell's kick that goes dead. We come back for an Irish scrum inside Saints' half. 

Try Irish.

The home side get the ball wide quickly to Hassell-Collins who's in space, the wing races in to start the scoring. 

4

Lawes steals the lineout and Saints push on but are turned over at the ruck again. Jackson and Biggar exchange kicks before Rowe gathers and pushes forwards. Matavesi turns the ball over at the ruck for Saints though and Mitchell sends it high. Rowe is under it again and Irish play on on halfway. 

3

Free kick Saints at the scrum and Saints go quickly. The ball comes wide to Furbank again, he has Collins on his shoulder but the fullback is pushed into touch before he can get the ball away. Lineout Irish.

2

Phipps sends the ball high from the restart and Furbank is under it. He pushes over the halfway line but Irish manage to steal the ball at the ruck, it comes wide to Hassell-Collins but his offload is forwards. Scrum Saints just inside their own half. 

HERE WE GO!

We're underway here at the Brentford Community Stadium as Biggar gets us started!

Opposition LineupLondon Irish

15
James Stokes
14
Kyle Rowe
13
Lucio Cinti
12
Benhard Janse van Rensburg
11
Ollie Hassell-Collins
10
Paddy Jackson
9
Nick Phipps
1
Will Goodrick-Clarke
2
Agustin Creevy
3
Ollie Hoskins
4
Chunya Munga
5
Rob Simmons
6
Matt Rogerson
7
Juan Martin Gonzalez
8
Sean O'Brien

SubsLondon Irish

16
Matt Cornish
17
Facundo Gigena
18
Luke Green
19
George Nott
20
Tom Pearson
21
Olly Cracknell
22
Ben White
23
Tom Parton
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Northampton Saints
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London Irish
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Form Guide

Form

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Last match

Lost to Saracens 38-42

Past meeting

Won 42-22
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