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Newcastle Falcons vs Northampton Saints

Match Details

HT ScoreHalf Time Score

Newcastle 3-24 Saints

FT ScoreFull Time Score

Newcastle 17-31 Saints

Attendance

6,389

Referee

Luke Pearce

Newcastle Falcons
Newcastle Falcons
17

Summary

Full Time

Northampton Saints
Northampton Saints
31
Newcastle Falcons
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Northampton Saints
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C
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Lawes steals the lineout and Biggar sends the ball into the stands to end the game!

79

Saints take the restart but Falcons get over the ball to earn the penalty. Flood sends it into touch. 

Biggar...

... adds the simple extras too!

TRYYYYYY MITCH!!!!

YESSS!! Mitchell does a Reinach and intercepts!

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76

Penalty Falcons at the breakdown and Swiel sends it to touch for a lineout just inside Saints' half.

75

Saints go quickly off the back fo the scrum and Saints play on but the ball is scrappy and Falcons get a hand to it. They play on.

HIA for Williams and Matavesi returns to the field. We restart with a Saints scrum. 

74

Gibson breaks through to get Saints into Falcons' 22 but we pause the game again for a potential head injury for Falcons' Williams.

73

Solid scrum and Nagusa uses the ball. It comes wide but Naiyaravoro rips the ball there. Saints play on.

Ma'asi replaces Marshall to make his debut in BG&G. 

71

Falcons come forwards but Biggar strips the ball and hacks forwards. Sinoti is there but we pause the game as Marshall takes a heavy hit. 

70

Harrison feed Mitchell off the base and Hutchinson charges forwards. His offload comes forwards though and Falcons have the scrum. 

69

Knock on from Falcons in their defence and Saints have the scrum just inside their own half. 

69

Falcons gather the ball but chip over the top and Mitchell is there. Saints play on.

68

Swiel sends the ball skyward but it's too long and Tuala dots it down in the dead ball area. 22 drop Saints. 

And Flood is replaced by Swiel too.

Mitchell replaces Reinach as we set for the lineout. 

66

But Falcons steals the ball back and clear. Tuala is there though and he sends the ball into touch. Lineout Falcons back in their own half. 

66

But Lawes rips Ah You in the tackle and Saints play on.

65

Lawes steals the lineout and Saints comes forwards out of their 22. Reinach boxes and Sinoti is there. Falcons play on.

Chick is replaced by Graham for Newcastle as we set the lineout.

64

Harrison charges forwards from the base of the lineout and the ball comes back for Biggar to clear. Lineout Falcons on the Saints' 22. 

Cooper replaces McGuigan for Falcons as we set the scrum. 

63

Falcons go for the corner with their penalty and maul from the lineout again. This time they stay still and Saints hold them up. Scrum Saints. 

Front row changes for Saints as Van Wyk and Hill are replaced by Waller and Franks respectively. 

61

Falcons look to maul the lineout and after some stalemate push on with an advantage coming. The ball comes out and they come wide. But Collins intercepts and while he should be away, we come back for the penalty. 

60

Saints maul forwards but Falcons come through the middle and earn the penalty. Flood sends it to touch. 

59

Lawes is over the ball at the ruck and Biggar sends the penalty into touch for a lineout on halfway. 

58

Falcons chip through and Collins is there. He sends the ball skyward and Falcon gather. They play on.

58

Penalty Falcons at the scrum and Flood sends it to touch for a lineout inside Saints' half. 

57

Saints come forwards well but the ball comes forwards at the breakdown and Falcons will have the scrum just outside their own 22. 

56

Takulua boxes the restart and Naiyaravoro is there. Saints play on. 

Takulua...

... converts his own score too.

Try Falcons.

No knock on says the referee Luke Pearce after reviewing the footage so Takulua's score stands. 

55

McGuigan breaks and Takulua is on his shoulder who thinks he's over. We're with the TMO to see if there was a knock on in the build up. 

53

Scrappy at the lineout and Saints play on. Reinach boxes and Falcons regather it.

52

Advantage coming for Falcons and we come back for it eventually. Flood sends the ball into the corner. 

51

Wood takes the lineout and Saints come forwards. Hutchinson chips through and Falcons just gather it. Takulua breaks through and Falcons are suddenly pushing in Saints' 22 now. 

50

Falcons take the restart but good pressure from Saints forces them back. Takulua boxes clear and Saints will have the lineout.

Takulua...

... adds the extras too.

Try Falcons.

They get close and Ah You eventually gets over for the score. 

47

Nagusa uses the ball from the base and charges close. Falcons push from inches out now. 

46

Eventually we come back for the advantage and Falcons choose the scrum. 

45

Harrison picks the ball from the base but is ripped in the tackle by Flood. The Falcons fly-half races forwards and Falcons are within five metres with an advantage coming. 

43

Falcons make slow progress as Saints hold them out. Nagusa gets them up to Saints' 22 and they keep coming but knock the ball on and Saint will have the scrum. 

42

Matavesi chips over the top and Tuala is there. Saints push forwards before Reinach boxes. Takulua is there though and Falcons play on. 

41

Reinach clears the restart and Falcons have the lineout inside Saints' 22.

40

WE'RE BACK UNDERWAY!

Flood gets us restarted here at Kingston Park. 

The ball is unplayable at the ruck and that's half-time - a brilliant half from Saints so far and plenty of rugby still to come!

39

Ratuniyarawa is on the ball at this lineout and Reinach pulls the ball out of the maul quickly.

39

Collins clears the restart and Hammersley sends it high. No one gets there and it bounces into touch. Lineout Saints. 

Biggar...

... sends the touchline conversion through too!

TRYYYYYY TC!!

It's a hat-trick!!! Reinach breaks through and there's only going to be one man on his shoulder to finish the job!

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38

Solid scrum again and Falcons clear. Tuala is there and Saints push forwards on halfway. 

HIA for Davidson and Robinson takes his place. 

37

Saints push forwards but knock on on the 22 and Falcons will have the scrum. 

36

Lawes takes the lineout again and Saints push on.

35

Nagusa picks off the base of the scrum but Wood is there. Takulua boxes and Saints will have the lineout again. 

34

Lawes takes the lineout and Wood comes forwards off it. Collins is nearly through but he looses the ball forwards in contact. Scrum Falcons. 

32

Falcons use the ball quickly from the scrum but their clearing kick is charged down. They win the chase to it and Takulua boxes from their 22. Lineout Saints inside Falcons' half. 

31

Reinach boxes and Biggar is there to challenge but the ball comes forwards off him. Scrum Falcons on the halfway line. 

30

Gibson comes up the right wing but he's isolated and is turned over. Takulua boxes and Saints collect.

29

Falcons keep the ball at the lineout and play on. But they knock the ball on and Saints come forwards again.

28

Saints clear the ball from the scrum and Falcons have the lineout back near halfway. 

27

No try says the TMO as the last pass is clearly forwards. Scrum Saints in their own 22. 

27

Falcons think they're over through Hammersley but we're with the TMO to check it...

26

A scrappy lineout but Falcons keep the ball. They push forwards through Nagusa and work into Saints' 22. 

25

Solid scrum and Newcastle are forced to use it. But Saints are penalised for a high tackle in the next phase and Flood sends it to touch. Lineout Falcons.

23

Saints come forwards hard but the ball comes forwards and Falcons will have the scrum inside their own half. 

22

Falcons take the ball at the lineout and play on. But they knock on again as it comes wide. Scrum Saints again.

20

Penalty Falcons at the scrum though and Matavesi sends it to touch. Lineout Falcons just inside Saints' half.

19

Falcons chip through and Saints get there first. Reinach boxes again and Hammersley is there but as the ball comes wide, it's knocked on. Scrum Saints.

18

Lawes steals the lineout and Saints play on. Tuala chips through and Hammersley just gets there first. Falcons play on.

Biggar...

... sends the conversion through from out wide too!

TRYYYYY TC!!

It's another for Collins! Marshall with the magic break and Naiyaravoro is on his shoulder. The big man barges forwards before feeding Collins in the corner for his second of the night!

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15

Takulua boxes clear again and Saints collect. They play on again.

14

Reinach boxes the restart clear and Falcons will have the lineout just inside Saints' half. 

14

Biggar clears the restart long and Hammersley is there. Newcastle play on.

Biggar...

... sends the penalty through to put Saints a score clear!

12

Penalty Saints at the breakdown and Biggar points to the posts. 

11

Saints come quickly off the scrum and come forwards quickly. They're up to Falcons' 22 again now and still pushing. 

10

Saints clear the restart and though Takulua is there, he knocks the ball on. Scrum Saints on halfway. 

Biggar...

... adds the simple extras too!

TRYYYYY TC!!!

A brilliant score from Saints!! Collins breaks through and Reinach is in support, the scrum-half flicks the ball to the winger as he's taken down and Collins scores!!

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9

Possible Saints try here as Collins breaks, we're with the TMO...

9

Falcons turn the ball over though and Takulua boxes clear. Tuala is there and Saints play on. 

8

Lawes takes the lineout and Biggar is through off the back of it. Burrell is with him but he's taken down just outside the Falcons' 22. Saints push on.

7

Falcons take the restart but Saints pressure them and Takulua boxes clear. Lineout Saints inside Falcons' half. 

Takulua...

... sends the ball through to get the scoring started. 

5

Falcons press and Goneva gets them within Saints' 22. And Falcons earn a penalty there as Saints are caught offside. Takulua points to the posts. 

4

Falcons go short at the lineout but are pushed back. But Saints are penalised at the breakdown and Flood sends the ball into touch again for another Falcons lineout. 

3

Falcons look to come forwards but get nowhere and Flood dinks the ball through. Tuala is there and he clears. Lineout Falcons back on halfway. 

2

Penalty Falcons as the breakdown though and Flood sends it touch for a lineout.

1

Falcons clear the kick-off and Saints have the first lineout. They come forwards from it and Collins races up out wide. Saints play on. 

HERE WE GO!

Saints' chase for the Gallagher Premiership play-offs is still on and now Newcastle v Saints is too as Biggar gets us underway!

Come on you Saints!

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Opposition LineupNewcastle Falcons

15
Simon Hammersley
14
Vereniki Goneva
13
Chris Harris
12
Josh Matavesi
11
Sinoti Sinoti
10
Toby Flood
9
Sonatane Takulua
1
Logovi'i Mulipola
2
George McGuigan
3
Rodney Ah You
4
Calum Green
5
Andrew Davidson
6
Callum Chick
7
Mark Wilson
8
Nemani Nagusa

SubsNewcastle Falcons

16
Kyle Cooper
17
Sam Lockwood
18
Trevor Davison
19
Sean Robinson
20
Gary Graham
21
Micky Young
22
Tim Swiel
23
Johnny Williams
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Northampton Saints
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Newcastle Falcons
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Form Guide

Form

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Last match

Lost to Exeter Chiefs 21-40

Past meeting

Won 31-17
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Newcastle Falcons
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Northampton Saints
Northampton Saints
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