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Newcastle Falcons vs Northampton Saints

Match Details

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Newcastle 3-20 Saints

FT ScoreFull Time Score

Newcastle 8-44 Saints

Attendance

5,213

Referee

Matthew Carley

Newcastle Falcons
Newcastle Falcons
8

Summary

Full Time

Northampton Saints
Northampton Saints
44
Newcastle Falcons
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T
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Northampton Saints
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C
P
T
C
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T
C
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T
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The ball comes back to Furbank and he sends it into the stands to end the game!

79

There's a knock on at the lineout from Falcons though and Saints will have the scrum with the last play.

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Falcons earn a penalty at the breakdown on the restart though and Connon puts it into the corner. 

Furbank...

... sends the conversion through from in front of the sticks too!

TRYYYYYY JAMES!!!

Saints maul forwards before Furbank breaks through and races 30 metres forwards before feeding James for the score!

76

Strong defence from Saints and Ludlam gets over the ball to earn a penalty. Furbank finds touch with the ball for a lineout on halfway. 

75

Free kick Falcons at the lineout too and they go quickly.

74

Penalty Falcons at the scrum this time though and Cannon sends it to touch for a lineout back in Saints' half. 

73

Saints push forwards towards Falcons' 22 but the ball comes loose and Falcons will have the put in at the scrum. 

71

Penalty Saints at the scrum and Furbank puts the ball into touch for a lineout inside Falcons' half. 

70

But good defence from Saints hold them and eventually they earn the rewards, with Falcons knocking the ball on in contact. Scrum Saints just inside their own half. 

69

Falcons manage to steal the ball at the lineout though and push on the halfway line now. 

68

Free kick Saints at the scrum and Furbank sends it long to touch. Lineout Saints back near halfway.

Hill is replaced by Painter as we set the scrum. 

68

Falcons look to maul again but Saints hold firm this time and earn the put in at the scrum. 

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Falcons maul forwards and earn a penalty there too. Connon puts it back into the corner.

Two more changes for Saints: Fish and Coles come onto the field, with Matavesi and Ratuniyarawa making way. 

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Falcons earn a penalty on the restart and Connon sends it into the corner.

A trio of replacements for Saints: Iyogun, Wilkins, James and Freeman enter play, with Waller, Harrison, Mitchell and Biggar making way.

Biggar...

... adds the extras once more!

TRYYYYYY FURBANK!!

And that's the bonus point for Saints! Furbank feeds Litchfield who races forwards before setting Collins free. The winger hacks through and with the three of them in chase, it's Furbank who gathers to score!

61

Furbank feeds Harrison off the restart before Mitchell dances forwards and Saints play on on the halfway line. 

Biggar...

... sends the conversion over too!

TRYYYYYYY MATAVESI!!!

The maul charges forwards and the hooker breaks off to dive over the whitewash!

58

Saints come forwards off the lineout and are awarded a penalty at the breakdown too. Biggar puts it back into the corner. 

55

No conversion from Hodgson though and Stuart sends the ball to Skosan as we restart. But Falcons are penalised as Mitchell clears and Biggar puts the resulting penalty into the corner.

Try Falcons.

Eventually Falcons' maul gets over the whitewash and its' McGuigan who's over the line with the ball. 

53

Penalty Falcons at the lineout though and Hodgson puts it back into the corner. 

52

Penalty coming for Falcons as Saints are pinged for a high tackle and Hodgson puts it into touch for a lineout in Saints' 22. 

51

Biggar clears from the restart, finding touch with the bounce of the ball and Falcons have the lineout.

DROP GOAL BIGGAR!!

Saints push forwards and the fly-half drops back into the pocket to add another three points for Saints!

49

Saints inch forwards off the lineout and work into Falcons' 22 now.

48

Penalty Saints at the scrum! And Biggar puts it to touch again for a lineout Falcons' 22. 

47

Falcons knock the ball on at the lineout though and Saints have the scrum. 

46

Biggar and Hodgson exchange kicks before Biggar marks one. The Saints fly-half finds touch for a lineout on halfway. 

45

Penalty Falcons as the scrum comes down and Hodgson sends it to touch for a lineout just outside Falcons' 22. 

44

Ribbans is up for the lineout and Saints maul forwards but Falcons get onto the ball and earn the put in at the scrum. 

43

Another penalty coming for Saints as they push forwards off the lineout and eventually we come back for it. Biggar puts it into the corner. 

42

Falcons send the ball high but there's a high tackle on Mitchell as it comes down. Biggar sends the resulting penalty to touch for a lineout in Falcons' half. 

41

Biggar finds touch with the restart and Falcons have the lineout.

One change for Saints at the break, Dingwall makes way for Litchfield as we restart here.

40

WE'RE BACK UNDERWAY!

Hodgson gets us restarted here at Kingston Park!

Ribbans is up for the lineout and Saints look to crash it up to the middle but the ball comes forwards in contact there and that's the end of the half. 

40

Time's up in the first half as we set the scrum though and Saints have a penalty coming after a huge shove there. Eventually we come back for it and Biggar puts it into the corner. 

38

Falcons get up to disrupt the lineout the ball comes down on the home team's side. Stuart sends the ball high and Saints – back to full strength – do the same. But Saints win the kicking battle though as Falcons eventually knock the high ball on. Scrum Saints just inside the Falcons' half. 

36

Falcons inch forwards off restart but another huge hit from Dingwall pushes play back to the halfway line. Stuart sends the ball high but it heads straight out and Saints will have the lineout on the halfway line.

Biggar...

... sends the kick through for another three points for Saints!

34

Saints maul forwards from the restart and earn a penalty there. Biggar points to the posts.

32

Mitchell sends the ball high and Falcons get under it, Stuart sends it high. There's space out wide for Saints and they come forwards through Hutchinson, Collins and Dingwall before the latter hacks the ball through. Falcons gather and clear quickly for a Saints lineout.

Biggar...

... sends the conversion through too!

TRYYYYYYY SKOSAN!!

The ball comes wide and Matavesi steps into space to break through Falcons' line before feeding Skosan. There's still plenty for the winger to do but he races round the last man to score under the posts. 

28

But objections from Falcons sees the penalty given in Saints' favour and Biggar sends it to touch for a lineout in Falcons' half. 

Falcons manage to get a hand to the ball on the restart and come forwards. There's a penalty awarded to Falcons but there's more afters and the referee sends Harrison to the sin bin.

Biggar...

... sends the kick over for three points for Saints!

25

Saints go short at the lineout and push up to the five metre, there they earn a penalty and Falcons fail to move back ten metres. Biggar points to the posts. 

23

Mitchell sends it high off the restart and Falcons are found to have obstructed Skosan as it comes down. Biggar sends the resulting penalty to touch for a lineout in Falcons' 22.

Biggar...

... adds the extras too!

TRYYYYY COLLINS!!

A huge hit from Dingwall in the midfield sees the ball come loose and Hutchinson hacks the ball through and Collins chases it all the way to the line, controlling it with his feet before collecting it to score!

19

Hodgson sends the ball high after Saints push Falcons back, Furbank returns his kick but Saints are deemed to have knocked on as it comes down. Scrum Falcons.

18

Hodgson hacks through from the back of the scrum and is in chase but Biggar gets there first and takes the ball over the dead ball line. Goal line drop out for Saints to restart.

17

Falcons clear from the back of the lineout but Saints knock on as it comes down. Scrum Falcons inside Saints' half now.

16

Falcons come forwards but Saints are deemed to have knocked on and are then found offside. Hodgson sends the resulting penalty into touch for a lineout inside Saints' half.

15

Knock on from Falcons from the restart and Saints scoop up the loose ball. And push up to Falcons' five metre line but are push into touch again. There's some after though and referee Carley awards Falcons a penalty. Hodgson sends it to touch for a lineout.

Hodgson...

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

12

Falcons go down the short side off the lineout but Saints' defence holds firm and Schreuder boxes high. Collins gathers and comes through Falcons' broken field before Mitchell sends it high. Brown is under it and Falcons push up to Saints' 22 before earning a penalty at the breakdown. Hodgson points to the posts.

10

Biggar chips over the top after a solid scrum and Schreuder boxes high himself as it comes down. And Saints come wide before Biggar sends the ball high to Hutchinson. But the centre is pushed into touch as he comes down and Falcons will have the lineout on halfway.

9

Schreuder sends the ball high off the back of the lineout and Falcons knock the ball on as it comes down. Scrum Saints just inside Falcons' half.

8

Hodgson sends the penalty into touch for a lineout just inside Falcons' 22.

8

It's scrappy in the midfield and out of nowhere Waller hacks through, the prop chases with Hutchinson on his shoulder and though it's Saints hands who scoop up the loose ball, Falcons ear the penalty as they get over the ball when Saints get close to the try line.

7

We restart the game with a Saints scrum on the halfway line. 

6

Saints play off the top of the lineout and push over the halfway line but there's an injury to Falcons' Orlando in the build up so we pause the game while he's seen to.

5

But Falcons knock on at this lineout and Saints come forwards before Biggar finds touch back near halfway. Lineout Falcons there.

4

Falcons have a penalty coming at the lineout and though they're held up over the line, we come back for it. Hodgson puts it back into the corner. 

2

Scrappy off the back of the lineout and Falcons find touch. Saints come forwards off the lineout before sending the ball high. Hodgson is there though and sends it high himself. Furbank gets under it but Saints are penalised at the breakdown there and Hodgson puts the resulting penalty into the corner. 

1

Schreuder sends the ball high off the kick-off and Hodgson and Biggar exchange kicks before Earle sends the ball out on the full. Lineout Saints just inside the Falcons half. 

HERE WE GO!

Falcons vs Saints is on here at Kingston Park as Biggar gets us started here!

Opposition LineupNewcastle Falcons

15
Mike Brown
14
Mateo Carreras
13
Matias Orlando
12
Luther Burrell
11
Nathan Earle
10
Joel Hodgson
9
Louis Schreuder
1
Kyle Cooper
2
George McGuigan
3
Trevor Davison
4
Greg Peterson
5
Sean Robinson
6
Philip Van Der Walt
7
Will Welch
8
Callum Chick

SubsNewcastle Falcons

16
Jamie Blamire
17
Adam Brocklebank
18
Mark Tampin
19
Carl Fearns
20
Gary Graham
21
Sam Stuart
22
Brett Connon
23
George Wacokecoke
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Northampton Saints
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Newcastle Falcons
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Form Guide

Form

WLWWL

Last match

Lost to Saracens 38-42

Past meeting

Won 34-26
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Newcastle Falcons
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