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Northampton Saints vs Bristol Bears

Match Details

HT ScoreHalf Time Score

Saints 5-12 Bristol

FT ScoreFull Time Score

Saints 24-26 Bristol

Attendance

12,252

Referee

Christophe Ridley

Northampton Saints
Northampton Saints
24

Summary

Full Time

Bristol Rugby
Bristol Bears
26
Northampton Saints
T
T
T
C
T
C
C
KOHTFT
Bristol Rugby
T
T
C
T
C
T

Madigan...

... sends the conversion over and that's it.

Try Bristol.

The ball comes wide from the scrum and O'Conor is over.

Van Wyk comes back onto this pitch for the scrum and Furbank makes way.

Another yellow for Saints after another penalty at the scrum. Waller heads to the bin this time.

79

Penalty at the scrum again and time is up here. Bristol opt for a scrum again.

78

Penalty at the scrum for Bristol and they opt to scrum again.

Hutchinson makes way for Craig as Bristol opt for the scrum with their penalty. 

Another penalty and another yellow card for Saints. Wood goes to the bin this time and Saints are down the 12.

77

Bristol send the penalty into the corner again.

Penalty again at the lineout and this time Gibson is sent to the bin.

76

No try says the TMO but we come back to the penalty. Madigan sends it to the corner.

75

Bristol maul again and have an advantage coming. They think they're over the line and we're with the TMO.

74

Bristol have the advantage coming at the lineout and play on before coming back for it. Madigan sends it to the corner.

Mitchell replaces Naiyaravoro as we set the lineout.

It's yellow for Reinach as he's penalised for not being ten metres back. 

72

Bristol maul into Saints' 22 and earn a penalty there. They go quickly. 

70

Saints come forwards again and Ludlam charges up the right. And Waller does the same in the middle. But there Bristol awarded a penalty and Sheedy clears to touch for a lineout just outside Saints' 22. 

69

Knock on from Bristol at the lineout though and Saints will have the scrum. 

68

Bristol maul forwards and then bring the ball out. It goes loose and though Bristol collect it, they're pushed back. But we come back for a late tackle from Waller that the TMO spotted. Madigan - who came on in the last stoppage - sends it to touch.

67

But the TMO intervenes before Francis can take it and reverses the penalty as Wood is penalised for tackling without the ball. Sheedy sends the into touch for a lineout near halfway.

67

Wood breaks off the back of the scrum and Naiyaravoro is with him. Saints are back up to the 22 now and earn a penalty there. Francis points to the posts. 

66

Not straight at the lineout from Bristol and Saints have the scrum. 

Ford-Robinson - who comes on for his first Prep appearance since last March - replaces Hill as we set the lineout. 

65

But Bristol earn a penalty at the ruck and clear to touch for a lineout outside their own 22. 

64

Lam picks the ball from the scrum quickly and Bristol look to come forwards but Saints slow their progress well. Reinach strips the ball in a tackle and Saints are back in attack. 

63

Moon is up for the lineout but Bristol hold the maul up and earn the scrum. 

And Eadie is replaced by Gibson as we set this lineout.

62

Quick hands at the lineout get the ball into the midfield sharpish. And Saints earn a penalty as Bristol are penalised for another high tackle. Grayson sends it into the corner. 

Waller replaces Van Wyk as we set the lineout. 

60

Moon is up for the lineout and Saints are over the halfway line quickly. There they earn a penalty and Francis sends it to the corner.

59

Saints push Bristol back at the maul and the away side come wide. Saints pressure well and though Bristol come back the other way, Saints earn a penalty at the ruck. Francis sends the ball into touch for a lineout inside Bristol's half. 

58

Saints come forwards from the restart again but are penalised at the breakdown. Sheedy sends the ball into the corner. 

Francis...

... adds the extras too!

TRYYYYYYY COBUS!!!

It's another intercept from Reinach - you're not stopping him from there!!

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Fish comes on for Marshall as we set the lineout. 

56

Penalty Bristol as Saints are penalised for a high tackle. Sheedy sends it to touch.

Daniels...

... converts the score to put Bristol back ahead.

Try Bristol.

Daniels breaks in the midfield and Randall is with him. The scrum-half completes the final yards to level the scores.

53

Bristol look to come wide from the scrum but Saints put a stop to that. The away side keep pushing though.

52

But Bristol get over the ball and Sheedy sends it to touch. Tuala keeps the ball in but Saints knock on just after. Scrum Bristol.

52

Reinach boxes and Randall is there. Bristol come wide but Saints defend well. Randall boxes again and Naiyaravoro is away. Saints are back up to the 22 again now. 

51

Scrappy at the lineout and Bristol keep the ball but are pushing back several years. Randall boxes and Tuala is there. Saints begin to push again.

50

Saints clear the restart well and Bristol have the lineout but back at halfway. 

Francis...

... sends the conversion through too!

TRYYYYYY FURBANK!!

Tuala breaks free down the right and Furbank is there with him. The fullback steps around the final man and scores another for Saints!!

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47

Tuala takes the restart and Saints look to play from deep. Francis is nearly through and Naiyaravoro makes some yards out wide before picking and going to get Saints over halfway.

45

No conversion in the breeze from Francis but Saints are back within a score. 

TRYYYYY ACE!!

Saints keep pushing before the ball comes wide to Tuala and it's another flying finish from a winger for Saints second!

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44

Ratuniyarawa is up for the lineout and Saints come forwards again. Tuala breaks through the middle and the ball comes wide to Naiyaravoro. Moon charges forwards too and Saints are within inches now.

43

Overthrown from Saints and Thacker is on it. Grayson takes him down well and Uren is forced to clear. Lineout Saints.

42

Sheedy sends the skywards again and Naiyaravoro is there this time. Saints come forwards and are inside Bristol's half again quickly. Tuala scampers up the right and Saints earn a penalty there. Francis sends it to the corner. 

41

Bristol look to come forwards from the restart but are halted by Saints. Sheedy sends the high ball up and Bristol recollect it. They come forwards again. 

40

WE'RE BACK UNDERWAY!

Furbank gets us restarted here at the Gardens!


Wood is up for the lineout and Saints maul forwards. Reinach uses the ball when the maul slows and Grayson clears into the stands to end the half.

39

Saints make good progress after turning the ball over but Bristol turn the ball too and Uren clears to touch. Lineout Saints in their own half. 

37

Penalty Bristol at the scrum and they kick to touch. It doesn't make it and Naiyaravoro is there. He bounces two Bristol defenders before finding Reinach outside him. The scrum-half chips through but the ball finds touch this time. Lineout Bristol.

36

Saints come forwards at the scrum but they knock on and Bristol have the scrum. 

34

Penalty Saints for the high tackle and Francis sends the ball into touch. It doesn't quite make it but Protheroe knocks the highball on. Scrum Saints on the five metre. 

33

Wood is up for the lineout and Francis is flying off the back of it. Saints come forwards once more. 

32

Bristol come forwards from the lineout but Van Wyk is over the ball at the restart and earns the side another penalty there. Francis sends it to touch for a lineout back in Bristol's half. 

Protheroe replaced Charles Piutau as we restarted.

30

Wide on the conversion from Francis but Saints press on from the restart. Tuala clears well and Bristol have the lineout back near halfway.

TRYYYYYYY TAQELE!!

The ball comes wide and it's a flying finish for the winger in the corner!!

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29

Moon is up for the lineout this time and Saints maul forwards. Reinach uses the ball and Saints press forwards. They're up to the five metre line...

28

But Saints are turned over at the ruck and Bristol come wide. There though, Ludlam is over the ball and earns his side the penalty. Francis sends the ball into the corner.

27

Eadie again for the lineout and Saints come forwards once more. 

27

Uren boxes clear again after good pressure from Saints. Lineout Saints again.

26

Eadie is up for the lineout and Naiyaravoro breaks. He's up to the five metre line but his offload finds Thacker's hands. Bristol play on.

25

Solid from Saints at the lineout and Grayson sends the highball up Piutau is under it but Saints defend well and force Uren to box it clear. Lineout Saints on the Bristol 22. 

24

Reinach is off from the back of the scrum. He chips over the top and though Morahan is there, his foot finds touch just after. Lineout Saints. 

22

Bristol knock on at the base of a ruck and Saints will have the scrum.

21

Wide from Sheedy and Saints have the 22 drop. Furbank clears and Daniels is there. Bristol comes forwards again. 

20

Penalty Bristol at the scrum. Sheedy points to the posts from the halfway line.

19

Saints make it up to the halfway line but are deemed to have knocked on there and Bristol will have the scrum.

17

Scrappy at the restart but Bristol just keep the ball. They comes wide and Uren boxes clear and Naiyaravoro is there. He sits down two members of the Bristol side before he's taken down and Saints are pushing again.

Sheedy...

... adds the extras too.

Try Bristol.

Try says the TMO and referee Christophe Ridley awards the score. 

15

Bristol are forced to use the ball as Saints scrum well. Piutau comes forwards and Crane thinks he's over. We're with the TMO.

14

Solid scrum from Saints but Bristol come forwards and Daniels is through. He gets up to the five metres line before he's taken down. Hutchinson works hard for the turnover but Saints knock on just after. Scrum Bristol.

13

Free kick Saints at the scrum and they go quickly. The ball comes wide but there Tuala is held up and Bristol will have the scrum on halfway.

12

Bristol come forwards but knock the ball on and Saints will have the first scrum of the afternoon.

10

Good pressure from Saints at the lineout but they're penalised for playing the nine. Bristol clear again for another lineout. 

9

Good hands from Reinach find Wood and he in turn finds Moon. The lock makes it up to about ten metres short but is taken down. And Saints concede a penalty there. Bristol clears for a lineout back near halfway.

8

Bristol knock on as they come forwards from the lineout though and Saints play on. Naiyaravoro comes up before Eadie gets Saints into Bristol's half again. Saints keep coming.

6

No conversion from Sheedy and we play on. Bristol come forwards quickly from the restart and work their way into Saints' 22 before the ball comes off a Saints hand into touch. Lineout Bristol there.

Try Bristol.

The away side work their way forwards and find a gap, it's Batley that makes it through and starts the scoring.

3

Bristol look to come forwards from the lineout but Saints defend well and push them back to halfway. Bristol chip over the top and Furbank is there to clear. Bristol collect and play on though. 

1

Saints clear the kick-off well and Bristol have the lineout but as the ball comes wide Naiyaravoro gets a hand to it and Saints play on. But Bristol do the same as the ball comes the other way. They clear though and Furbank is there to clear. Lineout Bristol again. 

HERE WE GO!

Saints v Bristol Bears is on!

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Opposition LineupBristol Rugby

15
Charles Piutau
14
Luke Morahan
13
Piers O'Conor
12
Siale Piutau
11
Luke Daniels
10
Callum Sheedy
9
Andy Uren
1
Yann Thomas
2
Harry Thacker
3
John Afoa
4
Joe Batley
5
Chris Vui
6
Steven Luatua
7
Jake Heenan
8
Jordan Crane

SubsBristol Rugby

16
Sam Parry
17
Jake Woolmore
18
Lewis Thiede
19
George Smith
20
Jack Lam
21
Harry Randall
22
Ian Madigan
23
Matt Protheroe
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5
Northampton Saints
Northampton SaintsNOR178094493955454465441
9
Bristol Rugby
Bristol BearsBRI176011399481-8244626636
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