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Northampton Saints vs Exeter Chiefs

Match Details

HT ScoreHalf Time Score

Saints 18-0 Exeter Chiefs

FT ScoreFull Time Score

Saints 26-29 Exeter Chiefs

Attendance

4,000

Referee

Craig Maxwell-Keys

Northampton Saints
Northampton Saints
26

Summary

Full Time

Exeter Chiefs
Exeter Chiefs
29
Northampton Saints
T
T
C
P
D
P
T
KOHTFT
Exeter Chiefs
T
T
C
T
C
T
C
P

Saints push into Chiefs' 22 and come wide but the last pass is deemed forwards and that's the end of the match. 

80

Moon is up for the lineout and Naiyaravoro forwards. Saints keep coming.

80

Time's up here as Saints push into Chiefs' half and they earn a penalty there. Grayson sends it into the corner.

79

Saints play on from deep and Mitchell and Iyogun make good ground. Haywood gets things over halfway and still Saints push.

78

Saints chip over the top and Chiefs get there. They race down the left but there's a forward pass as it comes back inside. Scrum Saints in their own 22.

77

Coles is up for the lineout and Mitchell boxes clear. The ball was touched my Exeter hands in flight and it's a Saints lineout near halfway. 

76

Coles is up for the lineout and Saints push forwards. But Chiefs get over the ball and clear. Lineout Saints in their own 22. 

76

Hogg send the restart to touch and Saints will have the lineout on halfway.

Simmonds...

... sends the kick through to put Chiefs ahead.

72

Chiefs work into Saints' 22 now and have an advantage coming. Eventually we come back for it and Simmonds points for the posts.

71

Solid at the scrum and Proctor charges forwards off the back of it. Mitchell boxes high there and O'Flaherty is there but he's taken quickly. Chiefs push on halfway. 

70

Chiefs look to maul but Saints get on the ball there and earn the put in at the scrum.

69

Penalty Chiefs at the lineout and Simmonds sends it to touch for a lineout in Saints' half this time. 

Coles replaces Lawes as we set the lineout.

68

Penalty Chiefs at the breakdown and Simmonds sends it to touch for a lineout back near halfway.

67

Saints push forwards off the lineout and work up to Chiefs' 22 now. Hutchinson spots space in behind and chips through for Proctor to chase but the ball bobbles into touch. Chiefs lineout on their own five metre line. 

Heffernan replaces Painter to make his home debut as we set the lineout.

65

Townsend sends it high and Grayson is there. Saints earn a penalty at the breakdown there too and Grayson sends it to touch for lineout just outside Chiefs' 22. 

Simmonds...

... levels the scores with his conversion.

Try Exeter.

Townsend breaks through again and has Devoto on his shoulder to finish the score.

62

Mitchell boxes high and Hogg returns it. Freeman returns it and Simmonds runs it back. Chiefs push into Saints' half now.

61

Off the left upright for Grayson from his first touch fo the ball but Proctor claims the restart and Saints push on again.

Grayson replaces Biggar as we set to take the conversion.

TRYYYYYYY HAYWOOD!!!

Saints have numbers out wide and Freeman slips through brilliant to put Haywood over in the corner!

60

Good pressure from Saints on the restart and Townsend sends it high. Freeman is there and he finds Biggar. Saints push on again.

Haywood and Iyogun replace Matavesi and Waller as we restart.

Simmonds...

... sends te conversion through too.

Try Exeter.

Chiefs maul forwards from the lineout and Townsend breaks off to go alone over the whitewash.

Moon and Mitchell enter play as we set the lineout with Ratuniyarawa and James making way.

55

Biggar sends the ball high off the back of the scrum and O'Flaherty is there. Chiefs push on with a penalty advantage coming and we come back for it. Slade sends it into the corner.

54

Chiefs push forwards off the lineout but knock the ball on under good pressure from Saints. Scrum Saints.

53

Wood takes the restart and Saints push forwards before James boxes high. Hogg gets there but he's taken down quickly. But Saints are pinged at the breakdown there and Simmonds sends the penalty into the corner.

Biggar...

... sends the kick through to extends Saints' lead!

51

Penalty Saints at the scrum! Biggar points to the posts.

50

Short at the restart and Naiyaravoro claims it. It comes wide the other way and Ludlam makes good ground but we come back for a knock on by Saints in the build up as he's pushed into touch. Scrum Chiefs. 

Simmonds...

... sends this conversion through.

Try Exeter.

Saints defend hard as Chiefs push from close range but as they come wide a gap opens up and it's Hogg who slips through it. 

47

Chiefs comes forwards and Hogg works into Saints' 22. Chiefs begin pushing from close range and have advantage coming too.

45

Saints send it back Chiefs' way and they push towards the halfway line. They earn a penalty at the breakdown too and Slade sends it to touch for a lineout in Saints' half. 

44

Simmonds' conversion comes off the left upright and Biggar restarts. Maunders boxes high and Freeman is there again. 

Try Exeter.

Eventually their extra man pays off as Skinner reaches over from close range.

43

Skinner is up for the lineout and Chiefs work into Saints 22 off the back of it. They work up to the five metre line and are pushing now.

42

Huge shove from Saints but the penalty goes Chiefs way. Simmonds sends it to touch for a lineout on Saints' 22. 

41

Maunder boxes the restart high and Freeman is there but he knocks the ball on. Scrum Chiefs. 

40

WE'RE BACK ON!

Biggar gets us back underway here at Franklin's Gardens!

The clock heads into the red as we set the lineout and Chiefs manage to steal the ball. They come forwards but Saints defend hard and turn the ball over. It comes back to Hutchinson and that's the end of the first half!

39

Good pressure from Saints on Chiefs as they return the restart and Exeter are pushed back to halfway. Slade dinks it through and it heads into touch. Lineout Saints in their own 22.

DROP GOAL BIGGAR!

Saints push forwards but as Chiefs hold their progress, Biggar drops back to take the three points for Saints. 

38

Wood is up for the lineout again and Saints push on again. 

37

Overthrow at the lineout and Chiefs are on this one. But Saints defend hard at the breakdown and push them back before getting over the ball again. Biggar sends the resulting penalty into the corner. 

36

The restart bounces and Hogg is the one that runs it forwards. He's taken down in the 22 and Wood gets over the ball there. Penalty Saints then and Biggar sends it to touch for a lineout back in Chiefs' half. 

Biggar...

... sends the kick through from in front of the sticks!

34

Penalty coming for Saints and we come back for it. Biggar lines up for the posts.

33

Hutchinson and Naiyaravoro combine to get things into Chiefs' 22. And Saints earn a penalty there as Chiefs hit high. They got quickly and are pushing on the five metre line now.

32

Wood ip up for the lineout and Saints push on again. 

31

Chiefs come forwards off the lineout but Saints defend hard and push them back. Lawes then gets over the ball at the breakdown and Biggar sends the ball into touch for a lineout back in Chiefs' half. 

30

James sends the ball high and Simmonds gets there. Biggar takes him down but is deemed to have taken his opposite number down in the air. Simmonds sends the ball to touch for a lineout in Saints' 22 again.

30

Chiefs rip the ball in a tackle and boot it downfield but Hutchinson gets back there and Saints push on again.

29

Saints push off the lineout and are up for the five metre line now. 

28

Overthrow from Chiefs and Biggar is on it. He races forwards before dinking over the top. Dingwall and Hutchinson are in chase but O'Flaherty gets there first. He runs into touch with it though and Saints will have the lineout.

26

Penalty Chiefs at the scrum and Simmonds sends it to touch for a lineout just inside Saints' 22. 

26

Saints go quickly at the lineout but Chiefs are on the quickly and the force the knock on with their defence. Scrum Chiefs. 

25

Lovely switch move off the lineout sees Naiyaravoro push forwards. Proctor breaks through and makes it up to the five metre line before he's taken down. Saints lose the ball there though and Maunder boxes clear. Lineout Saints.

HIA for Sleightholme as we set the lineout and Dingwall comes on in his place.

23

Wood is up for the lineout and Saints maul forwards before James sends it high. Hogg comes forwards but Saints get over the ball again and earn the penalty. Biggar sends it to touch for a lineout back inside Chief's half. 

22

Chiefs look to come wide but the ball heads straight into touch and Saints will have the lineout on their own 22.

21

James sends the restart high and Chiefs push on halfway. Simmonds breaks through but he's taken down quickly. 

Biggar...

... sends the conversion through too!

TRYYYYYYY HUTCHINSON!!!

It's a double for Hutchinson and it's a stunner! Biggar chips over the top and Hutchinson is on it, he boots it downfield and wins the footrace to score under the posts!

18

Lawes is up for the lineout and Saints come wide. Sleightholme dinks over the top to chase but it rolls just over the try line and O'Flaherty dots it down. 22 drop Chiefs then.

16

Chiefs look to maul from the scrum but Saints hold them well. Exeter manage to keep the ball but Lawes gets over it again and earns Saints the penalty. Biggar sends it to touch for a lineout back on halfway. 

15

Penalty Chiefs at the scrum too and Simmonds sends it to the corner. 

15

Brilliant work from Saints defence and Lawes turns the ball over but it comes forwards off Saints hands just after and Chiefs will have the scrum. 

15

Chiefs kick the resulting penalty to touch and have a lineout in Saints' half. 

Red card for Ribbans as he's deemed to have made contact with the head in a tackle. 

14

Chiefs come forwards off the lineout but knock the ball on again in contact as Saints defend hard. We're with the TMO to see if there's a high tackle from Saints in the build up.

14

Chiefs come forwards off the lineout but knock the ball on again in contact as Saints defend hard. We're with the TMO to see if there's a high tackle from Saints in the build up.

13

Free kick Saints as Exeter engage early. Biggar sends it to touch for a Chiefs lineout on halfway. 

12

Penalty Chiefs as Saints are pinged for not releasing. Chiefs go quickly and knock the ball on there. Scrum Saints. 

11

Chiefs push up off the back of the lineout and work up to the five metre line now. 

9

Advantage coming for Chiefs as Saints are pinged for not rolling away. We come back for it and Stade sends it into the corner.

7

Wide from Biggar on the touchline conversion but Naiyaravoro takes the restart once again. Proctor pushes out of Saints' 22 before Biggar sends it high. Hogg runs it back before Maunder boxes it high, Chiefs manage to regather and push on halfway. 

TRYYYYYYY HUTCHINSON!!

Saints' forwards barge close before it comes wide to the centre to crash over out wide!!

6

Ribbans is up for the lineout and Saints push forwards before beginning to build the phases. 

5

Ribbans takes the lineout and Proctor comes up through the middle. Penalty advantage coming for Saints too as they push up to the five metre line. We come back for it eventually and Biggar sends it into the corner. 

4

Penalty Saints at the scrum! Biggar sends it to touch for a lineout on Chiefs' 22. 

3

Free kick Chiefs and they choose to scrum again.

2

Saints defend hard and the ball comes loose but the referee deems it to have come off Saints hands in a tackle. Scrum Exeter just inside the Saints half.

1

Naiyaravoro takes the kick-off and Saints push out of their 22 before Biggar chips over the top. Exeter collect and push forwards on the halfway line now. 

HERE WE GO!

For the final time this season, we're underway at Franklin's Gardens!

Opposition LineupExeter Chiefs

15
Stuart Hogg
14
Facundo Cordero
13
Henry Slade
12
Ian Whitten
11
Tom O'Flaherty
10
Joe Simmonds
9
Jack Maunder
1
Ben Moon
2
Luke Cowan-Dickie
3
Harry Williams
4
Jonny Gray
5
Jonny Hill
6
Sam Skinner
7
Jannes Kirsten
8
Sam Simmonds

SubsExeter Chiefs

16
Jack Yeandle
17
Alec Hepburn
18
Marcus Street
19
Sean Lonsdale
20
Richard Capstick
21
Stuart Townsend
22
Harvey Skinner
23
Ollie Devoto
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Exeter Chiefs
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Northampton Saints
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Form Guide

Form

LLWLL

Last match

Lost to Bath 24-30

Past meeting

Lost 26-29
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Exeter Chiefs
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