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Northampton Saints vs Harlequins

Match Details

HT ScoreHalf Time Score

Saints 0-0 Harlequins

FT ScoreFull Time Score

Saints 29-49 Harlequins

Attendance

Not available

Referee

Tom Foley

Northampton Saints
Northampton Saints
29

Summary

Full Time

Harlequins
Harlequins
49
Northampton Saints
T
C
P
T
C
T
C
T
KOHTFT
Harlequins
P
T
C
P
P
T
C
T
C
T
T

Full-time

Conversion is good and that's it for today at the Gardens. 

76

Penalty won by Saints inside their own 22, but Mallinder misses touch and Northampton are running out of time.

Try Quins

Hutchinson is caught in possession, and while Saints argue for a knock-on in the tackle, Lawday offloads to Steele to restore Quins' lead. Conversion is missed by Smith.

71

Taylor jackles well again and wins a penalty, Mallinder sticks it into Quins territory.

Try Quins

Marcus Smith caps off an impressive showing as he collects an offload and rounds the last defender to finish off the game.

69

Dingwall penalised for coming in at the side and Quins are let off the hook slightly, but their lineout goes astray again and Taylor boxes.

68

Mallinder pulls the conversion wide and let's hope that's not costly for Saints. Isiekwe gathers the restart and the hosts' build from deep again.

TRY LUDLAM

Quins overthrow and there is Ludlam to scoop it up and score his second of the game!!

66

Brilliant few phases from Saints takes them 50m upfield, and Hutchinson grubbers into the corner to put Quins' lineout under pressure.

65

Taylor taps and goes, but is then pinged for holding on. We have a brief stoppage and everyone catches their breath after another frantic few minutes.

64

Saints lineout on halfway, and they go a few phases before Taylor boxes.

Taylor comes on for Mitchell for Saints.

CONVERSION MALLINDER

Mallinder assumes kicking duties and notches two points.

TRY HUTCHINSON

Smith tries to intercept as Saints search for a score, but misses and that opens the door for Hutch to go over.

Another penalty as Quins on the wrong side of the maul. On comes Coles for Ratuniyarawa.

Marshall wins a penalty on halfway and Mallinder strikes it inside the 22. Meanwhile the whole of Saints' front row makes way with Franks, Auterac and Fish coming on.

Grayson and Wood are replaced by Dingwall and Adendorff.

Replacements for Saints as Hutchinson comes on for Francis.

Conversion Quins

Smith doesn't look like missing and knocks over another two points.

Try Quins

Looks for all the world like a knock-on from Smith in the build-up but Dombrandt ends up on his own on the right, and cuts inside Mallinder to score.

Conversion Quins

Another easy conversion for Smith.

Try Quins

Smith and Brown combine again as the fullback cuts through a gap from 5m out and touches down.

47

Quins break down the right with yet another Smith grubber and Brown finds Earle on the inside. Saints stop the attack but are penalised and Quins tap and go looking for a try.

46

Great clearance from Mitchell gives Northampton some breathing room. Quins now with a lineout 40m out.

44

Smith grubbers through and Saints under some pressure now with a lineout on their own 22. Marshall hits Ribbans and Northampton set up a maul before Mitchell darts up the left and is ushered into touch.

43

Some handbags in the middle of the park involving Hill and Dombrandt, but nothing there says the referee and we're back for a Quins scrum.

42

Frantic start to the half with both sides looking to carry hard. Mitchell sends up a box, and Quins regain possession inside their half.

KICK-OFF

We're off again at the Gardens and Saints have a six-point deficit to make up this half. Grayson kicks towards Murley who fields it and Smith clears.

CONVERSION GRAYON

Two more for Grayson and that will be it for the first half.

TRY ISIEKWE

Try for Isiekwe! Another advantage for Saints as Quins guilty at the breakdown, and with advantage it looks like the hosts will go left, but the big back row snaffles the ball himself and burrows over! Northampton needed that and they are back in it just before half-time!

38

Saints' lineout is hit early in the air and with the advantage, Mitchell tries a grubber but Proctor is just beaten to it by Northmore. Back into the corner from Mallinder with the penalty.

37

Massive shove from Saints' scrum and the hosts get the penalty! Mallinder hits it towards the corner, Saints about 10m out.

35

Scrum to Quins on halfway, Saints just can't get hold of the ball at the moment. But Brown knocks on and Northampton get the put in and an attacking opportunity of their own.

Penalty Quins

Mitchell is penalised for a high tackle and it's another three points for Quins from the boot of Smith.

30

Quins use a scrum well inside their own half, releasing Earle again, but as they recycle Smith looks for the chip over, and Mallinder tidies up well and clears outside the 22.

PENALTY QUINS

Another penalty advantage for Quins as Northampton infringe at the lineout, and Smith points to the posts. The young fly-half nails another good kick from 35m out to extend the visitors' lead.

25

Ribbans caught with his hands in the ruck and Smith finds touch 30m out for Quins.

PENALTY GRAYSON

Dombrandt then drops the kick-off and Quins are caught with an accidental offside from the knock-on. Routine three points for Grayson in front of the posts.

Conversion Quins

Great kick from Smith from the right touchline.

Try Quins

Several phases for Quins in the middle of the park again and with Saints stretched, Dombrandt offloads well and Earle is away down the right. The wing exchanges a pass with Care and goes over himself in the corner.

PENALTY QUINS

Untidy from Saints as the ball pops out the scrum and Care collects before winning a penalty with the hosts' defence scrambling. Smith knocks it over from 22m out.

15

Really open game here with both teams looking to get the ball out wide, and after several spectacular offloads Quins looked to have scored through Louw. But the TMO steps in just before Smith takes the conversion to rule out the try for a forward pass, and Saints get the scrum.

14

Bit of kick tennis between Tuala, Mitchell, Smith and Brown sees the latter carry it out and Saints make a massive gain! But the lineout is overthrown and Quins get it back.

Conversion Grayson

No mistake from Jimmy in front of the posts on his 50th Saints appearance.

TRY LUDLAM

What a score from Saints. Slick offloading and Ratuniyarawa finds Ludlam on his shoulder to score to the left of the posts.

Apologies for the lack of commentary up to here...technical difficulties up in the Gardens' press box this afternoon.

Opposition LineupHarlequins

15
Mike Brown
14
Nathan Earle
13
Luke Northmore
12
Andre Esterhuizen
11
Cadlan Murley
10
Marcus Smith
9
Danny Care
1
Santiago Garcia Botta
2
Scott Baldwin
3
Wilco Louw
4
Glen Young
5
Hugh Tizard
6
Tom Lawday
7
Will Evans
8
Alex Dombrandt

SubsHarlequins

16
Joe Gray
17
Jordan Els
18
Simon Kerrod
19
George Hammond
20
James Chisholm
21
Scott Steele
22
James Lang
23
Joe Marchant
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Northampton Saints
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Form Guide

Form

LWDDD

Last match

Draw with Leinster 0-0

Past meeting

Lost 29-49
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Northampton Saints
Northampton Saints
29
Harlequins
Harlequins
49