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Northampton Saints vs Leicester Tigers

Match Details

HT ScoreHalf Time Score

Saints 5-27 Leicester

FT ScoreFull Time Score

Saints 26-55 Leicester

Attendance

15,153

Referee

Tom Foley

Northampton Saints
Northampton Saints
26

Summary

Full Time

Leicester Tigers
Leicester Tigers
55
Northampton Saints
T
T
C
T
C
T
C
KOHTFT
Leicester Tigers
P
T
T
C
T
C
D
P
P
T
C
T
T
C

Ford...

... adds the conversion too and that's the game.

Try Tigers.

Skosan takes the restart and Matavesi chips over the top for Dingwall. The centre gets there but as the ball comes wide, it's intercepted by Van Poortvliet and he races into the line for his second.

Grayson...

... adds the extras too!

TRYYYY SKOSAN!!

It's a second for the winger as Grayson sends the ball wide to him in space and that's the bonus point score for Saints.

78

Ribbans takes the lineout and Saints come forwards.

77

Penalty Saints at the scrum and Lomani goes quickly again. Saints are up to the five metre line and have a penalty coming. We come back for it as Saints are held up over the try line and Grayson sends it into the corner.

74

Two knock ons, the first off Tigers and Saints will have the scrum just outside Tigers' 22. 

73

Penalty Saints at the breakdown and Lomani takes it quickly. Litchfield gets up to the Tigers 22 and Saints keep pushing.

Proctor heads off for a HIA as we restart and Matavesi comes back on in his place.

72

No conversion from Ford out wide.

Try Tigers.

Saints are stripped in the tackle off the lineout and Tigers whip the ball wide quickly to send Murimurivalu over in the corner.

70

Saints are stripped in the tackle just after though and Ford dinks through to touch. Lineout Saints in their own 22.

68

Hutchinson finds Skosan to get Saints up to halfway and they're quickly over it. But Grayson's chip ends up in Tigers hands and Ford sends it high. Proctor is under it and he calls for the mark before taking it quickly.

Lomani replaces Mitchell as we restart.

Ford...

... converts the try too.

Try Tigers.

Tigers sends the ball Saints' way off the lineout but Hutchinson's clearing kick is charged down and Van Poortvliet is there to gather and dot down.

66

Tigers get up and disrupt the lineout and Ford clears. The ball heads into touch but it comes off Saints hands and Tigers will have the lineout.

65

Penalty Saints at the breakdown on the restart and Grayson puts it into the corner. 

Ratuniyarawa is replaced by Moon as we restart.

Ford...

... adds another three to Tigers' tally.

63

But Saints are penalised at the breakdown and Ford points for the posts.

62

Solid shove from Saints but Tigers keep the ball and Wigglesworth sends it high. Skosan is under it and Saints play on.

61

Saints push forwards but they're pinged for a forward pass and Tigers will have the scrum.

Ford...

... sends the kick through.

60

Augustus charges up off the restart before Hutchinson sends the ball downfield. Burns is there and he sends it high himself. Mitchell collects but Tigers get over the ball and earn a penalty. Ford points to the posts.

Waller and Matavesi make way as we restart, with Auterac and Haywood entering play.

Grayson...

... sends the conversion over too!

TRYYYYYY WALLER!!!

A brilliant move from Saints ends in the skipper rounding the corner to go over!

57

Augustus charges forwards off the lineout and Skosan races into Tigers' half quickly. 

56

Tigers turn the ball over at the lineout but they send it high and Saints push on on the halfway line. Grayson sends it skyward and Burns returns it to find touch. Lineout Saints.

56

Ford clears the restart and Saints have the lineout inside Tigers' half. 

Coles replaces Wood as we restart.

Ford sends a drop goal over after Hutchinson sends the goal line drop his way.

54

Solid scrum from Saints but Tigers keep the ball. Ford sends it high off the back of the scrum. Tigers chase and the ball bobbles over Saints' try line but the home side dot it down. Goal line drop out for Saints.

53

Ford boxes high off the lineout but Saints knock the ball on as it comes down. Scrum Tigers.

52

Saints hold Tigers' maul and Ford sends it high off the back of it. Litchfield is there but he's pushed into touch. Lineout Tigers.

51

Saints maul forwards and Mitchell goes down the blindside. Litchfield is there with him but the scrum-half's offload heads into touch. Lineout Tigers.

50

Skosan take the high restart and Saints push on before Dingwall dinks it through. The ball heads into touch off Tigers hands though and Saints will have the lineout.

Collins is replaced by Litchfield as we restart.

49

Mitchell gets over the try line again but he's held up and Tigers will have the goal line drop out.

49

Wood is up for the lineout and Saints push on. Dingwall and Ribbans get play up to the five metre line and Saints keep coming.

48

Dingwall and Collins team up off the restart and Saints work up to the halfway line quickly before Grayson sends it over the top. It heads into touch and Saints will have the lineout under 50/22 too!

And Tigers go down to 13 as Wiese is yellow carded for his second no arms tackle of the game.

Grayson...

... sends the conversion over too!

TRYYYYY MITCHELL!!

The scrum-half darts over after Saints work close!!

46

Saints maul forwards off the lineout and have a penalty advantage coming too. Eventually we come back for it and Grayson puts it back into the corner.

It's a yellow card for Wiggleworth as he makes contact with Dingwall's head.

Change for Saints at tighthead: Hill replaces Painter.

45

Ribbans is up for the lineout and Dingwall darts forwards but Saints are penalised for crossing and Ford clears. 

44

Penalty Saints at the scrum and Grayson puts it into touch for a lineout in Tigers' 22. 

43

Tigers try to maul form the lineout but Saints hold firm and earn the scrum. 

41

Ford clears off the restart and Augustus charges forwards after it comes down. Saints play on and the No.8 barges up to just outside Tigers' 22. But there the away side get over the ball and Ford sends the resulting penalty to touch. Lineotu Tigers on halfway.

40

We're back underway here at cinch Stadium at Franklin's Gardens as Grayson – who replaces Biggar – restarts things.

Biggar can't quite add the extras from the touchline and that's the end of the first half. 

TRYYYYYY SKOSAN!!

Eventually Saints' pressure pays off and it's the flying winger who's over with the ball!

39

Ribbans is up for the lineout and Saints have a penalty coming at the maul too. They work up to the five metre line before earning another penalty as Tigers are offside. Biggar taps it quickly and Saints push on again.

38

Penalty Saints at the breakdown as they come forwards and Biggar sends it to touch for a lineout in Tigers' 22. 

36

Saints push over the halfway line after Ford returns the restart. But a stray pass finds Tigers hands and Burns clears. Collins is there though and Saints play on again.

Ford...

...adds the extras too.

34

Try Tigers.

The away side maul forwards again and this time Montoya gets over the line for the score.

33

Another penalty against Saints as they are found offside off the lineout. Ford puts the ball in the corner once more.

32

Another penalty against Saints at the lineout and Ford puts it into the corner again.

31

Tigers maul forwards and earn a penalty there too as it comes down. Ford puts it back into the corner.

30

Ribbans rips the ball in the maul but Tigers come back at Saints after the home side clear. Tigers work up to Saints' five metre line and earn a penalty there too. Ford sends it to the corner.

28

Saints push into Tigers' half but the away side get over the ball there and Ford sends the resulting penalty to touch for a lineout inside Saints' half. 

27

Ford clears off the back of the lineout and Saints push up to halfway from there.

25

Wood is up for the lineout and Saints maul forwards before Mitchell whips it out. Saints push on but a last pass out wide heads forwards into touch. Tigers choose the lineout.

24

Wigglesworth clears after Tigers' maul heads backwards. Augustus is there and Saints earn a penalty as Tigers are pinged for a high tackle. Biggar puts it into the corner.

23

Ford's conversion hits the posts and Biggar gets us restarted. The ball heads into touch after no one gathers it and Tigers will have the lineout.

Try Tigers.

Nadolo charges in and despite a slip, manages to ground the ball over the try line.

21

Ford clears long off the restart and Saints will have the lineout back near halfway.

21

Ford clears the restart and Hutchinson it there to return it. Wigglesworth sends it high but Mitchell can't quite gather and the ball finds Nadolo's hands.

Ford...

... sends the conversion through too.

Try Tigers.

The away side push up and eventually van Wyk gets over the whitewash.

19

Saints halt Tigers' maul again and force their opponents to use the ball. 

18

Tigers maul again and Saints are penalised there too. Ford puts it into the corner again.

17

Saints hold Tigers' maul again but are pinged for a high tackle just after. Ford puts this penalty into the corner. 

14

Biggar sends the long kick just wide and Tigers have the 22 drop out. Skosan is there but Tigers earn a penalty at the breakdown. Ford sends it to touch for a lineout on Saints' 22. 

13

No conversion from Ford out wide and Biggar gets us back underway. Matavesi gets over the ball off the restart and Biggar points to the posts.

Try Tigers.

The away side build pressure and eventually a gap opens up out wide for Nadolo to charge through.

11

Tigers push forwards off the lineout and eventually work into Saints 22. 

10

Saints' attack pushes forwards but a tackle off the ball earns Tigers a penalty. Ford sends it to touch for a lineout on halfway.

9

Tigers try to maul off the lineout and Saints hold firm. Wiggelsworth hacks through and Saints have the lineout this time. 

8

Solid defence from Saints but Tigers keep pushing inside Saints' 22. Ford Chips forwards but Hutchinson is there and he finds Mitchell to clear. Lineout Tigers back inside their own half. 

7

Hutchinson chips over the top of Tigers' line off the back of the lineout but Ford just gets there first. He boots it downfield and it bobbles into touch inside Saints' 22. Lineout Tigers under 50/22.

6

Saints push forwards off the lineout quickly and earn a penalty at the breakdown. Biggar sends it into touch for a lineout inside Tigers' 22. 

5

Mitchell sends it high and Tigers play on but Wigglesworth's clearing kick heads straight out. Lineout Saints on halfway.

4

Solid scrum from Saints but Tigers manage to hold onto possession. The build a phase or two before Wigglesworth sends it skyward, Collins there and Saints play on.

3

Dingwall chases the restart hard but just knocks the ball on in the air. Scrum Tigers.

Ford...

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

1

Hutchinson gathers the kick-off and Saints play on but Tigers defence gets over the ball and earns a penalty just inside Saints' 22. Ford points to the posts.

HERE WE GO!

We're underway here at cinch Stadium at Franklin's Gardens as Ford gets us started!

Opposition LineupLeicester Tigers

15
Freddie Burns
14
Harry Potter
13
Matias Moroni
12
Dan Kelly
11
Nemani Nadolo
10
George Ford
9
Richard Wigglesworth
1
Francois van Wyk
2
Julian Montoya
3
Dan Cole
4
Harry Wells
5
Eli Snyman
6
Oliver Chessum
7
Marco van Staden
8
Van Wiese

SubsLeicester Tigers

16
Tom Cowan-Dickie
17
Nephi Leatigaga
18
Joe Heyes
19
Calum Green
20
Tommy Reffell
21
Jack Van Poortvliet
22
Bryce Hegarty
23
Kini Murimurivalu
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Leicester Tigers
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Northampton Saints
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Form Guide

Form

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Last match

Lost to Saracens 38-42

Past meeting

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