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Northampton Saints vs Newcastle Falcons

Match Details

HT ScoreHalf Time Score

Saints 0-0 Newcastle

FT ScoreFull Time Score

Saints 65-26 Newcastle

Attendance

14,666

Referee

Karl Dickson

Northampton Saints
Northampton Saints
65

Summary

Full Time

Newcastle Falcons
Newcastle Falcons
26
Northampton Saints
P
T
T
C
C
T
C
T
C
T
T
C
T
T
T
T
T
C
T
C
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Newcastle Falcons
T
C
T
T
T
C

And that's the match – what a game for the final match of the season!

Biggar...

... sends the conversion through with the final play!

TRYYYYY LUDLAM!

On his 100th appearance for Saints, it's the skipper who finishes off another beautiful score for the tenth!

Biggar...

... sends the conversion over too!

TRYYYYYY SKOSAN!

Unbelievable! Augustus boots the ball downfield and it's an incredible chase from Skosan who controls the ball with his feet before gathering and grounding under the posts!

TRYYYYYY SKOSAN!

Unbelievable! Augustus boots the ball downfield and it's an incredible chase from Skosan who controls the ball with his feet before gathering and grounding under the posts!

73

Falcons earn a penalty as the ball comes out of the scrum and go quickly. They push forwards and are rewarded with another penalty. Hodgson puts this one into the corner.

71

Hodgson tries to clear off the back of the scrum but the ball bounces over the dead ball line. We come back for a scrum where he kicked it.

70

Advantage coming for Falcons as Saints knock on and eventually we come back for the scrum on halfway. 

69

No conversion from Biggar out wide but Nansen is on the ball and Saints play on again.

TRYYYY FREEMAN!!

It’s a hat-trick! Despite Chick intercepting Saints’ ball in the 22, Augustus scoops up loose ball and the winger chases his own to chip to claim his third!

67

Penalty Saints at the scrum after a huge shove from the forwards. Biggar puts it into the corner. 

Coles is replaced by Nansen as we set the scrum. 

66

Falcons box the ball high and Saints come forwards again. Falcons rip the ball in a tackle but it goes forwards. Scrum Saints. 

65

Saints think they've score through Augustus in an impressive effort but the TMO chalks it off as the No. 8 is in touch. 

65

Saints play from their own 22 again and work over the halfway line again quickly. 

TRYYYYY FREEMAN!

What a score! Saints play from their own 22 and the ball passes quickly through the hands to Freeman out wide. He rounds the last man on halfway and sprints in to score!

62

Falcons push up into Saints’ 22 but Iyogun strips the ball at the ruck there and Saints play on from deep.

Ratuniyarawa – on his last home appearance for Saints – is replaced by Ribbans as we restart.

There's a big hit on Biggar in the build up and after a trip to the TMO, Robinson is shown a red card for a head on head collision with the Saints fly-half.

TRYYYY HUTCHINSON!

Augustus breaks through in the midfield off the back of the lineout and Saints whip the ball wide quickly to a waiting Hutchinson who dives over for the score!

Haywood replaces Matavesi as we set the lineout. 

58

Falcons are pinged for a neck roll at the breakdown on the restart and Biggar puts the ball into touch for a lineout on Falcons’ 22. 

Iyogun, Augustus and Skosan enter play as we restart, with Waller and Hinkley making way. With Skosan replacing Mitchell as the sin bin period comes to an end. 

Hodgson...

... sends the conversion over too.

Try Falcons.

The away side make the most of their extra man and whip the ball wide to Radwan to score in the corner. 

54

No conversion from Hodgson out wide but Falcons play on from the restart.

Try Falcons.

There’s no stopping Falcons’ maul and it's Blamire who gets over the line with the ball. 

52

Penalty Falcons at the scrum after a few resets and Hodgson puts it into the corner.

James replaces Dingwall as we set the scrum. 

51

Falcons push into Saints’ 22 but pass the ball forwards there. Scrum Saints.

49

Falcons whip the ball wide off the lineout but Saints defend hard and push them back. Hinkley intercepts and races back up to halfway but Falcons get over the ball as it comes back into the midfield. Hodgson sends the resulting penalty to touch for another Falcons lineout.

48

Penalty Falcons at the scrum as is collapses and Hodgson puts the ball into touch for a lineout just outside Saints’ 22.

47

Straight out from the restart and Falcons have the scrum on halfway. 

And Mitchell is sent to the sin bin for ten minutes for his actions.

Penalty Try Falcons.

Mitchell is deemed to have illegal stopped Falcons’ maul and referee Karl Dickson awards Newcastle the penalty try.

45

Falcons have a penalty coming from the maul but whip the ball out to the midfield. Hinkley gets over the ball there but we come back for the first penalty and Hodgson puts it back into the corner.

44

Hodgson puts the ball into the corner for a Falcons lineout there.

43

Falcons continue to push and though Saints defend hard, Falcons have an advantage coming and eventually we come back for it. 

42

Falcons push forwards from the scrum before Burrell boots clear. The ball comes off Saints hands into touch and Falcons will have the lineout in Saints’ 22. 

41

Scrappy at the restart and the ball comes forwards off Saints hands. Scrum Falcons.

40

WE'RE BACK UNDERWAY!

Hodgson gets us restart here at the Gardens!

Biggar...

... adds the extras to end the half!

TRYYY FREEMAN!

Sublime hands from the backs sees Freeman over in the corner!

TRYYY FREEMAN!

Sublime hands from the backs sees Freeman over in the corner!

40

Saints whip the ball wide but the ball bounces too high for Proctor to gather. Falcons hack through and Saints earn a penalty as they get over the ball at the next breakdown. Biggar puts it to touch for a lineout with the last play of the half.

39

Biggar sends the resulting penalty to touch for a lineout on halfway. 

Peterson is sent to the sin bin after he's found to have struck Ludlam’s chest with his fist.

39

The TMO intervenes as we set the scrum for a possible punch.

38

Falcon maul forwards and have another penalty coming as Saints are found offside. Eventually we come back for it and Falcons choose to scrum. 

38

Saints defend hard but are pinged again and Hodgson puts the ball into the corner this time.

37

Overthrow from Falcons but McGuigan gets on it. Falcons earn a penalty and tap and go. 

36

Falcons look for a gap in Saints’ defence but Northampton work hard and push Newcastle into touch as the ball comes wide. Lineout Saints there.

35

Falcons push forwards as Saints return the restart, working into Saints’ 22 now.

Biggar...

... sends the conversion over too!

TRYYYY MITCHELL!!

What a score! Saints push over the halfway line and Ratuniyarawa breaks through, finding Coles and the Mitchell for the bonus-point score just right of the posts!

32

Lawes is up to steal the lineout and Mitchell boxes clear. Tait is under it and he returns the ball to a waiting Ludlam. He finds Mitchell and the scrum-half breaks through. Saints push up to halfway quickly and keep coming.

31

Saints push up to the ten metre but are penalised for holding on. Hodgson sends the resulting penalty to touch for a lineout just outside Saints’ 22.

30

Freeman chases the restart and hits Tait hard. Falcons are forced to box kick high under pressure and Freeman is under it. Saints play on on halfway.

Hodgson...

... sends the conversion through.

Try Falcons.

Chick breaks free as Falcons come forwards and races in untouched to score. 

26

After some aerial tennis, Furbank runs back at Falcons hard. Saints push up to the Falcons’ 22 but Newcastle get over the ball there to earn a penalty. Hodgson puts it into touch.

26

After some aerial tennis, Furbank runs back at Falcons hard. Saints push up to the Falcons’ 22 but Newcastle get over the ball there to earn a penalty. Hodgson puts it into touch.

25

Falcons knock the restart into touch but Saints take the lineout quickly. Freeman boots downfield to space but Radwan gets to it first. Falcon play on near halfway.

Biggar...

... sends the conversion over too!

TRYYYY MATAVESI!

Saints maul forwards from lineout and Matavesi slips through a gap on the side for the score!

23

Falcons are found offside at the lineout and Biggar puts it into the corner. 

Hill heads off for a HIA as we set the lineout, with Painter taking his place. 

21

Nordli-Kelemeti boxes clear after Saints box the restart high and Furbank is under it. Biggar boots downfield and Hodgson has to scramble back to gather it. He sends it high and Furbank keeps it in. Biggar sends a huge 50/22 kick through and Saints will have the lineout inside Falcons’ 22. 

20

Hinkley is under a short restart from Falcons and Saints play on again.

Biggar...

... adds the extras too!

Biggar...

... adds the extras too!

TRYYYYY COLES!

Saints put the ball through the hand before Dingwall spots a gap, he races through it and has Coles on his shoulder to finish the score just left of the posts!

18

Free kick Saints at the lineout and Mitchell takes it quickly. The ball comes wide to Freeman and he pushes into Falcons’ 22 before he's taken. Saints play on.

17

Falcons clear off the lineout and find touch themselves. Lineout Saints on halfway. 

16

Saints boots clear in response and Falcons will have the lineout back near their 22.

15

Nordli-Kalameti boxes high and Saints play on. Biggar sends a cross field kick over the Hutchinson and the centre comes forwards before hacking through himself. Freeman chases but Radwan gets to it first and dots it down. Goal line drop Falcons.

14

Saints defend hard and pounce on more scrappy ball, Coles hacks through and the ball bobbles into touch. Lineout Falcons just outside their own 22. 

13

Scrappy at the lineout from Falcons but they manage to keep hold of the ball. Saints’ defence pushes them back outside their 22 now.

12

Saints defend hard at the maul but are penalised as the ball comes out into the midfield. Hodgson puts it into the corner. 

10

Ratuniyarawa picks and goes but the ball comes loose in contact and Falcons scoop it up. The come wide and though Saints get over the ball, Falcons earn the penalty with Northampton bodies on the wrong side. Hodgson sends it to the corner. 

9

Biggar can't convert in the blustery conditions but Furbank gets under the restart and Saints play on again.

TRYYYY MATAVESI!

Scrappy ball for Falcons and the hooker manages to get a boot to it. Matavesi chases his own chip and gathers beautifully for the score!

7

Overthrow at the lineout and Falcons boot is clear. Furbank is under it and comes forwards before Mitchell returns it and Falcons play on.

6

Solid at the scrum and Mitchell whips it out to Hutchinson. The centre scrambled forwards before the ball comes out left. Saints push into Falcons 22 and earn a penalty there too when Newcastle are found offside. Biggar puts it into the corner. 

5

Scrappy at the restart but Saints manage to keep it. Mitchell sends it high and Saints pressure hard, earning their rewards in the form of a Falcons knock on. Scrum Saints.

Biggar...

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

4

Biggar sends the ball high and though Hodgson gets under it, he's his hard by Dingwall. Matavesi gets over the ball then and earns Saints the penalty. Biggar points to the posts.

3

Free kick Falcons as Saints are pinged for stepping into the gap. Hodgson sends it high and Proctor is under it. Saints play on.

2

Falcons disrupt the lineout but boot the ball clear and Mitchell returns with interest to touch. Lineout Falcons back inside their own half. 

1

Burrell takes the kick-off and Nordli-Kalameti – who starts in place of Young – boxes clear. Lineout Saints on halfway. 

HERE WE GO!

Saints’ final home match of the season is on – with Biggar getting us underway here at cinch Stadium at Franklin’s Gardens!

Opposition LineupNewcastle Falcons

15
Alex Tait
14
Adam Radwan
13
Matias Orlando
12
Luther Burrell
11
Mateo Carreras
10
Joel Hodgson
9
Cameron Nordli-Kelemeti
1
Adam Brocklebank
2
George McGuigan
3
Trevor Davison
4
Greg Peterson
5
Sean Robinson
6
Gary Graham
7
Josh Basham
8
Callum Chick

SubsNewcastle Falcons

16
Jamie Blamire
17
Logovi'i Mulipola
18
Conor Kenny
19
George Merrick
20
Carl Fearns
21
James Blackett
22
Will Haydon-Wood
23
George Wacokecoke
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Newcastle Falcons
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Form Guide

Form

WWLWL

Last match

Lost to Leicester 14-27

Past meeting

Won 65-26
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Northampton Saints
Northampton Saints
65
Newcastle Falcons
Newcastle Falcons
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