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Northampton Saints vs Sale Sharks

Match Details

HT ScoreHalf Time Score

Saints 32-10 Sale

FT ScoreFull Time Score

Saints 67-17 Sale

Attendance

12,447

Referee

Karl Dickson

Northampton Saints
Northampton Saints
67

Summary

Full Time

Sale Sharks
Sale Sharks
17
Northampton Saints
P
T
C
P
T
C
T
C
T
T
C
T
T
C
T
C
T
C
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Sale Sharks
P
T
T
C
C

Collins is over again but the final pass was forwards and the full-time whistle blows.

80

Collins gets Saints up to the five metre and still the home side come.

80

Saints keep coming and make their way into Sale's half again. 

80

Just enough time to restart  and Saints collect the loose ball as Sale knock on. They play on.

Francis...

... sends the conversion through too!

TRYYY TC!!

An unbelievable show of pace from Collins! He breaks, chips over to Mitchell who feeds the winger again for the score!!

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77

Sale press forwards but Saints hold them well. 

76

But Saints turn over and Naiyaravoro is away. The cross field kick to TC comes over but James just gets there first. But Gibson is penalised for a deliberate knock on and James sends it to the corner. 

75

Penalty Sale at the restart and they send it to the corner. 

Francis...

... converts too!

TRYYYYY HUTCH!!

It's a length of the field effort for Hutchinson as he's set free down the right and he's not going to be stopped either!!

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72

Sale keep coming but Saints keep defending and eventually earn the reward as they turn the ball over.

71

Sale look to maul from the lineout but Saints hold them and force them to use it. 

70

Penalty Sale at the breakdown as Saints are penalised for not rolling and James sends it into the corner. 

69

Mitchell boxes clear well and Sale have the lineout but back near halfway.

68

They're up to the try line but there Saints hold them well. And though Ostrikov is over, he knocks the ball on over the line and Saints have the scrum. 

67

Free kick Sale at the scrum and Sale go quickly.

67

Sale are attacking though and get up to the 22 before earning a scrum. 

And as we get restarted, Coles - who comes on for his Premiership debut - replaces Ratuniyarawa.

Francis...

... sends the conversion over too!

TRYYYYY FURBANK!!!

Unbelievable play from Saints!! They work their way close and Furbank steps his way over the line!

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64

Short at the lineout and Saints scramble up to the five metre. 

64

Penalty Saints at the scrum and Furbank sends the ball into the corner.

Brüssow and Burrell enter play as we set the scrum, with Ludlam and Tuala making way.

62

Moon takes the restart and Mitchell boxes clear. Sale can't collect it and Wood is there. But as Saints come forwards they just knock on in contact. Scrum Sale.

Francis...

... adds the extras too!

TRYYYYY NAIYARAVORO!!

Saints build the phases and then out of nowhere Big T is free and over the line!!!

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60

Gibson is up for the lineout and Saints are into the 22 quickly. 

58

Saints look to come wide but a deliberate knock on from Sale earns Saints the penalty. Furbank sends it to touch for a lineout on Sale's 22. 

57

Scrappy at the lineout but Sale keep the ball. But a pass to McGuigan goes forwards into touch and Saints choose the scrum option. 

56

Wood takes the lineout and Saints are away again. Naiyaravoro gets the ball  out wide but he's pushed into touch. Lineout Sale just inside Saints' half. 

Marshall and Waller replace Fish and Van Wyk as we get set. And Reinach - who took a large knock in the build up - is replaced by Mitchell. 

54

Saints make good progress but Fish gets isolated and Sale turn the ball over. James clears and Gibson is there. Hutchinson is away but as he tries to chase his own chip he's tripped and Sale get there first. James clears to touch for a Saints lineout.

54

Gibson disturbs the lineout but Sale manage to cling onto it. De Klerk  clears but Reinach is there. Saints play on.

53

Gibson gets the ball to Reinach and Saints are pushing again. Reinach spots space in behind and chips through, lineout Sale on their own 22. 

52

Quick hands from Reinach off the back of the scrum and Naiyaravoro is away. He makes it up to the five metre line before he's taken down. Saints play on but are turned over in the phase and Sale clear. Lineout Saints near halfway. 

51

Saints pressure well at the restart but Sale get the ball wide. There though they knock on and Saints have the scrum just outside the Sale 22.

Hill replaces Painter as we restart.

MacGinty...

... sends the conversion over. 

Try Sale.

A gap opens up out wide and Solomona dots down.

48

Sale bring the ball wide but Tuala is there and they're slowed. The away side keep coming though.

47

Sale knock on close to the line and we come back for an offside against Saints in the build up. Sale opt for the scrum. 

46

Sale look to maul but Saints hold them well. De Klerk uses the ball and start to build the phases again.

45

Penalty Sale at the breakdown though as Saints fail to roll and James sends it into the corner. 

45

Free kick Sale at the scrum and Sale go quickly They're up to the five metre now and pushing. 

44

Saints just knock on the restart and Sale scoop it up. But we come back for the knock on and the scrum. 

Francis...

... sends the conversion through from out wide too!

TRYYYYY ACE!!

Saints work an overlap and the now fullback doesn't need asking twice!

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42

Fish sets Furbank free and Saints are up to the Sale 22 and pushing some more. Moon breaks and nearly makes it himself. Saints are close now...

41

Tuala takes it and flys free. He makes it into Sale's half before he's taken. Saints play on.

40

WE'RE BACK ON!

MacGinty gets us back underway here at the Gardens.

Just enough time for the restart and Tuala is there. Hutchinson says that's enough for that half though and boots the ball into the Carlsberg Stand. 

39

Francis...

... sends the touchline conversion just wide though.

TRYYYYYYY TC!!!

And that's the bonus point for Saints!!

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38

Gibson it up for the lineout and Saints play on. Ratuniyarawa charges forwards before Tuala has a go. Advantage coming as Sale are offside and Saints keep coming. 

37

Sale look to maul but Saints hold them. De Klerk clears but it goes straight out and Saints have the lineout inside Sale's 22. 

35

Sale come forwards but knock on in Saints' half and the home side play on. Hutchinson spots space in behind and chips through to it. Lineout Saints but back in their own 22. 

35

Short at the restart from Saints and though Sale get there Saints are deemed to have knocked on. Scrum Sale. 

Penalty Try Sale.

The maul comes down and referee Karl Dickson gets under the posts to award the penalty try.

33

Sale opt for the lineout again and Sale maul again.

32

Sale look to maul again but they're held firm by Saints. Sale play on with an advantage as Gibson is penalised. They come wide but Saints work hard to meet them there. Eventually we come back for the advantage.

31

Penalty Sale at the scrum and James sends it to the corner. 

30

Saints scramble back up to the 22 but there the ball just comes forwards off Saints there. Scrum Sale. 

29

Sale secure the lineout and maul forwards but Saints hold them there and Gibson does well to hold the ball up. Scrum Saints.

28

Short from Sale at the restart and De Klerk is there. Saints are penalised at the breakdown though and MacGinty sends it to the corner. 

Francis...

... takes over the kicking duties and sends the conversion over!

TRYYYYYY WOOOOOD!!

Great period of pressure from Saints and it's the skipper that stretches an arm out for the score!

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26

Sale somehow keep the ball again as Saints pressure at the scrum. They look to play on but Saints turn the ball over and are attacking in Sale's 22 again.

Harrison is replaced by Bristow as we set the scrum. 

25

Naiyaravoro is away down the left and Tuala is inside him. Hutchinson is inside him but the centre gets the ball too late and is taken down. There the ball comes forwards off Saints hands and Sale will have the scurm.

24

Scrappy at the lineout and Wood claims the ball. Saints play on.

22

Solid at the scrum from Saints and Furbank does well under pressure to hold firm. Reinach clears well and Sale have the lineout but back near halfway.

21

A good scrum from Saints but Sale hold onto the ball. Curry breaks before the ball comes wide. Sale look certain to score but Saints scramble back and hold McGuigan up to earn the put in at the scrum. 

20

Moon takes the lineout well and Naiyaravoro is away. Francis is with him but Naiyaravoro's offload comes forward off the centre. Scrum Sale in their own 22. 

Collins replaces Biggar as we set for the lineout from the resulting penalty.

19

Van Wyk gets over the ball again though and Saints earn another penalty. 

18

Reinach boxes clear Saints defend well. But Sale hold onto possession until Saints make the most of the loose ball. Reinach boxes again and James is there. Sale play on.

17

Lovely from Saints' off the lineout as Furbank is released. But his ankle is just tapped and he goes to ground. Saints carry on though and make it up to the 22 before Sale get a hand to the ball and clear it. Saints get back though and play on.

16

Tuala spots space in behind and chips to it but Solomona is there and he clear. Lineout Saints on halfway.

15

Knock on from Sale as they stuggle under the high ball. Saints play on with the advantage.

14

Naiyaravoro takes the restart again but he's taken down this time. Reinach boxes and Sale play on. MacGinty chips over the top to himself but Biggar is there. He touches the ball down over the line and Saints have the 22 drop. 

Biggar...

... sends the conversion over too!

TRYYYY COBUS!!!

Naiyaravoro takes the restart and barges his way out of the 22. Francis is on his shoulder and the centre charges down the left before offloading to Reinach. The scrum-half races in and finishes the job once more!

Biggar...

... sends the kick through, putting Saints' lead back to 10 points.

10

Penalty to Saints as Sale are offside again and Biggar points to the posts again.

10

Tuala is up for the restart and Saints are quickly back in Sale's 22. 

MacGinty...

... sends the ball through the sticks to start Sale's account.

8

Naiyaravoro bounces his way out of Saints' 22 on the restart but Saints are penalised at the breakdown and MacGinty points to the posts. 

Biggar...

sends the conversion over too!

TRYYYYYY COBUS!!

Ludlam breaks and there's only going to be one man on his shoulder to finish the job!!

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5

Scrappy at the lineout but Saints hold onto it. Saints keep coming and make steady progress.

4

Penalty Saints at the breakdown as Van Wyk gets over the ball and Biggar sends it to touch. Lineout Saints just outside Sale's 22. 

4

Ludlam secures the restart and Reinach boxes clear. Francis is in chase and takes James down when he Sale fullback takes the high ball. But Sale whip the ball wide and make it back into Saints' half.

Biggar...

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

2

Penalty Saints at the scrum as De Klerk is penalised for being offside and Biggar points to the posts. 

1

Lineout Saints as Sale knock the ball into touch and Saints press on. They make it into Saints' 22 before earning a scrum there. 

HERE WE GO!

Saints v Sale is on!

Opposition LineupSale Sharks

15
Sam James
14
Denny Solomona
13
James O'Connor
12
Rohan Janse van Rensburg
11
Byron McGuigan
10
AJ MacGinty
9
Francois de Klerk
1
Ross Harrison
2
Rob Webber
3
Will-Griff John
4
Bryn Evans
5
James Phillips
6
Jono Ross
7
Ben Curry
8
Josh Beaumont

SubsSale Sharks

16
Cameron Neild
17
Tom Bristow
18
Joe Jones
19
Andrey Ostrikov
20
Josh Strauss
21
Will Cliff
22
Luke James
23
Arron Reed
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Northampton Saints
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Sale Sharks
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Form Guide

Form

WWLLL

Last match

Lost to Leinster 26-34

Past meeting

Won 67-17
Full Time
Northampton Saints
Northampton Saints
67
Sale Sharks
Sale Sharks
17