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Northampton Saints vs Saracens

Match Details

HT ScoreHalf Time Score

Saints 15-8 Saracens

FT ScoreFull Time Score

Saints 21-27 Saracens

Attendance

14,978

Referee

Matthew Carley

Northampton Saints
Northampton Saints
21

Summary

Full Time

Saracens
Saracens
27
Northampton Saints
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T
C
P
P
P
KOHTFT
Saracens
T
P
T
C
T
C
T

Penalty Saracens at the scrum and with time up, Vunipola sends it into the stands to end the game. 

79

But Saint knock on and Saracens will have the scrum. 

78

Wigglesworth sends it high and Hutchinson is there. Saints play on.

78

Overthrow at the lineout though and Saracens play on.

77

Earl tries to use the ball quickly but Wood is there. Wigglesworth boxes clear and Saints will have the lineout.

76

Not straight at the lineout from Saints though and Saracens choose the scrum. 

Yellow card for Lewington for a deliberate knock on in the tackle. Mallinder sends the resulting penalty into the corner.

75

Taylor races forwards but the ball comes loose as he's tackled. We're with the TMO to see if it's a deliberate knock on from Saracens...

74

Saracens are back to full strength as we set the lineout but knock the ball on and Saints have the scrum. 

73

Mallinder boots the restart clear and Saracens have a lineout on halfway. 

Mallinder...

... sends the kick through!

70

Solid scrum and Earl uses it quickly. Saracens push forwards before Wigglesworth clears. Glynn charges it down and Saints are within inches now. The ball comes wide to Naiyaravoro but he can't quite get there. We come back for a penalty in the build up though. Mallinder points to the posts.

69

Saints look to come wide but Mallinder's pass to Proctor is deemed forwards. Scrum Saracens.

69

Naiyaravoro barges close off the lineout and Saints push on.

68

Naiyaravoro is up for the high ball as Wigglesworth clears the lineout. And Saints earn a penalty there as he's taken early. Mallinder sends it into touch for a lineout deep in Saracens' 22. 

Bean is replaced by Glynn as we set the lineout.

66

Saracens look to come wide from the scrum but Symons pushes Segun into touch. But the TMO intervenes and says the tackle is high. Vunipola sends the penalty into touch.

Fish is replaced by Marshall - who makes his return from injury -  as we set the scrum.

65

Bean barges close but he loses the ball forwards and Saracens will have the scrum. 

65

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

Yellow card for Gallagher as he's deemed to have deliberately knocked the ball on. Mallinder sends the resulting penalty into the corner.

64

Saints come wide and have an advantage coming too. We eventually come back for it and we're with the TMO...

63

Wood steals the lineout and Saints play on again. 

62

Wood is up for the lineout and Saints maul forwards before Taylor finds Mallinder in the midfield. He breaks through into the 22 before he finds Eadie. The ball comes wide left but Dingwall's pass finds touch instead of Harrison's hands. Lineout Saracens.

Reinach is replaced by Taylor as we set the lineout.

61

Coles is up for the lineout and Saints earn a penalty at the ruck just after. Mallinder sends it to touch for a lineout back in Saracens' half. 

60

Skelton charges forwards from the restart but he's taken down by Hutchinson. Tompkins hacks the ball through and it finds touch. Lineout Saints on their own 22. 

Trio of changes for Saints: Van Wyk, Hill and Tuala make way for B Franks, O Franks and Symons.

Try Saracens.

Earl intercepts off the back of the lineout and races the length of the pitch to score.

57

The TMO intervenes as Van Wyk is taken high in the last play and Mallinder send the resulting penalty into touch for a lineout in Saracens' half. 

57

Saracens push from the lineout but knock on and Saints will have the scrum. 

Eadie replaces Tonks as we set the lineout.

56

Reinach boxes and it heads into touch. Lineout Saracens. 

55

Beans and Naiyaravoro return as we get back underway and Proctors collects the high ball. Saints play on.

Mallinder...

... sends the kick through!

54

Saints push again and there's another advantage coming their way too. We come back for that one as well. Mallinder points to the posts.

53

Eventually we come back for the penalty and Saints go for the corner.

52

Wood is up for the lineout and Saints push. There's an advantage coming for them too. 

51

Earl drops the restart and it bobbles into touch. Lineout Saints in Saracens' 22. 

Vunipola...

... sends the conversion to put Saracens into the lead.

Try Saracens.

Saracens get close before making the most of their extra man out wide. It's Tompkins who's over.

49

Overthrow at the lineout from Saints and Saracens play on. Lewington breaks through and gets to the 22 before he's taken. Saracens keep possession though.

48

Wigglesworth clears the restart and Saints will have the lineout in Saracens' half.

Vunipola...

... converts to level things.

Try Saracens.

This time the maul makes it over and it's Singleton who's over.

46

No try says the TMO but we come back for the penalty in the build up. Vunipola sends it to the corner again.

46

Another advantage coming for Saracens as they maul forwards and they think they've scored. We're with the TMO...

45

Vunipola sends the ball into the corner again.

It's another yellow for Saints as Naiyaravoro is sent to the sin bin for a deliberate knock on.

45

Saracens get close but we're with the TMO for foul play but Saints as the ball comes loose...

45

Vunipola sends the resulting penalty to the corner.

Yellow card for Bean as he's deemed to have made contact with Wigglesworth's face as he tackles him - he heads to the sin bin.

44

Saracens knock the ball on though and Saints will have the scrum. 

43

Mallinder launches the ball up and Saracens return. Reinach is there but he's stripped in the tackle and Saracens play on.

42

Saints push wide from the scrum and are up to the Saracens' 22 quickly. But Fish can't quite get a hand to a loose ball. Saracens boot is down the pitch and Tompkins is in chase but Tuala gets there first to dot it down over the line. 22 drop Saints. 

41

Not straight at the lineout from Saracens and Saints choose to scrum. 

41

Naiyaravoro collects the restart and Saints push forwards before Mallinder launches the ball downfield. It bounces into touch and Saracens will have a lineout in their own half. 

40

WE'RE BACK ON!

Vunipola gets us restarted here at the Gardens.

Saints work hard but as Tompkins collects Mallinder's grubber, he sends it into touch to end the half.

40

Time's up here as we set the lineout and Bean gets up for it. Saints push on.

39

Penalty Saints at the scrum as Hill gets a high shove on. Mallinder sends it to touch for a lineout on halfway. 

38

Saracens push forwards but knock on and Saints will have the scrum. 

37

Mallinder eventually clears long and Saracens will have the lineout back near halfway.

36

Saints push forwards but they knock on and Saracens clear. Saints take the lineout quickly though and push on from deep. 

35

Another solid scrum from Saints and Saracens have to use it. The ball comes wide to Segun but Dingwall is there to take him down. The ball comes forwards in contact too and Saints will have the scrum. 

34

Wood is up for the lineout and Saints maul forwards but Skelton gets over the ball and Saracens get the scrum. 

33

Saints earn a penalty as Saracens are pinged for a high tackle. Mallinder sends it into touch for a lineout in Saracens' 22. 

33

Saracens' maul breaks down and Wigglesworth sends it high. Tuala is there and Saints play on again.

32

Van Wyk and Tonks come forwards before Reinach hacks it through. Gallagher is there but his clearing kick is charged down into touch. Lineout Saracens. 

32

Bean is up for the lineout and Saints push on.

31

After a bit of aerial tennis, Wigglesworth sends it to touch. Lineout Saints on halfway.

30

Saracens look to maul but get nowhere and Wigglesworth sends it high. Tuala is there and Saints play on.

29

Strong scrum from Saints but Earl gets the ball away. Saracens push and earn penalty as Saints are pinged for a high tackle. Vunipola sends it to touch. Lineout Saracens. 

28

Dingwall dances through Saracens' line are nearly over but Tonks just loses control over the line. Scrum Saracens.

27

We restart with a scrum to Saints.

27

Naiyaravoro charges forwards out wide and Saints push forwards once more. But referee Matthew Carley spots a head injury and we pause the game while Wray is seen to.

25

Coles is there for the restart and Saints push forwards before Reinach boxes high. Goode is there but Coles is on him. Wigglesworth boxes and Mallinder is there. Saints play on.

Mallinder...

... sends the ball through!

23

The ball comes wide and Naiyaravoro charges forwards. Saints have the advantage coming and eventually we come back for it. Mallinder points for the posts.

22

Quick from Saracens at the scrum again and they push from deep before Wigglesworth sends it high. Tuala is there and Saints play on.

21

Not straight from Saints at the lineout and Saracens choose to scrum. 

20

Brilliant shove from Saints and they earn the penalty there. Mallinder sends it to the corner.

Biggar leave the field and Proctor takes his place. Mallinder comes into fly-half and Tuala takes the fullback spot.

Take it easy Biggs!

19

Saints have to work hard for their yards but when Reinach sends the high ball up, Biggar is there. But he's hit hard as he touches down and we paused the game while he's seen to.

18

The ball comes out of the back of a ruck and Coles is on it. Saints play on.

17

Goode is there for restart but Reinach is on him instantly. Saints pressure well but Saracens play from deep and work back towards the halfway line.

Vunipola...

... sends the kick through.

15

Quick at the scrum from Saracens and they're in Saints' 22 quickly.  They have an advantage coming and eventually we come back for it. Vunipola points to the posts.

14

Wood is up for the lineout but as the ball comes wide it comes forwards off Saints hands. Scrum Saracens. 

14

Wood is up for the lineout but as the ball comes wide it comes forwards off Saints hands. Scrum Saracens. 

14

Biggar sends the chip through to space but Wigglesworth gets there first. He clears and Saints will have the lineout in their own half.

13

Reinach boxes high but Goode is there and he marks it. He sends it ball long but it missed touch and Naiyaravoro is there. Saints play on.

12

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

11

Goode clears the restart and Saints will have the lineout.

10

No conversion from Vunipola though and we restart.

Try Saracens.

Saracens work the overlap and it's Segun who's over in the corner after he beats the last man to the line.

8

Solid scrum from Saints and they begin to pressure Saracens off the back of it too. But the away side keep possession and keep pushing.

8

Saints knock on the restart though and Saracens will have the scrum. 

Biggar...

... adds the extras this time too!

TRYYYYYY HARRY MAL!!

What a move from Saints! The switch pass comes off and Mallinder is racing through the middle to score under the posts!

6

Saints push from the lineout and are back in Saracens' 22 quickly. 

5

Good defence from Saints an Reinach gets over the ball to earn the home side the penalty. Biggar sends it to touch for a lineout on Saracens' 22. 

4

No conversion from Biggar in the strong winds here but Reinach is there to take the restart. Saracens turn over but Saints pressure well and push them back to halfway. 

TRYYYYY DINGWALL!!

Coles collects the loose ball and charges forwards. Mallinder is on his shoulder to steam forwards before the offload inside to Dingwall for the finish!

3

Biggar sends a high ball up and Goode is there. Wigglesworrth returns is, the ball comes loose of Saracens hands and Saints play on.

3

Wood is up for the lineout and Saints push forwards.

2

Saracens maul forwards from the lineout but Saints work hard and push them into touch. Lineout Saints on halfway. 

1

Goode takes the restart and though Saints hold it up, Saracens earn the penalty. Vunipola sends it to touch for a lineout near halfway.

HERE WE GO!

Biggar gets us underway at Franklin's Gardens!

Opposition LineupSaracens

15
Alex Goode
14
Rotimi Segun
13
Duncan Taylor
12
Nick Tompkins
11
Alex Lewington
10
Manu Vunipola
9
Richard Wigglesworth
1
Richard Barrington
2
Jack Singleton
3
Titi Lamositele
4
Will Skelton
5
Callum Hunter-Hill
6
Nick Isiekwe
7
Ben Earl
8
Jackson Wray

SubsSaracens

16
Tom Woolstencroft
17
Rhys Carre
18
Vincent Koch
19
Joel Kpoku
20
Calum Clark
21
Alex Day
22
Dominic Morris
23
Matthew Gallagher
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Northampton Saints
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Saracens
SaracensSAR1390433826375423142-63
Form Guide

Form

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Beat Worcester 16-10

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Lost 21-27
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Northampton Saints
Northampton Saints
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Saracens
Saracens
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