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Northampton Saints vs Saracens

Match Details

HT ScoreHalf Time Score

Saints 6-6 Saracens

FT ScoreFull Time Score

Saints 6-30 Saracens

Attendance

14,734

Referee

Adam Leal

Northampton Saints
Northampton Saints
6

Summary

Full Time

Saracens
Saracens
30
Northampton Saints
P
P
KOHTFT
Saracens
P
P
T
C
P
T
C
T
C

Biggar taps the ball on his boot before sending the ball into touch to end the match. 

80

Time's up here as Saracens continue to push in Saints' 22 but Saints manage to get over the ball and earn the penalty. 

79

Saracens work the edges of Saints' defence to push into the 22 now.

79

But with a man less, Saints get isolated at the breakdown and Saracens get over the ball to earn the penalty. Goode send it to touch for a lineout inside Saints' half. 

79

Saracens clear off the lineout and Saints come forwards into Saracens' half now. 

78

The ball comes loose and Hutchinson gathers before sending the ball through off his boot. It bobbles into touch in the corner and Saracens have the lineout there.

We have to uncontested in the scrum as both Saints' tighthead props are off the field and Skosan has to make way.

77

Saints hold Saracens up off the restart and it's a scrum to Saints.

Lozowski...

... sends the conversion through too.

Try Saracens.

The away side keep coming and eventually Itoje gets over the line with the ball.

75

Saints hold Saracens' maul but Vunipola breaks free and the away side push up to the five metre line.

74

Furbank sends the ball long from the restart and Malins is there. He returns it and Saints come forwards but they're penalised at the breakdown and Goode sends it to touch for a lineout in Saints' 22. 

Sleightholme is replaced by Tuala as we restart. 

Lozowski...

... sends the conversion through too. 

Try Saracens.

The away maul heads towards the whitewash and makes it over this time, Woolstencroft the man over the line with the ball. 

James replaces Mitchell as we set the lineout.

Carey heads to the bin after repeated infringements from Saints and Goode sends the maul penalty into the corner once more. 

70

Penalty Saracens at the lineout though and Goode puts it into the corner. 

Fish replaces Matavesi as we set the lineout.

69

Penalty Saracens at the maul though and Goode sends it to touch for a lineout in Saints' 22. 

68

More aerial tennis and eventually it's Biggar who finds touch. Lineout Saracens just inside Saints' half.

67

Saracens steal the lineout though and send the ball high. Sleightholme is under it and he marks it before sending it downfield. Goode is there and Saracens come forwards into Saints' half.

66

Saracens try to maul but are forced to use as Saints hold firm. And Skosan pushes Segun into touch and Saints take the lineout quickly. Mitchell sends it long with Furbank in chase but Goode just gets back in time and sends the ball to touch. Lineotu Saints near halfway now.

65

Solid defence from Saints pushes Saracens back and Goode is forced to hack the ball through. But it comes off a Saints boot as it head into touch and Saracens will have the lineout.

Hill is replaced by Carey as we set the lineout.

63

Penalty Saracens at the scrum though and Daly sends the ball to touch for a lineout just outside Saints' 22. 

62

Saints come forwards and Sleightholme gets play up to Saracens' 22 now. But the ball comes off Saints in contact and Saracens will have the scrum. 

61

Saints push forwards and Furbank sends the ball through off his boot but Van Zyl is there and he finds touch. Lineout Saints.

60

Van Zyl sends the ball high off the restart and Furbank is under it. Biggar comes forwards to get play up to the halfway line before Mitchell sends it high. Saracens find touch with the returning kick and Saints have the lineout on halfway now.

Waller is replaced by Iyogun as we restart.

Lozowski...

... sends the ball through the sticks.

58

Ludlam takes the lineout and Saints come forwards quickly but Saints are pinged as the breakdown and Lozowski points to the posts.

HIA for Augustus and Wood takes his place as we set the lineout.

56

Saints hold Saracens' maul and the away side come out the midfield. But there Matavesi is over the ball to win the penalty for Saints and Biggar puts it into touch for a lineout.

55

Furbank sends the ball cross field to Sleightholme and the winger dances up the right before he's taken on the halfway line. But Saracens manage to rip the ball come forwards before earning a penalty at the breakdown. Daly sends it into th corner. 

53

Saints hold Saracens well and Lozowski send the ball long and Furbank marks it. 

52

A huge shove from Saints but the penalty goes Saracens' way at the scrum. Daly sends the ball to touch for a lineout just inside Saints' half. 

51

Ludlam is up for the lineout and Saints maul forwards before Mitchell and Dingwall link up. But the latter loses control of the ball in contact and Saracens will have the scrum this time.

50

Penalty Saints at the scrum as it collapses before the ball goes in and Biggar sends the ball to touch for a lineout just outside Saracens' 22. 

49

Lawes is up for the lineout and Saints send the ball high. Dingwall is in chase but Saracens just get there first and play on. But good defence from Saints sees Saracens knock the ball on. Scrum Saints on halfway. 

47

Augustus charges forwards from the scrum and Saints are into Saracens' 22 now. But the ball comes forwards as it goes wide and Saracens sends the loose ball high. It's scrappy but eventually Mitchell finds touch with the ball and it's a Saints lineout too as it comes off a Saracens hand into touch.

45

Van Zyl sends the ball high off the restart but the ball comes loose as it comes back down and aerial tennis ensues until Saracens are found offside. Saints choose to scrum. 

Coles is replaced by Ribbans as we restart.

Lozowski...

... converts his own score too. 

Try Saracens.

Lozowski breaks through and slides in to score the first try of the match. 

43

Overthrow from Saracens but they manage to hold it, they come wide now into Saints' 22 and keep pushing.

42

Lawes steals the lineout and Saints push forwards before Mitchell sends it to touch. Lineout Saracens back outside Saints' 22 now.

41

Aerial tennis off the restart before Goode finds touch. It's a 50:22 for the fly half too and Saracens have the lineout just inside Saints' 22.

40

WE'RE BACK UNDERWAY!

Goode gets us restarted here at cinch Stadium at Franklin's Gardens!

Saracens take the ball at the lineout and send it into the Church's Stand to end the half.

40

Not straight at the lineout and as the half can't finish on that call, Saracens have the lineout. 

40

Time's up in the first half here as we set the scrum and Saints get a huge shove on to earn a penalty at the scrum. Biggar sends the ball into the corner.

39

Saracens send the ball high again Saints return it but the ball comes forwards off Saracens hands as it comes down. Scrum Saints on halfway. 

37

Goode sends the ball high after Saints return the restart and Furbank is under it. Biggar chips over the top and Daly just gets there first but Furbank finds touch well after Saracens send the ball high again. Lineout Saracens on halfway now.

Biggar...

... sends the kick through and we're back level again!

35

There's and advantage coming for Saints as Hutchinson steams forwards up the left. Eventually we come back for it and Biggar points to the posts.

34

Saracens try to maul forwards but Saints hold firm and Goode sends it downfield to Furbank. The Saints fullback returns it but Saracens knock the high ball on. Scrum Saints.

33

The scrum comes down again though and this time the penalty goes Saracens' way. Daly sends the ball to touch for a lineout.

32

Penalty Saints at the scrum again and they choose to scrum once more.

Sleightholme returns from his HIA and Tuala makes way for him.

31

Penalty Saints at the breakdown as they work close and Saints choose to scrum once more.

30

Free kick Saints at the scrum and they go quickly, they're within inches now.

29

Saracens are found offside as Saints push forwards and the home side choose to scrum with the resulting penalty. 

28

Augustus and Dingwall link up off the scrum to get play into the 22 and Saints whip it wide quickly. They're up to the five metre line now and pushing.

27

Ludlam is up for the lineout and Saints push back over the halfway line. Biggar chips over the top and Daly knocks the ball on as it comes back down. Scrum Saints just outside the Saracens 22.

26

Van Zyl sends the ball high off the restart and Furbank comes back at Saracens. The away side strip the ball in a tackle just after but kick the ball out of the full just after and Saints have the lineout on halfway. 

Lozowski...

... sends the ball through this time to put Saracens back ahead.

24

Strong defence off the restart from Saints and Van Zyl sends it high. Mitchell does the same but Saints are penalised as Saracens send the ball high again for blocking. Lozowski points to the posts again.

23

Wide from Lozoswki off the tee and Saints have the 22 drop out. 

21

Saracens push over halfway off the lineout and earn a penalty at the breakdown too. Lozowski points for the posts. 

HIA of Sleightholme and Tuala takes his place while we set the resulting lineout on halfway. 

20

Ludlam is up for the lineout and Saints come forwards but Saracens turn the ball over and earn a penalty a few phases later.

18

Dingwall pushes forwards off the lineout and Saints are up to the 22 now. But the handling gets scrappy in the very wet conditions and the ball comes forwards. Saracens send it high and Sleightholme is taken in the air as it comes down. Biggar send the resulting penalty to touch for a lineout back in Saracens' half.

17

Penalty Saints at the breakdown too and Biggar puts this one into touch for a lineout on Saracens' 22. 

15

Overthrown at the lineout though and Saracens gather. Big defensive effort from Saints forces Van Zyl to send it high. But Lawes charges the kick down and it heads over the dead ball line. 22 drop out for Saracens.

14

Penalty Saints at the scrum! It's a huge shove from the home side and Biggar sends it to the corner again.

13

Ludlam is up for the lineout and Saints maul forwards but as it comes down the referee deems Saints to have brought it down. Scrum Saracens.

12

Free kick Saints at the scrum this time as Saracens are found pre-engaged and Biggar sends it downfield quickly. Saracens return it and Furbank runs it forwards this time. Hutchinson makes good ground too before Saints earn the penalty at the breakdown. Biggar puts this one into the corner.

11

Goode sends a cross field kick over, Sleightholme gets up but knocks the ball on as it comes down and Saracens will have the scrum.

10

Mitchell sends the ball high off the restart and Saracens return, Saints come forwards before Biggar chips over the top. Hutchinson is chasing but Saracens manage to gather and play on. 

Francis leaves the field as we restart, with Dingwall entering play in his place.

Biggar...

... sends the kick through to level the scores!

8

Penalty Saints at the breakdown this time and Biggar points for the posts.

7

Scrappy at the restart and Saints come away with the ball. Coles pushes things into Saracens' 22 and Saints keep coming.

Lozowski...

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

5

Penalty Saracens at this scrum as it comes down and Lozowski points to the posts.

4

Free kick Saracens at the scrum as Saints push early and they choose to scrum again. 

3

Mitchell sends it high and Saracens win the race to the high ball. Saracens return it but hold Saints up as it comes back down to earn the put in at the scrum. 

2

Malins tries to chip through off the lineout but Saints get to the ball first and play on.

1

Van Zyl sends the ball high from the restart and Mitchell returns it. Saints get over the ball but Saracens earn the penalty as Saints fail to roll away. Goode sends it into touch for a lineout back near halfway.

HERE WE GO!!

Biggar gets us started here at cinch Stadium at Franklin's Gardens in the first clash of 2022!

Opposition LineupSaracens

15
Max Malins
14
Sean Maitland
13
Alex Lozowski
12
Nick Tompkins
11
Elliot Daly
10
Alex Goode
9
Ivan Van Zyl
1
Mako Vunipola
2
Jamie George
3
Harvey Beaton
4
Maro Itoje
5
Nick Isiekwe
6
Theo McFarland
7
Ben Earl
8
Billy Vunipola

SubsSaracens

16
Tom Woolstencroft
17
Eroni Mawi
18
Gareth Milasinovich
19
Callum Hunter-Hill
20
Jackson Wray
21
Ruben de Haas
22
Manu Vunipola
23
Rotimi Segun
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Saracens
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Northampton Saints
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Form Guide

Form

LLLWL

Last match

Lost to Ulster 20-24

Past meeting

Lost 6-30
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Saracens
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