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Northampton Saints vs Saracens

Match Details

HT ScoreHalf Time Score

Saints 17-10 Saracens

FT ScoreFull Time Score

Saints 41-30 Saracens

Attendance

15,153

Referee

Luke Pearce

Northampton Saints
Northampton Saints
41

Summary

Full Time

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

Goode's conversion comes off the posts and that's the end of the match. 

Try Saracens.

Saracens use their extra man and it's Lewington who's over out wide again. 

79

No conversion from Goode but there's enough time for a restart. 

Try Saracens.

Goode sends the cornfield over for Lewington to score in the space opened by Saracens' extra man.

Smith is sin binned for his action in going offside. 

78

Saracens knock the ball on and Odendaal boots the ball clear. Saracens gather it and Saints are penalised for going offside there too. Goode puts the ball into the corner for a lineout there. 

76

Saracens push into Saints' 22 off the lineout but Saints defend hard and hold them on the five metre line for now.

McParland replaces James as we set the lineout. 

75

Penalty Saracens as they get over the ball and Goode sends the ball into touch for a lineout. 

Litchfield replaces Ramm as we set the scrum. 

72

Saints steal the lineout and push all the way up to the halfway line. James sends the high ball up there and Saracens get to it first. But Goode's clearing kick heads over the dead ball line and we come all the way back for a Saints scrum near halfway. 

71

Saints get the ball away from the scrum quickly but are penalised for being offside as they clear the ball. Farrell puts the resulting penalty into the corner. 

70

Saracens regather their own restart but there's a forward pass there and Saints have the scrum. 

Smith...

... adds the extras too!

TRYYYY SLEIGHTHOLME!

It's an intercept and Ramm puts the winger in space the race in for the score. 

67

Saints defend hard and push Saracens back to the halfway now.

67

Ludlam turns the ball over though and James boots it high. Goode is back there and Saracens play on. 

66

Saints steal the lineout but Saracens turn the ball over and push up to Saints' 22. 

65

Saints push before James sends the ball into touch. Lineout Saracens. 

64

Penalty Saints at the scrum as it collapses and Smith puts the ball into touch for a lineout back in Saracen's half.

63

Odeadaal takes the restart and almost puts Sleightholme through a gap but there's a knock on there. Scrum Saracens. 

Smith...

... converts the score too!

TRYYYY FREEMAN!!

It's the winger who's through a gap as Saints peel quickly off the lineout! 

Mayanavanua replaces Moon as we set the lineout.

61

Smith puts the ball into the corner for a lineout there. 

It's a yellow card for Lewington as he deliberately knock the ball on when Saints go wide. 

60

Penalty Saints as Saracens are pinged for crossing and Smith puts the ball into touch for lineout.

Matavesi replaces Langdon as we restart. 

58

The sides exchange kicks and it's Saracens who's goes dead first. Goal line drop out for Saints to restart. 

57

Saints hold Saracens in their own half and force the away side to send the box kick up. Sleightholme is there and Saints play on. 

Ludlam replaces Lawes as we restart. 

Farrell conversion Earl's score. 

Try Saracens.

It's Earl who's over after he charges down Ramm's clearing kick to score. 

53

Dan comes through a gap on the restart but Graham turns the ball over and Saints come forwards. Sleightholme hacks through and James is chasing but Saracens get there and clear.

Smith...

... adds another three for Saints with his kick.

51

Saints go over the top at the lineout to Pearson and Saints play on in Saracens' 22. Saracens are found offside there and Smith points to the posts. 

50

Penalty Saints at the scrum and Smith puts it into the corner. 

49

Smith sends the high ball up and there's a knock on from Saracens under it. Scrum Saints.

47

James sends the high ball up from the restart and Saracens just get there first. They send it back Saints way and Smith is there. He does well to survive the contact and Saints play on. 

Waller and Graham replaces Iyogun and Augustus as we restart. 

Smith...

... sends the conversion through too!

TRYYYYY RAMM!!

It's a second for the fullback as he rounds the corner to dive over under the posts! 

45

Van Zyl sends the ball high off the restart and Saints regather. They earn the penalty as Saracens come in at the side and James takes it quickly. Saints play on in Saracens' 22 now. 

Farrell sends the kick through the posts. 

43

Lawes is over the ball off the lineout but he's penalised there and Farrell points to the posts with the penalty. 

42

Smith tries to clear from the restart but his kick heads straight out. Lineout Saracens back in Saints' 22. 

40

Farrell gets us restarted here at cinch Stadium at Franklins' Gardens. 

TIme's up as we take the lineout and the ball comes back to Smith to send into the stands to end the half. 

38

Penalty Saints at the scrum and Smith finds touch for a Saints lineout. 

37

Saracens build the phases but their pressure comes to nothing as Tompkins knocks the ball on on the five metre line. Scrum Saints there to restart. 

36

Lawes gets over the ball but Saints are penalised for not rolling away. Farrell puts the ball into the corner for a lineout there. 

35

Saracens get up to Saints' five metre line but Moon intercepts a stray pass and James clears. Daly is there Saracens play on again. 

33

Penalty Saracens at the scrum and Farrell puts it into the corner. 

32

The sides exchange kicks off the lineout and Saints are the first to make an error, knocking the high ball on. Scrum Saracens. 

31

James sends a huge touch finder up off the lineout and Saracens have the lineout back on halfway. 

30

Van Zyl hacks through from the back of the scrum and finds touch. Lineout Saints back in their own 22. 

29

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

28

James and Van Zyl exchange kicks before Saints play on. But they're pinged for not clearing the ball from the ruck in five seconds and Saracens have the scrum to restart us. 

26

Ramm is up for Van Zyl's clearing kick on the restart and Saints play on on the halfway line. James spots space in behind and chips over the top into it. Daly gets back there and he clears to touch. Lineout Saints on halfway. 

Farrell sends the kick through for another three for Saracens. 

23

Saints pressure well off the scrum but are penalised for entering the  ruck from the side. Farrell points to the posts with the resulting penalty. 

21

Smith sends the high ball up and Ramm is there. Smith chips over the top for Freeman to run onto but Lewington gets there first. He boots it downfield and Smith gets back. But the Saints fly-half can't find touch and Saracens play on. There's a knock on from Saints in the tackle and Saracens have the scrum. 

20

Van Zyl sends it high from the restart and Ramm is there. Saints play on on the halfway line now.

Farrell converts the score. 

Try Saracens.

McFarland charges James' clearing kick down on the restart and gathers the loose ball to score. 

Smith...

... splits the uprights to add another three points to Saints' tally. 

17

Penalty Saints at the scrum as Saracens collapse it. Smith points to the posts. 

16

Coles is up for the lineout and Saints come forwards. But there's a knock on in the tackle from Saracens and Saints will have the scrum. 

14

James sends the box kick up from the back of the lineout and while Saracen get there Saints' defence is up quickly. And the rewards come in the form of a Saracens knock on. Saints scoop up the ball and Smith boots is downfield. Daly gets back but his clearing kick heads into touch. Lineout Saints in Saracens' half. 

12

Saracens scoop up loose ball on the restart but solid defence from Saints holds them and James pushes Daly into touch for a Saints lineout. 

Smith...

... adds the conversion too!

TRYYYY RAMM!

Unbelievable from Sleightholme!! The winger charges through half the Saracens' defensive line before popping the ball up to Ramm for the score! 

11

Van Zyl sends the box up and Saints play on.

10

James sends the box kick up and finds touch well. Lineout Saracens. 

8

Vunipola hacks through into space behind Saints' line and the ball beats Ramm into touch. Lineout Saints inside their own 22. 

8

Saracens counter ruck again but Smith gather's Farrell's clearing kick this time and find touch himself. Lineout Sararcens on halfway. 

6

Saints gather the restart and though Saracens counter, Farrell's clearing kick heads straight out. Lineout Saints back on halfway. 

Smith...

... adds the extras too!

TRYYYYY COLES!!

Odendaal and Dingwall put Saints on the front foot before Smith puts Coles through a gap and over the whitewash! 

3

Langdon puts Davison through a gap in the midfield and the ball comes wide to Augustus. Saracens turn the ball over but they're pushed into touch. Lineout Saints in Saracens' 22. 

2

Good shove from Saints at the scrum but Saracens manage to keep it. Farrell sends the high ball up and Saints play on on the halfway. 

1

Saracens clear the kick-off but Saints knock the high ball on and Saracens have the scrum. 

HERE WE GO!

We're underway under the lights here at cinch Stadium at Franklin's Gardens as Smith kicks off! 

Opposition LineupSaracens

15
Elliot Daly
14
Sean Maitland
13
Lucio Cinti
12
Nick Tompkins
11
Alex Lewington
10
Owen Farrell
9
Ivan Van Zyl
1
Mako Vunipola
2
Jamie George
3
Marco Riccioni
4
Theo McFarland
5
Nick Isiekwe
6
Juan Martin Gonzalez
7
Andy Christie
8
Billy Vunipola

SubsSaracens

16
Theo Dan
17
Eroni Mawi
18
Christian Judge
19
Hugh Tizard
20
Tom Willis
21
Ben Earl
22
Gareth Simpson
23
Alex Goode
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Northampton Saints
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Saracens
SaracensSAR148064103119957428242
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