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Northampton Saints vs Wasps

Match Details

HT ScoreHalf Time Score

Saints 16-3 Wasps

FT ScoreFull Time Score

Saints 36-17 Wasps

Attendance

13,375

Referee

Matthew O'Grady

Northampton Saints
Northampton Saints
36

Summary

Full Time

Wasps
Wasps
17
Northampton Saints
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C
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Wasps
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HOW ABOUT THAT THEN?!

Wasps maul forwards before Saints bring therm down. Wasps' forwards take over but knock on and Mitchell clears the ball from the pitch to end the game!

80

Penalty Wasps at the scrum. And Searle sends it into the corner. 

79

Saints' efforts pay off as Le Bourgeois knocks on. And Saints will have a scrum with the final play.

79

Wasps come forwards again and with less than a minute on the clock Saints continue to defend strongly.

77

Saints defend hard again and slow Wasps' progress. Sleightholme gets over the ball and turnover. The ball comes wide to Burrell but his offload to Naiyaravoro is deemed forwards. Scrum Wasps.

77

Wasps chip through and Furbank is there. He clears well. Lineout Wasps. 

76

Wasps push forwards again and Saints are forced to defend hard. 

75

De Jongh knocks the ball on and Naiyaravoro is off again. But his offload to Mitchell finds Wasps hands and they come forwards before earning a penalty. Searle sends it into touch for a lineout on halfway. 

Searle...

... send the conversion over. 

Try Wasps.

A gap opens up our wide and Bassett has the simple job of dotting down. 

73

They're within inches now and Saints are defending for their lives.

72

Wasps look to play quickly off the lineout and get within ten metres quickly. But Saints defence holds and they're forced to work the phases. 

71

Saints clear the restart and Wasps come forwards. They have and advantage coming and though Burrell intercepts in space we come back for it. Searle sends it into the corner. 

Francis...

... adds the extras too!

TRYYYYY SLEIGHTS!!!!

A break from Burrell is all the Premiership debutante needs to get over in the corner!!

68

Wasps look to come wide but are forced to chip over the top. Saints collect and clear well. Lineout Wasps. 

67

Saints continue to come forwards but as the ball comes wide, Gibson just knocks on. Scrum Wasps.

66

Wasps clear off the back of the lineout and Saints will have one of their own just outside the Wasps' 22. 

Mitchell replaces Reinach as we get the lineout set. 

66

Saints rip the ball in a tackle and Grayson sends it long into touch. Lineout Wasps back in their own 22. 

65

Saints clear the restart well and Wasps have the lineout but back at halfway. 

Waller is replaced by Davis - who makes his Premiership debut - as we restart. 

Francis...

... sends the simple kick through..

64

Penalty Saints at the breakdown as Wasps fail to release. Francis points to the posts. 

63

Wood picks up from the base of the scrum and it comes wide to Kellaway. The wing races down the right to get Saints up to Wasps' 22 and the home side keep pushing. 

Sopoaga leaves for a HIA with Searle replacing him. 

59

Wasps somehow manage to keep the ball at the scrum and push forwards. But Reinach turns over and kicks through. He chases his own kick with Kellaway there too and though Wasps get there first, they're back in there own 22. Sopoaga sends it wide and Wasps work their way out of the 22 before he clears. Furbank is there and he chases his own kick. Wasps come forwards again but knock on in contact. Scrum Saints. 

59

Wasps come forwards quickly and though it looks like they lose the ball forwards, the knock on is given against Saints. Scrum Wasps then. 

Marshall and Ratuniyarawa replace Fish and Ribbans as we get things set. 

57

But they knock on and Saints collect the ball and play on. Reinach clears. Lineout Wasps back outside Saints' 22. 

57

They're close now and Wasps keep coming. 

57

Reinach clears and Wasps just get there. Miller breaks through and the ball goes through several backs to get the away side into Saints' 22. 

Gibson comes on for Harrison as we restart.

56

Francis...

... who's taken over kicking duties - sends the conversion just wide. 

TRYYYYY BIG T!!

Kellaway breaks through and spots Naiyaravoro out wide, he sends it over and the wing doesn't need asking twice!!

54

Wasps steal the lineout but Waller gets himself over the loose ball. Saints come forwards again. 

And Hampson replaces Simpson for Wasps too.

Cooper-Woolley replaces Brookes as we set. 

53

Francis nearly breaks through and Saints keep coming. Wood is through but his offload finds Wasps' hands. The away side come forwards but lose the ball into touch. Lineout Saints on halfway. 

52

Sopoaga returns the retart and Furbank runs it forwards. Reinach spots a gap in behind and chips through but Wasps just get there first. They clear and Saints play on. 

Sopoaga...

... sends the conversion through.

Try Wasps.

A lengthy trip to the TMO but the try is awarded and it's Young who's the man over the line with the ball. 

50

Wasps maul forwards from the lineout and think they're over the line. We're with the TMO to see if they are...

48

Overthrow from Saints and Wasps come forwards. Saints defend well though and push them backwards. The away side come wide and Le Bourgeois and Lovobalavu team up to get the side up to Saints' 22 before they earn a penalty there. Sopoaga sends in into the corner. 

46

We re-set and Harrison gets this one away. The ball comes wide to Naiyaravoro who finds Furbank inside him. And Saints are attacking on the ten metre again but knock on in contact and Wasps clear. Lineout Saints back near halfway. 

45

Naiyaravoro collects another wayward pass and Saints press on before chipping over the top. Wasps knock on there and Saints will have the scrum on the Wasps 22. 

45

Ribbans is there for the restart and Reinach boxes clear. Wasps play on but Harrison is relentless in defence and pushes the away side back.

44

Grayson...

... sends the conversion wide from the touchline though.

TRYYYY FRANCIS!!!

The TMO says try and it's awarded! And the footage shows us is Francis who's the man at the bottom of the pile with the ball!

43

Saints are over the line again as they send a maul over the line on the right but we're with the TMO again to check it...

42

Reinach pulls the ball out of the base of the scum and Naiyaravoro is off again. He makes it up to the five metre before Saints push on. They're within inches now. 

42

No try says the referee. Scrum Saints though to get us restarted. 

42

Naiyaravoro looks to have got over the line off the back of the lineout, but the referee thinks he's got in the way so we're with the TMO

41

Wasps return the restart and Saints press on. They get back up to halfway before earning a penalty. Grayson sends it into the corner. 

One change for Saints at half-time; Franks is replaced by Garside who comes on for his Premiership debut.

40

WE'RE BACK ON!

Grayson gets us restarted here at the Gardens!

Brilliant first half of rugby from Saints - plenty of attacking intent from the home team. And plenty of rugby still to play in the second forty!

Sopoaga...

... sends the simple kick through to get Wasps off the mark and end the first half of play. 

40

Wasps look to maul from the lineout and come forwards some before Saints hold them. The ball comes out into the midfield and Wasps earn a penalty there. Sopoaga points to the posts. 

40

Wasps work hard to come forwards before earning a penalty for a high tackle from Saints. Sopoaga sends it into the corner with the last play of this half. 

39

No conversion from Grayson and Wasps play on from the restart and Ribbans can't quite get a hand to the high ball. 

TRYYYYY DINGWALL!!!!!

Naiyaravoro takes the restart and charges forwards, getting behind Wasps' line in seconds. He's got Dingwall in support and the centre doesn't need asking twice before finishing in the corner for his first score in BG&G!!

Grayson...

... again, makes no mistake.

35

Ludlam is up for the lineout and Saints look to maul again. They have another advantage coming. Naiyaravoro steams through and gets to within inches from the line. But we come back a the penalty in the build up. It's under the posts so Grayson call for the points. 

Young sees yellow for cynically bringing the maul down and Saints have the lineout from the resulting penalty. 

33

Ribbans is up for the lineout and Saints maul forwards. They're moving at some pace and get pithing five metres before it comes down. The referee signals advantage and Saints play on for a while before we come back for it. 

32

The ball comes out and Saints come forwards. Harrison diving for it off the base. Wasps manage to hold onto hough and Simpson clears. Lineout Saints inside Wasps' 22. 

31

Ribbans gets things within five metres and the forwards continue to work the phases. Saints look to come wide but just knock on. Scrum Wasps on their own five metre line. 

30

Free kick Saints and Reinach takers it quickly. He breaks through and worms his way up to the ten metre before he's taken down. Saints keep pushing.

28

22 drop Saints then and Grayson sends it long. Wasps send a pass forward as they look to clear their lines though and Saints will have the scrum. 

28

Sopoaga...

... sends the kick wide though.

27

Saints seem to turnover but the referee calls them back for a penalty at that ruck. Sopoaga points for the posts. 

26

Harrison scoops the ball out of the scrum quickly and Naiyaravoro barges through several tacklers before his offload is just knocked on. Wasps clear and Francis scrambles back. Saints lose the ball though and Wasps come forwards again.

24

Wasps look to have knocked on but we play on. They're at halfway again but scrappy hands push them backwards. They try to come wide but their handling lets them down again and Saints will have the scrum. 

23

Wasps come wide again but get nowhere. They try the other way but Ribbans and Wood team up to take them down. 

22

Reinach boxes and Sopoaga is there. Wasps come forwards once before before the ball comes wide to Lovobalavu. Grayson puts in another brilliant tackles before the away side push to get themselves over halfway. 

21

Grayson puts a huge tackle in on his opposite man and Wasps look to spin it from the lineout. And Saints' defence holds well as the away side keep coming forwards. They whip it wide and Naiyaravoro reaches up to pluck the stray ball out of the air. Saints play on. 

20

Penalty Wasps at the scrum as Saints are penalised for pre-engaging. Sopoaga sends it into touch. 

19

Wasps' restart goes short and Ludlam is there to collect it. Saints begin to barge back down the pitch, making it over halfway before just loosing the ball forwards. Scrum Wasps on halfway. 

Grayson...

... makes no mistake with the conversion from in front of the posts. 

17

Saints have the advantage coming and eventually we come back for it. Grayson points for the posts. 

17

Wasps just manage to keep hold of the ball and Simpson clears. Lineout Saints just outside Wasps' 22. 

16

Ribbans rips the ball from Wasps hands in a tackle and Grayson sends a chip through into space behind Wasps' line. Furbank is in chase but the ball just bounces into touch. Lineout Wasps. 

15

Free kick Saints at the scrum and Cobus boots it downfield. Miller is there and he runs is back at Saints but the home defence has come forwards well and holds the away side by halfway. 

14

Wasps maul from the lineout and Saints work hard to bring it down, earning the scrum there. 

13

Despite Ludlam getting on the ball as it comes loose from the scrum, Wasps earn the penalty there and Sopoaga sends it into the corner. Lineout Wasps.

11

Saints look to whip things wide but are penalised for a forward pass again. Scrum Wasps.

10

We restart with the scrum and Wasps earn a free kick there. Sopoaga clears to touch and Saint have the lineout but back near halfway. 

9

Saints look to have set Naiyaravoro free but the referee call things back for a forward pass. And with Simpson down for Wasps, we pause for a moment. 

8

Naiyaravoro storms forwards and Saints get close but the ball is lost forwards and Wasps clear. Furbank is there though and Saints play on. 

7

Reinach clears the restart and Wasps struggle under the high ball, knocking on just inside Saints' half. Saints are awarded the penalty though as the away side was deemed offside. Grayson sends it into touch for a lineout just outside Wasps' 22.

5

Grayson...

... sedan the conversion just wide from the touchline though.

TRYYYYYY KELLAWAY!!

Amazing stuff from Saints!! The forwards work it closer before Grayson sends the cross field kick over to the wing - who travelled from the other side of the pitch in the build up - for the score!!

4

Francis nearly breaks through off the back of the lineout but is just stopped short. Saints continue to push though and gain valuable yards before Kellaway is nearly through too. They're inches out...

4

Saints defence holds strong though and they earn another penalty at the ruck as Wasps hold on. Grayson sends it to touch for a lineout inside Wasps' 22. 

3

Ribbans is up for the lineout and Francis finds Dingwall in the centres but the youngster knocks on in contact and Johnson scoops it up. Wasps play on from deep.

2

Saints work hard at the lineout and earn a penalty. Grayson sends it to touch and Saints have the lineout this time.

1

Saints clear the restart well and Wasps run it back at them, making their way up to the halfway line before earning a penalty there. Sopoaga sends it to touch and Wasps have a lineout on Saints 22. 

HERE WE GO!

After a beautifully observed minute's silence here at Franklin's Gardens, we're underway!

Opposition LineupWasps

15
Rob Miller
14
Marcus Watson
13
Juan de Jongh
12
Gabiriele Lovobalavu
11
Josh Bassett
10
Lima Sopoaga
9
Joe Simpson
1
Ben Harris
2
Tom Cruse
3
Kieran Brookes
4
Will Rowlands
5
James Gaskell
6
Ashley Johnson
7
Thomas Young
8
Tom Willis

SubsWasps

16
TJ Harris
17
Tom West
18
Jake Cooper-Woolley
19
Kearnan Myall
20
Ben Morris
21
Craig Hampson
22
Billy Searle
23
Mike Le Bourgeois
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Wasps
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Northampton Saints
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Form Guide

Form

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Won 36-17
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Wasps
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