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Northampton Saints vs Wasps

Match Details

HT ScoreHalf Time Score

Saints 17-17 Wasps

FT ScoreFull Time Score

Saints 30-25 Wasps

Attendance

2,956

Referee

Adam Leal

Northampton Saints
Northampton Saints
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Summary

Full Time

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Grayson taps the ball and sends it into the stands to seal Saints' win!!

80

No clear head or neck contact says the TMO and we come back for the original penalty.

80

Iyogun gets over the ball and earns Saints the penalty. But we're with the TMO to see if there's a high tackle from Saints in the build up.

79

No conversion as Umaga drop kicks it and we have just enough time to restart.

Try Wasps.

Wasps push close and Willis reaches for the line in the game's final minute.

79

Wasps begin to build the phases off the lineout.

78

Wasps take the lineout and come wide. There's an advantage coming as Saints are pinged for a high tackle and we come back for it. Umaga sends it into the corner.

77

Ribbans is up for the lineout and Ludlam charges over the halfway line off the back of it. But the ball comes loose and Wasps clear. Saints return but the ball heads straight out and Wasps have the lineout just outside Saints' 22. 

76

Wasps maul forwards before Robson gets it out. Francis intercepts though and Naiyaravoro races forwards before Grayson sends it over to Freeman to chase. Atkinson is back though and he finds Robson to clear. Lineout Saints on halfway. 

75

Coles steals the lineout and Grayson clears to touch. Lineout Wasps again.

74

Advantage coming for Wasps at the breakdown and eventually we come back for it. Umaga sends it to the corner.

73

Wasps jump on loose ball from the restart and push into Saints' 22. 

Grayson replaces Biggar as we restart. 

Biggar...

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

TRYYYYYYY WOOD!!!!

Unbelievable score! Wasps knock the ball on off the top of the lineout and it's Wood who scoops up the loose ball to score!!

Iyogun replaces triple centurion Waller as we set the lineout.

Iyogun replaces triple centurion Waller as we set the lineout.

70

James breaks with Wood and Ribbans on his shoulder. James sends the ball over the top and it bobbles beautifully into the corner. Lineout Wasps there.

69

Scrappy at the scrum but Wasps come away with it. Robson sends it high and Freeman is there. He feeds Naiyaravoro who gets play back up to halfway.

68

Saints push forwards but Naiyaravoro can't control the ball as it comes out to him and Wasps will have the scrum. 

67

Francis chases the restart and makes it there first. Saints push into Wasps' 22 quickly then and keep coming.

Coles replaces Lawes as we restart.

Umaga...

... sends the kick through from in front of the posts.

66

Saints are penalised at the breakdown there though and Umaga points for the posts.

65

Wood trucks it up the middle off the lineout but the ball comes forwards as he offloads it. Wasps gather and race forwards towards Saints' 22.

63

Ribbans is up for the restart again and James boxes high. Atkinson is there and Willis charges forwards with the ball. Wasps push up to halfway but are pushed into touch again. Lineout Saints on halfway. 

Biggar...

... sends the penalty through the sticks to extend Saints' lead. 

61

Penalty Saints at the scrum! And Biggar lines up for the posts.

60

Wasps maul forwards but Saints get onto the ball and earn the put in at the scrum. 

59

Ribbans is up for the lineout and Saints maul forwards hard before the ball comes out to Wood. He finds Sleightholme out wide and the winger races forwards before putting the ball on his boot again. This time it bobbles into touch and Wasps have the lineout though.

Matavesi, Hill and Ratuniyarawa are replaces by Haywood, Painter and Moon as we set the lineout. 

58

Saints push Wasps into touch again as they work towards Saints' 22 and the home side will have the lineout there.

58

Biggar clears off the back of the lineout and Wasps play on around halfway.

57

Wasps push forwards but Shields us pushing into touch by Sleightholme and Saints have the lineout.

56

Biggar sends the ball to touch off the back of the scrum and Wasps have the lineout on halfway. 

55

No try says the TMO but we restart with a Saints scrum as Wasps knocked the ball on before Sleightholme picked it up. 

54

Good pressure from James as Willis brings the ball out of the scrum. Wasps keep the ball for a few phases but Saints turn over and Sleightholme races forwards, chipping over the top and finishing brilliantly! But we're with the TMO to see if he knocks on over the line.

53

Wasps push further into Saints' 22 and the home side knock the ball on in a tackle too. Scrum Wasps.

52

Robson breaks free off the lineout and chips for Kibirige to chase. Naiyaravoro gets there first though and Biggar clears to touch. Lineout Wasps in Saints' 22. 

51

Robson boxes high off the back of the lineout and Naiyaravoro is there. Biggar dinks the ball over the top to touch just after and Wasps have the lineout in their own 22 again.

50

Free kick Saints at the scrum and James goes quickly. Francis finds Naiyaravoro to get things moving forwards and James spots space in behind, dinking the ball into the corner. Lineout Wasps there.

49

The ball comes out to Odogwu quickly but Wasps knock the ball on as they work into Saints' half. Scrum Saints. 

48

Ribbans is up to take the restart and James sends it back to Biggar to clear. Lineout Wasps on halfway. 

Biggar...

... sends the ball through the uprights to put Saints ahead again.

46

Penalty Saints at the scrum! Biggar points to the posts with it.

46

Wood is up for the lineout and Proctor charges forwards off the back of it. But as Saints come forwards Francis' offload does too. Scrum Wasps. 

45

Advantage coming for Saints from the scrum and eventually we come back for it. Biggar sends it to touch for a lineout on Wasps' 22. 

44

No try says the TMO and Saints will have the scrum back near halfway. 

43

Biggar sends the penalty to touch but Wasps turn over the lineout and come forwards. They race up the right and think they've scored but we're with the TMO to check a possible forward pass. 

41

Robson boxes the ball high off the restart and Freeman is there. He comes forwards before Ratuniyarawa breaks through and sets James free. The scrum-half works his way into the the 22 before he offloads to Waller. Saints start pushing but Wasps scoop up the loose ball and Bassett charges forwards. Sleightholme chases him down in an epic foot race and gets over the ball to earn the penalty too!

40

WE'RE BACK UNDERWAY!

Biggar gets things restarted here at the Gardens!

Wasps gather the ball and Robson sends it into touch to end the half. 

39

Just enough time for a restart here at the Gardens.

Umaga...

... sends the ball through to bring the scores level for a third time.

39

Wasps push into Saints' 22 and Saints are penalised there too. Umaga points to the posts.

38

Saints push forwards back into Wasps half but the away side get over the ball and Umaga sends the resulting penalty into touch for a lineout just outside Saints' 22. 

37

James chips over the top but its a little too long and Robson dots it down over the try line. 22 drop to Wasps.

35

Scrappy at the lineout through and Robson boxes clear as Wasps gather. Naiyaravoro is there and he charges forwards before Lawes does the same. Saints push on again.

34

The ball comes wide quickly off the lineout and Proctor charges forwards. Saints earn a penalty at the next breakdown and Biggar sends it into the corner.

33

Freeman breaks free off the restart and hacks it through for Sleightholme to chase. Robson just gets back first but James is on him quickly. Wasps play a few phases before Robson sends it to touch for a Saints lineout.

Biggar...

... sends the scrum penalty through from in front of the sticks to put Saints back ahead.

31

We restart with a Saints penalty and the home pack earn the penalty there too!

It's a HIA for Dingwall and Francis takes his place.

30

Sleightholme pressures well off the restart but there's a large collision there and we pause the game while Dingwall is treated. 

Atkinson...

... sends the conversion through to level things once again.

Try Wasps.

The away side keep pushing and eventually Shields gets over the line with the ball. 

29

Wasps push close off the back on the lineout and are up to the five metre line now.

28

Wasps maul forwards and Saints are penalised there. Atkinson sends it into the corner. 

26

Wasps knock the ball on as they come forwards but Wood is deemed to have tackled a player off the ball in the build up and Wasps will have the penalty. Atkinson sends it to touch for a lineout in Saints' 22. 

And Leal shows Umaga a yellow card for his interference. 

PENALTY TRY SAINTS!!

Referee Adam Leal gets under the posts to award Saints the penalty try!

24

Sleightholme breaks free down the right and chips over the top. Matavesi and Proctor are chasing. Atkinson is back there but he knocks the ball on and Umaga picks it up. We're with the TMO to see if he's stopped a try-scoring opportunity...

23

Saints have opted for the lineout as the ball was knocked on into touch and Ribbans is up for it. The ball comes quickly wide to Naiyaravoro who charges up the left and still Saints push. 

22

Wasps return the restart and Saints push up to halfway quickly as Freeman barges his way forwards. Biggar sends it high and Atkinson is under it. Wasps come forwards through Young but he drops the ball forwards and Saints will have the scrum. 

Umaga...

... adds the simple conversion to level things. 

Try Wasps.

Young breaks through on the halfway line and has Robson on his shoulder for the score under the posts.

18

Overthrown at the lineout but Biggar is on it. He finds Matavesi, who finds Proctor. The centre works up to the five metre line but Wasps get over the ball there and earn themselves a penalty. Umaga sends it to touch for a lineout back near halfway. 

17

Scrappy at the lineout again as Ratuniyarawa pressure well and Lawes gets over the ball just after it to earn Saints a penalty. Biggar sends it to touch for a lineout just outside Wasps' 22. 

16

Free kick Wasps at the scrum and Robson sends it long. James is back and he clears. Lineout Wasps just outside Saints' 22 now.

15

Ribbans taps the ball down to James and Lawes pushes Saints over halfway. Ludlam makes good ground but knock on in contact. Scrum Wasps. 

14

Wasps push forwards from the lineout before Umaga clears. Lineout Saints back near halfway again.

13

Ludlam through the midfield off the back of the lineout and Saints push forwards before James finds touch with a lovely kick. Lineout Wasps back in their own 22.

11

Scrappy at the lineout and Wasps come away with it. Robson boxes high and Saints have a lineout back near halfway. 

9

James gets the ball out of the scrum quickly and Proctor pushes forwards. There's an advantage coming for Saints as Wasps are found offside and eventually we come back for it. Biggar takes it quickly and Naiyaravoro trucks it up the middle. There's another advantage coming Saints way and Biggar sends it into the corner. 

9

James gets the ball out of the scrum quickly and Proctor pushes forwards. There's an advantage coming for Saints as Wasps are found offside and eventually we come back for it. Biggar takes it quickly and Naiyaravoro trucks it up the middle. There's another advantage coming Saints way and Biggar sends it into the corner. 

7

Wood charges off the scrum and James boxes high. Kibirige is there but Naiyaravoro hits him hard and as Wasps try to come forwards from there, the ball goes forwards. Scrum Saints again.

6

Wasps maul from the lineout but Saints hold them well and Lawes gets on the ball. The maul comes down and the scrum is Saints. 

5

Penalty Wasps at the scrum though and Umaga sends it into the corner. 

5

Wasps work into Saints' 22 but Shields knocks the ball on there. Scrum Saints. 

4

Wasps get up to tap the restart back and Alo charges forwards but it stopping in his tracks by Ludlam. Wasps keep coming and inch towards Saints' 22 now.

Biggar...

... sends the touchline conversion through too!

TRYYYYYYY MATAVESI!!

There's no stopping the Saints maul from there and it's the hooker who's over the line with the ball!

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Contact in the air from Wasps at the lineout and Biggar sends the resulting penalty deep into the corner.

1

Penalty Saint right from the kick-off and Biggar sends it to touch for a Saints lineout in Wasps' half. 

Alex Waller leads Saints out on his 300th appearance in Black, Green and Gold, closely followed by Api Ratuniyarawa on his 100th Saints appearance – Umaga gets us underway here at the Gardens!

Opposition LineupWasps

15
Charlie Atkinson
14
Zach Kibirige
13
Paolo Odogwu
12
Michael Le Bourgeois
11
Josh Bassett
10
Jacob Umaga
9
Dan Robson
1
Tom West
2
Gabriel Oghre
3
Biyi Alo
4
Will Rowlands
5
James Gaskell
6
Brad Shields
7
Thomas Young
8
Tom Willis

SubsWasps

16
Tom Cruse
17
Simon McIntyre
18
Jeff Toomaga-Allen
19
Tim Cardall
20
Sione Vailanu
21
Ben Vellacott
22
Jimmy Gopperth
23
Rob Miller
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Wasps
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Form Guide

Form

LLWLL

Last match

Lost to Bath 24-30

Past meeting

Won 30-25
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