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Northampton Saints vs Worcester Warriors

Match Details

HT ScoreHalf Time Score

Saints 6-9 Worcester

FT ScoreFull Time Score

Saints 35-16 Worcester

Attendance

12,295

Referee

Jack Makepeace

Northampton Saints
Northampton Saints
35

Summary

Full Time

Worcester Warriors
Worcester Warriors
16
Northampton Saints
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Worcester Warriors
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But there they knock the ball on and that's the game. It's a bonus point victory for Saints as they go two from two in the Premiership!!

79

Just enough time for the restart and Worcester collect it. They come forwards to the halfway line.

Lance...

... sends the conversion through.

Try Worcester.

Advantage coming for Worcester from the lineout but they don't need it as Venter slips through to the try line.

77

No conversion from Grayson but Saints secure the restart. Grayson clears and Worcester return but Saints are penalised for being offside. Lance sends it to the corner.

TRYYYYYY FURBSSSS!!

It's another for Furbank!!! Beautiful hands from Symons find Furbank in space and he darts through to score!

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75

Penalty Saints at the scrum and Grayson sends it to the corner.

73

Taylor boxes and Worcester just win the race to the ball. But Saints hold them up and earn the scrum. 

Garside and Tupai enter the game, with Painter and Taylor making way.

72

No conversion from Grayson but Saints secure the restart once more.

TRYYYYYY SLEIGHTS!!

Bean breaks free from the restart and has Sleightholme on his shoulder to finish the job to seal the bonus point for Saints!!

Three changes for Saints; Coles, Hutchinson and Naiyaravoro make way, with Bean, Symons and Sleightholme taking their place.

TRYYYYYYY FURBANK!!

Taylor collects Worcester's clearing kick and Grayson finds Collins and Furbank outside for the score!

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68

Collins collects the kick and feed Furbank who sends the ball into the corner beautifully. Lineout Worcester on their own five metre line.

67

Taylor sends it skyward and Pennell is there. Lance kick through and Furbank returns but the ball just goes dead. 22 drop Worcester.

66

Worcester disrupt Saints lineout and manage to collect the loose ball but Saints turnover just after and play on.

65

Another overthrow from Worcester but they manage to collect it before Taylor can get there. Lance hacks through but the ball finds touch. Lineout Saints.

64

Grayson clears well off the scrum and Worcester have the lineout near halfway.

63

Saints push Worcester back though and eventually force the mistake and Warriors knock on. Scrum Saints.

62

Worcester are playing the phases in Saints' 22 now and have made it up to the five metre line.

61

Penalty Worcester at the breakdown and Lance sends it to the corner.

59

Worcester work slowly towards Saints' 22 and eventually make their way into it. 

58

Penalty Worcester at the scrum and Lance sends it to touch. Lineout Worcester just inside Saints' half.

57

Overthrow from Worcester but Taylor can't quite keep it. Scrum Worcester.

56

Gibson earns a turnover at the breakdown and Saints are attacking again. Grayson sends the ball though into space and it dots it's way to touch. Lineout Worcester in their own 22. 

Two changes for Saints; Waller is replaced by Franks and Gibson enters the game for his first appearance of the season as he replaces Tonks.

Grayson...

... sends the conversion through too!

TRYYYYYY BIG T!!!

In the week he signed a new contract with the Club, he's on the scoresheet again!

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53

Another penalty at the scrum for Saints, another choice to scrum from the skippers.

53

Free kick Saints at the scrum and they choose to scrum again.

51

Penalty at the scrum for Saints and Saints choose the scrum again.

50

Saints come forward again and Naiyaravoro gets things close. Wood rumbles over the line but he's held up. Scrum Saints.

49

Scrappy at the lineout and Worcester collect but Saints get over the ball to earn the penalty. Grayson sends it to the corner.

48

Weir sends it up and Furbank is there. Saints play on before earning a penalty at the breakdown. Grayson sends it to touch.

47

Saints secure the restart and Taylor boxes high. Pennell just gets there first and Worcester play on.

Grayson...

... wastes no time with the conversion and Saints are in front!

TRYYYYYYY TC!!!

The TMO says its good!!

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46

Saints come forwards hard and are inside Worcester's 22 quickly. Grayson hacks through and Furbank and Collins is there. We're with the TMO to see if the latter has scored...

Kitto replaces Hougaard for Worcester.

44

Not straight at the lineout so Saints have the scrum. The home side come forwards but we pause the game as some handbags have ensued. No penalties needed though so we restart with a Saints scrum. 

43

Worcester collect Grayson's kick but good pressure from Saints sees the away side fumble the ball into touch. The ball comes off Saints hands though so Worcester have the lineout.

42

Another missed kick from Weir and Saints have the 22 drop once more.

41

Hougaard boxes the restart and Naiyaravoro is there but juggles the wet ball and Worcester collect it. They clear and Saints are penalised for taking a man in the air. Weir points to the posts. 

40

WE'RE BACK ON!

Grayson gets us back underway here at a damp Franklin's Garden!

Just enough time for the lineout here and Saints come forwards off it. Grayson sends the cross field over but Worcester just get there first. Hougaard sends the ball into the Church's Stand and that's the half.

39

Penalty Saints at the scrum and Grayson sends the ball to touch. Lineout Saints.

38

Worcester press on but knock the ball on before they can make it over Saints' 22 line. Scrum Saints.

36

Penalty Saints at the scrum but Grayson kick doesn't find touch. Worcester return before Grayson sends it high again. He makes the tackle on Pennell but is penalised at the breakdown. Worcester send it to touch for a lineout just outside Saints' 22. 

35

Grayson goes short but Pennell just gets there first. Worcester knock on in contact through and Saints have the scrum. 

34

Missed by Weir and Saints have the 22 drop again.

33

Taylor sends the ball to Furbank to clear from the scrum. Worcester collect and though Wood puts in a huge tackle, he's penalised for it and Weir lines up for the posts.

Lewis is replaced by Black for Worcester as we set the scrum. 

32

Worcester come forwards but knock on in contact and Saints will have the scrum. 

31

Collins claims the restart again but Worcester jump on loose ball just after and push into Saints' 22. 

Grayson...

... sends the penalty through!

Yellow card for E Waller as he cynically slows down Saints' play. Grayson lines up with the resulting penalty. 

29

Saints steam forwards off the lineout and Dingwall gets play up to the five metre line. Saints keep coming.

29

Penalty Saints at the breakdown and Grayson sends the ball into touch for a lineout on Worcester's 22.

28

Furbank collects Worcester clearing kick and Saints play on.

Weir...

... sends the penalty through.

Blood substitute for Saints as Fish leaves the field Haywood enters the field to make his first appearance in 11 months.

Welcome back Mikey!

26

Penalty Worcester at the breakdown and Weir points to the posts again.

25

Weir tries to hack through and though he's charged down by Wood he recollects his own kick and Worcester push on into Saints' 22. 

24

Collins collects the restart and Saints push forwards again. Taylor sends the ball up again and though Pennell fumbles to collect it Worcester play on. 

Grayson...

... sends the kick through to give Saints their first points.

21

Saints secure the lineout and come forwards hard. Harrison charges back into Worcester's 22 and the homeside keep coming before earning a penalty as Worcester are caught offside. Grayson points to the posts. 

20

Advantage coming for Saints in the lineout; Grayson chips through for Dingwall once again and though the centre makes it there this time, his pass goes loose and we come back for the penalty. Grayson sends it to touch for a lineout in Worcester's 22. 

19

Penalty Saints at the breakdown and Grayson sends it to touch for a lineout back near halfway.

18

Saints secure the lineout and Taylor sends the ball up. Worcester scramble to get back for it but return it once they do. Saints play on.

17

Hougaard sends the ball through into space behind and Saints will have the lineout back but back in their own 22. 

16

Taylor boxes and Worcester get their first this time. Pennell hacks through and Furbank is there to clear but his kick doesn't quite make it off the field. Worcester play on.

15

No good from Pennell from the halfway line and Saints have the 22 drop. Saints reclaim the ball and play on.

14

Another advantage coming for Worcester from the lineout and we come back for it. Pennell points for the posts.

13

Grayson sends the cross field kick over to Dingwall but the centre can't quite grab the slippy ball and Worcester will have the lineout on halfway.

12

Worcester collect the restart and Hougaard boxes high. Furbank is there and Saints play on.

Weir...

... sends the penalty through once more.

10

Advantage coming for Worcester as they come forwards and we come back for it eventually. Weir points to the posts again.

9

Mills sends a chip over but Saints collect it easily and clear well. Lineout Worcester back near halfway.

8

Hougaard chips through for Nanai but Taylor gets there first. The scrum-half boxes again just after and Collins gets under it but can't quite keep a hold of it. Scrum Worcester on halfway.

7

Wood is up for the lineout and Saints come forwards well but knock on in contact. Scrum Worcester.

6

Worcester clear the restart and Saints will have the lineout on halfway.

Weir...

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

4

Taylor sends the ball up and it hangs in the air before finding Worcester hands. Nanai steams forwards but is taken down just before Saints' 22. But the away side earn a penalty at the breakdown just after and Weir points for the posts.

3

Not straight at the lineout from Saints though and Worcester have the scrum. They earn a free kick there and send the ball skyward. Furbank is there and Saints play on.

2

Taylor boxes off the back of the lineout and Collins pressures well to see Worcester drop the ball into touch. Lineout Saints.

1

Saints come forwards from the restart but Worcester send the ball into touch. Lineout Saints.

0

HERE WE GO!

Saints' first Premiership outing of the season is on!

Opposition LineupWorcester Warriors

15
Chris Pennell
14
Perry Humphreys
13
Ashley Beck
12
Ryan Mills
11
Melani Nanai
10
Duncan Weir
9
Francois Hougaard
1
Ethan Waller
2
Niall Annett
3
Conor Carey
4
Anton Bresler
5
Michael Fatialofa
6
Ted Hill
7
Sam Lewis
8
Cornell Du Preez

SubsWorcester Warriors

16
Joe Taufete'e
17
Callum Black
18
Richard Palframan
19
Graham Kitchener
20
Gerrit-Jan Van Velze
21
Jono Kitto
22
Jono Lance
23
Francois Venter
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Worcester Warriors
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Form Guide

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