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Wasps vs Northampton Saints

Match Details

HT ScoreHalf Time Score

Wasps 10-10 Saints

FT ScoreFull Time Score

Wasps 26-20 Saints

Attendance

11,423

Referee

Craig Maxwell-Keys

Wasps
Wasps
26

Summary

Full Time

Northampton Saints
Northampton Saints
20
Wasps
T
C
P
P
P
T
C
P
P
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Northampton Saints
T
C
P
T
T

Hutchinson takes over kicking duties with the game's final play but pulls his conversion just wide of the posts. 

TRYYYY FISH!!

There's no stopping Saints maul and Fish is the man on the ground with the ball!

80

Coles is up for the lineout and Saints maul forwards.

79

Lawes is up for the lineout and Saints push forwards as the clock heads into the red. They earn a penalty at the breakdown and Biggar puts it into the corner. 

78

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

77

But the ball comes loose there and Wasps hack through, Kibirige chases but he knocks the ball on too. Scrum Saints. 

76

Wasps send it high and this time Saints are under it. They push forwards up to the halfway line and Coles almost breaks through there. Hutchinson eventually does and sets Freeman free, before Lomani has a run down the right. Saints push into the Wasps 22 now and keep coming. 

74

Wide from Gopperth this tie though and Biggar sends the 22 drop high. Wasps just manage to get under it first and they push on again.

73

Penalty for Wasps at the lineout and Gopperth points for the posts for a third time.

Moon replaces Ribbans as we set the lineout.

72

Harrison gets over the ball on the restart but Saints are penalised for not rolling at the breakdown and Umaga sends the ball to touch for a lineout inside Saints' half. 

Gopperth...

... makes no mistake with this one either.

Fish replaces Matavesi as we restart.

69

Saints gather the own restart and push forwards but are stripped in the tackle and Robson clears long. Biggar is back there and he sends it high, Sleightholme gets over the ball but is penalised and Gopperth points to the posts again.

Gopperth...

... sends the kick through.

67

Wasps disrupt Saints lineout and earn a penalty as Saints are pinged for a high tackle too. Gopperth takes over kicking duties and points to the posts with this one.

65

Wide from Umaga again off the tee and Freeman is there to gather. He finds Hutchinson and Saints are awarded a penalty at the breakdown too. Biggar sends it to touch for a lineout back near halfway. 

64

No conversion from Biggar out wide and Wasps are awarded a penalty at the breakdown off the restart. Umaga points to the posts again.

TRYYYYY LUDLAM!!

Saints maul forwards and there's no stopping this one as it barrels over the whitewash, and it's the skipper with the ball at the base!

63

Biggar sends the resulting penalty to the corner and Saints maul forwards from the lineout. There's an advantage coming as Wasps are found offside and we come back for it. Biggar puts the ball in the corner again.

Yellow card for Oghre as his arm makes contact with Mitchell's head in the tackle. 

62

Saints come forwards and with an advantage coming for a high tackle, we eventually come back for it. We're with the TMO to check it...

61

Robson clears off the restart and Saints have the lineout on halfway.

Hill is replaced by Painter as we restart.

Umaga...

... adds the conversion too.

Try Wasps.

Eventually Wasps' pressure pays off and a gap opens up for Robson to snipe over. 

58

Wasps push patiently into Saints' 22 and keep the pressure on.

57

Biggar dinks over the top off the back of the lineout and Dingwall is in chase but Wasps hands just get there first and the centre is penalised for a high tackle too. Umaga sends the ball to touch for a lineout just outside Saints' 22. 

56

Saints maul forwards from the lineout and earn a penalty there too. Biggar sends the ball to touch for a lineout on halfway. 

Changes for Saints as we set the lineout, Coles and Harrison enter play with Ratuniyarawa and Augustus making way. 

54

Solid at the scrum this time and Wasps bring the ball wide. Watson chips through but the ball finds touch and Saints will have the lineout in their own 22. 

53

Biggar sends the ball high and Dingwall is almost under it but the ball comes forwards off him and Wasps will have the scrum. 

52

Wide again from Umaga and Saints will have the 22 drop out.

51

Robson boxes the restart long and Freeman is there. Saints push towards the halfway line but are penalised at the breakdown. Umaga points to the posts again. 

Umaga...

... sends this one though to push Wasps ahead.

Umaga...

... sends this one though to push Wasps ahead.

49

Penalty Wasps at the scrum though and Umaga points to the posts. 

48

Wasps look to maul but Saints hold firm and force the ball out. Wasps get the ball wide and inch back into Saints' 22 but Umaga knocks the ball on there and Saints will have the scrum. 

47

Wasps get the shove on at the scrum this time though and earn themselves the penalty there. Umaga sends the ball to touch for a lineout inside Saints' 22. 

47

Wasps inch forwards over the halfway line but there's a knock on there too and we'll have another scrum. 

46

Saints come forwards off the lineout but knock the ball on in contact and we'll set another scrum with a Wasps put in this time. 

45

Penalty Saints at the scrum after a huge shove and Biggar sends the ball into touch for a lineout just outside Wasps' 22. 

44

No try say the TMO as the last pass is forwards, scrum Saints instead.

43

Wasps think they've scored through Fifita but we're with the TMO to check a forward pass...

Two changes for Saints at half-time: Waller replaces Auterac in the front row, while Lomani replaces Furbank in the backs.

40

WE'RE BACK UNDERWAY!

Biggar gets us restarted here!

Wide from Umaga with the kick through and the game is level as we enter half-time here in Coventry.

39

Good defence from Saints off the lineout but Wasps earn the penalty at the breakdown. Umaga points to the posts with the last play of the half. 

38

Saints disrupt Wasps' maul but are pinged as they do so and Umaga sends the ball to touch. Lineout Wasps in Saints' half. 

37

Short at the lineout from Saints and Mitchell clears well to touch. Lineout Wasps back on their own 22. 

36

Overthrow at the lineout though and Wasps clear. Freeman is there and he boots it downfield. The home side come forwards but Ribbans is over the ball to earn Saints the penalty. Biggar sends it to touch for a lineout.

34

Wasps send the restart high and Saints push forwards before Mitchell sends it high himself. Robson boxes high and Freeman is under it. The ball comes wide and Saints work into Wasps' 22 before they send the ball high again. Wasps come back but Matavesi is over the ball again for the penalty. Lineout Saints just outside Wasps' 22. 

Umaga...

... levels things once again.

32

Penalty Wasps at the scrum and Umaga points for the posts. 

31

Scrappy at the lineout and Wasps scoop up the loose ball. Robson hacks through but Dingwall can't quite gather the ball. Scrum Wasps.

30

Saints earn a penalty at the lineout and Biggar sends it to touch for a lineout inside Wasps' half. 

29

Ribbans takes the lineout and Furbank sends it high. Wasps return and Saints will have the lineout.

27

Ribbans gets up to take the restart and Saints have a penalty coming there. Eventually we come back for it and Biggar sends it to touch for a lineout just inside Wasps' 22. 

Biggar...

... sends the kick through to push Saints back ahead.

25

Wasps knock on off the back of the lineout and Freeman gathers and hacks downfield. The winger chases but Watson just gets there first. Matavesi is over the ball in the next phase though to earn Saints the penalty. Biggar points to the posts.

22

Free kick Wasps at the scrum as Saints are found pre-engaged. They take it quickly and break through but a brilliant covering tackle from Augustus brings them down just short and forces the knock on too. Biggar clears to touch for a Wasps lineout back outside Saints' 22. 

21

Wasps come forwards off the lineout but Saints defend hard and eventually get their rewards as Wasps knock the ball on. Scrum Saints.

20

Robson boxes the restart and Furbank is there. He sends the ball high himself and though Hutchinson gets over the ball, Saints are penalised for not rolling way. Umaga sends the penalty to touch for a lineout just inside Saints' half. 

Umaga...

... sends the touchline conversion through too.

Try Wasps.

The home side break off the back of the lineout and get the ball to Kibirige to finish out wide. 

17

Saints maul forwards from the lineout but are penalised there. Umaga sends the penalty to touch for a lineout back near halfway.

16

Advantage coming for Saints from the breakdown as they push forwards off the lineout and eventually we come back for it. Biggar puts it into the corner for a lineout there.

15

Wasps collect the restart but are penalised at the next breakdown. Biggar sends the resulting penalty to touch for a lineout just inside Wasps' half. 

Hutchinson replaces Proctor as we restart.

Biggar...

... adds the simple extras too!

TRYYYYY MATAVESI!!

Saints come forwards from the lineout with a penalty advantage but when Augustus breaks through with Matavesi on his shoulder to finish they don't need it!

10

Ribbans takes the lineout and Biggar sends a looping pass over to Freeman out wide. The winger sends the ball through off his boot but Wasps return and Furbank dinks through to touch. Wasps take the lineout quickly and clear for a Saints lineout back near halfway. 

9

Proctor breaks through down the left but his offload finds Wasps hands and Robson clears again. Lineout Saints back near halfway. 

8

Wasps gather the lineout and Robson clears but the ball stays in and Saints push on again.

7

Saints are intercepted off the back of the lineout but great defence sees the ball come loose and Ludlam scoop it up. The back row steams forwards before finding Freeman and Sleightholme to get it to the Wasps 22. The wing dinks the ball through for Freeman to chase but it just finds touch first. Lineout Wasps on their own five metre line. 

6

Wasps send the ball high off the lineout and Saints return before pressing hard. Robson sends the ball to touch but it sees Saints with the lineout inside the Wasps' half. 

5

Lawes is up for the lineout and Proctor is charging forwards up the middle quickly. Saints push forwards but are penalised at the breakdown and Umaga clears to touch. Lineout Wasps near halfway. 

4

Saints come forwards off the lineout and with an advantage coming we eventually come back for it. Biggar sends the ball to touch for a lineout back inside Wasps' 22. 

3

Ribbans takes the lineout but the ball ends up in Wasps hands as it comes down. Umaga clears and Freeman is there to return to the fly-half. This time Umaga finds touch and Saints have the lineout just inside their own half. 

2

Scrappy at the lineout from Wasps and the TMO called a tackle in the air as Matavesi comes forwards to take the loose ball. Biggar sends the ball to touch for a lineout just outside Wasps' 22. 

1

Ribbans rises to claim the kick-off before it comes back to Biggar to clear. Wasps return it and Saints play on inside their own 22 before Mitchell boxes to touch. Lineout Wasps just outside Saints' 22. 

HERE WE GO!

We're underway at the Coventry Building Society Arena as Umaga gets us started!

Opposition LineupWasps

15
Marcus Watson
14
Zach Kibirige
13
Sam Spink
12
Michael Le Bourgeois
11
Josh Bassett
10
Jacob Umaga
9
Dan Robson
1
Ben Harris
2
Tom Cruse
3
Pieter Scholtz
4
Vaea Fifita
5
Elliott Stooke
6
Brad Shields
7
Thomas Young
8
Tom Willis

SubsWasps

16
Gabriel Oghre
17
Robin Hislop
18
Jeff Toomaga-Allen
19
James Gaskell
20
Nizaam Carr
21
Will Porter
22
Jimmy Gopperth
23
Alistair Crossdale
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