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Worcester Warriors vs Northampton Saints

Match Details

HT ScoreHalf Time Score

Worcester 7-15 Saints

FT ScoreFull Time Score

Worcester 14-62 Saints

Attendance

Not available

Referee

Andrew Jackson

Worcester Warriors
Worcester Warriors
14

Summary

Full Time

Northampton Saints
Northampton Saints
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Worcester Warriors
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Northampton Saints
T
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T
C
T
C
T
T
C
T
T
C
T
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Worcester had the final say but it's an impressive bonus point win for Saints as the final whistle blows here at Sixways!

Smith...

... sends the conversion through.

Try Worcester.

The ball does come loose but the TMO says it's off a Saints hand and Pennell's try stands.

80

The ball comes loose as the clock heads into the red and Venter sprints towards the try line. Worcester think they've scored through Pennell but we're with the TMO to see if there's a knock on there.

79

Penalty advantage coming for Saints and Grayson chips over the top. It's Hill who's chasing and he takes it brilliantly. Saints push into the 22 now.

79

Ribbans rises high for the restart and Saints come forwards again.

Grayson...

... sends the conversion over too!

TRYYYYY SLEIGHTHOLME!!

He's over again! James dances past several Worcester men before finding Sleightholme outside him once again!

76

No conversion from Grayson out side but Saints are off and running from the restart again. Isiekwe and Sleightholme team up out left before the ball comes back the other way and Saints come forwards hard.

TRYYYYYY SLEIGHTHOLME!!

It's a hat trick for Ollie! Freeman finds James out on the right wing this time and he pings the ball back inside to Sleightholme for his third and Saints' eighth!

74

Saints whip the ball left and right to try exploit their extra man.

73

Haywood and Ribbans make metres before the ball comes wide to James on the left wing again. Hill, Ribbans and Harrison charge into the Worcester 22 but the ball comes loose there and Smith clears to touch. Lineout Saints.

72

Saints maul forwards from the restart and works almost up to the halfway line before Mitchell whips the ball out. Freeman eventually gets over halfway and Saints continue to push.

Grayson...

... adds the extras from in front of the sticks too!

TRYYYY RIBBANS!!

A lovely line from Dingwall and he finds Ribbans on his shoulder to jog in for the score under the posts!

70

Smith sends the ball high and Saints play on. Sleightholme and Collins combine to get play back up to the Worcester 22 and still Saints push. 

69

Advantage coming for Saints from the scrum and the ball comes wide quickly. Collins and James race up the left wing before the latter hacks through to the midfield for Mitchell to chase. He gets there but the ball comes forwards in the next phase and Worcester play on.

69

Saints are back to 15 men as Harrison returns while we set the scrum.

68

A huge shove from Saints but Worcester get the ball away. Smith dummies to get them over the halfway line, it comes wide quickly and they work up to the Saints 22 but a pass heads forwards there. Scrum Saints.

67

Saints come wide left but Haywood's pass to Freeman is deemed just forwards and Worcester will have the scrum. 

67

Worcester look to maul from the lineout but they get nowhere and Simpson boxes high. James takes it and Saints play on.

66

Grayson sends the restart through to space it finds touch. Lineout Worcester back in their own 22. 

And Venter heads to the sin bin for his hand in the deliberate knock on.

PENALTY TRY SAINTS!

With several options out wide as the knock on comes, referee Jackson awards Saints the penalty try!

64

Adendorff finds Mitchell off the bases of the scrum and the scrum-half slips through to gain a few metres. Saints push forwards and Hill charges his way deep into Worcester's 22. The ball comes wide but it Haywood's pass to James is deliberately knocked on. We're with the TMO to check it...

Francis heads off for a HIA and James enters the game.

Adendorff replaces Wood as we set the scrum. 

63

Francis takes the restart and Grayson sends it high over Worcester's defensive line. The home side get back to take it but Lawrence can't control the ball as it comes wide. Scrum Saints.

Haywood replaces Matavesi as we get going again.

Grayson...

... sends the conversion through too!

TRYYYYY FRANCIS!!

Collins chips over Worcester's line and chases hard, Smith collects the kick but Collins charges him down and the ball finds Freeman's hands. He sees Grayson inside him and the fly-half finds Francis for the finish!

59

Another dominant hit from Isiekwe and Worcester's attack is pushed back well within their own half. Hougaard boxes high and Grayson is there. He chips over the top and Smith returns. 

58

Worcester choose the scrum option but Saints earn the penalty there! Grayson sends the resulting penalty to touch but it drifts back infield and Worcester play on.

The TMO points out a tackle in the build up to the knock on and Harrison is shown a yellow card as his tackle rises just a little too high.

57

Saints come back inside but a stray pass finds Worcester hands and they come forwards themselves. Lawrence makes it into Saints' 22 but he knocks the ball on there. Scrum Saints.

56

Worcester look to push off the lineout and the ball comes wide to the midfield quickly. But they lose the ball forwards in contact and Matavesi claims the loose ball. The ball comes wide to Sleightholme who races forwards.

Auterac and Hill enter the game as we set the lineout, Waller and Painter make way.

55

Saints defending hard here and Isiekwe pushes play back outside the 22. But Worcester earn the penalty there as Saints are penalised for not rolling away. Smith sends the ball into the corner for a Worcester lineout there.

54

But the ball comes loose and Worcester jump on it. They're pushing around Saints' 22 now. 

53

Grayson's conversion pings of the right upright but Ribbans rises high for the restart.

TRYYYYY SLEIGHTHOLME!!

Mitchell eventually whips the ball out from the back of the maul and Sleightholme dances round the corner to cross the whitewash for the bonus point score!

52

Ribbans is up for the lineout and Saints maul forwards now.

51

Saints push back into the 22 off the lineout and have an advantage coming too. Eventually we come back for it and Grayson sends the penalty into the corner.

50

Grayson sends the resulting penalty to touch and Saints have the lineout in Worcester's 22. 

Referee Andrew Jackson shows Ashton a red card as he hits a ruck dangerously and makes contact with Freeman's head.

50

Mitchell boxes clear and finds touch well. Lineout Worcester back just outside their own 22. 

49

Venter scrambles into Saints' 22 off the back of the lineout but Saints turn the ball over and push on.

48

Aerial tennis ensues off the back of the lineout and Worcester come out on top of the kicking game as Freeman's kick heads straight out. Lineout Worcester.

47

The ball comes wide but Grayson's last pass to Sleightholme heads into touch instead of the winger's hands and Worcester will have the lineout just outside their own 22. 

46

Saints disrupt at the lineout and though Worcester keep possession, Hougaard is forced to box. Collins takes the high ball well and finds Freeman. He dances through Worcester's line and up to the 22 before he's taken down. Saints continue to push.

45

Mitchell boxes high himself in the next phase and Searle returns it.  Freeman has some time to line up his own kick and he finds space in behind Worcester's line well, the ball bobbles into touch for a Worcester lineout back in their own 22. 

44

Saints com forwards off the restart and work their way up to halfway but a pass inside comes forwards off Painter's chest and Worcester play on. Hougaard sends the ball skyward and Mitchell is there to claim it.

Coles replaces Ratuniyarawa as we restart.

Grayson...

... adds the conversion too!

TRYYYY MITCHELL!!

A brilliant move from Saints! Grayson finds Collins and the wing sets Freeman free, he races forwards before sending a kick into the midfield for Mitchell to sprint onto and dot down over the try line!

41

Hougaard uses the ball quickly from the scrum and Worcester look to come wide but Dingwall charges forwards off Saints' defensive line to push Worcester back. And then the home side knock on, Saints play on.

41

Hougaard boxes high after the restart and though Freeman is there, he knocks the high ball on. Scrum Worcester. 

40

WE'RE BACK UNDERWAY!

Grayson gets things restarted here at Sixways.

And with the clock in the red as Grayson lined up his conversion, we enter the half-time break here at Sixways.

Grayson...

... sends the conversion through from the right touchline too!

TRYYYYY SLEIGHTHOLME!!

Mitchell gets things into the Worcester 22 and the ball comes quickly wide to Sleightholme who drifts past three Worcester defenders before stretching for the line!

39

Ribbans is up for the lineout and Saints push forwards before Mitchell sends a long kick through. Humphreys is back and he clears but Freeman is there and Saints come forwards once more. They're back up to the Worcester 22 again now.

38

Saints defence holds again though and Matavesi gets over the ball to draw the penalty for Saints. Grayson sends it to touch for a lineout back near halfway.

37

Hougaard and Lawrence team up off the lineout and Worcester work up to Saints' 22.

36

Saints maul forwards and the ball comes back to Sleightholme who clears under pressure. But his kick heads straight out and Worcester will have the lineout on halfway. 

35

Batley breaks through as he runs back at Saints but the away sides defence eventually pays dividends as Dingwall gets over the ball to earn Saints the penalty. Grayson sends it into touch for a lineout inside Worcester's half. 

34

Searle chips it through for Ashton to chase and the winger gets there but the ball is already dead as he dots it down. 22 drop out for Saints instead.

33

Lawrence breaks through and makes it up to Saints' 22 before he finds Hougaard. Saints defend hard but they knock on in defence and Worcester play on with the advantage.

32

Sleightholme gets over the ball but he's penalised and Searle sends the ball into touch for a Worcester lineout just inside Saints' half.

32

Isiekwe is up for the lineout and Saints maul forwards. Mitchell eventually gets the ball out and the ball is quickly wide to Collins who finds Freeman. Mitchell sends the ball high and Pennell does well to claim it. 

31

Saints defend hard and Harrison gets over the ball to earn them the penalty as Worcester edge up to the five metre line. Grayson sends the ball into touch for a Saints lineout back near halfway now.

30

Worcester look to maul but Saints hold them. Annett breaks off the back of it and Worcester come forwards into Saints' 22. 

29

Worcester use the ball quickly from the scrum and push forwards before earning a penalty at the breakdown. Searle sends the ball into the corner.

Furbank took a knock as he was held up and he's replaced by Freeman as we set the scrum. 

28

Solid at this scrum and Mitchell gets the ball quickly wide to Furbank. The fullback makes it over halfway but he's held up. Scrum Worcester there.

27

Saints push over the halfway line but it comes loose backwards as it comes wide. Worcester gather but knock the ball forwards and Saints will have the scrum. 

26

Furbank claims the restart and sets Harrison free. The ball comes wide for Isiekwe to push Saints over their own 22 before Wood carries forwards. Grayson sends the ball back into space in Worcester's backfield and Searle finds touch with his returning kick. Lineout Saints on halfway.

Grayson...

... sends the ball through the uprights to put Saints back in front!

24

Penalty Saints at the scrum! Grayson points to the posts with this one.

23

Worcester defend hard though and after pushing Saints back outside the 22, they earn the scrum put in as Saints knock on in contact. 

22

Ribbans is up for the lineout again and Saints maul forwards once more before Mitchell gets it out. Francis is nearly through and Saints push forwards in Worcester's 22 now.

21

Ribbans is up for the lineout and Saints maul forwards before whipping the ball out. There's an advantage being played to Saints and eventually we come back for that. Grayson sends it into the corner for a Saints lineout there.

20

Humphreys clears the restart to touch and Saints will have the lineout just outside Worcester's 22. 

Searle...

... sends the conversion through from out wide to put Worcester ahead.

Try Worcester.

Lawrence's charge gets the home side started before the ball heads wide quickly to Ashton who's waiting out wide.

19

We restart with a Worcester scrum and the home side try to come forwards quickly through Lawrence in the midfield.

It's a HIA for Hutchinson and Dingwall enters play in his place. 

18

Another solid scrum from Saints and Worcester get the ball out quickly. Kvesic slips through Saints' line and finds Lawrence on his shoulder. Worcester races forwards up to Saints' 22 but we pause the game as there's a head knock for Hutchinson in the build up. 

17

Mitchell dummies and goes himself off the back of the lineout but he just knocks on as he's taken down inside the Worcester 22. Scrum Worcester there.

16

Furbank sends the ball through to the space in behind Worcester's line. Pennell races back for it before finding Searle to clear. Lineout Saints just outside Worcester's 22 now.

15

Saints come forwards off the lineout but the ball comes loose and Worcester play on. Pennell tries to clear but his kick is charged down by Grayson. Worcester regather but knock on in the next phase and Saints play on.

14

Grayson sends a ball up for Sleightholme to chase but Searle just gets there first. Hougaard boxes once more and Collins returns it Worcester's way. Searle ends the aerial game by finding touch and Saints will have a lineout on halfway.

12

Another solid shove from Saints and Worcester are forced to use the ball. Hougaard boxes high and finds touch but Saints use it quickly and push on the halfway line now. 

11

The ball comes wide the other way to Harrison but he's isolated and gets held up. Scrum Worcester. 

10

Ratuniyarawa breaks through Worcester's line and finds Mitchell on his shoulder. The scrum-half sends a looping pass out to Sleightholme and the winger slinks into Worcester's 22. Saints continue to push there.

9

More solid at this scrum and Harrison pushes forwards before Mitchell clears. Pennell is there for it but Worcester knock on and Saints play on with the loose ball.

8

A huge shove from Saints and Batley knocks on at the base as he tried to scoop the ball up. Scrum Saints instead then.

7

Penalty Worcester at the scrum and they choose to scrum again.

6

Quick at the lineout from Worcester and Lawrence charges up the midfield and Worcester whip it wide. Humphreys charges over the whitewash but Isiekwe's tackle holds the Worcester winger up over the line. Scrum Worcester on the five metre line then. 

5

Penalty Worcester as Saints are penalised for not rolling away and Searle sends the ball into touch for a lineout on Saints' 22. 

4

No conversion from Grayson out wide but Furbank is there to claim the restart and the ball comes back to Grayson to clear. Worcester just manage to keep the ball in play though and they come forwards with it.

TRYYYYY FURBANK!!

A lovely delayed pass from Mitchell puts Furbank through into space and there's no stopping the fullback from there!

3

Isiekwe is up for the lineout and Saints come forwards.

3

The ball comes loose and Saints jump on it. Hutchinson clears and Saints earn a penalty too as Worcester block their chase. Grayson sends it long into touch for a lineout just outside Worcester's 22. 

2

Ribbans challenges at the lineout but the ball comes down on Worcester's side and they push towards the five metre line now.

1

Ribbans rises high to claim the kick-off and Mitchell sends it high. Worcester gather and push forwards before earning a penalty at the breakdown as Saints are penalised for not rolling away. Searle sends it into the corner for a Worcester lineout there.

HERE WE GO!

Searle gets us underway here at Sixways!

Opposition LineupWorcester Warriors

15
Chris Pennell
14
Chris Ashton
13
Ollie Lawrence
12
Ashley Beck
11
Perry Humphreys
10
Billy Searle
9
Francois Hougaard
1
Ethan Waller
2
Niall Annett
3
Nick Schonert
4
Andrew Kitchener
5
Justin Clegg
6
Ted Hill
7
Matt Kvesic
8
Joe Batley

SubsWorcester Warriors

16
Isaac Miller
17
Marc Thomas
18
Maks Van Dyk
19
Tom Dodd
20
Cornell Du Preez
21
Gareth Simpson
22
Fin Smith
23
Francois Venter
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Northampton Saints
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Worcester Warriors
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Form Guide

Form

WLWWL

Last match

Lost to Ulster 27-35

Past meeting

Won 62-14
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Worcester Warriors
Worcester Warriors
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Northampton Saints
Northampton Saints
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