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Northampton Saints vs Benetton Rugby

Match Details

HT ScoreHalf Time Score

Saints 5-10 Benetton

FT ScoreFull Time Score

Saints 33-20 Benetton

Attendance

12,770

Referee

Pierre Brousset

Northampton Saints
Northampton Saints
33

Summary

Full Time

Benetton Treviso
Benetton Rugby
20
Northampton Saints
T
T
C
T
C
T
C
T
C
KOHTFT
Benetton Treviso
P
T
C
T
C
P

Saints get close but knock the ball on on Benetton's five metre line and that's the match. 

80

Time's up here but still Saints push on. Reinach breaks through with Harrison on his shoulder and the home side are up to Benetton's 22 now.

79

Ludlam charges forwards to get Saints out of their own 22 off the restart and the ball comes wide to Naiyaravoro. Coles breaks free  to get play up to halfway and Saints keep coming.

Grayson...

... sends the conversion over too!

TRYYYY SYMO!!

No need for that advantage as Symons goes charging over the line from close range!!

77

Naiyaravoro and Eadie get Saints close and the home side have an advantage coming if they need it...

76

Strong scrum from Saints and Reinach is brilliant in defence off the back of it to force Benetton to dot the ball down over the line. Scrum Saints.

Final change for Saints: Ratuniyarawa is replaced by Moon as we set the scrum. 

75

Saints get up to the five metre line but there's a knock on on the ground and Benetton will have the scrum. 

74

There's no stopping Naiyaravoro down the left as he sits down four or five defenders on his way into Benetton's 22. And the ball comes wide the other way once he's taken down. Saints continue to push. 

73

Ludlam takes the restart and Saints push forwards before Reinach boxes clear. Hayward is there and Benetton play on. But they knock on and Saints play on themselves.

Grayson...

... sends the conversion over too!

TRYYYYY DINGERS!!

Strong at the scrum and Reinach feeds Dingwall off it - the centre is straight through a gap and that's the bonus point!

70

No try says the TMO but we restart with a penalty to Saints as Benetton are caught offside. Saints choose the scrum.

69

Naiyaravoro thinks he's over in the corner but we're with TMO to see if there's been a knock on in the build up...

68

Symons charges loose off the back of the scrum and Saints are within inches now.

67

Reinach slips through and gets Saints into Benetton's 22, Sleightholme pushes further and Saints come close but we come back for a penalty in the build up. Saints choose the scrum. 

66

Coles take the lineout and Saints push forwards again. 

66

Benetton clear the restart and Saints will have the lineout back at halfway. 

Allan...

... sends the kick through to put Benetton back ahead.

63

Benetton build the phases in Saints' 22 and though Ludlam is over the ball, Saints are pinged for not rolling away. Allan points to the posts. 

63

Benetton build the phases in Saints' 22 and though Ludlam is over the ball, Saints are pinged for not rolling away. Allan points to the posts. 

63

Scrappy at the lineout again and this one comes loose. Benetton dive on it and play on.

The Franks brothers enter the game as we set the lineout, replacing Van Wyk and Hill.

62

Benetton look to push but Saints defend well and push them into touch. Lineout Saints. 

61

Reinach boxes the restart and Hayward just wins the battle in the air. Benetton play on.

Grayson...

... sends the conversion over to put Saints back ahead!

TRYYYYYYY FRANNA!!

Sleightholme cuts through Benetton's defence and Van Wyk is on his shoulder for the score!!

59

Ludlam is up for the lineout and Saints push forwards. 

58

Penalty Saints at the breakdown and Grayson sends it to touch. Lineout Saints on Benetton's 22. 

57

Allan slices the kick though and Saints have the 22 drop once more. 

57

Penalty Benetton at the scrum and Allan points to the posts. 

56

Strong at the lineout from Saints but the ball comes forwards as they attempt to go wide. Scrum Benetton.

A trio of changes for Saints: Fish, Reinach and Symons replace Matavesi, Taylor and Mallinder as we get restarted. 

54

Benetton get close to the line but the TMO intervenes as they are found to have caught Van Wyk round the neck. Penalty Saints and Grayson sends it to touch. 

53

Allan clears the restart and Mallinder is there. Naiyaravoro is up and running but Saints knock on just after and Benetton play on. 

Allan...

... send the conversion over.

Try Benetton.

Benetton maul forwards and Faiva is the man over the line at the back of it. 

49

Another huge shove at the scrum from Saints but Benetton keep this one. And earns a penalty just after as Saints are pinged for not rolling away. Allan sends it to the corner.

48

Grayson's kick heads straight out though and we come back for a Benetton scrum. 

48

Hutchinson tries to find Eadie in the midfield but the ball comes forwards off the replacement back row. Benetton clear but the ball goes dead and Saints will have the 22 drop out.

47

Scrappy at the lineout but Saints keep it. They start to push. 

45

Grayson sends the restart over to Naiyaravoro and Saints push forwards again. Harrison charges forwards before Taylor boxes high. Allan is there but Sleigthholme gets over the ball and earns Saints the penalty. Grayson sends it to the corner. 

Grayson...

... sends the conversion through too!

TRYYYYYYY TAYLOR!!

Try says the TMO!!

43

Ludlam is nearly through but Hutchinson and Dingwall get Saints close. And Taylor thinks he's over but we're with the TMO to see if there's been a knock-on in the build up...

42

Naiyaravoro charges up out wide to get Saints closer and still Saints push. 

41

Saints push up quickly from the scrum and work into Benetton's 22. They keep coming.

40

Benetton knock on at the restart, scrum Saints.

Change for Saints at the break: Eadie replaces Lawes as we restart. 

40

WE'RE BACK ON!

Grayson gets us restarted here at the Gardens!

Benetton go short at the lineout and start pushing in Saints' 22. But they knock on and Saints play from deep. Harrison gets Saints back on the front foot but Taylor's chip through finds touch and that's the half. 

39

Penalty Benetton at the maul as Saints are pinged for collapsing it. Allan sends the ball to touch as the clock enters the red here. Lineout Benetton on Saints' 22. 

39

Coles is up for this lineout but Saints lose the ball forwards just after. Benetton play on before Trussardi chips over the top. The ball just comes off Saints hands into touch though and Benetton will have this lineout.

38

Grayson sends the ball to the corner but the lineout is lost and Allan clears. Lineout Saints again but outside Benetton's 22. 

37

Benetton steal the lineout and play on before Hayward clears. Sleightholme does well to take the high ball and sends a brilliant kick through. Hayward gets back but Sleightholme is on his straight away. The winger gets over the ball and earns Saints the penalty. 

36

Taylor spots space in behind and dinks the ball through. Hayward comes back to collect and clears to touch. Lineout Saints. 

35

Benetton claim the restart and Allan clears. Mallinder is there again and he finds Naiyaravoro. Saints charge back over halfway and are still coming. 

Allan...

... sends the conversion over too.

Try Benetton.

Hutchinson comes forwards and finds Van Wyk but his offload finds Benvenuti's hands and the Benetton centre charges in to the line for the score. 

33

Ludlam takes the lineout and Matavesi charges forwards off it. The ball comes loose and Hayward clears but Mallinder is there. 

32

Overthrow at the lineout from Saints though and Benetton clear. Lineout Saints on Benetton's 22. 

31

Huge shove from Saints at the scrum and they turn the ball over. The ball comes wide quickly to Naiyaravoro but he can't quite collect it. We come back for the penalty where the scrum was though and Grayson sends it into the corner. 

30

Benetton look to maul but get nowhere and Saints play on. The ball comes wide but it comes forward in contact and we'll have another scrum. 

29

Benetton earn a penalty at the resulting lineout and Allan clears to touch. Lineout Benetton just outside their own 22. 

Grayson sends a huge pass out to Sleightholme who's over but the referee calls a forward pass. We come back for an infringement at the lineout though and Trussardi heads to the sin bin as he's shown yellow. 

27

Coles is up for the lineout and Saints maul forwards and are close. 

25

Sleightholme hacks through and nearly collects but Allan just gets there. The ball goes high again and Naiyaravoro is there. Saints keep pushing but we come back for a penalty advantage that was being played. Grayson sends it to the corner.

24

Benetton use the ball quickly from the scrum. Sgarbi hacks it through but Naiyaravoro is there. He charges forwards and Saints play on again.

22

Saints make some progress but knock on in contact. Scrum Benetton.

Change for Saints: Ribbans is replaced by Coles as we set the scrum.

21

Grayson spots space in behind but Allan is there. He returns and Saints play on again. 

20

Good shove from Saints but Benetton manage to keep the ball. They build a couple of phases before Allan clears. Mallinder keeps the ball in though and Saints play on.

20

Good shove from Saints but Benetton manage to keep the ball. They build a couple of phases before Allan clears. Mallinder keeps the ball in though and Saints play on.

19

Ratuniyarawa gets up for the lineout but Saints are penalised for a forward pass just after and Benetton will have the scrum. 

18

Hutchinson finds Dingwall off the back of the scrum but he's enveloped by Benetton shirts quickly. And Saints knock on just after, Benetton play on before clearing. Lineout Saints.

17

Allan looks to clear off the back of the scrum but Dingwall charges his kick down. The loose ball comes off Benetton hands though and Saints will have the scrum. 

15

Free kick Saints and Taylor takes it quickly. Hutchinson breaks before a through the legs pass from Mallinder see the ball to Naiyaravoro out wide. He barges his way over the line but we come back for a forward pass in the build up. Scrum Benetton.

14

Benetton look to come wide but Saints force the handling error from their opposition and will have the scrum this time.

13

Not straight at the lineout from Saints though and Benetton choose to scrum. 

12

Benetton collect the restart but Saints push up in defence and force Allan to clear. Lineout Saints just outside the Benetton 22. 

Allan...

... sends the kick through to get Benetton off the mark. 

11

Penalty Benetton at the scrum this time and Allan points to the posts. 

10

Free kick Benetton at the scrum as Saints are penalised for pushing early. They choose the scrum option.

9

Benetton put a grubber through but Taylor is there to collect it. Saints push forwards but knock on on the floor. Scrum Benetton.

7

No conversion from Grayson out wide but Naiyaravoro is off from the restart and Saints push out of their 22 quickly. Grayson sends it high and though Allan is there, Dingwall puts in a huge hit to halt him. Benetton keep the ball though and play on.

TRYYYYYY HARRY MAL!!!!

Yes then! What a comeback for the fullback!

The ball comes wide and there's no way Mallinder was giving up the opportunity to score on his return!

4

Saints play on with an advantage as Benetton knock on at the lineout but eventually we come back for it. Scrum Saints.

2

Benetton use the ball quickly from the scrum but Ludlam gets over the ball to turn it over. Saints play on with the advantage before we come back for the penalty. Grayson sends it to touch for a lineout on Benetton's 22.

1

Benetton go short at the kick-off and Saints collect. They play on but knock on in contact and Benetton will have the first scrum.

HERE WE GO!

Saints' last home match of the Heineken Champions Cup is on!

Opposition LineupBenetton Treviso

15
Jayden Hayward
14
Leonardo Sarto
13
Tommaso Benvenuti
12
Alberto Sgarbi
11
Monti Ioane
10
Tommaso Allan
9
Dewaldt Duvenage
1
Nicola Quaglio
2
Hame Faiva
3
Tiziano Pasquali
4
Alessandro Zanni
5
Federico Ruzza
6
Marco Lazzaroni
7
Giovanni Pettinelli
8
Marco Barbini

SubsBenetton Treviso

16
Engjel Makelara
17
Federico Zani
18
Cherif Traore
19
Eli Snyman
20
Marco Fuser
21
Vincenzo Trussardi
22
Antonio Rizzi
23
Marco Zanon
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Northampton Saints
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Benetton Treviso
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Form Guide

Form

LWWWW

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Beat Lyon OU 36-24

Past meeting

Won 33-20
Full Time
Northampton Saints
Northampton Saints
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Benetton Treviso
Benetton Rugby
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