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Northampton Saints vs Union Bordeaux-Begles

Match Details

HT ScoreHalf Time Score

Saints 9-9 Bordeaux

FT ScoreFull Time Score

Saints 12-16 Bordeaux

Attendance

2,000

Referee

Ben Whitehouse

Northampton Saints
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Summary

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Bordeaux make no mistake with the scrum though and it comes back for Jalibert to send into touch and end the game.

80

Time's up here as we set the scrum, one last chance for Saints.

79

Hutchinson pushes them forwards again and Saints keep coming. Lawes claims the ball out wide and tries to push forwards but he's held up and Bordeaux have the scrum.

78

Lawes claims the lineout and Saints maul before Mitchell whips the ball out. It comes wide quickly and Olowofela pushes up over halfway before he's taken down.

78

Saints work hard in defence though and earn the penalty at the breakdown. Biggar sends it to touch for a lineout near halfway.

77

Jalibert almost slips through and Bordeaux are up to Saints' five metre line now.

76

Taylor clears from the back of the lineout and Bordeaux push forwards again. 

76

No try says the TMO and Saints will have the lineout in their own 22. 

75

Bordeaux send the restart high and Tuala can't collect it. Cordero gets a foot to it and Bordeaux are quickly in Saints' 22. Loki round the corner and think they've scored but we're with the TMO to see if he was in touch.

Tonks replaces Adendorff as we restart.

Jalibert...

... adds the extras too.

Try Bordeaux.

Jalibert's kick comes off the posts but Cordero races forwards, collects and dots down over the line. 

72

Penalty Bordeaux at the scrum though and Jalibert points to the posts.

Ratuniyarawa replaces Isiekwe as we set the scrum.

70

Saints push well at the scrum but Bordeaux manage to keep the ball. The ball comes back to Jalibert to clear and Tuala is under it. He whips the ball to Furbank who sends it long but it's too long and we come all the way back for a scrum to Bordeaux. 

69

Saints push into Bordeaux 22 but knock on the ball on in contact and  the away side have the scrum. 

67

Penalty only says the TMO and Biggar sends it into the corner.

67

Saints look to come forwards but they knock the ball on. There's a few afters though and we're with the TMO to see if there's foul play. 

Mitchell and Naiyaravoro make way for Taylor and Olowofela as we set the lineout.

67

Bordeaux claim the lineout again though and Jalibert clears. Lineout Saints just inside Bordeaux's half. 

66

Biggar sends the ball to the corner and Saints have the lineout deep in Bordeaux's 22. 

65

Lineout Saints on halfway and Isiekwe is up for it. Saints maul forwards before the ball comes wide quickly. They're up to halfway and have an advantage coming too. 

Yellow card for Lucu as he's deemed to have stamped on Lawes' arm at the ruck. Penalty Saints to restart.

64

Penalty Bordeaux at the ruck but we're with the TMO to see if there's potential foul play from the away side.

Dingwall replaces Proctor as we set the lineout.

63

Mitchell clears and though Naiyaravoro is up for the tackle, he's penalised for taking the man in the air. Jalibert sends it to touch. 

62

Good pressure from Saints at the scrum and Bordeaux are forced to clear. Furbank is there and he returns the ball. Jalibert does the same before Cordero sends it high and Biggar is the man under it. 

60

Isiekwe claims the lineout and Saints look to push forwards but Fish can't quite keep a hand on the ball as Adendorff offloads. Scrum Bordeaux.

59

Penalty Saints at the lineout and Biggar hits the corner with his kick.

59

Bordeaux are back to full strength as Loki returns while as we set the lineout.

58

Bordeaux get the ball out of the scrum quickly and eventually clear. Lineout Saints on halfway.

57

Saints win the lineout and push hard. Lawes gets them on the front foot with a crashing run before Biggar sends the chip through. But Saints just knock on as they collect it, scrum Bordeaux.

55

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

Lamothe and Botica are replaced by Kaulashvili and Jalibert as we set the scrum.

53

They use it quickly and make their way up to halfway before Saints' get back in defence. That defence is strong though and it forces the error from Bordeaux, scrum Saints on halfway. 

53

Furbank sends the ball high and Lam is there but he's hit high but Naiyaravoro and Bordeaux earn the penalty. 

52

Isiekwe steals another lineout and Saints charge forwards. They make it into Bordeaux's half and keep pushing.

51

Saints steal this lineout and Mitchell clears long. Bordeaux return it and Tuala finds touch well. Lineout Bordeaux on halfway.

50

Penalty Bordeaux as they maul forwards and Botica sends this one into the corner.

Front row changes for Saints: Van Wyk, Fish and Hill replace Auterac, Matavesi and Franks respectively.

49

Wood claims the lineout and Saints push hard. They're up to the five metre line but referee Whitehouse awards Bordeaux a penalty. Botica clears upfield. Lineout Bordeaux near halfway.

Biggar sends the penalty into touch and Tameifuna replaces Cobilas as we set the lineout.

Saints maul from the lineout, Bordeaux hold it fast but give away a penalty and after a cumilation of penalties, it's Bordeaux's Loki that makes his way to the sin bin.

46

Isiekwe gets to the ball first at the lineout and Saints maul forwards before the ball comes wide. Furbank speeds forwards but can't get the ball away to a waiting Naiyaravoro. There's a penalty coming though and we come back for it. Biggar sends this one into the corner.

45

Saints send the ball back Bordeaux's way on the restart and then they work hard to get over the ball and earn the penalty. Biggar sends it to the corner.

Biggar...

... sends another one through the sticks to put Saints ahead again.

43

Bordeaux defend hard and Saints' attack is slowed but the advantage is coming for them and eventually we come back for it. Biggar points to the posts.

42

Ribbans claims the lineout and Saints push forwards. Hutchinson hacks it through and Mitchell reclaims it. Saints push their way up to Bordeaux's 22 and keep coming.

41

Bordeaux get under the restart and Lucu clears from the base of the ruck. Lineout Saints just inside Bordeaux's half.

40

We're back on!

Biggar gets us restarted here at Franklin's Gardens!

And that's the half here at Franklin's Gardens.

Botica...

... sends it through to level things.

40

Time's up in this half as we set the scrum but Bordeaux shove hard and earn a penalty there. Botica points to the posts with the last play of the first half.

39

Bordeaux try to maul but Saints work hard and earn the scrum there.

39

This one goes to plan and the ball comes back to Biggar to clear. Lineout Bordeaux.

38

Botica chips over the top into space and Furbank can't get to the ball before it bobbles into touch. Lineout Saints in their own 22.

38

Another lineout steal for Bordeaux and they come forwards off the back of it. Saints manage to hold them on the halfway line but Bordeaux keep coming.

37

Lawes claims the lineout and Saints move it swiftly through the hands before Furbank dinks it through. Bordeaux just get there first and they clear to touch. Lineout Saints again.

36

Lucu claims the restart and clears it well. Lineout Saints on halfway.

Botica...

... sends the kick through from in front of the posts to pull Bordeaux back to within three points.

35

Bordeaux slip through Saints' line and Cordero is the man with the ball in hand. His offload to Diaby is forwards though and we come back for an advantage to Bordeaux in the build up. Botica points to the posts.

34

Botica sends the ball into touch for a Bordeaux lineout just inside Saints' half but the away side spill the lineout and Mitchell clears. Bordeaux get under the high ball though and run it back at Saints.

32

Mitchell and Biggar combine well in the midfield to almost see the latter through but Bordeaux's defence scrags him down. Saints manage a few more phases but Bordeaux get over the ball, slowing Saints' momentum and earning the penalty.

31

Bordeaux use the ball quickly from the scrum and push forwards at little before Lucu sends it high. Naiyaravoro is there though and Saints push again.

30

Adendorff breaks through and charges into Bordeaux's 22. Biggar is on his shoulder but the number eight can't get the ball away. Saints manage to get the ball to Naiyaravoro out wide but the ball goes forwards there and Bordeaux will have the scrum on their own five metre line.

29

Bordeaux claim the ball there and push up to halfway before Botica sends it high. Furbank does well to claim it and Saints push on.

28

Saints claim the restart and Mitchell clears well for a Bordeaux lineout inside they own half.

Biggar...

... sends it straight through from in front of the sticks.

27

Matavesi storms off the back of the lineout and is hit with a high shot. The penalty advantage is coming for Saints and though they push hard through Lawes, eventually we come back for it. Biggar points to the posts again.

26

Lawes claims the lineout and Bordeaux are penalised there too. Biggar sends it to the corner.

25

Burns clears well from the restart and Saints will have the lineout on halfway.

Botica...

... sends this one through to get Bordeaux off the mark.

24

Furbank claims the high ball well as Bordeaux send the ball back Saints' way and the French side earn the penalty there too. Botica points to the posts again. 

23

This time the lineout goes to plan for Saints and Mitchell clears off the back of the maul. Lam is there and he finds Burns to clear but it's too long and Adendorff dots down in the dead ball zone. Saints have the 22 drop out once again.

21

Botica comes forwards after Cordero claims the restart but Bordeaux quickly clear. Aerial tennis ensues until eventually Bordeaux find touch inside Saints' half. Lineout Saints there.

20

Botica...

... sends his first shot at goal wide though and Saints will have the 22 drop out.

19

Saints look to go long at the lineout but Bordeaux get a hand to it first and they claim the loose ball. Botica clears and Saints are there but Bordeaux get over the ball and earn the penalty. Botica points for the posts.

18

Isiekwe claims this one and Saints have the penalty coming at the maul too. Eventually Whitehouse blows his whistle and Biggar sends it into the corner.

17

Scrappy at the lineout from Saints and Bordeaux gather it. Lam clears and Tuala is there to return it. Bordeaux run it back at Saints but rush their hands as the ball comes wide and it slips into touch. Lineout Saints just inside their own half. 

16

Solid scrum from both sides but eventually Bordeaux use it and the ball comes wide to Lam. The away side look to come forwards but are penalised for obstruction and Biggar sends the penalty into Bordeaux's 22.

15

Lucu sends the ball high off the back of the lineout and though Naiyaravoro is under it, he can't gather. Scrum Bordeaux.

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Furbank claims the restart and Mitchell sends it high and long off the base of the ruck to find touch. Lineout Bordeaux inside their own half. 

Biggar...

... makes it two from two from the tee.

12

Hutchinson sends it high and though Bordeaux hands find the ball first, Saints get over the ball for the penalty. Biggar calls for the tee again.

10

Furbank and Burns exchange a few kicks before Biggar sends it high and claims it himself. Saints push into Bordeaux's half now.

9

Bordeaux use the ball quickly from the lineout and the chip over the top comes just after but Hutchinson is there. Saints come forwards before Biggar sends a cross field kick over to Wood but Lam is there to collect. Isiekwe works hard to get back for the tackle though and pushing Lam into touch. Lineout Saints.

8

Ribbans charges forwards after Adendorff makes some good yards from the restart. Mitchell clears and Bordeaux return it before Furbank sends the ball into the stand. Lineout Bordeaux just inside Saints' half.

Biggar...

... makes no mistake from the tee to get Saints' started.

7

The penalty sits just in front of the posts and Biggar points to them.

7

Saints push hard when Bordeaux get over the ball but we come back for the penalty.

6

Naiyaravoro charges forwards and the ball comes wide. Biggar finds Furbank and Saints have the penalty coming as they push up to the five metre line.

6

Saints waste no time getting going from the lineout and they're quickly into the Bordeaux 22 and pushing.

5

After a little pause in play while Ribbans' is seen to, Biggar sends it into the corner. 

5

Penalty Saints at the scrum! The pack gets a shove on and referee Ben Whitehouse give Saints the penalty. 

3

Bordeaux win the lineout and clear, Furbank is back he sends the ball into the air but it's too long and we come all the way back for a Bordeaux scrum inside Saints' half. 

1

Early possession goes Saints' way after good pressure earns them the ball from the kick-off. And now Saints push forwards before Furbank dinks the ball through to the corner. Lineout Bordeaux inside their own 22. 

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And we're off!

Saints' Heineken Champions Cup it underway!

Opposition LineupBordeaux Begles

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Romain Buros
14
Santiago Cordero
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Yoram Moefana
12
Rémi Lamerat
11
Ben Lam
10
Ben Botica
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Maxime Lucu
1
Thierry Paiva
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Maxime Lamothe
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Vadim Cobilas
4
Guido Petti Pagadizábal
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Cyril Cazeaux
6
Cameron Woki
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Mahamadou Diaby
8
Scott Higginbotham

SubsBordeaux Begles

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Clement Maynadier
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Lekso Kaulashvili
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Ben Tameifuna
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Jandre Marais
20
Marco Tauleigne
21
Jules Gimbert
22
Matthieu Jalibert
23
Pablo Uberti
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Northampton Saints
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Form Guide

Form

WLWWL

Last match

Lost to Ulster 27-35

Past meeting

Drew 0-0
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Bordeaux Begles
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