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Northampton Saints vs Lyon Olympique Universitaire

Match Details

HT ScoreHalf Time Score

Saints 19-0 Lyon OU

FT ScoreFull Time Score

Saints 25-14 Lyon OU

Attendance

12,603

Referee

Frank Murphy

Northampton Saints
Northampton Saints
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Summary

Full Time

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Time is up and Biggar decides that's enough and sends the ball into the Church's Stand to end to game!

79

Gibson for the lineout again and Saints maul once more. Another advantage coming for Saints but they keep pushing.

79

Gibson takes the lineout and Saints maul forwards before earning a penalty there. Biggar sends to the corner once more.

78

Penalty for Saints at the scrum and an extra ten yards for a scuffle after says the referee. Biggar sends it to the corner.

77

Penalty Saints at the breakdown and Biggar sends it to the corner but it goes dead. Scrum Lyon.

76

Wisniewski sends the restart high and Biggar is there. Saints play on.

Reinach is replaced by Mitchell as we restart.

Wisniewski sends the conversion over too.

Try Lyon.

The ball comes down the short side from the scrum and it's Regard who's over for his second.

HIA for Fish and Haywood returns for the field. 

72

Harrison returns to the field as we set the lineout and Lyon earn a penalty there too. Lyon opt for the scrum. 

71

Penalty Lyon at the lineout and they take it quickly. They come forwards and earn another penalty. Wisniewski sends it to the corner. 

Naiyaravoro makes way for Tuala as we set the lineout.

69

Advantage coming from the scrum for Lyon but they play on for a time. Eventually we come back for it and Wisniewski sends it to touch for a lineout inside Saints' half. 

68

Ludlam is up for the lineout and Saints charge on. Hutchinson breaks through but his offload comes forwards. Scrum Lyon.

67

Penalty Saints at the scrum! Biggar sends it to touch.

66

No try says the TMO and we come back for a Saints scrum after a knock on in the build up.

66

Lyon come forwards from the lineout and Nakaitaci thinks he's scored. We're with the TMO...

66

Saints collect the restart and Reinach boxes clear. Lineout Lyon.

A duo of changes for Saints: Ribbans and Wood are replaced by Ratuniyarawa and Gibson.

Biggar...

... sends the ball through for Saints.

63

Penalty Saints for a high tackle on Proctor and Biggar points to the posts. 

63

Lyon clear the restart and though Saints collect, the ball finds touch. Lineout Lyon.

Front row change for Saints: Waller, Haywood and Painter make way and it's Van Wyk, Fish and Franks - for his debut - who take their place. 

Welcome to Northampton, Saints #2022

Wisniewski sends the conversions over too.

Try Lyon.

Fernandez sends a cross field kick over with the penalty and Regard is there in space to score. 

It's a yellow card for Harrison as the repeat infringes tot up. 

59

Huge shove from Saints and Lyon are forced to use it. But they have an advantage coming just after and we come back for it.

57

The scrum goes forwards but Lyon use the ball. They come right quickly but Regard loses the ball in contact. Knock on advantage coming though and we come back for another scrum. 

57

Penalty Lyon at the breakdown this time, Lyon opt to scrum. 

55

This time the scrum gets away and Lyon play on. 

54

Penalty Lyon at the scrum and the choose another.

53

Lyon maul forwards and are within inches. Penalty says the referee and they choose to scrum. 

52

Advantage being played for Lyon and we come back for it. Wisniewski - who replaced Tuisova in the build up - sends the ball into touch for a lineout.

51

Lawes takes the lineout but Saints knock on and Lyon collect. They play on and are into Saints' 22 quickly. 

50

Ribbans is up for the lineout and Saints steam forwards. But the ball is lost in contact and Lyon play on. Tuisova races forwads but Lawes pushes him into touch. Lineout Saints on their own 22. 

49

Penalty Saints at the scrum! Biggar sends it to touch for a lineout back near halfway. 

48

Lyon collect the Lernout and maul forwards. But Saints hold them well and earn the scrum. 

47

Eventually we come back for the penalty for Lyon and Fernandez sends it into the corner. Lineout Lyon there.

46

Advantage coming from the lineout for Lyon and they play on. They're up to Saints' 22 now and pushing.

45

Penalty Lyon at the breakdown and Fernandez sends to touch for a lineout.

45

Lawes is up for the lineout but Lyon turn over just after and Fernandez clears. Furbank is there and Saints play on.

44

Penalty Saints at the scrum! Biggar sends it to the corner for a lineout on Lyon's 22. 

43

Straight out at the restart from Fernandez and Saints have the scrum on halfway. 

Biggar...

... sends the ball through to extend Saints' lead!

40

Advantage coming for Saints as Lyon return the restart and eventually we come back for it. Biggar points to the posts.

On change for Saints at the break and it's debut for Proctor as he replaces Francis. 

Welcome to Northampton, Saint #2021!

40

WE'RE BACK ON!

Biggar gets us restarted at the Gardens!

The inevitable intercept from Reinach comes but he's not got quite enough to break away and he's pushed into touch to end the half.

40

Time's up here and after a few restarts Lyon get the ball away. Fernandez makes it to Saints' 22 and they keep coming.

39

Saints secure the turnover but the ball comes loose and Lyon have the scrum. 

38

Saints secure the restart and Biggar clears. Lyon play on around halfway.

Biggar...

... sends the long ranger through!

36

The ball comes loose and Lyon are offside so penalty Saints. Biggar points to the posts.

34

Free kick Lyon at the scrum and they take it quickly. Fearns makes it over halfway and Lyon play on.

33

Naiyaravoro takes the restart and he find Francis. Saints push out of the 22 where Reinach boxes high. Biggar is there but he knocks on and Lyon have the scrum. 

Biggar...

... sends the penalty through!

31

Fearns scoops the ball off the scrum but is penalised just after for holding. Biggar points to the posts.

30

Unbelievable scenes from Reinach as he races in for what he thinks is a try - but we're called back by the TMO for a forward pass and instead Lyon have the scrum.

29

Fernandez boots the ball clear from the base and Saints collect.

28

Saints play quickly from the scrum and Biggar barges forwards. Lyon intercept and make it up to the Saints' five metre but Hutchins intercept there and is away. Reinach is on his shoulder, he boots the ball through to chase. He just gets there but knocks on the ball on. Scrum Lyon.

27

Saints steal the Lernout and Reinach boxes high. Furbank gets there but he's held up and Lyon have the scrum on halfway.

26

Fernandez sends the ball high and Furbank is there. He clears to touch and Lyon have the lineout.

26

Saints secure the lineout but lose possession just after. Lyon play on.

25

Péllissié boxes clear at the breakdown and Saints have the lineout.

23

Saints scoop up the loose ball at the lineout and Naiyaravoro breaks through. Saints are up to halfway and Hutchinson hacks through. Buttin is there but he's taken down immediately. Lyon play on.

22

Naiyaravoro is up to halfway but he's isolated and Lyon earn the penalty. Fernandez sends it to touch.

21

Collins collects the restart again and Reinach boxes. Fernandez is there and Lyon race forwards. Ngatai races forwards but his offload finds touch. Lineout Saints.

Biggar...

... sends the conversion through too!

TRYYYYYYY HUTCH!!

A lovely soft pass from Biggar and Hutchinson is through the gap and over!!

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19

Lawes taps the lineout back and Saints play on. 

18

Péllissié boxes clear and Reinach takes but is taken out in the air. Biggar sends the resulting penalty into the corner. Lineout Saints there.

17

Loose ball at the lineout and Saints scoop it up. Biggar sends it long and Nakaitaci runs it back at Saints. 

16

Advatange coming for Lyon at the lineout and eventually we come back for it. Fernandez sends it to touch for a lineout inside Saints' half. 

15

Lyon look to use it quickly and Pélissié tries to chip through into space but Naiyaravoro charges it down. The ball finds touch though and Lyon have another lineout.

15

Naiyaravoro comes forwards but loses the ball into touch. Lineout Lyon.

14

Lawes takes the lineout and Haywood is away into the 22. Saints keep coming, Ludlam takes things further into the 22 and they keep coming.

12

Another solid scrum but Lyon target Reinach quickly at the base. But Saints earn a penalty at the breakdown and Biggar sends it into touch for a lineout on Lyon's 22. 

12

Solid at the scrum from Saints and Biggar clears. Fernandez returns it and Lyon knock it on into touch. Scrum Saints.

11

A clear knock-on in the build up says the TMO so no try. Scrum Saints instead.

11

Geraci breaks through for Lyon but his offload is intercepted by Biggar. Saints look to come forwards but Fernandez has the ball and thinks he's scored. We're with the TMO...

10

Collins takes the restart and clears it well. Lyon collect though and come back at Saints. 

Biggar...

... sends the penalty through!

9

Advantage coming for Saints and eventually we come back for it. Biggar points for the posts.

9

Lawes is up for the lineout and Saints push on.

8

Overthrow at the lineout and Reinach is there. The ball comes quickly right and Saints steam forwards before earning a penalty at the breakdown. Biggar sends it to the corner.

7

Penalty Lyon at the scrum and Fernandez sends the ball to touch for a lineout back near halfway.

6

Saints maul from the lineout but Lyon hold them up. Scrum Lyon.

5

We have a quick trip to the TMO to see if there's been any foul play in the build up to the lineout and referee Frank Murphy says there has. Biggar sends the resulting penalty into the corner. 

4

Ribbans takes the restart again and Reinach feeds Biggar and Naiyaravoro is away down the left. His offload finds Francis but the centre's finds Lyon hands. The away side clear the ball but Biggar is there to send it into touch. Lineout Lyon on halfway. 

Biggar...

... sends the kick through for Saints' first points in the Heineken Champions Cup!

3

Ludlam secure the lineout and Harrison is away. Saints make it up to the Lyon 22 again and earn a penalty there. Biggar points to the posts.

2

Lyon secure the ball at the lineout and push forwards. Fernandex clears long but Furbank is there. He returns and the Lyon fly-half sends it into touch. Lineout Saints on halfway.

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Reinach boxes the restart and Saints manage to recover the ball. Biggar boots the ball downfield and it bobbles into touch in Lyon's 22. Lineout Lyon there.

HERE WE GO!

After a beautifully observed silence here at the Gardens, we're underway!

Opposition Lineuplyon

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Jean-Marcellin Buttin
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Josua Tuisova
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Pierre-Louis Barassi
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Charlie Ngatai
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Noa Nakaitaci
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Patricio Fernandez
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Jonathan Pelissie
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Raphael Chaume
2
Jeremie Maurouard
3
Clement Ric
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Kilian Geraci
5
Loann Goujon
6
Liam Gill
7
Patrick Sobela
8
Carl Fearns

Subslyon

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Mickael Ivaldi
17
Hamza Kaabeche
18
Demba Bamba
19
Hendrik Roodt
20
Virgile Bruni
21
Baptiste Couilloud
22
Jonathan Wisniewski
23
Thibaut Regard
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Northampton Saints
Northampton SaintsNOR420297139-42920109
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lyon
Lyon Olympique UniversitaireLyon OU41037063795127
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Last match

Lost to Leinster 21-50

Past meeting

Won 25-14
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