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Northampton Saints vs Ulster

Match Details

HT ScoreHalf Time Score

Saints 10-19 Ulster

FT ScoreFull Time Score

Saints 20-24 Ulster

Attendance

13,271

Referee

Pierre Brousset

Northampton Saints
Northampton Saints
20

Summary

Full Time

Ulster Rugby
Ulster
24
Northampton Saints
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T
C
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Ulster Rugby
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C
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Time's up on the clock as Saints come forwards off the restart. Freeman crashes up the middle but as the ball comes wide, Skosan can't quite gather it and Lowry sends the loose ball into the stands to end the game. 

Furbank...

... drop kicks the conversion too!

TRYYYYYYY HUTCHINSON!!

The centre dances forwards through Ulster's line and dots down under the sticks!

78

James sends it high off the next phase and Ulster creep forwards into Saints' half. But there Saints earn a penalty at the breakdown  and Furbank sends it to touch for a lineout in Ulster's 22. 

77

Saints come forwards quickly off the scrum, with Collins getting play up to the halfway line. But there Ulster turn the ball over and boot it downfield. James is there and Saints play on.

James replaces Mitchell as we set the scrum. 

75

Ulster come forwards off the lineout but knock the ball on and Saints will have the scrum. 

74

Ribbans is up for the lineout and Saints maul forwards before Mitchell boxes downfield. Baloucoune gathers and returns it, aerial tennis ensues until Ribbans pushes Shanahan into touch. But there's an advantage for Ulster being played and Madigan sends the ball to touch. 

72

A good shove at the scrum but Ulster manage to keep the ball, they play on on the halfway line. Shanahan sends it high and Ulster manage to regather. Lowry sends it though off his boot though and finds touch. Lineout Saints back in their own 22. 

Fish and Garside enter play as we set the scrum, with Matavesi and Painter making way. 

68

Solid at the scrum and Ulster are forced to use it quickly. Shanahan boxes high and thought the ball bounces as it comes down, Saints come away with it. But the home side knock on just after and Ulster will have the scrum just inside Saints' half. 

Freeman replaces Biggar as we set the scrum, with Mitchell also returning to the field from the sin bin.

67

Penalty Saints at the breakdown as Ulster fail to roll away and Biggar puts the ball into the corner, but the ball goes dead and Ulster will have the scrum.

65

Augustus charges forwards off the scrum and Saints push up to the Ulster 22. 

Coles replaces Lawes as we set the scrum.

63

Ribbans is up for the lineout and Saints maul forwards. Furbank gets the ball out and Saints begin to creep forwards and will have the put in at the scrum as Ulster knock on on the floor.

62

No conversion from Madigan though and the fly-half finds touch with the ball off the restart. Lineout Saints just inside their own half.

Try Ulster.

Ulster whip the ball wide off the back of the lineout and it's Lowry who races down the left and over the whitewash.

Waller is replaced by Iyogun as we set the lineout.

60

Lawes is up for the lineout and Saints push forwards but are penalised at the breakdown. Madigan sends the ball to touch for a lineout on halfway. 

59

Ulster come forwards and McIlroy chips over the top but his kick heads straight out. Lineout Saints then.

57

Ribbans is up for the lineout and Saints maul forwards before Biggar finds Lawes off the back of it. Biggar puts the box kick up and though Baloucoune is there his offload finds Litchfield. Hutchinson hacks through into space and the ball bobbles nicely into touch for an Ulster lineout on their own five metre line now.

Harrison is replaced by Augustus as we set the lineout.

56

Ulster try to take the resulting penalty quickly but Matavesi gets over the ball and earn Saints the penalty. Biggar puts it to touch.

Ulster come up short but the referee sends Alex Mitchell to the sin bin.

54

Over the top from Saints to Hutchinson and he offload to Skosan inside him. Litchfield charges forwards but Ulster come away with the ball and Lowry is released down the right. He gets almost all the way to the try line before he's taken down.

53

Ludlam gets over the ball though and earns Saints the penalty. Biggar sends it to touch for a lineout back near halfway.

52

Biggar sends the ball skyward and Ulster gather in their own half. Doak pushes them back over the halfway line, Moore sends the ball high and Ulster manage to get under it too. They push on just outside Saints' 22 now.

51

Ribbans is up for the lineout and Biggar sends it long off the back of it. Ulster play on on halfway before Doak boxes high himself. Furbank is under it and Saints play on.

49

Penalty Saints at the breakdown! That's huge defensive effort from the home side and Biggar missed touch with the kick but Saints push Ulster into touch as the ball comes down and Saints have the lineout now.

49

Good maul defence from Saints forces Ulster to use it and they push now from the five metre line.

48

But Ulster turn the ball over and push forwards quickly, working into Saints' 22 before earning a penalty. Burns puts it into the corner.

46

Solid at the scrum from Saints and they come wide quickly. But the ball doesn't quite go to hand and Ulster gather. Doak boxes high and Saints play on again.

44

Ludlam is up for the restart and Mitchell boxes long. Lowry is there but he's halted before he reaches the halfway line. Eventually Ulster work over the halfway line but more strong defence earns Saints the put in at the scrum as Ulster knock on.

Biggar...

... sends the kick over to close the gap.

42

Penalty for Saints at the breakdown as they work into Ulster's 22 and Biggar points to the posts.

41

Harrison charges forwards as Ulster return the restart and Saints push on before Hutchinson hacks the ball through off his boot. Lowry is there but he knocks the ball on and Saints will have the scrum on Ulster's 22. 

One change for Saints at the break: Ratuniyarwa enter play in the place of Nansen.

40

WE'RE BACK UNDERWAY!

Biggar gets us restarted here and it's all still to play for at cinch Stadium at Franklin's Gardens!

And that's time up here, with the referee blowing the whistle for half-time. 

Doak...

... sends the conversion over too. 

Try Ulster.

Eventually Ulster manage to find a gap though and chip the ball into it. It's scrappy but Lowry comes away with it and dots down just left of the posts. After a trip to the TMO the try is given.

39

Ulster slowly push deeper into Saints' half but strong defence from the home side pushes Ulster back.

38

Mitchell sends it high off the restart and Lowry is there, he comes at Saints with pace but Saints' defence holds firm. 

Biggar...

... drop kicks the conversion too!

TRYYYYYYY BIGGAR!!

Hutchinson dances down the left, finding Collins on his shoulder. The wing barges forwards down the left touchline before offloading inside to Biggar for the score!

36

Biggar sends a cross field over but Ulster just get their first, but Lawes rips the ball in a tackle and Saints play on once more.

35

Ulster hack through off the back of the scrum and Skosan dives on it. Saints play on just inside their own half now.

33

Saints work almost up to Ulster's 22 but the ball comes forwards in contact there and Ulster will have the scrum. 

32

Scrappy at the lineout though and the loose ball finds Ulster hands. They push forwards out of their 22 before Doak sends it high. Collins is under it and Saints quickly comes forwards in Ulster's half again. 

30

Saints whip the ball wide quickly and with an advantage coming for Saints, eventually we come back for it. Biggar sends it into the corner. 

28

Solid at the scrum this time and Mitchell clears. Ulster touch the ball in flight as it heads into touch so it's a lineout to Saints.

27

Ulster creep slowly forwards off the lineout but Saints defend hard to keep them out of the 22 for a time. Eventually the away side work into it but more strong defence from Saints brings the rewards in the form of a Ulster knock on. Scrum Saints now.

25

A good shove at the scrum from Saints but the penalty goes Ulster's way and Burns sends it to touch for a lineout in Saints' half now.

23

Ulster charges forwards but Hutchinson works hard on the floor to turn the ball over for Saints. The home side push their way back into Ulster's half but there the ball comes forwards. Scrum Ulster.

22

Not straight at the lineout says the referee though and Ulster will have the scrum. 

22

Saints halt Ulster's maul and Doak is forced to box the ball clear. Lineout Saints now.

20

Harrison crashes up off the restart and Saints earn a penalty there too. Mitchell takes it quickly and races forwards before finding Hutchinson and then Biggar to get Saints over halfway. Saints keep coming before Hutchinson hacks through and finds touch for an Ulster lineout in their own 22. 

Biggar...

... sends the kick through from in front of the posts.

19

Nansen charges through Ulster's line on halfway and crashes up to the Ulster 22 now. Saints whip the ball left and right to work deep into Ulster's 22 and they earn a penalty there. Biggar points to the posts.

17

Ribbans comes forwards off the scrum and Mitchell chips over the top but Lowry is back there and he marks the ball. The Ulster fullback sends the ball to touch and Saints take the lineout quickly on the halfway line.

17

Free kick Saints at the scrum too and Saints choose to scrum once more.

16

Free kick Saints at the lineout as Ulster close the gap and Saints choose to the scrum option.

16

Doak clears the restart and Saints have a lineout ten metres into Ulster's half.

Doak...

... converts his own try too.

Try Ulster

Saints come forwards off the back of the lineout and Hutchinson chips over the top into space but Ulster gather and Doak breaks through Saints' line for the score.

12

Saints manage to steal the lineout though and push into Ulster's half. Collins chips through and the ball comes off Ulster hands for a Saints lineout just outside Ulster's 22. 

11

Ulster clear off the back of the scrum and though the ball comes down in Furbank's hands, he's pushed into touch. Lineout Ulster.

10

Saints try to push forwards off the back of the lineout but are found accidentally offside. Scrum Ulster.

9

Penalty for Saints as Ulster are pinged for a high tackle. Biggar puts it into the corner.

8

No conversion from Doak out wide and the scrum-half sends it high off the restart. Skosan is under it and Saints play on.

Try Ulster.

Doak almost slips through Saints' line but scrappy ball finds Ulster hands and it's Baloucoune who stretches over in the corner.

5

Ulster push up to Saints' 22 off the back of the lineout, Saints defend hard but Ulster make slow progress.

4

Penalty Ulster at the scrum as it comes down before the ball comes in, Burns sends it to touch for a lineout.

3

Saints send a high cross field over to Hutchinson but the ball lands in Ulster hands again. Doak box kicks again but this time Saints knock the high ball on. Scrum Ulster just inside their own half. 

3

Mitchell sends the ball high high and Collins is in chase. The ball finds Ulster hands but the Saints winger takes his opposite man down and Doak is forced to box kick high again. 

2

Saints comes forwards quickly off the lineout but Ulster turn the ball over on the floor and play on before Doak sends it high. Biggar is under it and Saints play on.

1

Saints gain a penalty straight off the kick-off and Biggar puts it into touch for a lineout inside Ulster's half.

HERE WE GO!!

Round 3 of the Heineken Champions Cup is underway here at cinch Stadium at Franklin's Gardens as Burns gets us started!

Opposition LineupUlster Rugby

15
Michael Lowry
14
Robert Baloucoune
13
James Hume
12
Stewart Moore
11
Ethan McIlroy
10
Billy Burns
9
Nathan Doak
1
Andrew Warwick
2
Rob Herring
3
Martin Moore
4
Alan O'Connor
5
Kieran Treadwell
6
Marcus Rea
7
Nick Timoney
8
Duane Vermeulen

SubsUlster Rugby

16
John Andrew
17
Eric O'Sullivan
18
Tom O’Toole
19
Sam Carter
20
Greg Jones
21
Dave Shanahan
22
Ian Madigan
23
Ben Moxham
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