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Northampton Saints vs Saracens

Match Details

HT ScoreHalf Time Score

Saints 17-9 Saracens

FT ScoreFull Time Score

Saints 23-9 Saracens

Attendance

15,250

Referee

Ian Tempest

Northampton Saints
Northampton Saints
23

Summary

Full Time

Saracens
Saracens
9
Northampton Saints
T
T
T
C
P
P
KOHTFT
Saracens
P
P
P

Saints intercept the lineout and send the ball into touch to end the game!

80

Scrappy at the lineout but Saracens keep it. The away side earn a penalty with the clock in the red here and send it to touch. Lineout Saracens.

79

Saint hold Saracens well but concede a penalty at the breakdown. Saracens go quickly but Saints collect their chip over the top. Hutchinson comes forwards but is pushed into touch. Lineout Saracens. 

78

A good shove from Saints but Saracens manage to hold on. 

77

Swift hands from Saints and Tuala is the man out wide who makes it up to the Saracens 22. But there the ball comes forwards and Saracens will have the scrum.

76

Saracens come forwards again and make it up to Saints' 22 once more but scrappy handling pushes them back and the last pass goes forwards into touch. Saints opt for the scrum. 

Final change for Saints; Collins replaces Naiyaravoro as we set the lineout.

75

Saracens look to come forwards but Saints hold them well. They make it into Saints' 22 but lose the ball forwards and Saints clear. Lineout Saracens.

74

Saints collect the restart and Reinach clears well. Lineout Saracens back near halfway. 

Craig replaces Ratuniyarawa as we restart.

Francis...

... sends the kick through!

71

Tuala finds Ludlam out wide and he finds Mitchell, Saints make good progress before earning a penalty at the breakdown. Francis - who takes over the kicking duties while Grayson takes treatment - points to the posts. 

70

Turn over at the scrum for Saints and the come forwards. Reinach boxes clear and Gibson gets there first. Saints play on again.

69

Saints get up for the lineout but are deemed to have knocked the ball on. Scrum Saracens. 

Gibson replaces Wood as we set the lineout.

68

Harrison picks up front the base and Reinach clears well. Lineout Saracens.

67

Saints pressure well as Saracens try to maul and they earn the scrum. 

66

Saints concede a penalty at the breakdown just after the lineout and Malins sends it into the corner.

65

Aerial tennis ensues before Grayson sends the ball into touch. Lineout Saracens.

63

Saracens clear their lines but Saints collect and play on. Hutchinson gets things back up to halfway quickly and Saints keep coming. Mitchell boxes and Gallagher is there, he marks it before sending it into touch for a Saints lineout back near halfway. 

62

Taylor - who replaced Whiteley in the last play - looks to box but Wood charges him down. Grayson collects and chips through into space. Lineout Saracens. 

Waller, Marshall and Hill are replaced by Van Wyk, Fish and Franks as we set for the scrum. 

60

Francis breaks, Reinach is on his shoulder, the scrum-half chips over collects his own but knocks on as he tries to offload. Saracens play on for a time but Saints are deemed to have knocked on again. Scrum Saracens. 

59

Reinach scoops up the loose ball at the scrum and Grayson sends it high. Saracens get there but they return it instantly and Furbank is there. 

Reinach replaces Mitchell as we get the scrum set. 

57

Mitchell goes quickly from the scrum and Saints charge forwards again. Grayson sends the ball upwards and Saracens collect it. Malins clear and Grayson is there. Naiyaravoro comes forwards, sitting down Segun along the way. But the ball comes forwards as he offloads and Saracens will have the scrum on halfway. 

57

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

Griffiths replaces Morris for Saracens as we restart. 

Grayson...

... sends the ball through to extends Saints' lead. 

56

Wood is up for the lineout and Saints maul forwards before the ball comes out. They've got the advantage coming and eventually we come back for it. Grayson points to the posts. 

56

Harrison makes some yards out wide but his offload finds Bosch. The Saracens centre runs into touch though so Saints will have the lineout inside Saracens' 22. 

53

The ball comes wide to Naiyaravoro again and Saints are back up to Saracens' 22 once more. 

51

Saints use the ball quickly and come forwards well. Mitchell makes a good charge before Tuala does the same. Saints have worked up to halfway now and Mitchell sends the ball skyward. It's scrappy underneath it but Saracens just hold on. Whiteley clears too and Furbank collects this one. Saints play on.

Barrington, Tolofua, Reffell and Crossdale are replaced by Adams-Hale, Gray, Vailanu and Lewington as we set the scrum. 

49

Saracens try to maul but Saints push them back and earn the scrum. 

48

Saracens return the drop and Saints play on from their own 22. Mitchell clears but his kick goes straight out. Lineout Saracens.

47

Saints come forwards well and make it into Saracens' 22 quickly. But there the loose the ball and Saracens collect it. They clear but Naiyaravoro is there and he barges his way back up to the 22 in moments. Saracens clear though as the ball comes loose again and it goes dead. 22 drop Saints.

46

The ball hangs in the air though as Grayson kicks for the posts and Bosch collects it. He clears to touch for a Saints lineout just outside the Saracens 22. 

45

Penalty Saint at the scrum! And Grayson points to the posts.

43

Saints scrum to restart and they come forwards but Hutchinson's pass to Furbank is deems forwards. Scrum Saracens.

Day - who took a knock in the build up - is replaced by Isiekwe as we restart. 

42

Solid at the scrum and Saints bring the ball wide quickly. Naiyaraivoro makes it up to the halfway line before Furbank gets i further. A good charge from Moon keep Saints on the front foot but we pause the game for a head injury for the Saracens side.

41

Mitchell boxes clear and Gallagher is there. Saracens come forwards but Morris knocks the ball on and Saints collect. We eventually come back for the scrum though. 

40

WE'RE BACK ON!

Malins gets us restarted here at Franklin's Gardens. 

Time is up but we take the lineout. Moon collects the ball and Mitchell sends it into the stands to end the half.

Hill's sin bin period is over and both he and Wood return to the field with Franks making way.

39

Penalty Saints at the breakdown! A brilliant piece of defence from the home side there. Grayson sends the ball into touch for a lineout.

38

Grayson sends a cross field over for Naiyaravoro but Malins gets there first. He darts up the right and Saracens are pushing on the five metre. 

37

Mitchell boxes the ball clear and Gallagher is there but Saints pressure well and Whiteley clears. Saints play on again.

36

Malins...

... sends the ball wide though and Saints will have the 22 drop.

35

Grayson sends it long and Gallagher is there. He sends the ball skyward and Furbank gets under the high ball. Saints play on.

35

Penalty Saracens at the scrum and Malins calls for the posts.

Franks comes on for the scrum with Wood making way for him.

34

Saints turn the ball over but Grayson's clearance kick is too long and we come all the way back for the scrum. 

33

Mitchell boxes the restart clear and though Saracens come forwards, Saints work well to reclaim the ball. Tuala clears and Malins collects. Saracens play on.

Grayson...

... sends the touchline conversion over too!

TRYYYYY ACE!!

He has!! It's a third for Saints!!

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31

Saints work their way forwards and the ball comes wide to Tuala, he thinks he's over but we're with the TMO to see if he's grounded the ball...

30

Moon is up for the lineout and Saints come forward quickly. Furbank dinks the ball forwards and Naiyaravoro is in chase. Crossdale gets a boot to it first though and sends it into touch. Lineout Saints in Saracens' 22. 

29

Saracens clear the restart and Saints will have the lineout inside Sararcens' half. 

Malins...

... sends the kick through to bring the game back within a point.

27

Malins sends the resulting penalty into the corner and Saracens play on from it. And Saints are penalised at the breakdown shortly after. Malins points to the posts.

No conversion for Grayson as the woodwork denies him but Saints come forwards off the restart. But as Grayson clears Hill touches the man in the air and the TMO says yellow card.

TRYYYYYY WOODYY!!

Saints keep coming and as Grayson whips the ball wide, Wood is waiting. The skipper stretches out and scores Saints' second!!

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23

Hutchinson makes several yards off the bak of the scrum and Naiyaravoro barges his way up to the five metre line as the ball comes wide. Saints keep pushing.

22

Advantage is played for Saints as Earl knocks the ball out of Tuala's hands and eventually we come back for it. Scrum Saints.

21

Earl takes the restart and Saints pressure well. Whiteley boxes and Furbank is there. Saints play on.

Malins...

... sends the ball through the posts to put Saracens ahead.

19

Earl picks and goes but is taken down. Saracens earn a penalty though as Saints are penalised for being off their feet. Malins points to the posts.

18

No try says the TMO and we'll have a five metre scrum instead.

18

Saracens look to maul from the lineout and think they're over but we're with the TMO to see if they are.

17

Moon secures the lineout and Saints come forwards. But Saracens get over the ball and earn the penalty there. Malins sends it to touch for a lineout inside Saints' 22. 

16

Saracens secure the lineout but Whiteley's box goes straight out and Saints have the lineout in the same spot.

15

Grayson clears and Saracens collect but Saints are on them instantly. Whiteley looks to clear but Waller is penalised for tackling without the ball. Saracens clear to halfway for a lineout.

14

Solid at the scrum from Saints and Saracens clear the ball. Furbank is there and he comes forwards. Saints playing on around the halfway now.

13

Moon is up for the lineout and Francis is nearly through. He offloads to Hutchinson but the replacement centre can't quite keep the ball. Scrum Saracens.

13

Saracens clear the restart and Saints will have the lineout just outside the away 22. 

Malins...

... sends the ball through to get Saracens' scoring started. 

11

Scrappy at the lineout and Saracens secure the loose ball. They're within the five metre line now and have an advantage coming. Eventually we come back for it and Malins calls for the posts.

10

Mitchell clears the ball well under pressure and Saracens chip to touch. Lineout Saints in their own 22. 

9

No conversion from Grayson but Naiyaravoro secures the restart and Saints play on.

A clash of heads in the build up sees Burrell leave the field with Hutchinson coming on in his place. 

TRYYYYYY TEI!!!

A brilliant pass from Grayson to Naiyaravoro out wide, the wing finds Harrison outside him and the number eight is over!!

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8

Wood is up for the lineout and Saints come forwards strongly. Naiyaravoro is off out wide and Saints are kicking on the door of Saracens' 22 now.

7

Saracens look to maul from the lineout but Saints hold them and then Harrison gets over the ball in the next phase to earn Saints the penalty. Grayson sends the ball to touch for a lineout on halfway.

6

Saracens earn a penalty at the lineout though and Malins sends it to touch. Lineout Saracens in Saints' 22. 

5

Saints barge forwards before Grayson clears to touch. Lineout Saracens back on the halfway line. 

4

Whiteley boxes clear again and this time Grayson is there. Saints play on once more. 

3

Free kick at the scrum and Saints go quickly. Harrison makes it up to the halfway line before the ball comes wide. Francis gets play into Saracens' half but Tuala's offload finds Saracens' hands and they play on.

2

Knock on at the lineout from Saracens and Saints will have the first scrum. 

1

But Saracens get over the ball and earn a penalty there. Malins sends the ball into touch for a lineout inside Saints' half. 

1

Good pressure from Saints at the kick-off and Whiteley boxes the ball clear. Furbank is here and Saints play on.

HERE WE GO!!

The Premiership Rugby Cup Final is on!

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HERE WE GO!!

The Premiership Rugby Cup Final is on!

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Opposition LineupSaracens

15
Matthew Gallagher
14
Alistair Crossdale
13
Marcelo Bosch
12
Dominic Morris
11
Rotimi Segun
10
Max Malins
9
Tom Whiteley
1
Richard Barrington
2
Christopher Tolofua
3
Christian Judge
4
Joel Kpoku
5
Dom Day
6
Calum Clark
7
Sean Reffell
8
Ben Earl

SubsSaracens

16
Joe Gray
17
Ralph Adams-Hale
18
Hayden Thompson-Stringer
19
Nick Isiekwe
20
Sione Vailanu
21
Henry Taylor
22
Tom Griffiths
23
Alex Lewington
Form Guide

Form

WWWLL

Last match

Lost to Exeter Chiefs 12-42

Past meeting

Won 23-9
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Northampton Saints
Northampton Saints
23
Saracens
Saracens
9