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Northampton Saints vs Wasps

Match Details

HT ScoreHalf Time Score

Saints 13-12 Wasps

FT ScoreFull Time Score

Saints 32-36 Wasps

Attendance

12,000

Referee

Mike Hudson

Northampton Saints
Northampton Saints
32

Summary

Full Time

Wasps
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Wasps
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The lineout goes long and it falls into Wasps hands. They boot it off to end the game.

80

Time is up here at the Gardens and Ribbans takes the lineout. Saints earn a penalty and Grayson sends it to the corner again. 

79

Penalty Saints at the breakdown again. Grayson sends it to the corner. 

78

Saints get within a finger tip's reach of the line but we come back for the penalty. Saints choose the scrum. 

77

Saints are close now and have an advantage coming too. 

76

Wasps clear the restart and Saints play on. They're up to Wasps' 22 now.

And it's a second yellow for Naiyaravoro for the tackle who leave the field for the remainder of the game. 

Penalty Try Wasps.

A high tackle as James goes over the line sees the guests awarded a penalty try.

74

Wasps secure the lineout though and come forwards. Oghre gets them into Saints' 22 and they keep coming.

72

No conversion from Grayson out wide but Naiyaravoro is on the restart again. Saints push out of the 22 quickly and Taylor sends the ball up. It comes off Wasps hands and into touch. Lineout Saints near halfway.

TRYYYYYYY DINGERS!!

Try says the TMO and try it is!

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71

Clement sends the ball high and Naiyaravoro is there. He steams forwards, leaving defenders in his way before shipping the ball out wide. Hutchinson and Dingwall are there and the latter is over the line. We're just with the TMO to see if he's in touch...

Miller...

... sends the conversion through.

Wasps continue to push close and it's eventually Willis who stretches for the line to level things. 

68

Wasps secure the lineout and inch forward. They're up to Saints' five metre line now. 

Two changes for Saints and two debuts; Tonks and J Mitchell enter the pitch for their first Saints appearances while Wood and Taylor make way. 

66

Wasps earn a penalty at the breakdown and Le Bourgeois sends it into the corner. 

Umaga is also sent to the sin bin for the deliberate knock on.

PENALTY TRY!

A clear knock on for the TMO and referee Michael Hudson gets under the posts to award Saints the penalty try!

66

Saints are steaming forwards, Naiyaravoro breaks down the right and has Collins inside him. But the offload comes forwards off a stray Wasps hand. We're with the TMO to see if it's foul play...

65

Turnover just after the lineout for Saints and the home side come forwards.

63

Free kick Saints at the scrum as Wasps take too long to get the ball in. Grayson sends it long. Lineout Wasps on halfway. 

Two more changes for Saints: Van Vuuren and Hill enter play as Fish and Painter leave the field

62

Solid scrum from Saints and it comes wide quickly but Naiyaravoro can't quite keep his hands on the ball. Scrum Wasps.

61

Knock on Wasps at the lineout and Saints have the scrum. 

60

Wasps play on from the lineout before chipping through. Lineout Saints but in their own 22. 

59

Penalty for Wasps at the restart and Umaga sends it downfield for a lineout inside Saints' half.

Two changes for Saints: captain Waller is replaced by Franks, while returning Symons makes way for Dingwall.

58

No conversion for Umaga again and Grayson gets us restart again.

Try Wasps.

Wasps whip the ball wide and it's Carr who's the receiver out wide for the score.

56

Scrum Wasps and they use the ball quickly. They're up to Saints' 22 now and pushing still.

55

Advantage coming for Wasps and we come back for it.

53

Wasps press Saints' line before Wolstenholme sends a chip through. Hutchinson is back for it and he clears long. Lineout Wasps back at the halfway line. 

Change for Saints: Bean makes way for club skipper Harrison as we get back underway.

53

Penalty Wasps at the scrum and Umaga sends it downfield. Lineout Wasps back near halfway.

52

Saints collect the lineout and push again but knock on and Wasps have the scrum. 

51

We come back for the penalty, Grayson sends it to the corner again.

50

Saints maul forwards at the scrum and have an advantage coming if they need it.

48

Saints get the ball away quickly and it's to Collins and Olowofela out wide at lightning pace. They work up to Wasps' 22 and with an advantage coming for Saints we come back for it. Grayson sends the ball into the corner. 

47

Now back to full strength as Naiyaravoro re-enters play, Saints pressure well at the lineout and though Wasps keep the ball, they knock on just after and Saints have the scrum. 

46

Saints come forwards from the restart with some more following play but the ball just comes forwards and Wasps have the scrum near halfway. 

Grayson...

... makes no mistake with this conversion and Saints are back in front!

TRYYYYYY MITCH!!

He's clearly been working with Cobus! It's an intercept for Eadie and he races in to the line to score under the posts!!

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43

Saints are well inside Wasps' half now and Grayson sends the ball up high. Le Bourgeios just wins the race to the ball.

42

No conversion from Umaga and Wasps clear the restart quickly. Collins is there and he comes forwards.

Try Wasps

The away side open the half by working their extra man again and creating an overlap for Vailanu to score.

41

Wasps push from the restart and Umaga works through a gap into Saints' 22 but Grayson gets to him before he goes further. The away side push further forwards and earn penalty at the breakdown. They go quickly...

One change for Wasps at the break: Watson is replaced by James.

40

WE'RE BACK ON!

Grayson gets things back underway here at the Gardens; Saints still a man down but a point ahead as we get re-started.

40

Two tries a piece so far at the Gardens with Grayson's penalty providing the one-point difference between the two sides. Plenty of rugby still to follow in the second forty.

No conversion from Umaga and we enter half time with Saints still one point ahead.

Try Wasps.

The clock is dead but Wasps make the most of their extra man and send Cardall over in the corner.

39

Taylor sends the ball skywards again and Bassett is there to collect. Wasps play on. They come forwards and Le Bourgeois breaks but Taylor is there for make the covering tackle. Wasps keep the ball though and play on again.

39

Odogwu comes forwards off the lineup but Olowofela claims the loose ball and Saints play on.

38

Coles taps the lineout to Taylor and Saints are away again. They're pushing on halfway but concede at the breakdown and Umaga sends it to touch. Lineout Wasps.

37

Saints keep scrapping at the breakdown though and eventually the reward comes in the form of a penalty. Grayson sends it downfield for a lineout inside Wasps' half.

36

Penalty Wasps at the breakdown though and Wasps go quickly. They're back up to Saints' 22 now.

35

Good from Saints at the scrum and it comes wide quickly. Collins and Olowofela team up to get play back to halfway and Saints keep coming.

Change for Saints: Sleightholme leaves the field, with Olowofela taking his place.

34

Saints work hard to the maul and earn the turnover and so the scrum. 

34

Penalty Wasps at the resulting lineout and Usage sends it into the corner again.

Yellow card for Naiyaravoro as the TMO calls down and he's deem to have tripped Bassett in the last play. 

32

Advantage coming for Wasps as they push closer to the line. Saints defend well but we come back for it.

31

Eadie collects the lineout and Taylor clears again. Watson collects once more and Wasps play on.

29

Saints whip the ball to Symons from the scrum who works away from the try line. Saints keep pushing before Taylor sends the ball up. Watson collects and Sleightholme is there again. Wasps chip through and Saints will have the lineout on their own five metre line.

28

Wasps try to maul but Saints hold them up and earn the turnover. Scrum Saints.

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Wolstenholme tries a cross field to Watson but with an advantage coming for Wasps, we come back for the penalty. Umaga sends it into the corner. 

26

Wasps come off the lineout quickly and Bassett gets close but Saints hold them out. They're push around the five metre now.

25

Wasps have to use the ball quickly at the scrum again as Saints get a good shove on. They clear and Sleightholme chases back before clearing himself. Lineout Wasps in Saints' 22. 

24

Taylor sends the ball skyward from the restart and though Watson is there, Sleightholme earns his second turn over of the afternoon. Grayson sends it long but it just goes dead. Scrum Wasps back near halfway.

Grayson...

... sends the kick over to keep Saints' score ticking over.

22

Penalty Saints at the scrum again! And Grayson points to the sticks.

21

Bean takes the lineout and Saints come forwards hard. But as the come inside there's a knock on and Wasps have the scrum. 

20

Penalty Saints at the scrum! And Grayson sends the ball into touch. Lineout Saints inside Wasps' half. 

19

Saints pressure well and eventually get the turnover. They look to whip it wide but Wasps knock on in the air. Scrum Saints.

18

No conversion from the touchline for Grayson but Saints come forwards off the restart. Taylor boxes but Wasps hands get there first.

TRYYYYYYY NAIYARAVORO!!

Hutchinson sends the ball wide and Naiyaravoro takes the rebound off Grayson's head to score in the corner!

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16

Ribbans is up for the lineout and Saints come wide. Sleightholme gallops down the right before it comes back inside. Ribbans gets play up to the five metre and Saints keep coming. 

15

Penalty Saints as Sleigtholme and Painter team up for the turn over and Grayson sends it downfield for a Saints lineout inside Wasps' half.

15

Bassett gets up to tap the restart back into Wasps hands and the away side play on.

14

Grayson's conversion comes off the posts but Saints are up and running!

TRYYYYYYY FISH!!

The maul comes forwards at pace and Wasps can't stop it - Fish is the man to dot down at the base!!

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13

Wood is up for the lineout and Saints maul forwards...

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Advantage coming for Saints and eventually we come back for it. Grayson sends the ball into the corner. 

12

Wasps box the ball clear from the lineout and Saints come forwards again.

10

Wasps collect the restart and box it clear. Collins collects before feeding Sleightholme. The wing speeds into Wasps' half before finding Symons on his shoulder. The returning Saints centre tries to offload to Dingwall but his pass heads into touch. Lineout Wasps.

Umaga...

... converts his own score too.

Try Wasps.

The away side get the ball away from the scrum quickly and a gap opens up for Umaga to slip through.

6

Wasps whip the ball wide off the scrum but some great defence from Naiyaravoro forces the turn over. Saints look to come forwards but a knock on comes for them and Wasps have the scrum again.

5

Wolstenholme is nearly through for Wasps but with another advantage coming we come back for another Wasps penalty. They opt for the scrum.

5

Wasps secure the lineout but Saints work at the maul to push them back. Wasps still have the ball and keep pushing.

4

Wasps have the advantage coming and are within inches now but we come back for the penalty. Umaga sends it to the corner.

3

Wasps use the ball quickly at the scrum and work with way up for Saints' five metre line.

2

Spink breaks through for Wasps and makes it into Saints' 22 before a brilliant tap tackle from Eadie brings him down. But the ball collides with referee Michael Hudson and Wasps have the scrum. 

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Wood breaks over halfway but there the ball comes loose and Wasps collect. They push forwards.

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Ribbans gets up to collect the kick-off and Saints immediately earn a penalty there. Grayson sends it down field and the home side have the lineout just inside Wasps' half.

HERE WE GO!

Saints' first home match of the 2019/20 Season is on! Umaga gets things underway here at Franklin's Gardens...

Opposition LineupWasps

15
Marcus Watson
14
Paolo Odogwu
13
Sam Spink
12
Michael Le Bourgeois
11
Josh Bassett
10
Jacob Umaga
9
Sam Wolstenholme
1
Zurabi Zhvania
2
Tom Cruse
3
Biyi Alo
4
Tim Cardall
5
Charlie Matthews
6
Brad Shields
7
Nizaam Carr
8
Sione Vailanu

SubsWasps

16
Gabriel Oghre
17
Tom West
18
Jeff Toomaga-Allen
19
Thibaud Flament
20
Jack Willis
21
Harry Clement
22
Rob Miller
23
Owain James
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Northampton Saints
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Form Guide

Form

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