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Saracens vs Northampton Saints

Match Details

HT ScoreHalf Time Score

Saracens 14-13 Saints

FT ScoreFull Time Score

Saracens 35-46 Saints

Attendance

3,672

Referee

Mike Hudson

Saracens
Saracens
35

Summary

Full Time

Northampton Saints
Northampton Saints
46
Saracens
T
C
T
C
T
C
T
T
C
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Northampton Saints
T
P
T
T
C
T
C
C
T
C
T
C
T
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Time's up as we set the lineout, good Saints defence sees Saracens knock on off the back of it and that's the match!

79

Saracens get over the ball for a penalty though and Vunipola puts it into the corner. 

79

Less than 30 seconds here at the StoneX as Saints collect the restart and build the phases. 

Grayson...

... sends the conversion through from the touchline too!

TRYYYYY SLEIGHTHOLME!!

It's a debut try for the winger! Saints maul forwards and the ball comes wide down he short side to Sleightholme for the score!

78

Moon is ups or the lineout and Saints maul forwards.

77

Penalty Saints at the scrum! Grayson puts it into the corner.

76

A good shove from Saints at the scrum but Vunipola manages to get the ball away. Hendy keeps the ball in and races down the left. He has Sleightholme on his shoulder but the fullback's offload heads forwards. Scrum Saracens just outside their own 22. 

75

Saints pin Saracens back on the restart again but are deemed to knock the ball on as they turn it over. Scrum Saracens. 

Vunipola...

... sends the conversion over too.

Try Saracens.

The Saracens maul pushes close and it's Lewis who gets over the line.

Sleightholme replaces Matavesi as we set the scrum, making his Saints debut.

72

Penalty Saracens at the lineout and they put it back into the corner.

71

Tupai sends the ball high off the restart, Saracens gather and play on. Segun breaks free again but can't gather his own chip. Tupai gets there first but he's pushed into touch. Lineout Saracens in Saints' 22.

Grayson...

... adds the extras again too!

TRYYYY HENDY!!

GEORGE HENDY!! The full back gathers the restart and darts through, racing the length of the field for the score!! 

Grayson...

... adds the touchline conversion too!

TRYYYYY FRANCIS!!

It's another for the skipper! Irvine pops the ball up to Hendy who breaks free. He races forwards before finding Grayson, with the fly-half offloading to the centre to score! 

Vunipola...

... sends the conversion through too. 

Try Saracens.

Segun slips through off the back of the lineout and slices through Saints' line to run in under the posts.

65

Saints push into Saracens' 22 but lose the ball into touch as it comes wide. Lineout Saracens.

64

A hard hit from Tupai pins Saracens in their own 22 from the restart and De Haas sends it high. Saints gather and push on Saracens' 22 now.

Vunipola...

... sends the conversion through too.

Try Saracens.

Jackson gets over in the corner after sustained pressure from Saracens in Saints' 22. 

61

Saints hold Saracens' maul well and force the home side to use the ball in the midfield. Saracens push into Saints' 22 now.

60

Saracens earn a penalty on the restart and put it into the corner.

Grayson...

... adds the extras too!

TRYYYYYY HENDY!!

Segun tríes to keep the ball in touch as Vunipola sends a cross field over and the fullback gathers the bouncing ball and races in unopposed!

James and Freeman make way as we set the lineout, with Tupai and Hendy entering play. 

57

A huge kick from James off the back of the lineout finds touch and Saracens will have the lineout inside their own half. 

56

James sends the ball high and Saracens play on on halfway, sending the ball to touch for a Saints lineout on their own 22. 

54

Segun slips down the left but as it comes back inside Francis gets over the ball to earn Saints the penalty. Grayson sends it to touch for a lineout on halfway. 

53

Saracens send the ball downfield and Freeman is there. He boots it back to the hosts and they play on on halfway. 

51

A lovely move from Saints sees Gillespie charging down the right, he chips over the top to gather himself but it deemed to have knocked on as he regathered the ball. Scrum Saracens on their own five metre line. 

50

Saracens maul forwards from the lineout and sends the ball high. The ball comes forwards off Saracens hands and Saints will have the scrum. 

Grayson...

... adds the extras from the touchline too!

49

Penalty Saracens there and Vunipola sends the ball to touch for a lineout on halfway. 

47

But there's a knock on as Saints press on and Saracens have the scrum. 

46

Saracens send it high and Haywood and Tuala come forwards down the left to push Saints into Saracens' 22. They earn another penalty there and Saints come forwards quickly off the lineout into Saracens' 22 now.

44

Grayson can't convert form the touchline but Saints gather the ball and earn a penalty at the breakdown quickly too. Grayson sends it downfield but the ball stays in and Saracens play on.

TRYYYYY FRANCIS!!

The ball comes wide left and Irvine barges close before Francis dives over! 

42

Overthrow from Saracens through and Haywood gathers. Freeman charges forwards into Saracens' 22 and Saints keep coming. 

41

James clears from the restart but the swirling wind here carries the ball straight out. Lineout Saracens inside Saints' 22. 

Changes in the front row for Saints at the break: Auterac and Garside make way for Hobbs-Awoyemi and Browse – with the latter making his Saints debut!

40

WE'RE BACK UNDERWAY!

Vunipola gets us restarted here at the StoneX Stadium!

No conversion from Grayson out wide though and there's just a point in it at the break.

TRYYYYYY JAMES!!

It's a huge shove at the maul from Saints and James spots space on the blindside, darting down it to dot down in the corner!

38

Saints work back up to Saracens' 22 again and earn another penalty there. Grayson sends it to the corner.

36

Saints push but are halted by a strong Saracens defence, James chips over the top and De Haas marks the ball as he gathers. His high ball finds Freeman and Saints push forwards into Saracens' 22. There they're penalised but Vunipola's kick to touch doesn't make it and Freeman gathers. Saints play on.

35

Penalty Saints in the scrum as it comes down and Grayson sends the ball to touch for a lineout inside Saracens' half. 

34

Saints steal the lineout and Francis carves forwards and though Saracens turn the ball over, they knock the ball on just after. Scrum Saints just outside their own 22. 

HIA for Fish as we set the lineout, with Haywood taking his place. 

32

Saints work up to halfway from the restart before James sends the ball high. Saracens gather and push back into Saints' half and have an advantage coming. Eventually we come back for it and Vunipola puts it into touch.

Vunipola...

... adds the extras too. 

Try Saracens.

The home side maul close before Pifeleti breaks free and dives across the line.

28

The ball comes loose as Saracens come forwards off the lineout but Saints are deemed at fault. Vunipola puts the resulting penalty into the corner. 

27

Overthrown lineout from Saints and Saracens earn a penalty at the breakdown just after. Vunipola sends to touch for a lineout just inside Saints' half.

25

Another big shove at the scrum earns Saints the penalty and Grayson puts it into the corner. 

24

James puts the ball on his boot but the ball hangs in the air and Saracens get to it first. They push forwards up to halfway but lose the ball forwards there. Scrum Saints. 

23

Saints come forwards off the scrum but knock the ball on and Saracens clear. Tuala is under it though and Saints play on again.

22

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

Grayson...

... sends the kick through to put Saints back ahead!

20

Big scrum from Saints and they earn the penalty there. Grayson points to the posts. 

19

Saracens maul forwards form the lineout before De Haas puts the ball on his boot. Gillespie worms through Saracens' line again before sending the ball wide, Francis pushes into Saracens' half but the home side hold Saints up there to earn the put in at the scrum. 

18

Matavesi breaks through and finds Gillespie on his shoulder. The wing chips over and James collects. Saints push into Saracens' 22 but are penalised at the breakdown there. Vunipola finds touch with the resulting penalty for a lineout back near halfway. 

15

Grayson boots the ball downfield off the scrum and Segun is there to gather the bouncing ball. Saracens push forwards into Saints' half with Vunipola working into Saints' 22. And Saints' defence there is rewarded as they get over the ball to earn a penalty. Grayson sends it to touch for a lineout.

14

Hunter-Hill barges forwards to get Saracens into Saints' 22 but there they knock the ball on. Scrum Saints. 

13

Another solid scrum and Saracens get the ball away quickly. Saints' defence pushes them back into their own half but they're penalised there. Vunipola sends it to touch for a lineout.

12

Saints manage to steal the ball but knock on just after. Scrum Saracens. 

11

Francis hares through Saracens' line off the back of the lineout, working up to the five metre line before he's taken down. He finds Patten but the back row is pushed into touch. Lineout Saracens. 

10

Vunipola clears from the restart and finds touch. Lineout Saints. 

Vunipola...

... sends the conversion through to put Saracens ahead.

Try Saracens.

Hallett puts the ball onto his boot and it's Segun who gets to it first, with the winger gathering and dotting down in the corner.

8

Solid scrum from Saints but Saracens manage to keep the ball. They push up to Saints' 22 now.

6

James sends it high and Saracens return but Freeman can't keep control of the ball in contact. Scrum Saracens.

Newman is replaced by debutant Patten as we restart, the replacement back row becomes Saint #2047 in the process!.

4

Grayson can't convert in the wind but Frost gathers the restart and Saints play on.

TRYYYYY GRAYSON!!

Saints' peel forwards and James sets Grayson free to score just left of the posts!!

2

James boxes high, Gillespie gets under it and Saints push forwards into Saracens' 22 now. 

1

De Haas sends the ball skwards and Freeman does the same. Obatoyinbo gathers and Saracens play on before De Haas sends it high again.

HERE WE GO!

Saints' third outing in the Premiership Rugby Cup is underway as Grayson gets us started at the StoneX Stadium. 

Opposition LineupSaracens

15
Elliott Obatoyinbo
14
Ben Harris
13
Josh Hallett
12
Dominic Morris
11
Rotimi Segun
10
Manu Vunipola
9
Ruben de Haas
1
Eroni Mawi
2
Kapeli Pifeleti
3
Sam Wainwright
4
Theo McFarland
5
Callum Hunter-Hill
6
Ollie Stonham
7
Jackson Wray
8
Andy Christie

SubsSaracens

16
Ethan Lewis
17
Sam Crean
18
Alex Jeffries
19
Obinna Nkwocha
20
Theo Dan
21
Sam Bryan
22
Francis Moore
23
Brandon Jackson
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Form Guide

Form

WLWWL

Last match

Lost to Saracens 38-42

Past meeting

Lost 38-42
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