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Saints progress to the Bowl in Singha Premiership Rugby 7s

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Saints progress to the Bowl competition after a busy day of rugby at Franklin's Gardens for the Singha Premiership Rugby 7s.

Dominated by last year's runners-up first off, Saints fell to a strong Exeter Chiefs side in their opening fixture. Despite Saints sending Ollie Sleightholme over the whitewash, the host club were to remain scoreless in during their first encounter while their opposition racked up an impressive 33 points.

After a hefty three hour wait for their next fixture, while the other clubs battled it out, Saints took to the field for the last game of the night to face Saracens.

After beating Exeter in their opener, Saracens came into the game with gusto and, though there was some toing and froing, took the first blood with a clever score 5 minutes in. Saints got close just after with a kick chase form Tom Emery but soon sent Tom Collins over in a similar fashion to end the first half. 

Collins was well involved with Saints' second as well, stepping his way up the pitch before releasing Alex Mitchell for the score. The host club nearly got over again at the death and though just held out in the corner ended the game with an important 3-point win.

Saints now progress to the Bowl competition tomorrow, facing London Irish in their semi-final during another rugby packed day from 3pm at the Gardens.

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