Saints 16 v Bath Rugby 6 : Final Score

4 mins: Saints penalised for killing ball, Malone has a go at goal from just inside his own half but the attempt falls short.

13 mins: Saints again penalised for killing the ball, this time inside their own 22. Malone kicks the penalty. Saints 0 Bath Rugby 3

15 mins: Bath Rugby penalised at contact area, Paul Grayson levels the scores. Saints 3 Bath Rugby 3

24 mins: Bath Rugby dive over the top at a Saints ruck but Grayson misses the penalty.

29 mins: Saints tackler not rolling away, Malone's penalty restores Bath's lead. Saints 3 Bath Rugby 6

Half Time

43 mins: Martyn Wood holds back Nick Beal after the Northampton player's chip, Grayson takes on a long penalty but it goes wide.

45 mins: Bath give away a penalty for holding down a jumper at the lineout, Grayson again goes for goal and this time nails it. Saints 6 Bath Rugby 6

48 mins: Saints dive on top at the ruck and kill the ball. Malone misses the kick. Mears, Stevens and Grewcock come on for Humphreys, Bell and Fidler.

49 mins: Morris for Taumoepeau

52 mins: Saints win turnover on their own 22, spread the ball wide and John Clarke exploits the overlap to score from the halfway line. Grayson adds the conversion. Saints 13 Bath Rugby 6

65 mins: Barkley for Malone, Phillips for Seely (blood)

71 mins: Howard for Robinson

74 mins: Seely comes back on for Phillips

75 mins: Vilk on for Dawson

76 mins: Scaysbrook for Lipman

80 mins: Bath Rugby penalised at contact area. Grayson's penalty gives the Saints a ten point lead. Saints 16 Bath Rugby 6

Full Time


Bath Rugby

Matt Perry; Alex Crockett, Robbie Fleck, Kevin Maggs, Wylie Human; Chris Malone, Martyn Wood; David Flatman, Jonathan Humphreys (c), Duncan Bell; Steve Borthwick, Rob Fidler; Andy Beattie, Michael Lipman, Zak Feaunati

Subs: Hentie Martens, Lee Mears, Matt Stevens, Olly Barkley, Mike Catt, James Scaysbrook, Danny Grewcock

Northampton Saints

Bruce Reihana (cc); John Clarke, Ben Cohen, Matt Dawson, Nick Beal; Paul Grayson, Mark Robinson; Chris Budgen, Steve Thompson, Tevita Taumoepeau; Matt Lord, Mark Connors; Andrew Blowers (cc), Darren Fox, Grant Seely

Subs: Dan Richmond, Robbie Morris, Jon Phillips, Mark Soden, Johnny Howard, Andy Vilk, Shane Drahm

Ref: Chris White
Att: 12,005

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