21-27

Commentary

  • FT

    AND THAT'S FIFTEEN YEARS IN THE MAKING! The first time Saints have done the double over Tigers since 2003! BRILLIANT STUFF!

  • FT

  • 80

    And the clock runs dead. Myler gets the ball. And its off into the stand!!! UNBELIEVABLE!

  • 79

    Saints play hard and look to protect the ball. We're just seconds away...

  • 79

    Tiger come wide quickly off the lineout but make little ground and come back the other way. Mitchell makes a huge tackle before Craig turns the ball over.

  • 78

    Paterson replaces Ratuniyarawa as we set for the lineout.

  • 78

    A huge shove from Saints and Tigers are pushed ugh back into their 22 now. But they earn a penalty at the breakdown and Ford sends it to touch. Lineout Tigers on halfway.

  • 77

    The TMO intervenes again and the scrum is switched to Leicester's put in.

  • 77

    Saints maul from the lineout before Mitchell boxes. There's two knock ons there though and Saints get the scrum.

  • 76

    Myler sends the ball to touch and Saints have the lineout back up near halfway.

  • 76

    No try says the TMO as there's a clear crossing in the build up. Penalty Saints!!

  • 75

    Tigers take the lineout cleanly and go for the maul but Saints hold them off well. Youngs has to take over and Jonah Holmes thinks he's scored. We're with the TMO...

  • 75

    Saints deemed not straight at the lineout and we have a scrum. And Tigers earn a penalty there. Ford goes for the corner.

  • 74

    The sin bin period is now over and Waller comes back into the field, as does Harrison with Ma'afu taking his leave. Nutley also enter play for Eadie.

  • 73

    Myler sends the penalty into touch and Saints have the lineout back near halfway.

  • 73

    Tigers come wide and look sure to score but Saints somehow take them down and Painter gets over for the penalty!!

  • 73

    Tiger respond quickly at the restart and Veainu races down the left wing. They're pressing round the 22 now.

  • 72

    Ford...

    ... sends the kick through.

    21 - 27
  • 71

    Tigers press back up to the 22 and have an advantage coming. Eventually we come back for it.

  • 70

    Mitchell clears the restart and Tigers have the lineout back near halfway.

  • 69

    Myler...

    ... sends the penalty through to put Saints two scores clear!!

    18 - 27
  • 68

    Penalty Saints at the scrum!! Painter gets to work in the scrum and the penalty comes! Myler points to the posts.

  • 67

    Ma'afu re-enters play as we set the scrum and Harrison makes way for him.

  • 67

    Myler sends the ball high and though Veainu is there he knocks on and Saints have the scrum.

  • 66

    Myler sends the penalty to touch and Saints have the lineout on halfway.

  • 66

    Hill, Reinach and Tuala make way for Painter, Mitchell and Collins as we restart.

  • 65

    With their extra man Tigers press and have made it back to up the 22. Saints are defending for their lives and eventually it pays off and the penalty comes.

  • 65

    Ford...

    ... converts the resulting penalty.

    18 - 24
  • 64

    Waller leaves the field for a high tackle as the referee deems Saints to have committed too many offences in their own 22.

  • 63

    Terrible hands from Tigers at the lineout and Harrison is there to collect the ball. Myler clears but Tigers collect and play on. The home side have to work hard but eventually they're back in Saints' 22.

  • 61

    Penalty Tigers at the scrum. And Ford send it to touch for a lineout inside Saints' 22.

  • 60

    Another scrappy lineout from the home side and Saints have the ball. We play a knock on advantage to Saints for a while but we come back to it and Saints will have the scrum.

  • 59

    Harrison clears for the home side on the restart but Tuala is there. Saints push themselves back up to halfway and come wide well but Hill is just pushed into touch. Lineout Tigers just inside their own half.

  • 58

    Ford...

    ... sends the simple penalty through.

    15 - 24
  • 58

    Tigers press but knock on in contact. The TMO calls us back for a high tackle from Harrison though and Ford points for the posts.

  • 56

    Penalty Tigers at the scrum. And Ford sends the ball into the corner for a lineout there.

  • 55

    Myler clears long but Thompstone just manages to keep the ball in play. They push forwards but it's sloppy and Saints press well. They look to have turned over but are deemed to have knocked on and we'll have a scrum on the halfway line.

  • 55

    WALLER IS BACK!! A huge shove from the prop earns Saints the penalty at the scrum!

  • 54

    Haywood left for a HIA while we set the first scrum, with Clare taking his place.

  • 54

    Tigers opt for the scrum with the penalty when we restart and the home side earn the free kick there. They choose to scrum again.

  • 52

    Tigers maul again with another penalty coming before they go wide. Veainu nearly makes it but Foden stops him. They come back to the other wing where Genge makes a charge and they're still pushing with the advantage. Eventually referee Matthew Carley blows his whistle but with players littering the pitch from both teams we take a breather.

  • 51

    Penalty Tigers at the lineout and they go for the corner again.

  • 51

    Waller replaces Ma'afu as we set the lineout.

  • 50

    Tigers come wide quickly but have the advantage coming and eventually we come back for it. Ford goes for the corner.

  • 49

    Tigers look to come wide quickly but Ratuniayarawa works hard for a turnover. The offload to North to comes off the winger into touch. Tigers opt for the scrum.

  • 48

    Tigers try to maul but Saints hold them up! Scrum Saints then and Eadie picks and goes quickly. Reianch clears and Tigers have the lineout but back outside Saints' 22.

  • 45

    Penalty Tigers at the restart though as Foden is penalised for not releasing. Ford sends it to the corner.

  • 45

    Myler...

    ... adds the simple extras too!

    12 - 24
  • 44

    TRYYYYYY TUALA!!

    Reinach breaks superbly and has Tuala there in support to finish he job!!

    12 - 22
  • 43

    Tigers clear the lineout and Gibson takes it. Craig does well in contact and Reinach sets Ratuniayarawa (who rejoined us after the break) to charge through. Reinach then clears again and Tigers return it. This time Saints play on and are pushing hard.

  • 41

    Tiger look to come wide but the ball goes into touch and Saints have the lineout just inside their own half.

  • 40

    Saints clear the restart and Tigers have the lineout but back up near halfway.

  • 👟💥🏉#️⃣2️⃣

    WE'RE BACK UNDERWAY!

    Ford gets us going again here at Welford Road!

  • HT

  • 40

    Saints maul the lineout and make good ground as the clock runs dead. And Reinach clears the ball into touch to end the half.

  • 39

    Paterson comes on as a blood replacement for Ratuniyarawa as we set the lineout.

  • 39

    Penalty Saints as Kalamafoni clears a ruck dangerously. Myler sends the ball into touch for a Saints lineout on halfway.

  • 38

    A solisd scrum from Saints forces Tigers to use it and they come wide quickly. A brilliant tackle on May from Francis slows things but Tigers are pushing around the Saints' 22 still.

  • 37

    Saints work their way back into Tigers' half but knock on and we'll have a scrum on halfway.

  • 37

    Another messy lineout from the home side sees them pushed right back and Harrison is forced to box. Tuala is there and Saints press on again.

  • 36

    Tigers push but Saints hold them around the halfway line before the home side attempt to go wide. Saints are there though and force the home side to chip through. Tuala collects and Reinach clears again. Tigers return it with a chip of their own and this time Myler makes sure its gone with a great kick to touch. Lineout Tigers well within their own half.

  • 34

    Reinach clears the restart and Tigers have the lineout just inside Saints' half.

  • 34

    Myler...

    ... adds the conversion too!!

    12 - 17
  • 33

    TRYYYYYY COBUS!!!

    A brilliant move from Saints sees Reinach in space off the back of the lineout and the scrum-half stretches out to complete the job!

    12 - 15
  • 32

    Reversal of the blood replacement see North re-join us as we set this lineout, with Collins heading back to the bench.

  • 31

    Harrison boxes the restart and Tuala is there. Eadie makes a charge before Collins breaks through. His offload is collected by Tigers hands though. The TMO intervenes and we come back for a penalty to Saints. Myler sends it to the corner for a lineout inside Tigers' 22.

  • 29

    Ford...

    ... sends the conversion wide though.

    12 - 10
  • 28

    Try Tigers

    The TMO says Toomua has scored.

    12 - 10
  • 28

    Eadie rips the ball in a tackle but Reinach's clearing kick is charged down. Kitchener is in chase but it's Toomua who thinks he's scored. We're with the TMO...

  • 27

    Scrum down then and Saints hold firm. The ball comes wide to Collins who makes it up to the 22. Saints play on budget turned over and Tigers whip it wide quickly. They work their way back into Saints' half and are still pushing.

  • 25

    Knock on Tigers and Saints have the scrum inside the home side's half.

  • 25

    Another overthrow from Tigers and Harrison collets it once again. Reinach clears and the home side play on around halfway.

  • 24

    Tigers clear their penalty to touch and have the lineout just inside Saints' 22.

  • 24

    North leaves the field and his blood replacement Collins enters play.

  • 24

    Free kick Saints at the scrum and Myler sends it long. May is there and he looks too set off but Ratuniyarawa is there. Saints turn the ball over though and Foden scrambles forwards before Reinach clears again. May is there again and the home side play on. Harrison clears to Foden and he finds Reinach. The ball comes wide to North but Tigers earn the penalty there.

  • 21

    Tigers maul from the restart and slowly creep forwards before it comes down. They come wide quickly May and Veainu link up to take the game to Saints' 22 but knock on there and Saints have the scrum.

  • 20

    Ford...

    ... adds the extras to bring the game within three.

    7 - 10
  • 19

    Try Tigers

    Genge breaks and finds Veainu with the offload who has a simple skip in for the score.

    5 - 10
  • 19

    Craig takes the restart cleanly and Reinach boxes clear. Kalamafoni is there and Tigers play on. Thompstone gets the ball out wide and slinks through to Saints' half again. Veainu has a go and Tigers are pushing here.

  • 17

    Myler...

    ... sends his kick through to hit double digits for Saints!

    0 - 10
  • 16

    Another overthrow from Tigers and Harrison is there again. Ratuniyarawa charges up but Genge turns him over. The home prop charges up but Saints earn the penalty at the breakdown that follows. Myler points for the posts.

  • 15

    Harrison charges off the back of the lineout to gets up to the 22 but Hamilton gets a hand to it and hacks it clear. Tuala is there and Saints return the attack. Reinach clears again and this time it sees Tigers with a lineout inside their 22.

  • 14

    Saints maul from the lineout before Reianch boxes. North is there and taps it back to Reinach. The scrum-half darts through and nearly makes it there but his chip through is collects by Tigers. They clear and Saints have the lineout just outside Tigers' 22.

  • 12

    Tigers go short with the lineout and let the forwards have a go but Saints turnover and Reinach boxes. Veainu is there but he's taken down quickly. Ford chips the ball over the Thompstone but North pushes him into touch for a Saints lineout on halfway.

  • 11

    Burrell clears the restart and Tigers have the lineout.

  • 10

    Myler...

    ... sends the conversion through too!

    0 - 7
  • 9

    TRYYYYYY FODESSS!!!

    Brilliant stuff from Saints as they work hard to gain the overlap and Foden is out there to score!!!

    0 - 5
  • 8

    Hill breaks off the lineout and makes his way up to the 22 before he's taken. Saints are pushing here and have made their way up to the 15 metre mark now.

  • 7

    Eadie charges off the back of the scrum and Saints earn penalty at the breakdown. Myler clears long for a Saints lineout inside Tigers' half.

  • 6

    Toomua breaks again and sends the ball to Thompstone out wide. He knocks on into touch after a brilliant tackle from Tuala. Saints opt for the scrum.

  • 5

    Tigers continue to push and Harrison nearly works the turnover but the home side play on.

  • 4

    Tigers come quickly off the lineout and Toomua breaks through. He makes it up to the 22 but no one is with him and Saints manage to slow Tigers' progress.

  • 3

    Overthrown from Tigers at the lineout and Harrison is there. He charges back up to the 22 before Reinach boxes clear. Lineout Tigers but back up at halfway.

  • 2

    Tigers get close but Saints get pinged for accidental offside and Ford goes for the corner.

  • 2

    Tiger try to maul from the lineout and get nowhere. They let the backs take over and it comes wide to May but Burrell is there. Tiger still push and are closing in on the 22 now.

  • 1

    Penalty Tigers at the scrum and Ford sends the ball into touch for a Tigers lineout on halfway.

  • 1

    Burrell comes on for Horne as the centre is stretchered from the pitch. Such a shame for Horne in his first outing as captain. Foden will take over the reigns as we restart with a scrum.

  • 1

    Horne goes down at the kick-off as Kalamafoni's elbow makes contact with his head. We wait while he's seen to.

  • 👟💥🏉

    HERE WE GO!!

    Derby Day is on!!