13-63

Commentary

  • FT

  • 80

    Farrell...

    ... sends the touchline conversion into the left upright to end the game.

    13 - 63
  • 80

    Try Saracens

    Earle gets over with the last play of the game as the ball is whipped wide by the away team.

    13 - 63
  • 79

    Mitchell boxes and Francis chases but Maitland just gets there first. Saracens play on and push themselves back into Saints' 22.

  • 78

    Saints scrum well and Harrison charges off the back of it quickly. Nutley has a go and Saints are pushing back up near halfway again.

  • 77

    Saints defend hard and eventually it pays off for them as Saracens knock on. Scrum Saints on their own 22.

  • 76

    Saracens maul from the lineout before Wigglesworth takes things into his own hands. Earle breaks but Tuitavake is there to take him down. Saracens are pushing back in Saints' 22 now though.

  • 75

    Penalty Saracens at the scrum even though Saints get a good shove on. Farrell sends the ball to touch. Lineout Saracens back up near halfway.

  • 74

    Saints maul from the lineout and get within inches before its taken down. Referee Craig Maxwell-Keys decides Saints have taken it down though and awards Saracens the scrum.

  • 73

    Wray leaves for a HIA and Cowan re-enters the game as we set the lineout.

  • 72

    Saracens clear the lineout and Foden, who replaced Tuala in the build up, is there. He charges up and Saints are attacking again. Eventually the penalty comes for Saints and Myler sends it to the corner. Lineout Saints well inside Saracens' 22.

  • 71

    Collins pushes forwards before Harrison charges forwards but he's pushed into touch. Lineout Saracens metres from their own line.

  • 70

    Collins gets up for the restart and Saints are on the attack again here. The ball comes wide to Tuitavake who skips round one Saracens defender before being taken down. Saints are back in Saracens' 22 and pushing again.

  • 69

    Farrell...

    ... adds the simple extras.

    13 - 58
  • 69

    Try Saracens

    Eventually the pressure pays off and it's Wray over the line with the ball.

    13 - 56
  • 68

    Saracens maul from the resulting lineout before bringing the ball out into phase play. They're close...

  • 67

    Saints pressure well from the lineout, pushing Saracens back but with the advantage already being played for the away side, we come back for it.

  • 67

    Saracens return the restart and Saints have the scramble back. Gibson is there but he's pushed into touch. Lineout Saracens in Saints' 22.

  • 66

    Clare and Ma'afu take their leave with Marshall and van Wyk entering the game.

  • 65

    Farrell...

    ... converts this one too.

    13 - 51
  • 65

    Try Saracens

    The away side push forwards and Maitland gets over the line in the corner.

    13 - 49
  • 64

    Saints turnover at the restart but Saracens do the same shortly after and the ball comes wide quickly. Calls for offside ring round the Gardens but Saracens race on...

  • 63

    Farrell...

    ... adds the extras.

    13 - 44
  • 62

    Try Saracens

    Wyles is the ma who supports Lozowski and while Tuala gets back for a brilliant tackle, Wyles stretches out superbly to finish the score.

    13 - 42
  • 61

    Saracens scrappy at the restart and Saints have the lineout. They maul forwards before Mitchell takes the ball out. But his pass for Francis comes forwards off the centre and Saracens play on. Lozowski breaks through and has support there...

  • 60

    Brookes, Ratuniyarawa and North all take their leave with Painter (who comes of for his Premiership debut), Paterson and Collins taking their places.

  • 59

    Farrell...

    ... adds the extras.

    13 - 37
  • 58

    Try Saracens.

    Williams does get there and dives over for the score.

    13 - 35
  • 58

    Saracens come up quickly and are pressing around the 22 again. Farrell chips high and Williams is in pursuit...

  • 57

    Saints penalised at the breakdown on the restart and Farrell clears to touch for a lineout on halfway.

  • 56

    Reinach makes way for Mitchell as we restart.

  • 56

    Farrell...

    ... sends the penalty through.

    13 - 30
  • 55

    A clean lineout from Saracens and another maul but Saints hold out and Wigglesworth is forced to bring the ball out. Saracens have a penalty coming and eventually we come back for it. Farrell points for the posts.

  • 53

    Wigglesworth and George enter play for Spencer and Brits for Saracens.

  • 53

    Wyles takes the restart and Spencer sends it skyward. Tuala is there again and Saints play on. But Saints lose control of the ball again and Saracens play on. It's very scrappy but Saracens somehow keep possession and chip through. Tuitavake is there but is pushed into touch inside Saints' 22. Lineout Saracens there.

  • 51

    Farrell...

    ... sends the conversion through this time.

    13 - 27
  • 50

    Try Saracens.

    Eventually the pressure plays off and Vunipola stretches out for the score.

    13 - 25
  • 49

    This time Saints defend the maul well and force Spencer to play on. Saracens keep pushing though and are within inches now...

  • 48

    Saracens maul and get close but Saints are penalised there and Farrell will go for the corner again.

  • 47

    Barritt leaves for a HIA and Taylor takes his place for Saracens.

  • 47

    Advantage from a high tackle on Lozowski eventually comes and Farrell will go for the corner.

  • 46

    Saracens clear the restart and Tuala is there. He offloads to Harrison who works his way back to the halfway line. Nutley has a go before Ratuniayarawa takes over. The ball comes wide to North who takes up further forwards and Saints are really attacking well here but just lose control of the ball and Saracens play on. They chip over but Myler is there. Saracens soon turnover though and push their way up to Saints' 22 again.

  • 44

    Farrell...

    ... sends the conversion into the right upright.

    13 - 20
  • 43

    Try Saracens.

    This time the TMO says the try is good and it's Spencer over the line with the ball.

    13 - 20
  • 42

    Saracens maul from the lineout and think they're over again. We're back to the TMO to see if they have this time.

  • 42

    No try says the TMO and we come back for that penalty instead. Farrell sends it to the corner.

  • 42

    Saracens think they're over but we're will the TMO to see if they've scored...

  • 41

    Saracens come wide to Wyles who nearly makes it but a brilliant tackle from Tuala holds him off. Saracens are close now though and have an advantage coming too.

  • 41

    Lozowski gets up for the restart and just manages to get there. Saracens push forwards and are attacking inside Saints' 22 now but Saints have regrouped well in defence and are holding them for now.

  • 👟💥🏉#️⃣2️⃣

    WE'RE BACK UNDERWAY!

    Farrell gets us restarted here at the Gardens!

  • HT

  • 40

    Saints are attacking again and the ball comes wide again. Saints are trying everything but Saracens defence is holding for now. Horne breaks again and Tuala collects his offload. The ball comes back to Horne who breaks again but Saints just lose possession of the ball and we'll take a break there.

  • 39

    Another solid scrum from Saints and Saracens clear. Tuala is there and he dances back over the halfway line. There's an advantage coming for Saints as they attack and eventually we come back for it. Francis takes over the kick duties while Myler is seen to and he kicks to the corner. Lineout Saints just inside Saracens' 22.

  • 37

    Saints defend well from the restart and seem to hold Saracens up but the away side earn the put in at the scrum.

  • 36

    Farrell...

    ... sends the conversion wide though.

    13 - 15
  • 35

    Try Saracens.

    The maul finally gets going and there's no stopping it from that distance. Brits is the man over the line with the ball.

    13 - 15
  • 15

    Saracens try to maul from the lineout and though Saints hold them eventually they get it going.

  • 34

    North collects the restart well and Saints press forwards but are turned over and Saracens play on. Saints are defending well though and have slowed things down. Saracens come wide but Williams trips and it slows things again. But Saracens earn a penalty at the breakdown and Farrell sends it to the corner.

  • 22

    Myler...

    ... sends the simply penalty through to put Saints ahead!

    13 - 10
  • 31

    Saints are slowly creeping forwards and have a penalty coming if they need it. Eventually we do come back for it and Myler points for the posts.

  • 29

    Another solid scrum from Saints and the ball comes out to Horne quickly. He charges down the left flank and gets Saints into the Saracens 22 once again. North has a go and Saints are really attacking again here.

  • 28

    Saracens are penalised for offside at the restart and Saints chose to scrum on halfway.

  • 28

    Myler...

    ... nails the conversion from the touchline to level things!

    10 - 10
  • 27

    TRYYYYY REECE!!!

    A first Premiership start and a try for Marshall! The hooker slips off the back of the maul to dive over in the corner!

    8 - 10
  • 26

    Ratuniyarawa gets up and Saints maul again and they're getting closer this time...

  • 25

    Saints maul from the lineout and earn another penalty there. Myler sends it to the corner again.

  • 25

    Penalty Saints at the scrum and Myler goes for the corner. Lineout Saints ten metres out from the try line.

  • 23

    Nutley and Harrison team up off the back of the lineout and the ball comes wide to Tuitavake but he knock on in contact and Saracens have the scrum.

  • 22

    Again Saints press the restart well and Spencer boxes. Lineout Saints.

  • 21

    Ribbans takes his leave for Saints with Nutley entering the fray.

  • 21

    Farrell...

    ... sends the penalty through.

    3 - 10
  • 20

    Penalty Saracens at the lineout and Farrell points for the posts.

  • 19

    Harrison picks up off the back of the scrum but Saracens scramble to push him back. Saints work hard to keep the ball though and Reinach clears to touch. Lineout Saracens back at Saints' 22.

  • 17

    Saracens press on and Saints are having to defend hard here but eventually it pays off as Saracens knock on and Saints will get the put in at the scrum this time.

  • 16

    Saints collect the restart well but knock on in the contact that follows and we'll have another scrum, this one inside Saints' 22.

  • 15

    Myler...

    ... sends the kick through to get Saints off the mark.

    3 - 7
  • 14

    Saracens use the ball quickly at the scrum but Saints defend well and force Spencer to box. Ribbans is there and Saints have the advantage as they attack this time. The ball comes high from Tuala and Reinach is there in chase. But he's tackled too high by Farrell and it's a penalty to Saints just outside Saracens' 22. Myler points to the posts.

  • 12

    Good pressure from Saints on the restart sees Saracens box and Tuala is there again. Saints push back well and make their way up towards Saracens 22 but are found to be accidentally offside as they attack. Scrum Saracens then.

  • 10

    Farrell...

    ... sends the conversion through the posts too.

    0 - 7
  • 9

    Try Saracens.

    Lozowski is there to support Maitland and finishes the job out wide.

    0 - 5
  • 9

    Saracens push up but Saints defend is holding. They come wide though and Maitland breaks through...

  • 8

    More brilliant attack from Saints as Saracens' clear doesn't find touch but as Tuitavake breaks on his own he's isolated and Saracens earn the penalty. Farrell clears to touch. Lineout Saracens just outside Saints' 22.

  • 7

    Scrum down then and despite a shove from Saints, Saracens earn a penalty there. Saracens clear for a lineout just outside their 22.

  • 5

    The ball comes wide and Harrison is there but he just misses the ball and we'll have a scrum on the five metre line. Brilliant stuff from Saints though!

  • 4

    Horne breaks and North is there in support, they're within inches of the try line now!

  • 3

    Cowan loses the ball forwards and Saints play on, they chip through and chase well before turning Brits over. Saints are attacking just outside the Saracens 22 now.

  • 3

    Saracens take the lineout cleanly but are pushed by Saints in defence. Isiekwe gets the back on the front foot with a charge into the 22 though and they come wide again. Wyles is there but a huge hit from Harrison slows things.

  • 2

    Saracens box the lic-off clear and Tuala is there to collect but Saracens collect a stray pass and they bring the ball wide. Itoje breaks through and Williams is there in support but when Harrison intercepts we come back for a penalty. Farrell sends it to the corner.

  • 👟💥🏉

    HERE WE GO!

    For the fourth time this season, Saints v Saracens is on!