22-38

Commentary

  • FT

  • 80

    Gopperth sends the ball into touch to end the game.

  • 39

    Wasps will run the clock down now though and with less than 30 seconds left they do just that, playing the phases slowly.

  • 79

    Mallinder clears again and Wasps will have the lineout but back in their own half.

  • 78

    Mallinder...

    ... can't convert his own score though.

    22 - 38
  • 78

    TRYYYYYY HARYYYYY!!

    Mallinder scarpers down the left wing and outpaces all of the Wasps defence to score for Saints! Outstanding show of pace from the full back!!

    22 - 38
  • 77

    Francis is helped from the field and with no subs left Saints play on with 14.

  • 67

    Gopperth...

    ... converts too.

    17 - 38
  • 76

    Johnson now makes way for Antonio Harris for Wasps.

  • 76

    Try De Jongh

    Johnson steps his way through Saints line before offloading to De Jongh for the score.

    17 - 31
  • 75

    The skipper makes way as Hartley is swapped for Haywood at hooker.

  • 74

    Collins and Reinach go off the scrum before Lawes barges upfield. But Wasps are awarded a penalty at the ruck and Gopperth sends it into touch.

  • 72

    Wasps go to the front with the lineout and attempt a maul. Simpson pulls the ball out and Wasps try too hard to get the bonus point score. The ball goes forwards and Saints will have the scrum.

  • 71

    Paterson nearly gets to the ball in the lineout but Wasps just manage to hold on and go for the maul off the lineout. The ball then comes wide to Wade with an advantage coming. Eventually we come back for it. Gopperth sends the ball into touch. Lineout Wasps in Saints' 22.

  • 70

    Penalty Wasps at the breakdown though and another attack is frustratingly halted for Saints. Gopperth sends the ball into touch and Wasps will have the lineout on halfway.

  • 68

    Scrum to Saints to restart things and Burrell cuts a cracking line off it before Harrison barges his way the Wasps line. Saints are well within Wasps' 22 now and still pushing.

  • 67

    Moore leaves for a HIA and Cooper-Woolley returns.

  • 67

    Collins makes two good breaks as Saints looks to attack once again and Pisi gets a beautiful offload away but the game is paused while Moore is seen to.

  • 66

    van Wyk and Day enter play for Saints, replacing Waller and Gibson. Cooper-Woolley makes way for Moore on the Wasps side.

  • 65

    Gopperth...

    ... sends the simple penalty through.

    17 - 31
  • 65

    Penalty Wasps after a high tackle from Saints and Gopperth lines up.

  • 64

    Wasps get a lineout on the Saints' 22 as Mallinder's clearing kick is caught in the wind. The away side are pushing now in search of their bonus point but Saints are defending well.

  • 64

    Scrum half change for both side as Simpson replaces Robson and Reinach replaces Groom. Mallinder also enters play for Saints, replacing Tuala.

  • 63

    Saints are pushing here again after Wade takes the restart into touch. But Wasps turn over again and Gopperth goes for a cross field to Wade but finds touch instead. Lineout Saints just outside the Wasps' 22.

  • 62

    Symons and Haskell make way for Wasps while Symons and Willis and Hill enters play for Saints, with Brookes making way.

  • 21

    Gopperth...

    ... sends the kick just through with a little help from the right upright.

    17 - 26
  • 60

    Try Bassett

    The wing slips passed both Foden and Tuala on the wing for Wasps' third.

    17 - 26
  • 59

    Wasps look to exploit some space out wide but Foden gets there to halt Bassett's attack. The away side are still pushing though.

  • 58

    Groom clears well from the restart and Wasps set for a lineout just inside Saints' half.

  • 57

    Ratuniyarawa makes way for Paterson in the second row while Gaskell reaplaces Rowlands for Wasps.

  • 57

    Francis...

    ... sends it straight through with no problem!

    17 - 21
  • 56

    Almost another steal for Saints at the lineout but Saints are soon back in possession after a knock on from Wasps. Wood charges back up the pitch and Saints earn the penalty. Francis points to the stick, this will be a monster kick if he makes it...

  • 54

    Collins clears the restart well and Wasps will have the lineout but back up at the halfway line.

  • 54

    Francis...

    ... sends the penalty straight through the sticks!

    14 - 21
  • 53

    Overthrow from Johnson and Harrison barges through the midfield before Burrell does the same. Saints are really pushing here again now and have made it into Wasps' 22. Penalty Saints as Groom is taken high and Francis points for the posts.

  • 52

    Mullan leaves the field as McIntyre comes into play and we get the lineout ready.

  • 52

    We eventually get the scrum away after Cooper-Woolley is seen to. Wasps earn a penalty there though and Gopperth sends the ball into touch. Lineout Wasps inside Saints' half.

  • 50

    Ratuniyarawa carries well into the 22 but his pass to Wood doesn't get there. Scrum Wasps.

  • 49

    Saints maul from the lineout and Hartley breaks away with the ball in hand. Saints are pushing again now.

  • 48

    Robson boxes off the back of the lineout and though Wade collects, he's pushed into touch. Lineout Saints on halfway.

  • 47

    Penalty Wasps at the lineout though and Gopperth clears long. Lineout Wasps.

  • 47

    Lawes gets up for the lineout and Saints start their charge up the pitch. Advantage is coming for the home side and eventually it comes. Francis sends the penalty into the corner. Lineout Saints inside Wasps' 22 as Foden returns from the sin bin.

  • 45

    Saints hold Wasps well and force the box from Robson on the restart. Lineout Saints inside Wasps' 22.

  • 44

    Gopperth...

    ... sends the conversion wide though.

    11 - 21
  • 43

    Try Johnson

    The hooker collects the ball with ease and trots in for the score.

    11 - 21
  • 43

    Advantage coming for Wasps as the ball comes wide left to Johnson...

  • 42

    Bassett looks dangerous again and Wasps are up to Saints' 22 now but Saints are holding them for now.

  • 41

    Launchbury takes the lineout for Wasps despite Lawes getting there too and Wasps attempt the maul before Robson pull it out. Bassett makes some ground before the ball comes back the other way.

  • 41

    Lineout Wasps on halfway after some aerial tennis on the restart.

  • 40

    One change for Wasps at half time, Daly makes way for Miller. Saints are unchanged.

  • 👟💥🏉#️⃣2️⃣

    HERE WE GO AGAIN!

    Francis gets us restarted here at the Gardens!

  • HT

  • 40

    Scrum down to Saints then and Burrell gets it off the pitch to end the half.

  • 39

    Huge shove from Saints at the maul there an they earn the put in at the scrum.

  • 39

    Wasps take the lineout cleanly and go for the maul. They've got a penalty coming and eventually it comes. Gopperth sends it into touch for another lineout and we go again.

  • 38

    Foden leaves the field for the deliberate knock on and Wasps sends the penalty into touch for an attacking lineout with the last minutes of the half.

  • 38

    Foden nearly gets there on an intercept out wide and would have been away but now we're going to the TMO to see if he deliberately knock on.

  • 38

    Groom boxes well from the ruck and Bassett calls for the mark. He clears into touch but Saints take it quickly but Wasps run it straight back at them after Tuala clears.

  • 36

    Penalty Saints at the ruck and Luke Pearce has a word with Launchbury about the repeated offences there. Francis sends the penalty into touch for a Saints lineout on halfway.

  • 35

    Francis...

    ... sends the simple penalty through from right in front.

    11 - 16
  • 34

    Saints finally make it into the 22 and Ratuniyarawa carries the ball deeper before Saints earn a penalty at the breakdown. Francis points for the posts.

  • 33

    Turn over Saints at the restart and they're pushing forwards again on the Wasps' 22.

  • 32

    Wade...

    ... converts his own try quickly.

    8 - 16
  • 32

    Try Wade

    Wade scoops up his own chip through and dots down to score.

    8 - 14
  • 31

    A bizarre turn of events at the ruck and Wasps are away with no Saints in behind...

  • 30

    Another solid scrum and Groom feeds Collins off the back. Saints are pushing on again here. Harrison and Lawes make it up to the 22 again and are continuing to attack. But Wade gets a hand out to a stray Saints pass and Wasps are attacking fluidly. They make it almost up to Saints' 22 but Tuala picks up a loose ball and Saints are back in attack.

  • 28

    Short again with the restart but this one doesn't quite come off for Saints. But no matter Johnson knock on just after and Saints will have the scrum inside Wasps' half.

  • 27

    Gopperth...

    ... send the penalty through the sticks to put Wasps back in the lead.

    8 - 9
  • 27

    Launchbury takes the lineout and Wasps go for the maul once again. Robson takes it out and Wasps try to weave their way through Saints' line. Robson decides to pick and go before Thompson charges up the left. Saints are penalised at the ruck though and Gopperth points for the posts with this one.

  • 25

    Wasps try to maul from the lineout but make little ground. Robson pulls the ball out and Wasps go wide but Saints are there. Gopperth goes for a grubber but Groom is there. Groom clear again to almost the same spot and we'll have another lineout on halfway.

  • 23

    Wasps look dangerous and Wade nearly breaks free but good defence from Saints gets them the ball back in hand and Groom clears the danger. Lineout Wasps on halfway.

  • 22

    Burrell breaks free off the back of the scrum and it goes wide right again. Francis breaks through as well but gets pinged for not releasing. Gopperth sends the penalty in touch for a lineout inside Saints' half.

  • 21

    Free kick Saints at the scrum! And we set down for another one as "Oh when the Saints" rings round the Gardens.

  • 20

    Lawes gets up for the lineout again and Saints are off again. Brookes barges through three defenders before Teimana goes strong. Ratuniyarawa just loses control of the ball though and we'll have another scrum.

  • 19

    Long again from Wasps at the restart and Francis clears it long too. Lineout Wasps just inside Saints' half.

  • 18

    Francis...

    ... sends the tricky touchline conversion just wide though.

    8 - 6
  • 27

    TRYYYYYY ACE!!!!

    Eventually we get there and Ace's score is given!!

    8 - 6
  • 17

    Beautiful run from Saints out wide as Foden and and Tuala like up out wide, is it a try?? We're heading to the TMO...

  • 17

    Solid scrum from Saints but the ball doesn't quite find Francis off the back and Wasps clears long. It doesn't quite go though and Saints are back in attack...

  • 16

    Saints pushing hard here and both Francis and Collins nearly make it through again. But they're being held on the 22 still. Wasps turn over but Gopperth knock on and Saints will have the scrum within Wasps' 22.

  • 14

    A beautifully short restart from Francis and Lawes is there to take it. Collins breaks and offloads to Burrell, Saints are nearly at the 22 once again.

  • 13

    Gopperth...

    ... sends this one through as well.

    3 - 6
  • 12

    Penalty Wasps at te ruck as Wood's foot makes contact with the ball. Gopperth calls for the tee again...

  • 11

    A long restart from Wasps and Foden takes it well. Francis clears from within the dead ball zone and Wasps will have the lineout just outside Saints' 22.

  • 10

    Francis...

    ... levels things!

    3 - 3
  • 10

    Burrell barges into Wasps' defence and Francis nearly breaks through but Johnson comes into the ruck illegally and Saints will have a chance to level things.

  • 9

    Daly clears the ball after a tetchy restart for Wasps and Saints have the lineout just inside their guests' half.

  • 8

    Gopperth...

    ... sends his kick through to get the scoring started.

    0 - 3
  • 7

    Penalty Wasps at the scrum despite Wood coming away with the ball. Gopperth points for the posts...

  • 6

    Saints steal the lineout and look to attack but knock on and we set another scrum on Saints' 22.

  • 5

    Saints look like scoring but with Hartley and Brookes the options on the wing Wasps regain the ball. A slicing run from Bassett out wide sees them back up the halfway and they are awarded a penalty. Gopperth sends it into touch. Lineout Wasps in Saints' 22.

  • 4

    Collins is nearly away and Ratuniyarawa goes charging into his opposite man. They're back into the 22 again now and building...

  • 3

    Saints make good progress but Wasps turn over and Wade looks dangerous out wide but is held well by Collins. Wasps are forced to box and Saints are back in attack on halfway.

  • 2

    Solid scrum that and the ball comes out wide right quickly. Wood makes some yards before the Saints continue to push. They're nearly up to the 22 now.

  • 1

    Groom boxes and Le Roux collects. They ball goes through a few phases before the away side knocks the ball forwards. Saints go charging down the left but knock on themselves and we come back for that first one. Scrum Saints inside Wasps' half.

  • 👟💥🏉

    WE'RE UNDERWAY AT THE GARDENS!

    Gopperth gets Saints v Wasps started!