Saints book home Semi and spoil Catt’s finale

Northampton Saints finished in second place on the Guinness Premiership table with a comfortable 31-7 victory over London Irish on Saturday.


The match was World cup winner Mike Catt’s final game for London Irish.

Five minutes into the clash and the hosts had an attempted penalty missed by Tom Horner.

Stephen Myler kicked a penalty for Saints in the 17th minute to give them a slim lead over their rivals. He kicked his second five minutes from the end of the first half before Jon Clarke added a try and they led by 11 points at the break.

Myler had an opportunity to extend the lead for Saints in the 44th minute but his penalty effort missed the posts but Chris Ashton delivered their second try in the 48th minute, while Myler was successful with the conversion.

On the 59-minute mark Myler took the lead to 21 points when he added a penalty for the Saints.

Irish finally entered the fray in the 65th minute through a Danie Coetzee try which Tom Homer converted, but it proved to be the only score for Irish.

Myler added a penalty with seven minutes remaining while Jon Clarke scored a try which Myler converted before the whistle to see Saints take the 31-7 win.

Final Score Northampton Saints 31 London Irish 7

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