Northampton smash Wasps to book LV Cup Semi

Northampton Saints sealed a place in the Anglo Welsh LV Cup Semi-finals when they hammered London Wasps 57-10 at Franklins Gardens.

Northampton notched up seven tries for a comprehensive victory and the Saints
were dominant from the outset and the win seals their place in the semi-finals.

Wing Jamie Elliott and Noah Cato led the charge, scoring a brace of tries apiece.

Northampton led 22-3 at half-time after Elliot’s first try and further efforts
by Andy Long and James Craig. Wasps’ only points of the half came via a penalty
by debutant Will Robinson.

Referee Dean Richards also awarded Saints a penalty try in the second half
and Cato soon got his name on to the scoresheet with his first try.

Joe Simpson got in for Wasps’ solitary try but the hosts sealed the win with
further efforts by Elliot, Alex Waller and Cato.

Final Score Northampton 57 (22) Wasps 10 (3)


Scorers


Northampton Saints
Tries: Long, Craig, Elliott 2, Cato 2, Waller
Penalties: Myler
Conversions: Myler 7


London Wasps
Tries: Simpson
Penalties: Robinson
Conversions: Robinson


Teams


Northampton: 15 Paul Diggin, 14 Jamie Elliott, 13 George Pisi, 12 James Downey, 11 Noah Cato, 10 Stephen Myler, 9 Martin Roberts, 8 Roger Wilson, 7 Ben Nutley, 6 Calum Clark (c), 5 Christian Day, 4 James Craig, 3 Brian Mujati, 2 Andy Long, 1 Soane Tonga’uiha.


Replacements: 16 Mike Haywood, 17 Alex Waller, 18 Tom Mercey, 19 Mark Sorenson, 20 Samu Manoa, 21 Ryan Glynn, 22 Tom May, 23 Vasily Artemyev.


Wasps: 15 Hugo Southwell, 14 Lee Robinson, 13 Alex Cheesman, 12 Chris Mayor, 11 Richard Haughton, 10 Will Robinson, 9 Charlie Davies (c), 8 Victor Gresev, 7 Matt Everard, 6 Tinus DuPlessis, 5 Ed O’Donoghue, 4 Heinz Koll, 3 Ben Broster, 2 Nathan Morris, 1 Tim Payne.


Replacements: 16 Vladislav Korshunov, 17 Bob Baker, 18 Simon McIntyre, 19 Joe Burton, 20 Sam Jones, 21 Joe Simpson, 22 Nick Robinson, 23 Charlie Ingall.

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