Harlequins edge out Northampton Saints in LV Cup

Harlequins edged Northampton Saints out by a single point in their Anglo Welsh LV Cup opening match at Franklins Gardens.

A late try from Ben Botica snatched victory for Harlequins against Northampton
Saints.

Botica’s late score and conversion gave the Premiership champions a victory
away from home at Franklin’s Gardens.

More to follow.


Final Score Northampton 30 (9) Harlequins 31 (21)


Scorers


Northampton Saints
Tries: May, Burrell
Penalties: Lamb 5
Drop-goals: Lamb
Conversions: Lamb

Harlequins
Tries: Smith 2, Sloan, Botica
Penalties: Botica
Conversions: Botica 4


Referee: Neil Hennessy (Wales)


Teams


Northampton: 15 Tom May, 14 Scott Armstrong, 13 Tom Stephenson, 12 Luther Burrell, 11 Jamie Elliott, 10 Ryan Lamb, 9 Martin Roberts, 8 GJ Van Velze, 7 Ben Nutley, 6 Calum Clarke (c), 5 Rhys Oakley, 4 Mark Sorenson, 3 Paul Doran Jones, 2 Mike Haywood, 1 Alex Waller.


Replacements: 16 Ross McMillan, 17 Ethan Waller, 18 Danny Herriott, 19 Christian Day, 20 Teimana Harrison, 21 Alex Day, 22 Anders Mogenson, 23 Tom Collins.


Harlequins: 15 Ollie Lindsay-Hague, 14 Seb Stegmann, 13 Matt Hopper, 12 Harry Sloan, 11 Sam Smith, 10 Ben Botica, 9 Karl Dickson, 8 Tom Guest, 7 Luke Wallace (c), 6 Joe Trayfoot, 5 Charlie Matthews, 4 Pete Browne, 3 Will Collier, 2 Dave Ward, 1 Mark Lambert.


Replacements: 16 Rob Buchanan, 17 Darryl Marfo, 18 Kyle Sinckler, 19 Sam Twomey, 20 Jack Clifford, 21 Jordan Burns, 22 Louis Grimoldby, 23 Miles Mantella.

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