Lamb boots Northampton Saints to LV Cup victory

Aviva Premiership Rugby Club Northampton Saints bounced back from last week’s Anglo Welsh LV= Cup loss to Harlequins by beating Newport 20-30 at Rodney Parade.

Former Springbok Tonderai Chavhanga scored three tries in the match while Northampton could only cross the whitewash twice.

However Ryan Lamb converted one of Saints tries and kicked five penalties and a drop goal compared to Tom Prydie’s one conversion and a penalty.

Flanker Phil Dowson and wing Jamie Elliott got the tries for Northampton.

Final Score Newport-Gwent Dragons 20 (10) Northampton 30 (6)


Tries: Chavhanga 3
Penalties: Prydie
Conversions: Prydie

Northampton Saints
Tries: Dowson, Elliott
Penalties: Lamb 5
Drop-goals: Lamb
Conversions: Lamb


Newport Dragons: 15 Tom Prydie, 14 Will Harries, 13 Pat Leach, 12 Ashley Smith (c), 11 Tonderai Chavhanga, 10 Dan Evans, 9 Wayne Evans, 8 Tom Brown. 7 Nic Cudd, 6 Ieuan Jones, 5 Rob Sidoli, 4 Adam Jones, 3 Dan Way, 2 Hugh Gustafson, 1 Owen Evans.

Replacements: 16 Steve Jones, 17 Phil Price, 18 Nathan Buck, 19 Ian Nimmo, 20 Lewis Evans, 21 Jonathan Evans, 22 Lewis Robling, 23 Jack Dixon.

Northampton Saints 15 Tom May, 14 Ken Pisi, 13 Dom Waldouck, 12 Luther Burrell, 11 Jamie Elliott, 10 Ryan Lamb, 9 Lee Dickson, 8 GJ Van Velze, 7 Phil Dowson, 6 Calum Clark (c), 5 Mark Sorenson, 4 Samu Manoa, 3 Paul Doran Jones, 2 Mike Haywood, 1 Alex Waller.

Replacements: 16 Ross Mcmillan, 17 Ethan Waller, 18 Brian Mujati, 19 Rhys Oakley, 20 Ben Nutley, 21 Martin Roberts, 22 Scott Armstrong, 23 Tom Collins.

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