Northampton earn bonus point Worcester win

Harry Mallinder on the attack for Northampton Saints

Northampton Saints moved back into the top six by beating Worcester Warriors 38-18 with a bonus point at Franklins Gardens.

Northampton outscored Worcester by six tries to two in the match which earns them a bonus point.

Tom Collins scored his first senior hat-trick as Northampton routed Worcester.

Collins, 21, showed electric pace and clever feet to help Saints to a much-needed bonus point win that avenged their opening-day defeat.

Worcester got two tries from Val Rapava-Ruskin and Wynand Olivier to give them a 15-12 half-time lead.

The game was still hanging in the balance until Collins scored his side’s fifth try with 14 minutes remaining.

Harry Mallinder, Lee Dickson and George Pisi went over for Northampton’s other tries.

Final Score Northampton 38 (12) Worcester Warriors 18 (15)

Scorers

Northampton
Tries – Mallinder, Collins (3), Dickson, G Pisi
Pen –
Con – Myler (3), Hanrahan
Drop –

Worcester Warriors
Tries – Rapava-Ruskin, Olivier
Pen – Heathcote (2)
Con – Heathcote
Drop –

Match Officials
Referee : Matthew Carley (39th Premiership game).
Assistant Referees: Roy Maybank & Nigel Carrick
TMO: Stuart Terheege

Teams

Northampton Saints

15 Ben Foden, 14 Ken Pisi, 13 Luther Burrell, 12 Harry Mallinder, 11 Tom Collins, 10 Stephen Myler, 9 Lee Dickson (c), 8 Teimana Harrison, 7 Tom Wood, 6 Jamie Gibson, 5 Victor Matfield, 4 James Craig, 3 Kieran Brookes, 2 Mikey Haywood, 1 Alex Waller

Replacements: 16 Reece Marshall, 17 Ethan Waller, 18 Gareth Denman, 19 Sam Dickinson, 20 Jon Fisher, 21 Tom Kessell, 22 JJ Hanrahan, 23 George Pisi

Worcester Warriors

15 Chris Pennell , 14 Bryce Heem , 13 Wynand Olivier , 12 Ryan Mills , 11 Cooper Vuna , 10 Tom Heathcote , 9 Francois Hougaard , 1 Val Rapava Ruskin , 2 Jaba Bregvadze , 3 Nick Schonert , 4 Donncha O’Callaghan , 5 Darren Barry , 6 Dewald Potgieter , 7 Carl Kirwan , 8 GJ van Velze (C)

Replacements: 16 Niall Annett , 17 Na’ama Leleimalefaga , 18 James Johnston , 19 Dan Sanderson , 20 Phil Dowson , 21 Luke Baldwin , 22 Ryan Lamb , 23 Andy Symons

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