Northampton finish sixth after Gloucester win

Billy Twelvetrees tries to evade the Northampton defence

Northampton Saints secured a place in next season’s European Champions Cup by finishing sixth with a 20-28 victory over Gloucester at Kingsholm in the Aviva Premiership.

Wales winger George North scored two tries for Northampton who outscored Gloucester by three tries to two.

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Final Score Gloucester 20 (20) Northampton Saints 28 (15)

Scorers

Gloucester
Tries – Evans, Moriarty
Pen – Laidlaw 2
Con – Laidlaw 2
Drop –

Northampton Saints
Tries – G Pisi, North 2
Pen – Myler 3
Con – Myler 2
Drop –

Match Officials
Referee : JP Doyle (114th Premiership game).
Assistant Referees: Andrew Small & Andrew Pearce
TMO: Geoff Warren.

Teams

Gloucester

15. Tom Marshall; 14. Ollie Thorley, 13. Billy Twelvetrees, 12. Mark Atkinson, 11. Elliott Creed; 10. Greig Laidlaw (capt), 9. Willi Heinz; 1. Yann Thomas, 2. Richard Hibbard, 3. John Afoa; 4. Tom Savage, 5. Jeremy Thrush; 6. Ross Moriarty, 7. Matt Kvesic, 8. Ben Morgan

Replacements: 16. Darren Dawidiuk, 17. Nick Wood, 18. Paul Doran-Jones, 19. Gareth Evans, 20. Lewis Ludlow, 21. Callum Braley, 22. Lloyd Evans, 23. Jacob Rowan

Northampton

15 Harry Mallinder, 14 Ken Pisi, 13 George Pisi, 12 Luther Burrell, 11 George North, 10 Stephen Myler, 9 Lee Dickson (c), 8 Teimana Harrison, 7 Tom Wood, 6 Jamie Gibson, 5 Christian Day, 4 Courtney Lawes, 3 Kieran Brookes, 2 Mikey Haywood, 1 Alex Waller

Replacements: 16 Dylan Hartley, 17 Campese Ma’afu, 18 Paul Hill, 19 Victor Matfield, 20 Ben Nutley, 21 Kahn Fotuali’i, 22 Sam Olver, 23 James Wilson

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