Wasps overtake Northampton Saints in Premiership

Victor Matfield gets shut down by the Wasps defence

Wasps moved above Northampton Saints in the Aviva Premiership standings when they comfortably beat the Saints 11-24 at Franklins Gardens.

Wasps scored all of their points in the opening half and despite failing to add to their tally they still outscored Northampton by three tries to one.

The result moves Wasps up to fifth place in the standings on 24 points while Northampton are in sixth place on 22 points.

Wasps scrum-half Dan Robson scored the first of Wasps three tries after finding a gap in Saints defence and then touching down on the pots.

Rob Miller was next to score a try and then Josh Bassett scored Wasps final try to make the score 24-3 to Wasps at half time.

Sam Dickinson gave the Saints some hope by scoring in the corner after the break but the first half deficit proved to be too much for the home side.

Final Score Northampton Saints 11 (3) Wasps 24 (24)

Scorers

Northampton Saints
Tries – Dickinson
Pen – Myler (2)
Con –
Drop –

Wasps
Tries – Robson, Miller, Bassett
Pen – Gopperth
Con – Gopperth (3)
Drop –

Match Officials
Referee :Thomas Foley (12th Premiership game).
Assistant Referees: shley Rowden & Simon McConnell.
TMO: Stuart Terheege.

Teams

Northampton Saints

15 Harry Mallinder, 14 Jamie Elliott, 13 George Pisi, 12 Luther Burrell, 11 Tom Collins, 10 Stephen Myler, 9 Tom Kessell, 8 Sam Dickinson, 7 Teimana Harrison, 6 Tom Wood, 5 Victor Matfield, 4 Michael Paterson, 3 Kieran Brookes, 2
Mike Haywood, 1 Alex Waller.

Replacements: 16 Matt Williams, 17 Ethan Waller, 18 Gareth Denman, 19 James Craig, 20 Christian Day, 21 Lee Dickson, 22 JJ Hanrahan, 23 James Wilson.

Wasps

15. Rob Miller , 14. Frank Halai , 13. Brendan Macken , 12. James Downey , 11. Josh Bassett , 10. Jimmy Gopperth , 9. Dan Robson, 8. Nathan Hughes , 7. George Smith (c) , 6. Alex Rieder , 5. Kearnan Myall , 4. James Gaskell, 3. Jake Cooper-Woolley, 2. Edd Shervington ,1. Simon McIntyre

Replacements : 16. Ashley Johnson , 17. Tom Bristow , 18. Phil Swainston , 19. James Cannon , 20. Thomas Young , 21. Jamie Stevenson , 22. Ruaridh Jackson , 23. Sailosi Tagicakibau

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