Northampton Saints win Anglo Welsh LV= Cup

Northampton Saints out-scored Gloucester by three tries to two at Sixways Stadium on Sunday on their way to securing the LV= Cup with a 30-24 victory in the final.

 

The victory ensures that Northampton Saints have qualified for next season’s Heineken Cup.

 

Goal-kickers Stephen Myler and Nicky Robinson exchanged penalties in the opening 20 minutes, both slotting two a piece.

Gloucester surged ahead to a 14-6 lead after 29 minutes when Robinson kicked his thrid penalty and Akapusi Qera opened the try-scoring.


However, Northampton had a strong response in store and wiped out the deficit before taking a 20-14 lead at the break.

 

Soane Tonga’uiha and James Downey contributed with tries while Myler kept the score-board ticking over with his conversions.

Gloucester briefly took the lead after the break as Robinson converted a penalty try in the 52nd minute, but the Saints negated the score two minutes later as Lee Dickson crashed over for a try before Myler added the extras.


The kickers slotted a penalty each to finish off the clash as Northampton claimed the LV= Cup with a six-point margin of victory.


Final Score Northampton 30 Gloucester 24


Scorers


Northampton
Tries – Tonga’uiha, Downey, Dickson
Pen – Myler 3
Con – Myler 3


Gloucester
Tries – Qera, Penalty
Pen – Robinson 4
Con – Robinson


Teams


Northampton:, 15 Shane Geraghty, 14 Bruce Reihana, 13 Jon Clarke, 12 James Downey, 11 Paul Diggin, 10 Stephen Myler, 9 Lee Dickson, 8 Roger Wilson, 7 Neil Best, 6 Phil Dowson (c), 5 Juandre Kruger, 4 Courtney Lawes, 3 Brian Mujati, 2 Brett Sharman, 1 Soane Tonga’uiha.


Replacements: 16 Andy Long, 17 Regardt Dreyer, 18 Jon Vickers, 19 Mark Hopley, 20 Mark Easter, 21 Alan Dickens, 22 Barry Everitt, 23 Joe Ansbro.


Gloucester: 15 Freddie Burns, 14 James Simpson-Daniel, 13 Tim Molenaar, 12 Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu, 11 Lesley Vainikolo, 10 Nicky Robinson, 9 Rory Lawson, 8 Adam Eustace, 7 Akapusi Qera, 6 Peter Buxton (c), 5 Alex Brown, 4 Will James, 3 Pierre Capdevielle, 2 Olivier Azam, 1 Nick Wood.


Replacements: 16 Darren Dawidiuk, 17 Yann Thomas, 18 Rupert Harden, 19 Apo Satala, 20 Andy Hazell, 21 Dave Lewis, 22 Tom Voyce, 23 Charlie Sharples.

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