Northampton come from behind to beat Exeter Chiefs

Northampton Saints v Exeter Chiefs - Aviva Premiership Rugby 2016-17.
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Northampton Saints came from being 13-0 down to beat Exeter Chiefs 20-19 at Franklin’s Gardens in the Aviva Premiership on Friday evening.

Wales wingert George North starred for the Saints as he started the comeback by scoring his third try in four Premiership matches before setting up Rory Hutchinson for a try.

After a slow start Northampton edged back into a one point lead at half time at 14-13 and then two second half penalties from Harry Mallinder proved enough for the victory.

Final Score Northampton Saints (14) 20 Exeter Chiefs (13) 19


Northampton Saints
Tries – North, Hutchinson
Pen – Mallinder 2
Con – Mallinder 2
Drop –

Exeter Chiefs
Tries – Woodburn
Pen – Steenson 4
Con – Steenson
Drop –


Northampton Saints: Foden (capt); K Pisi, G Pisi, Hutchinson, North; Mallinder, Groom; Waller, Haywood, Brookes, Lawes, Paterson, Gibson, Clark, Picamoles.

Replacements: Clare, Ma’afu, Hill, Dickinson, Harrison, Kessell, Olver, Tuala.

Exeter Chiefs: Turner; Woodburn, Devoto, Slade, Whitten; Steenson, Chudley; Moon, Yeandle (capt), Holmes, Lees, Parling, Dennis, Horstmann, Waldrom.

Replacements: Cowan-Dickie, Hepburn, Williams, Welch, White, Lewis, Hill, Nowell.

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