Wasps go top with Northampton Saints victory


Wasps went to the top of the Aviva Premiership standings by beating Northampton Saints 15-20 in the Aviva Premiership at Franklin’s Gardens.

The victory makes it four from four in the Premiership this season and makes Wasps the only remaining unbeaten team in the league.

Northampton got the perfect start though as George North scored a try for Saints in the second minute.

Wasps weathered the early storm and Wasps were leading 5-10 by half time.

Northampton got to within a point and trailled 12-13 before Wasps pulled away again.

Stephen Myler kicked a penalty for Saints to earn the losing bonus point.

Final Score Northampton Saints (5) 15 Wasps (10) 20

Scorers

Northampton Saints
Tries – North, Kessell
Pen – Myler
Con – Myler
Drop –

Wasps
Tries – Gopperth, Bassett
Pen – Gopperth 2
Con – Gopperth 2
Drop –

Teams

Northampton: Foden; K Pisi, G Pisi, Mallinder, North; Myler, Groom; Waller, Haywood, Brookes, Lawes, Dickinson, Wood (capt), Gibson, Picamoles.

Replacements: Clare, Ma’afu, Hill, Paterson, Harrison, Kessell, Hutchinson, Tuala.

Wasps: Miller; Wade, Daly, Gopperth, Bassett; Cipriani, Simpson; Mullan, Taylor, Cooper-Woolley, Symons, Gaskell (capt), Jones, Thompson, Hughes.

Replacements: Johnson, McIntyre, Moore, Myall, Young, Robson, Eastmond, De Luca.

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