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Northampton 15-14 Bath: Saints climb to fifth after spirited comeback

  • Northampton moved up to fifth in the Premiership table thanks to a second-half comeback against Bath.
  • Saints dominated possession and territory in the first half but trailed 14-0 at the break through two converted tries from winger Jeff Williams.
  • The home side got their reward after the break with tries from Teimana Harrison and Mike Haywood combined with five points from Stephen Myler secured the win
Northampton Saints moved a step closer to Champions Cup qualification with a spectacular 15-14 comeback victory over Bath on Saturday.
More to follow.

Northampton: 15 Ben Foden, 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 Reece Marshall, 17 Campese Ma’Afu, 18 Paul Hill, 19 Victor Matfield, 20 Ben Nutley, 21 Kahn Fotuali’i, 22 Jj Hanrahan, 23 Harry Mallinder

Bath: 15 Anthony Watson, 14 Jeff Williams, 13 Jonathan Joseph, 12 Ollie Devoto, 11 Matt Banahan, 10 Rhys Priestland, 9 Chris Cook, 8 David Denton, 7 Francois Louw (c), 6 Matt Garvey, 5 Dave Attwood, 4 Charlie Ewels, 3 David Wilson, 2 Rob Webber, 1 Nathan Catt
Replacements: 16 Tom Dunn, 17 Nick Auterac, 18 Max Lahiff, 19 Dominic Day, 20 Leroy Houston, 21 Will Homer, 22 George Ford, 23 Max Clark


 

Date: Saturday, April 30
Venue: Franklin’s Gardens
Kick-off: 15:15 BST (14:15 GMT)
Referee: Wayne Barnes
Assistant Referees: Paul Burton, Nigel Carrick
TMO: Sean Davey