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It's all over! The referee has blown their whistle to end the game.

80'

Trevor Davison comes on.

75'

Paul Hill comes off.

75'

Sale Sharks decide to make a substitution, with Tumy Onasanya getting some game time.

74'

Sale Sharks decide to make a substitution, with Ross Harrison being replaced.

74'

Sale Sharks decide to make a substitution, with Nye Thomas getting some game time.

74'

Sale Sharks decide to make a substitution, with Gus Warr being replaced.

74'

Northampton Saints decide to make a substitution, with Tom Litchfield getting some game time.

73'

Northampton Saints decide to make a substitution, with Burger Odendaal being replaced.

73'

Sale Sharks decide to make a substitution, with Nic Schonert getting some game time.

73'

Sale Sharks decide to make a substitution, with Jean-Luc du Preez being replaced.

73'

Sale Sharks decide to make a substitution, with Telusa Veainu getting some game time.

72'

Sale Sharks decide to make a substitution, with Arron Reed being replaced.

72'

Sale Sharks decide to make a substitution, with Rekeiti Ma'asi-White getting some game time.

72'

Sale Sharks decide to make a substitution, with Robert du Preez being replaced.

72'

Northampton Saints make a substitution with Sam Graham coming on.

69'

Northampton Saints make a substitution with Juarno Augustus coming off.

69'

It was a certain try if Northampton Saints hadn't been impeded, the referee agrees and awards the penalty try.

69'
Yellow Card

Asher Opoku-Fordjour (Sale Sharks) is shown a yellow card

69'

A gap opened in the defence and Tommy Freeman took full advantage.

67'
Conversion

The Northampton Saints supporters go wild as Fin Smith successfully kicks the conversion.

66'
Try

Northampton Saints are only a few metres out, surely they must score! And they do with Alex Mitchell touching down.

65'

The defensive line has been broken as Tommy Freeman goes through the gap.

64'

The defensive line has been broken as Ollie Sleightholme goes through the gap.

63'

Sale Sharks sub Josh Beaumont comes onto the field.

63'

Jonny Hill departs for Sale Sharks.

63'
Drop Goal

George Ford kicks a drop goal and it is OVER!

58'

Courtney Lawes comes on for Northampton Saints.

58'

Angus Scott-Young leaves the field.

58'

Tommy Taylor comes on for Sale Sharks.

57'

Luke Cowan-Dickie leaves the field.

57'

Tarek Haffar comes on for Northampton Saints.

56'

Alex Waller leaves the field.

56'

Paul Hill comes on.

54'

Trevor Davison comes off.

54'
Conversion

The touch judges raise their flags as Fin Smith kicks the conversion.

53'
Try

A penetrating move by Northampton Saints results in a try for George Furbank.

52'

What a run here by George Furbank as they get over the gainline!

52'

That's a great try assist by Rory Hutchinson.

52'

Sale Sharks decide to make a substitution, with Asher Opoku-Fordjour getting some game time.

48'

Sale Sharks decide to make a substitution, with Nic Schonert being replaced.

48'

Northampton Saints decide to make a substitution, with Alex Moon getting some game time.

48'

Northampton Saints decide to make a substitution, with Chunya Munga being replaced.

48'

Northampton Saints decide to make a substitution, with Curtis Langdon getting some game time.

48'

Northampton Saints decide to make a substitution, with Sam Matavesi being replaced.

48'
Conversion

George Ford adds the two points for Sale Sharks.

47'
Try

The defence are desperately trying to hold out here but it was to no avail as Luke Cowan-Dickie dots the ball down from close range.

47'

Sale Sharks make a substitution with Sam Dugdale coming on.

44'

Sale Sharks make a substitution with Cobus Wiese coming off.

44'

Ollie Sleightholme makes the break as the defence re-enacts the parting of the red sea.

43'

Angus Scott-Young makes the break as the defence re-enacts the parting of the red sea.

43'

Rory Hutchinson makes the break as the defence re-enacts the parting of the red sea.

41'

Sale Sharks make a substitution with Ernst van Rhyn coming on.

43'

Sale Sharks make a substitution with Sam Dugdale coming off.

43'

The second half kicks off.

40'

The half-time whistle blows and both teams head for the dressing rooms.

45'

Sale Sharks make a substitution with Sam Dugdale coming on.

43'

Sale Sharks make a substitution with Ernst van Rhyn coming off.

43'
Conversion

George Ford does the business as their conversion attempt goes over.

38'
Try

Incisive passing by Sale Sharks is finished off by Joe Carpenter, as they goes over for the try.

37'

Fabulous play by Sale Sharks has led to Joe Carpenter being able to wriggle through a gap.

37'

That's a great try assist by George Ford.

37'

Fabulous play by Sale Sharks has led to Tom Roebuck being able to wriggle through a gap.

36'

Trouble here as Tommy Freeman breaches the defence.

30'

This is dangerous for the defence as Alex Coles bursts through to advance the Northampton Saints attack.

22'

There wasn't enough power on that penalty goal attempt by Fin Smith as it drops short of the posts.

19'

George Ford steps up to take the penalty but pulls it wide and to the right.

9'

We are underway as the referee blows their whistle.

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Match Details

Northampton v Sale

Gallagher Premiership - Round 10
Sat 30th December 2023, 10:05am EST
cinch Stadium at Franklin's Gardens

Points Flow Chart

Northampton win +4
Northampton
Sale
Northampton
Time in lead
Sale
12
Mins in lead
37
14%
% Of Game In Lead
44%
47%
Possession Last 10 min
53%
0
Points Last 10 min
0

Key Events

Full Time
Penalty Try
21 - 17
69'
Opoku-Fordjour
69'
14 - 17
Smith
14 - 17
66'
Mitchell
12 - 17
65'
Ford
58'
7 - 17
Smith
7 - 14
53'
Furbank
5 - 14
52'
Ford
47'
0 - 14
Cowan-Dickie
47'
0 - 12
Half Time
Ford
38'
0 - 7
Carpenter
37'
0 - 5
Start

22m Entries

Avg. Points Scored
2.6
8
Entries
Avg. Points Scored
2.4
7
Entries

Attack Profile

Northampton
Sale
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Defence Profile

Northampton
Sale
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Ruck Speed

0-3 secs
50%
38%
3-6 secs
32%
34%
6+ secs
14%
24%
108
Rucks Won
70

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