SARAC
NO.NAME
15Alex Goode, FB
14Sean Maitland, W
T
3
13Duncan Taylor, C
12Brad Barritt, C
T
11Nathan Earle, W
10Alex Lozowski, FH
T
5
9Richard Wigglesworth, SH
T
1Richard Barrington, P
2Schalk Brits, H
T
3Vincent Koch, P
T
4Dominic Day, L
5George Kruis, L
6Maro Itoje, FL
7Schalk Burger, FL
8Jackson Wray, N8
Replacements
16Scott Spurling, R
17Hayden Thompson-Stringer, R
18Juan Figallo, R
19Nick Isiekwe, R
20Michael Rhodes, R
21Ben Spencer, R
T
22Marcelo Bosch, R
23Chris Wyles, R

*Players currently on the pitch are shown in bold

Game Info

Venue: Twickenham
2:00 PM, September 2, 2017
Capacity: 82,000

Match Commentary

81'55-24 End of second half
80'The throw is messy and as the ball bobbles out of play, the whistle blows to bring an end to the game.

Saracens were simply irresistible in the first half, with the offloading cutting huge holes in the Northampton defence. They understandably took their foot off the gas in the second half but take nothing away from an incredible opening performance. To think, Owen Farrell, Jamie George, the Vunipolas, Liam Williams et al are all still to come back...
80'Saints have a lineout with time running out. They take it cleanly, but are unable to get much luck out of their drive before the backs are trusted with the ball. Mallinder puts boot to ball with a penalty coming, and we're going to have another lineout.

Match Stats

SARAC
Possession
NTHMP
43%
57%
Territory
46%
54%
SARAC
NTHMP
134Runs177
559Metres Run578
22Clean Breaks15
193Tackles113
30Missed Tackles29
10Turnover Knock On14

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