Gallagher Premiership: Northampton Saints snatch win, Sale Sharks keep in play-off hunt | Rugby Union Information


James Grayson held his nerve to kick a late penalty which noticed Northampton safe victory over Harlequins; Sale overcame Newcastle with a bonus level to remain within the hunt for a Premiership semi-final place

Final Up to date: 29/04/22 11:06pm

James Grayson celebrates at full-time in Northampton's victory over Harlequins

James Grayson celebrates at full-time in Northampton’s victory over Harlequins

We spherical up all of the motion from Friday’s two Premiership matches, which noticed necessary wins for Northampton Saints and Sale Sharks…

Northampton Saints 32-31 Harlequins

James Grayson held his nerve to fireplace over an outstanding 50-metre penalty to beat Harlequins 32-31 in an exhilarating contest and hold Northampton firmly within the hunt for a play-off spot.

Saints needed to survive one in every of Quins’ trademark second-half rallies because the Londoners have been comfortably second greatest once they trailed by 9 factors on the interval.

The guests seemed to have performed sufficient once they led with solely three minutes remaining, however Grayson’s kick proved decisive, with Quins scrum-half Danny Care choosing up a late yellow card for dissent.

Andre Esterhuizen, Huw Jones, Alex Dombrandt and Cadan Murley scored Quins’ tries, with Marcus Smith changing all 4 and kicking a penalty.

Tommy Freeman, Lewis Ludlam, George Furbank and Alex Waller crossed for Saints, and Grayson added two penalties and three conversions.

Sale Sharks 35-27 Newcastle Falcons

Sale saved their Premiership top-four hopes nearly alive with a bonus-point win over Newcastle on the AJ Bell Stadium.

The Heineken Cup quarter-finalists deservedly ended their run of three straight residence defeats in all competitions, scoring 5 tries alongside the way in which, however the Falcons have been proper in rivalry till the ultimate quarter of an hour.

The guests led 15-14 on the interval, however Alex Sanderson’s group rallied impressively within the second interval on their method to a tenth Premiership win of the season.

Two tries from Akker van der Merwe, one every from Ben Curry, Simon Hammersley and Ewan Ashman, all of which have been transformed by Robert du Preez, ensured victory for the Sharks.

George McGuigan, Joel Hodgson, Mateo Carreras and Matias Orlando went over to make sure Newcastle claimed a try-scoring bonus level too, with Joel Hodgson kicking two conversions and Alex Tait touchdown a penalty.


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