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Northampton 28-3 Newport Gwent Dragons

Northampton (11) 28
Tries: Diggin, Clark, Myler Cons: Myler 2 Pens: Myler 3
Dragons (3) 3
Pens: M Jones


LV= Cup

Northampton proved far too strong for Newport Gwent Dragons as they cruised to a 28-3 home win in the LV= Cup.

Saints, who won the competition last season, benefited from uncontested scrums as three Dragons players were sent to the sin-bin during the game.

Tries from Paul Diggin, Calum Clark and Stephen Myler sealed the win although Northampton missed out on a fourth try which would have brought a bonus point.

Dan Wray, Lloyd Burns and Nigel Hall were all sin-binned for the visitors.


Northampton Saints director of rugby Jim Mallinder tells BBC Radio Northampton:
"It was a good win - it was convincing. We wanted that bonus point and we had opportunities, but we didn't take them.

"They were down to fourteen men on numerous occasions, and it was a little bit disappointing that it was uncontested at the scrum because we were getting advantage in that area.

"Our scrum is a massive weapon, and we're getting plenty from it. Today, we just weren't as sharp and lost the ball too easily."


Northampton: Geraghty, Ansbro, Clarke, Downey, Diggin, Myler, Powell, Tonga'uiha, Sharman, Mujati, Sorenson, Day, Clark, Dowson, Easter.
Replacements: Elliott for Clarke (71), Ford for Myler (75), Cummins for Powell (75), Waller for Tonga'uiha (75), Long for Sharman (61), Mercey for Mujati (63). Not Used: Sanderson, Wood.

Dragons: Leach, Cheeseman, Riley, Gomer-Davies, A. Brew, M. Jones, Leadbeater, Gustafson, S. Jones, Way, Charteris, Sidoli, A. Jones, L. Evans, H. Ellis.
Replacements: Tovey for M. Jones (40), W. Evans for Leadbeater (40), Burns for S. Jones (39), Palmer for Way (42), Groves for A. Jones (66). Not Used: Brown, Smith.

Sin Bin: Way (32), Burns (51), Hall (70).

Att: 12,209

Ref: Sean Davey (RFU).



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