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Saturday, 20 April, 2002, 13:25 GMT 14:25 UK
Clockwatch: L Irish 38-7 Northampton
Powergen Cup final, Twickenham, 20 April
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1643: The party begins for London Irish fans as Steve Lander blows the whistle on a dream day for the Exiles.

1637: Minutes later, Justin Bishop adds his second try - and the Exiles' fifth - after a dismal kick ahead from Nick Beal. Everitt maitains his good form with the boot to push his side further ahead.
L Irish 38-7 Northampton

1633: Geoff Appleforth intercepts a poor pass from Matt Dawson to sprint the length of the field and wrap up the game for Irish. Everitt strikes a superb conversion.
L Irish 31-7 Northampton

1623: Peter Jorgensen comes close, but fails to spot the overlap with only yards to go to the Exiles' line.

1618: Robbie Morris and Michael Worsley are yellow carded for fighting, before Ben Cohen grabs Saints first points after a fine cross-field kick by Grayson. The Northampton fly-half adds the extras.
L Irish 24-7 Northampton

1614: Brendan Venter is lucky to remain on the field after a dangerous swinging arm on Matt Dawson.

1610: Dan Richmond and Robbie Morris replace Mattie Stewart and Steve Thompson for Saints.

1602: Irish again start well in the second half, pressurising the Sainst line-out and forcing more errors in midfield.


1545: Saints come close after some good pressure late in the opening half, but Nick Beal's poor pass to Craig Moir prevents a likely try.

1536: Michael Horak breaks through Peter Jorgensen's tackle to give Justin Bishop an easy run in to add the Exiles' third try. Everitt maintains his 100% conversion record.
L Irish 24-0 Northampton

1533: Everitt adds to Saints woes with another three points, after Matthie Stewart is penalised for diving over the top.
L Irish 17-0 Northampton

1527: Ryan Strudwick is penalised for offside in front of his own posts, but Paul Grayson misses an easy opportunity to get Saints on the board.

1521: Michael Horack caps a spectacular first quarter for London Irish, touching down for their second try after a fine break down the right side. Everitt again slots the conversion for maximum points.
L Irish 14-0 Northampton

1515: Geoff Appleford dives over underneath the posts after combining well with Brendan Venter and Justin Bishop. Everitt slots the conversion to ease his early nerves.
L Irish 7-0 Northampton

1512: Everitt misses his first penalty attempt from inside his own half, after a superb run from Chris Sheasby.

1509: Paul Sackey goes close for Irish after intercepting Olivier Brouzet's pass.

1503: Irish fly-half Barry Everitt's early drop goal flies wide.

1500: The game kicks off in front of a 75,000 Twickenham crowd.


Northampton: N Beal; C Moir, P Jorgensen, J Leslie, B Cohen; P Grayson, M Dawson; T Smith, S Thompson, M Stewart, J Ackermann, O Brouzet, A Blowers, B Pountney (capt), G Seely. Replacements: D Richmond, R Morris, J Phillips, A Rennick, D Malone, M Tucker, J Brooks.

L Irish: M Horak; P Sackey, G Appleford, B Venter, J Bishop; B Everitt, H Martens; M Worsley, N Drotske, R Hardwick, R Strudwick (capt), S Williams, E Halvey, D Danaher, C Sheasby. Replacements: D Edwards, J Brown, R Hoadley, J Cockle, R Kirke, G Delaney, S Halford.

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