|London Irish (3) 3|
|Northampton (3) 27|
|Tries: Collins, Penalty 2, Tuala Pen: Grayson|
Northampton Saints earned a bonus-point win over London Irish as a dominant second-half display boosted their hopes of a top-four Premiership place.
James Grayson slotted Saints ahead but Paddy Jackson’s penalty ensured a scrappy first half ended level at 3-3.
Saints improved considerably after the interval and Tom Collins ran on to his own kick to finish off a slick move.
Two penalty tries all but ensured victory and Ahsee Tuala’s stunning late score brought a crucial extra point.
More to follow.
London Irish: Homer; Loader, Williams, Brophy Clews, Hassell-Collins; Jackson, Meehan; Dell, Cornish, Hoskins, Nott, De Chaves, Cooke, Cowan (capt), Tuisue.
Replacements: Matu’u, Goodrick-Clarke, Kepu, Donnell, Ioane, Phipps, Atkins, Neal.
Northampton Saints: Furbank; Olowofela, Proctor, Hutchinson, Collins; Grayson, Mitchell; Van Wyk, Haywood, Hill, Moon, Isiekwe, Gibson, Ludlam (capt), Adendorff.
Replacements: Marshall, Hobbs-Awoyemi, Painter, Bean, Uru, James, Bird-Tulloch, Tuala.