London Irish v Northampton
A scrappy first half ended locked at 3-3 with defences on top at Twickenham Stoop
London Irish (3) 3
Pen: Jackson
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.

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