Premiership Rugby Cup: Northampton Saints 59-33 Newcastle Falcons

Lewis Ludlam
Northampton's Lewis Ludlam was one of 13 different try scorers at Franklin's Gardens
Premiership Rugby Cup
Northampton Saints (21) 59
Tries: Furbank, Tuala, Ludlam, Gibson, Fish, Naiyaravoro, Brussow 2, Burrell Cons: Grayson 7
Newcastle Falcons (28) 33
Tries: Takulua, Matavesi, Goneva, Kibirige, Harris Cons: Connon 4

Northampton Saints will host Saracens in the Premiership Rugby Cup final on 17 March after a high-scoring semi-final win over Newcastle Falcons.

Tries from Sonatane Takulua, Josh Matavesi and Vereniki Goneva put the Falcons 21-0 up after 14 minutes.

Saints replied with three tries before half-time, and then Jamie Gibson and James Fish crossed to put Saints ahead.

Taqele Naiyaravoro, Luther Burrell and Heinrich Brussow (two) added late scores to complete a nine-try victory.

There were 14 tries in all at Franklin's Gardens, scored by 13 different players.

Saracens beat Worcester 38-22 on Friday to secure their place in the final.

Northampton: Furbank; Tuala, Hutchinson, Burrell, Naiyaravoro; Grayson, Reinach; Van Wyk, Fish, Painter, Ribbans, Ratuniyarawa, Gibson, Ludlam, Harrison.

Replacements: Marshall, Waller, Hill, Moon, Wood, Brussow, Mitchell, Collins.

Newcastle: Arscott; Kibirige, Dunbar, Matavesi, Goneva; Connon, Takulua; T Davidson, Socino, Wilson, Green, A Davidson, Welch, Chick, Nagusa.

Replacements: Cooper, Brocklebank, Mulipola, Cavubati, Uzokwe, Stuart, Harris, Sinoti.

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