Category: European Rugby Champions Cup

Northampton Saints vs. Scarlets, 23 Jan 16

Northampton sent the Scarlets to their sixth ERCC pool defeat of the season at Parc y Scarlets on a sodden January evening last Saturday, and ensured that they remained in the running for a place in the knockout rounds. Other results fell their way over the weekend, and as a result they will face Saracens in an away quarter final in April. Despite achieving a attacking bonus point, it wasn’t a convincing performance from their misfiring backline – they managed to keep the Welsh region at arm’s length with harrying defensive effort, effective work at the maul in both attack and defence and opportunism when try-scoring chances arose.

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