Northampton reach semi-finals of Anglo-Welsh Cup with 36-10 win over Harlequins

George North was one of the try-scorer for Northampton Saints
George North was one of the try-scorer for Northampton Saints

Northampton Saints 36-10 Harlequins, Franklin’s Gardens

Ken Pisi scored a try on either half as Northampton Saints sealed a place in the semi-final of the Anglo-Welsh Cup with a 36-10 victory over Harlequins at Franklin's Gardens on Saturday.

Wales international George North, who made a comeback scored the opening try for Northampton Saints in the fifth minute while Piers Francis slotted the conversion to make it 7-0. The home side took just three more minutes to double the lead with Tom Stephenson crossing over that was improved by the fly-half.

Northampton Saints further upped the ante with tries from Ahsee Tuala (26') and Pisi (29') as they went on to claim the bonus point and scored 26 unanswered points.

Just at the stroke of half time, Harlequins finally managed to get their first points through a try from Mark Lambert but they still headed into the break trailing by 21 points.

Francis further extended Northampton's lead to 24 points while Pisi's second try came in the 67th minute while a conversion from Stephen Myler made it 36-5 with 12 minutes to go. Even though Marchant scored a consolation try for the visitors in the 75th minute, it was Northampton, who dominated the game with a 26 point victory.


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