By MIKE SINCLAIR
A BIZARRE finish which saw Northampton race out to deny Exeter’s Joe Simmonds a shot at a possible match-winning conversion should not take the gloss off a stunning upset victory by the Saints.
An immense defensive effort which shackled Exeter’s powerhouse forwards and a hugely dominant scrum performance reaped a deserved reward.
The Saints took four of the eight Chiefs scrums against the head, soaked up wave after wave of forward pressure and survived the sin-binning of fly-half George Furbank to overcome the English and European champions.
Man-marking eradicated the threat...
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