Grayson's on target as Saints close it out
The Rugby Paper|March 14, 2021
SALE dominated Northampton for large chunks of this bitty encounter but it was the home team’s defence and resolution which proved decisive.
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Four penalties, including two long-range efforts after the break, from fly-half James Grayson and a first-half try from No.8 Teimana Harrison edged Northampton home.

It took Sale 58 minutes to get on the scoresheet and two tries, both off lineout drives, by back row Jean-Luc du Preez and lock Lood de Jager, left Northampton defending desperately.

To the delight of the Saints, Sale’s final attack broke down when Tom Wood intercepted to leave Northampton celebrating.

“We were out on our feet, but so they were too,” was how Northampton director of rugby Chris Boyd summed up a seventh Premiership win which lifts his team into fifth spot only two points behind fourth-placed Sale.

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