On matchday sixteen of the Premiership, Northampton triumphed over London Irish, without Agustín Creevy and Facundo Gigena, 44-26. On Saturday on ESPN PLAY from 8.30 there will be hand in hand: El Exeter by Facundo Cordero and Wasps. On the other hand, Sale Sharks will host Gloucester from Santiago Carreras. Later, Harlequins, with Martín Landajo on the bench, will face Worcester. Newcastle will collide with Bristol. And Sunday, Bath will host Matías Moroni and Tomás Lavanini’s Leicester from 11.00 am on ESPN PLAY and at 9.00 pm delayed by ESPN EXTRA.
NORTHAMPTON 44-26 LONDON IRISH (Friday)
Nick Phipps was the one to open the account for London, but the joy didn’t last long when Fraser Dingwall reached Irish ingoal and evened things out. Ollie Hassell-Collins reversed that partial result and put the visitors 7-14. Then, from so many twists and turns, Alex Mitchell put the locals up with two tries with a score that he could never turn around. In the second half, Ollie Sleightholme scored two conquests and Piers Francis one more that left unanswered for those in green and white.