Result: Exeter Chiefs 15-18 Northampton Saints

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Northampton Saints overcome Exeter Chiefs 18-15 in the Aviva Premiership on Sunday.

Northampton Saints overcame Exeter Chiefs 18-15 in the Aviva Premiership on Sunday.

It was Northampton who took an early lead with a penalty from Stephen Myler, before Ignacio Mieres and Gonzalo Camacho sent Exeter into a 10-3 lead with a conversion and try each.

It remained that way until two minutes into the second period when Chris Ashton cut the score to 10-8 with a try.

Northampton moved 11-10 ahead after 63 minutes with a Myler penalty, before a Paul Diggin try and a Myler conversion moved Northampton 18-10 ahead.

Exeter added a late try through Richard Baxter, but it proved to be too little too late.

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