Jan 25, 2014 at 2.30pm UK
NewportNewport Gwent Dragons
16-34
SaintsNorthampton Saints
Jones (40')
FT
try (21'), Autagavai (27'), Haywood (45'), Denman (52'), van Velze (68')

Northampton Saints come from behind to beat Newport Gwent Dragons

Northampton Saints come from behind in the second half to beat Newport Gwent Dragons in the LV= Cup.

A dominant second-half performance has helped Northampton Saints to a 34-16 win over Newport Gwent Dragons in the LV= Cup.

Play was briefly suspended during the first half because of the weather conditions, with 50mph winds and heavy rain hitting the ground.

A Luc Jones try in the final seconds of the first half gave the home side a 16-15 lead at half time, after Northampton had edged ahead early on with a penalty try.

However, the Aviva Premiership side were too strong after the break, as Mike Haywood and Gareth Denman scored tries just seven minutes apart to open up an 11-point lead.

The visitors were able to increase their lead further and end any chances of a Newport comeback with just over 10 minutes left to play as GJ van Velze came off the bench to add their fifth.

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