Fijians help Northampton beat Wasps in Gallagher Premiership
January 6, 2020 12:32 pm
Fiji born Taqele Naiyaravoro scores for Northampton Saints [Source: Redhatphoto]
Fiji born Taqele Naiyaravoro scored a crucial try to help a 13-man Northampton Saints beat Wasps 35-31 in the Gallagher Premiership this morning.
The try also denied Wasps from securing a thrilling comeback victory.
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Northampton was down to 13 men and behind on the scoreboard with ten minutes remaining.
Despite their numerical advantage, it wasn’t a lead Wasps could see out to the final whistle as Naiyaravoro bludgeoned over from a close-range scrum for the game’s deciding score to earn Saints a 35-31 win.
Flying Fijians lock forward Api Ratuniyarawa and hooker Sam Matavesi also featured for Northampton.
Both players came off the bench.