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Saints overpower Scarlets

Published 14/01/2012

Ben Morgan (right)
Ben Morgan (right)

Northampton produced a superb second-half fightback to end the Scarlets' Heineken Cup quarter-final hopes with a 29-17 win at Parc y Scarlets.

The Welsh side needed to win to stay in the hunt for a best runners-up spot and had the better of the first half as a try from wing Vili Iongi plus nine points from fly-half Rhys Priestland helped them to a 14-6 interval lead.

But Northampton's renowned forward power changed the complexion of the game after the break as tries from Soane Tonga'uiha and Ben Foden, supplemented by Stephen Myler's 17-point haul, saw them secure a fifth win in a row in all competitions.

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