Saints to face Tigers in cup final
Northampton progressed to the final of the LV= Cup with a deserved 27-12 victory over the Scarlets in a hard-fought but error-ridden game at Franklin's Gardens and face midlands rivals Leicester in next Sunday's final at Worcester.
The Saints had the stronger pack, with lively performances from Alex Waller and Scott Armstrong and they scored the only two tries of the game, but they showed little attacking flair behind the scrum and had to rely on 14 points from the impressive Stephen Myler to emphasise their superiority. Replacement Ryan Lamb rounded up their points with a penalty.
In contrast, Scarlets were the more creative but they threw away two early chances which may have changed the course of the game and after that were their own worst enemies, making too many unforced errors at crucial times and could only manage four penalties from Stephen Jones.