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Highlights: Northampton Saints 45-31 Bristol Bears

Bristol Bears fell to defeat at Franklin’s Gardens despite a second-half fightback that saw them pick up a consolation bonus-point.

Harry Thacker gave the Bears the perfect start with a fifth-minute try from a driving lineout, but Saints hit back to secure the bonus point after 32 minutes.

Alex Mitchell bagged two tries along with one each from Ollie Sleightholme and Lukhan Salakaia-Loto.

Matt Proctor got a fifth, Magnus Bradbury, Callum Sheedy and Thacker went over for the Bears before James Grayson and AJ MacGinty swapped tries, but it wasn’t enough for Pat Lam’s men.


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