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Small mistakes cost Saints big against classy Ulster

If Saints had more wins behind them this would have felt closer than it did. Ulster got a good start but Saints ducked and dived their way back into it. It even looked like we had survived the sin binning...

No way through Saracens defence for Saints

If a scoreline ever didn't tell the full story it was this one. Six points versus 30 makes it sound like the whole 80 minutes were as one sided as the last ten but it wasn't quite like that. The...

Saffron is the new shirt sponsor for Delapre Dragons

A junior football team in Northampton is hoping to takeaway more than just three points after bagging a tasty sponsorship deal with an award-winning town centre restaurant. Delapre Dragons under 13s will be sporting ‘Saffron’ on their shirts for the...

Tough lessons for Saints from dominant Racing

Saints just weren't in this one. The opening match of a Heineken Cup campaign, at Franklin's Gardens under the Friday Night Lights, should have been more of a cauldron but somehow it didn't turn out that way. I'm not just...

What on earth is going on with Bath?

As Chris Boyd's Saints team continues its development quest this encounter probably serves best as a grim warning. Saints in recent years have been to some dark places in terms of form and while we are not yet in the...

Return of the international Saints heralds a successful trip to Bristol Bears

When this season's fixtures were announced you wouldn't have put money on Saints coming away with a result from this. We haven't won at Bristol since 2018 and although they haven't had the strongest start to this campaign you always...

Young Saints so close to thrilling comeback win as league takes a break for Premiership Cup

With no A league running this season Saints have been deprived of the Wanderers as a window into the future so the Premiership Cup is a timely insight into developing talent. While some of the big names are away for...

When everything at the Gardens came up Roses

England's women looked in a different class to the World Champions for the Black Ferns' visit to the Cinch Stadium at Franklin's Gardens. A lot was riding on this game in different ways. For the visitors it was a chance...

Stirring Saints rally is not enough to halt Leicester Tigers juggernaut

We knew a storm was coming. We knew we had a rickety ship. However, a doing over is a doing over and this was a doing over. Maybe Dan Biggar wasn't fully fit for this one, maybe this was the...

National football tournament brings ethnic minorities together for charity seven a side competition in Northampton

A national football tournament held in Northampton for ethnic minority communities saw teams have fun while improving their fitness and promoting “multi-cultural togetherness”. The seven-a-side tournament, featuring 16 teams from across the country, was held at the University of Northampton’s...
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Small mistakes cost Saints big against classy Ulster

If Saints had more wins behind them this would have felt closer than it did. Ulster got a good...
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