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How Saints are revving up for their Premiership semi-final clash with Leicester

Everyone is trying to stay sensible about this. After defeats home and away to Leicester Tigers during the normal run of the season Saints must now go to Welford Road for the Premiership play-off semi-final. Tigers have not lost at...

How the Saints game unfolded from my mum’s dinner table in Norfolk

The view of Franklin's Gardens from my mum's dinner table in Norfolk at 3pm yesterday was not great. I had warned her there would be a distraction during our visit. The fact that we were sitting down to eat just...

Chris Boyd hails the ‘bloody good blokes’ of Northampton Saints 2022

As the media gears up for Northampton versus Newcastle on Saturday the pundits are all talking about it being Dean Richard's last game in charge of the Falcons. The former England star is a rugby legend in his own right...

How Tom Wood preps for retirement: I am training as though I’m going to be in the final scoring the winner

With Her Majesty's rugby press gathered to discuss Tom Wood's retirement there was only one person missing - Tom was still out on the pitch training. In no sense is this legendary Saints player winding down in the last...

Cobblers fall short on stormy, smoky night at Sixfields

The smoke filtered up into the Sixfields air, with rain teeming down, indicative of Cobblers’ season burning down to an ember and being extinguished. Whether it was a Cobblers’ fan or a Mansfield supporter who invaded the pitch is by...

In praise of Jon Brady, the considered Aussie with a Bear heart and a playoff dream still alive

Jon Brady was born in Newcastle, Australia that is, and he ain’t no Magpie but a Cobbler. His youth football club down under was the beautifully titled Adamstown Rosebuds but now he’s found his place in the Rose Of The...

I never would have expected Saints to beat Quins like this

There have been two or three games lately where afterwards I've been saying to people "that is the best Saints have played this season" and now there is another to add to the mix. For the fast half Saints...

The Mobbs Memorial match in pictures

If the Charge of the Light Brigade taught us one thing about the history of the British Army it's that it knows how to style out a valiant defeat. The return of the historic Mobbs Memorial fixture after a two-year...

A game that meant something more than the scoreline

There was little chance of rescuing the Premiership Cup campaign when a young Saints side welcomed Newcastle Falcons to Franklin's Gardens last night. However, hot on the heels of a thrilling cup victory against Saracens came this thrilling victory over...

It’s another thriller but this time Saints are the winners

Sometimes they are brilliant, sometimes they are crazy. That's young people for you. The celebration of Alex Waller's 231st appearance (a Premiership record) for Saints underlined it: there aren't that many wizened old campaigners in green, black and gold. https://twitter.com/btsportrugby/status/1503055320305786881?s=20&t=e74sXlM_6ZhzP56gGFRJPw There...
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Sometimes the way they talk about Saints is pure snobbery

Twenty minutes into Saints home victory over Saracens, just after Moon and Ludlam had crossed the line to score...
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