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Friday, January 28, 2022

Rugby

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...

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...

Pictures from Saints ten-try rout of Worcester Warriors at the Gardens

Technically Northampton Saints came from behind to inflict Worcester's worst ever premiership defeat. In the early stages of the game Will Chudley responded to Dan Biggar's opening score for Saints with a converted try for the visitors. So very briefly...

Dan Biggar starts his 50th game for Saints tonight

Rugby star Dan Biggar adds another feather to his cap tonight when he starts his 50th game for Northampton Saints against Worcester. The televised match against Worcester kicks off at Franklin's Gardens at 7.45pm. Saints line up as follows: 15 Tommy Freeman14...
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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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