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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 and perhaps three more scoring chances were lost to butterfingers, BT Sport had a touchline chat with one of the...

Forwards march for Saints and deliver the reaction we were waiting for

To some degree rugby operates in its own reality of outrageous expectations. Little guys bring down big guys. Un-kickable objects get booted through impossible gaps at unlikely angles. Players go forwards but the ball goes backwards. The team that...

Have we just seen Saints’ try of the season? Maybe Netflix will tell us

Northampton Saints 41-34 Gloucester Rugby * Pics by Dave Ikin The Netflix cameras are currently circling over rugby union in the hope of emulating the success of their Formula One fly on the wall hit Drive to Survive and this...

Saints survive the Sharknado to stage their biggest Premiership comeback

It was Saints biggest ever Premiership points comeback but there are Sale fans today who are shrugging their shoulders, stroking their beards and grumbling about red cards, yellow cards and penalty tries. Sale and England centre Manu Tuilagi was shown...

Saints are ready for the physical challenge of Sharks at Franklin’s Gardens

Two from the top and five from the bottom as they say on Countdown. Those are Saints' final seven games of the season, with Sale - second in the league - coming to Franklin's Gardens on Saturday. The correct rugby...

Northampton Saints ready to ‘show what they have’ at Welford Road

Saints Director of Rugby Phil Dowson expects a tough but exciting East Midlands derby as international selections force Northampton and Leicester to delve into their squads. Dowson has welcomed the return of domestic action after a tricky European campaign that...

Ten pictures from Dave Ikin that show how Saints weatherproofed their game with grit the beat the Chiefs

Fin Smith was Man of the Match and Tommy Freeman crossed the whitewash twice but the spirit of this win was summed up in a moment that came from Aaron Hinkley. It came in the second half, a ruck had...

Dave Ikin’s pictures as Northampton Saints put six tries past Bristol Bears

If they had been scripting this game for Hollywood the producers would have stopped the read through when it had barely begun. "Hold up... I thought this was the story of a resounding six try victory with a sparkling debut...

Northampton Saints will delve into the squad for Bristol Bears

Sam Vesty has promised that some players we haven't seen for a while will be part of a Saints team aiming to be more efficient at scoring points when Bristol Bears visit Franklin's Gardens on Saturday. International duty and squad...

A win is a win no matter what universe you are in

At the start of this game when Sleights reached and scored and Newcastle were rocking on their foundations a little you never would have guessed what was coming. At that stage it didn't seem to matter so much that some...
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