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Saturday, February 4, 2023

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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...

Dan Biggar will be out for weeks as Saints prepare to fight for every inch against Newcastle

Saints coach Sam Vesty is expecting a good scrap for the ten shirt in the season ahead despite the fact that two candidates are nursing injuries going into a tough home clash with Newcastle Falcons. Dan Biggar took a leg...

Saints v Quins – whatever happens it will be exciting

Saints have not had a chance to take a breath after a tough day at the office against Leicester and a frustrating last gasp defeat to London Irish in the Premiership Cup on Tuesday night. On Sunday they face Harlequins...

It’s not Karl Dickson’s fault that sport is cruel

I've given myself some cool-off time before putting together this review of the 250th Saints - Tigers derby just to let the emotion dissipate. Without a doubt the scoreline reflects the yellow cards to Juarno Augustus, Mani Iyogun and Alex...

What can Northampton Saints take from that heroic Tigers semi-final? We lost…

Feet are being firmly kept on the ground as Northampton Saints prepare for one of their season defining fixtures with the return of Leicester Tigers to Franklin's Gardens on Saturday. The derby battle helped decide the outcome of the league...

Dave Ikin photographs Saints first home win of the season as London Irish stumble at Franklin’s Gardens

If it was any other team but Northampton Saints who had won a game this way you would have called it 'doing it the hard way'. When Irish lost three players to yellow cards not only did they manage to...
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If it’s good enough for the King of England… 19 places that put Northampton at the centre of shoe and boot making

If no lesser figure than King Charles III likes a rummage around in the shoe factories of Northampton then...
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