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Monday, October 3, 2022

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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...

Dave Ikin snaps Northampton Saints’ new faces in action during traditional derby with Bedford Blues

Way back in history I reported on the Bedford Blues as a proud Bedfordian and to us this fixture meant as much as Saints/Tigers does at Franklin's Gardens. Today as a proud Northamptonian I see this fixture somewhat differently although...

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...

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...
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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...
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