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Jim Mallinder: expect a reaction

Northampton Saints director of rugby Jim Mallinder said he expects a knee-jerk reaction from his team in the East Midlands Derby after last weekend's Saracens horrowshow. Speaking after the announcement that Wales and Lions fly-half Dan Biggar will be joining...

Dan Biggar signs for Northampton Saints

Welsh and Lions fly-half Dan Biggar is joining Northampton Saints in the summer of 2018. A statement from the club released today says: The fly half has been one of the northern hemisphere’s stand-out performers in recent years, having made 56...

Saints’ youth ready to make their mark on the new rugby season

Northampton Saints’ new season is launching with all the ferocity of a forward hitting the breakdown, writes Hilary Scott. With huge games against Saracens (away) and then ‘welcoming’ old rivals Leicester to the Gardens as the first fixtures of the...

Northampton Saints announce 7s squad

The Northampton Saints squad has been announced for this weekend’s Singha Premiership Rugby Sevens Series, which is being played in its entirety at Franklin’s Gardens on Friday evening and Saturday afternoon. All 12 players are either currently in or...

The Lions are not the only dangerous cats

Ruaraidh Britton is a fan and player of rugby, here he looks at the international fixtures ahead this summer. If you can forget the Lions tour for more than five minutes, you may have heard there are international matches coming...

CONFIRMED: Saints rugby star Louis Picamoles WILL leave club to rejoin Montpellier

SAINTS rugby star and French international Louis Picamoles is leaving Northampton Saints, the club has confirmed. In a press statement on May 31, the club said 'King Louis,' as he's known to fans, will be leaving the club to rejoin Montpellier,...

The game we’ve been waiting for all season

Finally it came. The story of this season for the Saints could have been: close but no cigar. So many times fans had seen their team lose the last gasp arm wrestle and fall at the final hurdle. Sometimes...

It ain’t over ’til it’s over

Ruaraidh Britton is a player and fan and assesses Saints chances against Stade Francais tonight. This is it. One final chance at Europe’s elite competition. It’s been a stressful experience for Saints fans but all that might soon be put behind...

No-one said it was going to be easy

Student sports writer Ruaraidh Britton is a fan and player, here he reflects on the Lions squad Just like that, four years have passed and the Lions are heading south to pay the world champions New Zealand a long-awaited visit. Having...

The Year of the Day

You couldn’t get more proof that Christian Day is a players’ player than being elected chairman of the players’ association three years in a row. It is his tenth year at Saints and with friends all over the game, Christian...
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Winners revealed at Northants Film Festival (the East Midlands Oscars)

The third Northampton Film Festival rounded off a week of events last night with an awards ceremony at Sixfields...
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