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Foden hoping Saints skipper Wood avoids further punishment

Ben Foden is hoping Saints skipper Tom Wood still gets an England chance next month.

The Saints supporters celebrated a superb win for their side on Friday night (pictures: Sharon Lucey)

Northampton Saints 23 Stade Français 22: Tom Vickers' review and player ratings

Saints certainly saved their best until last.

Ahsee Tuala scored the crucial try for Saints six minutes from time (pictures: Sharon Lucey)

Mallinder thanks 'magnificent' Saints supporters after stirring comeback against Stade

Jim Mallinder thanked the Saints supporters for providing the inspiration his side needed to earn a dramatic victory against Stade Français on Friday night.

Ben Foden scored for Saints (pictures: Sharon Lucey)

Saints stage stunning fightback to see off Stade and claim Champions Cup spot

Saints produced an incredible comeback as they beat Stade Francais 23-22 to secure Champions Cup rugby for next season.

Saints celebrate a wicket in their defeat to Old Northamptonians (Pictures: Dave Ikin)

NCL RESULTS SPECIAL: Horton’s unbeaten start ended as they are downed by Dawborn

Horton House’s unbeaten start to the season came to an abrupt halt as they were crushed by six wickets by Hevey Building Supplies Northants Cricket League premier division leaders Peterborough.

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Sam Hoskins in action during the 2-1 defeat to Scunthorpe United in January. He was injured in training the following week, and hasn't played since

Busy summer ahead for Hoskins as he targets Cobblers playing return

While most of his team-mates jet off for their sunshine breaks, Sam Hoskins is facing a summer of hard work at Sixfields - and he is more than happy to be putting the graft in.

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Sam Foley in action for Port Vale at MK Dons last season

New signing Sam Foley aiming high after joining Cobblers

New signing Sam Foley knows it is going to be tough, but he believes the Cobblers should be targeting a Sky Bet League One promotion challenge next season.

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Louis Picamoles will look to push Saints past Stade this evening (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints seeking vital victory against Stade

Jim Mallinder insists beating Stade Français tonight would not define Saints' season.
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Nic Groom's score proved to be the winner as Saints beat Connacht last Saturday (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Tom Vickers' Northampton Saints v Stade Français preview

Fixture: Northampton Saints v Stade Français (Champions Cup play-off final)

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Tom Wood (left) is back to skipper Saints against Stade (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Wood returns to skipper Saints against Stade

Captain Tom Wood returns to the Saints starting 15 for Friday's crucial clash with Stade Français at Franklin's Gardens (kick-off 7.45pm).

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Josh Cobb is set to miss Northants' clash with Worcestershire (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Northants boss Ripley expects another exciting Worcestershire encounter

Northants head coach David Ripley is expecting another exciting encounter when Worcestershire come to the County Ground on Friday.

Saints supporters are being advised that there will be increased security measures on Friday night (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints announce increased security measures for Stade Français clash

Saints have announced that there will be increased security measures at Friday’s Champions Cup qualification play-off against Stade Français (kick-off 7.45pm).

Cobblers skipper Ray Warburton lifts the play-off trophy at Wembley (Picture: Pete Norton)

It was 20 years ago today... Ian Atkins remembers the Cobblers’ special day at Wembley

“It was just a special day, not just for me and the players, but for the whole club”

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Nafi Tuitavake is ready to take on Stade Franais (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Settled Tuitavake eager to end first Saints season in style

Nafi Tuitavake may not know too much about Stade Français specifically, but he does understand how French teams operate.

Courtney Lawes has been in fine form this season (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Mallinder salutes Saints lock Lawes

Jim Mallinder has hailed the all-round excellence of Courtney Lawes during the current campaign.

STAYING PUT - Richard Levi has signed a two-year contract extension with Northants

Batsman Richard Levi signs new two-year deal to stay at Northants

South African ace Richard Levi has signed a new two-year deal at Northants.

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Bestwork is seen here revelling in the occasion with trainer Charlie Longsdon and owners following his victory at Towcester on Monday (PICTURE: DAVID YANEZ)

TOWCESTER RACES: Trainer Longsdon enjoys double success

Perhaps it was the sight of Nicky Henderson leaning thoughtfully in the sunshine on the owners and trainers’ balcony before thoughtfully sipping a glass of wine, but perspective drifted just a little as Towcester staged its final jumping fixture for over four and a half months on Monday afternoon.

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Jon Brady has taken up a full-time coaching role at the Cobblers

Former Brackley Town boss Brady joins Cobblers academy coaching staff on full-time basis

The Cobblers have strengthened the club’s youth and academy coaching department, with former Brackley Town manager Jon Brady joining the Sixfields staff on a full-time as part of the restructuring.

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Paul Hill has a neck injury

Saints prop Hill to miss England tour due to injury

Saints prop Paul Hill has been ruled out of England’s summer tour of Argentina due to an ongoing neck injury.

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Sam Foley has signed a two-year deal with the Cobblers (Picture: Pete Norton)

Sam Foley delighted to link up again with Cobblers boss Edinburgh at Sixfields

New signing Sam Foley admitted the fact Justin Edinburgh is the Cobblers manager was a big factor in his decision to sign on at Sixfields.

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