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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).

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.

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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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Christian Day made his 207th Saints appearance in the win against Connacht last Saturday

Day reflects on special Saints stay ahead of testimonial year

The 2013/14 season was one of the finest in Saints’ history.

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Saints celebrated a gritty success against Connacht on Saturday (pictures: Kirsty Edmonds)

Northampton Saints 21 Connacht 15: Tom Vickers' review and player ratings

Several trends continued for Saints against Connacht on Saturday - but they managed to buck a bad one.
Jim Mallinder wants Saints to finish their season on a high (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Mallinder knows Saints must improve if they are to see off Stade

Jim Mallinder says Saints must step it up if they are to see off Stade Français at Franklin's Gardens on Friday night.

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Luther Burrell was forced off during the first half (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints centre Burrell suffered dead leg against Connacht

Jim Mallinder confirmed Luther Burrell sustained a dead leg in Saturday's win against Connacht.

Courtney Lawes impressed again as Saints saw off Connacht (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints win more important than individual awards for star Lawes

Courtney Lawes shrugged off his man of the match accolade, insisting he is just desperate to propel Saints into the Champions Cup.

Jim Mallinder saw his men beat Connacht at Franklin's Gardens (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Mallinder salutes Saints' composure after win against Connacht

Jim Mallinder hailed Saints for holding their nerve after they saw off Connacht at Franklin's Gardens.
Harry Mallinder opened the scoring for Saints (pictures: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints squeeze past Connacht in Champions Cup play-off

Harry Mallinder kicked 16 points as Saints beat Connacht 21-15 to set up a Champions Cup play-off final against Stade Français.
The Saints supporters will be eager to see top level European rugby at the Gardens next season (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Tom Vickers' Northampton Saints v Connacht preview

Fixture: Northampton Saints v Connacht (Champions Cup play-off)

Teimana Harrison replaces Tom Wood in Saints' starting 15 (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints make two changes for Connacht clash

Saints have made two changes for Saturday's Champions Cup play-off against Connacht at Franklin's Gardens (kick-off 4pm).

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Jamie Gibson (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Last week was 'weird' for Saints players

Jamie Gibson admits last week was 'weird' due to the uncertainty surrounding Saints' Champions Cup hopes.

Dorian West (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints prepared for step into the unknown

Dorian West says Saints have worked really hard to be in the best possible shape for Saturday's clash with Connacht.

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Luther Burrell wants to help Saints take their second chance (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Burrell ready to help Saints make the most of Stade Français favour

Following Saints’ win against Harlequins on the final day of the Aviva Premiership season, downbeat players discussed how they had blown their big chance.

Louis Picamoles and Courtney Lawes are in the Premiership dream team (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints pair named in Premiership's team of season

Saints have two representatives in this season's BT Sport Premiership dream team.

Louis Picamoles has been linked with a move to Montpellier, but Saints insist they don't want to sell him (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints stand firm over Picamoles speculation

Dorian West admits the speculation surrounding Saints star Louis Picamoles is ‘a little bit off-putting’.

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Harry Mallinder looks likely to start at fly-half for Saints on Saturday (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Mallinder set to keep Saints 10 shirt for Connacht clash

Harry Mallinder looks set to start at fly-half for Saints again this Saturday, with Stephen Myler and JJ Hanrahan both likely to miss to clash with Connacht.

Louis Picamoles has enjoyed a superb season at Saints (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints star Picamoles shortlisted for big Premiership prize

Saints star Louis Picamoles is up for another award after being nominated for the Aviva Premiership player of the season prize.

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Jim Mallinder (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Mallinder confirms Saints squad is now complete

Jim Mallinder has confirmed Saints’ squad is now set in stone for next season.

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