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Six-try Wanderers storm into A League final

The Wanderers booked their place in next week’s Aviva A League final with a 49-31 win against Saracens Storm at Franklin’s Gardens.

George Pisi is back from injury

Pisi returns for semi-final against Saracens

George Pisi is set to make his return from injury in the Wanderers’ Aviva A League semi-final against Saracens Storm at Franklin’s Gardens tonight (kick-off 7.30pm).

Mark Darbon (centre) with Tony Hewitt (left) and John White

Mark Darbon appointed new chief executive at Saints

Mark Darbon has been named as the new chief executive at Saints.

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Dylan Hartley has been in good form for Saints during the past three matches (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints so happy with Hartley's hard work

He might not have been handed a seat on the plane to New Zealand - but there is no doubt that Dylan Hartley has done everything he could to be given a Lions shirt in recent weeks.

David Ribbans (right) has settled in well at Saints (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Ribbans already showing star quality at Saints

While three successive matces ending in late heartache has sparked a feeling of misery among Saints supporters, there have been some beacons of light amid the gloom.

Jim Mallinder (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Mallinder knows Quins clash will be so crucial for Saints

Whatever way you look at it, Saints’ final-day fixture against Harlequins at Franklin’s Gardens looks set to decide the destination of the last guaranteed Champions Cup slot.

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Howard Packman will join Bedford this summer (picture: Dave Ikin)

Saints wing Packman set for Bedford switch

Howard Packman has become the second Saints player to agree to join Bedford Blues this summer.

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George North

Saints wing North hopes to help Lions repeat 2013 heroics

Saints star George North is hoping to help the Lions repeat their heroics of four years ago when they head to New Zealand this summer.

Courtney Lawes got a Lions call

Saints star Lawes confident Lions can cause an upset

Courtney Lawes believes the Lions can cause an upset in New Zealand this summer.

Harry Mallinder has been called up by England (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Mallinder and Francis among Saints contingent in England squad

Current Saint Harry Mallinder and future Saint Piers Francis are among 31 players named in England's squad for this summer's tour of Argentina.

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Courtney Lawes has been named in the Lions squad (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints lock Lawes savours ‘day to remember’ after Lions call-up

Courtney Lawes savoured ‘a day to remember’ after being named in the Lions squad for this summer’s tour of New Zealand.

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Dylan Hartley is set to lead England in Argentina this summer (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints star Hartley vows to keep grafting after missing out on Lions selection

Dylan Hartley says he will keep his head down and keep grafting after missing out on Lions selection.

Courtney Lawes got the Lions call

Saints duo named in Lions squad

Courtney Lawes and George North have been included in the British & Irish Lions squad for this summer’s tour of New Zealand - but Dylan Hartley has missed out.

David Ribbans has played well for Saints during the past two weeks (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Ribbans learning a lot from fellow Saints lock Lawes

David Ribbans says he has already learned a lot from fellow Saints lock Courtney Lawes.

Louis Picamoles was forced off during the first half of Saints' defeat to Saracens on Sunday (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints boss Mallinder hoping star trio will be fit for Exeter trip

Jim Mallinder says the injury George North picked up in training last Wednesday is 'not serious'.

Saints were beaten at Stadium MK as Saracens scored two minutes from time (pictures: Kirsty Edmonds)

Northampton Saints 25 Saracens 27: Tom Vickers' review and player ratings

There will have been a few whispers of 'I told you so' among the Saints fraternity at Stadium MK and in front of television screens on Sunday.
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Jim Mallinder saw his men beaten late on at Stadium MK (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints should have been smarter in Saracens defeat, says Mallinder

Jim Mallinder admits Saints weren't smart enough as they failed to see out their game against Saracens at Stadium MK.

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Harry Mallinder opened the scoring for Saints (pictures: Kirsty Edmonds)

More late misery for Saints as Saracens snatch win at Stadium MK

Saints suffered yet another gut-wrenching late defeat as Saracens snatched the spoils at the death at Stadium MK.
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Dorian West knows Saints must be up for the physical battle

West: Saints will be ‘full on’ against Saracens

Familiarity has often bred comtempt when it comes to Saints’ clashes with Saracens over recent years.

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Saints beat Saracens 25-20 in April 2015 (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Tom Vickers’ Northampton Saints v Saracens preview

Fixture: Northampton Saints v Saracens (Aviva Premiership - round 20)

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