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Saints sign South Africa scrum-half

Saints have completed the signing of South Africa scrum-half Cobus Reinach.

Dylan Hartley (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

England have plenty to work on after Italy win, says Saints hooker Hartley

Saints hooker Dylan Hartley says England have plenty to work on ahead of the showdown with Scotland after seeing off Italy 36-15 at Twickenham on Sunday.

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Saints scrapped to see off Worcester on Saturday (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Groom wants Saints to sort out away form at Sale

Nic Groom is desperate for Saints to sort out their away form when they travel to face Sale Sharks on Friday night.

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Ahsee Tuala impressed for Saints on Saturday (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Tuala feels Foden link-up is working well for Saints

Ahsee Tuala is enjoying his backline partnership with Ben Foden at Saints.

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Mike Haywood and Teimana Harrison were hugely influential for Saints (pictures: Sharon Lucey)

Northampton Saints 24 Worcester Warriors 14: Tom Vickers' review and player ratings

After two weeks of playing pretty and losing painfully, Saints were back at the grind on Saturday.

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Mike Haywood scored twice against Worcester (pictures: Sharon Lucey)

Mallinder salutes 'Mr Consistent' Haywood after Saints slay Worcester

Jim Mallinder hailed 'Mr Consistent' Mike Haywood after the hooker's double helped Saints beat Worcester Warriors 24-14 at Franklin's Gardens.
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Ken Pisi and Saints saw off Worcester at Franklin's Gardens (pictures: Sharon Lucey)

Haywood scores twice as Saints see off Worcester

Mike Haywood scored twice as Saints secured their fifth successive home win by beating Worcester Warriors 24-14 on Saturday afternoon.
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Christian Day and his Saints team-mates will aim to bounce back against Worcester (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints hoping pain brings gain against Worcester

Devastating is the word Christian Day used to describe last Sunday’s drubbing at Newcastle Falcons.

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Jim Mallinder has always had the backing of the Saints board (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Saints have never wavered in their support of boss Mallinder

Tony Hewitt has stressed that Saints have never wavered in their support of director of rugby Jim Mallinder.

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Saints conceded seven tries in a defeat at Newcastle last Sunday (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Tom Vickers’ Northampton Saints v Worcester Warriors preview

Fixture: Northampton Saints v Worcester Warriors (Aviva Premiership - round 16)

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Courtney Lawes starts for England against Italy

Saints pair Hartley and Lawes named for England’s Italian job

Saints stars Dylan Hartley and Courtney Lawes will start for England against Italy at Twickenham on Sunday (kick-off 3pm).

Phil Dowson starts for Worcester Warriors against Saints

Saints make just one change for Worcester Warriors clash

Saints have opted to make one change for Saturday’s clash with Worcester Warriors at Franklin’s Gardens (kick-off 3pm).

STOPPED IN HIS TRACKS - action from Old Northamptonians' defeat to Newbold (Pictures: Dave Ikin)

MEN’S RUGBY: Odita doubles up but ONs suffer defeat

Old Northamptonians were beaten in the top-of-the-table clash in Midlands One East.

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Ken Pisi has signed a new deal at Saints (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Eleven players sign new deals at Saints

Christian Day and Ken Pisi are among a group of 11 players who have signed new deals at Saints.

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Tony Hewitt and Allan Robson will be vacating their current roles at the end of the season

Hewitt: It is time for a fresh cycle at Saints

In May 2013, Tony Hewitt headed to a meeting that would shape the next four years of his life.

Saints chairman Tony Hewitt will be stepping down this summer

Hewitt to step down as Saints chairman

Saints have announced that chairman Tony Hewitt will be stepping down as chairman at the end of the season.

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Alan Dickens will fill the role of attack coach on a full-time basis

Dowson return exciting for Saints, says attack coach Dickens

Alan Dickens believes the summer return of Phil Dowson is exciting for Saints.

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Northampton bakery to help raise dough with Saints art

Northampton bakery to help raise dough with Saints art

A chance encounter by an artist with the England Rugby captain has inspired him to paint a unique work of art to be raffled for charity.

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Hewitt stresses Saints had plenty of coaching options

Tony Hewitt says suggestions that established coaches didn’t want to join the current Saints management team are ‘totally untrue’.

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Jim Mallinder (picture: Sharon Lucey)

We must beat Worcester, says Saints boss Mallinder

Jim Mallinder admits the top four now looks a ‘fair way off’ for Saints.

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