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Saints prop Waller wants to move on from Ashton bite incident

Alex Waller entered a different sort of scrum to the one he is used to at Franklin’s Gardens on Tuesday afternoon.

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Tom Wood did his best to push Saints past Wasps but the away side won it (pictures: Kirsty Edmonds)

Northampton Saints 15 Wasps 20: Tom Vickers’ review and player ratings

There was certainly a lot of head scratching at Franklin’s Gardens on Saturday evening as supporters struggled to comprehend another Saints defeat.

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Jim Mallinder expects Saints to respond against Exeter (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Mallinder: Saints will come out fighting

Jim Mallinder has vowed that Saints will ‘come out fighting’ against Exeter Chiefs at Franklin’s Gardens on Friday night.

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Ken Pisi made his 100th appearance for Saints on Saturday (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Pisi ‘gutted’ by Wasps defeat but honoured to be a Saints centurion

Ken Pisi admitted he was ‘gutted’ with how his 100th Saints appearance panned out.

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George North scored Saints' opening try (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Wasteful Saints stung by Wasps

Saints wasted a host of chances as Wasps won in Northampton for the second season in succession.

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Jim Mallinder was left frustrated as Saints were beaten (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Mallinder left to rue missed chances after Saints’ defeat to Wasps

Jim Mallinder admits Saints were close, but not close enough in their defeat to Wasps at Franklin’s Gardens.

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Kieran Brookes wants Saints to avenge recent defeats to Wasps (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Brookes wants Saints to pay home supporters back with Wasps win

Among players, coaches and supporters there might just be a mutual feeling of the need for some payback this weekend.

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Saints can call on Wales star George North this weekend (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Tom Vickers’ Northampton Saints v Wasps preview

Fixture: Northampton Saints v Wasps (Aviva Premiership - round four)

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MILESTONE - Ken Pisi makes his 100th appearance for Saints on Saturday

100-up for Ken Pisi as Nic Groom makes first start for Saints

Nic Groom will make his first start for Saints in Saturday’s Aviva Premiership clash with Wasps at Franklin’s Gardens (kick-off 3pm).

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Wasps ran riot during the first half at the Gardens back in January (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Wood urges Saints to stop Wasps calling the shots again

Tom Wood admits Wasps had it all their own way at Franklin’s Gardens last season.

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Paul Hill is looking forward to facing Wasps this weekend (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints flanker Clark looking sharp, says Hill

Paul Hill says Calum Clark is looking sharp as the flanker continues his progress after returning from injury.

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Tom Wood (right) admits the Chris Ashton bite incident was strange (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Ref justice for Saints as Wood admits frustration over Ashton bite incident

There is clear frustration at Saints that the disciplinary door was closed after the horse had bolted this week.

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Luther Burrell was forced off at Allianz Park (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Burrell to miss Saints’ clash with Wasps

Saints are set to be without Luther Burrell for Saturday’s clash with Wasps after the head injury he picked up at Saracens last weekend.

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Ken Pisi knows Nafi Tuitavake from their time at North Harbour (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Pisi and Tuala help Saints sign Tongan back Tuitavake

Saints have made their second signing of the week, snapping up Narbonne’s Nafi Tuitavake.

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Chris Ashton has been hit with a 13-week ban (pictures: Sharon Lucey)

Ashton hit with 13-week ban for biting Saints prop Waller

Former Saints wing Chris Ashton has been banned for 13 weeks for biting Alex Waller on the arm during last Saturday’s game at Allianz Park.

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Paul Hill started for the Wanderers at Sixways (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Hill and Clark help Wanderers win at Worcester

England prop Paul Hill and flanker Calum Clark started for the Wanderers in their comfortable 45-20 win against Worcester Cavaliers at Sixways on Monday night.

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Jim Mallinder

Saints so Api as they sign Fiji lock Ratuniyarawa

Saints have bolstered their second row options by snapping up Fiji lock Api Ratuniyarawa.

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Chris Ashton has been hit with a 13-week ban (pictures: Sharon Lucey)

Ashton hit with 13-week ban for biting Saints prop Waller

Former Saints wing Chris Ashton has been banned for 13 weeks for biting Alex Waller on the arm during last Saturday’s game at Allianz Park.

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Jim Mallinder wants Saints to make the most of home advantage during the next two weeks (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints target two wins against top-four rivals

Jim Mallinder has urged Saints to take the positives from their defeat to Saracens as they bid to bounce back against two top-four rivals.

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Alex Waller was sin-binned after this incident with Jamie George (pictures: Sharon Lucey)

Saracens 27 Northampton Saints 12: Tom Vickers’ review and player ratings

For 55 minutes, you felt it was going to happen again.

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