Northampton Saints

Mallinder admits top six now the most likely target for Saints

Jim Mallinder has refused to write off Saints' chances of claiming a play-off place in the Aviva Premiership.

Saints were beaten by Leicester Tigers on Saturday (pictures: Sharon Lucey)

Northampton Saints 31 Leicester Tigers 36: Tom Vickers' review and player ratings

At so many points, it was hard to see Saints losing this.
Jim Mallinder saw Saints beaten by Tigers (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Saints boss Mallinder left to wonder what might have been after Tigers defeat

Jim Mallinder admits Saints will be left with regrets after failing to close out their game against Leicester Tigers at Franklin's Gardens on Saturday afternoon.

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Louis Picamoles had helped to put Saints in control against Tigers (pictures: Sharon Lucey)

Saints' top-four hopes hit as Tigers take the spoils

Saints' top-four hopes are hanging by a thread after Leicester Tigers secured their seventh successive east midlands derby success on Saturday afternoon.

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Dorian West insists Saints are ready for fired-up Tigers

Saints know Tigers will have Mauger motivation

Dorian West believes the recent turbulent times at Leicester will pull the Tigers together at Franklin’s Gardens today (ko 3pm).

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Two Northampton pubs to shut their doors to football supporters on Saturday in favour of rugby fans

Two Northampton pubs to shut their doors to football supporters on Saturday in favour of rugby fans

Two Northampton pubs will be out of bounds for football supporters this Saturday as they opt to open their doors to rugby fans only.

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The last time Saints beat Leicester was back in December 2014 (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Tom Vickers’ Northampton Saints v Leicester Tigers preview

Fixture: Northampton Saints v Leicester Tigers (Aviva Premiership - round 18)

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Christian Day and Courtney Lawes return to the Saints team for the clash with Tigers

Saints recall Six Nations stars for Tigers showdown

Saints hand starts to all five of their Six Nations stars against Leicester Tigers at Franklin’s Gardens on Saturday (kick-off 3pm).

Luther Burrell returned to action at Bedford last Friday (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Burrell feeling stronger than ever for Saints’ run-in

Luther Burrell is back - and the centre is ‘feeling stronger than ever’.

Kieran Brookes is ready for a tough run of games

Time for Saints to show what they are made of

Kieran Brookes says Saints’ tricky run-in will give the players the chance to show what they are made of.

Jim Mallinder must decide whether to field his international stars, including George North (left)

Saints face tough selection decisions ahead of Tigers showdown

Dorian West admits the Saints coaches face some tough selection decisions ahead of Saturday’s clash with Leicester Tigers at Franklin’s Gardens.

Dylan Hartley (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints hooker Hartley backed to stay on as England skipper

Eddie Jones expects Saints hooker Dylan Hartley to continue leading England despite persistent calls for his demotion as captain.

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Jim Mallinder has snapped up Piers Francis

Mallinder delighted as Francis signs on at Saints

Saints boss Jim Mallinder has expressed his delight after securing the signature of talented playmaker Piers Francis.

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JJ Hanrahan is moving to Munster this summer (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints snap up Francis as search for new fly-half ends

Saints’ search for a fly-half is over after the club announced that Piers Francis will arrive at Franklin’s Gardens this summer.

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Saints star Louis Picamoles was in fine form for France (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Saints star Picamoles shortlisted for Six Nations prize

Saints star Louis Picamoles is on the shortlist for the Six Nations player of the championship prize.

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Dylan Hartley

England to learn from Dublin defeat, says Saints hooker Hartley

Dylan Hartley feels lessons were learned during England's 13-9 defeat to Ireland at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday evening.

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Luther Burrell was back in action for Saints at Bedford (pictures: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints backs enjoy successful return from injury

Coach Mark Hopley was impressed with Saints' returning backs in Friday night's 52-17 friendly win at Bedford Blues.

David Ribbans scored three tries for Saints at Bedford on Friday night (pictures: Kirsty Edmonds)

Bedford win was a real boost for Saints hat-trick hero Ribbans

David Ribbans enjoyed a big confidence boost as he bagged three tries in Saints' 52-17 friendly win at Bedford Blues on Friday night.

Courtney Lawes has been in fine form for England

Saints star Lawes relishing another tough test as England face Ireland

England have already showed that they can go into the backyard of a big team and do the business.

Jim Mallinder takes his Saints team to Bedford tonight

Saints boss Mallinder looking forward to Bedford friendly

Saints boss Jim Mallinder is looking forward to seeing some of the club’s fringe players in action at Bedford Blues tonight (kick-off 7.45pm).

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