Northampton Saints

Mallinder: Saints set to relish big Champions Cup challenges

Jim Mallinder says Saints can’t wait to get stuck into Champions Cup action after they were handed a difficult draw in the European competition.

Saints will face Castres for the fifth season in seven (picture: Fatima Mirzai)

Saints set to face Castres and Leinster again in Champions Cup

Saints will square up to Castres and Leinster once again in Europe after being handed a tricky draw in this season’s Champions Cup.

Jon Fisher has joined Bristol (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Former Saints forward Fisher joins Bristol

Former Saints back row forward Jon Fisher has joined newly-promoted Bristol ahead of the new season.

Tom Wood will skipper Saints this season (picture: Sharon Lucey)

New skipper Wood issues rallying call to Saints stars

Tom Wood says he has delivered a mission statement to his Saints team-mates, stressing that the hard work starts now.

Dyland Hartley

Saints hooker Hartley leads England to Australia whitewash but says ‘there is still a lot to work on’

Dylan Hartley captained England to a 3-0 series whitewash of Australia in Sydney - and then said he and his team-mates can still get better.

STAR MAN - Harry Mallinder

Mallinder stars as England under-20s claim world title glory

Saints’ Harry Mallinder scored 23 points as he captained England to glory in the final of the World Rugby Under-20 Championship in Salford on Saturday night.

Teimana Harrison

Saints forward Harrison gets England call for final Test in Australia

England have selected Saints forward Teimana Harrison at openside flanker for Saturday’s final Test against Australia.

Dylan Hartley is setting his sights on a series whitewash in Australia (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Saints star Hartley hoping to make England world’s greatest

Dylan Hartley wants to help make England the best team in the world after they secured an historic series win in Australia.

Tom Wood scored a season-defining try against Leicester in 2014 (pictures: Linda Dawson)

Warrior Wood is the right man to lead Saints

Anyone who has met Tom Wood will recognise that he has been a captain-in-waiting at Saints for some time.

Tom Wood is looking forward to his time as Saints captain (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Wood ‘hugely honoured’ to be named Saints skipper

Tom Wood says he is ‘hugely honoured’ to have been handed the Saints captaincy.

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Tom Wood has been named Saints captain (picture: Sharon Lucey)

‘Outstanding’ Wood takes over from Dickson as Saints skipper

Jim Mallinder believes Tom Wood will be an ‘outstanding captain’ for Saints after selecting the flanker as skipper for the 2016/17 season.

Kahn Fotuali'i said goodbye to Saints after the win at Gloucester last month (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Former Saints star Fotuali’i’s Bath move finally confirmed

Former Saints star Kahn Fotuali’i’s move to Bath has finally been confirmed by the west country club.

George North (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Hamstring injury rules Saints star North out of rest of Wales tour

Saints star George North will miss the rest of Wales’ tour of New Zealand after suffering a hamstring injury in the first Test.

Dylan Hartley (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Hartley: England will stay grounded after first-Test success

Dylan Hartley insists England will stay grounded after their superb first-Test success against Australia in Brisbane.

Luther Burrell will start for England in Brisbane (picture: Sharon Lucey)

England boss Jones hails Burrell’s attitude ahead of Australia Test

England boss Eddie Jones has backed Saints star Luther Burrell to do ‘a great job’ against Australia in the first Test on Saturday (kick-off 11am).

Harry Mallinder had an impressive season at Saints (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Saints experience helping Mallinder to make his mark for England

Captaining your country in the first match of a big tournament on home soil would normally inspire a feeling of nervousness.

Samu Manoa was a huge success at Saints (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints understood to have held talks with Manoa over sensational Gardens return

Saints have held talks with Samu Manoa over a return to Franklin’s Gardens, the Chron understands.

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Luther Burrell will start for England against Australia on Saturday

Hartley and Burrell named in England team to face Australia

Saints hooker Dylan Hartley will captain England against Australia in the first match of the three-Test series in Brisbane on Saturday (ko 11am).

Luther Burrell is on England's tour of Australia (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Saints star Burrell revelling in England return

Nothing can make up for missing a World Cup on home soil, but what happened at Twickenham last Sunday was at least a cathartic experience for Luther Burrell.

Teimana Harrison and Courtney Lawes impressed for England last weekend (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Hartley has high hopes for Saints team-mate Harrison on tour

As the man who discovered Teimana Harrison, Dylan Hartley is well placed to assess the talented flanker’s first appearance for England.

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