Fixture: Gloucester v Northampton Saints (Aviva Premiership - round 22)
Dylan Hartley is in line to make his first Saints appearance since January after being named on the bench for the trip to Gloucester on Saturday (kick-off 3.30pm).
“I wanted to come here and make a difference and maybe in a vital game I can do something well.”1 comment
Assistant coach Alan Dickens expects Saints to raise their game in front of a passionate crowd at Kingsholm on Saturday.
Lee Dickson says he will relish the challenge new signing Nic Groom will provide for the Saints No.9 shirt next season.
Bath flanker Francois Louw has been charged by the Rugby Football Union over an incident involving Saints star Courtney Lawes.
Jim Mallinder says the Cobblers’ success this season has been ‘absolutely incredible’.
Jim Mallinder has called on Saints to end a ‘disappointing season’ on a high at Kingsolm on Saturday.
Saints ace Harry Mallinder has been nominated for the RPA’s LV= young player of the year award.
Jim Mallinder admits Saints’ pre-season preparations put them on the back foot ahead of a campaign in which they have failed to make the top four for the first time since 2009.1 comment
The Wanderers suffered disappointment in the final of the Aviva A League as they fell to a 55-25 defeat against Exeter Braves at Sandy Park on Monday afternoon.
Saints have signed South African scrum-half Nic Groom as Kahn Fotuali’i’s exit from Franklin’s Gardens was confirmed.
Stephen Myler has praised his Saints team-mates for the ‘character and guts’ they showed in their comeback win against Bath.
When he swapped Sale Sharks for Saints last summer, the Aviva A League trophy was probably not the silverware Michael Paterson had set his sights on.
The names on Saturday’s scoresheet told the tale of Saints’ season.1 comment
Jim Mallinder hailed Teimana Harrison after the No.8 spearheaded Saints’ comeback against Bath.
Saints mounted a superb second-half comeback to beat Bath 15-14 and enhance their chances of playing in the Champions Cup next season.
This season may have been largely forgettable for Saints, but it has certainly been a memorable one for Paul Hill.
This time last season, Saints and Bath were on their way to securing home play-off semi-finals in the Aviva Premiership.
Jamie Gibson says he can’t wait to play again after being forced to miss three massive matches due to injury.
Fixture: Northampton Saints v Bath (Aviva Premiership - round 21)
Saints welcome back several stars for Saturday’s crucial Aviva Premiership clash with Bath at Franklin’s Gardens (kick-off 3.15pm).
Christian Day says he is ‘very surprised’ to see Bath sitting ninth in the Aviva Premiership standings.
Alex King expects Saints to have some of their big guns back for Saturday’s clash with Bath at Franklin’s Gardens.
Michael Paterson says it is a ‘great achievement’ for the Wanderers to reach the Aviva A League final.
Tries from Ben Nutley and Tom Kessell propelled the Wanderers into the Aviva A League final at the expense of Saracens Storm.
Less than two years ago, Tom Wood stood in the tunnel at Franklin’s Gardens reflecting on a derby day win that kept Saints’ season alive.
Saints centre Pat Howard has agreed a deal to join Newport Gwent Dragons this summer.
Towcestrians produced a dazzling display to claim automatic promotion back to the national leagues.
Saints will have trips to France and Northern Ireland during their preparations for the 2016/17 season.
Saints star George North has been shortlisted for the European player of the year award.
Jamie Elliott says having this weekend off could be a ‘blessing in disguise’ for Saints. Jim Mallinder’s men will not be in action as this Saturday and Sunday are reserved for Champions Cup semi-finals. Saints missed out on playing Wasps at the Madejski Stadium after falling to defeat at Saracens in the last eight. And with as many of 10 first-team players having missed last Saturday’s defeat to Leicester Tigers through injury, Elliott knows now is a good time to rest up and get absentees back for the battle with Bath on April 30. “Maybe this is a blessing in disguise because we get to rest up, lick our wounds and get back out there,” said Elliott, who started against Leicester last weekend. “We need a fully fit side for the final two games and then we can go from there.
Leicester Tigers fly-half Freddie Burns has escaped punishment for a clash with Harry Mallinder during Saturday’s east midlands derby at Franklin’s Gardens.3 comments
Old Northamptonians suffered an agonising 33-31 defeat in their National League 3 Midlands battle with Longton.
Tom Wood says it would be an ‘absolute tragedy’ if Saints miss out on the top six this season.2 comments
It is said all good things come to an end - and it appears Saints’ six-year stay in the Aviva Premiership top four has now reached its conclusion.3 comments
England boss Eddie Jones says he is keeping a close eye on Saints star Teimana Harrison.
Saints boss Jim Mallinder vented his frustration after feeling referee Tim Wigglesworth failed to adequately punish Leicester in Saturday’s east midlands derby.2 comments
Saints’ chances of reaching the Aviva Premiership play-offs were left in tatters as Leicester Tigers won a frantic east midlands derby 30-24 on Saturday evening.
Dorian West admits Leicester Tigers are ‘looking dangerous’ - but he insists Saints are not in awe of their east midlands rivals.
Much has happened since the last time Saints faced Leicester.
Fixture: Northampton Saints v Leicester Tigers (Aviva Premiership - round 20)
Saints welcome back Tom Wood and Kieran Brookes for Saturday’s derby date with Leicester Tigers - but Ben Foden and Kahn Fotuali’i have been added to the lengthy injury list.
Leicester Tigers boss Richard Cockerill says his side will be ‘fully loaded’ when they face Saints at Franklin’s Gardens on Saturday evening.
Stephen Myler is ready for a ‘huge occasion’ at Franklin’s Gardens on Saturday evening.
Saints scored four tries as they beat the British Army 24-10 in the Mobbs Memorial match at Franklin’s Gardens on Wednesday evening.
After seeing the way Teimana Harrison has performed this season, Saints fans won’t be disappointed to hear that his younger brother is now on the scene at Franklin’s Gardens.
Dorian West says Saints will make changes for Saturday’s crucial east midlands derby against Leicester Tigers.
Michael Paterson will skipper the Saints in the Mobbs Memorial match at Franklin’s Gardens tonight (7.45pm).
Ben Foden has called on Saints to produce another spirited performance in Saturday’s ‘massive’ derby clash with Leicester Tigers.