DCSIMG

Saints rss

WARNING - Dorian West (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

West warns Saints ahead of London Welsh clash

Dorian West says Saints can’t afford to think about what other sides have done to London Welsh this season.

HE'S BACK - Kahn Fotuali'i is in the Saints squad to face London Welsh (picture: Sharon Lucey)

London Welsh v Northampton Saints team news

Sam Dickinson is in line to make his first appearance of the season after being named in the Saints squad to travel to London Welsh on Sunday.

ENGLAND AMBITION - Ben Foden (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

I must improve if I’m to wear the England 15 shirt again, says Saints star Foden

Ben Foden is not sure what more some of Saints’ England hopefuls can do to impress the international coaches.

LEFT OUT - Lee Dickson has been a surprise omission from England's matchday squads (Picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints stars ‘disappointed’ by England snub

Dorian West admits there is a lot of disappointment among the Saints players who have been released by England this autumn.

MISSING OUT - Calum Clark and Alex Waller have been unable to break into England's matchday squads this autumn (pictures: Kirsty Edmonds)

Six Saints who will feel aggrieved by their England snub

When the EPS squad was named last month, it looked like England might need to add a hint of green, black and gold to their home kit.

1 comment

Saracens v Northampton Saints.
Luther Burrell.

In-form Saints quartet overlooked by England

Four of Saints’ in-form stars will not play a single minute for England this autumn after once again being released by Stuart Lancaster.

IN THE THICK OF IT - Tom Stephenson in action for Saints in the win at Saracens on Sunday (Picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Stephenson seeks to cement central role at Saints

Tom Stephenson is thriving on his autumn experience with Saints and is setting his sights on securing the 13 shirt on a long-term basis.

IMPRESSIVE PERFORMANCE - Phil Dowson in action during Saints' win at Saracens (Picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Dowson delighted with Saints’ ‘great reaction’

Phil Dowson praised Saints’ front five for making sure the team bounced back in style by beating Saracens.

HAPPY MAN - Saints boss Jim Mallinder masterminded a win at Saracens (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Mallinder hails half-backs after Saints slay Sarries

Jim Mallinder hailed his England half-backs after Lee Dickson and Stephen Myler helped steer Saints to victory at Saracens.

1 comment

DOUBLING UP - James Wilson scored twice for Saints at Saracens (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints stun Saracens to return to Premiership summit

Saints produced a stunning first-half display as they slayed Saracens and returned to the top of the Aviva Premiership table.

READY FOR A TOUGH AFTERNOON - Saints attack coach Alex King

King wary of Saracens threat as Saints head to Allianz Park

Alex King believes Saracens will feel they should have won at Leicester last Sunday and knows Saints will face a huge test at Allianz Park today (1pm kick-off).

AIMING TO PUT THINGS RIGHT - Saints prop Alex Waller

Waller says Saints desperate to get back on track at Saracens

Alex Waller says Saints will possess an added ‘bite’ as they bid to prove a point to their fans by beating Saracens on Sunday.

RENEWING RIVALRIES - action from Saints' dramatic Aviva Premiership Final win over Saracens in May (Picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Tom Vickers’ Saracens v Northampton Saints preview

Fixture: Saracens v Northampton Saints (Aviva Premiership round eight)

WELCOME RETURN - James Craig starts for Saints against Saracens

Wilson wings in for Saints start against Saracens

James Wilson will start on the wing for Saints at Saracens on Sunday.

ON HIS WAY BACK - Alex Corbisiero leaves the field after being injured in the match against Bath back in September

Saints and England prop Corbisiero set for new year return

Alex King says England prop Alex Corbisiero remains on course for a return at the start of the new year.

POINT TO PROVE - Alex Waller (right) believes the likes of Calum Clark (left) and Luther Burrell will want to make a point to England boss Stuart Lancaster at Saracens

Waller says snubbed England stars can prove a point at Saracens

Alex Waller says no sympathy has been afforded to the Saints players snubbed by England.

ON THE BENCH - Dylan Hartley and Tom Wood are only among the replacements for England's game against Samoa

Saints stars Hartley and Wood benched for England’s game against Samoa

Dylan Hartley and Tom Wood will be on the bench for England’s game against Samoa on Saturday.

HAPPY TO WING IT - Saints utility back James Wilson

Saints utility back Wilson happy to wing it

James Wilson would be happy to ease Saints’ wing worries at Saracens on Sunday.

THEY'RE BACK - Luther Burrell and Calum Clark have returned to Saints after being left out by England (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Burrell and Clark available for Saints’ clash with Saracens

Luther Burrell and Calum Clark will be available for Saints’ Aviva Premiership game at Saracens on Sunday after being released by England.

IN CONTENTION - Luther Burrell could play for Saints against Samoa (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints star Burrell stays in England camp ahead of Samoa clash

Saints centre Luther Burrell is in contention to make his first England appearance of the autumn after being retained for Saturday’s clash with Samoa.

Tom Wood

Wood calls for England perspective

Flanker Tom Wood has dismissed suggestions England’s World Cup 2015 preparations have stalled after Stuart Lancaster’s men slumped to a fifth straight international loss after crashing 31-28 against South Africa at Twickenham at the weekend.

RALLYING CRY - Jim Mallinder wants Saints to improve against Saracens (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Mallinder seeks big response from Saints at Saracens

Jim Mallinder has urged his Saints players to learn from their shock defeat to Exeter as they bid to see off Saracens at Allianz Park on Sunday.

PUSHING ON - Tom Stephenson (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Stephenson inspired by Six Nations memories as Saints bid to bounce back

Tom Stephenson is drawing inspiration from Saints’ Six Nations heroics as they bid to bounce back against Saracens.

HAPPY MAN - Exeter boss Rob Baxter (picture: Fatima Mirzai)

Boss Baxter hails fast-starting Chiefs after win at Saints

Exeter Chiefs boss Rob Baxter believes his side’s fast start was the key to undoing Saints at Franklin’s Gardens on Friday night.

EARLY INTRODUCTION - James Wilson was forced into the action after just two minutes (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints boss Mallinder reveals nature of Collins injury

Jim Mallinder has confirmed that Tom Collins pulled his hamstring in Saints’ defeat to Exeter at Franklin’s Gardens on Friday night.

Phil Dowson is stopped in his tracks during Saints' Premiership clash with Exeter at Franklin's Gardens (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Missing players no excuse for Exeter defeat

Saints boss Jim Mallinder refused to use the absence of eight international players as an excuse after his side’s shock 24-18 defeat to Exeter on Friday night.

1 comment

Jamie Elliott goes over in the corner for a try against Exeter at Franklin's Gardens (pictures: Kirsty Edmonds)

Waldrom inspires Chiefs to shock win at Gardens

Former Leicester forward Thomas Waldrom scored twice as Exeter Chiefs conquered Franklin’s Gardens under the Friday night lights.

Courtney Lawes

England boss Lancaster relieved to have Lawes back for Springboks clash

England head coach Stuart Lancaster admitted to breathing a huge sigh of relief at being able to include Courtney Lawes in his starting XV for this Saturday’s clash with South Africa.

Saints hooker Mike Haywood has another chance to show what he can do against Exeter Chiefs on Friday night (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Tom Vickers’ Northampton Saints v Exeter Chiefs preview

Fixture: Northampton Saints v Exeter Chiefs (Aviva Premiership round seven)

Saints forward Samu Manoa is talking to Top 14 teams about a possible switch

Mallinder has plan if Saints’ star trio leave for France

Jim Mallinder says it is ‘unbelievable’ that Saints did not lose more players last summer – and has irons in the fire if star men depart at the end of this campaign.

Stephen Myler will start for Saints against Exeter Chiefs after recovering from a hamstring strain (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Northampton Saints v Exeter Chiefs team news

Stephen Myler and Luther Burrell have recovered from injury and will start for Saints against Exeter Chiefs at Franklin’s Gardens on Friday night (kick-off 7.45pm).

Saints captain Dylan Hartley (left) retains his place in the England team after passing a concussion test this morning

Saints trio named in England team for South Africa clash

Courtney Lawes and Dylan Hartley have been cleared to take their places in the England starting XV for Saturday’s QBE International against South Africa.

Tom Collins is congratulated on the first of his two tries against Newcastle in the LV= Cup (pictures: Sharon Lucey)

Collins thriving on ‘massive pressure’ at Saints

Tom Collins is revelling in the added responsibility of stepping in for Saints’ international stars.

INJURY ISSUE - Jon Fisher suffered a toe injury at Scarlets (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints awaiting results of flanker Fisher’s scan

Saints are awaiting the results of a scan on the toe injury sustained by Jon Fisher at Scarlets last Friday.

CLUB COMMITMENTS - Lee Dickson is available for Saints' game against Exeter (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Clark and Dickson available for Saints’ game against Exeter

Calum Clark and Lee Dickson have been released by England and will be available for Saints’ clash with Exeter Chiefs on Friday night.

Samu Manoa is likely to leave Saints next summer (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Exclusive: Saints boss Mallinder confirms Manoa is in talks with French clubs

Jim Mallinder has confirmed Samu Manoa is negotiating with French clubs and is likely to leave Saints next summer.

READY TO RETURN? - Luther Burrell could be back in the Saints side on Friday night (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

England centre Burrell may play for Saints against Exeter

Luther Burrell could be fit in time to take his place in the Saints side for Friday’s game against Exeter Chiefs, according to director of rugby Jim Mallinder.

CRUNCH CLASH - Saints face Exeter at Franklin's Gardens on Friday night (picture: Linda Dawson)

Win tickets for Saints’ clash with Exeter Chiefs

The Chron has teamed up with Green Flag, Aviva Premiership Rugby’s official breakdown cover provider, to offer fans the chance to win a pair of tickets to Saints’ clash with Exeter Chiefs at Franklin’s Gardens on Friday night (7.45pm kick-off)

Samu Manoa and Dylan Hartley have been linked with big-money moves to France (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Saints remain tight-lipped as star trio are linked with moves to France

Saints are remaining tight-lipped on speculation linking three of their star men with big-money moves to France.

ALL GUNS BLAZING - Will Hooley is ready for the return to Premiership action (Picture: Sharon Lucey)

LV= Cup successes can aid Saints’ Premiership aims, says Hooley

Will Hooley wants Saints to use their LV= Cup form as a springboard to Aviva Premiership success when they host a ‘together’ Exeter side on Friday night.

MISSING OUT - Luther Burrell will not face South Africa as he continues to recover from the hand injury he sustained against Ospreys (Picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints stars Burrell and Myler to miss England’s Springboks showdown

Saints duo Luther Burrell and Stephen Myler will miss England’s game against South Africa on Saturday.

Dylan Hartley is tackled by New Zealand's Richie McCaw and Kieran Read at Twickenham on Saturday

Saints stars say England in positive mood after All Blacks clash

England duo Dylan Hartley and Tom Wood believe England should be positive about the rest of the autumn international series after a narrow defeat to New Zealand on Saturday.

Ben Nutley's energy and enthusiasm caught the eye at Scarlets (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Dowson praises Saints’ fledgling flankers

Phil Dowson was full of praise for Saints’ fledgling flankers after they ensured an injury to Jon Fisher didn’t derail the bid to win in Wales.

Will Hooley was named man of the match in the win at Parc y Scarlets on Friday night (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Saints fly-half Hooley dreaming of Gardens final

Will Hooley says winning the LV= Cup is a big ambition for Saints this season.

Christian Day charges his way through during Saints' LV= Cup clash at Scarlets on Friday night (pictures: Sharon Lucey)

Dickson and Clark inspire Saints to scrappy win

Lee Dickson and Calum Clark bounced back from their England snub by steering Saints to a scrappy 24-7 LV= Cup victory at Scarlets on Friday night.

Calum Clark bounced back from his England snub by helping Saints to victory at Scarlets (pictures: Sharon Lucey)

Dickens hails desire of Dickson and Clark

Alan Dickens hailed the desire of Saints’ released England players after Lee Dickson and Calum Clark steered their club to victory at Scarlets.

Dylan Hartley

Hartley says England are ready for All Blacks challenge

Dylan Hartley insists England are preparing for battle at Twickenham where they welcome New Zealand for the QBE Autumn Internationals opener on Saturday.

  • 3°C to 11°C Sunny spells
  • Northampton 5-day weather forecast

    CloseX

    Saturday 29 Nov

    Sunny spells

    Temp

    High 11°c

    Low 3°c

    Wind

    From East

    Speed 7 mph

    Sunday 30 Nov

    Cloudy

    Temp

    High 9°c

    Low 6°c

    Wind

    From North

    Speed 10 mph

    Monday 1 Dec

    Cloudy

    Temp

    High 8°c

    Low 5°c

    Wind

    From North east

    Speed 10 mph

    Tuesday 2 Dec

    Cloudy

    Temp

    High 7°c

    Low 3°c

    Wind

    From North

    Speed 15 mph

    Wednesday 3 Dec

    Cloudy

    Temp

    High 7°c

    Low 3°c

    Wind

    From North

    Speed 13 mph