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TELLING HIS TALE - Ross McMillan (Picture: Linda Dawson)

“I lost 26kgs going from the farm to Franklin’s Gardens” - Saints hooker Ross McMillan opens up

Ross McMillan has a story that can serve as inspiration to any rugby player who is currently down on their luck.

FIRST TEAM RETURN - Calum Clark (Picture: Linda Dawson)

Saints make four changes for Harlequins cup clash

Saints have decided against making wholesale changes for Friday night’s Amlin Challenge Cup semi-final clash with Harlequins at Franklin’s Gardens.

HAPPY MEMORIES - George North celebrates his try in Saints' Aviva Premiership win over Harlequins at Franklin's Gardens in January (Picture: Linda Dawson)

Saints fly-half Myler hoping it won’t be third time lucky for Harlequins

Stephen Myler says Saints’ double success against Harlequins will count for nothing in Friday’s Amlin Challenge Cup semi-final at Franklin’s Gardens.

STILL WORK TO BE DONE - Saints forward Salesi Ma'afu enjoyed last weekend's win over London Irish (Picture: Linda Dawson)

Ma’afu says Saints still have work to do to clinch home semi-final

Salesi Ma’afu has warned Saints they can’t afford to feel comfortable in the race for a top two place in the Aviva Premiership.

INJURY BLOW - Matt Williams suffered a broken leg in Saints' win against London Irish (Picture: Linda Dawson)

Saints facing hooker shortage for Harlequins clash

Saints are facing a shortage of hooker options for Friday night’s Amlin Challenge Cup semi-final clash with Harlequins at Franklin’s Gardens.

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BIG HIT - George Pisi put in a huge tackle on Shane Geraghty during Saints' win over London Irish (Picture: Linda Dawson)

London Irish boss Smith praises Geraghty after Saints showing

Brian Smith hailed ‘man’s man’ Shane Geraghty after London Irish’s spirited showing against Saints on Sunday.

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Jamie Elliott sprints to the tryline against London Irish at Franklin's Gardens (pictures: Linda Dawson)

Saints survive second-half scare to sink London Irish

Jamie Elliott ended his try drought in style as Saints survived a second-half scare to beat London Irish 36-21 and cement their top-two spot.

Salesi Ma'afu scores his first Saints try against London Irish (pictures: James Phillips/Linda Dawson)

Mallinder demands improvement despite victory

Jim Mallinder saw Saints survive a late scare against London Irish before stressing the need to improve for the testing games ahead.

TAKING NOTHING FOR GRANTED - Saints director of rugby Jim Mallinder (Picture: Linda Dawson)

Saints boss Mallinder wary of ‘dangerous’ London Irish

Jim Mallinder says London Irish’s win at Saracens earlier in the season acts as a warning for Saints.

ALWAYS A THREAT - London Irish celebrate scoring a try against Saints earlier in the season (Picture: Linda Dawson)

Tom Vickers’ Northampton Saints v London Irish Preview

It doesn’t matter how they get there, just as long as they get there now they can.

Saints winger Jamie Elliott in action against Saracens last weekend (Picture: Linda Dawson)

Saints winger Elliott hoping to regain try-scoring spark against Irish

Jamie Elliott is hoping the return of London Irish to Franklin’s Gardens can reignite his season.

Northampton Saints v Saracens, Guinness Premiership, Franklin's Gardens, Saturday April 24, 2010 Picture: Linda Dawson

Former Northampton Saints hero calls time on his career after knee injury

Former Northampton Saints hero Bruce Reihana has called time on his rugby career after failing to receive a contract offer from Bordeaux Begles.

BRUISE BROTHERS - Samu Manoa and Courtney Lawes put in some big hits for Saints against Saracens (Pictures: Linda Dawson)

Lawes happy to have fellow big-hitter Manoa back at Saints

Saints lock Courtney Lawes is revelling in his reunion with fellow ‘bruise brother’ Samu Manoa.

DAY OFF - Christian Day (left) could be rested for Saints' game against London Irish (Picture: Linda Dawson)

Saints lock Christian set to get Day off against Irish

Jim Mallinder says he may take the opportunity to rest Christian Day against London Irish this weekend.

READY FOR FIGHT FOR HIS SHIRT - Saints prop Alex Waller (Picture: Linda Dawson)

Prop Waller ready to renew rivalry with Corbisiero for Saints shirt

Alex Waller has praised Alex Corbisiero for fighting back from injury and is looking forward to renewing his friendly rivalry with the England prop.

WARNING - Tom Wood says Saints have to quickly regain their form (Picture: Linda Dawson)

Wood admits Saints ‘running out of time’ to regain top form

Tom Wood insists Saints must turn their fortunes around quickly if they are to secure some silverware this season.

SETBACK - Luther Burrell finds himself outnumbered during Sunday's defeat at the hands of Saracens (Picture: Linda Dawson)

Burrell says Saints have to concentrate on ‘getting the game plan right’

Luther Burrell says Saints must ensure they enjoy a ‘solid’ final six weeks of the season as they bid to bounce back from a tough run in the Aviva Premiership.

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ON THE WAY BACK - Alex Corbisiero (Picture: Linda Dawson)

Prop Corbisiero is closing in on Saints return

Jim Mallinder says he expects England prop Alex Corbisiero to return in time for Saints’ game at Bath on May 2.

TOUGH VIEWING - Alex King (left), Jim Mallinder (centre) and Dorian West watch Saints struggle in the defeat at Saracens on Sunday (Picture: Linda Dawson)

Tom Vickers’ Saracens v Northampton Saints view and player ratings

On the day of the London Marathon, Saints were once again reminded that a season is far from a sprint.

HAPPY MAN - Mark McCall was all smiles after Saracens' win against Saints (Picture: Linda Dawson)

Saints showing one of our best, says Saracens boss McCall

Saracens boss Mark McCall says his side’s performance against Saints was ‘as good as we’ve played all season’.

Jim Mallinder will be hoping to guide Saints to the Amlin Challenge Cup final

Saints boss Mallinder won’t fret after Saracens loss

Jim Mallinder is refusing to get too concerned about Saints’ current Aviva Premiership losing streak after they fell to defeat at Saracens on Sunday.

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POWER PACK - Saints celebrate their penalty try at Allianz Park (Pictures: Linda Dawson)

Stirring fightback fails to yield victory for Saints at Saracens

A stirring fightback was only enough for a losing bonus point as Saints suffered a 28-24 defeat at Aviva Premiership leaders Saracens.

ON THE CHARGE - George North is determined to claim some silverware with Saints (Picture: Linda Dawson)

North aims to add Saints silverware to his list of achievements

He may have been part of a Six Nations-winning side and a successful Lions tour – but George North has yet to win a major club trophy.

WINNING STREAK - Saints celebrate one of George Pisi's three tries in the most recent success against Saracens (Picture: Linda Dawson)

Tom Vickers’ Saracens v Northampton Saints preview

Saints’ last venture into Aviva Premiership action came against a side they just can’t seem to beat, but this weekend it is Jim Mallinder’s men who hold the mental edge.

EYES ON THE PRIZE - Calum Clark knows what it takes to win at Saracens (Picture: Linda Dawson)

Clark; Saints must reproduce semi-final showing at Saracens

Calum Clark insists Saints must reproduce the performance that saw them shoot down Saracens in last May’s Aviva Premiership play-off semi-final if they are to win at Allianz Park on Sunday.

MIDDLE MAN - Matt Williams (centre) has moved to hooker since joining Saints (Picture: Linda Dawson)

Saints Q&A: Matt Williams

Matt Williams might have been an unknown quantity at Saints at the beginning of this season, but, slowly but surely, he’s making a name for himself at Franklin’s Gardens.

HE'S BACK - Stephen Myler returns for Saints' game at Saracens (Picture: Linda Dawson)

Myler returns for Saints’ clash with Saracens

Stephen Myler returns from injury for Saints’ top-of-the-table Aviva Premiership showdown at Saracens on Sunday (kick-off 2pm).

ALL SMILES - Allan Robson is happy with the new European club rugby agreement (Picture: Sharon Lucey)

Saints CEO Robson hails new European club rugby agreement

Saints chief executive Allan Robson says the new European club rugby agreement is a ‘massive positive’.

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ALL CHANGE - this year's Heineken Cup Final in Cardiff will be the last

Saints set for Champions Cup after European club rugby row is resolved

Saints will be playing in the new Champions Cup next season after the two-year disagreement over the future of European club rugby was resolved.

ALL SET - George North is ready for Saints' top-of-the-table clash with Saracens (Picture: Linda Dawson)

North: Saints and Saracens are so similar

George North says Saracens are an ‘exceptional team’ and believes there are plenty of similarities between the Barnet-based side and Saints.

Luther Burrell (picture: Linda Dawson)

Care hails ‘outstanding’ Burrell for Six Nations heroics

Danny Care has hailed the ‘outstanding’ Luther Burrell – and says he is delighted to see his fellow Yorkshireman excelling on the big stage.

Salesi Maafu

Saints’ comings and goings strange for Salesi

Salesi Ma’afu says he’s never experienced anything like the recent comings and goings at Saints.

POSITIVE NEWS - Stephen Myler is expected to return for Saints' clash with Saracens (Picture: Linda Dawson)

Myler set to be fit for Saints’ clash with Saracens

Stephen Myler is expected to be fit for Saints’ Aviva Premiership trip to Saracens on Sunday.

PUTTING PRESSURE ON - Ben Nutley is ready to challenge for a regular starting spot (Picture: Steven Eaton)

Nutley: Senior Saints stars now looking over their shoulders

Ben Nutley believes some of Saints’ first-team stars will now be looking over their shoulders ahead of the trip to Saracens on Sunday.

HELPING HAND - Ben Nutley comforts Dom Waldouck after the centre suffered a painful injury at Sale (Picture: Linda Dawson)

Saints boss Mallinder hopeful on Waldouck injury

Jim Mallinder has bemoaned Dom Waldouck’s ‘unbelievable’ bad luck after the centre suffered an injury at Sale on Thursday night.

BIG PERFORMANCE - Ethan Waller starred for Saints against Sale (Picture: Linda Dawson)

Waller happy to have restored Saints’ feelgood factor

Ethan Waller says it was good to help Saints get back to winning ways at Sale on Thursday night.

RENEWAL OF RIVALRIES - Saints will meet Harlequins in the Amlin Challenge Cup semi-finals (Picture: Linda Dawson)

Saints to host Harlequins in Amlin Challenge Cup semi-finals

Saints will host Harlequins in the semi-finals of the Amlin Challenge Cup.

SLICK MOVE - Ken Pisi's chip ahead was part of a stunning Saints try against Sale (Pictures: Linda Dawson/Steven Eaton)

Tom Vickers’ Sale Sharks v Northampton Saints ratings and review

It might have been a tie that had all the glitz and glamour of dinner at a greasy spoon, but Saints didn’t waste the chance to fill their bellies at Sale.

NOT HAPPY - Sale Sharks coach Steve Diamond (Picture: Linda Dawson)

Diamond dismayed as Sale Sharks are outclassed by Saints

Sale Sharks boss Steve Diamond says some of his players showed their true colours in Thursday night’s 28-14 defeat to Saints.

WARM WEATHER BREAK - Jim Mallinder is taking the Saints squad to Lanzarote (Picture: Steven Eaton)

Busy Saints jet off to Lanzarote for sunshine break

Saints are jetting off on a warm weather break as they bid to recharge the batteries ahead of a testing run in.

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TRY DELIGHT - the Saints players celebrate Ben Foden's try in the win over Sale (Picutres: Linda Dawson)

Boss Mallinder delighted with Saints’ young guns

Jim Mallinder hailed the ‘energy and enthusiasm’ of his young guns as Saints got back to winning ways with an Amlin Challenge Cup quarter-final success at Sale.

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ON THE ATTACK - James Wilson takes on the Sale defence during Saints' win (Pictures: Linda Dawson)

Saints’ first-half blitz sinks shell-shocked Sale

A ruthless first-half showing helped Saints cruise past Sale 28-14 to secure a place in the semi-finals of the Amlin Challenge Cup.

Dylan Hartley is treated after suffering a shoulder injury in last Saturday's defeat to Leicester (picture: Linda Dawson)

Saints skipper Hartley in battle to save his season

Dylan Hartley will be out for the next few weeks – but Saints are confident their skipper still has a part to play this season.

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BIG CHANGES - Saints boss Jim Mallinder has made 12 changes from the team that lost to Leicester in the Premiership last weekend (picture: Linda Dawson)

Tom Vickers’ Sale Sharks v Northampton Saints preview

While Sky Sports ramps up the Heineken Cup coverage this week, the tournament’s lesser sibling comes back to life in Salford on Thursday night.

RESTED - Luther Burrell and George North will play no part for Saints at Sale (Picture: Linda Dawson)

Saints opt to rest international stars against Sale

Saints have opted to rest five of their six Six Nations stars for the Amlin Challenge Cup quarter-final at Sale on Thursday night.

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TEAMWORK - Kahn Fotuali'i and Lee Dickson are both shining at scrum-half for Saints (Picture: Linda Dawson)

Dickson believes scrum-half rotation is the right way for Saints

Lee Dickson believes Saints’ scrum-half rotation policy will pay dividends as the race for silverware continues to hot up.

RALLYING CALL - Phil Dowson (Picture: Linda Dawson)

Dowson: Saints must stick together

Phil Dowson has urged the Saints players to stick together as they bid to end a run of three successive defeats.

DIFFICULT DAY - Will Hooley landed one kick, but missed three as Saints lost to Leicester (Picture: Linda Dawson)

Lawes backs fellow Saint Hooley to come back strong

Courtney Lawes says Will Hooley has got ‘all the potential in the world’ and feels Saturday’s difficult east midlands derby experience will make the young fly-half stronger.

IN THE THICK OF IT - Wayne Barnes was at the centre of more east midlands derby controversy (Picture: Linda Dawson)

Tom Vickers’ Northampton Saints v Leicester Tigers review and player ratings

Another east midlands derby, another redefinition of the word controversy and, most importantly, another winless afternoon for Saints.

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