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Saints celebrate their stunning derby victory over Leicester at Franklin's Gardens (pictures: Sharon Lucey)

Mallinder says Hartley’s red card inspired Saints

Jim Mallinder says Saints used Dylan Hartley’s red card as motivation for their ‘tremendous’ east midlands derby win against Leicester at Franklin’s Gardens.

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Saints skipper Dylan Hartley saw red for this elbow on Leicester's Matt Smith (pictures: Sharon Lucey)

Derby delight as 14-man Saints stun Tigers

Saints overcame the dismissal of skipper Dylan Hartley to secure another magical east midlands derby win against Leicester Tigers at Franklin’s Gardens.

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Alex King

King: Saints’ semi-final win over Tigers is history

Alex King wants Saints to forget about May’s magical derby day victory against Leicester Tigers when the men from up the M1 come calling again this afternoon.

Saints chairman Tony Hewitt

Chairman Hewitt tells Saints fans to expect more good news on signings

Chairman Tony Hewitt says the raft of key re-signings is ‘absolutely brilliant’ for Saints - and has revealed there will be more to come next week.

SUNDAY RE-MATCH - Saints were too good for Ospreys at Franklin's Gardens in October

Saints facing Sunday evening Champions Cup showdown in south Wales

Saints will face a Sunday evening showdown in Wales after the fixtures for rounds five and six of this season’s Champions Cup were confirmed.

POSITION OF STRENGTH - Saints director of rugby Jim Mallinder will be hoping his team can repeat their play-off semi-final win over Leicester Tigers

Tom Vickers’ Northampton Saints versus Leicester Tigers preview

Fixture: Northampton Saints v Leicester Tigers (Aviva Premiership round 10)

CENTRE STAGE - Tom Stephenson starts for Saints against Tigers (Picture: Sharon Lucey)

Saints centre Stephenson handed first derby start

Tom Stephenson will start an east midlands derby for the first time after his impressive form was rewarded by Saints boss Jim Mallinder.

Saints full-back Ben Foden

Foden believes Saints can be kings of the midlands

Ben Foden believes Saints are ready to cement themselves as kings of the midlands.

Kahn Fotuali'i

Saints scrum-half Fotuali’i wary of Leicester’s quality

Kahn Fotuali’i knows that derby games bring the best out of local rivals Leicester Tigers.

Dylan Hartley has decided to stay on at Franklin's Gardens (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Skipper Hartley ready to lead Saints to more glory

Dylan Hartley says his decision to sign a new deal at Saints was motivated by the immense potential of the current squad.

NEW DEALS - Calum Clark and Alex Waller have committed to Saints (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints announce new deals for seven first-team players

Saints have announced seven re-signings - with Dylan Hartley, Courtney Lawes and Calum Clark among those opting to stay at Franklin’s Gardens.

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BIG DECISION - Dylan Hartley has opted to remain at Saints (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Hartley: Saints loyalty more important than Montpellier money

Dylan Hartley says repaying Saints’ loyalty was more important than taking the money on offer at Montpellier after agreeing to stay at Franklin’s Gardens.

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STAYING PUT - Courtney Lawes is one of several men to commit his future to Saints (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Hartley and Lawes part of Saints re-signing spree

Saints will announce several re-signings on Wednesday - with club captain Dylan Hartley and Courtney Lawes among those committing their future to the club.

James Wilson played in three different positions during the Champions Cup clash with Treviso

Versatile Wilson an ‘unbelievable’ asset for Saints

Jim Mallinder says James Wilson is an ‘unbelievable’ asset for Saints.

ADDING THE EXTRAS - Will Hooley scored 11 points for the Wanderers against Sale (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Wanderers score six to sink Sale

The Wanderers scored six tries on their way to a convincing 41-7 Aviva ‘A’ League success against Sale Jets at Franklin’s Gardens on Monday night.

MINE'S A TREBLE - Ken Pisi races in for one of his three tries against Treviso (Picture: Sharon Lucey)

Saints skipper Hartley revved up for Tigers date after Treviso mauling

Dylan Hartley says Saturday’s clash with Leicester Tigers at Franklin’s Gardens is one every Saints player looks forward to.

HAT-TRICK HERO - Ken Pisi (centre) is congratulated by Kahn Fotuali'i and Ethan Waller (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Tom Vickers’ Northampton Saints v Treviso review and player ratings

There was plenty of talk about congestion on Northampton roads on a busy sporting Saturday, but at Franklin’s Gardens there was only fast-flowing, one-way traffic.

CAN HE KICK IT? - James Wilson was a jack of all trades in Saints' win over Treviso on Saturday (Picture: Sharon Lucey)

Saints utility back Wilson relishes running riot in Treviso romp

James Wilson relished the chance to run riot in Saints’ 11-try demolition of Treviso at Franklin’s Gardens on Saturday.

EASY DOES IT - Samu Manoa celebrates one of his three tries against Treviso (Picture: Sharon Lucey)

Mallinder delighted by Manoa’s hat-trick burst against Treviso

Jim Mallinder revelled in Samu Manoa’s heroics after the American star scored a 13-minute hat-trick for Saints against Treviso on Saturday.

Samu Manoa celebrates after scoring one of his three tries against Treviso (pictures: Sharon Lucey)

Manoa and Pisi hit hat-tricks as Saints run riot

Samu Manoa and Ken Pisi scored hat-tricks as Saints made it a perfect 10 against Treviso by claiming another brutal bonus-point Champions Cup success.

Kahn Fotuali'i sprints to the tryline during Saints' thrashing of Treviso at Franklin's Gardens (pictures: Sharon Lucey)

Mallinder delighted with clinical display

Jim Mallinder hailed his ‘clinical’ Saints after they scored 11 tries in a 67-0 evisceration of Treviso at Franklin’s Gardens on Saturday.

BACK ON THE TRY TRAIL - winger George North is back in the Saints starting line-up

Tom Vickers’ Northampton Saints versus Treviso preview

Fixture: Northampton Saints v Treviso (Champions Cup - match four)

WELCOME RETURN - skipper Dylan Hartley is back in the Saints team for Saturday's European Champions Cup clash with Treviso

Stars return as Saints boss Mallinder makes nine changes for visit of Treviso

Saints boss Jim Mallinder has brought back his England stars and Wales juggernaut George North for Saturday’s return Champions Cup clash with Treviso.

CLOSING IN ON RETURN - Alex Corbisiero hasn't played since getting injured in September

Corbisiero closing in on earlier than expected Saints return

Alex Corbisiero is on the verge of a return to action - but Saints’ derby date with Leicester Tigers could come too soon for the England prop.

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CONFIDENCE BOOSTED - Saints hooker Mike Haywood

Haywood’s confidence boosted by Saints boss Mallinder’s show of faith

Mike Haywood says the faith the Saints coaches have shown in him has given him a massive confidence boost.

PLAYING RETURN - Saints winger George North is fit to face Treviso on Saturday

Saints winger North fit to face Treviso at the Gardens

Saints boss Jim Mallinder has confirmed that George North will be available for Saturday’s clash with Treviso at Franklin’s Gardens.

Alex Waller wants Saints to be ruthless against Treviso this weekend

Waller calls for ruthlessness from Saints

Alex Waller has called on Saints to put in an even more clinical performance when they face Treviso again on Saturday.

WARNING AGAINST COMPLACENCY - Dorian West

West insists complacency won’t be an issue when Saints face Treviso again

Dorian West is adamant Saints won’t be complacent when they tackle Treviso for the second time in eight days this Saturday.

IMPRESSIVE - Luther Burrell says Tom Stephenson has taken his big chance in the Saints first team (Picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Burrell hails Saints youngster Stephenson for grabbing first-team chance

Luther Burrell has hailed centre partner Tom Stephenson for seizing his chance in the Saints first team.

Alex Waller

Waller praises inspirational travelling Saints support after Treviso win

Alex Waller hailed the travelling Saints supporters for making the Stadio di Monigo a home away from home.

Saints director of rugby Jim Mallinder

Tom Vickers’ Treviso versus Northampton Saints view and player ratings

Jim Mallinder kept the faith - and was repaid in style at Stadio di Monigo.

BIRTHDAY BONUS - Luther Burrell scored in Saints' big win at Treviso

Happy birthday for Burrell as he helps Saints to crucial win in Italy

Luther Burrell revelled in the happiest of birthdays as Saints put Treviso to the sword at Stadio di Monigo.

Birthday boy Luther Burrell scored Saints' fourth try against Treviso

Clinical Saints complete Italian job with ease

Saints completed their Italian job before needing to call on their star-studded bench as a bonus-point was claimed in a fine 38-15 Champions Cup win at Treviso.

Dorian West was delighted with Saints' six-try success over Treviso on Saturday

West happy as Saints’ selection decisions pay off

Dorian West was delighted to see Saints’ selection decisions pay off as they claimed a 38-15 bonus-point win at Treviso.

PAINFUL EXPERIENCE - Lee Dickson shows his disappointment during Saints' damaging European Cup defeat to Leinster at Franklin's Gardens last season

Dickson warns Saints they can’t afford a second Champions Cup slip in Italy

Lee Dickson knows one more slip will be fatal for Saints’ Champions Cup hopes as they prepare for this afternoon’s game in Italy.

HE'S BACK - Ken Pisi has returned to the starting line-up for the trip to Treviso

Tom Vickers’ Treviso versus Northampton Saints preview

Fixture: Treviso v Northampton Saints (Champions Cup - match three)

BENCH ROLE - Saints skipper Dylan Hartley doesn't start the Champions Cup match in Treviso

England stars named on bench as Saints make two changes for Treviso trip

Saints’ England trio Dylan Hartley, Tom Wood and Courtney Lawes all have to make do with places on the replacements’ bench for Saturday’s European Champions Cup pool match in Treviso - while George North has been left out of the matchday 23.

SIDELINED - Lee Dickson has admitted he was disappointed to be ignored by England in the autumn internationals

Saints scrum-half Dickson admits to England disappointment

Lee Dickson admits he is ‘really disappointed’ to have been ignored by England this autumn.

BACK IN THE CLUB FRAME - England stars Courtney Lawes and Tom Wood

Return of international stars has lifted ‘intensity’ at Saints

Alan Dickens says the return of Saints’ international stars has lifted the intensity levels at Franklin’s Gardens.

READY TO RETURN? - Saints centre George Pisi

George Pisi in line for Saints return against Treviso

George Pisi is back in training and could make his return in Saints’ Champions Cup game at Treviso on Saturday.

BIG DECISIONS - Saints director of rugby Jim Mallinder

Mallinder says he’ll be ‘sensible’ with selection for Treviso double header

Jim Mallinder says he must be sensible with selection as he bids to find the right formula for Saints’ Champions Cup trip to Treviso on Saturday.

READY FOR SAINTS RETURN? - George North

Mallinder hoping star winger North will be fit for Treviso trip

Jim Mallinder is hopeful that George North will be fit to face Treviso on Saturday.

DOTTING DOWN - Ben Nutley goes over for his try for Saints against London Welsh (Pictures: Kirsty Edmonds)

Tom Vickers’ London Welsh versus Saints view and player ratings

Sunday’s trip to the Kassam Stadium could have been viewed as a no-win situation for Saints.

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DELIGHTED - Phil Dowson (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Dowson delighted with ruthless Saints

Phil Dowson praised ‘professional and ruthless’ Saints for Sunday’s seven-try thrashing of London Welsh.

IT TAKES TWO - London Welsh gang up to try and stop Saints centre Luther Burrell (Picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Mallinder ‘very satisfied’ with Saints’ Welsh win

Saints boss Jim Mallinder saluted his players for securing a ‘very satisfying’ seven-try win at winless London Welsh on Sunday.

ON THE CHARGE - Samu Manoa runs at the London Welsh defence (Pictures: Kirsty Edmonds)

Magnificent seven for Saints as Welsh are beaten

Saints sidestepped a potential banana skin with a comprehensive 43-14 success against lowly London Welsh at the Kassam Stadium.

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WE MEET AGAIN - Ben Foden will square up to old friend Tom May this weekend (picture: Linda Dawson)

Saints full-back Foden wary of old friend May

Ben Foden is relishing the reunion with former Saints team-mate Tom May at the Kassam Stadium.

FAMILIAR FACE - London Welsh captain Tom May will face his former club on Sunday (picture: Linda Dawson)

Tom Vickers’ London Welsh v Northampton Saints preview

Fixture: London Welsh v Northampton Saints (Aviva Premiership round nine)

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.

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