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TREATED HARSHLY - Luther Burrell has been left out of England's World Cup squad

SPORTS COMMENT: Burrell a victim of England’s search for a hero

There was a sad inevitability about the decision that was confirmed on Thursday afternoon.

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Luther Burrell

Wood, Lawes and Brookes make England squad, but Burrell, Clark and Corbisiero miss out

Saints stars Tom Wood and Courtney Lawes as well as new signing Kieran Brookes are celebrating after being named in the England squad for the Rugby World Cup.

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HE'S BACK - George North in action for Saints against Wasps in March

North returns to action for Wales against Ireland

Saints winger George North will play his first game of rugby for more than five months when he starts for Wales against Ireland in Dublin on Saturday.

INJURY PROBLEMS - Alex Corbisiero

Leonard hopes Lancaster will stick with Saints prop Corbisiero for World Cup

Unthinkable just two years ago, Alex Corbisiero now seems set to miss out on the World Cup but England great Jason Leonard is hoping his fellow loosehead can still make the final squad.

Sam Olver

Olver upbeat despite Saints’ Singha Sevens exit

Saints young gun Sam Olver is gunning for more game-time this season after making his Aviva Premiership Rugby debut in May, and is hoping he has done enough to put his hand up again after Friday’s Singha Premiership Rugby 7s midlands leg.

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Sam Olver

Saints youngster Olver ready to show his worth in sevens scrap

As a fly-half by trade, kicking on comes naturally to Sam Olver.

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Luther Burrell scored in Paris on his England debut

Saints duo to start for England in France

Saints duo Courtney Lawes and Luther Burrell will start for England in Saturday’s World Cup warm-up match against France in Paris (kick-off 8pm).

Tom Wood skippered England against France

Saints star Wood delighted with ‘massive’ England win

Saints star Tom Wood admits to a sense of relief as England opened the prelude to their World Cup with a 19-14 victory over France at Twickenham.

Luther Burrell is delighted that Calum Clark (right) has been given a chance to impress for England (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Burrell can’t wait to see Saints team-mate Clark take on France

Luther Burrell has hailed Calum Clark ahead of the Saints flanker’s first England Test today (Saturday).

Racing did the double over Saints last season (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Saints face difficult December double-header in Europe

Saints face another potentially decisive December double-header in this season’s European Rugby Champions Cup.

Northampton Saints v London Welsh in the Aviva Premiership at Franklins Gardens.
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World Cup experience ‘surreal’ for Saints star Burrell

A photo taken back in 2003 was all it took to remind Luther Burrell of just how far he has come.

Tom Wood is ready to lead from the front for England

Saints ace Wood can’t wait to captain England

Tom Wood says captaining England on home turf will be the realisation of a dream.

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George Pisi (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Saints trio make Samoa World Cup squad

Saints trio Ken Pisi, George Pisi and Kahn Fotuali’i have been named in Samoa’s 31-man squad for the Rugby World Cup.

Tom Wood (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints star Wood to skipper England against France

Saints star Tom Wood will captain England in their World Cup warm-up match against France at Twickenham on Saturday.

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Luke Eves (second right) in Saints training (picture: Dave Ikin)

Eves ready to take his big chance at Saints

Saints new boy Luke Eves admits he’s been handed a ‘huge’ opportunity at Franklin’s Gardens.

Lee Dickson has been released by England (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints scrum-half Dickson cut from England World Cup squad

Saints star Lee Dickson is one of seven players released by England in the latest round of cuts from the World Cup squad.

Brian Mujati was a big hit at Saints (picture: Linda Dawson)

Howard hopes to emulate his countrymen at Saints

Pat Howard is keen to follow in the footsteps of the South African players who have enjoyed success at Saints.

George North

Saint George has ‘seen gremlins’ in Wales training

Saints star George North says Wales’ World Cup training camp in Qatar is the hardest thing he has ever experienced in pre-season.

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