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Wood says table-topping Saints still not satisfied with performances

Tom Wood has revealed ‘hard home truths’ are keeping Saints fired up in their pursuit of the treble.

STILL DREAMING - Saints and England scrum-half Lee Dickson

Saints scrum-half Dickson not giving up on his England World Cup dream

Lee Dickson says he is ‘a million per cent’ still holding on to his England dream.

Saints wing Howard Packman is a sevens specialist (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Saints sent to Coventry for Premiership Rugby 7s

Saints will travel to the Ricoh Arena on August 21 for this year’s Singha Premiership Rugby 7s.

Saints boss Jim Mallinder

Let’s not waste our good work, says Saints boss Mallinder

Jim Mallinder has warned Saints that all their good work will be forgotten if they let their standards slip in the next few weeks.

EYES ON THE MAIN PRIZE - Saints winger Ken Pisi

Pisi tells table-topping Saints they have to keep improving

Ken Pisi has warned Saints not to settle for first place in the Aviva Premiership this season.

TRY GUY - James Wilson celebrates his score in Friday's win over Harlequins (Picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints boss Mallinder’s praise for utility back Wilson

Saints boss Jim Mallinder has praised James Wilson for his recent impressive performances.

Tom Wood made his 100th Saints appearance against Harlequins on Friday night

Ton-up Wood targeting another century of Saints appearances

Tom Wood is targeting another century of appearances in Saints colours after reaching a ton against Harlequins on Friday night.

Alex Corbisiero charges forward during Saints' Aviva Premiership clash against Harlequins at Franklin's Gardens (pictures: Kirsty Edmonds)

Northampton Saints 17 Harlequins 13 - Tom Vickers’ view and player ratings

Perhaps spoiler alerts should now be issued for Saints home games.

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KEY MOMENT - Samu Manoa scores his try in the win over Harlequins (Picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Mallinder hails Saints’ landmark men Lawes and Wood

Jim Mallinder hailed milestone men Courtney Lawes and Tom Wood after Saints’ success against Harlequins.

MAKING A BREAK - Lee Dickson on the attack in Saints' win over Harlequins (Pictures: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints’ strength in depth crucial as Quins are sunk

A stellar set of replacements made the difference as Saints stretched their lead at the top of the Aviva Premiership to 13 points with a 17-13 win over Harlequins.

HE'S BACK - Courtney Lawes returns to the Saints starting line-up against Harlequins

West: Return of Lawes and Wood is a big boost for Saints

Dorian West says the return of England duo Courtney Lawes and Tom Wood is a big bonus for Saints.

Saints forwards coach Dorian West

Saints coach West wary of threat from lowly Harlequins

Dorian West believes Harlequins’ lowly league status will make them an even more dangerous proposition at Franklin’s Gardens on Friday night.

UNDER PRESSURE - Harlequins coach Conor O'Shea

Tom Vickers’ Northampton Saints versus Harlequins preview

Fixture: Northampton Saints v Harlequins (Aviva Premiership - round 16)

BACK IN THE FRAME - Saints forwards Courtney Lawes and Tom Wood

Saints star Lawes returns to reach significant milestone against Harlequins

Courtney Lawes will make his 150th Saints appearance against Harlequins on Friday night after being named in the side for the first time since December.

INSPIRATION - Sam Dickinson (right) has heaped praise on his Saints team-mate Calum Clark (left)

Dickinson praises ‘relentless’ Saints team-mate Clark

Sam Dickinson has hailed ‘relentless’ Calum Clark for refusing to sulk about being released by England.

EYES ON THE PRIZE - Saints and England's Dylan Hartley

Hartley: It’s time England ended Six Nations title wait

Dylan Hartley admits it is time England ended their wait for a Six Nations title.

Kahn Fotuali'i (right) believes Saints team-matee Lee Dickson (left) should be involed with England in the Six Nations

Fotuali’i backing Saints team-mate Dickson to regain England place

Kahn Fotuali’i can’t understand why Lee Dickson has been omitted by England during the Six Nations.

BACK AGAIN - Calum Clark has returned to Saints ahead of Friday's clash with Harlequins (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

England quartet sent back for Saints’ clash with Harlequins

Tom Wood and Courtney Lawes could play a part in Saints’ clash with Harlequins on Friday night after being released by England.

RARING TO GO - George North starts for Wales in Paris on Saturday

Saints star North returns for France clash

Saints star George North will start for Wales against France on Saturday.

STAR PERFORMER - Jamie Elliott was outstanding for Saints in their win at Bath on Saturday (Picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Boss Mallinder’s praise for Saints’ Academy graduates

Jim Mallinder has hailed Saints’ Academy graduates for starring during the Six Nations.

HIGH HOPES - Jim Mallinder believes Tom Kessell will be a success in the Premiership (picture: Linda Dawson)

Saints snap up scrum-half Kessell

Saints have announced the signing of scrum-half Tom Kessell.

DEMANDING MORE - Saints director of rugby Jim Mallinder

Mallinder wants table-topping Saints to step things up against Harlequins

Jim Mallinder has urged Saints not to let their hard work go to waste when they face Harlequins on Friday night.

CLEAN PAIR OF HEELS - Jamie Elliott makes a break in Saturday's win over Bath (Picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Elliott delighted as Saints show strength to see off Bath

Jamie Elliott was delighted to see Saints show what they are capable of in Saturday’s superb win at Bath.

TRY GUY - Mike Haywood goes over for his score against Bath (Pictures: Kirsty Edmonds)

Bath 13 Northampton Saints 21 - Tom Vickers’ view and player ratings

A week that started with disappointment for the Saints Academy ended with a ringing endorsement of the work done by everyone involved with it.

ON THE CHARGE - Lee Dickson on the attack for Saints at Bath (Picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Bath boss Ford admits Saints ‘will take some catching’

Bath boss Mike Ford admits Saints will ‘take some catching’ in the bid to claim the Aviva Premiership’s top spot.

Mike Haywood is all smiles after scoring Saints' second try at Bath (pictures: Kirsty Edmonds)

Mallinder revels in ‘great win’ over Bath

Jim Mallinder says Saints’ superb 21-13 win at Bath was one of their best of the season so far.

James Wilson scores a try in the corner during Saints' Premiership clash at Bath (pictures: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints show steel as they go nine points clear

Saints bounced back brilliantly to beat Bath 21-13 and stretch their lead at the top of the Aviva Premiership table.

Christian Day

Day determined to ensure rivals Bath don’t make fools of Saints

Christian Day says the Saints players are determined not to be made a fool of by high-flying Bath on Saturday.

GOING FOR THE DOUBLE? - Saints are aiming to finish top of the league, and then go on an win the play-off grand final

Tom Vickers’ Bath v Northampton Saints preview

Fixture: Bath v Northampton Saints (Aviva Premiership - round 15)

IN CHARGE - Lee Dickson captains Saints at Bath

Dickson named skipper as Saints make three changes for Bath trip

Lee Dickson will skipper Saints in their top-of-the-table tussle at Bath on Saturday.

AND HE'S OFF - Salesi Ma'afu is yellow carded in last Friday's win over London Irish (Picture: Sharon Lucey)

West in warning to Saints squad over poor disciplinary record

Forwards coach Dorian West has warned Saints that success will elude them if they fail to improve their disciplinary record.


North fit to face France, but won’t play for Saints at Bath, says Wales coach Howley

Attack coach Rob Howley has made it clear that George North will not be returning to Saints for Saturday’s game at Bath.

Christian Day is a fan of new Saints signing Michael Paterson

Day believes Paterson is perfect signing for Saints

Christian Day believes new recruit Michael Paterson will be the perfect man to help fill the void left by Samu Manoa at Saints this summer.

YELLOW PERIL - Salesi Ma'afu was shown a yellow card for holding the leg of Tom Court (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Saints prop Ma’afu hit with two-week ban

Saints prop Salesi Ma’afu has been hit with a two-week ban for striking London Irish player Tom Court in last Friday’s game at Franklin’s Gardens.

FULLY RECOVERED - Alex Corbisiero is fit and available for Saints this weekend

Corbisiero and Denman declared fit to bolster Saints squad ahead of Bath trip

Forwards coach Dorian West says Saints props Alex Corbisiero and Gareth Denman will be available for Saturday’s trip to Bath.

MISSING OUT - George North is unlikely to face Bath this weekend

North set to miss Saints’ game at Bath

George North is ‘unlikely’ to play for Saints at Bath on Saturday, according to forwards coach Dorian West.

Saints director of rugby Jim Mallinder

Saints strengthen squad with signing of Sale lock Paterson

Saints have further strengthened their squad for next season by signing Sale Sharks lock Michael Paterson.

STAYING IN CAMP - Luther Burrell

Hartley and Burrell to miss Saints’ clash with Bath

Saints will be without Dylan Hartley and Luther Burrell for Saturday’s Aviva Premiership trip to Bath with the duo among 17 players to be retained by England.

STAYING ON - Jon Fisher (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Harrison and Fisher sign new deals at Saints

Saints have handed contract extensions to Teimana Harrison and Jon Fisher.

FIGHTING BACK TO FITNESS - Tom Wood and Courtney Lawes (picture: Linda Dawson)

Saints stars Wood and Lawes likely to return for club before country

Jim Mallinder believes Tom Wood and Courtney Lawes may be asked to prove their fitness for Saints before returning to England action.

URGING IMPROVEMENT - Jim Mallinder (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Mallinder wants ‘massive’ improvement from Saints

Jim Mallinder wants a ‘massive’ improvement from Saints at Bath on Saturday.

TOUGH BATTLE - Alex Waller (left) looks on as Sam Dickinson scores his try for Saints in Friday's win over London Irish (Picture: Sharon Lucey)

Waller insists Saints will get it right for Bath showdown

Alex Waller has stressed Saints will iron out their issues in the build-up to Saturday’s huge battle at Bath.

TAKING THE POSITIVES - George Pisi (Sharon Lucey)

Pisi: Saints not proud of London Irish performance

George Pisi says Saints were not proud of their performance against London Irish on Friday night.

SCRAPPY SUCCESS - Saints edged to victory against London Irish (pictures: Sharon Lucey)

Northampton Saints 15 London Irish 9: Tom Vickers’ review and player ratings

Footage from this game most definitely will not be put on DVD and sold in the Saints club shop.

CRUCIAL MOMENT - Sam Dickinson goes over for his try in Saints' win over London Irish (Pictures: Sharon Lucey)

Mallinder admits Saints were lucky to beat Irish

Jim Mallinder admitted Saints were lucky to beat London Irish after some ‘terrible’ accuracy almost cost them dear.

OFFLOAD - George Pisi gets his pass away under pressure in the clash with London Irish (Picutres: Sharon Lucey)

Sloppy Saints hang on for win against Irish

A Friday the 13th handling horror show couldn’t stop Saints recording a 15-9 Aviva Premiership victory against London Irish at Franklin’s Gardens.

Saints centre Tom Stephenson

Stephenson: Stand-in players desperate to make sure Saints stay top dogs

Tom Stephenson says Saints stand-in stars are desperate to ensure the club stay at the Aviva Premiership summit.

BACK SOON? - George North could return for Saints at Bath

Wales star North could be back for Saints’ battle with Bath

Jim Mallinder says Wales’ decision to omit George North from Sunday’s Six Nations game against Scotland is ‘an interesting one’.

CUP WIN - Saints beat Wasps last Saturday to make the LV= Cup final four, but they will have to travel to Saracens in the semi-finals (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Tom Vickers’ Northampton Saints v London Irish preview

Fixture: Northampton Saints v London Irish (Aviva Premiership - round 14)

IN FROM THE OFF - Dylan Hartley and Luther Burrell start for England (picture: Linda Dawson)

Saints duo Hartley and Burrell stay in England side for Italy clash

Saints stars Dylan Hartley and Luther Burrell have been named in England’s starting 15 for Saturday’s Six Nations clash with Italy at Twickenham.

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