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Ken Pisi was in action for the Wanderers (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Wanderers beaten by Gloucester as Burns sticks the boot in

Sam Olver kicked two penalties, but the Wanderers were beaten 12-6 by Gloucester at Franklin’s Gardens on Monday night.

Stephen Myler kicked all 15 points as Saints beat Gloucester on Friday night (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints star Myler: We’ve got more improvement in us

Stephen Myler says Saints are excited by the challenge of climbing the Aviva Premiership table.

Dylan Hartley should be the new England captain, according to Sir Ian McGeechan (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

McGeechan: Saints star Hartley must be the new England captain

Sir Ian McGeechan says Saints star Dylan Hartley should take over from Chris Robshaw as England captain.

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Victor Matfield made his first Saints appearance on Friday night (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Matfield making a good impression at Saints

Dorian West says Victor Matfield has ‘fitted in really well’ at Saints.

Victor Matfield made his Saints debut on Friday night (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Northampton Saints 15 Gloucester 3: Tom Vickers’ review and player ratings

Since joining Saints in 2007, forwards coach Dorian West has built a pack capable of competing with the best.

Club captain Lee Dickson oversaw a fine performance from the Saints pack (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Gloucester boss Humphreys gives credit to Saints pack

Gloucester director of rugby David Humphreys gave full credit for Saints as they bullied their way to victory at Franklin’s Gardens on Friday night.

Alex Corbisiero has not played since featuring in this pre-season friendly against Worcester (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints prop Corbisiero closing in on return to action

Alex Corbisiero expects to be back in action for Saints ‘in the next week or two’.

Mike Haywood was named man of the match (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

West hails Haywood after Saints beat Gloucester

Dorian West hailed the ever-reliable Mike Haywood after the hooker was named man of the match in Saints’ win against Gloucester.

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Kahn Fotuali'i was in action for Saints against Gloucester (pictures: Kirsty Edmonds)

Myler boots Saints to victory against Gloucester

Stephen Myler landed five penalties to propel Saints to a 15-3 victory against Gloucester at Franklin’s Gardens on Friday night.

George North scored as Saints claimed a stunning win against Leinster at the Aviva Stadium in December 2013

Saints seek another hot streak as Gloucester game beckons

The last time Saints secured a seismic result in European competition, they proceeded to go the next 12 games unbeaten.

George North scored a 50-minute hat-trick in the league game against Gloucester at Franklin's Gardens last season and he will look to celebrate his new contract with more tries against them on Friday night (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Tom Vickers’ Northampton Saints v Gloucester preview

Fixture: Northampton Saints v Gloucester (Aviva Premiership round five)

STAYING AT SAINTS - Wales winger George North

Saints delight as winger North signs new deal

Winger George North has ended speculation linking him with a move away from Franklin’s Gardens by signing a new deal at Saints.

Victor Matfield

Matfield named on Saints bench for Gloucester clash

Victor Matfield is in line to make his Saints debut at Franklin’s Gardens on Friday night after being named on the bench for the game against Gloucester.

Jamie Gibson has been an instant hit at Saints (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Former Leicester man Gibson thanks Saints fans for helping him settle

Jamie Gibson has praised the ‘knowledgeable’ Saints fans for helping him settle in after his summer move from Leicester Tigers.

Ben Foden has been in fine form this season (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Saints star Foden is ‘back to his best’

Alex King believes Ben Foden is getting back to his best at Saints.

Luther Burrell missed out playing for England in the recent World Cup

Saints star Burrell opens up on England heartache

Luther Burrell still has the exact time and date burned in his memory.

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Jim Mallinder wants Saints to back up their Glasgow success against Gloucester (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Mallinder: Saints must build on Glasgow success

Jim Mallinder has urged Saints to build on their Glasgow success when they host Gloucester on Friday.

Tom Collins scored twice for the Wanderers (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Collins claims a double in Wanderers win

Tom Collins scored twice as the Wanderers started their Aviva ‘A’ League season with a 24-20 win against Newcastle Falcons on Monday night.

Ahsee Tuala

Tuala welcomes ‘massive’ victory for Saints

Ahsee Tuala says Saturday’s superb win at Scotstoun Stadium is ‘massive’ for Saints.

Kieran Brookes

Brookes: Saints players never doubted Warriors could be beaten

Kieran Brookes says the Saints players never doubted that they could win at Glasgow.

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Tom Wood helped Saints scrap to a superb win at Scotstoun Stadium (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Glasgow Warriors 15 Northampton Saints 26: Tom Vickers’ review and player ratings

In the bitter cold of Scotstoun Stadium, Saints produced a performance and a result to warm the hearts of their supporters.

Stephen Myler was in fine form at Scotstoun

Samoans star as Saints stun Glasgow

Saints produced a stunning team display as they claimed a memorable 26-15 win at Scotstoun Stadium on Saturday night.


Jim Mallinder

Mallinder’s delight at another ‘special’ Saints night

Jim Mallinder praised Saints for creating another ‘special’ European night at Scotstoun Stadium on Saturday.

Ben Foden and Calum Clark in action during Saints' game at Glasgow in January 2013

Tom Vickers’ Glasgow Warriors v Northampton Saints preview

Fixture: Glasgow Warriors v Northampton Saints (Champions Cup Pool 3)

Ahsee Tuala is settled at Saints (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Settled Tuala having an Ace time at Saints

Ahsee Tuala arrived at Saints as a bearded figure carrying a few extra pounds.

Niko Matawalu was Glasgow's star man when they beat Saints in 2013, but he has since moved to Bath

Mallinder steels Saints for Glasgow adventure

A lot has happened since Saints last visited Glasgow’s Scotstoun Stadium.

Saints fly-half Stephen Myler was in fine form at Scotstoun

Myler returns as Saints make three changes for Glasgow trip

Saints have made three changes for their Champions Cup trip to Glasgow to take on the Warriors on Saturday (ko 5.15pm).

George Pisi feels he has been guilty of trying too hard this season (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Pisi admits his Saints showings have been below par

Saints star George Pisi admits his performances have not been as good as he would expect so far this season.

Teimana Harrison is ready to shine at Saints (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Saints flanker Harrison ready to make his mark

Teimana Harrison is hopeful this can be the season he stamps his mark on the Saints back row.

Jonah Lomu was a global star

Saints stars pay tribute to New Zealand legend Lomu

Sadness struck the rugby world this week as news of Jonah Lomu’s death filtered through.

Calum Clark is out until the new year (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints suffer big Clark injury blow

Saints have suffered a major injury blow with the news that Calum Clark will be out for ‘a couple of months’ after having shoulder surgery.

Jim Mallinder wants Saints to make the most of players like Luther Burrell (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Mallinder: Saints must not be over-reliant on set piece

Jim Mallinder has warned Saints that they won’t simply be able to rely on a strong set piece to beat Glasgow Warriors on Saturday.

George North is not a target for former club Scarlets, according to Wayne Pivac (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Scarlets insist they are not chasing Saints star North

Scarlets head coach Wayne Pivac insists his club are not chasing Saints star George North.

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JJ Hanrahan made his first Saints start last weekend (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Mallinder happy with Hanrahan’s first Saints start

Jim Mallinder was happy with how JJ Hanrahan fared in his first start at fly-half for Saints.

Alex Waller was impressive in Saints' huge forward effort against Scarlets (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Waller wants Saints to turn on the power in Glasgow

Alex Waller wants the Saints pack to put on another show of strength at Scotstoun Stadium on Saturday.

Alex Waller powered over for a crucial Saints try (pictures: Sharon Lucey)

Northampton Saints 15 Scarlets 11: Tom Vickers’ review and player ratings

The old adage that forwards win matches and backs decide the margin of victory certainly rang true at Franklin’s Gardens on Saturday night.

Saints scapped to victory against Scarlets (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Wood hails Saints’ fighting spirit after Scarlets success

Tom Wood was delighted with the fighting spirit Saints showed in their scrappy win over Scarlets on Saturday night.

George North faced his former club on Saturday night (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Mallinder restates belief that North will stay at Saints

Jim Mallinder has reiterated his belief that George North will stay at Saints beyond this season.

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George North was yellow carded during the first half at Franklin's Gardens, with Luther Burrell's try disallowed in the process (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Mallinder relieved as Saints win ‘arm wrestle’

Jim Mallinder was pleased to see Saints come out on the right side of their ‘arm wrestle’ with Scarlets on Saturday night.

Ken Pisi scored Saints' first try against Scarlets (pictures: Sharon Lucey)

Saints cling on to see off Scarlets

Tries from Ken Pisi and Alex Waller helped Saints secure a nerve-shredding 15-11 Champions Cup win against Scarlets at Franklin’s Gardens on Saturday night.

Michael Paterson is hoping to help Saints secure more memorable wins in Europe (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints new boy Paterson knows what is expected in Europe

Saints’ summer recruits don’t need to go far for an education about big European nights at their new club.

Dorian West has been preparing Saints for a big forward battle with Scarlets (picture: Sharon Lucey)

West readies Saints for breakdown battle with Scarlets

Dorian West says Saints have spoken a lot about the breakdown battle with Scarlets ahead of the Saturday night showdown at Franklin’s Gardens.

Skipper Lee Dickson returns to the Saints starting line-up for the Champions Cup match against Scarlets

Tom Vickers’ Northampton Saints v Scarlets preview

Fixture: Northampton Saints v Scarlets (Champions Cup Pool 3)

FIRST START - JJ Hanrahan replaces Stephen Myler at fly-half for the Champions Cup clash with Scarlets on Saturday

Hanrahan handed first Saints start against Scarlets

JJ Hanrahan will start for Saints for the first time in Saturday’s Champions Cup clash with Scarlets at Franklin’s Gardens (kick-off 7.45pm).

James Craig can't wait to get stuck into Champions Cup action (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints bid to benefit from last season’s European education

James Craig says Saints must beat Scarlets to avoid leaving themselves with a mountain to climb in Champions Cup Pool 3.

George North is confident Saints will get back on track (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

North hoping Champions Cup can be a catalyst for Saints

George North is confident Saints will soon get back to their blistering best.

Kieran Brookes made three appearances for England in the World Cup (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints prop Brookes feels England exit is tough on Lancaster

Kieran Brookes feels bearing the brunt of England’s World Cup failure has been tough on Stuart Lancaster.

Owen Farrell was not punished for pushing Tom Wood in the face (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saracens star Burger hit with ban after Saints clash

Saracens flanker Jacques Burger has been banned for one week after receiving two citing commissioner warnings for acts contrary to good sportsmanship in Saturday’s game against Saints.


Salesi Ma'afu left Saints for Toulon during the summer (picture: Linda Dawson)

Former Saint Ma’afu faces uncertain future at Toulon after assault conviction

Former Saints prop faces an uncertain future at Toulon after being hit with a four-month suspended sentence and fined 1,500 Euros for an altercation in a car park.

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Christian Day says Saints won't hide away after suffering another setback (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Day: Saints won’t hide away after slow start

Christian Day insists the Saints players won’t hide away from their poor start to the season.

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