Dylan Hartley will definitely miss England’s Rugby World Cup opener against Fiji after being hit with a four-week ban for headbutting Saracens hooker Jamie George.
Dylan Hartley was left with a ‘hollow feeling’ after a season of hard work went to waste for Saints on Saturday.
Tom Wood felt Saints ‘committed suicide’ in their Aviva Premiership play-off semi-final defeat to Saracens.
Gareth Denman is one of four Saints players named in the England squad for Sunday’s clash with the Barbarians at Twickenham.
This time, Saints were to win the battle but not the war.
Saints director of rugby Jim Mallinder refused to blame a hat-trick of injury blows for his team’s defeat to Saracens.
A strong Saracens performance shattered Saints’ hopes of back-to-back titles as Jim Mallinder’s men were beaten 29-24 in the Aviva Premiership play-off semi-final.
Dorian West has played down the pressure on Saints ahead of today’s Aviva Premiership play-off semi-final.
Tom Wood says the dramatic finale to last season was ‘incredible’ - and the Saints star is desperate to deliver more joy in the next two weeks.
Fixture: Northampton Saints v Saracens (Aviva Premiership play-off semi-final)
Saints have brought back the big guns for Saturday’s Aviva Premiership play-off semi-final against Saracens at Franklin’s Gardens (kick-off 2pm).
Stephen Myler says the experience gained from five successive Aviva Premiership play-off semi-finals will help Saints against Saracens on Saturday.
Tom Wood says he feels for George North, labelling his Saints team-mate’s current situation a ‘nightmare’.
Stephen Myler says he is ‘over the moon’ to have been named in England’s 50-man Rugby World Cup training squad.
Saints were snubbed at Aviva Premiership Rugby’s end-of-season awards dinner on Wednesday night, with not a single player making the team of the year.
Dorian West does not expect Wales star George North to be available for Saints on Saturday.
Saints have eight representatives in England’s 50-man Rugby World Cup training squad.
Calum Clark has added yet another award to his collection after claiming Saints’ player of the month prize for April.
Calum Clark scooped an award double at Saints’ end-of-season dinner on Monday night.
James Craig says Saints team-mate Mike Haywood is an ‘unbelievable’ talent.
Jim Mallinder is predicting another cracker between Saints and Saracens at Franklin’s Gardens on Saturday.
Not bad for a second team, eh?
Richard Cockerill says Leicester’s win against Saints was ‘a bit awkward all round’.
Saracens star Chris Ashton insists the pressure will be on Saints in Saturday’s Aviva Premiership play-off semi-final at Franklin’s Gardens.
Jim Mallinder says there is a ‘possibility’ that George North could be involved in Saints’ Aviva Premiership play-off semi-final against Saracens next Saturday.
Saints boss Jim Mallinder praised his players for pushing Leicester Tigers all the way in the 22-14 defeat at Welford Road.
A much-changed Saints side produced a spirited display at Welford Road, but it wasn’t enough to deny Leicester the win they needed to reach the Aviva Premiership play-offs.
Jim Mallinder admits Leicester have the knack of winning when it matters.
Fixture: Leicester Tigers v Northampton Saints (Aviva Premiership - round 22)
Saints have made a massive 12 changes to their starting line-up for Saturday’s Aviva Premiership derby at Leicester Tigers.
Jamie Elliott wants Saints to end the record that has lingered over them at Welford Road in recent seasons.
Saints director of rugby Jim Mallinder admits he has faced his most difficult team selection of the season ahead of Saturday’s trip to Leicester.
Kahn Fotuali’i has hailed countryman Ahsee Tuala for earning a new Saints contract.
Ahsee Tuala has signed a new contract at Saints, keeping him at the club beyond the current campaign.
Saints have announced the arrival of two promising youngsters to bolster the squad for next season.
Jim Mallinder says it is ‘awesome’ to have topped the Aviva Premiership and already booked a home play-off semi-final.
Saints boss Jim Mallinder has been shortlisted for the Aviva Premiership’s Guinness director of rugby of the season award.
Saints star George North says his recovery from concussion is “looking positive” and has played down Warren Gatland’s worries ahead of the Rugby World Cup.
Luther Burrell says every Saints player is ‘desperate’ to start at Welford Road on Saturday.
Warren Gatland says he would like to see Saints star George North take the rest of the season off.
Ahsee Tuala says he feels ‘blessed’ to have been given an opportunity at Saints.
Saracens pioneered the tag last season - and now it is Saints’ to hold.
Jim Mallinder praised his Saints players for their professionalism after the 46-0 win against London Welsh.
Jim Mallinder has confirmed Saints will be offering Ahsee Tuala a contract extension.
Saints will finish top of the Aviva Premiership for the first time after cruising to a bonus-point 46-0 win against London Welsh.
Alex Waller says Saints are not expecting a massive win against London Welsh at Franklin’s Gardens.
Fixture: Northampton Saints v London Welsh (Aviva Premiership - round 21)
Saints have made three changes to their side for Saturday’s visit of winless London Welsh (kick-off 3.15pm).
Alex King admits Saints couldn’t have asked for a better scenario with just two games of the Aviva Premiership regular season to go.
Samu Manoa may already have been nominated for two awards - but Alex Waller thinks another Saints forward also deserves some recognition.