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No glory for Saints trio as England lose final against France

Saints fly-half James Grayson came off the bench to kick a couple of conversions but it was to be disappointment for England Under-20s in the final of the World Rugby U20 Championship.

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Jim Mallinder has joined England Rugby as a pathway performance coach (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Former Saints boss Mallinder secures new job

Jim Mallinder's first job since leaving Saints will come with England Rugby as he joins the Rugby Football Union as a pathway performance coach.

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Saints centre Piers Francis will not be involved for England this weekend (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

No place for Saints centre Francis as England name team for second Test

There is no place in England's second Test 23 for Saints centre Piers Francis.

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Saints supporters will get to see the next generation of players in action as the Premiership Rugby 7s series returns to Franklin's Gardens in July

Saints to face champions in Premiership Rugby 7s at Franklin's Gardens

Saints will take on Gloucester and champions Wasps when the Premiership Rugby 7s returns to Franklin's Gardens next month.

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Phil Dowson returned to Saints as transition coach last summer but was quickly promoted (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Dowson reflects on difficult first season as a Saints coach

Replacing a colleague in a role can be tough, but it is even more difficult when the man whose job you are taking is not only a friend but was an usher at your wedding.

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Saints centre Fraser Dingwall impressed for England against South Africa (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Dickson leads the praise as Saints centre Dingwall shines in England's semi-final success

Former Saints scrum-half Lee Dickson led the praise for Fraser Dingwall after the centre starred in England Under-20s' semi-final success against South Africa on Tuesday evening.
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Kieran Brookes has signed for Wasps (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Brookes thanks Saints after signing for Wasps

Kieran Brookes has expressed his gratitude to Saints after being confirmed as a Wasps player.

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Tom Wood is upbeat after Saints returned to pre-season training this week (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Wood encouraged as new era starts at Saints

Tom Wood says he is encouraged by what he has seen after Saints returned to training on Monday.

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Australian wing Andrew Kellaway has signed for Saints

Saints sign record-breaking Waratahs wing Kellaway

Saints have signed hot prospect Andrew Kellaway from Super Rugby side the Waratahs.

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Saints supporters will be watching Challenge Cup rugby at Franklin's Gardens next season (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints could be top seeds in Challenge Cup

Saints could be among the top seeds in this season's Challenge Cup.
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Api Ratuniyarawa is now an important player for Saints (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Fiji lock Ratuniyarawa ready to hit the ground running at Saints

Api Ratuniyarawa is eager to continue proving himself during the Pacific Nations Cup as he looks to hit the ground running at Saints next season.

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Chris Boyd will be the boss at Saints next season (picture: Steve Haag)

Date set for Saints' Premiership fixtures announcement

Saints will find out their fixtures for the new Gallagher Premiership Rugby season on Friday, July 6.

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Saints fly-half James Grayson has been a key figure for England Under-20s (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Saints duo help England Under-20s to beat Scotland and secure semi-final spot

Saints duo Ehren Painter and James Grayson started for England Under-20s as they beat Scotland to set up a World Rugby U20 Championship semi-final against South Africa.
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Piers Francis will be on the England bench this weekend (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints centre Francis on England bench for first Test

Piers Francis has been named among the replacements for England's first Test against South Africa in Johannesburg on Saturday.
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Dan Biggar is joining Saints this summer (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Wales boss Gatland warns Biggar after Saints switch

Wales boss Warren Gatland has warned Dan Biggar that his switch to Saints has put his international starting spot 'in some jeopardy'.

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Juan Pablo Estelles left Saints at the conclusion of last season (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints farewell interview: Juan Pablo Estelles

Unfortunately for Juan Pablo Estelles, the only fans who really got to see his skills in a Saints shirt were those who turned out to watch the Wanderers on Monday nights.
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Saints have signed scrum-half Charlie Davies

Saints sign former Wasps and Dragons scrum-half Davies

Saints have bolstered their ranks at scrum-half by snapping up former Wasps and Dragons player Charlie Davies.

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Nic Groom left Saints in April (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Scrum-half Groom learned so much from time at Saints

Nic Groom says it was 'really awesome' to play for Saints - and the scrum-half feels he learned a lot during his stay in England.

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Dylan Hartley's most recent game for Saints was at Saracens on January (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints skipper Hartley on the road to recovery

Dylan Hartley says he is 'feeling a lot better' and 'can't wait' to be back in action next season.

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Saints beat Clermont Auvergne in last season's Champions Cup clash at Franklin's Gardens (picture: Dave Ikin)

Saints discover potential Challenge Cup opponents

Clermont Auvergne and Stade Français are among the potential opponents for Saints in next season's Challenge Cup.

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