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Mallinder thanks 'magnificent' Saints supporters after stirring comeback against Stade

Jim Mallinder thanked the Saints supporters for providing the inspiration his side needed to earn a dramatic victory against Stade Français on Friday night.

Ben Foden scored for Saints (pictures: Sharon Lucey)

Saints stage stunning fightback to see off Stade and claim Champions Cup spot

Saints produced an incredible comeback as they beat Stade Francais 23-22 to secure Champions Cup rugby for next season.

Saints celebrate a wicket in their defeat to Old Northamptonians (Pictures: Dave Ikin)

NCL RESULTS SPECIAL: Horton’s unbeaten start ended as they are downed by Dawborn

Horton House’s unbeaten start to the season came to an abrupt halt as they were crushed by six wickets by Hevey Building Supplies Northants Cricket League premier division leaders Peterborough.

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AFC Rushden & Diamonds boss Andy Peaks is looking forward to a return to the Southern League

Peaks looking forward to Diamonds’ southern return

Andy Peaks is looking forward to a return to the Evo-Stik Southern League for AFC Rushden & Diamonds next season.

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Irthlingborough celebrate a wicket during their eight-wicket success over St Crispin & Ryelands in Division Two last weekend. Pictures by Alison Bagley

A fine start but Kettering won’t look to promotion just yet

Four wins in a row have left Kettering sitting in a very healthy second place in the early standings of the Northants Cricket League’s Division Two table.

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Former King's Lynn Town midfielder Lee Stevenson has signed for Corby Town

Stevenson signs for Steelmen while trio agree new deals

Lee Stevenson has been confirmed as Corby Town’s first summer signing.

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Louis Picamoles will look to push Saints past Stade this evening (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints seeking vital victory against Stade

Jim Mallinder insists beating Stade Français tonight would not define Saints' season.
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Nic Groom's score proved to be the winner as Saints beat Connacht last Saturday (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Tom Vickers' Northampton Saints v Stade Français preview

Fixture: Northampton Saints v Stade Français (Champions Cup play-off final)

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Tom Wood (left) is back to skipper Saints against Stade (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Wood returns to skipper Saints against Stade

Captain Tom Wood returns to the Saints starting 15 for Friday's crucial clash with Stade Français at Franklin's Gardens (kick-off 7.45pm).

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Josh Cobb is set to miss Northants' clash with Worcestershire (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Northants boss Ripley expects another exciting Worcestershire encounter

Northants head coach David Ripley is expecting another exciting encounter when Worcestershire come to the County Ground on Friday.

Higham Ferrers Kevin Kent will head the entry list of Funny Cars at Santa Pod this weekend

Local and international stars will be out in force at Santa Pod

Local drag racing stars and international female racing royalty will be the focus of attention as the European season begins at Santa Pod Raceway’s The Main Event over the bank holiday weekend.

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Kevin Ward has joined Corby Town as first-team coach

Boss Bells hopes to make moves as coach Ward joins Corby

David Bell has been stepping up his work in the transfer market this week as he looks to rebuild at Corby Town.

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Saints supporters are being advised that there will be increased security measures on Friday night (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints announce increased security measures for Stade Français clash

Saints have announced that there will be increased security measures at Friday’s Champions Cup qualification play-off against Stade Français (kick-off 7.45pm).

Nafi Tuitavake is ready to take on Stade Franais (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Settled Tuitavake eager to end first Saints season in style

Nafi Tuitavake may not know too much about Stade Français specifically, but he does understand how French teams operate.

Courtney Lawes has been in fine form this season (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Mallinder salutes Saints lock Lawes

Jim Mallinder has hailed the all-round excellence of Courtney Lawes during the current campaign.

STAYING PUT - Richard Levi has signed a two-year contract extension with Northants

Batsman Richard Levi signs new two-year deal to stay at Northants

South African ace Richard Levi has signed a new two-year deal at Northants.

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Paul Hill has a neck injury

Saints prop Hill to miss England tour due to injury

Saints prop Paul Hill has been ruled out of England’s summer tour of Argentina due to an ongoing neck injury.

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Christian Day made his 207th Saints appearance in the win against Connacht last Saturday

Day reflects on special Saints stay ahead of testimonial year

The 2013/14 season was one of the finest in Saints’ history.

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Muhammad Azharullah claimed a couple of wickets for the County (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Steelbacks fall just short as South Africa edge to victory

Tom Sole’s brave half-century wasn't enough for Northants as they were narrowly beaten by South Africa at the County Ground.

Saints celebrated a gritty success against Connacht on Saturday (pictures: Kirsty Edmonds)

Northampton Saints 21 Connacht 15: Tom Vickers' review and player ratings

Several trends continued for Saints against Connacht on Saturday - but they managed to buck a bad one.
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