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Saints issue North statement

Saints last night issued a statement stressing that ‘player safety is the club’s primary concern’ following an incident involving George North at Welford Road.

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George North appeared to be knocked unconscious during the first half

Tigers rub salt in Saints’ wounds at Welford Road

Saints’ gut-wrenching winless run at Welford Road continued as Leicester Tigers secured a 19-11 Aviva Premiership victory.
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SATURDAY SPORT – Steelmen suffer disastrous defeat but Diamonds and Poppies are victorious

Corby Town’s season took a turn for the worse as they were thrashed 5-1 at fellow strugglers Sutton Coldfield Town in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Premier Division.

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Jim Mallinder is rallying his troops (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Saints must play on the edge at Tigers, says Mallinder

Jim Mallinder says his Saints players must continue to ‘play on the edge’ at Welford Road this weekend.

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George North scored at Welford Road last season (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Tom Vickers’ Leicester Tigers v Northampton Saints preview

Fixture: Leicester Tigers v Northampton Saints

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JJ Hanrahan starts at Welford Road (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Hanrahan starts at centre for Saints at Tigers

JJ Hanrahan will start at inside centre for Saints in their big east midlands battle at Leicester Tigers on Saturday (kick-off 5pm).

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Merdi Maki, pictured during a spell with Banbury United, has signed for AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Double signing for Diamonds

AFC Rushden & Diamonds have completed two new signings ahead of this weekend’s trip to Gresley FC.

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Gary Mills' Corby Town face a huge game this weekend at fellow strugglers Sutton Coldfield Town

Steelmen need a big reaction in crucial encounter

Corby Town face their biggest match of the season so far when they head to Sutton Coldfield Town tomorrow (Saturday).

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Marcus Law is staying cautious ahead of Kettering Town's clash with rock-bottom Cinderford Town at Latimer Park

Law wary of strugglers as Poppies aim for more home joy

Marcus Law knows Kettering Town can’t afford to take rock-bottom Cinderford Town lightly at Latimer Park tomorrow (Saturday).

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Chris Bradshaw wants a positive reaction from his Desborough Town team tomorrow

Bradshaw wants the right reaction from Desborough

Chris Bradshaw is hoping his Desborough Town players will produce the perfect reaction when they head to Peterborough Northern Star tomorrow (Saturday).

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Steve Sargent's Irchester United have had a fine week with back-to-back victories

Lankies hoping to derail the high-flying Flourmen

Rushden & Higham United will try to derail local rivals Whitworth’s push at the top of ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Division One on tomorrow (Saturday).

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Paul Hill is relishing the chance to shine at Welford Road (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Saints prop Hill ready to make his mark at Welford Road

This weekend, Paul Hill returns to the scene of one of the greatest tries never scored.

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Andy Peaks is seeking an improvement from AFC Rushden & Diamonds when they head to Gresley

Room for improvement as Diamonds hit the road

Andy Peaks is hoping for an improvement from AFC Rushden & Diamonds when they head to Gresley this weekend.

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Broken foot can’t prevent Sam from maintaining his unbeaten record

Sam Wilson produced a heroic effort to maintain his unbeaten record in Division Two of the Kettering & District Table Tennis League as he played in a wheelchair after suffering a broken foot.

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Gary Mills insists he won't accept a lack of effort from his Corby Town players

Lack of effort won’t be tolerated in Corby’s big fight

Corby Town are facing yet another fight against relegation.

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Jack Ashton is facing further time on the sidelines

Diamonds defender Ashton facing further time on sidelines

Jack Ashton is set to remain on the sidelines for “the next few weeks” after suffering a setback in his bid to return from a knee injury.

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Liam Bateman could be back for Kettering Town over the Christmas period as he recovers from a hamstring injury

Bateman’s return could be a Christmas present for Poppies

Marcus Law is hoping full-back Liam Bateman will be ready to return for Kettering Town at some stage over the Christmas period.

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Westfield’s perfect record is ended by a draw

Table-toppers Westfield A paid the price for fielding a weakened side as they lost their 100 per cent record in Division One of the Wellingborough & District Table Tennis League.

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Michael Paterson has enjoyed the return of Saints' international stars (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Return of international stars has put a spring in Saints’ step

Michael Paterson says the return of some star names has put a spring in the step at Saints.

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Alan Dickens (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Failure to send off Falcons lock Green was a ‘joke’, says Saints coach Dickens

Assistant coach Alan Dickens has hit out at the officiating in Saints’ defeat to Newcastle Falcons last Friday.

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