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Fit-again Stephenson knows it is time to step up at Saints

Tom Stephenson had to wait a year before he could return to the Franklin’s Gardens turf in a 15-a-side game - and in the end it didn’t disappoint.

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Dylan Hartley will skipper Saints this season (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints start Champions Cup campaign with Saracens clash

Saints will begin this season's Champions Cup campaign with a home game against holders Saracens.
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Sam Warburton

Warburton in to boost Steelmen

Corby Town have Sam Warburton from King’s Lynn.

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Kettering Town boss Marcus Law. Picture by Peter Short

Poppies and Diamonds must both travel in the cup

The first round qualifying draw of the FA Cup has brought away days for Kettering Town and AFC Rushden & Diamonds.
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Piers Francis wants to play at 10 for Saints (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Francis sets his sights on the Saints 10 shirt

Piers Francis has stressed he has moved to Saints to secure the No.10 shirt.
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Corby Town boss David Bell was disappointed as his team were dumped out of the FA Cup at Dereham Town

Steelmen have 'work to do' after another early cup exit

David Bell admitted Corby Town have “some work to do” after they suffered more misery in the Emirates FA Cup.

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Brett Solkhon heads home Kettering Town's opening goal in the 3-0 win over Basingstoke Town at Latimer Park. Pictures by Peter Short

Perfect Poppies' professional job pleases boss Law

Marcus Law was delighted with a “professional job” as Kettering Town maintained their perfect start to the Evo-Stik South League Premier season with a 3-0 victory over Basingstoke Town at Latimer Park.

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AFC Rushden & Diamonds manager Andy Peaks

Peaks happy to see Diamonds cruise through

Andy Peaks was delighted to see AFC Rushden & Diamonds ease their way into tomorrow’s (Monday) Emirates FA Cup first qualifying round draw.
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Rothwell Corinthians joint-manager Shaun Sparrow saw his team pick up their first win of the season

Corinthians get off the mark

Rothwell Corinthians picked up their first win of the ChromaSport United Counties League Premier Division season with a 2-0 success at St Andrews.

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Basingstoke Town goalkeeper Colm McAdden is beaten by Rene Howe's superb chip as the striker put Kettering Town 2-0 up with his 50th goal for the club. Pictures by Peter Short

VERDICT - 50 up for Howe as Poppies stay perfect

One week down and it has been a very good one if you happen to support Kettering Town.

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Justin Edinburgh (left) saw his side suffer a heavy defeat at The Valley (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Boss Edinburgh 'bitterly disappointed' after Cobblers are beaten at Charlton

Cobblers boss Justin Edinburgh accepts he and his players 'must take responsibility' after their stuttering start to the season reached new depths with a 4-1 defeat at Charlton Athletic on Saturday.

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AFC Rushden & Diamonds went through but Corby Town and Desborough Town were both dumped out of the FA Cup

FA CUP - Diamonds ease through but Steelmen and Ar Tarn go out

AFC Rushden & Diamonds eased into Monday’s Emirates FA Cup first qualifying round draw as their return to the Dog & Duck resulted in a 4-0 success over Wellingborough Town.

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Ahsee Tuala is back with Saints after representing Samoa during the summer (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Tuala so happy to mark Saints return with try against Glasgow

Ahsee Tuala was a happy man after marking his return to Saints action with a try on Saturday afternoon.

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Jim Mallinder saw his side win for the third time in as many pre-season matches (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Last-gasp Collins score helps Saints beat Glasgow in Stirling

Late tries from Alex Mitchell and Tom Collins helped Saints make it three wins from three in pre-season as they edged out Glasgow Warriors 19-14 in Stirling.

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BREAKING: Britain's top athletes announced for #teamparkrun events UK wide from 9am today - August 19

On you marks, gets set....for YOUR chance to join National Lottery-funded athletes including Olympic and Paralympic stars just revealed for the #teamparkrun 5k events UK wide today - Saturday,- August 19.
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The match against Durham was abandoned at the County Ground on Friday night as the Steelbacks' T20 campaign ended in disappointing fashion (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Ripley rues Steelbacks' failure to make quarter-finals

David Ripley was left to reflect on the failure to convert a good group position as the Steelbacks bowed out of the NatWest T20 Blast.

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Paul Malone has returned for a fourth spell at Corby Town

Malone feeling good for his return to Corby

Paul Malone says he “feels good” after he became a Corby Town player once again this week.

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Matt Grimes has moved to the Cobblers on loan from Swansea City (picture: Pete Norton)

Cobblers loan move is 'perfect' for Swansea City midfielder Grimes

Matt Grimes believes his season-long loan at Cobblers will prove to be 'the perfect move' for him.

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Dylan Hartley is set for his first appearance of pre-season (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Skipper Hartley set for first pre-season appearance as Saints face Glasgow

Dylan Hartley is set to make his first pre-season appearance of 2017 after the Saints skipper was named on the bench for Saturday's clash with Glasgow Warriors in Stirling (kick-off 2pm).

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Graeme White has signed a new two-year deal at Northants (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

White signs new contract at Northants

Graeme White has signed a contract extension at Northants, keeping him at the club until the end of the 2019 season.

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