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ON TOUR WITH THE LIONS: Phil Pask’s New Zealand diary

This is the fourth in a series of weekly columns from former Saints player Phil Pask, who is a physio and part of the medical team on tour with the British & Irish Lions in New Zealand... the Lions tour continues and really starts in earnest on Saturday morning when they play the first Test against the All Blacks (ko 8.35am)

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Seekkuge Prasanna could miss the start of the Steelbacks' T20 campaign (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Sri Lanka star may miss start of Northants’ T20 title defence

Seekkuge Prasanna could miss the start of Northants’ NatWest T20 Blast campaign.

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Api Ratuniyarawa has made a bit impression since joining Saints (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints have reasons to be Api with their lock stock

There was a time when Saints weren’t that well stocked in the lock department.

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Oundle opener Hanno Kotze is caught behind by Sam Malton off the bowling of Ben Parker as Rushton claimed a nine-wicket success at Milton Road to take over at the top of the NCL Premier Division. Picture by David Lowndes

Rothwell are already on course for a swift return

The season may not even be at the halfway point yet but Rothwell and Kislingbury could be forgiven that the job is already more than half done in Division Three of the Hevey Building Supplies Northants Cricket Leagye.

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Corby Town fans John Griffin and Joe Lloyd were among the first to snap up tickets for the #NonLeagueChallenge match next month. Picture by David Tilley

Tickets being snapped up for Corby's date with the legends

Football fans can now get their hands on tickets for Corby Town’s big day against a team of Premier League legends next month.
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Ben Milnes has joined Kettering Town having been named the player of the year at Corby Town last season

Move to Poppies was the 'right choice' for Milnes

Ben Milnes believes joining Kettering Town was the “right choice” for him.

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Action from Tresham Football Academys 10-0 win over Sheffield College at St Georges Park

Tresham are big winners at St George's Park

Tresham Football Academy’s first team produced their best performance on the grandest stage after they were invited to play at the home of England’s 24 national teams - St George’s Park in Staffordshire.

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Corby Swimming Clubs competitors at the Regional Championships pose for the camera. From left, standing: Sophy Kendall, Beatriz Cunha, Lara Sinclair-Banks, Louis Mitchell, Caleb OBrien, Katy Wilson, Libby Evans, Charlotte Preston, Keeley-Rose Richards, Charlotte Lund. Sitting: Archie Evans, Lucy Kendall, Harry Kendall, David Gillespie

Corby swimmers star at the Regionals

Fourteen swimmers from Corby Swimming Club qualified to compete at this year’s prestigious Regional Championships and they produced some amazing swims.

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George North will play no part in the first Test in New Zealand (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Saints duo snubbed for Lions' first Test

Saints will have no representatives in the Lions squad for the first Test against New Zealand.

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Michael Richens signed for Kettering Town this week

Law happy as Poppies make first moves of the summer

Marcus Law was a happy man after Kettering Town completed their first pieces of business of the summer.

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Sam Dickinson left Saints at the conclusion of last season (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Former Saints stars have struggled to find suitable clubs

When players exit Saints, you automatically presume they will have another club lined up.

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Josh Cobb hit 52 in the Steelbacks' first win against Worcestershire's second team (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Ripley happy to see Steelbacks warm up for T20 with two wins

David Ripley was pleased with Northants' T20 work-out against Worcestershire IIs at the County Ground on Monday.

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Courtney Lawes has been in fantastic form

Saints star Lawes loving his Lions experience

Courtney Lawes expressed his delight after making a winning return to the British & Irish Lions team on Tuesday.

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Ben Milnes has swapped Steel Park for Latimer Park

Former Steelman Milnes becomes a Poppy

Kettering Town have signed former Corby Town midfielder Ben Milnes.

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Chris Waddle will be one of the Premier League legends who will be at Steel Park next month

Tickets to go on sale for Steelmen's clash with Premier League legends

Tickets for Corby Town’s big day against a team of Premier League legends will go on sale tomorrow (Tuesday) night.
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Dylan Hartley led England to another series win (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints star Hartley delighted with England's efforts in Argentina

Saints star Dylan Hartley says he will enjoy his summer holiday all the more for having ended the season by leading England to a 2-0 series victory on their tour of Argentina.

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Sam Dickinson skippered the Wanderers to Aviva A League glory in his final appearance in green, black and gold

Saints farewell interview: Sam Dickinson

Persistence is key in the pursuit of success.

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ON THE MEND - Saints and Lions forward Courtney Lawes

ON TOUR WITH THE LIONS: Phil Pask’s New Zealand diary

This is the third in a series of weekly columns from former Saints player Phil Pask, who is a physio and part of the medical team on tour with the British & Irish Lions in New Zealand... the Lions tour continues on Saturday morning when they play Maori All Blacks at the Rotorua International Stadium (ko 8.35am)

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Ben Foden scored to help Saints defeat Stade Franais in the Champions Cup play-off final (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Foden sets sights on elusive European silverware at Saints

Ben Foden is desperate to deliver the one club trophy that has eluded him at Saints next season.

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Saints star Dylan Hartley has been captaining England in Argentina (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

International players provide summer cheer for Saints supporters

It may still only be mid-June, but the sights of Saints supporters will already be sharpening on next season.

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