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Saints face tough selection decisions ahead of Tigers showdown

Dorian West admits the Saints coaches face some tough selection decisions ahead of Saturday’s clash with Leicester Tigers at Franklin’s Gardens.

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Phil Trainer takes the congratulations after scoring one of his goals in Corby Town's 3-2 loss at Marine last night. Picture by David Tilley

Poor defending so costly for the Steelmen

Gary Mills admitted a poor second-half defensive display was Corby Town’s undoing as they were beaten 3-2 at fellow strugglers Marine last night (Tuesday).

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Reubus Richard-Noel is one of six young players who have been registered by Kettering Town for the remainder of the season

Poppies register six youngsters for rest of the season

Kettering Town have added six young players to their first-team squad for the remainder of the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division season.

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Corby Hockey Club to relaunch next week

A Corby sports club will be back up-and-running next week five years after it folded.

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Two goals from Phil Trainer proved to be in vain for Corby Town as they lost 3-2 at fellow strugglers Marine

Steelmen are beaten at fellow strugglers Marine

Corby Town’s survival hopes in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Premier Division suffered a big blow after they went down 3-2 at fellow strugglers Marine.

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Dylan Hartley (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints hooker Hartley backed to stay on as England skipper

Eddie Jones expects Saints hooker Dylan Hartley to continue leading England despite persistent calls for his demotion as captain.

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Gary Mills takes his Corby Town team to Marine for a crucial clash tonight

The stakes are high as Corby head to Marine

Gary Mills insists Corby Town can enjoy the pressure of the occasion as they get ready to take on Marine in a huge clash this evening (Tuesday).

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Jim Mallinder has snapped up Piers Francis

Mallinder delighted as Francis signs on at Saints

Saints boss Jim Mallinder has expressed his delight after securing the signature of talented playmaker Piers Francis.

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JJ Hanrahan is moving to Munster this summer (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints snap up Francis as search for new fly-half ends

Saints’ search for a fly-half is over after the club announced that Piers Francis will arrive at Franklin’s Gardens this summer.

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Saints star Louis Picamoles was in fine form for France (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Saints star Picamoles shortlisted for Six Nations prize

Saints star Louis Picamoles is on the shortlist for the Six Nations player of the championship prize.

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Phil Trainer had this effort ruled out for offside during Corby Town's 3-0 defeat at Barwell on Saturday. Pictures by David Tilley

Squad mentality the key ahead of Steelmen’s crucial clashes

Gary Mills wants to ensure the mentality of his Corby Town squad is in good shape ahead of tomorrow (Tuesday) night’s crucial trip to Marine.

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Nabil Shariff celebrates in front of the fans after scoring AFC Rushden & Diamonds' winner against Leek Town. Picture by Alison Bagley

Peaks wants Diamonds to ‘kick on’ in play-off bid

Andy Peaks has urged his AFC Rushden & Diamonds players to “kick on” as they bid to secure a play-off place in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Division One South.

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Jack O'Connor in action for Kettering Town during Saturday's 3-3 draw at Frome Town. Picture by Peter Short

Law pleased with progression of Poppies youngster O’Connor

Marcus Law is pleased to see the progression youngster Jack O’Connor has made following his step up to the first team at Kettering Town.

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Gary Mills believes Corby Town are heading into one of the most important weeks in the club's history

No time to dwell as Steelmen head into a huge week

Gary Mills insists Corby Town have no time to dwell on their 3-0 defeat at Barwell as they face up to what he believes is one of most important weeks in the club’s history.

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The AFC Rushden & Diamonds players celebrate Nabil Shariff's winning goal in their 2-1 win over Leek Town. Pictures by Alison Bagley

Diamonds get what they want in the play-off push

Andy Peaks says AFC Rushden & Diamonds got just what they wanted as they enhanced their play-off hopes with a crucial 2-1 victory over fellow contenders Leek Town.

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Poppies boss Marcus Law shakes hands with Liam Bateman following the 3-3 draw at Frome Town. Pictures by Peter Short

Law knows Poppies’ ‘defensive frailties’ must be resolved

Marcus Law insists resolving Kettering Town’s “defensive frailties” is one of his top priorities as the attention turns towards next season.

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Action from Whitworth's 2-1 victory over Lutterworth Athletic. Pictures by Alison Bagley

Flourmen close in on the promotion places

Whitworth moved to within three points of the promotion places in Division One of the ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League after a 2-1 victory over Lutterworth Athletic at London Road.

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Nabil Shariff fires home AFC Rushden & Diamonds' winner in their 2-1 success over Leek Town at the Dog & Duck. Pictures by Alison Bagley

VERDICT – Shariff strikes to secure a priceless win for Diamonds

Nabil Shariff was the late hero as AFC Rushden & Diamonds bloodied the nose of one of the big rivals in the battle for top-five supremacy in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Division One South.

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SATURDAY SPORT – Shariff wins it for Diamonds, Steelmen are beaten and Poppies draw

Nabil Shariff was the late hero as AFC Rushden & Diamonds as they took a giant step towards the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Division One South play-offs with a 2-1 victory over fellow contenders Leek Town at the Dog & Duck.

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Courtney Lawes has been in fine form for England

Saints star Lawes relishing another tough test as England face Ireland

England have already showed that they can go into the backyard of a big team and do the business.

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