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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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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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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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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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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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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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Dylan Hartley will skipper England once again (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Future Saint Francis gets first England start as Hartley skippers again in Argentina

Future Saints back Piers Francis will make his first England start on Saturday.

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Courtney Lawes

Saints star Lawes faces concussion tests after injury on Lions tour

Courtney Lawes will be forced to go through concussion protocols after suffering a blow to the head in the British & Irish Lions' defeat to the Highlanders on Tuesday.

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Saints supporters will get to watch three pre-season fixtures as part of their season ticket package (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Saints to play three pre-season fixtures at Franklin's Gardens

Saints have announced that they will play three home pre-season matches in the build-up to the new campaign.

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Lee Dickson won plenty of silverware with Saints

Saints farewell interview: Lee Dickson

In the summer of 2008, Saints were riding on the crest of a wave that was rolling towards England’s top flight.

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Harry Mallinder (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Saints back Mallinder may win first England cap in second Test

England boss Eddie Jones could hand Harry Mallinder his first cap on Saturday after being impressed with the Saints back during training in Argentina.

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Harry Mallinder stepped up for Saints last season

Saints youngster Harry happy to keep learning

”We’d be here all day if we spoke about them,” says Harry Mallinder, smiling as he answers a question about the areas of his game he needs to work on to become a top player.

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Courtney Lawes and Phil Pask pictured at the Maori meeting house in Waitangi

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

This is the second 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 Crusaders in Christchurch (ko 8.35am)

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George North will start for the Lions on Saturday (pictures: Sharon Lucey)

Saints star North ready to make his mark on Lions tour

George North may not have been prolific for Saints during the season just gone - but there is no doubt he has the ability to make a big splash for the Lions this summer.

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Dylan Hartley will skipper England against Argentina (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Hartley and future Saints fly-half Francis set to take on Argentina

Future Saints fly-half Piers Francis is in line to make his England debut against Argentina on Saturday night (kick-off 8.15pm)
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Jim Mallinder is looking forward to seeing Saints test themselves against the best (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints 'excited' about difficult Champions Cup draw

Saints boss Jim Mallinder insists his side won't be fazed by their tough Champions Cup fixtures next season.

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