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Wasps clash 'absolutely critical' for Saints

Jim Mallinder says Saturday's clash with Wasps is 'absolutely critical' for Saints.

Stade Marcelin Michelin provided the setting for Saturday's game

Clermont Auvergne 24 Northampton Saints 7: Tom Vickers' review and player ratings

Saints may only have registered two more points than the last time they visited Stade Marcel Michelin, but their performance levels were polar opposites..

Dylan Hartley felt he'd scored for Saints but was later sin binned (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Saints show character in defeat at Clermont

Saints were punished for failing to turn possession into points as they suffered a 24-7 defeat to Clermont Auvergne at a typically raucous Stade Marcel Michelin.

The Saints supporters will expect a response from their side in France on Saturday (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Clermont Auvergne v Northampton Saints: Tom Vickers' match preview

Fixture: Clermont Auvergne v Northampton Saints

Courtney Lawes makes his 200th appearance for Saints this weekend

200-up for Lawes, while Wood returns from injury

Courtney Lawes will make his 200th Saints appearance when he starts in Saturday’s Champions Cup clash with Clermont Auvergne (3.15pm kick-off).

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Saints will face Clermont at Stade Marcel Michelin this afternoon (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints set for 'biggest challenge of them all' at Clermont

If there was a list of European rugby’s most inimidating stadia, the Stade Marcel Michelin would be near the top of it.

Teimana Harrison (right) shows his disappointment during Saints' defeat to Saracens (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints star Harrison searching for complete performance

Teimana Harrison says he is still searching for a 'complete performance' at Saints this season.

Jim Mallinder saw his Saints side lose 57-13 to Saracens last Sunday (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Team spirit so key as Saints bid to bounce back

Jim Mallinder says sticking together has been key for Saints as they build towards Saturday's big Champions Cup fixture at Clermont Auvergne.

Piers Francis feels Clermont have reason to fear wounded Saints (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Francis feels Saints should still be feared

Over the years, Saints have regularly ripped up the form book in the European Cup.

George North was forced off during the first half of Saints' defeat to Saracens (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints star North set for scan after suffering knee injury

George North is set to undergo a scan today after suffering a knee injury in Sunday's 57-13 defeat to Saracens.

Courtney Lawes displayed his disappointment after Saints' defeat to Saracens (pictures: Kirsty Edmonds)

Northampton Saints 13 Saracens 57: Tom Vickers' review and player ratings

Sunday evening hasn't been this painful since Heartbeat graced our scenes.

Piers Francis made his first competitive appearance at Franklin's Gardens (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints are made to suffer by Saracens again

Saints suffered more misery at the hands of Saracens as the European champions started their second successive title defence in style at Franklin's Gardens.
Saints suffered a big defeat to Saracens on the opening day of the season (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Northampton Saints v Saracens: Tom Vickers' big match preview

Fixture: Northampton Saints v Saracens

Stephen Myler will start for Saints against Saracens on Sunday (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Myler and Francis start as Saints square up to Saracens

Stephen Myler will start for the first time this season when Saints host Saracens in the huge Champions Cup opener at Franklin's Gardens on Sunday evening (kick-off 5.30pm).

Dorian West is confident Saints will front up against Saracens (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

West happy with how Saints have recovered since Saracens 'blip'

Dorian West believes Saints' opening-day drubbing at the hands of Saracens was 'just a blip'.

Tom Collins is setting his sights on Saracens (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Collins keen to make more magical Champions Cup memories at Saints

Tom Collins wants Saints to start making more magical Champions Cup memories this weekend.

Jim Mallinder is excited about the start of the Champions Cup (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Mallinder optimistic as Saints get set for Champions Cup opener

Jim Mallinder says Saints would love to win the Champions Cup this season.

Stephen Myler has produced classy cameos during the past two games (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Saints have plenty of selection options in race for No.10

With Piers Francis and Stephen Myler both fit again, it raised a few eyebrows when Harry Mallinder was handed the 10 shirt at Kingsholm last weekend.

Courtney Lawes is the September player of the month in the Aviva Premiership (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints star Lawes lands Premiership player of the month prize

Saints star Courtney Lawes has been named Aviva Premiership player of the month for September.

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Piers Francis made his Saints debut last Saturday (pictures: Sharon Lucey)

Francis sets sights on more Saints starts

Piers Francis admits the start of his Saints career was ‘massively frustrating’ due to the injury he picked up during pre-season.

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