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Skipper Wood in optimistic mood as Saints gear up for big kick-off

Tom Wood says he is ‘100 per cent’ optimistic about the new season at Saints.

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Calum Clark suffered a shoulder injury in the pre-season win at Wasps last October (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints handed Clark boost but Day set to miss start of season

Saints have been boosted by the return to full training of flanker Calum Clark ahead of the start of the new season.

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Louis Picamoles made his first appearance at Franklin's Gardens on Saturday (picture: Dave Ikin)

Harrison so happy to have Picamoles at Saints

Teimana Harrison says it is ‘amazing’ to have Louis Picamoles at Saints.

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Tom Stephenson broke his leg in the game against Rotherham (picture: Dave Ikin)

Saints’ wins marred by serious injury to Stephenson

Saints secured two wins in their pre-season double header at Franklin’s Gardens on Saturday - but the day was marred by a serious injury to Tom Stephenson.

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George North in action for Saints against Leinster in their European Cup clash at the Gardens in 2013

Saints face December double header against Leinster in Champions Cup

Saints face another December double-header against Leinster in this season’s Champions Cup.

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Tom Wood will captain Saints in their second friendly of the day against Rotherham at Franklin's Gardens on Saturday

Saints signing Picamoles to make Gardens bow in Rotherham friendly

Louis Picamoles will make his Franklin’s Gardens bow in the pre-season friendly against Rotherham Titans on Saturday (4pm).

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ON THE MOVE - Saints will play Saracens in the Aviva Premiership at Stadium MK next April

Saints switch home Aviva Premiership clash against Saracens to Stadium MK

Saints have announced they will once again play a home Aviva Premiership fixture in Milton Keynes.

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Saints director of rugby Jim Mallinder

Centre Estelles is the Juan for Saints as he signs on at the Gardens

Saints have added to their centre options for the new season by snapping up Argentina international Juan Pablo Estelles.

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Ken Pisi has enjoyed Saints' pre-season so far (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Trip to France was productive despite Castres defeat, says Pisi

Ken Pisi feels Saints can take plenty of positives from their first friendly - despite falling to a 31-14 defeat against Castres in Camares.

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Tom Wood will captain Saints in the first half against Castres on Saturday (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints name team to face Castres in first pre-season friendly

Tom Wood will lead Saints out in his first game since being named club captain as Jim Mallinder’s men face Castres in a pre-season friendly in Camares.

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Luther Burrell is looking forward to the start of Saints' pre-season campaign (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Burrell’s buzzing as he gets back in the Saints mix

Any Saints supporters concerned about the impact England’s tour of Australia had on Luther Burrell’s morale need not worry.

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Dylan Hartley.

Hartley’s sights fixed on Saints success amid Lions skipper talk

Dylan Hartley insists his focus is on Saints amid talk of the hooker being handed the Lions captaincy.

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Courtney Lawes is looking forward to the new season after resolving his injury issues (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Lawes ready to produce big season at Saints after solving injury problem

Courtney Lawes is ready to produce a big season at Saints after resolving a long-standing injury issue.

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Dylan Hartley led England to a Grand Slam and a series clean sweep in Australia (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Four Saints stars named in England training squad

Four Saints stars have been named in England’s provisional eliter player squad for this month’s training camp.

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The Ricoh Arena will host finals day (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Packman and Collins star as Saints book spot at Ricoh Arena finals day

Saints will be at the Singha Premiership Rugby 7s Series finals day at the Ricoh Arena on August 7 after claiming two wins at Franklin’s Gardens on Friday night.

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Saints and Leicester will lock horns in the LV= Cup (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Saints face derby date in LV= Cup

Saints will face an east midlands derby in the group stages of this season’s LV= Cup with a trip to Leicester Tigers beckoning in January.

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Calum Clark sustained a shoulder injury in a pre-season win at Wasps in October (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Dickens says Clark return will ‘be like having a new signing’ for Saints

While Saints supporters continue to wonder whether the club will be adding any more names to this season’s squad, an old face promises to provide a fresh impetus in the months to come.

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INJURY BLOW - Jamie Elliott will miss the start of the new season

Saints confirm Elliott and Clark will miss the start of the season

Saints winger Jamie Elliott will miss the start of the new Aviva Premiership season after suffering a shoulder injury in pre-season training.

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Tom Wood has extended his stay at Franklin's Gardens (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Wood and Harrison among six Saints players to sign new deals

Tom Wood and Teimana Harrison are among a group of six Saints players who have signed new contracts at Franklin’s Gardens.

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