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Saints coach West won’t make excuses ahead of Newcastle clash

When it comes to teams you want to face during an international period, Newcastle Falcons would be close to the bottom of the list.

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Ethan Waller and Alex Waller

Prop Alex sad to see sibling Ethan exiting Saints

Not so long ago, it seemed like the Saints No.1 shirt would be emblazoned with the Waller name for many years to come.

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Kieran Brookes was sent off after steaming into a ruck in the November defeat to Newcastle (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Tom Vickers’ Newcastle Falcons v Northampton Saints preview

Fixture: Newcastle Falcons v Northampton Saints (Aviva Premiership - round 15)

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Calum Clark starts for Saints against Newcastle

Clark starts for Saints as they head to Newcastle Falcons

Calum Clark will start for Saints for the first time since December 17 when they travel to Newcastle Falcons on Sunday (kick-off 3pm).

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Paul Hill has been training with England this week

West hails improvement of Saints prop Hill

Dorian West believes prop Paul Hill has made big strides at Saints during the past six weeks.

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Saints CEO Allan Robson will retire at the end of the season (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Saints CEO Robson to retire at end of season

Allan Robson will retire from his role as Saints chief executive at the end of the season.

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Courtney Lawes

Saints lock Lawes back to his best

Saints lock Courtney Lawes believes he is back to his bulldozing best.

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Dylan Hartley (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints hooker Hartley to stay with England

Dylan Hartley will remain with England this week, rather than be released to play for Saints.

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Chloe Madeley took part in a training session at Rushden & Higham. Pictures by Leo Wilkinson

Rushden ladies meet their Inner Warrior

Wind and rain did not dampen the spirit of ladies at Rushden & Higham Rugby Club who turned out in their numbers for the recent Meet Your Inner Warrior event.

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Paul Hill

Saints prop Hill handed England training call

Saints prop Paul Hill has linked up with England for a training camp.

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Jim Mallinder saw Saints beaten at Bath on Friday (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Mallinder wants Saints to move on quickly

Jim Mallinder has urged Saints to move on quickly from their defeat at Bath.

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Dylan Hartley (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints hooker Hartley hails England for passing Wales test

Dylan Hartley reflected on ‘one hell of a Test match’ after England claimed a superb 21-16 win in Wales.

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Jim Mallinder (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Saints in good shape for big Bath battle, says Mallinder

When he spoke about this week’s game against Bath, Stephen Myler was quick to point out the fine lines between what is perceived as success and failure.

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Ben Foden scored twice against Scarlets last Friday (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Foden’s on fire as he gets his own Saints song

It’s not often a player gets his own chant at Franklin’s Gardens.

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Stephen Myler (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Transfers can make things tough, says Saints fly-half Myler

Last week saw football’s transfer deadline day come and go.

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Tom Wood is on the bench for England on Saturday

Saints skipper Wood shrugs off shoulder injury to take place on England bench

Tom Wood has shrugged off a shoulder injury to take a place on the England bench for Saturday’s Six Nations game against Wales (kick-off 4.50pm).

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Kahn Fotuali'i (right) helped to mastermind a win against his former club on the opening day of the season (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Tom Vickers’ Bath v Northampton Saints preview

Fixture: Bath v Northampton Saints (Aviva Premiership - round 14)

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Teimana Harrison starts for Saints at Bath on Friday night

Harrison starts and Clark returns to bench for Saints at Bath

Teimana Harrison will start for Saints in the crucial Aviva Premiership game at Bath on Friday night (kick-off 7.45pm).

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Alex Waller has his sights set on the top four (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Prop Alex aims to peak as Saints head to Bath

Alex Waller is aiming to hit another peak as he looks to propel Saints into the Aviva Premiership play-off places during four ‘massive weeks’ for the club.

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Louis Picamoles has been superb for Saints this season (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Saints boss Mallinder heaps praise on key signing Picamoles

Jim Mallinder says Louis Picamoles is one of the best signings he’s made since taking over at Saints.

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