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Saints know Tigers will have Mauger motivation

Dorian West believes the recent turbulent times at Leicester will pull the Tigers together at Franklin’s Gardens today (ko 3pm).

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The last time Saints beat Leicester was back in December 2014 (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Tom Vickers’ Northampton Saints v Leicester Tigers preview

Fixture: Northampton Saints v Leicester Tigers (Aviva Premiership - round 18)

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Christian Day and Courtney Lawes return to the Saints team for the clash with Tigers

Saints recall Six Nations stars for Tigers showdown

Saints hand starts to all five of their Six Nations stars against Leicester Tigers at Franklin’s Gardens on Saturday (kick-off 3pm).

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Luther Burrell returned to action at Bedford last Friday (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Burrell feeling stronger than ever for Saints’ run-in

Luther Burrell is back - and the centre is ‘feeling stronger than ever’.

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Kieran Brookes is ready for a tough run of games

Time for Saints to show what they are made of

Kieran Brookes says Saints’ tricky run-in will give the players the chance to show what they are made of.

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Jim Mallinder must decide whether to field his international stars, including George North (left)

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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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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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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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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Jim Mallinder takes his Saints team to Bedford tonight

Saints boss Mallinder looking forward to Bedford friendly

Saints boss Jim Mallinder is looking forward to seeing some of the club’s fringe players in action at Bedford Blues tonight (kick-off 7.45pm).

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Saints skipper Tom Wood is set to make his 50th appearance for England on Saturday

Jones salutes Saints skipper Wood as he gets set to hit England half-century

England boss Eddie Jones has hailed Tom Wood as the Saints skipper prepares to make his 50th appearance for his country.

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Tom Stephenson has not played since suffering a broken leg in this incident against Rotherham (picture: Dave Ikin)

Stephenson makes big comeback as Saints head to Bedford

Tom Stephenson will play his first game for seven months when he lines up at centre in Saints’ friendly at Bedford Blues on Friday night (kick-off 7.45pm).

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Nafi Tuitavake's first Saints try came at Welford Road in January (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Tuitavake is loving life at Saints

Nafi Tuitavake has come a long way from the man who mistook salt for sugar in the Saints canteen.

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Jim Mallinder's Saints still harbour top-four hopes (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints would have home advantage in Champions Cup play-off

Saints will face a Champions Cup play-off against the ninth ranked team in the Guinness PRO12 should they finish seventh in the Aviva Premiership this season.

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Juan Pablo Estelles is staying at Saints beyond this season

New Saints deal is a dream come true for Estelles

Argentina ace Juan Pablo Estelles says it is ‘a dream come true’ to have signed a new deal at Saints.

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Courtney Lawes starts for England against Scotland on Saturday

Hartley and Lawes in England team for Calcutta Cup showdown

Saints pair Dylan Hartley and Courtney Lawes have been named in the England team to face Scotland in the Six Nations at Twickenham on Saturday (ko 4pm).

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Jim Mallinder takes his Saints side to face Sale tonight

Saints keen to set record straight at Sale

At this week’s Saints media day, it was apt that two former Sale Sharks men turned up to answer questions.

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Lee Dickson will be leaving Saints this summer (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Mallinder salutes departing Saints scrum-half Dickson

Jim Mallinder has hailed Lee Dickson for the ‘absolutely tremendous’ contribution the departing scrum-half has made to Saints.

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