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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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Franklin's Gardens is Louis Picamoles' new home (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Picamoles desperate to bring silverware to Saints

France star Louis Picamoles started training at Saints this week and immediately vowed to take them back to the top.

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Alan Dickens helped coach the Saxons to two wins in South Africa (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Dickens’ Saxons successes can aid Saints’ bid for glory

While you will often hear what players have picked up from their experiences on tour, not so much is said abut coaches.

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Courtney Lawes suffered an ankle injury in Saints' win at Saracens in March (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Saints star Lawes set to be fit for start of season after ankle surgery

Courtney Lawes has undergone ankle surgery - but the Saints star is expected to be fit in time for the start of the new season.

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Saints skipper Tom Wood will lead his team out against Bath at Franklin's Gardens on the first day of the new season on Saturda, September 3

Saints handed home date with Bath on first weekend of Aviva Premiership season

Saints will start the new Aviva Premiership season with a home game against Bath on Saturday, September 3 (kick-off 3.30pm).

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Jim Mallinder (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Mallinder: Saints set to relish big Champions Cup challenges

Jim Mallinder says Saints can’t wait to get stuck into Champions Cup action after they were handed a difficult draw in the European competition.

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Saints will face Castres for the fifth season in seven (picture: Fatima Mirzai)

Saints set to face Castres and Leinster again in Champions Cup

Saints will square up to Castres and Leinster once again in Europe after being handed a tricky draw in this season’s Champions Cup.

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Jon Fisher has joined Bristol (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Former Saints forward Fisher joins Bristol

Former Saints back row forward Jon Fisher has joined newly-promoted Bristol ahead of the new season.

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Tom Wood will skipper Saints this season (picture: Sharon Lucey)

New skipper Wood issues rallying call to Saints stars

Tom Wood says he has delivered a mission statement to his Saints team-mates, stressing that the hard work starts now.

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Saints hooker Hartley leads England to Australia whitewash but says ‘there is still a lot to work on’

Dylan Hartley captained England to a 3-0 series whitewash of Australia in Sydney - and then said he and his team-mates can still get better.

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STAR MAN - Harry Mallinder

Mallinder stars as England under-20s claim world title glory

Saints’ Harry Mallinder scored 23 points as he captained England to glory in the final of the World Rugby Under-20 Championship in Salford on Saturday night.

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Teimana Harrison

Saints forward Harrison gets England call for final Test in Australia

England have selected Saints forward Teimana Harrison at openside flanker for Saturday’s final Test against Australia.

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Dylan Hartley is setting his sights on a series whitewash in Australia (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Saints star Hartley hoping to make England world’s greatest

Dylan Hartley wants to help make England the best team in the world after they secured an historic series win in Australia.

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Tom Wood scored a season-defining try against Leicester in 2014 (pictures: Linda Dawson)

Warrior Wood is the right man to lead Saints

Anyone who has met Tom Wood will recognise that he has been a captain-in-waiting at Saints for some time.

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Tom Wood is looking forward to his time as Saints captain (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Wood ‘hugely honoured’ to be named Saints skipper

Tom Wood says he is ‘hugely honoured’ to have been handed the Saints captaincy.

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Tom Wood has been named Saints captain (picture: Sharon Lucey)

‘Outstanding’ Wood takes over from Dickson as Saints skipper

Jim Mallinder believes Tom Wood will be an ‘outstanding captain’ for Saints after selecting the flanker as skipper for the 2016/17 season.

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Oundle secured league and cup success last season

Oundle appoint Saints legend Phillips to their management team

Oundle Rugby Club have made some strong additions to their coaching staff as they bid to build on a highly-successful last campaign.

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Kahn Fotuali'i said goodbye to Saints after the win at Gloucester last month (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Former Saints star Fotuali’i’s Bath move finally confirmed

Former Saints star Kahn Fotuali’i’s move to Bath has finally been confirmed by the west country club.

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