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Francis sets his sights on the Saints 10 shirt

Piers Francis has stressed he has moved to Saints to secure the No.10 shirt.
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Ahsee Tuala is back with Saints after representing Samoa during the summer (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Tuala so happy to mark Saints return with try against Glasgow

Ahsee Tuala was a happy man after marking his return to Saints action with a try on Saturday afternoon.

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Jim Mallinder saw his side win for the third time in as many pre-season matches (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Last-gasp Collins score helps Saints beat Glasgow in Stirling

Late tries from Alex Mitchell and Tom Collins helped Saints make it three wins from three in pre-season as they edged out Glasgow Warriors 19-14 in Stirling.

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Dylan Hartley is set for his first appearance of pre-season (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Skipper Hartley set for first pre-season appearance as Saints face Glasgow

Dylan Hartley is set to make his first pre-season appearance of 2017 after the Saints skipper was named on the bench for Saturday's clash with Glasgow Warriors in Stirling (kick-off 2pm).

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James Grayson scored for Saints (pictures: Kirsty Edmonds)

Grayson impresses as Saints secure win against Nottingham

James Grayson scored 12 points as Saints grabbed a second win in as many pre-season matches at Franklin's Gardens on Thursday night.
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Jim Mallinder has named a team that includes a mix of youth and experience (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

New prop van Wyk starts as Saints face Nottingham

Prop Francois van Wyk will make his first Franklin’s Gardens appearance in Thursday’s pre-season clash with Championship outfit Nottingham (kick-off 7.30pm).

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Jim Mallinder will take his team to Exeter on the first weekend of November (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints start Anglo-Welsh Cup campaign with trip to Exeter

Saints will start this season's Anglo-Welsh Cup campaign with a tricky trip to Aviva Premiership champions Exeter Chiefs on November 4.

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Piers Francis kicked five conversions for Saints on Saturday (pictures: Kirsty Edmonds)

Tuitavake tips Francis to be a big hit at Saints

Nafi Tuitavake feels Piers Francis has brought a potent combination of Super Rugby style and English steel to Saints.

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Tom Stephenson opened the scoring against the Dragons (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints centre Stephenson savours emotional Gardens moment

Tom Stephenson admits it was an emotional moment when he scored for Saints against the Dragons on Saturday.

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David Ribbans scored for Saints in the second half (pictures: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints score 11 as they slay Dragons in pre-season opener

Summer signing Mitch Eadie made his mark as Saints slayed the Dragons 71-21 in the pre-season opener at Franklin's Gardens.
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Saints boss Jim Mallinder has named two teams to take on the Dragons

New signings set to feature as Saints face Dragons

Three of Saints' summer signings will get their first run-out at Franklin's Gardens during Saturday's pre-season fixture against the Dragons (kick-off 3pm).

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Jamal Ford-Robinson (second from right) faced Saints at Franklin's Gardens back in January (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

New boy Ford-Robinson to relish first Saints run-out

Jamal Ford-Robinson can’t wait to get his first taste of Franklin’s Gardens action as a Saints player.

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Jim Mallinder says Saints are looking forward to getting their pre-season campaign started

Saints relishing start of pre-season campaign

Jim Mallinder says Saints can't wait to get their pre-season campaign started.

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Dusty Hare with Saints director of rugby Jim Mallinder

Saints Academy boss Dusty Hare to quit Franklin’s Gardens in September

Saints Academy boss Dusty Hare has announced he is to leave Franklin’s Gardens at the end of September.

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Harry Mallinder has been named in England's pre-season training squad (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints trio named in England squad

Three Saints stars have been named in England's pre-season training squad.
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Tom Stephenson

Stephenson delighted to be back out on the Gardens turf as Saints seal Premiership Sevens Bowl triumph

Tom Stephenson was delighted to be back out on the Franklin’s Gardens pitch as he helped Saints to success in the Singha Premiership Rugby Sevens Bowl on Saturday night.

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Jamal Ford-Robinson (centre) has joined Saints from Bristol

Prop Jamal set to bring power and eye-catching haircuts to Saints

Saints may have raided Super Rugby for several signings, but they have also looked elsewhere in England for reinforcements.

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Stephen Myler is looking forward to watching the sevens series at Saints (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Myler looks forward to seeing future Saints stars at Gardens

Rugby returns to Franklin’s Gardens this weekend - and Saints’ senior stars will be interested onlookers.

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Tom Stephenson will play for Saints in the sevens series (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Stephenson set to make Saints return in sevens tournament

Tom Stephenson is set to make his first appearance at Franklin’s Gardens for almost a year after being named in the Saints squad for this weekend’s Singha Premiership Rugby Sevens Series.

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Mitch Eadie (centre) is ready to step up at Saints

Eadie swaps relegation scrap for silverware bid at Saints

From fighting fires at the bottom of the table to fighting for silverware at the top.

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