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Foden urges Saints to keep Champions Cup flame burning

Ben Foden admits Saints have still got a bad taste from the last time Leinster came to Franklin’s Gardens.

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Dylan Hartley has won all of his matches since taking over as England captain (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Mallinder salutes Saints’ England stars after clean sweep

Jim Mallinder has hailed Saints’ England stars for completing a clean sweep in 2016.

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George North landed badly at Leicester (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Saints issue North statement

Saints last night issued a statement stressing that ‘player safety is the club’s primary concern’ following an incident involving George North at Welford Road.

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George North appeared to be knocked unconscious during the first half

Tigers rub salt in Saints’ wounds at Welford Road

Saints’ gut-wrenching winless run at Welford Road continued as Leicester Tigers secured a 19-11 Aviva Premiership victory.
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Jim Mallinder is rallying his troops (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Saints must play on the edge at Tigers, says Mallinder

Jim Mallinder says his Saints players must continue to ‘play on the edge’ at Welford Road this weekend.

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George North scored at Welford Road last season (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Tom Vickers’ Leicester Tigers v Northampton Saints preview

Fixture: Leicester Tigers v Northampton Saints

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JJ Hanrahan starts at Welford Road (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Hanrahan starts at centre for Saints at Tigers

JJ Hanrahan will start at inside centre for Saints in their big east midlands battle at Leicester Tigers on Saturday (kick-off 5pm).

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Paul Hill is relishing the chance to shine at Welford Road (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Saints prop Hill ready to make his mark at Welford Road

This weekend, Paul Hill returns to the scene of one of the greatest tries never scored.

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Michael Paterson has enjoyed the return of Saints' international stars (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Return of international stars has put a spring in Saints’ step

Michael Paterson says the return of some star names has put a spring in the step at Saints.

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Alan Dickens (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Failure to send off Falcons lock Green was a ‘joke’, says Saints coach Dickens

Assistant coach Alan Dickens has hit out at the officiating in Saints’ defeat to Newcastle Falcons last Friday.

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Kieran Brookes has been hit with a ban (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Saints prop Brookes hit with two-week ban

Kieran Brookes was given a two-week ban at his RFU disciplinary hearing in Leeds on Tuesday night.

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Teimana Harrison and Courtney Lawes have been retained by England

Saints set to be without England quartet for Tigers clash

Saints are set to be without their England quartet for Saturday’s east midlands derby against Leicester Tigers at Welford Road.

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Jim Mallinder

Mallinder confident Saints can secure the right attack coach

Jim Mallinder is confident Saints can find the perfect fit in their search for an attack coach.

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Kieran Brookes was sent off for piling into this ruck during the first half (pictures: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints prop Brookes faces Leeds hearing after Falcons dismissal

Saints prop Kieran Brookes faces an RFU disciplinary hearing in Leeds on Tuesday night.

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Jim Mallinder insists there is still plenty of belief in the Saints camp (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Mallinder: Morale no problem for Saints ahead of Tigers clash

Jim Mallinder insists he does not need to lift morale ahead of Saturday’s east midlands derby at Welford Road.

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Stephen Myler was left deflated after Saints were beaten by Newcastle Falcons (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Myler ‘gutted’ as Saints are left to wonder what might have been

Stephen Myler admitted Saints were ‘gutted’ after their disappointing 22-16 defeat to Newcastle Falcons on Friday night.

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Kieran Brookes was sent off for piling into this ruck during the first half (pictures: Kirsty Edmonds)

Northampton Saints 16 Newcastle Falcons 22: Tom Vickers’ review and player ratings

Saints fans probably thought the worst thing about Black Friday would be the emails they were bombarded with throughout the day.

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Newcastle claimed a fine win at Franklin's Gardens (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Delight for former Saints fly-half Hodgson as he helps to sink his old club

Former Saints fly-half Joel Hodgson admitted it was ‘awesome’ to win against his former club on Friday night.

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Jim Mallinder (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints boss Mallinder feels Brookes dismissal was fair

Jim Mallinder admitted referee Andrew Jackson had no option but to send off Kieran Brookes in Saints’ defeat to Newcastle Falcons at Franklin’s Gardens.

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Luther Burrell tried to carry the fight to the Falcons in the second half (pictures: Kirsty Edmonds)

Brookes sees red as Saints are stunned by Newcastle

Kieran Brookes was sent off against his former club as Saints suffered a disappointing 22-16 defeat to Newcastle Falcons at Franklin’s Gardens on Friday night.

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