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Saints star Horne forced to retire due to injury

Saints centre Rob Horne has been forced to retire at the age of just 28 after suffering career-ending nerve damage to his right arm during last weekend's win at Welford Road.

Courtney Lawes will line up alongside Dan Biggar at Saints next season (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Biggar can't wait to line up alongside Saints' England stars

Dan Biggar has highlighted Dylan Hartley and Courtney Lawes as two stars he can't wait to line up alongside at Saints next season.

Christian Day will call time on his playing career this summer (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints lock Christian Day retires: Tom Vickers' view

When summing up the immense contribution of Christian Day to Saints, little more needs to be said than he was players' player of the year in perhaps the greatest season in the club's history.

Christian Day (right) has decided the time is right to retire (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints stalwart Christian decides to call it a Day

Saints lock Christian Day has decided to call time on his career at the conclusion of the current campaign.

Dan Biggar has come to Northampton to meet new Saints boss Chris Boyd and incoming attack coach Sam Vesty (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Biggar: Saints supporters should be really excited about next season

Dan Biggar believes exciting times beckon for Saints after spending time with the club's new coaches at Franklin's Gardens this week.

Ehren Painter impressed during a 14-minute cameo that helped Saints to secure a memorable success at Welford Road last Saturday (pictures: Kirsty Edmonds)

The individual stories behind Saints' fairy tale success at Welford Road

The more you think about Saints' win at Welford Road last Saturday, the more incredible it becomes.

Jamie Gibson helped Saints to see off Leicester Tigers at Welford Road last Saturday (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Gibson wants Saints to give new boss Boyd something to build on

Jamie Gibson is eager for Saints to give new boss Chris Boyd a platform to build on by winning the final two games of the season.


PICTURE GALLERY: Leicester Tigers 21 Northampton Saints 27

It’s been a long time coming, but Saints finally savoured derby success at Welford Road on Saturday when they beat old foes Leicester Tigers 27-21 in the Aviva Premiership.

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Rob Horne received lengthy treatment before being taken straight to hospital (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints issue Horne injury update

Saints have issued an update on Rob Horne, stating that the Australian centre sustained an arm injury during the win against Leicester Tigers at Welford Road on Saturday.
Cobus Reinach scored for Saints at Welford Road (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints must make winning a habit after Welford Road success, says Reinach

Cobus Reinach says Saints must keep their heads down and keep on winning after securing a memorable success at Leicester on Saturday.

Saints won at Welford Road for the first time in more than 11 years (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints savoured 'best' victory song after win at Welford Road

Saints' post-match victory song in the Welford Road dressing room was even better than when the club won the Aviva Premiership title in 2014, according to the current coaches.

Mitch Eadie, Campese Ma'afu and Api Ratuniyarawa helped Saints to beat Leicester at Welford Road on Saturday (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints' Premiership status is secured after Exeter beat London Irish

Saints are now officially safe from relegation and can look forward to another season in England's top flight thanks to Exeter's win at London Irish on Sunday.

Paul Hill was hugely impressive for Saints as he made his first start since November 4 (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Prop Hill 'almost in tears' after starring in Saints' win at Welford Road

Paul Hill admitted he was close to tears after starring in Saints' superb 27-21 win at Leicester Tigers on Saturday.
Cobus Reinach roars as Saints celebrate at Welford Road (pictures: Kirsty Edmonds)

Leicester Tigers 21 Northampton Saints 27: Tom Vickers' review and player ratings

Long after the final whistle sounded at Welford Road, Oh When the Saints echoed around the emptying ground.

Saints secured a long-awaited win at Welford Road (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Dickens salutes squad for 'showing what Saints means to them' in success at Tigers

Alan Dickens praised his Saints players for showing what the club means to them in the sensational win at Welford Road on Saturday.

Cobus Reinach scored for Saints at Welford Road (pictures: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints finally end Welford Road hoodoo with stunning victory against Tigers

Saints produced a superb display as they beat Leicester Tigers 27-21 to win at Welford Road for the first time in more than 11 years.

Rob Horne will captain Saints against Leicester today (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Horne 'honoured' to be skippering Saints against Tigers

Rob Horne says he is 'humbled' and 'honoured' to be skippering Saints at Welford Road this afternoon.

Tom Collins scored as Saints beat Leicester at the Gardens back in September (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Leicester Tigers v Northampton Saints: Tom Vickers' match preview

Fixture: Leicester Tigers v Northampton Saints

Paul Hill starts for the first time since the defeat at Exeter in November (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Hill handed rare start as Saints travel to Tigers

Paul Hill will make his first start for Saints since November when the black, green and gold travel to Leicester Tigers on Saturday (kick-off 3pm).

Interim head coach Alan Dickens believes Saints can respond against Leicester (picture: Sharon Lucey)

'Embarrassed' Saints ready to respond against Tigers

Alan Dickens believes the Saints players are ready to produce a big response at Welford Road after admitting they were 'embarrassed' by their second-half showing last Saturday.

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