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QUINS 23 SAINTS 27 Saints steal Stoop stunner

A late, late Ben Foden try saw the Saints snatch the points from a pulsating encounter at Harlequins, closing the gap to the Aviva Premiership’s top four once more in the process. A brilliant first half of rugby ended with the visitors 20-17 to the good, Christian Day and Luther Burrell with the tries, but Nick Evans snuck Harlequins in front with the boot as the game tightened up after the break.

Saints side for Stoop Saturday

The Northampton Saints team has been named as the Aviva Premiership hits the halfway stage with a trip to Harlequins. Six changes have been made to the starting XV from last weekend, Ben Foden returning at full back and Ken Pisi also coming into the back three. That means Harry Mallinder wears 12, Luther Burrell stepping outside him in the centres, while Lee Dickson is back to captain the side

Harlequins v Northampton Saints Premiership Preview

Northampton Saints have made six changes to their starting team to play Harlequins at the Twickenham Stoop on Saturday. Ben Foden returns at full back and Ken Pisi also coming into the back three. That means Harry Mallinder wears 12, Luther Burrell stepping outside him in the centres, while Lee Dickson is back to captain […] The post Harlequins v Northampton Saints Premiership Preview appeared first on Rugby Week | Rugby News, Rugby Video & Fixtures.

Exeter still Ali Hepher’s focus despite link to England

Ali Hepher, the highly-rated strategist behind Premiership Rugby’s deadliest attack, refused to rule himself out of coaching England but insists his mind is focused on trophy success at Exeter. Touted alongside fellow backs specialists Alex King, of Northampton, and Harlequins’ Mark Mapletoft, Hepher will be one of the names under close consideration when new England […]

Premiership Preview – Wasps

Newcastle Falcons make a first visit to the Ricoh Arena this weekend as they take on Wasps in Aviva Premiership Rugby round 11. Kicking off at 2pm, Dai Young’s side will be a tough test, having won three of five Premiership home games so far this season and taken a hard fought 11-24 win over Northampton Saints, last time out at Franklins Gardens. It is an opportunity for a number of players on both sides to reacquaint with former clubs, with the Wasps squad containing ex Falcons Jimmy Gopperth and Rob Miller and the Falcons ranks including Andy Goode and Taione Vea

Burrell: Saints being honest in bid to bounce back

Luther Burrell says that there has been a lot of honesty in the Saints camp this week ahead of the Aviva Premiership to Harlequins. In this week’s podcast the centre gives a frank assessment of last Friday’s game against Wasps – a performance he called “embarrassing” – and is fully understanding of the supporters’ frustrations in the stands. There may be over half the Aviva Premiership season stil

Saints trio in England 23

All three Saints retained by Eddie Jones this week have been included in the England match day 23 for Saturday’s opening Six Nations game against Scotland. Dylan Hartley will lead the team out at Murrayfield just before the 4:50pm kick off, with Courtney Lawes and Paul Hill both named on the bench. Should Hill see action it will cap a remarkable few months for the youngster, who is still in his fi

Itoje and Daly travel with England squad

Eddie Jones has taken uncapped pair Maro Itoje and Elliot Daly to Scotland with the rest of the England squad in the event that his original team suffers any injuries. ESPN reports that the new England manager is monitoring the fitness situation of Northampton’s Courtney Lawes and suggests that in the event that he is […] The post Itoje and Daly travel with England squad appeared first on Read Rugby Union.

Academy youngsters in Scotland age group action

Several players from Franklin’s Gardens will be in action for a variety of Scotland age group teams this weekend. Senior Academy back Rory Hutchinson – who has seen action with Coventry in National League One this season – has been named in the centres for Scotland Under-20s’ opening Six Nations game with England, which will be played at Broadwood Stadium on the outskirts of Glasgow. Then on Sunda

Dublin start for North and Wales

George North is on Wales’ right wing as their Six Nations campaign begins in Ireland this Saturday. North, who has scored three tries in his last five outings in black, green and gold, earns his 56th cap at the Aviva Stadium. The tie is being shown live on ITV

Saints v Tigers date confirmed

Premiership Rugby has today announced that the Saints’ Aviva Premiership home clash with Leicester will be played at 5:30pm on Saturday, April 16th, 2016. The East Midlands derby is always the most popular match on the calendar, and Saints Season Ticket Holders have been given a priority booking period to book additional tickets for friends and family members. Season Ticket Holders can order in pe

Paterson: We’ve got to front up

Michael Paterson says that Saints have got to front up in every game from here on in the Aviva Premiership. The second row was visibly shocked and downcast after Friday night’s home loss to Wasps, a game in which Saints shipped three tries inside the opening half-hour to give the visitors to Franklin’s Gardens a grip on the contest they never looked like giving up. Saints did score in the second h

Watch Scotland versus England at the Gardens

The Members Bar at Franklin’s Gardens will be open next Saturday afternoon for England’s opening Six Nations match against Scotland for supporters who want to see how Dylan Hartley and the lads get on at Murrayfield. Doors open at 3:30pm with the game kicking off at 4:50pm.

SAINTS 11 WASPS 24 Errors prove costly in Midlands battle

It was a tough night for the Saints at the start of a long run of Aviva Premiership matches, shipping three first half tries to Wasps and making too many errors, not least in a first half which will live long in the memory for all the wrong reasons. The patterns of play were established in the opening 10 minutes, Wasps getting plenty of possession and territory and Saints not helping their own eff

Wasps overtake Northampton Saints in Premiership

Wasps moved above Northampton Saints in the Aviva Premiership standings when they comfortably beat the Saints 11-24 at Franklins Gardens. Wasps scored all of their points in the opening half and despite failing to add to their tally they still outscored Northampton by three tries to one. The result moves Wasps up to fifth place […] The post Wasps overtake Northampton Saints in Premiership appeared first on Rugby Week | Rugby News, Rugby Video & Fixtures.

It’s a Saturday date for Saints at Saracens

The Saints will be heading to Allianz Park for their European Rugby Champions Cup quarter final, EPCR has announced. Saracens has received permission from Barnet to temporarily extend Allianz Park to the 15,000 minimum capacity required for Champions Cup quarter finals, meaning that Saints will be returning to the scene of their memorable Aviva Premiership semi-final win of 2013 for another big kn

Northampton Saints v Wasps Premiership Preview

Northampton Saints have named a team with seven changes for Friday night’s Aviva Premiership Round 10 game against Wasps at Franklins Gardens. Separated by just two points in the Aviva Premiership table, there is all to play for in the chase for the top four! In all there are seven changes to the Saints’ starting […] The post Northampton Saints v Wasps Premiership Preview appeared first on Rugby Week | Rugby News, Rugby Video & Fixtures.