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James Grayson is only at the start of what he hopes will be a successful career but whatever happens the past week will be one he never forgets. Last Wednesday, the Northampton fly-half scored 21 points to help England U18s beat Wales in Swansea to win the inaugural Five Nations festival. This Wednesday, Grayson realised […]
Jamie Gibson will line up for Saints against Bath tomorrow in his first match since March, with his return to fitness coming at a crucial time for his side. Qualification for Europe is still on the line with a number of sides also in contention for a top six finish, and Gibson is clearly looking forward to his return to action. “I can’t wait to play again,” says Gibson.
Bath have named their team with Francois Louw as captain for this Saturday’s Aviva Premiership trip to face Northampton Saints at Franklin’s Gardens Louw leads from the openside flank, alongside blindside Matt Garvey and number eight David Denton. The last time the trio featured together in the back row was in the away victory against […] The post Northampton Saints v Bath Rugby Premiership Preview appeared first on Rugby Week | Rugby News, Rugby Video & Fixtures.
If you are in the Northampton area this evening then take 90 minutes to get behind the Saints Under-17s as they take on Wasps. Kick off at BBOB RFC on St Andrews Mill Road is 7:30pm and all are welcome.
Saints hopeful Hartley will play before season's end
Land Rover, the Official Vehicle of Premiership Rugby, will be bringing their renowned Land Rover Owners’ Hospitality area to Franklin’s Gardens for Saturday’s game against Bath. The Land Rover Owners’ Hospitality area will be located in the Village at Franklin’s Gardens, offering Land Rover customers a complimentary gourmet burger and soft drink.
Watch the shortlist for the DX Try of the Season. The award was won by Harry Thacker for his solo effort away to Northampton Saints
Saturday is expected to be a busy day in west Northampton and supporters are strongly advised to allow plenty of time for their journeys to and from Franklin’s Gardens. The Saints’ Aviva Premiership game against Bath – their final home match of the season and one that is crucial in the battle for European Rugby Champions Cup qualification – has been chosen for live broadcast by BT Sport and kicks
It is the final home match of the 2015/16 Aviva Premiership campaign this Saturday afternoon, and you can see out the season in style with a special marquee package at Franklin’s Gardens. For just £99 + VAT per person you will enjoy pre-match two-course meal with wine in a special marquee before heading into the Barwell Stand to take in the action as Saints take on Bath in a must-win match. You wi
Argentinean centre Belisario Agulla scored both of Newcastle’s tries, one in each half, Newcastle having trailed 22-10 at the break. Ireland Under-20s fly-half Brett Connon added a penalty and conversion, but the Chiefs had too much for their visitors as they booked a place in the final against Northampton.
Cambridge RUFC played host to Saints’ latest Developing Player Programme (DPP) festival on Sunday. East Northants, Northants Alliance, Hunts & Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, Suffolk and Bedfordshire came together for a full day of rugby with each centre represented at Under-13s, Under-14s and Under-15s.
This Saturday’s Aviva Premiership clash with Bath is an important match on a number of levels. With two rounds to go the chase for the top six and the European Rugby Champions Cup spot that comes with it looks set to go down to the wire.
The Wanderers team has been named for this evening’s Aviva ‘A’ League semi-final. The Wanderers’ reward for finishing top of the Northern Conference is a home tie against Saracens Storm, who came second in the Southern Conference. Kick off at Franklin’s Gardens is at 7:30pm and entry is free for Season Ticket Holders (£5 adults, £2 Under-16s for all other supporters)
The Perse School and KES Stratford made Elite Insurance Sevens Series history on Thursday afternoon, becoming the first sides to share the Cup title in remarkable sporting circumstances. The two sides had battled their way to Franklin’s Gardens as winners of the Cambridgeshire and Oxfordshire regionals, also outlasting 10 other sides during finals day to earn their spots in the grand finale on the
The versatile 23-year-old joins from Greene King IPA Championship side Yorkshire Carnegie, for whom he has scored five tries in his 20 appearances this season, having spent the previous year with Northampton Saints. Able to operate at fly-half, scrum-half and full-back, Newcastle-born Hodgson was part of the Falcons side which lifted the Championship title in 2013, making 10 Aviva Premiership appearances for the club and a further 11 in the European Challenge Cup.
Bath Supporters Travel is an easy and convenient way for supporters in Bath to get to away games, so why not join them for our final away game of the season to support the Blue, Black and White? They are currently taking bookings for coaches to our game against Northampton Saints (Saturday 30th April, kick-off 15.15). If you are interested in booking a place, then ring Jan & Mike Warrington on 01380 871416 or email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
George North has been nominated for the 2016 EPCR European Player of the Year award for his outstanding performances in this season’s European Rugby Champions Cup. In total, North played six times in Europe, scoring a try against former club Scarlets in January. During his six appearances he made a staggering 217 metres and 44 carries.
The Saints will have four matches over three weekends this summer as they prepare for the 2016/17 Aviva Premiership and European campaigns. Pre-season will include challenging trips to France and Belfast, with two Championship teams heading to Franklin’s Gardens for a double-header of action. The summer will open with the Saints taking part once again in the Challenge Vaquerin in southern France,
This week sees the finale of several weeks of competition as the Elite Insurance Schools Sevens heads to Franklin’s Gardens for Finals Day! Ten of the best Under-13 schools Rugby Sevens teams from across the East of England will compete for the right to take home the silverware, following in the footsteps of two-time winners Northampton School for Boys and reigning champions The Perse School. All
Nottingham announced the re-signing of scrum-half Darryl Veenendaal for next season, after arriving at The Bay from Bedford Blues last season. The South African was previously a member of the Northampton Saints Academy before going on to play over 150 games for the Blues.
The Saints’ 2016 End of Season Awards are fast approaching, with voting now open in a number of categories. One of these categories is the Rugby Spirit Award, and last year’s winner was Norman Barker, a legend of school and junior rugby in the local area. In a recent interview with BBC Radio Northampton, Norman described how honoured he was to win the award and how important rugby has been to him
The Wanderers’ Aviva ‘A’ League semi-final opponents have been confirmed as Saracens, who will visit Franklin’s Gardens next Monday, April 25th. Saracens’ loss at Bristol United last night saw them finish their Southern Conference campaign in second place behind Exeter Braves. This means that Exeter will host Newcastle, with the Wanderers hosting Saracens, in the semi-finals
Supporters can now cast their votes for the Saints’ 2016 End of Season Awards. There are a number of categories in which supporters can reward those players whose performances who have stood out during the past few months. Every player in the squad is eligible for the Travis Perkins Supporters’ Player of the Season.
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