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Northampton statement on George North

Northampton Saints has issued the following statement about the medical assessment and treatment of George North at Welford Road tonight. George was attended to by the Northampton Saints medical team rapidly after landing on his side following a challenge in the air by Adam Thompstone. George was communicating immediately with attending medics and complaining of […]

Concern for North

Wales and Northampton wing George North played on after passing a concussion test in Saturday’s Premiership match with Leicester Tigers. The post Concern for North appeared first on

TIGERS 19 SAINTS 11 Saints denied a losing bonus point by a late Tigers penalty

Despite holding their hosts out for most of the second half, Saints come away from derby day with Leicester Tigers at Welford Road empty handed as a last minute Owen Williams penalty denied them a losing bonus point. The home side were dominant from the off and with Saints going a man down within the first two minutes of the game, Leicester Tigers were always going to be first off the mark. Saints

Vickers eyes further gains in Harlequins test

Vickers was part of the Falcons side which triumphed 22-16 at Franklin’s Gardens last time out, the prop saying: “A sign of where the club is at the moment is the fact we were disappointed with some aspects of how we played at Northampton, even having won the game. That shows the standards we are striving for.

Shortlist for November Player of the Month named

Christian Day, Jamie Gibson and Tom Kessell have been shortlisted for the Steffans Player of the Month for November – and the final decision is up to you! Long-time servant of the club Christian Day has earned 195 caps for the club since joining in 2008 from Sale Sharks. Playing in four games this season since making his return from injury, Day captained Saints’ young guns to an unbeaten start to

Saints team named for derby day

The Northampton Saints team has been announced for Saturday’s East Midlands derby with Leicester. Ben Foden will lead the side out as captain at Welford Road, where JJ Hanrahan makes his first appearance of the season in the backline. George North and Louis Picamoles return to the starting XV after international duty, while Paul Hill’s is on the tight-head as the last of four changes. 

Olmstead back to face Harlequins on Sunday

The Canadian lock comes is put into the side after starting all three of his country’s autumn internationals against Romania, Ireland and Samoa, replacing the suspended Calum Green. Alex Tait’s positional switch to the wing sees Mike Delany coming into the side at full-back, Fred Burdon making his first Aviva Premiership start after impressing from the bench during last Friday’s 22-16 victory at Northampton. Mark Wilson once again captains the side, scrum-half Sonatane Takulua named on the bench after the Tongan slotted the winning penalty for his country in last weekend’s victory over Italy.

Lawes’ eyes on Wallabies, not history

Despite the opportunity to hit another significant milestone under Eddie Jones, Courtney Lawes says that simply winning is motivation enough for England this Saturday afternoon. Victory over the Wallabies at Twickenham would see the class of 2016 match the magic number of 14 consecutive Ws set by Clive Woodward’s men back in 2002/03, though the Saints second row warned against distractions. “It ho

Rugby on TV : Dec 1-8

Rugby on TV is brought to you by “Inside Pass”the new weekly video magazine from Irish RugbyIsn’t Leicester v Northampton one of the biggest rivalries in the Premiership? Strange how

Jones keeps four Saints in England line up

England head coach Eddie Jones has kept all four Saints players within his squad to play Australia in Saturday’s final match of the Old Mutual Wealth Series at Twickenham Stadium while making two other changes to the side (kick-off 2.30pm, live on Sky Sports 2). While Dylan Hartley, Courntey Lawes and Tom Wood all keep their places in the starting line up, with Teimana Harrison starting the game o

Paterson: We’ve been working on the little things

After last Friday’s disappointment at the Gardens, as Newcastle Falcons went away with four points after a late intercept try earned them the win, Saints have no time to rest on their laurels with the big Midlands derby with Leicester Tigers this weekend fast approaching. Michael Paterson said that the side have to leave last weekend’s result behind them as they prepare for derby day but learn fro

Goneva in full flow for Harlequins visit

The former Premiership title winner was the Falcons’ match-winner last Friday when his interception try sealed a 22-16 triumph at Northampton Saints, the former RPA Player of the Season also topping the league-wide chart for metres made. “It has been a little bit of a frustrating start from a personal point of view, playing the first few games but then missing out through a hamstring injury, but it’s good to be back now and looking forward to Harlequins on Sunday,” said Goneva, the prolific 32-year-old who has dotted down 32 tries in his 69 Premiership outings. “I played about 10 minutes against Exeter two weeks ago, it was good to get back onto the field and then last Friday down at Northampton was a nice win to be part of.” Having raced up the left wing and stepped inside the last man with four minutes to go at Franklin’s Gardens, the 42-times-capped Fijian international added: “For me it was a case of ‘just go for it’ when I sensed the opportunity might be there

Northampton public overwhelm with Christmas generosity

Hundreds of people, many of whom included Northampton Saints supporters, who generously donated toys for the Big Christmas Toy Collection are being thanked by Travis Perkins bosses. The collection, now in its fourth year, took place in the Match Day Village at Franklin’s Gardens before last Friday’s Aviva Premiership game against Newcastle.

JP no stranger to derby occasions

JP Pietersen talks to LTTV about the derby occasions he has played in as the countdown begins to Tigers v Northampton at Welford Road this Saturday. Match tickets are still available. Call 0116 319 8888 (option 2) or visit

Brookes hit with two-week ban

Northampton Saints and England prop Kieran Brookes has been banned for two weeks for making contact with the head of Newcastle’s Scott Lawson at Franklin’s Gardens on Friday night. Brookes was handed a red card by referee Andrew Jackson in the 38th minute for his dangerous clearout at a ruck against his former team, Saints […]

Kieran Brookes and Calum Green both suspended following breakdown altercations

Kieran Brookes of Northampton Saints and Calum Green of Newcastle Falcons have both appeared before an RFU Disciplinary panel for offences stemming from their Aviva Premiership match over the weekend. Brookes was charged with charging into a ruck, contrary to Law 10.4(h), while Green was charged with striking with the arm, contrary to Law 10.4(a). Both appeared before a three-person RFU Disciplinary panel chaired by Mike Hamlin in Leeds on Tuesday evening.

Premiership Week 9 roundup

by Kristian RossNorthampton 16-22 Newcastle (Fri):Newcastle produced a stunning performance as they got their second away win of the Premiership season with an upset at Franklin’s Gardens. Joel

Saints student wins prestigious HITZ award

Kayleigh Simpson – a student on the Saints HITZ programme – was named the HITZ Young Achiever of the Year at an awards ceremony at Barclays HQ on Tuesday evening. The HITZ Young Achiever award recognises and rewards the young person who, by overcoming a range of challenges, has worked the hardest to progress on their journey back to education, training or employment.

Win a Citizen watch and Premiership final tickets!

To celebrate the launch of their new TV advert featuring the Limited Edition Red Arrows Navihawk A.T which will be shown across all 12 Aviva Premiership Rugby Stadiums this autumn, Citizen are offering you the chance to win a pair of tickets to the Aviva Premiership Rugby Final 2017 and a watch of your choice up to the value of £500. Simply click here to enter the competition before midnight on Mo