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The Gardens goes Rio for festival inspired Singha Sevens!

Franklin’s Gardens will be a wash of vibrant colours, feather headdresses and a carnival atmosphere when the Singha Premiership Sevens comes to town on July 29th. To celebrate the sport’s upcoming introduction to the Olympic games at Rio 2016, the Saints’ leg of the competition will embrace the party city’s spirit, with entertainment and music throughout the evening surrounding the theme. Prizes w

Harrison to start final Australia Test in Sydney

Eddie Jones has named Saints back row Teimana Harrison to start England’s third and final Test against Australia in Sydney on Saturday. Harrison made his England debut against Wales last month and will win his second England cap as England look to secure a 3-0 series whitewash against the Wallabies. His inclusion is the only change to the starting XV that secured the series by winning the second T

Be a box holder for the evening at the Singha Sevens

The Saints are offering supporters the unique opportunity to experience all the benefits of being a box holder, but for the price of just £60 at the Franklin’s Gardens leg of the Singha Premiership Rugby Sevens Series on July 29th! As well as your own private space for the evening, with direct access to premium seating to watch all of the action, guests will also be treated to a three-course meal.

An Audience With… Bruce Reihana!

A legend returns to Franklin’s Gardens on Thursday, September 8th – Bruce Reihana confirmed as the latest guest for ‘An Audience With…’ An undisputed fans’ favourite, Reihana pulled on the black, green and gold 236 times in a nine-year career at the Saints, becoming only the fifth player to score over 1,000 points for the club in the process. An All Black upon joining the club in 2002, it was th

Mallinder leads England into Under-20 final

England are into a a seventh World Rugby Under-20 Championship final, Harry Mallinder the captain as they crushed South Africa 39-17 on Monday evening. The Saints back – who assumed the armband from the injured Jack Walker – also knocked over half a dozen points from fly half as the hosts racked up six tries at the Manchester City Academy Stadium.

Motivated Saints “ready” for “intense” pre-season

The Saints players returned to Franklin’s Gardens last week to begin their preparations for the forthcoming season and the man in charge of player conditioning, Marc Finney, says his team are “ready” to begin pre-season training. The players are set to undergo three, three week blocks of training with rest periods either side and Finney says the first of these blocks are vital in terms of setting

Hill backing England Under-20s

Paul Hill says that England will need to take South Africa ‘head on’ when the two sides meet for their World Rugby Under-20s Championship semi-final on Monday evening. Clubmate Harry Mallinder leads the side out at Manchester City Academy Stadium and the Saints prop – currently touring Australia with the senior squad – recalled his pair of meetings with a physical Junior Boks side in the 2014 and

Ma’afu helps Fiji win Pacific Cup of Nations

Saints prop Campese Ma’afu played against Samoa on Saturday as his Fiji side secured a 26-16 victory over their fellow pacific islanders to win the 2016 Pacific Nations Cup in front of a home crowd in Suva. The victory sees Fiji finish top of the table for the fourth consecutive year having shared the title with Japan in 2014.

Mallinder to captain Under-20s in Championship semi

Saints back Harry Mallinder will lea out the England Under-20s as they take on South Africa in the semi finals of the World Rugby Under-20 Championship. Starting at fly half, Mallinder will captain an England side who progressed to the knock out stages of the competition having won all three of their pool stage matches against Italy, Scotland and Australia. “In attack we need to be sharp, clinical

Hartley praises “amazing” supporters

Captain Dylan Hartley has expressed his thanks for the “amazing” support that his England team have received having led his side to a first ever series win in Australia following their 23-7 defeat of the Wallabies in Melbourne on Saturday.   Speaking after the match, Hartley said: “I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone that tuned in back at home. “The support has been amazing, but we

New signing Picamoles on the bench for France

Saints new back row Louis Picamoles could make his international comeback on Sunday having been named on the bench for France’s match against Argentina in Tucuman. Picamoles missed most of France’s Six Nations campaign after suffering an injury in their opening match against Italy and will link up with his new team mates at the Saints following the conclusion of France’s tour to Argentina.

Brookes: Saxons face physical game against huge pack

Kieran Brookes says that England Saxons’ match against South Africa ‘A’ will be a “physical” contest with the Saxons set to face another “huge” Springbok pack. Brookes started against South Africa ‘A’ in Bloemfontein on Friday and will once again pack down alongside Alec Hepburn and Tommy Taylor for their final match. Speaking ahead of that contest, Brookes said: “They’ve picked another huge pack.

England international ticket ballot open

Season Ticket Holders can now apply for tickets to England’s home Autumn Internationals and Six Nations fixtures in 2016/17. Grand Slam champions and still unbeaten under Dylan Hartley’s captaincy, England have reaffirmed their reputation as a force to be reckoned with in world rugby, making Twickenham tickets the hottest in town right now.

Mallinder helps England Under-20s beat Australia

Harry Mallinder scored 12 points from the tee and set up a crucial try as England came from behind to beat Australia at the Under-20 World Championship at the AJ Bell Stadium on Wednesday night. Australia got off to the perfect start, scoring a converted try in the opening minute through Jack Maddocks. Two penalties from Mallinder and two from Australia’s Mack Mason had England trailing 13-6 at th

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Tom Wood named Northampton captain

Northampton Saints have today confirmed Tom Wood as club captain for next season. The back row has led the Saints on multiple occasions since arriving at Franklin’s Gardens in 2010, most notably for the triumphant Aviva Premiership and Challenge Cup finals of 2014. The 29-year-old – who has worn the black, green and gold 129 […]

Wood named Northampton Saints captain

Aviva Premiership Rugby club Northampton Saints have announced that Tom Wood will captain the club for the 2016/17 season. Wood, 29, is no stranger to the role having led the Saints on multiple occasions since arriving at Franklin’s Gardens in 2010, most notably as match day skipper for the triumphant Aviva Premiership and Challenge Cup […] The post Wood named Northampton Saints captain appeared first on Rugby Week | Rugby News, Rugby Video & Fixtures.

Wood named Saints captain

Northampton Saints have today confirmed Tom Wood as club captain for the 2016/17 season. Wood, 29, is no stranger to the role having led the Saints on multiple occasions since arriving at Franklin’s Gardens in 2010, most notably as match day skipper for the triumphant Aviva Premiership and Challenge Cup finals of 2014.

Brookes in Saxons starting XV for South Africa ‘A’ clash

Saints prop Kieran Brookes will start England Saxons’ final match against South Africa ‘A’ in George on Friday night. The match sees Brookes make his second start of the Saxons’ tour to South Africa as the side look to follow up last week’s 32-24 victory with another win. “We’ve got to improve again,” said head coach Ali Hepher ahead of the final Test.

Summer internationals underway for eight Saints

Eight Saints players were involved in international matches this weekend as England, England Saxons, Wales, Fiji and England Under-20s were all in action. Campus Ma’afu was the first player to take to the field, as he helped Fiji come from behind to beat Tonga by 23-18 in Suva on Saturday morning.   This match was followed by Wales taking on New Zealand, with Saints wing George North putting in an

Brookes: South Africa A win was a good battle

Saints prop Kieran Brookes says that England Saxons’ win over South Africa A was a “battle” that he really “enjoyed”. The match on Friday saw the Saxons record a 32-24 victory over South Africa ‘A’ in Bloemfontein, with Brookes saying: “They brought a massive, heavy pack today.

Bath sign Samoan scrum-half Fotuali’i

Aviva Premiership Rugby club Bath have signed Samoan scrum-half Kahn Fotuali’i for the 2016/17 season. A consistent, skilful half-back, Fotuali’i is dynamic around the field, and a clever manager of the game. He has a huge wealth of experience to call on, having previously represented the Crusaders, Ospreys and Northampton Saints

Saints recruiting match day staff

Northampton Saints is now recruiting match day staff in a number of areas. The match day at Franklin’s Gardens is renowned as being one of the very best anywhere in European club rugby, with activities ranging from pre-match age group tournaments, half-time games, and post-match live music and entertainment. Following the recent expansion of the stadium, the Saints is now looking to bolster its ma

Reinvigorated Burrell relishing Australia Test series

Luther Burrell says that the disappointment of missing out on England’s Rugby World Cup campaign has renewed his hunger for success at international level, and that he is looking forward to the opportunity to create history Down Under. Speaking to BBC Sport ahead of England’s first Test against Australia on Saturday, Burrell said: “You have disappointments and you have exciting times; I’ve had a t

Ma’afu to start for Fiji against Tonga

Saints prop Campese Ma’afu will start for Fiji on Saturday as his side take on Tonga in the Pacific Nations Cup. The match is the first of three fixtures for Fiji in Suva this summer, with matches against Samoa and Georgia following Saturday’s clash against Tonga. The match will be streamed live via Fiji team to play Tonga (Pacific Nations Cup) ANZ Stadium, SuvaSaturday, June 11

New signing Groom to face England Saxons

New Saints signing Nic Groom will line up against his future Saints colleague Kieran Brookes on Friday night having been named in the South Africa ‘A’ starting XV to face England Saxons in Bloemfontein. Scrum half Groom, who currently plays for the Stormers, will link up with the Saints following the conclusion of the Super Rugby season.

North to start for Wales at Eden Park

Saints wing George North has been named in the starting XV for Wales’ first Test against New Zealand at Eden Park on Saturday. Warren Gatland has made five changes from the side that faced England at Twickenham with Sam Warburton returning to captain the side. “We have made five changes since our last hit out and there is an opportunity for a number of players,” said Head Coach Warren Gatland.