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Mallinder: You’ve got to take the opportunities when they come

After the tough fixture at Franklin’s Gardens yesterday, where Wasps maintained their unbeaten record despite the home side playing the better rugby throughout, Jim Mallinder is hoping that after two strong performances Saints can turn their attack into a win against Exeter next week. “You’ve got to focus on the positives.” Mallinder told SaintsTV. “That’s the way the game goes sometimes; you can

SAINTS 15 WASPS 20 Gopperth smash and grab sees off Saints

It was a frustrating day for the Saints at in the mid-September warmth, as despite dominating possession and impressing repeatedly in attack they could only come away with a losing bonus point against high-flying Wasps. As the afternoon wore on it would become increasingly apparent that this was not going to be Saints’ day, as wave after wave of attack came undone by an error at a crucial moment o

Ken to become Saints centurion

Ken Pisi will hit his 100th appearance for the club when he runs out with the rest of the Saints to face Wasps in the third round of the Aviva Premiership. He is the second Saints player to do so this season with Luther Burrell racking up his 100th appearance for the club against Bath in Aviva Premiership Round 1.

TEAM NEWS Saints team announced for Wasps visit

The Northampton Saints team has been announced for the Aviva Premiership Round 4 home clash with Wasps. Ken Pisi becomes the latest member of the current squad to reach the landmark milestone of 100 first team appearances, while at the other end of the spectrum Nic Groom comes into the starting 15 for the first time this season.

Falcons’ festive fixtures confirmed

The Falcons’ trip to champions Saracens will be a 1.30pm Christmas Eve kick-off at Allianz Park, before successive Friday night home dates. The first of those comes on Friday December 30 when Wasps are the visitors to Kingston Park Stadium in a 7.45pm kick-off, the game being shown live on BT Sport. And the cameras will again be in town on Friday January 6 when Bath are the Aviva Premiership visitors (kick-off 7.45pm).

Dickens keen to build on first 60 at Saracens

Defence coach Alan Dickens has said that Saints must build on their first 60 minutes at Saracens in the coming weeks as they return to Franklin’s Gardens to face Wasps on Saturday. After a frustrating 27-12 loss to Saracens last weekend, Saints return home for back-to-back fixtures starting with their East Midlands rivals on Saturday. The men in black, green and gold were on the money with keeping

Mather back in the women’s game

Mather has held a number of coaching roles including as Head Coach of Wasps FC Ladies between 2001 and 2004, taking the team to back-to-back Premiership titles. She’s guided the London Irish AASE Squad [Advanced Apprenticeship and Sporting Excellence] to Plate Winners and South League Winners. She’s also a former Back’s Coach of the England Women’s Senior team, and coached the England U20 Women to three seasons unbeaten and back-to-back Nations Cup Titles.Read more about Mather back in the women's game

Former All Black Charles Piutau sparks dazzling 95m try

Former All Black Charles Piutau is in dazzling form for his Ulster team. The 24-year old former Blues and Auckland utility back has linked up with the Irish club after a stint in England with Wasps. READ MORE: * Piutau wants “another crack” at ABs * Piutau off to Wasps before joining Ulster  

More food and drink options at north end of Franklin’s Gardens

There will be more food and drink options open at the north end of Franklin’s Gardens during the half-time break of this Saturday’s Aviva Premiership game against Wasps. Between the 30 and 50-minute marks of the game, the gates next to the ticket office will be open to allow supporters in the Barwell and Tetley’s Stands to access a Frank’s Hamburgers stand, coffee van, and bar serving Carlsberg, G

Socino up for Citizen Try of the Week

The Argentinean centre dotted down in front of the South Stand from Sonatane Takulua’s offload during the first half of the 14-13 loss. Socino is shortlisted alongside Christian Wade and Danny Cipriani (Wasps), Lachlan Turner (Exeter Chiefs) and Niall Annett (Worcester Warriors). Supporters can vote for their winning try by clicking here until midnight on Wednesday, with the winner announced on Thursday at 3pm.

Wasps hammer Premiership newcomers Bristol

Wasps continued with their unbeaten streak by beating Bristol 70-22 in the Aviva Premiership at the Ricoh Arena on Sunday. Wasps led 37-3 at half time and went on to score another 33 points in the second half but let Bristol back in and they scored 19 points.

Young hails Wasps performance

Wasps director of rugby Dai Young admits his side “must have done a lot right” as they scored 70 points in Sunday’s victory over Bristol. The post Young hails Wasps performance appeared first on

Wasps wipe Bristol

A thoroughly dominant Wasps performance saw them power past Bristol at the Ricoh Arena 70-22. The post Wasps wipe Bristol appeared first on

Young Gun: Tom Willis – Wasps No.8

As a young player, Tom Willis is like a sponge when it comes to soaking up all the advice on offer, and with a world champion for an older brother, he doesn’t need to look too far for it. The Wasps No.8 is the younger sibling of openside Jack, who lifted the JWC with England […]

Preview: Wasps v Bristol

Wasps lock James Gaskell returns to the starting line-up and will captain the side to take on Bristol at the Ricoh Arena this Sunday. The post Preview: Wasps v Bristol appeared first on

Chiefs side to face Harlequins

By Mark Stevens 16/9/2016 Rob Baxter acknowledges the pressure is on his Exeter Chiefs side, but insists it’s the same every week in the Aviva Premiership. After back-to-back losses against Wasps and Saracens, Baxter’s men find themselves rooted to the foot of the table with just a solitary point to their name.

Back-to-back Gardens challenges for Saints

The Saints will need all the noise from their supporters at two tough back-to-back home games on Saturday 24th and Friday, September 30th. After their trip to Allianz Park this Saturday Saints return home to Franklin’s Gardens to take on Wasps and Exeter Chiefs on the next two rounds of action. First up are local rivals Wasps, who have made a blistering start to their Aviva Premiership campaign, b