Alex Corbisiero is relishing getting thrown in at the deep end after what he calls an "incredible" welcome back to action from the Gardens against Wasps. The HUGE run in starts with Tigers in the Aviva Premiership semi-finals on Friday evening, a game for which tickets are still available at www.northamptonsaints.co.uk/buytickets
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Flanker Tom Wood says the squad are keen not to read too much into last weekend’s big win over Wasps, particularly given who their visitors will be for a home Aviva Premiership knockout tie. Tickets are available for the Friday night clash with Leicester at www.northamptonsaints.co.uk/buytickets
Two-try Lee Dickson and man of the match Ken Pisi were all smiles after the win over Wasps
It may be Saints’ record win in the Aviva Premiership, but it’s no surprise that the director of rugby isn’t getting too carried away
SaintsTV had a willing and able assistant last night at Nando’s in Dom Waldouck! The centre captured plenty of banter and behind the scenes footage as the squad raised funds for Cynthia Spencer Hospice.
The Saints took over Nando’s Northampton once again for Charity Chicken on Wednesday evening! SaintsTV were in the mix as usual and also found out a bit more about how funds raised will help the chosen charity, Cynthia Spencer Hospice.
Ahead of this weekend’s visit of Wasps in the Aviva Premiership, Sam Dickinson recalls the Saints’ last epic battle with the Londoners in December and Kahn Fotuali’i talks about why a home semi-final is so important to the squad. Tickets are still available for the final regular season game of 2013/14 and can be booked now at Use Print@Home to save on fees!
Tries galore, outstanding background music and guest commentary from Digger as the Saints won the Bury St Edmunds International Sevens on Sunday afternoon! We also caught up with man of the tournament Cam Dolan, Sevens captain Ryan Glynn and try machines Tom Collins and Glenn Dickson throughout the afternoon.
Fly half Stephen Myler was as calm as ever in both kicking and reacting to his late penalty that earned Saints two points at Bath. He also stressed the importance of a good performance against Wasps in eight days time, with a home semi-final still in the Saints’ own hands.
Saints director of rugby Jim Mallinder was satisfied with two points on the whole after an engrossing top of the table clash at the Rec. Mallinder also targeted a positive end to the regular season against Wasps at the Gardens next Saturday – a game for which tickets are still available at
The Saints have crossed the whitewash **96** times in 2013/14, so narrowing the scores of the season down to just 10 was an arduous task! Nevertheless, we’ve done our best! Now it’s down to you to decide which try wins.
Despite a big month coming up, the Saints can’t afford to look past Bath and the opportunity to wrap up a home semi-final this Friday. Dorian West looks ahead to the Aviva Premiership fixture, while Gareth Denman talks front row versatility.
Find out what the lads got up to when they ran Cineworld Sixfields for an evening and also a bit more about the charity night’s chosen causes.
Following on from their Sevens Series for schools, Elite Insurance’s Club Sevens tournament has been proving a hit around the Saints’ Academy region. We checked in at the Olney and Dunstablians qualifying legs to find out more.
The Saints boss discusses the Amlin Challenge Cup semi-final win over Harlequins
Sam Dickinson reflects on the Amlin Challenge Cup win over Harlequins that put the Saints into their second final of the 2013/14 season
After the biggest qualifying process yet, the 10 best teams from around the region assembled at Franklin’s Gardens for the final of the Elite Insurance Sevens Series. And after grand final time on the main pitch, it was a familiar name on the trophy.
Phil Dowson and Ross McMillan look ahead to Friday’s Amlin Challenge Cup semi-final against Harlequins
Coach Alex King and back James Wilson discuss the Amlin Challenge Cup semi-final against Harlequins
Director of rugby Jim Mallinder reflects on the bonus point Aviva Premiership win over London Irish and looks ahead to the Amlin Challenge Cup semi-final against Harlequins
Alex Waller highlights the dangers of a London Irish side with ‘nothing to lose’ on Sunday afternoon, while Courtney Lawes says the squad are keen to refine the form that sees them still sit second in the Aviva Premiership, despite defeat to Saracens.
All the tries from the Saints Under-17s’ week of double action at the Gardens, including eight over the two games for the youngsters in black, green and gold. Academy coach Paul Diggin also speaks after the second fixture against Saracens.
Tom Wood gives a typically forthright opinion of the Saints’ bonus point loss at Saracens
Try scoring centre Luther Burrell reflects on the bonus point away loss to Saracens
Abrasive and aggressive on the field, Matt Williams is anything but that off it! We caught up with the Academy hooker for the first time on camera to find out how he’s getting on in his first full year at the Gardens.
It’s first versus second in the Aviva Premiership this Sunday! George North is looking forward to his first big run in with the Saints, while Calum Clark says mental preparation is every bit as important as physical prep at this stage of the season.
Jim Mallinder was pleased, but not surprised, by the performance of a much changed Saints side in Salford, one he says has been performing well all season when given the chance. The Saints director of rugby is also relishing another home semi-final, with either Stade Francais or Harlequins due at the Gardens later this month – sit tight, ticket details are on their way!
Saints had a game plan in Salford and stuck to it, said Ben Nutley after their Amlin Challenge Cup last eight win over Sale. The double try scorer also claimed the squad at Franklin’s Gardens is getting deeper than ever.
Sibford School hosted the final regional Elite Insurance Sevens Series, with Royal Latin School and Cherwell booking their place at Franklin’s Gardens finals day next month.
Forwards coach Dorian West and centre George Pisi turn their attentions their last eight European tie at Sale – a side they last met less than a fortnight ago in Salford.
Courtney Lawes and Phil Dowson reflect on the narrow Aviva Premiership loss to Leicester
The Saints director of rugby reflects on the narrow Aviva Premiership loss to Leicester
Alex King says it’s not just the derby aspect that makes Saints versus Tigers such a big game this Saturday, while Tom Wood talks re-integrating at the Gardens after eight weeks with England. There’s not a seat to be had for the clash, but you can still watch live on BT Sport, or follow the action as it happens at www.saintslive.co.uk – compatible across all devices.
Saints director of rugby Jim Mallinder and no.8 GJ van Velze react to a first Aviva Premiership defeat since September.
It was a busy day at Franklin’s Gardens for the 2014 Mobbs Memorial! We’ve got highlights from throughout the evening, followed by all the tries from the thrilling contest between the Saints and British Army.
It was another big day of sevens action as the Elite Insurance Sevens Series landed at Franklin’s Gardens. Reigning champions NSB were in action, while Saints winger Jamie Elliott popped down to check out the competition.
Tom Mercey says the Saints are keen to move on quickly from their LV= Cup final heartache, while Ben Foden says they have to remain confident having put together a good season so far. The run in starts this Saturday with a tough Aviva Premiership trip to top four chasers Sale.
The weather may not have been ideal, but the Suffolk leg of the Elite Insurance Sevens Series was the biggest yet at Stowmarket RUFC. On an afternoon of high quality sevens, it came down to Royal Hospital School and St.
Director of rugby Jim Mallinder and Kahn Fotuali’i react to the LV= Cup final defeat to Exeter with disappointment, but also reflect positively on how the squad reached Sandy Park.
The Elite Insurance Sevens Series hit Bedford Athletic RFC for the second leg of 2014.
Phil Dowson and Will Hooley preview the 2014 LV= Cup final against Exeter Chiefs
The 2014 Elite Insurance Sevens Series got off to a sunlit start at Shelford RFC on the outskirts of Cambridge
Under-9s is an important age group for the developing rugby player, as Saints community coach Ben Mann explains. We also catch up with the winning coach from Bugbrooke, as well as a team that travelled over 100 miles to be at the Gardens for the day!
Miss the Saints’ LV= Cup semi-final on Saturday afternoon? We’ve managed to cram the entire afternoon into just two minutes.
Man of the match George Pisi and prop Ethan Waller reflect on the LV= Cup semi-final win over Saracens
Jim Mallinder discusses the win over Saracens which took the Saints into their third LV= Cup final in five years
It’s been a pretty good few weeks for Tom Stephenson and after the centre’s try scoring performance against Newcastle, he has been confirmed as the Gatorade Game Changer for February! The 19-year-old reacts to the acknowledgement and also what it’s like being in the first team mix at Franklin’s Gardens.
Ahead of the Saints’ win over Gloucester last weekend, Under-7s sides were slogging it out on the back pitches in the Saints match day tournament. Find out more about what junior sides can enjoy at the Gardens in this ‘behind the scenes’ feature!
Saints may have edged out Saracens on their last three meetings, but forwards coach Dorian West and Christian Day are expecting to have to raise their game again if they are to advance to the LV= Cup final at Sandy Park. Make home advantage count and pack Franklin’s Gardens!
You’ve seen highlights of the Saints Under-18s capturing the Academies League title with victory over Exeter at Allianz Park – here’s the video that helped to inspire them that evening!