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England have plenty to work on after Italy win, says Saints hooker Hartley

Saints hooker Dylan Hartley says England have plenty to work on ahead of the showdown with Scotland after seeing off Italy 36-15 at Twickenham on Sunday.

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Christian Day and his Saints team-mates will aim to bounce back against Worcester (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints hoping pain brings gain against Worcester

Devastating is the word Christian Day used to describe last Sunday’s drubbing at Newcastle Falcons.

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Jim Mallinder has always had the backing of the Saints board (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Saints have never wavered in their support of boss Mallinder

Tony Hewitt has stressed that Saints have never wavered in their support of director of rugby Jim Mallinder.

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Saints conceded seven tries in a defeat at Newcastle last Sunday (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Tom Vickers’ Northampton Saints v Worcester Warriors preview

Fixture: Northampton Saints v Worcester Warriors (Aviva Premiership - round 16)

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Courtney Lawes starts for England against Italy

Saints pair Hartley and Lawes named for England’s Italian job

Saints stars Dylan Hartley and Courtney Lawes will start for England against Italy at Twickenham on Sunday (kick-off 3pm).

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Phil Dowson starts for Worcester Warriors against Saints

Saints make just one change for Worcester Warriors clash

Saints have opted to make one change for Saturday’s clash with Worcester Warriors at Franklin’s Gardens (kick-off 3pm).

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Ken Pisi has signed a new deal at Saints (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Eleven players sign new deals at Saints

Christian Day and Ken Pisi are among a group of 11 players who have signed new deals at Saints.

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Tony Hewitt and Allan Robson will be vacating their current roles at the end of the season

Hewitt: It is time for a fresh cycle at Saints

In May 2013, Tony Hewitt headed to a meeting that would shape the next four years of his life.

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Saints chairman Tony Hewitt will be stepping down this summer

Hewitt to step down as Saints chairman

Saints have announced that chairman Tony Hewitt will be stepping down as chairman at the end of the season.

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Alan Dickens will fill the role of attack coach on a full-time basis

Dowson return exciting for Saints, says attack coach Dickens

Alan Dickens believes the summer return of Phil Dowson is exciting for Saints.

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Tony Hewitt

Hewitt stresses Saints had plenty of coaching options

Tony Hewitt says suggestions that established coaches didn’t want to join the current Saints management team are ‘totally untrue’.

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Jim Mallinder (picture: Sharon Lucey)

We must beat Worcester, says Saints boss Mallinder

Jim Mallinder admits the top four now looks a ‘fair way off’ for Saints.

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Tony Hewitt

Saints set sights on more top signings after fresh investment

Chairman Tony Hewitt says Saints will continue to be ‘aggressive’ in the transfer market as they bid to further add to their squad for next season.

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Huge boost for Saints as shareholders announce £1 million ‘playing effort’ investment

Huge boost for Saints as shareholders announce £1 million ‘playing effort’ investment

Saints’ shareholders have agreed to pump £1 million into the Franklin’s Gardens club to boost the playing squad ahead of next season.

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Phil Dowson is returning to Saints as a coach (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Dowson delighted to return to Saints

Phil Dowson is relishing the chance to return to the club that he loves as he prepares to become an assistant coach at Saints.

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Dorian West (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Saints coach West won’t make excuses ahead of Newcastle clash

When it comes to teams you want to face during an international period, Newcastle Falcons would be close to the bottom of the list.

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Ethan Waller and Alex Waller

Prop Alex sad to see sibling Ethan exiting Saints

Not so long ago, it seemed like the Saints No.1 shirt would be emblazoned with the Waller name for many years to come.

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Kieran Brookes was sent off after steaming into a ruck in the November defeat to Newcastle (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Tom Vickers’ Newcastle Falcons v Northampton Saints preview

Fixture: Newcastle Falcons v Northampton Saints (Aviva Premiership - round 15)

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Calum Clark starts for Saints against Newcastle

Clark starts for Saints as they head to Newcastle Falcons

Calum Clark will start for Saints for the first time since December 17 when they travel to Newcastle Falcons on Sunday (kick-off 3pm).

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Paul Hill has been training with England this week

West hails improvement of Saints prop Hill

Dorian West believes prop Paul Hill has made big strides at Saints during the past six weeks.

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