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Ripley hails Northants for beating 'best squad in the league'

Northants head coach David Ripley praised his players for their superb victory against 'the best squad in the league'.

Piers Francis has been named in England's training squad (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints trio to take part in England training camp

Three Saints players will travel to Oxford for an England training camp that begins on Sunday.

Saints will look to make it three successive wins this weekend (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

London Irish v Northampton Saints: Tom Vickers' match preview

Fixture: London Irish v Northampton Saints

Sam Dickinson will start against London Irish on Sunday (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Dickinson gets second chance at Saints as he starts against London Irish

Sam Dickinson is set to make his first Saints appearance since returning to the club this summer.

Rob Horne has impressed since arriving at Saints (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Summer signing Horne has had the golden touch at Saints

Rob Horne still doesn’t know what it is like to lose in a Northampton shirt.

Mark Hopley (right) is enjoying his role as Saints' defence coach (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Defence coach Hopley helping Saints to improve after Saracens shock

Over the years, many coaches have said the same thing.

George North has been in fine form for Saints (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saint George is 'back to the North of old'

George North is hungrier than ever to rediscover his mojo this season after a tumultuous summer, according to Wales legend Martyn Williams.

Dylan Hartley is Saints and England captain (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

England should stick with Saints skipper Hartley, says Smit

Jamie George may have impressed on the Lions tour this summer - but 2007 World Cup-winning captain John Smit believes Eddie Jones should stick with Saints star Dylan Hartley as his starting England hooker.

David Ribbans scored twice against Bath last Friday (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Ribbans ready to help Saints roar on the road

Two-try hero David Ribbans has urged Saints to show they can succeed without home comforts this week.

Teimana Harrison was forced off in Saints' game against Bath on Friday night (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Big injury boosts for Saints ahead of Irish clash

Saints are set to be handed several injury boosts before next Sunday's trip to London Irish.

George North rounded off Saints' impressive win by scoring the bonus-point try against Bath (pictures: Kirsty Edmonds)

Northampton Saints 24 Bath 6: Tom Vickers' review and player ratings

During the past two weeks, Saints have been like the child who gives the playground bullies a taste of their own medicine.

Jim Mallinder saw his men make it back-to-back wins at the Gardens (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Mallinder feels Saints made Bath big guns 'look quite average'

Jim Mallinder felt Saints made Bath's big names 'look quite average' as his side secured a fine 24-6 win at Franklin's Gardens on Friday night.

David Ribbans scored twice for Saints (pictures: Kirsty Edmonds)

Ribbans at the double as Saints sink Bath

David Ribbans grabbed a double as Saints smashed Bath's winning start to pieces at Franklin's Gardens on Friday night.
Tom Collins scored against Leicester last weekend (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Wing wizard Collins coming of age at Saints

At the start of the past few seasons, Tom Collins has looked primed to make a striking impression for Saints.

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Saints beat Leicester Tigers at the Gardens last Saturday (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Northampton Saints v Bath: Tom Vickers' match preview

Fixture: Northampton Saints v Bath

Dylan Hartley scored against Leicester last weekend but will miss the battle with Bath (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Skipper Hartley ruled out of Saints' battle with Bath

Dylan Hartley will miss Saints' clash with Bath at Franklin's Gardens on Friday night due to a hand injury.

Dorian West feels his side weren't rewarded for their work in the scrum last weekend (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints ready to step it up in the scrum

Dorian West insists Saints are working hard to rectify their scrum struggles.

Heinrich Brussouw will join Saints in January

South Africa ace Brüssow to join Saints in January

Saints have confirmed that South Africa ace Heinrich Brüssow will be the man to fill the void left by Louis Picamoles at Franklin's Gardens.
Teimana Harrison started at eight against Leicester last weekend

Harrison eager to keep hold of Saints No.8 shirt

Teimana Harrison is hoping to keep hold of the Saints No.8 shirt.

Courtney Lawes was man of the match against Tigers on Saturday (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Saints boss Mallinder hails 'outstanding' Lawes

Jim Mallinder has praised 'outstanding' Courtney Lawes after the Saints forward starred in Saturday's success against Leicester Tigers.
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