Saints lock Christian Day retires: Tom Vickers' view

When summing up the immense contribution of Christian Day to Saints, little more needs to be said than he was players' player of the year in perhaps the greatest season in the club's history.

Christian Day (right) has decided the time is right to retire (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints stalwart Christian decides to call it a Day

Saints lock Christian Day has decided to call time on his career at the conclusion of the current campaign.

Richard Gleeson has become a key player for Northants (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Northants bowler Gleeson keen for 'crazy few years' to continue

Richard Gleeson is hoping his 'crazy few years' continue as the Northants pace ace bids to maintain his remarkable rise to prominence.
Jamie Gibson helped Saints to see off Leicester Tigers at Welford Road last Saturday (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Gibson wants Saints to give new boss Boyd something to build on

Jamie Gibson is eager for Saints to give new boss Chris Boyd a platform to build on by winning the final two games of the season.

Rob Horne received lengthy treatment before being taken straight to hospital (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints issue Horne injury update

Saints have issued an update on Rob Horne, stating that the Australian centre sustained an arm injury during the win against Leicester Tigers at Welford Road on Saturday.
Cobus Reinach scored for Saints at Welford Road (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints must make winning a habit after Welford Road success, says Reinach

Cobus Reinach says Saints must keep their heads down and keep on winning after securing a memorable success at Leicester on Saturday.

Saints won at Welford Road for the first time in more than 11 years (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints savoured 'best' victory song after win at Welford Road

Saints' post-match victory song in the Welford Road dressing room was even better than when the club won the Aviva Premiership title in 2014, according to the current coaches.

Alex Wakely's men lost to Middlesex at Lord's (picture: Peter Short)

'Bowler's paradise' proves Northants' undoing as they are beaten by Middlesex

Alex Wakely rued Northants' failure to deal with difficult conditions as they suffered defeat in their County Championship Division Two season opener at Lord's.

Mitch Eadie, Campese Ma'afu and Api Ratuniyarawa helped Saints to beat Leicester at Welford Road on Saturday (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints' Premiership status is secured after Exeter beat London Irish

Saints are now officially safe from relegation and can look forward to another season in England's top flight thanks to Exeter's win at London Irish on Sunday.

Paul Hill was hugely impressive for Saints as he made his first start since November 4 (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Prop Hill 'almost in tears' after starring in Saints' win at Welford Road

Paul Hill admitted he was close to tears after starring in Saints' superb 27-21 win at Leicester Tigers on Saturday.
Cobus Reinach roars as Saints celebrate at Welford Road (pictures: Kirsty Edmonds)

Leicester Tigers 21 Northampton Saints 27: Tom Vickers' review and player ratings

Long after the final whistle sounded at Welford Road, Oh When the Saints echoed around the emptying ground.

Doug Bracewell bagged three wickets in the Middlesex second innings (picture: Peter Short)

Bracewell wants Northants to be positive in Lord's victory bid

Doug Bracewell believes Northants must adopt a positive approach if they are to hunt down Middlesex and start the season with a win.

Saints secured a long-awaited win at Welford Road (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Dickens salutes squad for 'showing what Saints means to them' in success at Tigers

Alan Dickens praised his Saints players for showing what the club means to them in the sensational win at Welford Road on Saturday.

Cobus Reinach scored for Saints at Welford Road (pictures: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints finally end Welford Road hoodoo with stunning victory against Tigers

Saints produced a superb display as they beat Leicester Tigers 27-21 to win at Welford Road for the first time in more than 11 years.

Rob Horne will captain Saints against Leicester today (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Horne 'honoured' to be skippering Saints against Tigers

Rob Horne says he is 'humbled' and 'honoured' to be skippering Saints at Welford Road this afternoon.

Brett Hutton took two early wickets on his Northants debut (picture: Peter Short)

New boy Hutton happy to grab his first Northants wickets

Brett Hutton was happy to get up and running for Northants as he grabbed two wickets on debut at Lord's.

Tom Collins scored as Saints beat Leicester at the Gardens back in September (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Leicester Tigers v Northampton Saints: Tom Vickers' match preview

Fixture: Leicester Tigers v Northampton Saints

Paul Hill starts for the first time since the defeat at Exeter in November (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Hill handed rare start as Saints travel to Tigers

Paul Hill will make his first start for Saints since November when the black, green and gold travel to Leicester Tigers on Saturday (kick-off 3pm).

Interim head coach Alan Dickens believes Saints can respond against Leicester (picture: Sharon Lucey)

'Embarrassed' Saints ready to respond against Tigers

Alan Dickens believes the Saints players are ready to produce a big response at Welford Road after admitting they were 'embarrassed' by their second-half showing last Saturday.

David Ripley takes his team to Lord's for their season opener (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Ripley confident Northants can upset the odds

The bookies might not have Northants among the favourites for the County Championship Division Two title this season - but there is certainly a confidence within the corridors of the club that they can upset the odds.
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