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Duckett reflects on even day after hitting half-century for Northants

Ben Duckett was left to reflect on a ‘fairly even day’ as Northants and Gloucestershire battled it out at the County Ground.

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Teimana Harrison scored in Saints' win against Clermont Auvergne at Franklin's Gardens back in January (picture: Dave Ikin)

Saints set to clash with Clermont Auvergne again

Saints will meet Clermont Auvergne in Europe once again after being placed alongside the French giants in Pool 1 of this season's Challenge Cup.

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Ben Franks has been training at Franklin's Gardens

Saints 'ticking all the boxes' for prop star Franks

Ben Franks is 'hungry and excited' to be at Saints as he continues preparations for his first season at the club,

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Graeme White has decided to focus on white-ball action (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Northants spinner White opts to retire from red-ball cricket

Northants spinner Graeme White has confirmed his retirement from red-ball cricket in order to focus exclusively on the shorter formats of the game.

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David Ripley knows the pressure is on at Northants (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Ripley knows Northants are under pressure

Head coach David Ripley admits the heat is on at Northants after a hugely disappointing start to the season.

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Saints fly-half James Grayson came off the bench for England in the final

No glory for Saints trio as England lose final against France

Saints fly-half James Grayson came off the bench to kick a couple of conversions but it was to be disappointment for England Under-20s in the final of the World Rugby U20 Championship.

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Jim Mallinder has joined England Rugby as a pathway performance coach (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Former Saints boss Mallinder secures new job

Jim Mallinder's first job since leaving Saints will come with England Rugby as he joins the Rugby Football Union as a pathway performance coach.

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Saints centre Piers Francis will not be involved for England this weekend (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

No place for Saints centre Francis as England name team for second Test

There is no place in England's second Test 23 for Saints centre Piers Francis.

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Saints supporters will get to see the next generation of players in action as the Premiership Rugby 7s series returns to Franklin's Gardens in July

Saints to face champions in Premiership Rugby 7s at Franklin's Gardens

Saints will take on Gloucester and champions Wasps when the Premiership Rugby 7s returns to Franklin's Gardens next month.

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Phil Dowson returned to Saints as transition coach last summer but was quickly promoted (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Dowson reflects on difficult first season as a Saints coach

Replacing a colleague in a role can be tough, but it is even more difficult when the man whose job you are taking is not only a friend but was an usher at your wedding.

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Rob Newton has been ruled out with a calf injury (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Newton's absence adds to Northants' injury woes

Northants' injury problems continue to stack up after it was confirmed batsman Rob Newton will be ruled out for at least six weeks with a calf injury.
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Saints centre Fraser Dingwall impressed for England against South Africa (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Dickson leads the praise as Saints centre Dingwall shines in England's semi-final success

Former Saints scrum-half Lee Dickson led the praise for Fraser Dingwall after the centre starred in England Under-20s' semi-final success against South Africa on Tuesday evening.
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Kieran Brookes has signed for Wasps (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Brookes thanks Saints after signing for Wasps

Kieran Brookes has expressed his gratitude to Saints after being confirmed as a Wasps player.

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Alex Wakely says he and his Northants team-mates are hurting after their disappointing start to the season (pictures: Kirsty Edmonds)

Northants players have their say after social media criticism

Northants duo Alex Wakely and Ben Duckett have reacted to social media criticism following the County's difficult start to the season.

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Tom Wood is upbeat after Saints returned to pre-season training this week (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Wood encouraged as new era starts at Saints

Tom Wood says he is encouraged by what he has seen after Saints returned to training on Monday.

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Australian wing Andrew Kellaway has signed for Saints

Saints sign record-breaking Waratahs wing Kellaway

Saints have signed hot prospect Andrew Kellaway from Super Rugby side the Waratahs.

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David Ripley saw his side suffer another disappointing defeat (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Ripley rues the return of Northants' Achilles heel as they lose again

Head coach David Ripley feels Northants were made to pay for a lack of patience as their early-season struggles continued at the hands of Leicestershire.

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Saints supporters will be watching Challenge Cup rugby at Franklin's Gardens next season (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints could be top seeds in Challenge Cup

Saints could be among the top seeds in this season's Challenge Cup.
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Dean Austin is eager for Cobblers to entertain this season

Austin wants players to 'put smiles on faces' of 'fantastic' Cobblers supporters

Dean Austin is desperate to reward the Cobblers fans for their 'fantastic' support by ensuring his side entertain in Sky Bet League Two this season.

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Api Ratuniyarawa is now an important player for Saints (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Fiji lock Ratuniyarawa ready to hit the ground running at Saints

Api Ratuniyarawa is eager to continue proving himself during the Pacific Nations Cup as he looks to hit the ground running at Saints next season.

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