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New roles for Dowson and Dickens as Saints confirm coaching structure

Saints have confirmed their coaching team for next season, with Phil Dowson taking up the role of forwards coach and Alan Dickens becoming defence mentor.

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Piers Francis is currently part of the England squad preparing for this weekend's game against the Barbarians (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Saints star Francis ready to show his worth for England

Piers Francis is happy to be adaptable as he bids to become an England regular.

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James Grayson is going to France with the England Under-20s (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Saints quartet get England call for World Rugby U20 Championships

Four Saints players have been named in the England Under-20s squad for the World Rugby U20 Championships in France at the end of the month.

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James Haskell will join Saints this summer

Day believes Haskell can be a driving force for Saints

Christian Day has backed James Haskell to achieve his aim of going to the World Cup by starring for Saints next season.

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Christian Day has taken the decision to retire (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints farewell interview: Christian Day

It might have come two weeks later than most, but Christian Day finally gets his chance to say a proper Franklin's Gardens goodbye on Sunday.

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Chris Boyd will become Saints' director of rugby this summer (picture: Steve Haag)

New boss Boyd writes letter to Saints supporters

Chris Boyd has penned a letter to Saints season ticket holders.

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Dan Biggar could face his former club in pre-season (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints announce pre-season fixtures

Chris Boyd's first game in charge of Saints will come in Bridgend as the new boss takes his team to face Ospreys in pre-season.

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Teimana Harrison believes James Haskell will be a good signing for Saints (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Harrison: Haskell will be a big hit at Saints

Teimana Harrison says he is really looking forward to the arrival of James Haskell at Saints.
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Rob Horne has been named in the Premiership dream team

Saints duo selected in Premiership dream team

Two Saints players have been named in BT Sport's Premiership dream team for the 2017/18 season.

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Chris Boyd has drafted in scrum specialist Matt Ferguson (picture: Steve Haag)

Saints boss Boyd brings in scrum specialist Ferguson as assistant coach

Saints have announced that Matt Ferguson will be arriving as an assistant coach this summer.
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Paul Hill starred in Saints' win at Leicester last month (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints prop Hill hoping to maintain his momentum

Paul Hill is preparing to hit the ground running at Saints next season.
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Jamie Gibson is on the shortlist for the Premiership player of the season prize (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints star Gibson nominated for big Premiership prize

Saints flanker Jamie Gibson is on the shortlist for the Aviva Premiership Rugby player of the season award.
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James Haskell will join Saints this summer (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Saints sign England flanker Haskell

Saints have signed England flanker James Haskell on a one-year deal.
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Chris Boyd will join Saints this summer (picture: Steve Haag)

Boyd delighted as he brings 'extremely hungry' Haskell to Saints

New Saints boss Chris Boyd says he is 'thrilled' to have acquired the services of an 'extremely hungry' James Haskell.

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The highlight of Saints' season came at Welford Road last month (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Tom Vickers' Saints 2017/18 season review

It’s fair to say it hasn’t been a vintage season at Franklin’s Gardens.
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Rob Horne claimed both big prizes on Thursday night (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Horne does the double at Saints' end-of-season awards

Rob Horne claimed an emotional double as he scooped the players' player and supporters' player of the season prizes at Saints' end-of-season dinner on Thursday night.
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Saints lost in the semi-finals of the Anglo-Welsh Cup at Bath last season (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints set to be involved in new cup competition

Saints will be playing in a new competition next season after Premiership Rugby announced they will be launching the Premiership Rugby Cup.
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Jamie Gibson has been overlooked by England (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

No Saints representation on England tour of South Africa as Gibson is overlooked

Stand-out Saints player Jamie Gibson has been overlooked for England's summer tour of South Africa with no member of the Northampton squad making the cut.
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Stephen Myler signed off at Franklin's Gardens last Saturday (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Saints legend Myler delighted to make move to London Irish

Stephen Myler has expressed his delight after his move to London Irish was announced.
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Dylan Hartley has been sidelined with concussion in recent weeks (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints skipper Hartley has had 'extraordinary' impact on England's fortunes

Eddie Jones says it is 'extraordinary' what Dylan Hartley has done for his country in recent years.
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