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Saints switch Tigers clash to Twickenham in aid of centre Horne

Saints have opted to switch their home league fixture against Leicester Tigers to Twickenham to raise funds for Rob Horne.
Rob Horne was named supporters' and players' player of the year for 2017/18 (picture: Andy Taylor)

Saints farewell interview: Rob Horne

The strength of reaction to Rob Horne's retirement from rugby showed just what an impact he had made during his seven-month playing spell at Saints.

Saints beat Leicester Tigers in the Premiership clash at Franklin's Gardens last season (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Saints to host Tigers in new cup competition

Saints will face a local derby in the Premiership Rugby Cup this season.

Attack coach Sam Vesty can't wait to see what Saints are able to produce this season (picture: Dave Ikin)

New attack coach Vesty outlines his Saints vision

Sam Vesty's first Saints interview was a shining example of the appetite for success at the club this summer.

The Wanderers claimed A League glory last season (picture: Dave Ikin)

Wanderers begin title defence with trip to Tigers

The Wanderers will begin the defence of their Premiership Rugby Shield crown with a trip to local rivals Leicester Tigers.

Dom Barrow is preparing for his first season at Saints

Barrow can sense real optimism ahead of his first season at Saints

Dom Barrow says there is a lot of optimism at Saints ahead of the new season.

Chris Boyd will take over at Saints this summer

Boyd era to begin against Gloucester as Saints kick off at Kingsholm

Chris Boyd's first season in charge of Saints will kick off at Kingsholm.
Prop Will Davis has joined Saints from Ealing Trailfinders

Life at Saints is 'something else', says new prop Davis

Will Davis says he can't wait to sample match action at Saints.
Jordan Onojaife said farewell to Franklin's Gardens on the final day of last season (pictures: Sharon Lucey)

Saints farewell interview: Jordan Onojaife

Jordan Onojaife may have spent five years at Saints, but even if you regularly watched the first team play during that time, the likelihood of you having seen him in action is slim.

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Joan Carnell (right) with her daughter, Sarah (left)

Saints tribute: Joan Carnell

Most Saints supporters probably never met Joan Carnell.
Tom Kessell has left Saints

Saints announce departure of scrum-half Tom Kessell

Saints have announced that scrum-half Tom Kessell has left Franklin’s Gardens.

Phil Dowson is Saints' forwards coach this season (picture: Dave Ikin)

Dowson’s delighted to have key role with Boyd’s new-look Saints

At the end of last season, Saints resembled a bashed-up car that needed some work to get it back up to speed.

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Courtney Lawes has been part of Saints' pre-season training (picture: Dave Ikin)

Saints star Lawes ‘really grafting’ as he sets sights on start of new season

Saints forwards coach Phil Dowson says Courtney Lawes is ‘working his tail off’ to be fit for the start of the new season.

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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.

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,

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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