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Boyd enjoyed meeting with 'outstanding' Saints skipper Hartley

Chris Boyd paid a visit to Dylan Hartley at Pennyhill Park earlier this week - and the new boss says the Saints skipper was 'outstanding'.

Chris Boyd has spent the week at Saints (picture: Steve Haag)

Week at Saints has been 'of massive value' for new boss Boyd

Chris Boyd says his flying visit to Franklin's Gardens was 'of massive value'.

Chris Boyd is closing in on a couple more Saints signings (picture: Steve Haag)

Saints closing in on a couple more signings

New Saints boss Chris Boyd says a couple more signings 'aren't far away' at Franklin's Gardens.

Teimana Harrison was dismissed at The Rec last Friday (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Myler backs Saints team-mate Harrison after ban

Stephen Myler has backed Teimana Harrison to produce big performances in the final four games of the season after being hit with a ban earlier this week.

Saints' new signing Ben Franks

BREAKING: Saints swoop to land former All Blacks forward Ben Franks

Saints have boosted their squad for next season with the signing of World Cup-winning All Black Ben Franks.

Courtney Lawes will miss the rest of the season (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints star Lawes ruled out for rest of season

Alan Gaffney says it is 'a huge shame' to lose star man Courtney Lawes for the rest of the season.

Teimana Harrison faces a hearing in Coventry tonight (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints No.8 Harrison handed one-week ban

Teimana Harrison will miss Saints' trip to Newcastle Falcons after being handed a one-week ban for being sent off at Bath last Friday.
Connor Tupai will join Saints' Senior Academy (pictures: Kirsty Edmonds)

Tupai and Sleightholme stay on as Saints hand senior contracts to five young stars

Saints have announced that five highly-rated youngsters will join the Senior Academy set-up ahead of next season.


PICTURE GALLERY: Bath 13 Northampton Saints 12

There will be no silverware lining for Saints this season after they slipped to an agonising 13-12 Anglo-Welsh Cup semi-final defeat to Bath on Friday night.

George North

Saints winger North shrugs off ‘difficult couple of weeks’ as he shines for Wales

George North shrugged off his Saints troubles to score two tries for Wales as they beat Italy in the Six Nations on Sunday - and said starting for his country ‘is all I work for’.

New Saints Academy head coach Mark Hopley

Mark Hopley appointed Saints Academy head coach

Mark Hopley is the new head coach of the Saints Academy.

Dyland Hartley misses England's trip to France due to injury

Skipper Hartley ruled out of England trip to France

England skipper Dylan Hartley has been ruled out of England’s crucial RBS Six Nations clash against France in Paris on Saturday.

Teimana Harrison makes his 100th appearance for Saints on Friday night

100-up for Harrison as Saints make five changes for Bath trip

Teimana Harrison will make his 100th Saints appearance in Friday night’s Anglo-Welsh Cup semi-final at Bath (ko 7.45pm).

Piers Francis kicked all nine points in Saints' defeat at Bath last month (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Bath v Northampton Saints: Tom Vickers' match preview

Fixture: Bath v Northampton Saints
George North will start for Wales against Italy on Sunday (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Wales boss Gatland would back North if winger wanted early Saints exit

Warren Gatland has told George North that the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) would support the wing should he want to exit Saints prior to the conclusion of his contract.

George North's most recent Saints appearance came against London Irish on February 17 (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Saints wing North starts for Wales against Italy

George North will start for Wales against Italy on Sunday - eight days after the furore surrounding his non-selection for Saints.

Sam Vesty will join Saints as attack coach this summer (picture: Worcester News)

Boyd held the key to Vesty 'jumping at' chance to join Saints

Sam Vesty says he jumped at the chance to join Saints.

Cobus Reinach is ready for the return to The Rec (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Saints seek two big performances in bid to secure some silverware

If Saints are to win the Anglo-Welsh Cup during the next couple of weeks, they will need to show the kind of consistency they have lacked of late.

Ken Pisi has no problem with Alan Gaffney's up-front approach at Saints (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Pisi: Gaffney's strong words are 'a good wake-up call' for Saints squad

Ken Pisi has no problem with Alan Gaffney's criticism of the Saints players following last Saturday's defeat to Sale.

Saints interim head coach Alan Dickens (picture: Kirsty Edmonds)

Dickens delivers injury update ahead of Saints' semi-final at Bath

Luther Burrell looks set to miss Saints' trip to Bath after being unable to train due to a shoulder injury sustained last Saturday.

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