Northampton Saints

England Prop Alex Corbisiero Leaves Northampton Saints With Immediate Effect

England prop Alex Corbisiero has left Premiership side Northampton Saints. The 27-year-old, capped 20 times by England, said in December that he would take a year out from the game once his Saints contract expired in the summer. He won the Premiership and European Challenge Cup in 2014 but knee, shoulder and lower-back injuries have limited club and country progress. …

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Alex Corbisiero To Take A Year Out Of Rugby To ‘Clear His Mind’

England prop Alex Corbisiero takes sabbatical leave in order to heal recent knee injury and clear his mind. ENGLAND prop Alex Corbisiero is taking a year off from rugby at the end of this season after admitting that he is “mentally drained.” He has no definite plans for his sabbatical at the moment other than to spend time in the …

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Victor Matfield Signs With Northampton Saints

Legendary South Africa lock Victor Matfield will retire as a Northampton Saint after he agreed to join the club on a one-year contract. The 38-year-old is the all-time record caps holder for the Springboks and has played 123 times since making his debut way back in 2001. Matfield’s experience will be crucial for the Saints, who will be looking to …

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Match Preview: Exeter v Northampton

Aviva Premiership leaders Northampton Saints travel to Exeter Chiefs as they look to extend their unbeaten run to six matches. Northampton, who comfortably dispatched Wasps 52-30 on Friday night, hold a 10 point advantage over nearest challengers Saracens with just four games remaining in the regular season. Meanwhile, Exeter will be looking to bounce back after their 25-18 loss to …

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Harlequins v Northampton Saints – Big Game 7

The Big Game has become something of a ritual for me; the perfect opportunity to watch a game of rugby over a spell, that if we’re really honest can be a bit boring.  Having been to all 6 and had mixed experiences; including watching a game that was akin to watching paint dry last year I was hoping for a …

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Saracens v Northampton Saints – Revenge is nigh?

After another immense international weekend for me involving a visit to Cardiff to see an immense game of rugby in an amazing stadium I set off up the M4 to get to Allianz Park for a 1 o’clock kick off.  With dire conditions that journey wasn’t the deepest of joys; it never ceases to amaze me that drivers fail to …

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The Top 10 Boom Brothers Hits

Northampton Saints pair Courtney Lawes and Samu Manoa have become so feared across the Premiership for their bone crunching tackles that they are now known as the Boom Brothers by some, with Lawes being singled out as the half back killer. With this fearsome reputation in mind, here are Northampton’s Boom Brothers top 10 hits to date; 10. Manoa on …

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‘Scrum Down’-Previewing the weekend’s top clashes

If you didn’t score a hat-trick in the Premiership last weekend, you’re in the minority, well, at least that’s how it seems. A weekend that was blessed with some ruthless running rugby, sublime finishing and magical moments was a memorable one for the likes of Saints, Saracens and Exeter. Even more so for George North, Vereniki Goneva and David Strettle …

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