Northampton Saints

Season Stand Outs

With Saracens booking a Heineken Cup Final berth against retiring England legend, Jonny Wilkinson’s Toulon, English Rugby Union’s top sides have proven themselves to be amongst Europe’s elite. A season that many couldn’t have predicted, riddled with fan displeasure, refereeing mishaps and general jaw-dropping moments, has once again, been one for the history books. It’s hard to piece together all the bum squeaking, nail …

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Premiership R21 Review – Multiple Guess

Don’t laugh – but I had a pretty good week with my Premiership predictions (why else would I be writing this first thing on Monday?).   In the end I managed 5 ½ out of 6 right. I gave myself the ½ for predicting that Saints would triumph at the Rec. I claim a moral victory for this as Bath …

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Ford stars in dramatic draw

Bath and Northampton played out a dramatic 19-19 draw under the Recreation Ground floodlights – a result which still leaves the Aviva Premiership play-off places in doubt. Second-placed Saints are not absolutely sure of a home semi-final and Bath, in third, can still be denied a play-off place by Harlequins, who they meet next Saturday in the final round of …

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Ford: Saints draw Bath ‘statement’

Bath head coach Mike Ford was pleased with the way his side met the physical challenge of Northampton as the match finished honours even at 19-19 at the Recreation Ground. “People say we can’t compete against the top two but we’ve shown we can,” said Ford, who must prepare his team to face Saints again not just once but perhaps …

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Almost Home – Aviva Premiership Preview – Round 21

Come Sunday night I’m pretty sure that most of the remaining questions for this season will be answered. I think we’ might know the top 4 and it will be confirmed that Worcester will be in the Championship from September. These things are, however, not certain and it is just possible that some things will go down to the last …

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Next Season’s Aviva Premiership Looks Set to be the Toughest Ever!

Over the last few years the Aviva Premiership has rapidly grown to become just about the most competitive domestic league in World Rugby. Whilst I’m sure many would choose to disagree it is hard to argue with 6 different winners in the last 10 years (only the Top 14 can match this), whilst the last 3 years have yielded 3 …

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