Northampton Saints Inspired By Collins To Savor Success

To give Northampton Saints a clear victory in the 7s Bowl final of Singha Premiership Rugby, two tries were scored by Tom Collins, which include one right at the death.

By his efforts, team won with a 24-21 over Leicester Tigers.
Jack Stapley of Tigers and George Furbank of Saints in the first half exchanged scores. They do it before a mazy run through the Leicester defense heart by Tom Collins, who made it at half-time 10-7 to the hosts.

Tom Ffitch changed his own score to beat the Tigers and put them back ahead, before the lead of 21-10 was extended by the Charlie Dockery with just two minutes remaining at the Gardens of Franklin.

WARREN GATLAND FACES SELECTION DILEMMA AHEAD OF SATURDAY’S TEST

British and Irish Lions will on Saturday start off their first Test game against the All Blacks in Auckland.

However, this might be an easier sail through than the dilemma Lions boss, Warren Gatland is currently facing concerning the players that would make up his squad for the game.

His toughest call will see him make a decision on whether to choose Elliot Daly or George North.

North, who plays at wing position for Waleswas the biggest weapon for Gatland during the Lions last tour back in 2013.
The tour saw him terrorizing Australia and scoring tries as the Lions emerged victors in both Test.

Unfortunately, this trip has had nothing like that from North and this puts Gatland at a dilemma.

To go with his instinct would see the Kiwi coach keeping faith with the 6ft 4in Northampton Saints juggernaut for the first of the three Tests.

Picamoles Signs Pre-Contract With Montpellier

Northampton Saints No 8 Louis Picamoles gave a shock to the team after signing a pre-contract agreement with Montpellier to rejoin it once the tour of France of South Africa will get over this summer.

Picamoles, joined Northampton leaving Toulouse signing the contract of three-years in 2016, and for five years he played in Montpellier until 2009. Now he is returning to his former club.

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Dan Biggar Of Northampton Saints

Something that is common is rumors that keep rising about movement of players between clubs which often turn out to be true or not.


The latest rumor doing the rounds is Dan Biggar of making for a move to this Aviva Premiership league club. This Wales pivot player might be targeted or the news might not have any base. As per information from Ospreys, they insist that there has been no contact from Northampton Saints to propose a move for the fly half player Dan Biggar.

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SEXTON, O’BRIEN AND EARLS AVAILABLE FOR SIX NATIONS

Confirmation from the Ireland camp has it that the likes of Johnny Sexton, Sean O’Brien and Keith Earls would be available for selection in preparation for the country’s opening Six Nations Championship match, where they would go head-on with Scotland.


The venue is Murrayfield, on a Saturday.

While the trio will be joining in trainings ahead of the game, the official communique released by Paul Den, the new Ireland manager, has it that due to a recurrence of an existing groin injury, Andrew Conway has been ruled out of the game. He already is back to Munster where he would undergo treatment.

Commenting on the news, Dean had explained,
“It’s all positive [news] this week with one exception Andrew Conway aggravated an existing groin complaint. Unfortunately he is not with us and has been ruled out of the Scotland game.”

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WE ARE APPRECIATIVE OF SUPPORTERS’ GENEROSITY – PAUL TALLENTIRE

With the Christmas celebrations just around the corner, hundreds of the local people and supporters of the Northampton Saints Squad have been very generous in their donation of toys for the Big Christmas Toy Collection.


Travis Perkins bosses, had gone on to thank both supporters, the local people and their customers for their generous donations at the collection, which had taken place just before Northampton’s Aviva Premiership game against Newcastle on Friday.

Hundreds of the new toys donated by the people to the collection which is now in its fourth year, will be sent out to children and all young people in need across the town by the Northamptonshire Social Services in time for Christmas.

Tongan Tuitavake Signed By Northampton

Northampton Saints have brought in a new center for their team in the form of Tongan international Nafi Tuitavake.

He moved on to Narbonne last year from his native New Zealand. This Tongan international was a regular player for the Crusaders in the Super Rugby for two years. He also played for North Harbor in the ITM cup for close to 10 years. He has plenty of match experience and this will come in handy for the Northampton rugby team.

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Northampton Helps Develop Young Talent For Rugby

A team not only looks at the players that are part of the first team but also potential players who are being groomed by the associated academy.

The latest focus on such a talent is Paul Hill. He is expected to perform well for the England team. Being part of the U20s team from England, he has moved to the senior side very quickly. With the form that he showcases, Paul Hill is being considered to be one of the best bets that England has when they face Australia.

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Northampton Saints Will See Kahn Transferred To Bath

Northampton Saints see Kahn Fotuali’i being signed on by Bath for the forthcoming season.

The scrum half player has been in demand and was signed on by Bath rugby team. Kahn hails from Samoa. He will now be part of Bath for the 2016-17 seasons, being transferred from Northampton Saints. He has had a good stay with Northampton. In the year 2014 he has helped the team win the title in the Premiership. Being 34 years of age, Kahn is now in his prime and these years would be crucial as it would decide how he ends his playing career.

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Singha Seven Series To Return To The Gardens

Rugby will make its entry at the Franklin’s Gardens as there was an announcement made today by the Premiership Rugby stating that Northampton would be hosting one of the legs of Singha Seven Series this year.

The Northampton Saints will be taking Saracens and Harlequins on 29th July as the curtain raiser of the season’s tournament makes its entry in the seventh season. In fact, Franklin’s Gardens would be hosting a leg of the series for the fourth time and both Premiership Rugby and Saints are looking forward to form the crowd over 11,000 which was the count of the crowd in 2014.

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