Northampton Saints This Season

Northampton Saints have obtained a reality check after they lost their chance at the quarter finals.

That is what their boss is also talking about. The playoff chances might exist, but one needs to be realistic about it. Jim Mallinder is in the right position to state such facts. As a result this might be a second season that Northampton loses chances for the playoffs in the Premiership. The last match results in Northampton being defeated by Leicester. Hence the club can look at finishing in a top six position.

Northampton had put in their best efforts, but Leicester being a strong contender this season, the game resulted in a loss of 36-31 which was held at Franklin Gardens. The Saints as a result slid to a seventh position due to the loss. This defeat was also the seventh consecutive defeat in all the games they have played against their rival team in the East Midlands. Mallinder stated to the media that the playoff position is what they could aim for during this season.



Assistant Coach of the Leicester Tigers Rugby team has pointed out that his team’s defeat of the Northampton Saints left him feeling very impressed, and he could not have asked for a lot more.

The Tigers scored three tries in the Anglo-Welsh Cup competition game, ending at 27-20 to extend their unbeaten run and secure a spot at the semi-final rounds with just one more game left to play.

The three tries scored in the game, were touched down by Will Evans, Dom Barrow and Harry Thacker.

Murphy, who spoke after the game, made it known that he had talked with the team before the game and had them know that it was going to be all about their performance. At the end of it all, he believes the team showed a lot of passion and pride in the game.

“We talked before the game about a performance being vital and I thought we played with a lot of passion and pride. I’m really pleased for the guys,” Murphy said. (more…)

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Northampton Saints Get Bristol Players

Northampton Saints are set to start the season as they mean to go on, with the signing of players like Jamal Ford-Robinson and Mitch Eadie, both joining from Bristol to play for the club this season.

Many teams are looking at ways to increase performance levels and one of the ways of doing that is to reshuffle players and infuse fresh blood in the team levels. Whilst new contracts are being offered to different players now as the New Year has begun in an attempt to keep hold of players, and keep them at clubs on a long-term basis, the simplest way of getting fresh momentum is to bring players in. (more…)

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Northampton To Face Castres

Northampton is up for exciting games in the European Champion tournament that is currently on in France. As the country struggles under extreme cold weather conditions, the Northampton team along with the others would be stepping up the heat in the group games that would be played this weekend.

The Northampton Saints would be facing Castres which is a French team and it would be a challenge that the team would be up against. That is also because the previous four games proved to be challenging for the team. They were able to win only in one of the four games. (more…)


Leinster vs Northampton Saints



The game between Northampton and Leicester Tigers which will see Northampton as visitors, will be the first East Midlands derby for Michael Paterson.

The flanker, ahead of the derby, has said that the game is a must win game for them. He was part of the Northampton Saints team that went on to concede a late score last Friday in their game against Newcastle Falcons.

With five minutes into the game, Saints had battle valiantly, and thus secured a 16-15 lead with no more than 5 minutes left on the clock. This was despite the absence of prop, Kieran Brookes who had been sent off just two minutes before half time.

They could not keep the lead for so long or even go on to extend it as NikiGoneva crossed before the extras were kicked in by Joel Hodgson.

Paterson and his fellow squad mates will on Saturday, visit Welford Road in the game against Leicester Tigers and for the flanker, he believes it would be a lively game for them and a vital one at that especially since it was between a close rival of theirs. (more…)

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