Saracens are still hopeful of making the last eight in the Champions Cup following their bonus point victory over Northampton Saints. They are the second best of all the second placed teams. Since three progressing to the last eight, they stand a chance.

The Saints led in the opening exchanges through CobusReinach and NafiTuitavake but Nathan Earle came on for the defending champions to change things. The winger, who is set to join Harlequins at the end of the season, combined well with Alex Goode, Owen Farrell, Marcelo Bosch and Richard Wiggleworth. The Saracens kept scoring tries, with Sean Maitland and SioneVailanu adding theirs after half time.

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Piers Francis Enjoying Competition In Saints

New Northampton Saints Piers Francis, who is at the fly-half position, says he is enjoying the competition at the club for places ahead of the new season of the Aviva Premiership which is underway next month.

In the championship, the Saints will face Saracens the European champions on September 2 at Twickenham and it will be before the derby big home match, which will be played against the team Leicester Tigers following week.

Francis is a 27-year-old and he has joined the team recently from New Zealand side Auckland Blues, joining the team, he insists, in the team, he is not taking his position for granted at all.

He has played two games against Argentina for England in the beginning of this summer. Credit: PA

Collectively, we are putting all our effort to work and play together and come out as the best, and obviously, the competition in own personal place is best for that. (more…)

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Cambridge Rugby Club has announced its first signings for the new summer.

The new signings will see them bring on the trio of Pierre Peres, Henry Peck and Cameron Keenan onto the team.

In addition to that,Euan Kingdom colts’ player has been promoted to the first team squad in anticipation of the forthcoming National League One campaign.

In regards to new additions, there has been little news emanating from Volac Park but Ross Stewart, the club’s director of Rugby has been quite a busy man behind the scenes.

One of the signings, Peck is a 20 year old prop who arrives at the club after spending the last two years at Ampthill.

A former Millfield School pupil, Peck has represented England at the under-16 level.

Stewart had this to say about him: “I worked with Henry at Northampton Saints, he was an outstanding scrummager and has the attributes that we want in a young prop and player.

“He wants to step up to the next level, and he has seen at Cambridge that we have given players the opportunities.

“I’m looking forward to working with him again.” He concluded. (more…)

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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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