Northampton Rugby Club

Northampton Rugby Club is a professional rugby club which is based in Northampton in England. They were established in the year 1880 and have been playing ever since. They are nick named the Jimmies or Saints. Their jersey colors are green, black and gold and all their home matches are played at the Franklin’s gardens. This stadium has a capacity of 13000 and more and hence is ideal for a perfect home game. The club is currently under the chairmanship of Leon Bar well and coached and captained under Jim Mallinder and Dylan Hartley respectively. The club is associated with the Aviva premiership and regularly plays at this league.

Northampton Rugby Club was originally set up by a clergy man belonging to the village of Milton Malsor. This is the reasons why the club is also nicknamed as Saints or Jimmies, the reason being that this clergy was a devout follower of St. James. His basic aim was to create a young team of rugby players among the parish members having in mind that this game might help convert hooligans to thorough gentlemen. Northampton managed to make it to the major rugby union teams in a short span of time and hence eventually started their professional career. Twenty years into their professional game, Harry Weston, a Northampton player received the England Cap and hence became one of the biggest achievements for the club. Edgar Mobbs was one of the most dominating players in the club and was well known all throughout the 20th century. He was known all the more for his stoic effort in the World War. The club had arranged a memorial match when he had died fighting in battle.

Northampton Rugby Club is currently ranked 11th in the English Premier Championship with a total of 5 points. They have managed to keep their game play and position in the charts consistent and this is what makes them recognizable. They had started off the matches in the 21st century on a poor note, losing most of the matches in the 2000-2001 seasons. Their performance kept on dropping and when they managed to qualify for the Power Gen Cup and the Heineken Cup, it was of great value to them. From then on, Northampton Rugby Club has managed to put up a decent performance and stay on an average position in the charts so as to keep their fan base going steady.

The 2008-2009 seasons was another great season as Northampton Rugby Club managed to end up at 8th position and lost only a single game to the Newcastle Falcons. They also managed to win the European challenge cup that year and went on to gaining a position at the Heineken Cup as well. In 2010, the club also won the LV Cup after defeating their competitors Gloucester rugby in the finals by a margin of 30-24. Following this they also managed to finish second in the Guinness Premiership and went on to losing at the quarter final at the Heineken Cup.