Tag: Northampton

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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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 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…)



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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Saints Victory Against Bristol

Northampton Saints have their last victory against Bristol to inspire them as they gear up to face Castres this weekend in France. Many players had helped to make a difference when the team played against Bristol. For instance, Louis Picamoles was one of the star players in that game.

It was an Aviva Premiership game where Louis was able to perform well along with other tries put in by players like Myler, Hanrahan, Wood and Haywood. Mallinder was able to make a successful goal in this game. There were other tries such as by Woodward and Fenton-Wells. (more…)