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Saints spoil London Irish homecoming

London Irish gave supporters little to celebrate on their first appearance of the season at the Madejski Stadium after falling to a 40-25 Aviva Premiership defeat to Northampton.

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Ribbans brace helps Saints to bonus-point win

Sam Underhill produced a superb defensive shift in front of Eddie Jones but it was not enough to prevent Bath slipping to a 24-6 Aviva Premiership defeat against Northampton.

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Bath's Watson 'good to go' for Saints trip

Bath boss Todd Blackadder says England star Anthony Watson is "good to go" ahead of Friday's Aviva Premiership clash against Northampton.

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Wood implores Saints to show more fight

Injured Saints back-row Tom Wood wants Northampton to have a cornered animal instinct about them when they face fierce Aviva Premiership rivals Leicester on Saturday.

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Saints secure East Midlands bragging rights

Northampton atoned for their chastening opening-weekend rout by Saracens by shifting the spotlight on to Leicester's poor start to the season in a comprehensive 24-11 victory.

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O'Connor: Tigers must 'keep nerve' in derby

Leicester head coach Matt O'Connor believes his players must keep their nerve if they are to defeat local rivals Northampton on Saturday.

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Hartley: Humbling defeat won't derail season

Dylan Hartley has challenged Northampton not to let Saturday's "reality check" nine-try thumping by Saracens dent their Aviva Premiership play-off ambitions.

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Sizzling Saracens off to a flyer

Saracens blew Northampton away at a sweltering Twickenham with their dominance highlighted by the handling skills of their front row trio.

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Aviva Premiership: Team-by-team guide

Aviva Premiership rugby returns on Friday night, and in the 12 clubs have been busy in the off-season. Check out ESPN's guide to each club.

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Saracens face Saints in Euro opener

Saracens will begin their quest for a third successive European Champions Cup crown with a trip to Aviva Premiership rivals Northampton.

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Edgar Mobbs: 'Never-say-die' Saints legend

Edgar Mobbs died at Passchendaele on July 31, 1917. A committed soldier, he had also been a key figure in the regeneration of English rugby in the early 20th century.

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58dSean Nevin

Wasps clinch Premiership sevens title

Wasps clinched the Premiership Sevens title after beating Newcastle Falcons 31-12 in the final at Franklin's Gardens.

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Wasps name star-studded Sevens line-up

Dan Robson will lead a star-studded Wasps side as they begin the defence of their Premiership Rugby Sevens crown at Franklin's Garden on Friday night.

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Hartley signs new Saints deal, made captain

England captain Dylan Hartley has been handed a contract extension and the captain's armband by Northampton Saints ahead of the coming season.

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Hartley responds brilliantly to fan's tweet

One Twitter user got more than he bargained for when he suggested Maro Itoje should replace Dylan Hartley as England captain -- and tagged both players in his post.

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Champions Cup finalists to meet in pool play

The draw and groups for the 2017/18 Champions Cup season has been revealed in Switzerland, with defending champions Saracens grouped with last year's finalists Clermont Auvergne.

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Wood facing six week suspension

Northampton Saints flanker Tom Wood will miss England's tour of Argentina after being suspended for six weeks following his sending-off in the Champions Cup playoff victory over Stade Francais.

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118dESPN Staff

Picamoles switches Northampton for Montpellier

Montpellier have resigned Northampton Saints and France back-row Louis Picamoles, with the Aviva Premiership club confirming his departure back to his first Top 14 club.

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Saints haul in Stade for Champions Cup place

Northampton Saints have rallied from a 16-point deficit while down to 14-men for most of the second half to beat Stade Francais 23-22 and qualify for the Champions Cup next season.

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Hill and Marchant out of England tour

England will be without prop Paul Hill and centre Joe Marchant for their two-Test tour of Argentina.

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Saints a step away from Champions Cup

Northampton kept alive their hopes of playing in the European Champions Cup next season with a hard-fought 21-15 victory over Connacht in the second play-off at Franklin's Gardens.

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130dESPN Staff

Day, Harrison return to Saints side

Northampton Saints and Connacht have released their starting teams for Saturday's Champions Cup playoff semifinal at Franklin's Gardens.