A team not only looks at the players that are part of the first team but also potential players who are being groomed by the associated academy.
The latest focus on such a talent is Paul Hill. He is expected to perform well for the England team. Being part of the U20s team from England, he has moved to the senior side very quickly. With the form that he showcases, Paul Hill is being considered to be one of the best bets that England has when they face Australia.
Northampton Saints see Kahn Fotuali’i being signed on by Bath for the forthcoming season.
The scrum half player has been in demand and was signed on by Bath rugby team. Kahn hails from Samoa. He will now be part of Bath for the 2016-17 seasons, being transferred from Northampton Saints. He has had a good stay with Northampton. In the year 2014 he has helped the team win the title in the Premiership. Being 34 years of age, Kahn is now in his prime and these years would be crucial as it would decide how he ends his playing career.
Rugby will make its entry at the Franklin’s Gardens as there was an announcement made today by the Premiership Rugby stating that Northampton would be hosting one of the legs of Singha Seven Series this year.
The Northampton Saints will be taking Saracens and Harlequins on 29th July as the curtain raiser of the season’s tournament makes its entry in the seventh season. In fact, Franklin’s Gardens would be hosting a leg of the series for the fourth time and both Premiership Rugby and Saints are looking forward to form the crowd over 11,000 which was the count of the crowd in 2014.
Northampton Saints were beaten by Wasps at Franklin's Gardens for the first time in almost ten years.
Dan Robson, the scrum-half, scored Wasps' very first try when he managed to find an opening and touched down on the post before Rob Miller passed from close in.
Aviva Premiership Rugby Football Union club the Northampton Saints have confirmed that South African centre Pat Howard will link up with the team in the summer.
The 23 year old back row player will join the reigning Aviva Premiership champions from South African giants the Stormers. He had a hugely successful spell with the feeder club of the South African Super 15 side the Western Province, where he won Currie Cup, as well as Munster where he was part of the side both for the European Rugby Champions Cup as well as the Guinness Pro 12.
Gain by Sale with an impressive home tryst after the champions win from Northampton in the previous month is to be acknowledged by Danny Cipriani as he is hailed as a magician with his never say die attitude shows similarity with their rugby director, Steve Diamond.
England international prop Kieran Brookes will join Aviva Premiership Rugby Football Union club the Northampton Saints from their domestic rivals the Newcastle Falcons in the new season, it has been announced.
The 24 year old who plays as a tight head is being signed, in all probability, as a replacement for Salesi Ma'afu, who is reportedly leaving the club in the summer for a move to big spending French giants Toulon.
For the Rugby & Northampton Athletic Club, Adam Caulfield is the man who led the way at English National Relay Championships. A team of 17 took part in the competition last week but Caulfield became the star of the show that day at Mansfiels.
In the under-13 boy’s event, it was Adam who had the 4th quickest time recorded and for this, the team got the eighth place. He closed the leg at 6 minutes and 47.85 seconds whereas Ben Hope made 7 minutes 20.50 seconds along with Isaac Thorman at 7 minutes 39.35 seconds and all the timings together gave R&N a total of 21 minutes and 47.70 seconds.
Diving is something that is very closely associated with the sport of football. But according to Richard Cockerill (coach of Leicester Tigers) diving might become a common phenomenon in rugby as well because of the decision taken by Rugby Football Union (RFU) in relation to a ‘punching’ incident that took place on the 27th of September, 2014.
London Irish Rugby Club Director Brian Smith has welcomed Mark Tainton as their new skills and kicking coach for the new season of 2013-14. Smith sounded hopeful as he showed his confidence in Smith saying that his experience shall come in handy for the kickers in the team as well as improve the core skills of each and every player in their squad. Brian Smith is a former Bristol fly-half who has previously worked with the English national team before coaching Ireland for ten years as the technical kicking coach with Ronan O’Gara and Johnny Sexton.