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.
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.
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.
Jim Mallinder, the Director of Rugby of the Aviva Premiership Rugby Football Union club the Northampton Saints insists the club is not down and out despite suffering back to back defeats for the first time this season.
The Jimmies suffered a 19-6 thrashing at the hands of the high flying Sale Sharks last weekend and went down to the Exeter Chiefs the previous weekend in the final of the LV=Cup at Sandy Park. And speaking to BBC Radio Northampton, Mallinder stated that they have some great players but they were off the pace against the Sharks which cost them the match.
Jim Mallinder, the Director of Rugby of the Aviva Premiership Rugby Football Union club the Northampton Saints has stated that he will neither allow nor help Wales develop star player George North into a centre despite the winger playing a starring role in the club’s recent 15-17 win against the London Wasps as well as his run in the position for the Wales national team.
England international hooker Dylan Hooker will retain the captain’s armband for the Aviva Premiership Rugby Football Union club the Northampton Saints this season, it has been confirmed. The 27 year old Englishman was sent off during the club’s playoff final defeat at the hands of bitter rivals the Leicester Tigers last season and was handed a ban of 11 weeks afterwards for swearing at the referee and calling him a cheat.
Aviva Premiership Rugby Football Union club the Northampton Saints have urged its fans not to take their cars to London at Twickenham Stoop for the Aviva Premiership final against local rivals the Leicester Tigers this Saturday. The officials of the club have advised the fans traveling for the final to use public transport for travels instead. It is expected that almost around 50 coaches will depart for Twickenham Stoop at 10am in the morning on the day of the final from the club’s Franklin’s Gardens stadium.