Waller ready to return

Alex Waller, the prop for the Aviva Premiership Rugby Football Union club the Northampton Saints has stated that he is fir and raring to go after being given a rest for the first time in 81 games.

The 23 year old prop featured for all matches of the Jimmies since the Heineken Cup final of 2011 before missing out on the team’s LV=Cup win against the London Irish. Speaking to BBC Radio Northampton, Waller stated that it was a strange feeling for him adding that he almost felt lost when the rest of the boys went to training.


Hartley to retain captaincy

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.


Northampton Saints urge fans to take public transport

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.


Northampton Saints set to sign George North

20 year old Wales international winger George North is set to sign for the Aviva Premiership Rugby Football Union club the Northampton Saints after agreeing a two year deal with the English giants.

The youngster has been at the centre of a major row between the Walesa Rugby Union and the four regions in recent weeks. And although his present club the Scarlets insists they offered the youngster the best possible deal to keep him at the club, the WRU has accused the region of trying to sell the player who still has a year left on his contract.


Phil Dowson happy with Northampton Saints squad

Phil Dowson, the forward for the Aviva Premiership Rugby Football Union club the Northampton Saints has insisted that the side is full of quality and have enough confidence in their own abilities to snap out of their recent slump and get back to winning ways.

The Jimmies have lost their last four successive matches but Dowson insists it is only a matter of time before the club bounced back. Speaking to BBC Look East, Dowson stated that people are speculating that the squad is not together and that there are cracks in the armor.


Northampton Saints crash out of Heineken Cup

A last gasp try from Peter Horne sealed the match for Glasgow Warriors as they overcame a stubborn Aviva Premiership Rugby Football Union club the Northampton Saints who saw their journey to glory in the biggest club competition in Europe in the form of the Heineken Cup go up in smoke after their 27-20 defeat in Scotland meant that they would not qualify for the knockout stages of the competition.


Northampton Saints banned again

Dylan Hartley, the hooker for the Aviva Premiership Rugby Union club the Northampton Saints has been given a sanction of two weeks for hitting out at Rory Best of Ulster during a Heineken Cup match last weekend.

The incident took place during the Irish club’s 25-6 win in the Heineken Cup at Franklin’s Gardens last Friday. The skipper for The Jimmies was summoned after the match during which he pleaded guilty to the charge and has now been given this new sanction.


Saints come back to beat Glasgow

Aviva Premiership Rugby Union club the Northampton Saints mounted a brilliant comeback against the Scottish club the Glasgow Warriors to register a 24-15 victory at the Franklin’s Gardens stadium in the Heineken Cup.

Northampton got off to a flying start and thought that they had taken the lead early in the first half when Ken Pisi scored but the video referee was not convinced that The Saints man had grounded the ball legally and the points were wiped off the board.


Northampton Saints Lose Unbeaten Record

Aviva Premiership leaders the Northampton Saints have suffered their first loss of the new season of the Premiership when they were handed a humbling by the London Irish on Saturday.

The Exiles ran out 39-17 winners against The Saints, ending their record of a perfect start to the new season as they chase their first title in the new format. Northampton, who were high on confidence and were playing with some style came to Reading with a much depleted side with as many as 11 first team players missing from the lineup.


Northampton let Cameron Go

Northampton who was due to sign Australian Cameron Sheperd has pulled out of the deal because of his fitness related issues. Cameron Sheperd had agreed to sign a contract with Northampton for three years after finishing his commitments with Western Force. But the deal did not go through as the team was advised against signing the Australian by the medical team.

Jim Mallinder, the director of the club told the club’s official website that it is important for the team to get the most out of its squad in the season and with Cameron’s fitness problem, this seems very unlikely.