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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Aviva Premiership Rugby Union side the Northampton Saints has completed the signing of centre Dominic Waldouck from fellow Premiership side the London Wasps for an undisclosed fee ahead of the new season of professional rugby in England. The 24 year old centre is a product of the famed youth academy of The Wasps and came up through the ranks to make 114 senior first class appearances for the side, scoring 17 tries in the process.
Andy Long, the hooker of the Aviva Premiership side the Northampton Saints who was due to switch sides to Gloucester Rugby during the off season has been forced to call time on his career after being unable to overcome a degenerative neck injury.
Ben Foden of the Aviva Premiership side the Northampton Saints has said that it makes him sick and tired having to hear the continuous talk of the potential that The Saints have in their lineup and believes that it is high time that they make something out of that potential keep talking about and deliver their first Aviva Premiership title to the fans and the club.