Waldouck Signs for the Northampton Saints

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.

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Andy Long Retires

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.

FODEN WANTS TITLE

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.

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IMPORTANT VICTORY

Northampton beat Sale Sharks 24 points to 17 at the Franklin’s Garden in the Aviva Premiership.

The Sharks were punished heavily for the lack of discipline on field as Stephen Myler scored seven penalties for Northampton to secure them a much needed win.

NORTHAMPTON STRUGGLING FOR POINTS

The club is currently under the chairmanship of Leon Bar well and coached and captained under Jim Mallinder and Dylan Hartley respectively. The club is associated with the Aviva premiership and regularly plays at this league.

Currently ranked 5th in the EPC, Northampton has a total of 5 points. They have managed to keep their game play and position in the charts consistent and this is what makes them recognizable.

NORTHAMPTON OUT OF THE CUP

Northampton will not be repeating last season’s European heroics as their 41-22 defeat to Castres secured their exit from this season’s Heineken Cup.

Saints reached the final last season before being defeated by Leinster in the showpiece. But three defeats from their opening three games in the pool mean they will not be competing in the business end of the biggest tournament in Europe.

MALLINDER UNHAPPY WITH BAN

Northampton’s head coach and contender for the England managerial vacancy, Jim Mallinder, has labelled the ban handed down to Saints and England star Chris Ashton this week as “harsh”, hinting that Northampton may well appeal against the wingers four week suspension.

SAINTS AGREE TO LEAVE REIHANA

Northampton rugby union have agreed to release Bruce Reihana for France. Mark Easter is set to join Sale Sharks, with Joe Ansbro heading to London Irish and Dan Sanderson moving to Moseley.

Director of rugby Jim Mallinder has also opted to release Regardt Dreyer and Matt Cornwell.

"They have all contributed to the team's development over the past few seasons," said Mallinder.

"A squad is not just about the 23 players who represent the club on match day.

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NORTHAMPTON CONFIRM DEPARTURES

Northampton have said that Bruce and Shane have left the club. Mark Easter is set to join Sale Sharks, with Joe Ansbro heading to London Irish and Dan Sanderson moving to Moseley.

Director of rugby Jim Mallinder has also opted to release Regardt Dreyer and Matt Cornwell.

"They have all contributed to the team's development over the past few seasons," said Mallinder.

"A squad is not just about the 23 players who represent the club on match day.

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REIHANA WILL NOT RETIRE

Northampton Saints wing Bruce Reihana has said that retiring is not on his mind at the moment and he wants to continue in rugby.

The 34-year-old is in his testimonial year and is waiting to see if the Premiership club offer him a new contract beyond 2011.

Reihana told BBC Look East: "I still love playing the game, the physicality, the training and the camaraderie.

"When my body and mind go, that's when it's time to give up and it's certainly not yet."

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