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Northampton Saints Appoint Alan Gaffney As Interim Technical Coaching Consultant

While the search for a long-term replacement for former director of rugby Jim Mallinder continues, Northampton Saints have appointed veteran Australian coach Alan Gaffney as an interim technical coaching consultant. The vastly experienced Gaffney, who has most recently worked as the National Elite Programmes Coach with Rugby Australia, has prior experience coaching in the English Premiership having served as the …

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Northampton Saints Part Ways With Jim Mallinder

Northampton Saints confirmed today that they have parted ways with long-serving director of rugby, Jim Mallinder. According to a statement on the club’s website, the board made the decision to oust Mallinder, who took over at Northampton in 2007 and whose decade-long stint at the club’s helm is the longest of any director in the entire Aviva Premiership, due to …

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Dan Biggar Set To Quit Welsh Rugby For Aviva Premiership

Wales and Ospreys fly-half Dan Biggar is set to quit Welsh rugby for English giants Northampton Saints, in a deal that would see him leave his home region according to Wales Online. The experienced number ten has been with the Ospreys for nearly a decade, and has made over 200 appearances for them since making his debut way back in …

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Northampton Saints Announce Eleven New Deals With Current Players

NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 06: Jim Mallinder, the Northampton director of rugby looks on during the Northampton Saints at Franklin's Gardens on December 6, 2016 in Northampton, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Northampton Saints have announced new contract deals for eleven of their current squad. The Saints have been much maligned this season. Having finished rock bottom of their European Champions Cup pool, one would think that they would have been afforded more time to focus on their domestic campaign. A glance at the Guinness Premiership table quickly attests to the fact …

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George North Set To Return To Action This Week Despite Concerns Over Long-Term Health

NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - MARCH 27: George North of Northampton Saints breaks through for the try line during the Aviva Premiership match between Northampton Saints and Wasps at Franklin's Gardens on March 27, 2015 in Northampton, England. (Photo by Tony Marshall/Getty Images)

George North looks set to return to action on Friday following his latest layoff due to yet another head injury suffered against Leicester Tigers on December 3. Much has been made of the Wales international’s health since his mid-air collision with Adam Thompstone as having clearly been rendered unconscious by his resulting impact with the ground, North was allowed to …

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Do ‘Weakened’ Teams Damage The European Champions Cup?

With Northampton Saints facing the possibility of an EPCR investigation into the team they fielded against Leinster on Saturday evening, the issue of selecting perceived ‘weaker’ sides in Champions Cup fixtures has reared its head again, but is it right that teams should be forced to select their ‘best’ players? On the one hand for many outfits in the Champions …

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Northampton Facing Potential Investigation Over ‘Weakened Team’

Ailing Premiership and Champions Cup outfit Northampton Saints could be facing an investigation into an allegation of fielding a weakened team against Leinster on Saturday evening. English club Saints rested a number of first choice players for the trip to Dublin, including star names such as  Courtney Lawes, Tom Wood, Louis Picamoles and Luther Burrell. European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR), …

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Northampton Director Of Rugby Makes Massive Admission About George North’s Recent Head Injury

Controversy continues to surround the most recent head injury suffered by Northampton Saints and Wales international George North, with the Saints’ director of rugby Jim Mallinder finally admitting that mistakes were made in the handling of the incident during their Premiership clash with the Leicester Tigers. Having been challenged in mid-air by Adam Thompstone, North was seen to land heavily …

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5 Potential Candidates To Replace Richard Cockerill At The Leicester Tigers

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The pressure appears to be mounting on Richard Cockerill following the Leicester Tigers’ 38-0 drumming at the hands of Munster last weekend. Indeed, citing sources within the club, the Daily Mail even claimed that Saturday’s return fixture could very well decide the future of the Tigers’ Director of Rugby. Although Cockerill has found himself in this position before, the manner …

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Watch: Lawrence Dallaglio Claims Dylan Hartley May Need To Leave Northampton

Former England captain Lawrence Dallaglio has suggested that England hooker Dylan Hartley may need to leave Northamtpon in the wake of his red card against Leinster on Friday. Speaking on BT Sport, Dallaglio said that the England captain may need to consider a move away from Franklin’s Gardens given his lack of gametime under Jim Mallinder this season. “It’s all kind of …

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Northampton’s Jim Mallinder Admits That George North May Have Suffered A Concussion Vs. Leicester

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The concussion controversy surrounding Northampton Saints winger George North took a new twist on Friday. The Welsh international landed heavily on his neck during last week’s defeat to Leicester Tigers, and despite looking for all the world like he had lost consciousness, he was assessed by Saints’ medical staff and allowed to return to the field just several minutes later. Northampton’s …

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Opinion: Time Is Running Out For Northampton’s Jim Mallinder

With Northampton Saints suffering a surprise 22-16 home loss to Newcastle Falcons after prop Kieran Brookes saw red just before half-time, whispers regarding director of rugby Jim Mallinder’s future are quickly building into audible mutterings. England prop Brookes used his shoulder to charge into hooker Scott Lawson and was promptly sent off. Mallinder himself offered no excuses for Brookes’ behaviour …

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Injuries Continue To Mount For Wales As Autumn Internationals Edge Nearer

Wales LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 17: Rob Howley, Attack Coach of Wales looks on prior to kickoff during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Quarter Final match between South Africa and Wales at Twickenham Stadium on October 17, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Wales have been hit by injuries to star players Liam Williams and George North before their Autumn international series which kicks off against Australia in two weeks, according to Wales Online. Williams, who has been in impressive form this season, limped off after only 15 minutes in the Scarlets’ 44-26 away defeat to reigning European Champions Saracens in their European …

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Premiership Coaches Set Boycott Meeting With Eddie Jones

TWICKENHAM, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 30: England head coach Eddie Jones speaks to the media during an England Rugby press conference at Twickenham Stadium on September 30, 2016 in Twickenham, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Some Premiership coaches will not meet with Eddie Jones following England’s controversial training camp. The fallout following England’s controversial three day training camp in Brighton shows no sign abating, after a number of Premiership directors of rugby have stated their intention not to attend a pre-planned meeting with Eddie Jones ahead of the November series. Although there appears to be little …

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Eddie Jones Faces Two Major Injury Concerns Ahead Of Tomorrow’s Squad Unveiling

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England may have to look at alternatives ahead of the November internationals. Two of England’s key players are at risk of missing out on selection for the upcoming autumn series against South Africa, Fiji, Argentina and Australia. According to The Guardian, both Dylan Hartley and Owen Farrell are struggling to shrug off back injuries as Eddie Jones prepares to name his …

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