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Ben Foden: ‘Anything that’s published about me is never very good’

Ben Foden has left his marriage behind in England to join Rugby United New York where he is enjoying the new challenge despite an undeniably difficult time off the field“It was probably a good time to come to New York,” says Ben Foden, “because it got …

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Ben Foden will leave Northampton and look to start a ‘new chapter’ abroad

England international will make 250th appearance on SaturdayFoden understood to be in Major League Rugby talksThe former England full-back Ben Foden is to bring down the curtain on his decade-long association with Northampton to commence a “new chapter…

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Ben Foden backs Northampton to win fireworks display against rivals Leicester

East Midlands derby is expected to be as fiery as ever and the Saints full-back says improvement in the Premiership is his side’s new year resolution

It will be seconds out for the first bout of the east Midlands derby at Welford Road next Saturday when Leicester and Northampton square up for what has become the most tempestuous fixture in the Premiership. These clubs have yet to play a league match this decade that has not produced at least one card and it has become the most challenging match in the competition to referee.

In the past five seasons, the fixture has yielded five red cards, two for the Northampton and England hooker Dylan Hartley, who is in line to start for the Saints after making two appearances following a seven-week lay-off with concussion, and 20 yellow cards. There have also been citings with the Leicester outside-half Owen Williams receiving a six-week ban for gouging during the 2014 play-off at Franklin’s Gardens.

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Northampton’s Ben Foden out for rest of the season after ACL rupture

• England full-back suffered injury against Ospreys last weekend
• Saints say player is set to undergo surgery on left leg
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