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Courtney Lawes:’If you take a big hit, it can affect you’ | Paul Rees

The England second-row, who chose a new contract at Northampton over a payday abroad, has enjoyed spending time with the family but is now ready for contact in trainingCourtney Lawes has spent the past 14 weeks making the most of the unexpected time he…

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Ford and Genge settle Leicester disputes as Premiership gears for contact drills

England internationals have signed new contracts with TigersPremiership play-off final set for 24 October but venue unknownPremiership clubs will resume full training on Monday before the season’s restart next month and the play-off final will be held …

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Northampton overpower Exeter to clinch promotion to League One

Northampton Town will play in League One next season, whenever that might be, and rarely can a win in this fixture have been so comprehensive.This was a brutal, utterly convincing disposal of an Exeter side who were simply overwhelmed throughout. First…

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Exeter City v Northampton Town: League Two play-off final – live!

All the latest from the 7.30pm BST kick-off at WembleyScheme to encourage BAME coaches to launch in EFL Email Daniel or tweet @DanielHarris 7.00pm BST Do Exeter have a song to this? Surely they must. 6.58pm BST By the looks of things, both sides will …

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Exeter City v Northampton Town: League Two play-off final – live!

All the latest from the 7.30pm BST kick-off at WembleyScheme to encourage BAME coaches to launch in EFL Email Daniel or tweet @DanielHarris 7.00pm BST Do Exeter have a song to this? Surely they must. 6.58pm BST By the looks of things, both sides will …

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Exeter advance to League Two play-off final at Colchester’s expense

Exeter 3 Colchester 1 (aet); Exeter win 3-2 on aggregateRyan Bowman scores in extra time to secure place at WembleyExeter finally came out on top of their League Two play-off semi-final with Colchester as Ryan Bowman’s goal deep into extra time sent th…

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Shaquille O’Neal and Donald Trump take their seats for League Two play-offs

Cutouts will be filling the stands as a way to pay tribute to lost loved ones and raise money for charityAll games are behind closed doors for the foreseeable future but when Northampton welcome Cheltenham in the League Two play-off semi-final first le…

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Northampton manager Keith Curle not in favour of Rooney rule

Curle is one of only five BAME managers in the EFLPremier League reiterates backing for Black Lives MatterKeith Curle, the Northampton manager, has said high-profile black, Asian and minority ethnic players interested in coaching should not expect to w…

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The footballer who signed his first EFL contract a fortnight before lockdown

After years of waiting for his Football League debut, Paco Craig was finally getting his chance aged 27. Then a pandemic arrivedBy Gavin Willacy for Playing in the ShadowsThe story of Jim Morris was so good Disney made a film about. In T…

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The footballer who signed his first EFL contract a fortnight before lockdown

After years of waiting for his Football League debut, Paco Craig was finally getting his chance aged 27. Then a pandemic arrivedBy Gavin Willacy for Playing in the ShadowsThe story of Jim Morris was so good Disney made a film about. In T…

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The footballer who signed his first EFL contract a fortnight before lockdown

After years of waiting for his Football League debut, Paco Craig was finally getting his chance aged 27. Then a pandemic arrivedBy Gavin Willacy for Playing in the ShadowsThe story of Jim Morris was so good Disney made a film about. In T…

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Northampton Saints worried for staff in self-isolation and over money

One player among quintet self-isolating, CEO revealsFinancial concerns for loss-making club ‘a real challenge’Coronavirus – latest updates | All our coronavirus coverageThe uncertainty and financial pressure caused by the shutdown of all rugby is alrea…

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Northampton Saints worried for staff in self-isolation and over money

One player among quintet self-isolating, CEO revealsFinancial concerns for loss-making club ‘a real challenge’Coronavirus – latest updates | All our coronavirus coverageThe uncertainty and financial pressure caused by the shutdown of all rugby is alrea…

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James Haskell: ‘When you’re being choked in the MMA cage it’s horrific’ | Donald McRae

The ex-England rugby player is ‘a full-on professional sportsman again’ but his new life in mixed martial arts is a test like no other“I’m in the dungeon in Wembley five times a week, training with fighters, and there is no let-up,” James Haskell says …

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Pat Lam hails Bristol’s impact players in comeback victory at Northampton

• Northampton 14-20 Bristol• Bears fight back from 14 points down to winThe Bristol director of rugby, Pat Lam, was confident “a purple patch would come” following a poor first-half performance as his side turned around a 14-0 deficit to beat Northampt…

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Elliot Daly becomes second England player to pledge future to Saracens

• ‘I’ve got no regrets about joining,’ says wing of move from Wasps• England full-back George Furbank relishing Twickenham debutElliot Daly has become the second England player to pledge his future to Saracens, vowing to stick by the disgraced club in …

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Elliot Daly becomes second England player to pledge future to Saracens

• ‘I’ve got no regrets about joining,’ says wing of move from Wasps• England full-back George Furbank relishing Twickenham debutElliot Daly has become the second England player to pledge his future to Saracens, vowing to stick by the disgraced club in …

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Six of the Best: when George ran riot for Manchester United 50 years ago

On 7 February 1970 George Best got six goals at Northampton in the FA Cup in his push to prove the ‘cranks’ wrongThe meticulousness with which even the lowliest football clubs prepare for matches these days makes Northampton’s meeting the day before th…

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FA Cup roundup: Wayne Rooney scores to set up Manchester United reunion

• Derby earn United tie with 4-2 win over Northampton• Birmingham and Reading scrape through on penaltiesWayne Rooney faces a fifth-round reunion with Manchester United after Derby overcame Northampton 4-2 at Pride Park on Tuesday night.Rooney scored t…

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Wayne Rooney unable to spark Derby into life in drab draw with Northampton

Do not bet on Wayne Rooney and Derby County reaching the fifth round of the FA Cup. Their replay against the lowest ranked team left in this competition will be mighty awkward if this laboured draw is anything to go by. Keith Curle’s men, sixth in Leag…