Northampton Saints are riding high on their success in the Aviva Premiership which they won due some stellar performances by their stars in the last season. The Saints claimed their first domestic championship by winning last season’s final against the Saracens. The club rewarded their Director of Rugby Jim Mallinder with a new five year contract following their 24-20 score line to lift the trophy. The fans and officials associated with the club were delighted with their success in the concluding season and have vouchsafed for some more success in the following years. Mallinder was also responsible for winning the Amlin Challenge cup only a few days ago. Northampton Saints have won in five out of the nine finals they have played under Mallinder since his arrival at Franklin’s Gardens. The club is looking ambitious as they are hungry for some even sweeter success in the time to come. The club chairman Tony Hewitt has lauded the director of the club for being instrumental in putting together a great team under some able coaching stuff.
Alex Waller is the newest addition to the long line of English players that Saints have produced over the years including the present members like Luther Burrell, Tom Wood, Ben Foden, Lee Dickson, Dylan Hartley and Phil Dowson. Each of them have impressed one and all in the domestic season and are retained by the club for the future. The newest addition to the Northampton squad is Joel Hodgson whose transfer from Newcastle Falcons has been recently confirmed. Jim Mallinder has welcomed the new prodigy to his team showing his confidence in the immense talent which was appreciated by one and all in the previous season. Hodgson accepted it was difficult to leave his alma mater yet everyone is upbeat about his development as a player that might take place under Mallinder.