Rob Horne has faced a few challenges over the past 15 months but he is now just a few weeks away from what will be his toughest assignment yet: trekking the Kokoda Trail.
New Zealand centre Matt Proctor will join Northampton Saints in the summer, the club announced Friday.
Northampton Saints have been dealt a major blow after Harry Mallinder was ruled out for the remainder of the season through injury.
Courtney Lawes is a doubt for Eddie Jones ahead of England's Autumn internationals after withdrawing late on from the Northampton side that beat Gloucester.
We take a look at the reaction from around the grounds after the results of round 7 in the Aviva Premiership.
Ahead of Round 7 of the Aviva Premiership, we bring you all the team news.
All the reaction from around the European Champions Cup Round 2 as Toulon got back to winning ways and Munster remembered Anthony Foley.
The Champions Cup began with Saracens inflicting a first home defeat on Toulon, Connacht's fightback to beat Toulouse and Scarlets extending Sale's losing streak in Europe to 12.
Wales winger George North says he is "feeling okay" after being knocked out in Northampton's Aviva Premiership clash with Wasps on Friday
Northampton rugby director Jim Mallinder praised his team's second-half recovery after the reigning Aviva Premiership champions salvaged a thrilling 33-33 draw against Gloucester at Kingsholm
Northampton forward Salesi Ma'afu has been banned for a second time this season after pleading guilty to a charge of striking
Northampton prop Salesi Ma'afu has been cited for allegedly striking an opponent during Friday's Aviva Premiership match against London Irish
Director of rugby Jim Mallinder admitted that Northampton's season had taken a hit with the defeat to Racing Metro in the final round of pool matches in the Champions Cup.
Northampton full-back Ben Foden has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.
England lock Courtney Lawes will miss "the first few weeks" of the Six Nations because of an ankle injury, Northampton Saints director of rugby Jim Mallinder has announced
Ospreys coach Steve Tandy knows his side have reached crunch time in the European Champions Cup as they head into their penultimate group stage clash with Northampton.
Northampton Saints have announced the signing of England tighthead Kieran Brookes from Newcastle Falcons.
England and Northampton hooker Dylan Hartley is likely to learn the outcome of his latest disciplinary hearing before Christmas
Northampton's potential European Champions Cup group decider against French club Racing Metro has been given a Saturday afternoon billing
Northampton broke Leicester hearts in last season's Aviva Premiership play-offs - and Saints boss Jim Mallinder believes the Tigers will be "hurting" ahead of Saturday's showdown at Franklin's Ga
Jim Mallinder as full of praise for his Northampton Saints side after put in an outstanding performance as they romped to a record 67-0 win over Treviso at Franklin's Gardens.
Northampton forwards coach Dorian West was delighted with his side's ruthless display in their 38-15 win at Treviso on Saturday.
Northampton and England full-back Ben Foden is set to appear in soap opera Hollyoaks
- NTHMP4thTries Scored 1st Exeter Chiefs : 37 Tries ScoredEXET1st3237
- NTHMP6thPoints Difference 1st Exeter Chiefs : 127 Points DifferenceEXET1st-8127