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London Irish v Northampton - Aviva Premiership match preview
Friday 5th October 14:03

London Irish recall George Skivington, Bryn Evans and Matt Garvey to the pack ahead for today's clash with table-toppers Northampton.

Lancaster hopeful on trio
Monday 28th May 08:31

Stuart Lancaster believes Manu Tuilagi, Phil Dowson and Toby Flood will all be available for their upcoming tour of South Africa.

England calling
Thursday 12th January 09:19

Northampton's Phil Dowson tells Sky Sports he thought an England call-up might elude him.

Saints crush Sharks
Saturday 2nd April 17:50

An eight-try victory over Sale on Saturday has given Northampton a boost to their Aviva Premiership play-off hopes.

Dowson eyes England call
Wednesday 19th January 11:26

Northampton No.8 Phil Dowson has admitted he is keeping an eye on his phone in hope of a call-up to England's RBS Six Nations squad.

New Saints deal for Dowson
Thursday 13th January 18:12

Northampton back-rower Phil Dowson has committed his immediate future to the Saints after signing a new contract.

Dowson gets England call
Monday 1st November 21:47

England have called-up Northampton number eight Phil Dowson into the squad as injury cover for Lewis Moody.

Shorlists for awards announced
Tuesday 11th May 12:01

Northampton and Saracens dominate the shortlist for the Guinness Premiership Player of the Season award.

Saints trio top nominations
Friday 7th May 11:37

Northampton trio Ben Foden, Phil Dowson and Soane Tonga'uiha are in the running to lift the prestigious RPA players' player award.

Saints see off Sarries
Sunday 14th March 19:23

Northampton ran in four tries against a struggling Saracens side to book their place in the LV= Cup final against Gloucester.

Cipriani on bench duty
Saturday 13th June 11:43

Danny Cipriani will start from the bench when England Saxons take on the United States.

Dowson to become a Saint
Wednesday 15th April 10:41

Northampton have signed flanker Phil Dowson from Guinness Premiership rivals Newcastle on a two-year deal.


The Off Load: Rupert Cox's best and worst from the world of rugby

The Off Load: Rupert Cox's best and worst from the world of rugby

Rupert Cox shares his highlights from the week's rugby action in his round-up blog...

England 28-31 South Africa

England 28-31 South Africa

The best images from South Africa's narrow win over England at Twickenham.

South Africa to bounce back against England

South Africa to bounce back against England

The pressure is on at Twickenham; whoever loses on Saturday is in for a bad night knowing that the media will be sharpening their quills.

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