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Northampton will begin the defence of their Aviva Premiership crown at home to Gloucester on Friday, September 5.
Chairman Gordon McKie has left Sale Sharks after just five months at the Aviva Premiership club.
Northampton and Saracens have been handed tricky draws in the pool stage of the new European Rugby Champions Cup.
Northampton could miss out on being a top-seed side for the pool stages of the European Rugby Champions Cup draw.
Stuart Lancaster has added 21 players to his England squad for the clash with the Barbarians and New Zealand tour.
England have denied reports that Stuart Lancaster asked Sale to rest Danny Cipriani for their final game of the season.