Jul 31, 2008: Northampton Saints today announced that Bruce Reihana has been named as captain for the 2008/09 season.
Jun 26, 2008: Northampton director of rugby Jim Mallinder has penned a new three-year deal which will keep him with the Saints until 2011.
Jun 20, 2008: Newly-promoted Northampton have signed hooker Stuart Friswell ahead of their Guinness Premiership return.
Jun 17, 2008: Super 14 outfit Western Force will face Guinness Premiership quartet Newcastle Falcons, Saracens, Northampton Saints and Leicester Tigers as part of a five-week development tour in August, the Australian side have announced.
Jun 13, 2008: Northampton Saints have bolstered their squad further ahead of their return to the Guinness Premiership with the signing of former England Under-21 captain Christian Day.
Jun 10, 2008: New Northampton Saints forward Ignacio Fernandez Lobbe has announced his retirement from international rugby to concentrate on his club.
May 29, 2008: Dylan Hartley has been given a ringing endorsement of his England credentials ahead of Sunday's clash with the Barbarians at Twickenham.
May 28, 2008: Western Force chief executive Greg Harris is hoping to retain the services of star player Matt Giteau depsite the reported collapse of key player payments from sponsor Firepower.
May 22, 2008: Former Scotland and Lions prop Tom Smith has signed a contract extension with Guinness Premiership club Northampton.
May 19, 2008: Four former Heineken Cup champions - Munster, Toulouse, Leicester Tigers and London Wasps - along with two-times finalists Stade Francais Paris have all booked their places in next season's Heineken Cup and will take up five of the six Tier 1 sides
May 14, 2008: Dylan Hartley, the New Zealand-born hooker called up to play for England against the All Blacks, appears to have his playing career back on track after intervention by a forensic psychiatrist.
May 13, 2008: Martin Johnson insists Northampton's uncapped hooker Dylan Hartley is ready to swap the Cornish All Blacks for the real thing after being selected for England's summer tour to New Zealand.
May 9, 2008: Bristol Rugby give first competitive starts to Ray Hogan, Redford Pennycook and Haydn Thomas as they travel to the unfamiliar surroundings of stadium:mk in Milton Keynes for the final Guinness Premiership match of the season against Saracens.
Apr 25, 2008: Gloucester Rugby's highly regarded winger Mark Foster , has agreed a new one-year contract extension at Kingsholm.
Apr 22, 2008: London Irish could find support coming from some unlikely sources when they clash with Toulouse at Twickenham in the first of the weekend's Heineken Cup semi-finals.
Apr 22, 2008: Northampton Saints' long-serving prop Chris Budgen has signed to Exeter Chiefs ahead of the 2008-09 season.
Apr 17, 2008: Northampton supremo Keith Barwell is hoping to dissuade his director of rugby Jim Mallinder from accepting any potential offer from Martin Johnson to join his new-look England coaching set-up.
Apr 11, 2008: Northampton Saints director of rugby Jim Mallinder says Saturday's EDF Energy National Trophy final against Exeter Chiefs will be his side's toughest match of the season so far.
Apr 9, 2008: Lions coach Eugene Eloff has made seven changes for Saturday's Super 14 rugby match against the unbeaten Crusaders in Christchurch.
Apr 8, 2008: Can Leicester repeat last year's feat and defeat the Ospreys in the ENF Energy Cup final for second time in succession?