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Our History

Founded in 1880, Northampton Saints has a long and proud history of rugby which to this day is still cherished around the Club.

The men in Black, Green and Gold have come a long way from the group of ‘high-spirited’ boys that were initially gathered together by a sporting vicar.

Both the Club and Franklin’s Gardens have grown beyond recognition in that time, and have ascended to the very top of English rugby.

But the knowledge of what it means to play for Northampton remains for those borrowing their jerseys at present.

Read on below to find out everything there is to know about the near 140-year history of the Club.