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Northampton Saints open door to Mike Ford move after confirming they're in the market for short and long-term coach

Northampton Saints open door to Mike Ford move after confirming they're in the market for short and long-term coach

Northampton Saints open door to Mike Ford move after confirming they're in the market for short and long-term coach

Northampton Saints open door to Mike Ford move after confirming they're in the market for short and long-term coach

Northampton Saints open door to Mike Ford move after confirming they're in the market for short and long-term coach

Northampton Saints open door to Mike Ford move after confirming they're in the market for short and long-term coach

Wales' number 8 Taulupe Faletau stretches for a loose ball during the Autumn international rugby union Test match against New Zealand at the November 25, 2017

Wales' number 8 Taulupe Faletau stretches for a loose ball during the Autumn international rugby union Test match against New Zealand at the November 25, 2017 (AFP Photo/ADRIAN DENNIS)

Should the Premiership be concerned after seven defeats from seven in Europe?

Taulupe Faletau ruled out of Wales' Six Nations campaign after knee surgery

Taulupe Faletau ruled out of Wales' Six Nations campaign after knee surgery

Taulupe Faletau ruled out of Wales' Six Nations campaign after knee surgery

Taulupe Faletau ruled out of Wales' Six Nations campaign after knee surgery

Saracens' English number 8 Jackson Wray (L) is handed off by Clermont's Samoan number 8 Fritz Lee during the European Rugby Champions Cup match at Allianz park in north London on December 11, 2017

Saracens' English number 8 Jackson Wray (L) is handed off by Clermont's Samoan number 8 Fritz Lee during the European Rugby Champions Cup match at Allianz park in north London on December 11, 2017 (AFP Photo/Olly GREENWOOD)

Jim Mallinder sacked by Northampton Saints after 10 years at the Premiership club following run of poor form

Jim Mallinder sacked by Northampton Saints after 10 years at the Premiership club following run of poor form

Jim Mallinder sacked by Northampton Saints after 10 years at the Premiership club following run of poor form

Clermont Auvergne's Nick Abendanon vows to pile on the pain for Saracens

Clermont Auvergne's Nick Abendanon vows to pile on the pain for Saracens

Clermont Auvergne's Nick Abendanon vows to pile on the pain for Saracens

Clermont Auvergne's Nick Abendanon vows to pile on the pain for Saracens

Clermont Auvergne's Nick Abendanon vows to pile on the pain for Saracens

Clermont Auvergne's Nick Abendanon vows to pile on the pain for Saracens

Raelene Castle after becoming Rugby Australia's new chief executive -- the first woman to oversee the sport anywhere in the world

Raelene Castle after becoming Rugby Australia's new chief executive -- the first woman to oversee the sport anywhere in the world (AFP Photo/WILLIAM WEST)

Clermont's wing Alivereti Raka (R) breaks through a tackle to score the opening try on December 11, 2017

Clermont's wing Alivereti Raka (R) breaks through a tackle to score the opening try on December 11, 2017 (AFP Photo/OLLY GREENWOOD)

Clermont's Alivereti Raka, pictured in September 2017, gave a stunning all round display against Saracens

Clermont's Alivereti Raka, pictured in September 2017, gave a stunning all round display against Saracens (AFP Photo/THIERRY ZOCCOLAN)

Saracens handed record home defeat in rearranged European Champions Cup tie with Clermont Auvergne

Saracens handed record home defeat in rearranged European Champions Cup tie with Clermont Auvergne

Saracens handed record home defeat in rearranged European Champions Cup tie with Clermont Auvergne

Telusa Veainu, pictured in 2015, has been in sublime form for Leicester this term scoring five tries in 12 appearances

Telusa Veainu, pictured in 2015, has been in sublime form for Leicester this term scoring five tries in 12 appearances (AFP Photo/GABRIEL BOUYS)

RugbyU - RugbyU: Boks to host All Blacks at unhappy hunting ground

South Africa's lock and captain Eben Etzebeth (C) leaps in the line out during the friendly rugby union international Test match between France and South Africa's Springboks at The Stade de France Stadium, in Saint-Denis, on the outskirts of Paris, on November 18, 2017. (AFP Photo/Martin BUREAU)

Saracens urge fans to turn up for rearranged European Champions Cup match after refusing to play behind closed doors

Saracens urge fans to turn up for rearranged European Champions Cup match after refusing to play behind closed doors

Autumn Internationals - Wales vs South Africa

Wales' Taulupe Faletau in action with South Africa's Malcolm Marx and Wilco Louw. Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Boyers

Home team

La Rochelle centre Levani Botia celebrates after victory in the European Rugby Champions Cup rugby union match against Wasps at The Marcel Deflandre Stadium in La Rochelle, southwestern France (AFP Photo/XAVIER LEOTY)

La Rochelle centre Levani Botia (C) swats away a tackle from Wasps lock Joe Launchbury (R) on his way to scoring a try during a match at The Marcel Deflandre Stadium in La Rochelle on December 10, 2017

La Rochelle centre Levani Botia (C) swats away a tackle from Wasps lock Joe Launchbury (R) on his way to scoring a try during a match at The Marcel Deflandre Stadium in La Rochelle on December 10, 2017 (AFP Photo/XAVIER LEOTY)

Regan Ware (R) of New Zealand goes past Igor Genua of Spain during the Rugby match New Zealand vs Spain of the 2017 HSBC Cape Town Sevens at Cape Town Stadium in Cape Town, South Africa, 09 December 2017. EFE/EPA

European Champions Cup: La Rochelle run six tries past Wasps to tighten Pool 1 grip as Ulster see off Harlequins

European Champions Cup: La Rochelle run six tries past Wasps to tighten Pool 1 grip as Ulster see off Harlequins

European Champions Cup: La Rochelle run six tries past Wasps to tighten Pool 1 grip as Ulster see off Harlequins

European Champions Cup: La Rochelle run six tries past Wasps to tighten Pool 1 grip as Ulster see off Harlequins

Rows of empty seats a clear giveaway that something is very wrong at Northampton Saints

Rows of empty seats a clear giveaway that something is very wrong at Northampton Saints

Rows of empty seats a clear giveaway that something is very wrong at Northampton Saints

Rows of empty seats a clear giveaway that something is very wrong at Northampton Saints

Saracens vs Clermont Auvergne Champions Cup clash postponed due to 'adverse weather conditions'

Saracens vs Clermont Auvergne Champions Cup clash postponed due to 'adverse weather conditions'

Saracens vs Clermont Auvergne Champions Cup clash postponed due to 'adverse weather conditions'

Saracens vs Clermont Auvergne Champions Cup clash postponed due to 'adverse weather conditions'

Munster thump Leicester in Champions Cup clash on coach Johann van Graan debut

Munster thump Leicester in Champions Cup clash on coach Johann van Graan debut

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