There are still six weeks to go until the start of the Premiership rugby season, but Northampton Saints are already stepping up their preparation.
The Saints paid a visit to RAF Honington in Suffolk on Thursday for a test of their fitness - forces-style.
The Saints have picked up a few players to plug the gaps left by Chris Ashton and others including South African Gerrit-Jan van Velze, who is one of six new recruits so far.
The Saints season officially starts tomorrow, with a sevens tournament in Lancashire. The Premiership season starts on 1st September.