RAF workout for Northampton Saints

Northampton Saints' players being given a military-style workout ahead of the rugby season Photo: ITV Anglia

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.

Northampton Saints' players being given a military-style workout ahead of the rugby season Credit: ITV Anglia
Northampton Saints players being put through their paces at RAF Honington in Suffolk Credit: ITV Anglia