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Northampton Saints unveil new stand ahead of Saracens showdown

The new Barwell stand (far end). Credit: ITV News Anglia

Northampton Saints have been showing off their new stand today.

The Barwell Stand was officially unveiled earlier, six months after work begun. It will be used for the first time when the Saints host Premiership champions Saracens on Saturday.

The club's iconic war memorial has also been moved so that it can overlook the pitch and relatives of former players who lost their lives were invited to a special ceremony.

Click below to hear from Northampton Saints chairman Tony Hewitt

"I think we took a lot of care in planning the stadium to make sure we preserved the memorial.

I think what we've done is enhanced its position in the stand overlooking the pitch and it will be really in the forefront of our minds on Saturday when we do the traditional wreath-laying ceremony here at Franklin's Gardens before the Saracens game."

– Tony Hewitt, Northampton Saints chairman

Youngsters in Northamptonshire compete in own Rugby World Cup

Throughout the Rugby World Cup there has been a singular aim of creating a legacy and getting more youngsters playing the sport.

It's already happening in Northamptonshire with hundreds of school children taking part in their own rugby world cup competition in Daventry.

About 400 children from more than 20 schools were taking part in a Festival of Tag Rugby.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Sarah Cooper

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Peterborough United's Aussie defender Elder backs Wallabies to triumph

Millions of people will be glued to ITV tomorrow night (Saturday 3 October) as England prepare to take on Australia in the Rugby World Cup.

It's a huge game for the hosts, with defeat meaning they'll be knocked out of the tournament.

Among those watching on will be Peterborough United defender Callum Elder, but unlike many of the Posh squad, he'll be supporting the Wallabies.

Click below to hear Callum Elder's prediction

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