Richard Cockerill says sentimentality for stalwarts such as Geordan Murphy must be put to one side when selecting his line-up.
Northampton's Premiership season has ended at the semi-final stage for the last three years - a run Dylan Hartley is eager to end.
Saracens will look to extend their unbeaten run at Allianz Park when they host Northampton Saints in the Aviva Premiership semi-final....
Next weekend's Premiership semi-final fixtures have been confirmed: Leicester host Harlequins and Saints visit Saracens.
Harlequins edged out Northampton Saints with a 22-19 victory at The Stoop on Saturday to secure their Premiership play-off spot.
Harlequins have made four changes to the starting line-up that defeated Worcester two weeks ago for their clash with Northampton.
Northampton Saints boss Jim Mallinder has expressed his delight at Dylan Hartley's selection for the Lions tour to Australia.
Bath have added depth to their scrum-half options with the signings of both Micky Young and Martin Roberts, the club have announced.
Northampton will remain grounded despite clinching their Premiership play-off berth with a 47-7 win over Sale on Saturday.
Northampton Saints have announced the signing of Glenn Dickson and Rob Verbakel into the club's squad ahead of the 2013/14 season.
Northampton Saints prop Brian Mujati is ready for an emotional goodbye at Franklin's Gardens ahead of joining Racing Métro.
London Welsh have been relegated from the Aviva Premiership after losing 31-14 to Northampton Saints at the Kassam Stadium.
London Welsh coach Lyn Jones has made four changes for Sunday's Premiership clash with Northampton Saints at the Kassam Stadium.
The Scarlets have confirmed that George North will leave them a year early from his contract to join the Saints on a three-year deal....
Lock Tom Palmer has been included in Wasps' starting XV for Saturday's Aviva Premiership clash with Northampton at Adams Park.
Northampton Saints loosehead prop Soane Tonga'uiha has confirmed that he will leave the English club at the end of the season.
Northampton cruised to a 40-14 victory over London Irish on Saturday, running in five tries including a hat-trick for Jamie Elliott.