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Last season saw Northampton Saints score a monstrous 72 tries en route to Premiership glory, and although their overall points tally was lower than that of Saracens, no outfit posed more of a threat on the whitewash.
This season will only see things improve in that regard. George North has had a year to settle in at Franklin's Gardens, as has Kahn Fotuali'i, who was another key presence in their run to the title.
The Pisi brothers, Ken and George, will assuredly continue to grow in value as some of Jim Mallinder's main assets, while backs Jamie Elliott, Ben Foden, Luther Burrell and Stephen Myler will also have integrated further among the new faces.
The Saints have actually conducted the least summer business of any team, but after winning the Premiership and having no major names retire, what needs to be changed?
In fact, the only thing close to a major recruit for Mallinder this offseason was Joel Hodgson. The scrum-half coming south from Newcastle Falcons could in time have an impact, but he is by no means ready to dethrone Lee Dickson or Fotuali'i.
With such steadiness assured through the summer months, only improvement should be expected this season, but a tough end-of-season run awaits Northampton, with Saracens and Leicester both being on the agenda in the last three matchdays.