Forwards Dylan Hartley and Courtney Lawes have signed new deals with reigning Premiership champions Northampton.
Wales powerhouse George North says his overseas-based team-mates are 'relieved' at the new dual contracts system.
Samu Manoa and Ken Pisi both chalked up hat-tricks as Northampton Saints thrashed Benetton Treviso 67-0 on Saturday.
Northampton will look to seize the initiative in Pool Five of the Champions Cup when they host Treviso on Saturday.
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Northampton Saints gave their Champions Cup chances a shot in the arm with a 38-15 bonus-point victory over Treviso.
Forwards coach Dorian West praised Northampton’s ruthless streak after they ran in six tries to beat Treviso 38-15.
Northampton Saints travel to Treviso on Saturday for a European Rugby Champions Cup showdown, live on Sky Sports.
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