Northampton to enter new team


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The Independent Online

Northampton have become the first club from outside the heartlands to be admitted to the semi-professional Championship 1 for 2013.

The new outfit will be owned by Northampton Town Football Club and will play at their Sixfields Stadium.

Elsewhere, Hull KR have joined the mourning for Arthur Beetson, their former player who was one of the greats of the Australian game. He has died at his Gold Coast home aged 66.