Northampton Saints confirm full 56-man squad for rest of season and 2020/21 campaign
Following yesterday’s announcement that 19 first team-players had agreed contract extensions with the club, Northampton Saints have now confirmed their full squad list for the remainder of the 2019/20 season and the duration of the 2020/21 campaign.
A total of 11 new faces arrive at Franklin’s Gardens, with director of rugby Chris Boyd leading a group of 56 players in total.
Nick Isiekwe, Shaun Adendorff, Danny Hobbs-Awoyemi, Nick Auterac and Tom Jame are among the new recruits, while 66% (37/56) of Northampton’s senior squad have come through the club’s Academy system.
Dylan Hartley, Heinrich Brüssow, Cobus Reinach and Jamie Gibson have all moved on from the Saints squad that began the current campaign.
Boyd’s coaching group remains unchanged for the 2020/21 season, with Sam Vesty (Attack Coach), Ian Vass (Defence Coach), Phil Dowson (Forwards Coach) and Matt Ferguson (Assistant/Scrum Coach) at the helm.
Mark Hopley (Head of Academy) leads a Senior Academy group of 15 players, supported by Jake Sharp (Academy Skills Coach), Alex O’Dowd (Academy Programme Manager), Will Parkin (Junior Academy Development Manager) and James Craig (DPP Manager).
The Saints sat fourth in the Premiership table, 10 points off leaders Exeter, when the season was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic earlier this year.
Northampton Saints squad:
Francois van Wyk
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Nick Isiekwe (season-long loan, starting 1 August)
? Confirmation of our squad for the remainder of 2019/20 and the 2020/21 season.
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So much invested in this guy and so much to learn. Is this how we choose ABs now? Not the best in his position and probably not in the top 5 yet we hear so much about him. If he was going to have returned to Rugby succrssfully, he shoukd have 1. Returned 2 or.3 yrs earlier 2. Stuck at what he was good at in his earlier rugby and in his league stint as a stepping fullback. No place for projects in an AB jumper.Go to comments
Playing like that current accomplished Chiefs 12 Poihipi does every week. He must be an AB too. So is Havili going to miss out?Go to comments