The 20134/14 season could hardly have unfolded any better for Luther Burrell.
Not only did the Huddersfiled-born centre pick up winners medals in both the Challenge Cup and Aviva Premiership with the Saints, but he also ailed down a starting spot with England thanks to a string of outstanding performances during the Six Nations.
That included on debut, a game he marked with a try at the Stade de France in February. After scoring three tries in four games, Stuart Lancaster couldn’t leave him out of the side and Luher would also tour New Zealand in the summer.
Luther has proved a powerful force in the centres; demonstrating some of the speed and agility he picked up during rugby league days stints for Huddersfield Giants and Leeds Rhinos – that in his time with the Leeds Academy.
Signing for the Saints in 2012 following a year with Sale, Luther made an impressive start and bagged his first brace of tries in the early season win over Worcester before coming to prominence alongside George Pisi and James Wilson en route to the 2013 Aviva Premiership final.