Northampton Saints can today announce that Lewis Bean will be leaving the Club at the end of the 2020/21 season to join Glasgow Warriors.
The 28-year-old lock initially signed on at Franklin’s Gardens during the summer of 2019 having trialled with the Club during the previous season, and moves on to pursue an opportunity with the Scottish side in the Pro14 after making 15 first team appearances in Black, Green and Gold.
The British Army second row went on two tours of Afghanistan as a Rifleman, serving in Helman Province and Kabul, but also worked his way up through the Army’s age-grade teams and featured in the 100th anniversary match between the Army and Navy at Twickenham in 2017.
Bean made ten Gallagher Premiership appearances in total – also running out twice in the Heineken Champions Cup and three times in the Premiership Rugby Cup – and moves to Glasgow having already spent time on loan at Scotstoun between November and December.
“I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity given to me by Chris Boyd and everyone at Northampton Saints to play professional rugby alongside my military career,” said Bean.
“I’ve had an incredible experience over the last two years at Franklin’s Gardens.”Lewis Bean
“Northampton is a wonderful place to play rugby, in front of incredibly passionate supporters alongside a great group of lads, but the opportunity for more game time in Glasgow was one I could not turn down.
“I hope I am able to say a proper goodbye in person to Saints’ supporters before the end of this season, if the restrictions allow, and I want to thank everyone at the Club for welcoming me as they have done.”