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Moon signs first senior contract with Saints

Northampton Saints can today announce that Alex Moon has signed his first senior contract at the Club, a deal which will see the lock stay in Northampton until at least 2021.

The tenth player to put pen to paper on a new contract so far this term, Moon has been part of the Club’s Academy system since 2015.

“The coaches have shown great faith in younger players and I am looking forward to the challenge of earning more chances in the first team.”

Alex Moon

Making his debut in Black, Green and Gold the following season, the 22-year-old has since made 11 senior appearances for Northampton, most recently featuring in Saints’ victory over Leicester Tigers as they secured their place in the Premiership Rugby Cup semi-finals.

And Moon is hoping to add many more Saints caps to his tally after signing a deal that will see him stay at the Club for another two years.

“I’m absolutely delighted to be signing my first senior contract,” Moon said.

“Northampton is definitely the best place for me to improve as a player; Chris Boyd and the coaches have shown great faith in younger members of the squad and I am looking forward to the challenge of earning more chances in the first team.

“I’ve still got a lot to learn and competing with the likes of Courtney Lawes, David Ribbans and Api Ratuniyarawa is helping me improve every day.”

Moon helped Northampton lift the Premiership Rugby A League trophy in 2017, before replicating that success the following year as the Wanderers downed Exeter Braves at Franklin’s Gardens to claim back-to-back titles.

“Alex has plenty of potential and is providing great competition in the second row.”

Chris Boyd, director of rugby

The 2018/19 season has been something of a breakthrough campaign for the lock, with Moon featuring in the European Challenge Cup, Premiership Rugby Cup and making his Gallagher Premiership debut against Sale Sharks in November.

Saints director of rugby Chris Boyd added: “Alex has plenty of potential and is providing great competition in the second row; I’m looking forward to seeing him continue to progress in the coming seasons.

“We’ve got a very promising group of young players coming through the squad at the moment and we’re excited to add Alex to that bunch as we continue build our vision.”

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