Northampton Saints have confirmed the Club’s first-team squad list for the 2022/23 season.
Director of Rugby Phil Dowson will lead a group of 60 players in total for his first season at the helm (up from 58 in 2021/22) with 19 new faces arriving at cinch Stadium at Franklin’s Gardens – including the likes of Lukhan Salakaia-Loto, Angus Scott-Young, James Ramm, Callum Braley and Ethan Waller.
Saints’ coaching group is reshaped for the upcoming campaign as Dowson moves into the Director of Rugby position and Sam Vesty also makes a step-up as Head Coach.
Former Saints lock James Craig also transitions from the Club’s Academy programme into the senior coaching group, joining first-team coaches Ian Vass and Matt Ferguson.
Former Director of Rugby Chris Boyd takes up a new advisory role with the Club, providing strategic counsel to the coaching group by both working remotely from New Zealand and visiting Northampton during the season.
An impressive 70% (42/60) of Northampton’s senior squad have come through the Saints Academy system, an increase of 3% from 2021/22. Mark Hopley (Head of Academy) continues to lead the Senior Academy group of 21 players and is supported by Jake Sharp, Will Parkin, and Jim Henry, as well as Alex O’Dowd (Academy Programme Manager).
LOCKS & LOOSE FORWARDS
Duane RatuVilai Willemsen*
* Senior Academy 2022/23