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Northampton Saints confirm playing squad for 2022/23 season

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).

PROPS
Oisín Heffernan
Paul Hill
Danny Hobbs-Awoyemi
Emmanuel Iyogun
Ehren Painter
George Patten*
Alfie Petch
Ed Prowse*
Nick Tarr*
Alex Waller
Ethan Waller

HOOKERS
Callum Burns*
James Fish
Aston Gradwick-Light*
Mikey Haywood
Sam Matavesi
Robbie Smith
Craig Wright*

LOCKS & LOOSE FORWARDS
Emeka Atuanya*
Juarno Augustus
Alex Coles
Joseph Gaffan*
Sam Graham
Aaron Hinkley
Geordie Irvine*
Courtney Lawes
Tom Lockett*
Lewis Ludlam
Alex Moon
Brandon Nansen
David Ribbans
Lukhan Salakaia-Loto
Angus Scott-Young
Kayde Sylvester*
Josh Weru*
Karl Wilkins
Duane RatuVilai Willemsen*

SCRUM-HALVES
Callum Braley
Jake Garside*
Tom James
Alex Mitchell

FLY-HALVES
Dan Biggar
James Grayson
Matthew Arden*

CENTRES
Fraser Dingwall
Ethan Grayson*
Rory Hutchinson
Archie Kean*
Tom Litchfield*
Joel Matavesi
Matt Proctor
Toby Thame*

WINGERS
Tom Collins
James Ramm
Courtnall Skosan
Frankie Sleightholme*
Ollie Sleightholme

FULLBACKS
Tommy Freeman
George Furbank
George Hendy*

* Senior Academy 2022/23

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