- DOB14 Feb 1990
Born in Kettering and a product of the Saints Academy, Alex Waller made his first senior appearance in a Northampton Saints shirt in 2009 as he debuted from the bench against Ospreys.
The former Wellingborough School student would make his Premiership and Heineken Champions Cup debuts the following season and was named the Club's Young Player of the Season in 2012.
The loosehead prop holds the Premiership record for most consecutive appearances in league history; His streak saw him star in Premiership and European matches across a number of seasons, taking a leading role in the run to the 2011 Heineken Cup final and the historic Premiership and Challenge Cup double in 2014 – with the prop scoring the winning extra-time try against Saracens to seal Saints' first-ever Premiership title.
Waller took on co-captaincy of the Club ahead of the 2018/19 season – alongside Dylan Hartley – and played in 32 of Saints’ 36 games that term, lifting the Premiership Rugby Cup aloft in front of a packed-out cinch Stadium at Franklin’s Gardens and featuring in Saints’ Premiership semi-final against Exeter Chiefs.
And the prop would hit a triple century of appearances in a Saints shirt in 2021, becoming only the 24th player to hit the milestone for Northampton since records began in 1895.
Waller has also earned international recognition, making his debut for England Saxons against Irish Wolfhounds and earning his second cap the following week against Scotland A – this call up was his first inclusion in any of England’s representative sides.
Following the 2014 Premiership final, Waller joined up with the senior England squad for their three-Test tour of New Zealand that summer, and played in a tour match against the Crusaders.
Waller was also a member of the England XV that played against the Barbarians at Twickenham in May 2015.