- DOB3 Nov 1993
Samoan international Brandon Nansen linked up with Northampton Saints from Top14 side Brive ahead of the 2021/22 campaign.
Nansen – who can line up at lock or back row – began his senior career in New Zealand with North Harbour, quickly becoming a regular within their set-up and helping the side claim the Mitre 10 Cup Championship title in 2016.
At 6’6” and 121kg, Nansen’s mobility and aggressive ball-carrying saw him picked up by the Blues for their Super Rugby squad in 2017, before the powerful forward travelled to the Northern Hemisphere and enjoyed stints with Stade Français and Dragons ahead of arriving at Brive in the summer of 2020.
After representing New Zealand Schoolboys back in 2011, Nansen elected to represent Samoa at international level and made his debut in 2017 as he lined up against Romania in Bucharest before featuring twice more for the Manu.
And Nansen would make his first Saints appearance in 2021, debuting against Sale Sharks in the Gallagher Premiership that term.