- DOB20 Oct 2000
English-qualified back row Duane Ratu Willemsen, signed a Senior Academy contract at Northampton during the 2020/21 season.
The 6’6”, 128kg forward – cousin of Fiji international Nemani Nadolo – grew up Down Under and holds an Australian passport. He represented New South Wales at age-group level in both rugby union and basketball, and most recently enjoyed a stint in rugby league with the NRL’s St George Illawarra Dragons.
Willemsen landed in Northampton in April 2021, and began training with the first-team squad after observing a quarantine period upon his arrival in the UK.