- DOB21 Mar 1998
Former Felsted School student Ehren Painter came through the Saints Academy system and broke into the first team towards the end of the 2017/18 season.
The gifted scrummager made his senior debut for Northampton against Saracens in 2018, before having a phenomenal impact in his opening Premiership encounters – memorably helping to shove Leicester Tigers’ pack backwards in the closing stages at Welford Road as Saints secured a first league double over their rivals in over a decade.
Painter kicked on in Chris Boyd’s first season at the helm, featuring in 15 games during the 2018/19 season, and scoring his first try in Black, Green and Gold against Bristol Bears in September of that campaign.
The tighthead prop then signed his first senior contract with the Club ahead of the 2019/20 season.
Born in London, Painter has also represented England at age-grade level. Having played for England Under-16s, Under-17s, and Under-18s, he was selected for the Under-20s for the Six Nations and World Rugby Under-20s Championships in France in 2018.
Painter also made a series of appearances for the Wanderers in the run up to his first-team debut against Saracens in April 2018, lifting the Premiership Rugby A League title that same month.