Ethan Waller returned to boyhood club Northampton Saints in the summer of 2022, with the loosehead prop returning to cinch Stadium at Franklin’s Gardens from Worcester Warriors.
Younger brother of fellow Saints front row Alex, Waller spent five seasons at Sixways but initially came through Northampton’s Academy system and made his debut for the men in Black, Green and Gold in 2012.
He became a regular in the first-team squad during the Club’s double league and cup-winning campaign of 2013/14, making 15 Premiership appearances and winning Saints’ Young Player of the Season award.
In total, Waller made 95 appearances during his first stint with Northampton, but departed for Sixways in 2017 in search of more game time and notched up over 100 appearances for Worcester.
Between 2012 and 2017, Waller became a supporter favourite around cinch Stadium at Franklin’s Gardens – thanks not only to his eye-catching performances in the loose and anchoring Saints’ scrum, but also helping to set-up numerous fundraising events for charity. He was also elected Chairman of the Rugby Players Association in 2021, succeeding Mark Lambert of Harlequins.