- DOB8 Nov 1988
Towering lock James Craig started his rugby career at his hometown club Beverley RFC and has gone on to turn out for Saints over 50 times.
Craig, having impressed at his junior club, made the transition to join Yorkshire Carnegie but played just three games for the side before linking up with Saints in 2011.
And Craig’s first season in the East Midlands saw him help Saints win the 2012 Anglo-Welsh Cup before injuries curtailed his progress the following campaign.
The injuries continued into the 2013/14 season but a string of impressive performances in the European Challenge Cup saw Craig not only back in contention, but with a winner’s medal too as Northampton collected the title.
Playing more regular rugby in 2014/15, it was Craig’s performances during the following season that earned him the most recognition and the lock was called up to the England Saxons in the summer of 2016 for their tour of South Africa.