- DOB28 Feb 1996
Ipswich-born flanker Karl Wilkins joined Northampton Saints from AS Béziers Hérault ahead of the 2021/22 season.
A product of the Saints Academy system, the 6’4”, 112kg forward rejoined his boyhood Club after making over 50 appearances for the French ProD2 side since arriving from ASM Clermont Auvergne in 2016.
Experienced at lock as well as in the back row, Wilkins initially left for France aged 18, joining Montferrand from Saints’ Academy system where he was part of the Northampton squad that won the Premiership’s Under-18 Academy League in the 2013/14 season – alongside the likes of Harry Mallinder, George Furbank, Lewis Ludlam, Rory Hutchinson and James Fish.
And after his return to Northampton, Wilkins made his senior Saints debut in 2021 as he started against Sale Sharks in the Gallagher Premiership.