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Lewis Ludlam
Saint #1972
  • DOB8 Dec 1995
  • BirthplaceIpswich
  • Height192cm
  • Weight111kg
  • Played99
  • Points55

Initially released by Northampton Saints' Academy set-up, Lewis Ludlam's tenacity not only earned him a recall at Under-18 level but a permanent contract with the Club – with the flanker making his senior debut in 2016. 

Originally a centre, Ludlam began his career at Ipswich before joining Colchester and attending St Joseph’s College in Northampton. And the flanker impressed at international age-group level, winning the man-of-the-match award on his England Under-18s debut and being named the Red Rose’s Player of the Tournament in the 2015 World Rugby Under-20s Championship, where they made the final.

After helping Wanderers scoop back-to-back Premiership Rugby A League titles in 2017 and 2018, Ludlam burst into the spotlight in Chris Boyd's  first season at the helm in Northampton, featuring some 27 times in a remarkable breakthrough 2018/19 season where Saints reached the knock-out stages of every competition and lifted the Premiership Rugby Cup. 

The flanker brought up a half-century of appearances in Black, Green and Gold at the end of 2019, with Ludlam's fledgling season culminating in a trip to the Rugby World Cup in Japan to represent England – earning six caps during the side's run to the final of the tournament. 

The flanker then returned to Saints to help the side reach the Heineken Champions Cup quarter-finals and claim their first victory on French soil since 2011 before being named a co-captain of the Club alongside Alex Waller in November 2020, before being handed the captain's armband on his own in 2021/22 – while the back row continued to feature on the international stage with Eddie Jones' England side. 

Player Stats

'21-'2220 (0)300015
'20-'2117 (0)200010
'19-'2016 (3)10005
'18-'1924 (3)400020
'17-'184 (5)10005
'16-'173 (4)00000
Total84 (15)1100055
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