- DOB6 Dec 1987
Joining Saints from Sale Sharks in 2012, Luther Burrell made an instant impression and has since played over 100 times for the Club.
Burrell played for his hometown side Huddersfield Giants in Rugby League at age-grade level before making the switch to Union and beginning his professional career at Leeds Carnegie in 2009.
Two years later, the powerful centre joined Sale Sharks for a short spell, before linking up with Saints. Making his first appearance in Black, Green and Gold in the season opener of the 2012/13 campaign, Burrell made 20 appearances that season and scored eight tries, culminating in a starting place in the Aviva Premiership Final against Leicester Tigers.
Those performances saw Burrell noticed by the England selectors and represented the Red Rose in a non-capped match against CONSUR XV during England’s tour of Argentina in the summer of 2013.
He was then called up to the full England squad for the 2014 Six Nations, scoring on his debut against France and subsequently scoring against Scotland and Wales in that same Championship.
That season Burrell would go on to be a part of the historic double-winning campaign, starting both finals as Saints lifted the European Challenge Cup and the Aviva Premiership trophy in the course of eight days.
In May 2016, Burrell was recalled to the England squad for the summer Test against Wales at Twickenham. Burrell continued his try-scoring international form to cross the whitewash again, and was selected to travel to Australia for England’s summer tour later that season, featuring in the first Test as England secured a historic 3-0 series win over the Wallabies.