- DOB29 Jan 1996
Born in Cambridge, Rory Hutchinson signed for Saints from Shelford and after making his debut in 2015 the talented centre enjoyed his first run in Saints’ first-team during the 2016/17 campaign.
A versatile back, Hutchinson scored his first try for the Club in his Premiership debut against Exeter Chiefs – a score that would go on to win the Club’s Try of the Season – before helping Wanderers to back-to-back Premiership Rugby A League titles, scoring against Gloucester united in the 2017 final.
Hutchinson really started to excel after Chris Boyd’s arrival in Northampton and was named Saints’ Breakthrough Player of the Year for the 2018/19 season. That term he also collected Club and Premiership Player of the Month awards, and was nominated for the Land Rover Discovery of the Season gong across the whole league.
The centre also featured in Saints’ Premiership semi-final against Exeter and was part of the side that lifted the Premiership Rugby Cup in 2019.
Representing Cambridgeshire, Eastern Counties and the Scottish Exiles whilst studying at Felsted School, Hutchinson represented Scotland at both Under-18s and Under-20s level – playing in both the 2014 and 2015 World Rugby Under-20s Championships and Six Nations competitions to become the joint most-capped Scotland Under-20s player ever.
And his reward for a stellar 2018/19 season was a first call-up into the Scotland senior side that summer ahead of the Rugby World Cup in Japan, with Hutchinson marking his first international start by scoring twice against Georgia.