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Tom Cruse
Saint #2064
  • DOB30 Mar 1989
  • BirthplaceStockport
  • Height179cm
  • Weight100kg
  • Played14
  • Points5

Tom Cruse joined Northampton Saints until the end of the 2022/23 season as injury cover and brings eight seasons of Gallagher Premiership experience with him to cinch Stadium at Franklin’s Gardens.

A reliable set-piece operator and mobile front rower, Cruse made 114 appearances and scored 21 tries for Wasps in six full seasons, before the club was placed into administration in 2022.

The 100kg hooker began his career with local club Stockport, rising through the ranks in Sale Sharks’ academy and impressing with Macclesfield in National Two North before securing a move to Championship outfit Rotherham Titans – during a two-season spell at Clifton Lane, Cruse scored 11 tries in 44 appearances, and was named in the Championship Dream Team as the league’s stand-out hooker.

That caught the attention of London Irish, where he made 14 appearances during the 2015/16 season, before a move to Wasps beckoned. Cruse was named the club’s Players’ Player of the Season during the 2017/18 campaign when he racked up 24 appearances and seven tries.

Cruse joins the men in Black, Green and Gold from United Rugby Championship side Edinburgh Rugby, having moved north of the border on a short-term deal earlier this season. He also played for the Barbarians against Bath Rugby in November, starting for the invitational side as they claimed a last-minute win.

In his first season at the club, the hooker made nine appearances overall including starting the Gallagher Premiership semi-final away at Saracens.

Player Stats

'23-'240 (5)10005
'22-'232 (7)00000
Total2 (12)10005
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