Nick Beal

Nick Beal

Years: 1992-2002
Position: Fullback
Appearances: 268England Caps: 15
Northampton Saints Director

An outstanding servant in the Saints’ No.15 jersey for 13 years, Nick Beal is the first inductee into the Hall of Fame in 2018.

As well as getting selected for the British & Irish Lions Tour to South Africa in 1997, Beal was a part of the England Sevens squad that won the world title in 1993.

The lightning-fast back also notched up 15 Test appearances for England after making his debut at Franklin’s Gardens in the 1991/92 season.

A whopping 268 more appearances and 74 tries, 21 conversions, 21 penalties and three drop-goals (totalling 482 points) later, and Beal’s status as a Saints legend is undeniable.

He captained the Saints squad that won the Middlesex Sevens trophy and played in the Powergen Cup finals in 2003 and 2002, as well as the Tetley's Bitter Cup final of 2000, but unfortunately missed the victorious Heineken Cup in the same year through injury.

But working as a financial advisor since his retirement, Beal was an obvious candidate to be appointed to the Saints’ board as a non-executive director in 2007, and so has continued to have a massive influence on the Club ever since.