Phil Dowson

Defence Coach


Retiring from playing the game at the end of the 2016/17 season, Phil Dowson returned to Franklin’s Gardens as an Assistant Coach.

Having won the 2014 Aviva Premiership and European Rugby Challenge Cup titles with Saints and captained the team to the 2010 LV= Cup title, Dowson will bring his rugby expertise back to the club he spent six season playing for as he takes on the coaching role.

His 259 Aviva Premiership appearances is the most among active players, and Dowson also captained both the England Saxons in multiple Churchill Cups and the senior England side against the Barbarians.


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