England International Signs For Premiership Side On One-Year Loan Deal From Saracens

Jason Hennessy

Jason Hennessy

Jason is the editor here at RugbyLAD and a proud Limerick man.
Jason Hennessy

Done deal.

England lock Nick Isiekwe will join Northampton Saints on a year-long loan deal ahead of next season, having also signed a new deal with Saracens.

The 22-year-old arrives at Franklin’s Gardens with more than 50 Gallagher Premiership appearances under his belt for Saracens, as well as appearing in the 2019 Heineken Champions Cup final.

Isiekwe came through the Saracens Academy and made his debut back in 2016, before earning his first international cap less than a year later on England’s tour of Argentina.

Northampton Saints Director of Rugby Chris Boyd said is looking forward to seeing what he can accomplish in Black, Green and Gold.

“We’re very excited to bring in Nick for a year at Franklin’s Gardens,” he said. “We had a unique opportunity to welcome one of the rising stars of English rugby to our group.

“Nick will add competition across both the engine room and the back row, complimenting the quality group of players we already have in those areas and adding balance.

“He is still a young player but will bring significant Premiership, European and Test experience, as well as some real power, to our pack.

“Having spoken to Nick on numerous occasions now, I know that he’ll be 100% committed to the Club and completely immerse himself on our culture. I’m sure he’ll savour his time here, enjoy his rugby and be welcomed by Northampton’s supporters.

“Not only will he add value to our squad, but I hope we can help him improve and reach his goal of playing regular international rugby.”