Former Northampton Saints fan favourite bags first head coach role - Ruck

Former Northampton Saints fan favourite bags first head coach role

Former Northampton Saints flanker Ben Nutley is the new head coach at Luton RFC.

The number eight enjoyed a strong career at Franklin’s Gardens, making 83 appearances for the first team.

Nutley was part of the double-winning squad of 2013/14, playing 13 times during the campaign as Saints won the Premiership and European Challenge Cup.


The 28-year-old is now looking forward to taking charge of his hometown club Luton.

“It’s a pleasure coming back to my club having many memorable playing experiences as a youngster,” Nutley said.

“There are lots of exciting things going on off the field, and the task ahead is to emulate that on the field.”

LIST | 5 players Leicester could sign following 21 departures

Adam Thompstone and Australia international Tatafu Polota-Nau are among eight further players who will depart Leicester Tigers at the end of the season.

EW Viljoen and Joe Thomas are the other two backs moving on, while Will Spencer, Gaston Cortes, Sione Kalamafoni and Owen Hills will also leave Welford Road when the season ends.

Todays announcement takes their total number of leavers to 21.

Here we look at five signings the Tigers may make to strengthen ahead of the 2020/21 Premiership season.

1. George Kruis

A decade after his debut for Saracens, the 29-year-old Lion from Guildford is understood to be considering a career move to the Far East, having been there last autumn for the World Cup. 

However, if the Tigers could convince Kruis to remain in the Gallagher Premiership and come to Welford Road, he would make their line-out imperious.

A game-changer.