Northampton Saints can today confirm the signings of forwards Sam Graham and Robbie Smith ahead of the 2022/23 season.
Back row Graham, 24, joins from Doncaster Knights having captained the side to an impressive second-place finish in the Championship last term.
Meanwhile 23-year-old hooker Smith arrives at cinch Stadium at Franklin’s Gardens from Newcastle Falcons.
Both players will join up with the men in Black, Green and Gold this summer ahead of Northampton’s preseason campaign, and incoming Director of Rugby Phil Dowson is thrilled to have two more promising, young players within his ranks.
“Saints have a great track record of uncovering some promising players who have come in and done brilliantly for the Club, and we think Sam and Robbie could be two more,” he said.
“Sam is one of the most powerful ball-carriers and tacklers in the Championship, and captained Doncaster brilliantly this season. He’s very athletic but what impressed me most was his ambition and his journey; he has worked so hard to forge a career for himself in rugby.