Northampton Saints Confirm Signing of England International Prop - Ruck

Northampton Saints Confirm Signing of England International Prop

Northampton Saints have confirmed the signing of England capped prop Trevor Davison, from Newcastle Falcons. The 30-year-old will not have to wait untill the end of the season, as he has joins Franklins Gardens with immediate effect.

After impressing in the Falcons pack, Davison earned his England call up in the 2021 Summer internationals. Eddie Jones selected Davison to make his test debut on the 4th of July against the United States, with the prop coming off the bench in the 43-29 win at Twickenham Stadium.

Lewis Ludlam of Englan and Trevor Davison of England during the International match between England and USA at Twickenham Stadium, Twickenham, London on July 4 2021. – PHOTO: Phil Mingo/PPAUK

He has since earned one additional cap, against Australia in the 2021 Autumn Nations Cup. Davsion was included in Steve Borthwick’s wider training squad, ahead of the 2023 Guinness Six Nations, but has yet been selected for a cap by the new England Head Coach.

Davison discussed how he is excited to get started with Saints, and is familiar with a handful of the current players at Franklins Gardens. Speaking on Northampton’s official club website, Davison said;

“I’ve really enjoyed watching Saints over the past few seasons. I like their style and the brand of rugby the team is playing, which is really entertaining.

Trevor Davison of Newcastle Falcons is tackled by Tommy Allan of Harlequins during the Gallagher Premiership match between Harlequins and Newcastle Falcons at Twickenham Stoop, London on the 4th March 2022 – PHOTO: Micah Crook/PPAUK

“I’m at the stage of my career where I feel like I need a change; I’ve been in Newcastle my whole life, so when the opportunity arose to come to Northampton, I wanted to give it a shot.

“I’ve spoken to Robbie Smith, Joel Matavesi and all the boys I know from England camps about the Club, and I’ve heard nothing but good things about the environment and the coaches here. The team is always there or thereabouts in the Gallagher Premiership’s top four come the end of the season, so I’m really looking forward to competing for some silverware and hopefully I can earn myself some more opportunities at international level as a result as well.”

Trevor Davison of England during the International match between England and USA at Twickenham Stadium, Twickenham, London on July 4 2021. – PHOTO: Phil Mingo/PPAUK

Northampton Saints Director of Rugby Phil Dowson is happy with the signing, and expects big things from the prop.

“We’re absolutely delighted to sign a player of Trevor’s calibre for the remainder of this season and beyond,” said Dowson on the Saints club website.

“We’re excited about what he can bring to our squad; he’s an international tighthead, he’s a top-quality operator in the Premiership, and crucially he’s another player whose attitude is all about improving his game

Trevor Davison (Newcastle Falcons, uncapped) during England Rugby training session at The Lensbury Hotel, Teddington, London on 24 June 2021. Photo: Phil Mingo/PPAUK

“Trevor brings his reputation as a tough, competitive player with him to Northampton. He is someone who wants to be dominant in the set-piece, but also brings some real quality around the park as well as that toughness, so we’re confident he will be a great fit for us.”

“Future remains unclear” – 5 huge Premiership transfers that could still happen

With a number of contracts of huge stars coming to an end at their clubs there could be some huge deals still to be done in the next few weeks and months.

#1. Tom Curry to Leicester Tigers

Tigers are playing the long game with their bid to sign England flanker when his contract at Sale Sharks expires at the end of the season.

Holding a strong interest from 2021, Steve Borthwick was initially putting in the hard yards to try and make Curry move to Welford Road.

Curry became the youngest player to start an international for England in 90 years when he made his senior bow in Argentina on the 2017 summer tour.

Sharks remain adamant that their academy product is going nowhere and RUCK understands he is close to signing a contract extension at the AJ Bell Stadium.

However, Tigers will continue to wait in the wings in case his circumstances change with no contract extension yet signed.

Tom Curry of England  during the Autumn Nations International Series match between England and South Africa at Twickenham, London on 26 November 2022 (Photo: Tom Sandberg/PPAUK)