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Northampton Saints duo staying at Franklin’s gardens after signing new contract

Northampton prop Alex Waller and hooker Mikey Haywood have put pen to paper on new contracts, the Premiership club announced on Tuesday.

With a total of nearly 400 Saints caps between them, the duo, who graduated from Saints’ Academy, have extended their time at their only professional club.


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Chief Executive Mark Darbon said that today’s signings are a brilliant advert for the club’s Academy system.

“We’re very happy to have extended the contracts of two more Academy products in Alex and Mikey,” he said.

“We not only want to build a world class team but build that with a backbone of home grown talent.


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“It’s a great testament to our Academy system and the two have been a huge part of the club’s success over the years. We’re very happy they have chosen to re-commit to the Saints.”

Director of Rugby Jim Mallinder echoed those sentiments, saying: “It’s been great to have seen the two of them develop into the players they are today.

“Both of them have played a large part in the club’s history so far and no doubt they are to be a big part of the club’s future.

“We’re delighted they’ve chosen to stay at Saints.”

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