STATEMENT: Tom Collins confirms Northampton Saints departure - Ruck

STATEMENT: Tom Collins confirms Northampton Saints departure

Northampton Saints have announced that Tom Collins, the winger, will depart from the club when the 2022/23 season comes to an end.

Collins, who is 28 years old and is known as Saint #1927, joined the Black, Green, and Gold team in 2013, and has played in 144 matches, scoring 48 tries during his tenure.

“I’ve absolutely loved my time at the Club, it’s been amazing for me and I’m very grateful to all the people I have played alongside and those who have enabled me to play rugby at the highest level,” said Collins.

“To represent my hometown Club has always been very special; I grew up just down the road, playing at Old Northamptonians, and I came up through the Academy system with a lot of the players who are in the first team with me now. With my Dad and Grandad playing for the Cobblers as well, it’s been cool to emulate the way they represented the Town in a different sport.

“So, it’s definitely been a tough decision to move on, but I feel like I am ready for a fresh start somewhere new. I want to go somewhere else to prove that I can play consistently at the very top level.

“You don’t get too long in a professional rugby career to experience different places and environments. I have been at Saints for ten years now, and I feel like I am ready for a new chapter.”