TRANSFER | Flanker re-joins Saints on a temporary deal

Northampton Saints have announced that flanker Jamie Gibson has re-joined the Club until the conclusion of the 2019/20 season as injury cover.

The 29-year-old back row was released last month at the conclusion of his contract, but has been brought back into the squad at Franklin’s Gardens to cover Tom Wood – who will be out of action for a minimum of three months – when the Gallagher Premiership resumes in August.

Gibson has made 125 appearances in Black, Green and Gold since arriving at Franklin’s Gardens from East Midlands rivals Leicester Tigers in 2015.

He has been a consistent performer and regular in the first-team squad for the past five years, notching up more than 30 matches in a single season twice and just under (29) during the 2017/18 campaign.

That though was arguably Gibson’s finest season in Northampton colours as he was voted Saints Supporters Club Player of the Season, and named in the BT Sport Dream Team for his fine efforts, having made more turnovers in the Premiership than any other player that term.

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