Transfer News: Northampton Saints to bring in England coach
Northampton Saints have announced that coach Sam Vesty will make the switch to Franklin’s Gardens from Worcester Warriors this summer.
The former Leicester Tigers and Bath Rugby utility back has been cutting his teeth at Sixways as a coach since retiring from playing in 2013 – progressing from Transition Coach to Backs Coach two years later.
And after proving his mettle at the very highest level as Skills Coach in Eddie Jones’ England set-up for last summer’s Tour of Argentina, the 36-year-old caught the eye of new Saints director of rugby Chris Boyd.
Vesty will become Saints’ Attack Coach next season and will focus on continuing to progress Northampton’s backs division.
“I’m absolutely thrilled to be joining a massive Club in Northampton Saints, and to be given the opportunity to work with and learn from Chris Boyd,” he said.
“This is a brilliant opportunity and one I jumped at taking.
“There are already a top-quality set of backs in Saints’ squad, and the prospect of adding the likes of Dan Biggar and Taqele Naiyaravoro to those ranks is thrilling as a coach.
“All the building blocks are in place for us to be very successful at Franklin’s Gardens.
“I hope to be able to contribute towards a side that plays really exciting rugby; I want to encourage players to express themselves, and to back themselves to be able to go out and execute positive rugby.”