Northampton Saints can today confirm that first-team players Tom Collins and Lewis Ludlam have signed new deals to remain at Franklin’s Gardens.
Collins, 23, and 22-year-old Ludlam have both made huge progress since graduating from the Saints Academy, and are now valuable contributors to the first-team squad.
Northampton-born winger Collins broke into the first team at his hometown club in the 2013-14 season, having won the Six Nations with England Under-20s earlier that year.
And that campaign he went from strength to strength, becoming a key cog in the Saints squad that claimed an Aviva Premiership and European Challenge Cup double.
Since then flyer Collins has continued to impress on the field for the first XV, and also scored twice in the Aviva A League final last term as Northampton Wanderers lifted the trophy following victory over Gloucester United.