Transfer News | Northampton Saints star signs contract extension

Northampton Saints have announced that winger Taqele Naiyaravoro has extended his contract at Franklin’s Gardens.

The 27-year-old Fijian-born behemoth instantly become a supporter favourite upon his arrival at Franklin’s Gardens last summer, courtesy of his immense ball-carrying ability.

Naiyaravoro left opposition defenders strewn in his wake as he made some 28 appearances during an explosive debut season at Saints.

The 2018/19 campaign saw him score 11 tries, making more metres and clean breaks than any other player in the Gallagher Premiership, and become the only player to beat a century of defenders in one league season since data has been recorded.

And after putting pen to paper on a deal that will see him continue to represent the Club for at least two more seasons, Naiyaravoro is delighted to be staying in Northampton.

“I’m over the moon to be signing on again with Saints,” he said. “I’m very happy here in Northampton and the progress the squad has made over the last 12 months is really exciting.

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“I have moved around quite a lot during my career so far, but importantly my family have settled well in Northampton and we feel very much at home here.

“It’s amazing to think I have at least another two years ahead of me here at Franklin’s Gardens. I just hope I can repay all the faith the Club’s loyal supporters have shown in me with more good performances, plenty of tries, and hopefully some more trophies.

“We have a brilliant playing group, training environment, and coaches at Saints who have helped me so much, so I’m looking forward to seeing what the future holds in store for us.”

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