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Transfer News: Northampton sign former All Black

Northampton Saints have signed London Irish’s former New Zealand prop Ben Franks for next season.

The 33-year-old, who can play on either side of the scrum, won 47 caps for New Zealand and was part of their 2011 and 2015 World Cup winning squad.

Saints were looking for a replacement for Kieran Brookes, who is set to leave the club at the end of this season with Wasps said to be his most likely destination.

“I’m delighted to be joining Saints at such an exciting junction for the club,” said Franks.


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