Transfer News: Saints sign new scrum-half

Northampton Saints have boosted their scrum-half ranks ahead of the new season, according to the Northampton Chronicle.

James Mitchell, elder brother of reigning Northampton young player of the year Alex Mitchell, has joined on a short-term deal.

he 24-year-old has impressed during a trial period at Franklin’s Gardens this summer and has now penned a contract that will keep him at Saints for the duration of the Rugby World Cup.

Saints required more options as Cobus Reinach is in South Africa’s squad for the tournament in Japan, while Alex Mitchell will be sidelined until November with a knee injury.

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