TRANSFER | Northampton Saints forward confirms shock departure
Northampton Saints have announced that flanker Jamie Gibson will depart the Club on June 30 at the expiration of his contract.
The 29-year-old back row has made 125 appearances in Black, Green and Gold since arriving at Franklin’s Gardens from East Midlands rivals Leicester Tigers in 2015.
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Gibson has been a consistent performer and regular in the first-team squad for the past five years, notching up more than 30 matches in a single season twice and just under (29) during the 2017/18 campaign.
That though was arguably his finest season in Northampton colours as he was voted Saints Supporters Club Player of the Season, and named in the BT Sport Dream Team for his fine efforts, having made more turnovers in the Premiership than any other player that term.
“I’m very proud to have represented Northampton on so many occasions and to win silverware last season,” he said.
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“Before the coronavirus pandemic, the club and I had spoken about the future, but circumstances have understandably led to certain opportunities no longer being available, which is sad.
“However I’m currently exploring a number of new opportunities, both inside and outside of rugby, and my family are very excited about what the future holds for us.”