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Transfer Rumours: Tom Stephenson attracting significant interest

Northampton Saints centre Tom Stephenson is reportedly heading to London Irish at the end of the season.

According to Rugby Inside Line, the 23-year-old centre is likely joining the Exiles, however, he has also been linked with a possible move to Worcester Warriors. RUCK.co.uk also understands that Ealing Trailfinders are monitoring his situation.

Stephenson returned from a near two-year injury absence in October and has played 13 times this term.



After making his debut in 2012, Stephenson announced himself on the big stage in Saints’ 2013/14 double-winning season – with the centre’s blend of pace and power seeing him star in Northampton’s run to the Aviva Premiership final.

Stephenson was on the field at the final whistle that day as Saints claimed a stunning triumph over Saracens, before making 25 appearances the following campaign

“All the Club’s coaches have been fantastic for me, from the Academy all the way up into the first team, and I’m also hugely grateful to the medical staff who have got me through some tough times in recent years.


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“Ever since I first pulled on the Black, Green and Gold jersey, I have wanted to help Northampton become the best Club in this country and do my best for such a loyal group of supporters.

“But the time is right for a fresh start for me now, and I’m excited about what’s in store for the next stage of my career.”

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