The 35-year-old lock has also been a regular with the Flying Fijians during his time at cinch Stadium at Franklin’s Gardens, earning 36 caps for his country so far and featuring at the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.Embed from Getty Images
He was rewarded for his fine form with a call-up to England’s squad for the 2019 Rugby World Cup, featuring in four warm-up games and starting against the USA in Japan as England reached the final of the competition.
Injuries have disrupted the 31-year-old’s progress during the 2020/21 and 2021/22 seasons, but Francis did notch up his 50th Saints appearance against London Irish in January 2020.Embed from Getty Images
#4. Taqele Naiyaravoro
The bulldozing 30-year-old wing brought up a half-century of Saints appearances in 2019/20, before adding a further six tries and 14 appearances to his tally in 2020/21 – although Naiyaravoro has been restricted to just one appearance this season so far, as he recovered from a knee injury sustained in preseason.Embed from Getty Images