"We'll see what happens" - Courtney Lawes reveals he could depart Northampton Saints - Ruck

“We’ll see what happens” – Courtney Lawes reveals he could depart Northampton Saints

Courtney Lawes is keeping an open mind about whether to see out the rest of his career with Northampton Saints.

The England forward, who has been linked with big money moves to France and Japan previously, has revealed he will be out of contract following the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

“It would be a really cool experience but, I’ve been at Saints so long, it would also be really cool just to be a one-club man,” Lawes told BBC Radio Northampton’s Saints Show

“I suppose it’s a win-win for me, regardless. I’m up for contract after the [2023] World Cup so we’ll see what happens.

“There’s been a couple of occasions that I’ve nearly left the Saints because of money, ” he said.

“The fact is that our careers are very limited and you have to make hay when the sun shines.

“There’s been a couple of occasions when I was pretty much going to leave and then Saints have been able to find the money.

“I’ve always wanted to stay, but if it’s not right financially you’ve got to do what you’ve got to do.”

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BACK-THREE:

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  • 11. Ollie Hassell-Collins (London Irish)
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