Aviva Premiership Rugby Football Union club the Northampton Saints have pulled off a transfer coup by securing the services of young South African centre Pat Howard for the 2015/16 season.
The 23 year old will join the English giants from South African Super Rugby club the Stormers. He also had spells with the Stormers’ feeder club Western Province, where he won the prestigious Currie Cup as well as with Munster in Ireland for whom he played in both the European Rugby Champions Cup as well as the Guinness Pro 12, earning a lot of plaudits for his performances.
He returned to Cape Town at the beginning of the Super Rugby tournament to turn out for the Stormers but will cut short his spell with the side and move north and England to link up with the Northampton Saints for the upcoming season of the Aviva Premiership, the LV=Cup and the European Rugby Champions Cup.
Howard said that the move came about for him in the right time and he is looking to add a lot more experience of playing in Europe to his name. He added that he really enjoyed his short spell in Europe with Munster earlier this year and when the Saints began to show interest in his services, it was hard for him to decline. Read more »
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Northampton Saints became the winner in their match against Harlequins. Northampton Saints scored 17 points while the score of the Harlequins was 13. The match took place on 27th February, Friday at Franklins Gardens which is in Northampton.
Northampton saints are at present at the top of the league table with 13 wins. Before the first half of the match came to an end, they managed to score 7 points while the score of Harlequins stood at 6 points. James Wilson scored for the Northampton Saints taking advantage of the lack of discipline in their opponents. The touchdown that James Wilson scored further advanced his team towards victory.
Tom Wood managed to score a point for his team by doing a driving maul. The 22 years old Marland Yarde who plays for Harlequins also managed to score a point at the very last part of the match. Read more »