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Northampton Saints lock David Ribbans extends stay

David Ribbans

Northampton Saints have signed lock David Ribbans to a contract extension which will keep him at Franklin’s Gardens until 2022.

The 24-year-old English-qualified lock was one of the most consistent performers last term for the men in Black, Green and Gold, and director of rugby Chris Boyd has rewarded Ribbans’ with a new deal.

Ribbans arrived at Franklin’s Gardens back in 2017 from South African outfit Western Province, and is now just three matches away from bringing up a half-century of Saints caps – increasing his number of appearances and tries in each of his three seasons in Northampton so far.

“I’m absolutely delighted to be signing on again with Saints; I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time here so far and it’s really exciting to think I have at least another two years here at Franklin’s Gardens,” he said.

“The town now feels like home to me and on the pitch last year we took some huge strides forward in our first season under Chris.

“This is a really talented group of hard-working guys and the atmosphere around the Club is special. We know we can continue to improve and there’s nowhere I’d rather be playing my rugby at the moment.

“So, I’m thrilled to be staying and I hope I can reward Northampton’s loyal supporters with some more silverware over the next few years.”

Director of rugby Chris Boyd added: “David is a really important signing for us; he was one of the Club’s most consistent performers last season and we’re extremely keen to continue nurturing our young, English-qualified talent here at Franklin’s Gardens.

“I’m confident he will continue to prove himself a key player for us. His attitude in training is second to none so we’re really glad he’s bought into our long-term goals for Northampton.”

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