England prospect extends stay at the Saints

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 10:05
Large harry mallinder 800

TRANSFER NEWS: Northampton Saints has announced that Harry Mallinder has signed a contract extension at Franklin’s Gardens until 2020.

A Northamptonian since 2007, the Saints is the 21-year-old's only professional club, Mallinder having come through the Academy setup and won a Premiership Academies League title back in 2014.

A senior debut followed later that year against Newcastle and having quickly established himself as a first-team regular, Mallinder has raced to 50 appearances for the Saints, hitting the milestone this past weekend against Clermont Auvergne.

His young career has also been decorated with international honours, the back progressing through the England age groups and captaining the Under-20 to a Junior World title on home soil in 2016, a year in which Mallinder was nominated for the Junior World Player of the Year.

Having toured with Eddie Jones’ senior side to Argentina this past summer, Mallinder is excited about what the future holds.

"The Saints are my only club and I never considered going anywhere else," he commented. "I’ve grown up at Franklin’s Gardens and experienced some great memories already, both as a player and a young supporter of the club.

“Looking at the environment and the squad we have building here, I’m extremely positive about what is to come over the next few years.

“I’m delighted to be staying.”

Chief Executive Mark Darbon believes that the signing is a big statement from the club.

"Northampton Saints have a proud history of bringing through top quality players from our Academy and Harry certainly falls into this category,” he said.

“We want to build a world-class team with a backbone of homegrown talent to be successful. Harry has all the abilities to play a big part in this and we are thrilled that he has committed his future to the Saints.”

There are currently no matches being played
Fri, 23 March 2018
Connacht v Edinburgh 22h00 Sportsground
Munster v Scarlets 22h00 Thomond Park
Dragons v Cheetahs 22h00 Rodney Parade
Ospreys v Leinster 22h00 Liberty Stadium
Cardiff Blues v Ulster 22h00 Cardiff Arms Park
Glasgow Warriors v Zebre 22h00 Scotstoun
Kings v Treviso 22h00 Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
Crusaders v Bulls 06h35 Christchurch
Rebels v Sharks 08h45 Melbourne
Bath v Exeter Chiefs 19h45 Recreation Ground
Sat, 24 March 2018
Sunwolves v Chiefs 04h15 Tokyo
Hurricanes v Highlanders 06h35 Wellington
Saracens v Harlequins 15h00 London
London Irish v Gloucester 15h00 Madejski Stadium
Sale Sharks v Worcester Warriors 15h00 AJ Bell Stadium
Stormers v Reds 15h15 Newlands
Newcastle Falcons v Northampton Saints 17h30 Kingston Park
Jaguares v Lions 21h40 Estadio Jose Amalfitani
Sun, 25 March 2018
Leicester Tigers v Wasps 15h00 Welford Road
Sun, 18 March 2018
Waratahs v Rebels 51 | 27
Sat, 17 March 2018
Jaguares v Reds 7 | 18
Wales v France 14 | 13
Lions v Sunwolves 40 | 38
England v Ireland 15 | 24
Stormers v Blues 37 | 20
Italy v Scotland 27 | 29
Brumbies v Sharks 24 | 17
Highlanders v Crusaders 25 | 17
Fri, 16 March 2018
Cardiff Blues v Treviso 31 | 25
Edinburgh v Munster 12 | 6
Chiefs v Bulls 41 | 28
Sun, 11 March 2018
Wales v Italy 38 | 14
Sat, 10 March 2018
Jaguares v Waratahs 38 | 28
France v England 22 | 16
Team P W D L Pts
Exeter Chiefs 17 12 0 5 61
Wasps 17 11 1 5 54
Saracens 17 11 0 6 53
Newcastle Falcons 17 11 0 6 50
Leicester Tigers 17 10 0 7 47
Gloucester 17 9 1 7 46
Bath 17 9 0 8 45
Sale Sharks 17 8 0 9 43
Harlequins 17 7 0 10 36
Northampton Saints 17 6 0 11 31
Worcester Warriors 17 5 0 12 27
London Irish 17 2 0 15 15