Henry Taylor to retire, Chris Cook joins Saints

Henry Taylor to retire, Chris Cook joins Saints

Northampton Saints confirm that scrum-half Henry Taylor is leaving the Club to pursue a new career outside of rugby. Chris Cook has signed a short-term deal as injury cover.

27-year-old Taylor made 33 appearances in two seasons in Black, Green and Gold after making the switch to Franklin’s Gardens in 2019.

He began his career in Harlequins Academy, also having stints with Loughborough Students, Bedford Blues and Saracens on his way to Northampton, where he notched up six Saints tries.

He also boasts international recognition from his playing career, having won the World Rugby Under-20 Championship with England in 2014, but now retires from the professional game to pursue a career in the city.

30-year-old Cook has plenty of Gallagher Premiership experience, coming through Bath’s Academy system and making 142 appearances in Blue, Black and White between 2010 and 2020.

Cook also enjoyed a stint with Bristol Bears last season, and has representative honours to his name, making nine appearances for England U20s in 2011.

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