Luther Burrell to leave Saints at end of season

Luther Burrell to leave Saints at end of season

Northampton Saints can today confirm that Luther Burrell will be leaving the Club at the end of the 2018/19 season.


The 31-year-old centre is in his seventh season at Franklin’s Gardens, and has notched up over 150 appearances in the Black, Green and Gold jersey.

“Luther leaves with our full support and best wishes for the future,” said Saints defence coach Alan Dickens, who has coached Burrell since he joined the Club in 2012.

“I know how difficult a decision this has been for Luther and we are sorry to be saying goodbye to a player of his calibre and experience.

“I’ve known him for 15 years since we were both playing at Leeds together and watching him develop into a top-quality Premiership player and England international has been a pleasure for me.

“He is a very popular member of the squad and around the entire Club, so he’ll be greatly missed here both on and off the field.”

Burrell has accumulated 158 appearances to date since arriving in Northampton from Sale Sharks ahead of the 2012/13 season, scoring 29 tries.

  

He went on to earn 15 caps for his country, last featuring for the Red Rose in Australia as England secured a historic 3-0 series win over the Wallabies.

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