Northampton Saints have announced that Matt Ferguson will be joining the Club from the 2018/19 season as assistant coach.
The 39-year-old has spent the last 12 months working as a scrum consultant with London Irish where he linked up with new Saints tighthead Ben Franks.
On the signing, Saints director of rugby Chris Boyd said: “Matt showed himself to be the standout candidate during our search. I was not only impressed by his experience but also his superb attitude and meticulous level of preparation – I am sure he will be a great fit here.”
After initially working with the Red Roses’ as a forwards coach from 2009 to 2011, Ferguson moved on to stints in the men’s game at Cardiff Blues, Bristol Rugby and London Welsh before returning to Twickenham in 2015 to sculpt a dominant set piece and driving maul for England’s women.
His focus as assistant coach will be on Saints’ scrum, and he will arrive at Franklin’s Gardens in June – in time for the start of Northampton’s preseason training.