Piers Francis rugby player
Piers Francis rugby player

Piers Francis

20th Jun 1990 1.82m/92kg Fly Half

Born in Gravesend, England, Piers spent three years in the development academy of English Premiership side Saracens, before moving to New Zealand aged 18 to fulfil his ambitions of playing top-flight rugby.

After a season with the Auckland Marists he progressed into the provincial Auckland Academy where he was named young player of the year in an unbeaten season for the provincial under-20 side.

He then made seven ITM Cup appearances for the Auckland province in 2011 before signing for the 2012 Super Rugby winners at the turn of the year.

In 2015, Francis played his ITM Cup rugby with Counties Manukau and was named in the 2016 Blues Super Rugby squad.

Regularly starting at first five for Counties-Manukau during the Mitre 10 Cup.

Francis has reaffirmed his desire to wear the No.10 jersey in his second season with the Blues in 2017 having already played 11 times scoring 41 points.

In March 2017, Northampton Saints confirmed to have signed the fly-half ahead of the 2017/18 season.

The following month, Francis was one of 15 uncapped players to be named in England's 31-man squad for their two-Test tour to Argentina in June 2017.

(LS April 20, 2017)

Career

nh-saints Northampton Saints
Fly Half
2017 - present
Deh1iTfWsAAYGy0 Edinburgh Rugby
Fly Half
2013 - 2014
Untitled Waikato
Fly Half
auckland-blues Blues
Fly Half
2015 - 2017
counties Counties Manukau
Fly Half
2015 - 2017
england England
Fly Half
2017 - 2018