1. ITV Report

Teimana Harrison extends his contract with the Saints

Credit: Northampton Saints

Northampton Saints have announced that Teimana Harrison has signed a contract extension which will see him stay at Franklin’s Gardens until at least 2022.

The 26-year-old New Zealand-born back rower first arrived in Northampton back in 2011, but has gone on to make 120 appearances in Black, Green and Gold so far and earned five Test caps for England in 2016.

He's the ninth Saint to re-sign for the Club in recent weeks.

I’m over the moon to sign on again with Saints and excited about the progress we’ve made this first season under Chris Boyd.

Northampton is so important to me, as this is the Club that gave me my chance; I just want to repay the faith they put in me.

The supporters here are the most dedicated in the Premiership and I’m excited to try and win more silverware for them. We have a brilliant playing environment in Northampton and I'm really looking forward to seeing what the future holds for us.

– Teimana Harrison

Teimana is a really important signing; he’s been one of the Club’s most consistent performers in recent years, and this season so far has been no different.

He’s still evolving as a player but the momentum he gives Saints with ball in hand is invaluable, and the effort he puts in every week is a yardstick for everyone at the Club.

– Director of rugby Chris Boyd