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Northampton Saints sign Harlequins prop Nick Auterac

Northampton Saints agree deal to sign Harlequins prop Credit: Northampton Saints

Northampton Saints have agreed a deal to sign Harlequins prop Nick Auterac at the end of the Premiership season.

The 27-year-old represented England U20 during the 2012 Six Nations Championship.

He's featured 20 times for Quins since moving to Twickenham Stoop in the summer of 2018.

Saints director of rugby Chris Boyd added: “We’re delighted to be able to announce our first new signing for next season, and we’re confident Nick will be a quality addition to our front row.

“He is highly respected and experienced within the Premiership, and has shown throughout his career so far that he is not only a strong scrummager but very capable around the park too – which of course fits the mould for how we play at Saints."

I’m really excited to be joining a massive Club in Northampton Saints, who are proving themselves to be genuine contenders for silverware this season.

Saints play an exciting brand of rugby in front of a partisan crowd – having experienced the Franklin’s Gardens atmosphere first-hand, I can’t wait to run out there every week.

The Club’s ambition and upward trajectory over the past couple of years has been clear to see. Their scrum in particular has come on leaps and bounds, so I’m really excited to get to work with a talented group of coaches and to challenge for that No.1 jersey in Northampton.

– Nick Auterac