Saints bring in WP lock

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 17:45
Large david ribbans 800

NEWS: Northampton Saints announced the arrival of Western Province's England-qualified lock David Ribbans at Franklin's Gardens.

The 21-year-old had a rapid rise through the ranks in Cape Town, helping their Under-19s win the Provincial Championship before making his first class debut in the Vodacom Cup in 2015, and then being included in the Stormers' Super Rugby squad in 2016 and being named as Western Province's Young Forward of the Year.

Saints Director of Rugby Jim Mallinder believes that the Saints have brought in a player with a lot of potential.

"David is a player who has the potential to have a successful rugby career," he said. "He is a big man who is also very athletic and has a good understanding of the game. We're looking forward to seeing him develop here at Franklin's Gardens."  

There are currently no matches being played
FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Fri, 25 May 2018
Crusaders v Hurricanes 07h35 Christchurch
Rebels v Sunwolves 09h45 Melbourne
Jaguares v Sharks 19h40 Estadio Jose Amalfitani
Sat, 26 May 2018
Chiefs v Waratahs 07h35 Hamilton
Reds v Highlanders 09h45 Suncorp Stadium
Bulls v Brumbies 13h05 Loftus Versfeld
Exeter Chiefs v Saracens 14h00 London
Stormers v Lions 15h15 Newlands
Leinster v Scarlets 17h00 Dublin
PREMIERSHIP
MORE LOGS
Team P W D L Pts
Exeter Chiefs 22 17 0 5 85
Saracens 22 16 0 6 77
Wasps 22 14 1 7 71
Newcastle Falcons 22 14 0 8 63
Leicester Tigers 22 13 0 9 63
Bath 22 11 0 11 56
Gloucester 22 11 1 10 56
Sale Sharks 22 10 0 12 54
Northampton Saints 22 8 0 14 43
Harlequins 22 7 0 15 36
Worcester Warriors 22 7 0 15 36
London Irish 22 3 0 19 22