Saints lose four promising stars
TRANSFER NEWS: Northampton Saints confirmed that Reuben Bird-Tulloch, Tommy Mathews, Ryan Olowofela and Tui Uru will leave the Club at the end of the season.
The quartet have 19 senior appearances between them in Black, Green and Gold, and all four have caught the eye on loan in the Championship this season with Bedford Blues.
Bird-Tulloch, 22, became Saint #2014 when he made his debut against Sale Sharks in September 2019, and the centre has gone on to make a further three senior appearances – also winning the Club’s annual preseason ‘Blakiston Challenge’ in 2020.
Former England Sevens flyer Olowofela, Saint #2013, made his Club debut in the same fixture as Bird-Tulloch, racking up ten senior appearances in total since. The 23-year-old wing’s only score in Northampton colours came against Harlequins during the 2019/20 campaign.
Mathews (Saint #2018) has made two senior appearances at flyhalf for the men in Black, Green and Gold, as well as being called up for Wales U18s and England U20s during his time at Franklin’s Gardens.
And 23-year-old backrow Uru (Saint #2017) departs with four senior appearances to his name for Saints, three of which came in the Gallagher Premiership during the 2019/20 campaign.
“Reuben, Tommy, Ryan, and Tui have all had a positive influence on our group, both on and off the pitch,” said the Club’s Director of Rugby, Chris Boyd.
“They are talented footballers who have been completely committed during their time at Franklin’s Gardens, so we would like to thank them for all they’ve done here.
“All four are ambitious guys who need more playing time to progress, but for now they remain dedicated to training to help the squad finish this season as strongly as possible.”