Nafi Tuitavake pens new deal with Northampton Saints

Nafi Tuitavake will remain at Franklin's Gardens for another year
Nafi Tuitavake will remain at Franklin's Gardens for another year
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Tonga international Nafi Tuitavake has penned a new one-year deal with English Premiership club Northampton Saints.

The 29-year-old made his professional rugby debut with Provincial side North Harbour in 2008 and after a brief stint with French club Agen and Super Rugby side Crusaders, he joined Northampton Saints in 2016.

Since his arrival at Franklin's Gardens, Tuitavake has represented Northampton 29 times becoming a regular for them in the last two seasons.

"I’m delighted to be staying at Saints for another year, a decision which was very easy for me to make,” said Tuitavake, who has earned eight international caps for Tonga.

"The support I have received from Saints’ supporters since I have arrived at the club has been very humbling and something I am very grateful for.

"I love pulling on the black, green and gold jersey and running out at the Gardens – when it’s in full voice it’s a special place to play.

"Things are looking very positive for next season and I can’t wait to get back out there again. We have a very talented squad with some truly world-class players, and the prospect of working with new coach Chris Boyd next season is a hugely exciting."

Northampton Saints finished ninth in the 2017/18 season of Aviva Premiership after managing just eight wins from 22 games.

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