Northampton Saints have announced that England flanker Lewis Ludlam will be leaving the Gallagher Premiership club at the end of the 2023/24 season.
Ludlam is a product of the Saints Academy and went on to make his senior debut with the club during the Anglo-Welsh Cup against Newcastle Falcons in 2016. He has gone on to make 121 appearances for the club scoring 80 points.
The 28-year-old was first named a co-captain alongside Alex Waller in November 2020, before being handed the responsibility on his own in 2021/22 and has represented Coventry, Moseley and Rotherham Titans on loan.
He made his England debut in 2019 and has 25 Test caps to his name including six appearances in the recently concluded Rugby World Cup campaign in France last year.
“Ever since I started playing rugby as an eight-year-old, I dreamt of being a Saint,” he told the club's official website.
“While the journey hasn’t always been smooth sailing, our supporters have made every moment special for me – both the good and the bad.
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“I feel extremely fortunate to have played with some great players and even better blokes, to have been coached day in, day out by some of the best coaches in the game, and looked after physically by people who truly care in the Strength and Conditioning and Medical departments.
“This has been an extremely tough decision for me. I believe I've given everything physically and emotionally to this Club – and will continue to do so – and I hope our fans have seen how much it has meant to me to represent Northampton in the way I play the game.”