Tom Kessell to leave Northampton

Tom Kessell moved to Northampton in 2015

Northampton Saints scrum-half Tom Kessell is to leave after three seasons at Franklin's Gardens.

Kessell spent the end of last term on loan at National One Champions Coventry and overall, he made 22 apperances for the Saints.

The 28 year-old moved to Northampton from Cornish Pirates and also had a spell with Bristol in the Championship.

"It's been a privilege to wear the black, green and gold," he said.

"Being able to play with this group of guys and make the memories I have has been incredible. I will always look back on my time here fondly."