Tarek Haffar commits future to Northampton Saints

Tarek Haffar joined Northampton Saints in June last year
Tarek Haffar joined Northampton Saints in June last year
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Northampton Saints have announced that prop Tarek Haffar has committed his future with the Gallagher Premiership club.

Haffar made his professional rugby debut with London Irish against Harlequins in September 2022 and switched to Northampton Saints in June 2023 when the Exiles entered into administration.

His debut for the Saints came in the Investec Champions Cup victory away at Glasgow Warriors last December and has made overall six appearances for them. He also had represented England Under 20 side in the past.

“I’m really pleased to be signing on for more at Saints,” he told the club's official website. “The environment here at the Club is very different to anything else I have experienced before.

“Everybody here in Northampton is challenging for a spot in the team at the weekend; no-one is playing because of who they are or what they have done in the past, you have to work hard and constantly improve for the starting spot, which I love.

“There’s a wealth of experience at Saints. It’s been great to learn off the likes of Alex and Ethan Waller, who have both played so many games for the Club, while Manny Iyogun is just a year above me and has given me some great advice around making the step up from junior to senior rugby".

Northampton Saints are currently at the top of the Gallagher Premiership table with nine wins from 12 matches.