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Rugby Union

Saints snap up All Black Proctor

11th January 2019, 15:41 by Aidan Perkins

New Zealand centre Matt Proctor believes Northamton Saints "is a great fit" for him after his summer move to the club was confirmed.

The 26-year-old three-quarter will team up again with Saints' head coach Chris Boyd, who worked with Proctor at his current side, Hurricanes, where they won the Super Rugby title in 2016.

Proctor admitted it's always been an ambition of his to test himself in the Northern Hemisphere and is delighted to be joining Northampton later in the year.

"I am excited to have signed for such a prestigious club in Northampton Saints," he said. "For a long time now, I have had the ambition of testing myself in the Northern Hemisphere and for so many reasons Northampton is a great fit for me."

Boyd believes Proctor will demonstrate his abilities as a top-quality player at Franklin's Gardens.

"Matt is exactly the calibre of player that we want to be bringing to Northampton - he's a world-class talent," he added on the Saints website.

"At 26, Matt is entering the peak years of his career and he had the desire for a new challenge on this side of the world. We feel that he can really fill his vast potential here in Northampton."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Aidan Perkins is a senior journalist that specialises in football stories. Aidan, a Liverpool fan, also has a broad knowledge of several other sports.

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