Saints new boy completes dream move
Centre James Wilson says he is fulfilling a lifelong dream to play in England after completing a move to Northampton Saints.
Northampton have secured the services of the former Bourgoin, Highlanders and Chiefs player and he will team up with his new squad ahead of the 2012-13 Premiership campaign, which begins on September 1. The 28-year-old New Zealander, who can also play fly-half and full-back, is delighted with the transfer and cannot wait to test himself in England. "Playing in the Premiership has always been a goal of mine and I can't wait to join Northampton Saints," he said. "The history of the club is something that is very special, and the coaches and squad that I am joining are world class. "I cannot wait to get out in front of the incredibly passionate fans that I have witnessed on TV and run out at Franklin's Gardens." Saints director of rugby Jim Mallinder is also pleased with the acquistion of Wilson, and added: "James is an experienced player who has shown his abilities on both sides of the world. "He reads a game well, brings other players around him into the play and has a strong kicking game too."