Northampton Saints have announced the signing of Dom Barrow ahead of the 2018/19 season.
It was announced this morning that Barrow had left Leicester with immediate effect and would be linking up with Top14 side La Rochelle as a medical joker.
Northampton have now confirmed they have signed the Yorkshire Academy product ahead of next season. Barrow, 25, has made 60 Premiership appearances to date over the last five years. Most recently, 26 caps for Leicester Tigers and 34 with Newcastle Falcons before that.
The revelation that Barrow will remain in the Premiership next season will be welcome news to the neutral. The former England U20's representative is yet to fill his full potential in the Premiership.
“I’m really relishing a new challenge at Franklin’s Gardens,” said Barrow.
“Chris Boyd’s appointment was key to my decision and it seems to have generated a lot of positive energy at Saints. It’s obvious that there’s a huge focus on putting things right for next year and challenging for honours – I can’t wait to play my part.
“I know just how electric the atmosphere is at Franklin’s Gardens and how passionate the supporters are having played against Saints on several occasions – I hope I can do those supporters proud wearing Black, Green and Gold.”
And Saints’ interim head coach Alan Dickens believes that Barrow will be another superb addition to Saints’ second-row options for next season.
He said: “Dom offers a lot around the park as well as in the lineout, and we’re delighted to welcome him to Franklin’s Gardens.
“Even though he’s only 25, he’s already proven his huge talent at the highest level on a rugby pitch.
“Dom’s got a lot of rugby in him as well as international aspirations, and we’re really looking forward to seeing what he can add to our game next year.”