Northampton Saints wing Jamie Elliott has signed for Championship side Bedford Blues, the town of his birth, after eight years with the Saints.
Elliott, 25, will link up with former Saints teammate Lee Dickson, who made took up a player/coaching role with Bedford at the end of the 2016/17 season.
With 115 first team appearances and 34 tries to his name during his time with Northampton, Elliott has struggled for game time in recent years and will likely enjoy a starting role with the Blues. A wing by trade but able to cover centre, Elliott will be an invaluable asset to Bedford's attack this season.
Blues Director of Rugby Mike Rayer said: "It's great to be able to welcome a player of Jamie's quality to Goldington Road and we're all excited to see him out on the pitch very soon.
"Jamie has been training with us throughout the summer following his release from Northampton Saints and he's thoroughly enjoyed himself. He's fitted straight in with the group of lads that we have, he knows the town and the club really well and he wanted to stay. We're delighted to have him.
"We've been really impressed with Jamie's work ethic and it is clear that he's a talented centre and winger who will add plenty of depth to our squad. With Michael Le Bourgeois heading to Wasps and Ollie Dodge hanging up his boots, Jamie gives us a great option in the centre as well as providing pace out on the wing."
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