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Northampton Saints snap up Wallaby Josh Kemeny

Northampton Saints have today announced the signing of Australian back-row forward Josh Kemeny.

Northampton Saints have today announced the signing of Australian back-row forward Josh Kemeny.

Kemeny’s joins the club from Super Rugby outfit Melbourne Rebels, and will arrive at Franklins Garden’s ahead of the 2024/2025 season.

The back-rower made his test debut last summer against Argentina, and added also represented Australia in the World Cup.

Commenting on the move, Kemeny said: “The success that Northampton Saints have had in developing their players was definitely what made this move to England so appealing for me at this stage of my career,” he said.

“Also, the Club is really trending in the right direction, putting in some fantastic performances in the Premiership and in Europe. Ultimately I want to be part of a team which is successful, and play my part in helping that success, and I believe Northampton is the place to do it.

“The conversations I have had with Saints’ coaches and people associated with the Club have been incredibly positive and really shown that it is a top-class operation – when you hear such good things about the town, the supporters, the group of players and so on, it really paints a great picture of Northampton.”

Northampton Saints Director of Rugby, Phil Dowson, heaped praise on his latest recruit: “From watching Josh play, the thing that impressed us the most was his athleticism. He’s powerful, big and fast, he’s a solid lineout option, and crucially we can see a huge potential for growth in his game.

“Those are all traits that are obviously very helpful in rugby, but he’s also got the desire to get stuck in – his work rate is clear to see.