Framlingham pupil earns Saints deal

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Aviva Premiership side Northampton Saints have handed a full-time professional contract to Toby Trinder.

The prop represented Framlingham College at every age level and also captained the first team as a Year 12 student.

During that period he has also spent time training with the academy at the Saints, who informed the England youth international that he earned a deal during half-term.

“All at the College are very proud of Toby,” said headmaster Paul Taylor.

“Not only for the exceptional achievement of being awarded a professional contract while at school, but also for the way he has carried himself throughout his time at the college.

“He is a fine role model both on and off the games field, and the contract is just reward for his on-going dedication, determination and willingness to work hard and learn at every stage of his career. We are delighted for him.”

Trinder has spent the previous months on the sidelines with a shoulder injury that he sustained in pre-season training with the Saints last year, but he is due to make the move in the summer.

n Diss Rugby Club will be aiming to get over the disappointment of their Intermediate Cup exit at that hands of Fullerians and get back to winning ways in London Two North East when they host Rochford Hundred tomorrow (3pm).

Saturday’s cup defeat means the Mackenders-based outfit have fallen to successive defeats in the last two weeks. They remain a point behind second-placed Sudbury and nine adrift of leaders Saffron Walden.