Charlie Savala joins Northampton Saints on loan deal

23-year-old has not played for capital outfit yet this season and is behind Ben Healy and Cammy Scott in No 10 pecking order

Edinburgh's Charlie Savala has joined Northampton Saints on a short-term loan deal. Image © Craig Watson - www.craigwatson.co.uk
Edinburgh's Charlie Savala has joined Northampton Saints on a short-term loan deal. Image © Craig Watson - www.craigwatson.co.uk

EDINBURGH playmaker Charlie Savala has joined Northampton Saints on a short-term loan deal with immediate effect.

The 23-year-old has made 30 appearances for the capital club to date, including 19 last season, but is yet to feature for the capital outfit under new ‘senior’ coach Sean Everitt so far this season. Last weekend he played for Heriot’s at super Series level.

“The Scottish-qualified stand-off recently signed a three-year deal with Edinburgh Rugby, with the loan move giving Savala further playing opportunities with Ben Healy and Cammy Scott competing for the number 10 jersey and Tim Swiel still at the club,” said a club statement.

Everitt said: “This is an exciting opportunity for Charlie. It’s a brilliant chance to gain minutes in a competitive league and at a club that plays an attacking brand of rugby that suits his skillset. The English Premiership is a tough league, and playing there will help develop him as a rugby player and as a person.”


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3 Comments

  1. I wonder if this is prompted by budgetary issues following our Lord and Master GT (when is his post World Cup appraisal taking place ?)decreeing that Price should join Edinburgh. Given GT’s past Glasgow-centric selection leanings, will this help or hinder Price’s International squad selection chances ?
    I suspect that recent moves/changes will leave “up and coming” future prospects in the Edinburgh squad becoming more disillusioned than ever, not to mention the Edinburgh and Glasgow head coaches, who must be questioning their autonomy.

    Given the SRU deficit, why not economize and make Townsend or Dodson head coach of the International and two professional teams ?

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