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.”