Prop Kieran Brookes to leave Northampton at end of the season

Northampton have announced that Prop Kieran Brookes is to leave Franklin’s Gardens at the end of the season.

The England-capped front row, who has never featured under Eddie Jones, has made 66 appearances for Saints since his arrival at the club in 2015 from Newcastle Falcons.

“We would like to thank Kieran for all his efforts at Franklin’s Gardens over the last three years and we wish him well,” said interim head coach Alan Dickens.

“He still remains fully focused on giving his best for Saints from now until the end of the season, and helping us finish as strongly as possible in the Aviva Premiership and Anglo-Welsh Cup competitions.

“This starts on Saturday when we host London Irish at Franklin’s Gardens.”

The 27-year-old admitted the decision to leave Franklin’s Gardens was a difficult one.

“This is a decision I have not taken lightly. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my three years here at Northampton,” Brookes said.

“I wish all the players and staff at Franklin’s Gardens all the best for the future, and of course I will be giving the team absolutely everything I can on the pitch for the rest of the season to help Northampton move up the Aviva Premiership table.”

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