Northampton Saints Ben Foden to Leave at Season’s End

by D. Djokic  ·  May 6, 2018

Ben Foden, Northampton Saints’ fullback, will leave the club at the end of the season. Foden played for the club for a decade but decided to part ways with Saints after this season concludes. Foden is only one of the players that will soon leave the club. Northampton Saints will say goodbye to 14 other players as well.

The 23-men line-up that won the Premiership title for Northampton Saint in 2014 will soon look completely different. Only seven players from that line-up will remain in the club, while the rest, including Ben Foden, will part ways with Northampton Saints.

The news about Foden’s departure arrived on May 3rd. Foden dedicated ten years of his life to Northampton Saints. This season, Chester-born rugby player made a significant milestone. The Saints game against Worcester that took place yesterday was Foden’s 250th appearance for the club.

Foden started his rugby career at Sale Sharks in 2004. He stayed with the club for four years, and after that, he joined Northampton Saints. At the international level, Foden started out playing for England’s U16 team. He continued his international play with the country’s U19 and U21 teams. Between 2007 and 2008 Foden played for England A, and in 2009 his career in England’s team finally began. He won his debut cap in February that year. Since then, Foden made 34 appearances for the national squad and scored seven tries.

The 32-year-old plans to start a new chapter in his career. “I have enjoyed some incredible highs at this club over the last ten years, winning trophies both in this country and across Europe,” Foden said in the club’s statement.

The key player of the Saints, the long-time favourites of the UK betting apps, thanked everyone at the club for giving him the greatest time during his 10-year-long career. Ben is not yet sure what his next step would be, but he is excited about future opportunities and challenges. Northampton Saints will surely feel Foden’s absence, as he made quite a contribution to the club’s excellent performance.