Tight Head Prop Karl Garside Joins Saints
Karl Garside has signed for Northampton Saints for 2019-20. Karl (22), 1.88m (6ft2in) 130kg (20st7ib), joined Ampthill for season 2017-18 from Old Albanians making 45 appearances for Ampthill in National 1 scoring 1 try.
Capped for England Counties U20 and Hertfordshire in both 2016, where he toured Russia and in 2017 (Netherlands) . In 2018 he toured with England Counties to Romania.
Karl comments “I’ve really enjoyed my time at Ampthill and am thankful for the opportunity at Northampton which might never have happened otherwise. I’ve gained experience from playing competitively, skills from my team mates and benefited from top class coaching. I look forward to joining former Ampthill team mates James Fish, Samson Ma’asi, Fraser Strachan & Toby Trinder in Saint’s squad.”
Ampthill Director of Rugby Mark Lavery comments “Karl has really grown as a young man in his time with us and we are delighted that he is taking the next step in his career joining Northampton Saints. It demonstrates that our partnership with Saints is working for the benefit of both clubs. ”
Saints Director of Rugby Chris Boyd comments “Karl caught our eye earlier this season while some of our other tight heads were injured and he took his opportunity superbly.”
We thank Karl for his contribution to Ampthill Rugby and wish him all the best as his career develops.