War hero and former Saints captain Edgar Mobbs is to be inducted into the World Rugby Hall of Fame.
Colonel Mobbs died on the frontline in World War One, but not before becoming a Saints and England rugby star and mustering his own regiment of sportsmen.
His name is well-known in Northampton but he is to be inducted into the world hall of fame for the sport he graced this weekend at Wembley Stadium.
The ceremony will take place ahead of the All Blacks versus Argentina World Cup match and Col Mobbs will be one of 25 players honoured.
The presentation will be by Bernard Lapasset, President of the World Rugby Federation and will be watched by Col Mobbs’ great-great nephew, Phil Mobbs as well as Phil’s cousin David Mobbs, and his son Alexander.
On the day, 25 people will be inducted into the World Rugby Hall of Fame.
Gwyn Nicholls (Wales)
Basil McLear (Ireland)
John Lewis Williams
Tom Richards (Australia)
Edgar Mobbs (England)
Marcel Communeau (France)
Ronald Poulton-Palmer (England)
William Wavell Wakefield (England)
Hennie Muller (South Africa)
Bill McLaren (Scotland)
Carwyn James (Wales)
Tom Kiernan (Ireland)
Barry John (Wales)
Gerald Davies (Wales)
Mervyn Davies (Wales)
Gordon Brown (Scotland)
Phil Bennett (Wales)
Fergus Slattery (Ireland)
Morne du Plessis (South Africa)
Andy Irvine (Scotland)
Jean-Pierre Rives (France)
Naas Botha (South Africa)
Danie Gerber (South Africa)
Tim Horan (Australia)
Joost van der Westhuizen (South Africa)
COUNCIL LOSES OUT IN BID TO BUY FORMER NORTHAMPTON CLUB AND ‘ENHANCE’ GREYFRIARS DEVELOPMENT OFFER