'One spot left to fill' as Saints' squad for next season nears completion

Chris Boyd says there is just one more spot left to fill as he finalises his Saints squad for next season.

By Tom Vickers
Friday, 14th May 2021, 7:00 am
Chris Boyd
Chris Boyd

That position may be filled by a contract renewal or an external signing.

Saints this week moved to further bolster their squad by bringing in highly-rated South African No.8 Juarno Augustus.

Augustus will join another new recruit, Karl Wilkins who is set to arrive from Béziers, in the Saints back row next season.

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And when asked whether he expects to make any other new signings, Boyd said: "We've got one spot left. We'll either fill that internally or not.

"What we've got is pretty close to what we've got.

"We've got the potential to puff out one more spot if we wanted to but we're getting pretty close to being happy with what our crew is going to look like.

"We just need some of our young fellas we've put a lot of faith in to keep developing and if we get a lot of mileage out of our recruitment and everyone else grows, we're heading in the right direction.

"There's certainly a lot of promise there and whether that promise come to fruition will be interesting to see.

"We're certainly pretty comfortable with what we've got from a potential point of view."