Saints fly-half Olver switches to Worcester

Fly-half Sam Olver has become the latest Saints player to sign for Worcester Warriors.

Friday, 5th May 2017, 12:30 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:51 pm
Sam Olver is moving to Worcester this summer (picture: Sharon Lucey)

Olver follows in the footsteps of the likes of GJ van Velze, Phil Dowson and, most recently, Ethan Waller in switching to Sixways.

The 22-year-old steered the Wanderers to Aviva A League glory on Monday afternoon, kicking 16 points in an accomplished display against Gloucester at Franklin’s Gardens.

He has been named on the bench for Saturday’s Aviva Premiership final-day fixture against Harlequins, but will be leaving Saints at the conclusion of the campaign.

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Olver, an Academy graduate, who is the son of former Saints hooker John Olver, has made 13 first-team appearances for Northampton, scoring 57 points in the process.

But he has been unable to claim a regular spot in the squad and with Saints likely to look to promote James Grayson as the third fly-half next season, Olver has moved on.

“I’m really looking forward to joining an exciting club with a big future,” Olver said.

“It’s a great opportunity for me to work with a quality coaching set-up and play with a young, growing team.

“I really believe the squad is heading in the right direction and I just can’t wait to get started.”