Three youngsters promoted to Saints senior squad

Saints head coach Keiron Cunningham
Saints head coach Keiron Cunningham

Saints ability to nurture young talent is reflected by the inclusion of several players in the country's youth and academy squads for the 2016 season.

Matty Ashcroft, Paul Nash and Sean Croston have been named in the youth set-up while Kevin Brown,Matthew Lees, Brad Pinder, Josh Eaves and Robert Fairclough are in the Academy set up.

All those players in the England Academy set up were members of Saints' tour party to Australian late last year.