Again-rower Tom Pearson has grow to be the third former London Irish participant signed by Northampton Saints because the membership’s monetary collapse.
Pearson’s Saints deal comes after he was named in England’s 28-man pre-World Cup coaching squad on Monday.
He stated he would “treasure” his time with Irish, the place he scored 10 tries in 39 video games over two years.
London Irish went into administration final week, having already been suspended from the Premiership.
Pearson, who received London Irish’s younger participant of the 12 months award in his first season, was among the many Exiles’ most in-demand gamers.
He was named the Premiership’s breakthrough participant of the season and the Rugby Gamers’ Affiliation’s (RPA) younger participant of the season after serving to the Exiles to a fifth-placed top-flight end in 2022-23.
“I’ll at all times be extremely grateful to London Irish and treasure my time there,” Pearson stated.
“They gave me a shot two years in the past popping out of college, after I was an unknown and possibly a little bit of a danger.
“It’s tragic to not know the true potential of that crew we had, however I need to thank all of the gamers, employees and the followers for every part they gave me over the past two years and for serving to me create lifelong reminiscences.”
Saints director of rugby Phil Dowson stated Pearson has the physicality and motion to “make important impacts all around the park”.
“Tom is an unbelievable athlete, and is simply going to get higher the longer he’s within the skilled surroundings,” he advised the membership web site.