Stu Commins (pictured left), who joined Northampton earlier this year, made his debut for the East Midlands club in a second-team fixture on Monday night – even scoring a try to mark the occasion report his agents at in-site.co.za.
The former WP Under-21 scrumhalf scored his team’s opening try at Welford Road, but was unable to prevent the Wanderers from going down 29-50 to their neighbours, Leicester Tigers.
But Stu impressed on the night and after a mad dash back to South Africa last week – to write some exams – looks set to push for a first-team place at Northampton in the near future, with the 2010/11 Aviva Premiership already underway in England.
The Northampton Wanderers team: 15 Greig Tonks, 14 Paul Diggin, 13 Jamie Elliott, 12 Matt Cornwell, 11 Charlie Sadler, 10 Joe Ford, 9 Stuart Commins, 8 Mark Easter, 7 Ben Nutley, 6 James Ingle, 5 Tom Hicks, 4 Adam Eustace, 3 Euan Murray, 2 Andy Long, 1 Alex Waller.
Replacements: 16 Mike Haywood, 17 Tom Warren, 18 Adam Parkins, 19 Dan Sanderson, 20 Sam Farmer, 21 Ryan Glynn, 22 Glyn Hughes, 23 Alex Day.